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Alex Mielcarz, Managing Editor

Alex Mielcarz, Managing Editor
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This is my second year as a part of 42Fifty. I am the play by play announcer for underclassmen sports here at OHS, and the color commentator for the varsity football and both varsity basketball teams. I am also an announcer for the NFHS Network.

SD308 announces plans for modified graduation ceremony

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The graduation process will occur over the span of three days, taking place on June 16, 17, and 18. Each graduate will be given a specific time between 8 am and 5 pm, where they will arrive at their high school and will hold no more than 10 students at a time.

Prom‌ ‌and‌ ‌graduation‌ ‌rescheduled‌ ‌for‌ ‌June‌ ‌20‌ ‌and‌ ‌27‌ ‌

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Both prom and graduation had to be postponed after the Illinois Stay at Home Order was extended to April 30. This also follows an email from Oswego High School principal Mr. Mike Wayne on April 3 in which he promised to reschedule events that help to define a senior year.

All school activities canceled through April 30; Wayne provides update on remote learning

The exterior of Oswego High School

These emails come after Governor JB Pritzker extended the Stay at Home order on March 31 through the end of April. As a result, all school buildings will have to remain closed until April 30. Many events, including spring sports and prom were slated to take place over the next month, but the closure of schools has forced their cancelations.

SD308 moves to E-Learning through March 20

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In a precautionary measure against COVID-19, an email sent to both students and parents Friday afternoon stated that Oswego School District 308 students will not be in attendance March 16-20. Spring break will still be observed March 23-27.

Ignite 308 canceled, day to be used to prepare outside schoolwork in event of closures

The exterior of Oswego High School

In an email that went out to Oswego School District 308 staff members this afternoon, it was announced that Ignite 308, a professional development day for staff members across the district held at Oswego High School on Tuesday, March 17, has been canceled, and that the day will be used by teachers to develop activities for students that could be done in the event of school closures as a result of COVID-19 concerns. 

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