Thursday, November 8, 2012
However, students at Prairie Ridge and Crystal Lake Central high schools backed Republican candidate Mitt Romney.
Candidate Students in Bill Altmann's three Current Issues classes at Crystal Lake South High School had recently participated in an an extensive election studies unit. So when Altmann on Monday handed out an assignment asking students to predict the winner of the 2012 Presidential election, they passed the test. "About 75 percent of the seniors in these three classes picked Obama to win," Altmann said. Altmann and fellow social science teacher Anne Santucci, working with South's student council and National Honor Society, also held a mock election Tuesday open to the entire student body. With voting booths set up in the school cafeteria, students were free to stop by and voice a choice. By day's end, South High reported an impressive 36-…
Friday, September 21, 2012
Gators hold pep rally, homecoming parade, football games and dance in honor of Homecoming weekend.
Crystal Lake South High School is the first of the District 155 schools to hold its homecoming festivities. The Gators will celebrate homecoming today and tomorrow, Friday and Saturday, Sept. 21 and 22. The theme of this year's event is "Super Heroes." Crystal Lake South will hold a student pep assembly Friday afternoon at the school, followed by the annual parade. The parade is scheduled to start at 3:40 p.m. Parade participants will line up near Woodscreek Park, corner of Ackman and Golf Course roads. The parade route will travel north on Golf Course Road and then east toward the high school. At 5 p.m. the Gators sophomore football team will take on the McHenry High School Warriors, followed by the varsity match up at 7:15 p.m. at Ken…
Sunday, September 2, 2012
It was standing-room only Friday night as the CLS Gators welcomed cross-town rivals, the CL Tigers to their field.
The weather was warm, the moon was full (although partly hidden behind the clouds), and the stands were packed with fans eager for a good Friday night football game. The evening began with the sophomore squads from Crystal Lake South and Crystal Lake Central competing. The match was somewhat close, but the South Gators won by a score of 14-7. Then, the big boys took to the Ken Bruhn Field. Both teams had hundreds of fans, many painted green or orange from head to toe. Some onlookers were armed with horns, and others made noise the old-fashioned way- screaming and cheering. The Crystal Lake South marching band, color guard and poms gave a great performance, even playing the Tigers school song in a good-will gesture to their cross-town …
Saturday, August 25, 2012
Vaughn Squires, 16, a junior at Crystal Lake South, dons a green Morphsuit to show his school spirit. He vows to wear it to every football game this season.
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Saturday, August 25, 2012
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Students and teachers organized and carried out 72 separate service learning projects during the 2011-2012 school year.
Crystal Lake South High School students were very busy this past year, not just with their studies, but also working on their required Service Learning project. For the past three years, South administrators, teachers and students have been testing out the Service Learning program, which was designed to make connections between what the students are learning in class and the real world, South Principal Marsha Potthoff said. "This is the year when we have to review the program, and we determined we're going to keep it," Potthoff said. "The teachers felt the program was now embedded in the curriculum...the vast majority felt it was helping their students, they felt they were making a connection to their students, and felt the students were …
Sunday, June 3, 2012
CLS A Capella Choir sings "I'll Be There" at May 26, 2012 graduation.
Sunday, June 3, 2012
Choir sings during graduation ceremony at Crystal Lake South High School.
Sunday, May 27, 2012
Graduation ceremony marks a year of adversity and courage for some students.
When Nick Mazzolini was diagnosed with lymphoma in November, he set a goal to undergo treatments and attempt to recover in time to attend his high school graduation. Mazzolini, 17, of Lake in the Hills, was in his senior year at Crystal Lake South High School. Since his diagnosis, he lost many opportunities to hang out with friends. He couldn’t snowboard either last winter with his best friend, Jacob Thiel, also a South senior. And Mazzolini missed several school days while being treated with chemotherapy and radiation because his blood counts were too low and leaving his house would risk infection. But when the Gator Class of 2012 donned their caps and gowns on Saturday and marched into the Crystal Lake South gymnasium, Mazzolini was …
Friday, May 4, 2012
Calling all prom-goers from Crystal Lake South, Central and Prairie Ridge high schools: Share your prom photos on Patch under your school's photo gallery.
It's a big prom weekend for area schools. Crystal Lake South and Prairie Ridge students will start the weekend off with their proms on Friday and Central students will shimmy and shake the night away on Saturday. And no doubt, those cameras will be flashing. We want to give you the chance to show off your awesome dresses (and tuxes) here on Patch. We've included links below to allow you to submit pictures under your school's prom photo gallery. Let's see which school can post the most photos in the coming days. And if we get enough photos, we will feature some of the pictures in a photo gallery on the Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Patch site next week. Have a memorable prom weekend everyone! Prairie Ridge High School Prom Photo Gallery: …
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Talented defensive end to play for the Cardinals in Naperville.
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Josh Beveridge, senior defensive end at Crystal Lake South, has accepted an offer to play football for the Cardinals of North Central College in Naperville. Beveridge is a Fox Valley First-Team All-Area Northwest Herald recipient, a Fox Valley First-Team All-Area Daily Herald recipient, as well as a All-Fox Valley Conference Valley Division Team recipient. He led the defense in both sacks (9.5) and tackles for loss (14.5), and was third in total tackles (29 solo, 24 assists). South’s stingy defense gave up 150 yards and 9.8 points per game in 2011, making it to the IHSA Class 7A Quaterfinals. South has won at least a share of the FVC Valley Division Conference Title two years in a row, posting a 21-3 record during that stretch and …
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Former AD and football coach was arrested in 2010 on 10 counts of felony theft and three counts of felony computer fraud.
The former Crystal Lake South High School Athletic Director pleaded guilty Wednesday to a felony theft charge for misappropriating public funds. James Stuglis, who served as South’s football head coach, was sentenced to 30 days in jail, which he will serve periodically starting June 24, according to the Northwest Herald. Stuglis will pay $5,791 to Community High School District 155, perform 100 hours of community service and complete two years of probation as part of an agreement with prosecutors. Stuglis, 41, was arrested Oct. 14, 2010, on 10 counts of felony theft and three counts of felony computer fraud. He was released on $40,000 bond—a bond that was modified on Feb. 16 at the request of his attorneys to allow him to travel to …