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-…
Sunday, October 7, 2012
Celebration includes pep rally, block party, student dance and homecoming parade.
Prairie Ridge High School has been celebrating homecoming all week. The theme for this year's homecoming festivities is "Under the Sea," according to the website for the school, located at 6000 Dvorak Dr., Crystal Lake. The Wolves have packed in several homecoming events today, Friday, Oct. 5. Students will have a school-wide pep rally in the afternoon, followed by the homecoming parade at 4 p.m. Parade Route: the parade will start at the back of the school, travel east on Pleasant Hill. It will enter the Squaw Creek subdivision and loop back to Pleasant Hill, leading back to the school. A block party is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. after the parade on the school grounds. The 2012 coronation of the homecoming king and queen will be announced…
Sunday, May 27, 2012
Weather conditions forced ceremonies indoors, but that didn't dampen spirits of the 421 Prairie Ridge seniors graduating on Saturday.
Prairie Ridge High School bid farewell to the Class of 2012. Administrators, teachers, parents and relatives on Saturday morning packed the Prairie Wolves' gymnasium. Additional spectators watched from overflow seating in the school's auditorium, where the ceremony was broadcast on an overhead screen. "Like" Crystal Lake Patch on Facebook The high school, 600 Dvorak Dr. in Crystal Lake, recognized its 421 seniors. Among them, 49 students graduated with honors. Valedictorian Katarzyna Robak and salutatorian Colleen Miller addressed their classmates during the ceremony. After Prairie Ridge Principal Paul Humpa formally presented the class to the audience, members of Community High School District 155 Board distributed the diplomas to the …
Saturday, May 26, 2012
Seniors Katarzyna Robak and Colleen Miller are top of their class.
Saturday, May 26, 2012
Prairie Ridge High School has announced its valedictorian and salutatorian for the Class of 2012. Of 421 seniors graduating, Katarzyna Robak has earned the school’s top honor of valedictorian. Robak plans to attend Dartmouth College in the fall, according to Jeff Puma, director of communications for Community High School District 155. Colleen Miller earned salutatorian honors. Miller will attend the University of Michigan. Prairie Ridge High School, 6000 Dvorak Dr. in Crystal Lake, is one of four high schools serving District 155. In all, District 155 will graduate 1,715 seniors on Saturday, May 26, Puma said. Graduation ceremonies for Prairie Ridge and Crystal Lake Central high schools are scheduled for 10 a.m. Crystal Lake South and …
Saturday, February 18, 2012
Stevenson, Prairie Ridge, Fremd, Lake Forest round out top five.
Dates: Feb. 16, 17 The Final Score: 1. Carmel 151.175; 2. Stevenson 149.175; 3. Prairie Ridge 148.175; 4. Fremd 146.65; 5. Lake Forest 144.50; 6. Lyons 144.475; 7. Glenbard North 143.55; 8. New Trier 141.775 Top Performer: DeKalb’s Alyssa Lopez scored a 38.45 to edge Carmel’s Kristin Mirski, who finished with a 38.40, and win the state all-around title. Other Notable Performances: Carmel’s Sarah Cohen-Smith captured the vault with a 9.875; Glenbard North’s Amanda Quinn and Lyons’ Kelsy Kurfirst tied for first on the uneven parallel bars with a 9.60; Carmel’s Laura Feely won the balance beam with a 9.575, and Lopez and Mirski tied for first in floor exercise with a 9.7. The Bottom Line: Carmel collected its third consecutive state title. …
Saturday, November 26, 2011
Prairie Ridge beats Peoria Richwoods 35-14 in the 6A state finals as junior running back Jordan Getzelman scores two touchdowns.
CHAMPAIGN—After two years of losing in the state semifinals, the Prairie Ridge football team finally got to the 6A state finals and made school history Saturday. The Wolves (13-1) won their first state championship with a 35-14 victory over Peoria Richwoods (10-4). Players and fans were building up anticipation after senior cornerback John Borst intercepted the ball with less than a minute remaining. As time expired, everyone jumped and cheered amid many joyful tears. “I’m proud of how our guys handled the entire season,” Prairie Ridge coach Chris Schremp said. “That game you saw tonight is what we’ve been going through the last few weeks — good, hard-nosed football. Our defense came out and played a great game, especially with tackling.” …
Friday, September 16, 2011
Central gets top running back in the lineup.
Crystal Lake Central - Crystal Lake Patch Featured Game, look for our extensive photo gallery Monday morning! The Tigers (2-1) are coming off a 20-6 win over Woodstock but now take on the other Woodstock team, Woodstock North, who's 2-1 on the season. After an ejection in Week 2, which caused a suspension for Week 3, Central gets top running back Gage Harrah back in the lineup. The Tigers only loss on the season came against the undefeated Gators of Crystal Lake South. 7:15 p.m. Friday at Crystal Lake Central Crystal Lake South South (3-0) will host Huntley (0-3), who's bad luck has come by way of their schedule. The Red Raiders have played a slate that has seen their opponents take on only one loss in the first three weeks combined. Their…
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Prairie Ridge held their graduation ceremony Saturday.
Friday, May 27, 2011
Prairie Ridge baseball team uses big second inning to top McHenry.
Prairie Ridge may be hitting their stride at the right time. The Wolves beat top-seeded McHenry 10-8 in the IHSA Class 4A McHenry Regional held at Petersen Park after exploding for eight runs in the second inning. Prairie Ridge (14-20) will now take on Crystal Lake South or Cary-Grove in the championship game at 3 p.m. Saturday.
Monday, May 9, 2011
Prairie Ridge celebrated their prom Friday night.