The Pacer

Producing producers

Sam Svoboda, Editor-in-Chief

January 9, 2017

District 214 is yet again expanding its career pathway program, building a full-fledged production studio in Forest View to create a program called D214 Studio. The program, which will officially begin next semester, mirrors past career pathway courses in that it’s a hands-on experience, but it is ...

Auto Club gives students hands-on opportunities

Grace Dollia, Features Editor

October 28, 2016

After two years of not being able to participate, Rolling Meadows High School’s Auto Club will be participating in the Hot Rodders of Tomorrow engine challenge. Although the actual competition does not take place until the end of February, the club will begin practicing in December and is currently wo...

Homecoming changes

Anna Czulno, Online Editor-in-Chief

September 27, 2016

Big changes are coming to this year’s homecoming festivities. Fireworks, activities with inflatable games, a movie night, and other activities are just a few of the upcoming events coming to this year’s homecoming celebrations. With collaboration from both the Rolling Meadows Booster club an...

RMHS completes 16 career pathways with Educator Prep courses

Sam Svoboda, Editor-in-chief

September 21, 2016

RMHS now teaches teaching. This year, District 214 has added a suite of Educator Prep courses that offers students a comprehensive, hands-on curriculum to learn how to create lessons and instruct younger students. The courses seek to prepare students for a career even before they go to college and a...

Rumor has it

Laura Dacy, Editor-in-chief

September 21, 2016

With the start of the school year comes the sound of alarm clocks ringing and students dragging themselves out of bed in order to make it to school by 7:25 a.m. However, next year, students will be able to enjoy those precious moments of sleep a little longer. Starting in the 2017-2018 school year, D...

Coming home: Geometry in Construction students build house for disabled veteran

Brendan O'Brien / Alyssa Tornabene, Editor-in-Chief / Associate Editor-in-Chief

April 28, 2016

Every year, thousands of veterans return home from serving our country, facing severe physical and psychological challenges. This often makes difficult to integrate back into everyday life. According to the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans, it is estimated that on any given night in the Unite...

Future planning: District provides opportunities to earn college credit

Molly Manley, Features Editor

February 11, 2016

Starting next year, District 214 will be partnering with National Louis University to offer classes in business and education for college credit. These classes will share some similarities to classes offered through a partnership between District 214 and Harper College. However, the National Louis Uni...

Keeping it fresh

Keeping it fresh

Pooja Patil, Public Relations Director

February 11, 2016

In today’s day and age, the health and nutrition of the country’s youth are a growing concern. The District Cafeteria Management is now taking a step toward addressing this concern. On Tuesday, Jan. 26, the “Fresh Fit” menu was introduced across District 214. This new menu includes 10 healthier...

District 211 transgender policy sparks widespread controversy

Alyssa Tornabene, Assoc. Editor-in-Chief

January 19, 2016

In the past month, Township High School District 211, the largest high school district in the state, has slid under the microscope and gained national attention when it voted to give a transgender student partial access to the girls locker room. Earlier this year, the student, who identifies as fema...

No lights, camera or action

Ellen Krebs, Copy Editor

January 7, 2016

Last year, Rolling Meadows High School confirmed plans to begin construction on a black box theater as part of a districtwide set of construction projects [in addition to the main theater]. The primary purpose of the black box theater is to host a variety of fine arts events, from chorus to jazz concerts....

Police start Heroin Amnesty Program

Alyssa Tornabene, Associate Editor-in-Chief

November 19, 2015

Heroin overdose is the leading cause of accidental deaths in the United States. In order to address this problem, the Rolling Meadows Police Department (RMPD) has taken steps to combat addiction throughout the community. On Oct. 1, the RMPD instituted a program allowing citizens of the Rolling Mead...

Breaking the silence

Breaking the silence

Molly Manley, Features Editor

November 13, 2015

One in four girls and one in six boys will be sexually abused by the time they turn eighteen, but only one in 10 sexually abused children say something. On October 29, Erin Merryn came to Rolling Meadows High School to speak on sexual abuse and her law, Erin’s Law. Erin’s Law was created in 2011...

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