10 Things You Need to Know for Monday, April 24


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NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson set an American record for time in space.

  1. Grease Wrapup

ACHS’s spring musical ended with a bang this weekend. The popular 50’s production of “Grease!” brought large audiences and several sold-out performances. Now that the musical has ended, those involved in the theatre department throughout the school year are looking forward to the year end Teddy’s award night.


  1. District 117 Band Festival

Similar to the district choir and orchestra festivals that took place within the last month, this week’s fine arts concert ties in the high school, junior high and elementary bands in the area. Feeder schools connected to District 117 will combine in all levels and play music together in this annual performance on Tuesday, April 25 at ACHS.


  1. Buffalo Wild Wings Challenge

The final round of the $3,000 Buffalo Wild Wings Challenge is to take place on April 27th at the Round Lake Beach restaurant location. Students interested in competing in the competition must print off the coupon Here and give it to their server on the night of the challenge.


  1. Student Council Officer Meetings

Current Freshman, Sophomores or Juniors who are interested in running for an officer position in Student Council for the 2017-2018 school year must attend designated informational meetings. Date and times for these sessions are found in the daily announcements.


  1. Final Prom Ticket Sales

Final sales for prom tickets are to take place this week on Monday morning rom 7:30 to 8:45, Tuesday afternoon from 2:55 to 4:00 and Wednesday afternoon from 2:55 to 4:00. Students need to have a completed ticket application form along with $100 dollars to purchase a ticket.


  1. Wear-Out-Wednesday

This week’s Wear Out Wednesday theme is “VS Day”. Pick a side by choosing either black or white


  1. March for Science

Public demonstrations have been frequent in the past year, especially in the midst of the previous campaign season and presidential election. One of the most strongly used tactics has been the formation of marches in large cities including Washington D.C., New York, Chicago and Los Angeles. Saturday, April 22 brought nationwide awareness to science and its placement in the world through a march hosted in large cities along with special speakers and science-related expositions, all of which were open to the public.


  1. America’s New Space Record

Early Monday morning, NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson set the official US record for most cumulative days in space, surpassing astronaut Jeff Williams’ record of 534 days, according to NASA. President Donald Trump and others congratulated Whitson on her record-breaking stay aboard the International Space Station.


  1. Flood Threats in Carolinas

Millions brace themselves as thunderstorms and flash flooding invade the Carolinas and Mid-Atlantic states. Residents are expecting six to ten inches of rain as the storm moves northeast and continue to remain under high weather alerts.


10. First Round of French Elections Yields Close Race

The presidential debate is opening up in France as their last two candidates, Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron, go head to head in the last days of campaigning before the election. Macron, a leftist and pro-European runner, received 24.01% of votes in the poles. Le Pen, a right-winged party member an anti-European Union runner, came slightly below him with 21.30% of votes. The final run-off election vote will take place on May 7, and will determine in which direction the nation will uphold their political standards.