School News

FAILURE: A Love Story
Shannon Podzimek

By the end of 1928, all three Fail sisters will be dead - expiring in reverse order, youngest to oldest, from blunt object to the head, disappearance, and finally, consumption. Tuneful songs and a whimsical chorus follow the story of Nelly, Jenny June, and Gerty as they live out their lives above the family clock repair shop near the Chicago River, before their time unexpectedly runs out. We are excited to welcome back our CG Drama audience for this magical, musical fable where, in the end, the power of love is far greater than any individual's successes or failures.

Tickets on sale October 11

Performances October 21-23 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets $8 (Activity Passes Accepted)


Girls Tennis Hosts Food Drive
Shannon Podzimek

The Cary-Grove and Prairie Ridge girls tennis teams hosted a food drive on their match day to benefit local food pantries. The teams collected a generous amount of food donations in addition to a monetary donation of $250 which was donated to the Cary-Grove Food Pantry.

“It definitely was a successful first year campaign— especially for a smaller sports program—and we are excited to have a chance to be more impressive in years to come,” Amanda Schuetzle, girls tennis coach.

Students Participate in September 11th Ceremony
Shannon Podzimek

Eight students representing District 155’s four high schools participated in the American Legion’s ‘A Day to Remember’ ceremony on September 11 at Union Cemetery in Crystal Lake.

The day marked the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks. The Crystal Lake Fire Department and Police Department along with Crystal Lake Mayor Haig Haleblian participated in the program and it included a keynote speech from Lt. Col. US Army (Ret.) Ryan Yantis. Lt. Col. Yantis is a Crystal Lake resident and a decorated 9/11 Pentagon survivor who was in the Pentagon when the plane struck.

American Legion Post 171 displayed American flags to represent those who lost their lives on September 11 and in the days following. 

The following students carried their school flags to show support in remembrance of the victims.

Nolan Sharkey & Andrew Mohr, Cary-Grove High School
Noah Quinones & Connor Lezama, Crystal Lake Central High School
Laci Plote & Zayden Beasley, Crystal Lake South High School
Gracie Willis & Anna Siegwald, Prairie Ridge High School

D155 Completes Phase 2 of Air Conditioning at CG
Shannon Podzimek

Phase two of a three phase project to install air conditioning at Cary-Grove High School was completed during the summer of 2021. Construction began in the summer of 2019 with phase one and will be complete next summer with the final phase.

A total of 29 classrooms in C-Hall and D-Hall are now air conditioned. Classrooms in C-Hall received new unit vents and new unit flooring. Phase two also included the installation of a new mechanical room, new electrical service, and a new chiller in preparation for the final phase next summer.

District 155 is committed to constantly making improvements to its facilities to better the learning experiences of our students and staff.

Cary-Grove Class of 2021 Earns Nearly $3 Million in Scholarships
Shannon Podzimek

From the Cary-Grove class of 2021, 87 percent of graduates are continuing their education at four-year universities, two-year universities, technical/vocational schools, or trade and apprenticeship programs. This year’s CG graduating class includes 347 graduates who earned $2,958,190 in scholarships.

The class of 2021 will be studying in 29 states. The most popular college destinations for these students are McHenry County College, Illinois State University, Harper College, Iowa State University, and the University of Iowa. 

Graduates are pursuing various fields. Thirty-one percent of students will study careers in the science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) field, 14 percent will study advertising, arts, communications, marketing, or public relations, and finally, 10 percent of students will study business.

Twelve Cary-Grove students are serving in the Armed Forces after graduation. Four students will serve in the Marines, one will serve in the Air Force, three in the Navy, one in the Army, one in the Reserves, and two students will serve in the National Guard.