Patriot Middle School Conference Championship

IMG_6990The week of October 15 the seventh grade girls basketball team competed in the Patriot Middle School Conference Championship where they demonstrated the pinnacle of sportsmanship by being respectful, responsible, and positive. The girls A team came in first beating two teams that they lost to earlier in the season. The girls B team battled through to the championship game where they took home the silver medal.

Custodian Appreciation Day

By:Yusuf, Vishal, Autumn, Dhruv


You probably know the custodians by now and all that they’ve done for our school. The two of many custodians names are Eddy and Brett. You might be thinking, what do the custodians even do in this school? When we talked with Brett, we first asked Brett what he enjoyed most about being a custodian. He said “I’ve always got something to do, there’s always work, the day goes by fast”. When Eddy was questioned of what he disliked liked the most about being a custodian, he exclaimed, “I prefer not to clean up vomit and coffee. Sometimes the bathrooms get messy, and we have to clean them up.” Finally, they have been fixing lockers from the beginning of school till now, which probably feels like ages for them. Their arms ache in pain everyday, but they are so strong to deal with it. Together they believe it is hard work, but Eddy and Brett said they would do anything to help our precious school.

If you ever see one of Daniel Wright’s custodians in the hallway, you should say “hi!”, smile, or complement them. The next time you see a piece of paper on the floor, pick it up and think/know that the custodians work hard every day to clean up our school so we can have a good learning experience.These are just two of the amazing custodians in our school, so you can ask them questions yourself.  As you can see we have lots to appreciate for our custodians. They also appreciate us and our jobs too. So please, next time you go to an academic class and leave a paper behind, remember that, the custodians have to clean it up, and they stay late everyday just to clean up the whole entire school and its parts like the gym, CAPE hallways, 6th grade hallway, and many more parts. We should acknowledge and give credit to what our custodians do. Happy Custodian Day everyone, and stay clean Daniel Wright.


Free food is good

by Ashlyn, Mia, and Ruina

6th grade

Hey, 6th graders! Do you have friends who go to FCS? Or maybe you have been there already. That would mean you have met Mrs.Kodros, which is great. If you have not been to FCS and do not know who Mrs.Kodros is, that is ok too. So, to give you a quick introduction, Mrs.Kodros is the FCS teacher for Daniel Wright.

So first, we will start with sewing. You will be making animal earbud cases. If you have a pair of headphones and can not find a place to put them, you will be looking forward to this one.

Mrs.Kodros does not only teach sewing in FCS. She teaches cooking too. (The edible kind.) You will be making a dish that you probably know. Mac and Cheese. You can skip lunch after you eat this one. (Try not to do that. It will not please your stomach…) The next one sounds good and tasty. Berry apple crumble! If you are up for dessert, you would like this one.


(The berry apple crumble)

7th grade

7th grade half way through Daniel Wright’s dynasty? Perfect time for learning, sewing skills, and cooking! The theme for 7th grade this year is soups! Pasta seems good. Minestrone is a great soup if you have a italian taste! If like you like exotic food broccoli cheddar soup, and coconut carrot soup is just for you! Chili Roasted Red Pepper soup is the best ever! If you would like a side for grilled cheese tomato soup is the perfect match.  

7th grade sewing is making some really cool things too! This year 7th grade is making aprons. The cool part of it is that you can use it for baking and not get your clothes dirty! 7th grade is a exciting year!

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Tomato soup

8th Grade

Do you like sewing? Cooking? Well, 8th graders, I am here to tell you the new food projects you are going to do! I interviewed the lovely Mrs.Kodros. I want to start off with the food(the best part). Anyways, you will be making side dishes from all around the world. If you are Greek, you will be excited about this one. You will making Spanakopita (Spinach Pie). Yumm. If you like something crunchy then you will love the next one. Thai Spring Rolls. Have you eaten them before, you will know that they are so delicious. Creamy Mash Caesar Salad! Do you know where that is from? Have you ever tried Chorizo Baked Chickpeas? It sounds really, really good.

Do you ever go sleep and not like what you are wearing? Well in sewing, you can make your own PJ pants. You will be able to fulfill the dream of having fashionable and comfy pants for sleep. I can’t wait for the projects! What about you?


Chorizo Baked Chickpeas

Student Council

By: Autumn, Yusuf, Dhruv, and Vishal


  The Student council is a great club to meet other friendly kids in our school! The teacher in charge of this club is Ms. Buffa. Our interview with her was all about the interesting and fun activities that YOU can do if you join. As Ms. Buffa stated, “We do a lot of charity events with Feed My Starving Children and Bernie’s Book Bank.”

  Also, she said, “We also raise money for families that can’t afford to buy presents during the holiday times of the year, so the participants of the students council go on a shopping spree for gifts that we give to the families that need them.” Student council also holds many fun celebrations and festivals. An event by student council is the “empty bowls” project. Student council will paint decorative pottery bowls, and then, they will fill them up with many different types of candy, and sell them for one dollar, or so, each at parent teacher conferences throughout the school year. All of the money that the pottery bowls of candy have raised will go to charity, such as, again, Feed My Starving Children and Bernie’s Book Bank. Mrs. Buffa said that, “Because I teach orchestra, I can’t always interact with the other students of Daniel Wright.” Also, Mrs. Buffa stated, “You can make more friends, and can be a leader of the school.” Student council is a great way of meeting others from this school, and you can be a leader. According to Mrs. Buffa, she says that in about two weeks, there is a celebration called lighted schoolhouse. This takes place twice a school year, once on November 2nd and another in April. This takes place because student council wants to raise money for the poorer families. At the Lighted Schoolhouse festival, there is also a DJ, games in the gym, candy, dancing, pizza, pop, and many more fun activities to play and enjoy! Sixth through eighth grade students are all allowed to participate in the lighted schoolhouse event. Make sure to sign up on Revtrak by October twenty-ninth at eleven pm. Keep in mind, late registrations will not be accepted, so sign up soon!


By: Reyna and Soheni


About the artist:

This piece of artwork is titled, “Into the Grand,” and is a narrative art piece drawn by a sixth grade student named Reyna. Reyna drew this piece to convey the look and feel of seeing the glorious, well known Grand Canyon for the first time, as she had visited Arizona prior to the beginning of the current school year that summer, and she knew it was, indisputably, something that would be engraved into her mind even as the years would pass. As the first quarter comes to an end, Reyna states, “I have really enjoyed art this quarter, and for those who have not had art yet, you can count on having a wonderful, incredibly talented teacher, as well as a great time as you explore the different innovative projects and assortment of tools of the art world.”

Upcoming Events in DW

By: Richard

Band: During the early stage of the year, everything is setting up nicely and the band doing generally well with rating themselves “decent” so far. Mr. Owens is doing a fantastic job managing and motivating the band. Lately, its members showing lots of appreciation towards him. Upcoming performances include the October 31st symphony, composing up of band, orchestra, and chorus and is in Milwaukee. There is also going to be a upcoming concert around January. Events relating to band include:

Jazz Band Auditions – Monday, September 17  Time: 3:35 – 4:55 Location: DW Band Room

Senior Citizens’ Day (8th Band Only) – Tuesday, October 23  Time: 1:15 P.M. Location: DW Cafeteria

Concert (7th and 8th) – Tuesday, October 31 Time: 7:00 P.M.  Location: DW Cafeteria

ILMEA Band/Orchestra Festival – Saturday, November 3  Time: All Day Location: Schaumburg HS

Winter Concert – Tuesday, December 18  Time: 7:00 P.M. Location: DW Green Gym

8th Grade Band Consortium – Tuesday, January 15  Time: 2:30 – 8:00 Location: Stevenson HS

Concert Attire

If band members forget their concert attire, they’ll need to wear black pants and the green band polo shirt. Black shoes or dark colored dress shoes with dark socks are also a crucial part of the uniform that is usually overlooked. It is mandatory to dress accordingly by the first performance.