The Social Studies Department provides students with opportunities to improve reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills through historical and current case studies. A wide variety of electives gives Wildcats a chance to learn more depth about groups in our society (Sociology), leadership and making a difference (Community Leadership), individual personality and brain (Psychology), crime (Criminal Justice), how to think (Philosophy), and conflict (World Wars).
West Chicago Community High School was one of the first in the state to be recognized as an Illinois Democracy School and is also the only school in Illinois recognized as a Whole School Model for Civic Education by the Civic Mission for Schools. The video below highlights why WCHS was chosen for those honors.
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Lisa WilluweitDivision Head(630)876-6450Nick CaltagironeSocial Studies Teacher(630) 876-6452John ChisholmSocial Studies Teacher(630) 876-6456Mary Ellen Daneels(on leave of absence for 2019-2020)Social Studies Teacher(630) 876-6453Candace FikisSocial Studies Teacher(630) 876-6454Bobbi FelfleSocial Studies Teacher(630) 876-6462Jaime GarciaSocial Studies Teacher(630) 876-6391Maggie HaasSocial Studies Teacher(630) 876-6459Alison JonesiSocial Studies Teacher(630) 876-6451Chris LukasSocial Studies Teacher(630) 876-6461Mitch McKennaSocial Studies Teacher(630) 876-6465Hector SalgadoSocial Studies Teacher(630) 876-6588Dave Sayner