Teachers Work at McDonald’s to Send Students to Washington

Highland Park High School teachers will work at McDonald’s on Dec. 13 to raise money for a one-of-a-kind opportunity for students to experience their government in action.

The information below comes from District 113.

A group of Highland Park High School teachers will be working at McDonald’s on Thursday, Dec. 13 to raise money for Highland Park HS – Close Up.

The high school program is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for students to experience their government in action. From visits to Washington’s famous monuments, memorials, and institutions, to meetings with their Congressional delegation on Capitol Hill, Close-Up students get a first-hand look at the American political system and consider what role they, as students, play in our democracy. Throughout the one week trip, students explore DC and interact with students from all across the country. 

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McTeachers Night is an effort to help fundraise for students requesting financial assistance. HPHS teachers will be working at the Highland Park McDonald’s at 1988 First Street from 4 to 7 p.m. Twenty percent of monies brought in by families and friends will be donated to Highland Park High School – Close-Up. Watch our teachers get to work and make a donation!  

HPHS Hosts Regional FTC Robotics Tournament

Saturday November 10th, the District 113 Robotics Club, comprised of students from both Deerfield and Highland Park High Schools, will be hosting a regional FTC Robotics Tournament. Using a combination of motors, controllers, wireless communications, metal gears, and infrared tracking (IR) sensors; area high school students will program their robots to operate in both autonomous and driver-controlled modes on a field with a center rack. 

FTC Robotics is an exciting and fun global robotics program that ignites an enthusiasm for science, technology and discovery in young people. FTC is designed for high school students who want to compete head-to-head, using a sports model. Teams of students are responsible for designing, building, and programming their robots to compete in an alliance format against other teams. 

Opening Ceremonies begin at 10:00 a.m. at Highland Park High School; the tournament is open to the public and free of charge. The finals of the tournament will start around 3pm. 

“We want to change the culture by celebrating the mind. We need to show kids that it’s more fun to design and create a video game than it is to play one,” Dean Kamen, founder, FIRST, said. 

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