All funds will be donated to Children’s Oncology Services – One Step at a Time Camps.
Sunday, March 17, 2013
Friday, February 1, 2013
Highland Park High School kicks off its annual Charity Drive fundraiser today with an all school opening assembly.
The information below comes from District 113. Highland Park High School kicks off its annual Charity Drive fundraiser on February 1 with an all school opening assembly. This year’s fundraising recipient – chosen by students and staff – is Children’s Oncology Services – One Step at a Time Camps. Children’s Oncology Services provides hundreds of children who are suffering with cancer, the opportunity to attend a summer camp experience. Campers often say, “Chemotherapy cured my cancer but camp cured my spirit.” Students have been planning activities for the fundraising event since the beginning of the year. Some of this year’s highlights will include: Silent Auction/Art Bazaar – Friday, February 8th beginning at 6:30 p.m. Mahjongg Madness…
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Highland Park High School will kick off its annual Charity Drive fundraiser in February. 2013's beneficiary is Children’s Oncology Services – One Step at a Time Camps.
The information below comes from District 113. Highland Park High School will kick off its annual Charity Drive fundraiser in February. Students are very excited about this year’s 2013 beneficiary, Children’s Oncology Services – One Step at a Time Camps. “This charity is one that many kids in our school can connect to,” Jessica Allen, HPHS senior and Charity Drive organizer, said. Allen is one of three committee heads this year along with Emily Jaksich and Samantha Klein. “We’re so honored that all of us got this opportunity,” Klein added. Children’s Oncology Services provides hundreds of children who are suffering with cancer, the opportunity to attend a summer camp experience. Campers often say, “Chemotherapy cured my cancer but camp …
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Eric Stang, who has acted in 'Million Dollar Quartet,' treated HPHS students to a performance on Sept. 7.
The information below comes from District 113. Highland Park High School students were treated to a performance by HPHS alum Eric Stang on Friday, Sept. 7. Stang is a multi-talented instrumentalist, singer, actor and session musician who graduated from HPHS in 2003. “He was a prolific student who touched staff and students with his musical talent as a keyboard artist,” Tyrone Nelson, Fine and Applied Arts Department Chair, said. Stang headed to DePaul University School of Music and received a B.M. in Jazz Studies. After graduation, he spent 5-years as the keyboardist, bassist and singer in a band named Associates. Stang has worked with artists like Kanye West and Lupe Fiasco. He also acted in the lead role of Jerry Lee Lewis in the Tony-…
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Monthlong fundraising effort ended with many high-fives at assembly last Friday.
While walking into the exhibition gym at Highland Park High School (HPHS) for the Charity Drive's closing assembly on Friday, students were anxious and excited to find out how much money had been raised. This year, money was raised for the local organization Saving tiny Hearts Society, a local organization that funds research to find a cure for congenital heart diseases. The result of a month of hardcore fundraising would soon be revealed at the end of the 50-minute assembly. To start the assembly off, the president of student senate, which organizes Charity Drive, thanked the students for their enthusiasm and their dedication to making this drive so successful. We then got to hear senior Natalie Shay sing "Stand by Me." Her voice was …
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
The world renowned chef made sugar swans Monday night.
A little bit of French Cuisine came to Highland Park High School on Monday, when world renowned chef Alain Roby came by to take part in the school's Charity Drive for the Saving tiny Hearts Society. Roby, who holds two Guinness World Records for chocolate and sugar sculpting, created delectable works of art Monday night while students and parents chowed down on a buffet of pasta, cheese and salad. Using a hot plate, some heat lamps, a box fan and a blow torch, he turned ordinary sugar into roses, apples and a swan. The chef has been featured on the "Martha Stewart Show" and the Food Network.
Sunday, February 6, 2011
Highland Park High School's track team held its sixth annual 24 Hour Run Friday night.
The Highland Park High School track team held its sixth annual 24 Hour Run on Friday. The event is exactly what it sounds like: members of the team take turns running laps around the high school's track for 24 hours, raising money for Charity Drive in the process. Last year, the team ran 2,420 miles and raised $26,600. This year, event organizers and Highland Park High School students Quinn McAleer and Ari Feldman hope to raise $30,000. Taking a lap around the track room Friday, it became clear there was more to the event than running. About a hundred high school students hung around socializing while a band performed in the middle of the track. In the wrestling room next door, two DJs prepared for a set. "Check back tomorrow," said …
Friday, February 4, 2011
Students held an assembly Jan. 28 and continue the drive with a 24-hour run Friday.
Highland Park High School kicked off it’s 17th annual Charity Drive on Jan. 28. The Saving tiny Hearts Society was chosen as this year’s charity. Francie and Brian Paul founded the Society after they discovered their son Joshua had been born with severe complex congenital heart disease. The drive will last until March 8 with events underway through the end of February, including a 24-hour run that begins Friday at 4 p.m. Students and faculty will try and top last years donations of over $200,000. See the video below for more on this year's Charity Drive.