Thursday, October 1, 2015

The Lunch Drop Off

Inspiration Cafe needed a boatload of Turkey-n-Swiss sandwiches for their group and EVERYONE pitched in! WOW. (Note: all students wore surgical gloves)

Thursday, May 14, 2015

What $150 Buys

Actually, here's (see photo) what $180 can do to make a difference for an organization's livelihood. Each co-head from Social Service Board can request up to $150 for any organization they sponsor. The money can be in the form of a check or supplies. For example, Amy and Sabrina spent less than two hundred dollars on a bounty of toys, games and other fun stuff for Rowe Elementary School.

If YOU want to make a request for YOUR specific organization, please consider the following:
  1. Certain organizations are not in need of additional funds. For example, ICRE receives money from the State of Illinois.
  2. Other organizations need funds for daily operational costs (like rent).
  3. Please make your request IN WRITING to Mr. Lawler or Mr. Bolos. Consult with your sponsors regarding how to deliver the funds or the supplies.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Metro Community Project PLANNING

On Saturday, May 2nd, students from New Trier, Kelvyn Park HS, and Richard T. Crane Medical Preparatory Academy met with adult sponsors in the EPI Center to tell personal stories about school funding inequity and to draft a "student bill of rights" for the state of Illinois.

This Saturday, May 9th (10 am – 2 pm), students from all three schools will meet at a “neutral” location and present their stories and the collectively-authored document to various politicians, parents, and members of the press.  

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Dollar Week starts next week!

Please watch the following video to understand how our annual fundraiser works:

Social Service Board Presents DOLLAR WEEK from Spiro Bolos on Vimeo.
April 13th to April 17th:

Sophomores vs Junior vs Seniors vs Staff

Find your own class jar and add DOLLARS
Find your competitors' jar and add COINS

Free pancake breakfast for the winning Advisery

All net proceeds go to Limbs for Life

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Metro Community Project Part I

Principal Denise Dubravec (rear, center) addresses the Metro Community Project
We had an awesome day, visiting classes and various facilities, observing school culture, and eating lunch with Principal Dubravec, who generously answered all of our questions. After two tours, we sat down to debrief and discuss the fine points of school funding in Illinois.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Yearbook Photo Prep!

Though this is not the official photo, it was fun getting the group together for our Yearbook snapshot!