Friday, May 10, 2013
The two area high schools will be hosting all night fundraising and awareness events sponsored by the American Cancer Society.
Carl Sandburg High School and Alan B. Shepard High School are hosting Relays for Life between Friday and Sunday. Relay for Life is an effort through the American Cancer Society to raise money for research and awareness about the disease, while honoring friends and loved ones lost to cancer. The events include overnight campouts around a track, where someone is always walking around the track. “We don’t sleep that night because cancer never sleeps,” Erica Gillian, American Cancer Society event organizer, said in a release. Here are the details for the two schools’ relays: 13300 S. LaGrange Rd., Orland Park Full event schedule is available online. Read the FAQ on the American Cancer Society’s website. Learn about a Sandburg student …
Friday, May 3, 2013
For the fifth year, Shepard High School will hold their camp for interested athletes at all levels. Watch video taken from last year's camp.
Shepard High School's youth football camp will be held Sunday afternoon at the high school football field. The camp is designed to help "develop football skills and teamwork," according to an event notice. There are no weight limits, and all experience levels are welcome. If rain falls, camp will be held in the school's gym. Watch video from last year's camp above. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - There are plenty of ways to keep up on local news:
Friday, March 8, 2013
Students learn about physics.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Daniel Truffa knew exactly what to expect as a student-teacher at Shepard High School.
Monday, January 14, 2013
Johnny Holmes' second DUI arrest in three years has readers wondering whether he should stay a representative of Dist. 218 families.
Quite a few Patch readers have asked whether Dist. 218 school board member Johnny Holmes should leave or have demanded outright his resignation from the board. Holmes was arrested in December for drunken driving and abruptly retired from his position as Robbins police chief earlier this month. Here's what some are saying about Holmes: Mother 24: "I want to know why Chief Holmes wasn't held accountable for his FIRST DUI?!! Public officials should be held to the same regards of the law, just as everyday citizens are!! Does Mr Holmes not realize the consequences of drinking and driving? God-Forbid a drunk driver ever hurt someone close to him, I'm sure he would want justice served, yet he gave no regard to himself getting behind the wheel of …
Friday, January 4, 2013
Music, food and fun will highlight the fund raiser ‘A Little Bit of Germany’ on Saturday, January 26 at Shepard High School in Palos Heights.
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Staff, children and community members should work together to make schools safer, Palos officials say.
The tragic shooting deaths elementary school students and staff in a Connecticut town last week have officials locally looking for a community-wide approach to making schools safer. District 218 community members should work together to make schools safer, reads a note posted on the Shepard High School website earlier this week. The note calls for students to respect each other and for parents to actively participate in their children's lives. “Our thoughts and prayers remain with the families of the students and teachers of Sandy Hook Elementary School. There are no words to adequately convey our sympathies,” said District 218 Superintendent John Byrne. School officials offered information on the district-wide security measures that are …
Monday, December 17, 2012
Shepard's Television Production teacher, students & staff came together for their version of Carly Rae Jepsen"s 'Call Me Maybe.' The song became an Internet phenomenon and has been frequently parodied.
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Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Arielle Terry, 17, died Monday after collapsing earlier this month.
A former Shepard High School JROTC cadet respected as a leader and liked by other students died suddenly Monday. Arielle Terry, 17, transferred to Homewood-Flossmoor High School in September to finish her senior year. Arielle had collapsed days after her older brother's funeral, Sun-Times Media reports. Keith C. Terry died Nov. 16 in a car crash on Interstate 57 in Champaign County. “She was extremely bright—college-bound,” said H-F High School spokesperson Jodi Bryant. “She wanted to lead and she wanted to serve. (Arielle) was well-liked by everyone.” Arielle was a part of the colorguard for the year-end awards ceremony for U.S. Air Force JROTC's program at Shepard. She received two awards at the July ceremony. One, called the Daughters …
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Want to enjoy a night at Bourbon Street with your former classmates?
All graduates of Shepard High School in Palos Heights will want to digest this information. Tickets are now on sale for the all-class reunion coming up in January. From the school's Facebook page: The Education Foundation, which raises money for college scholarships and teacher grants, will sponsor its second annual all-class reunion on Saturday, January 26 from 7 to 11 p.m. at 115 Bourbon Street. Tickets are $25 per person or $40 per couple through January 11 (the cost increases to $30 per person after Jan. 11). The event includes beer, wine, and dinner and a DJ. Tickets are available to buy at the Main Office, 13049 S. Ridgeland Ave. Or graduates can call 708-424-2000, Ext. 2500, to place an order. Join the conversation. Like Palos Patch…