Deerfield High School notes
Updated: January 14, 2013 2:27PM
Rummage sale breaks records
Deerfield High School’s fourth annual rummage sale to help the homeless was a huge success this year. Donations packed the cafeteria Columbus Day weekend with enough items to cover every table in the café.
About 175 students, staff, and parents spent the weekend collecting, sorting, pricing, and selling items.
This year’s rummage sale raised more than $18,000. Last year’s rummage sale took in $15,500, Deerfield High School officials said in a press release. Two semi-trucks of leftovers went to six local charities to help other area residents.
“We now have enough funds for students to build and furnish two homes for the homeless in Costa Rica,” Hoyer said. As in past years, students will travel to Costa Rica during their spring break to build homes for needy families.
School planning workshop
Beth Gilfillan and Kristen Thorburn, DHS college counselors, will host the annual “Junior Student and Parent/Guardian Post-High School Planning Workshop” from 7 to 8 p.m. Nov. 6 in the DHS auditorium.
Information that will be shared includes: college search process and tips, senior-year course considerations, meeting with the college counselor, college visits, and testing as well as an overview of the resources and programs available through the CCRC during the junior and senior years.
A copy of the PowerPoint presentation will be distributed at the program. For those who cannot attend, the presentation will be available at dhs.dist113.org under Parent Programs the day after the program has taken place.