PHOTOS: SHS Construction Updates

Renovations are underway at Schaumburg High School. The major updates include renovations in the school’s kitchen and cafeteria. Bathrooms and locker rooms are also being renovated. The project is slated for completion by the start of the 2017 – 2018 school year. View progress photos below. 

Kitchen renovations

New bathrooms

The floor is prepared for concrete.

New bathrooms

Cafeteria

Construction progress




Bricks Still Available to ‘Leave Your Legacy’ at Schaumburg High School

The SHS Leave Your Legacy Paver outside the main entrance of the school.

The SHS Saxon “Leave Your Legacy Paver” outside the main entrance of the school.

This marks the first year the Schaumburg High School Saxon “Leave Your Legacy Paver” is installed and on display for the Schaumburg community.

The legacy paver is an arrangement of engraved bricks that is located outside the main entrance near the flagpole at SHS. Anyone can purchase a brick, varying by size, and engrave it with a personal message of their choice.

“The paver is important because it is giving the Schaumburg community an opportunity to leave their legacy and message behind,” said Pamela Groves, SHS VIP co-president. “That is awesome and is important for the SHS community.”

paver2The pavers will provide opportunities for individuals to showcase their accomplishments or serve as keepsakes for family and friends. Bricks are on sale now for various denominations. There are three installations per year to allow future students or individuals to purchase an engraved brick.

Although the bricks have already been placed, the VIPs are still taking orders for personalized bricks. The VIPs encourage alumni to get involved in leaving their legacy at the school, as well. Groves said whole SHS families have purchased bricks, meaning parents are SHS alumni that now have children at the school.

“These can make great gifts for some of our senior students and alumni,” Groves said. “It’s really a beautiful piece of work that can keep SHS legacies alive.”

For more information about the Saxon Legacy Paver or an order form, visit the website here.




SHS Marching Band Performs at Sold Out NIU Football Game

The SHS Marching Band performed at an NIU football game with nine other area high schools, as well as the NIU Huskie Marching Band.

The SHS Marching Band performed at an NIU football game with nine other area high schools, as well as the NIU Huskie Marching Band.

Students in the marching band at Schaumburg High School had an opportunity to perform in front of a sold-out, Northern Illinois University football game.

The SHS Marching Band performed on Sept. 21 at the Northern Illinois University vs. Eastern Illinois University football game for NIU Band Days. SHS joined nine other area high school bands, as well as the NIU Huskie Marching Band, for the halftime show in front of 35,000 game attendees.

“The students had a great time,” said Kevin Miller, band director at SHS. “The crowd was electric that night, and we performed under the lights, which is always wonderful. You could just see the band step a little taller and there definitely was a sense of pride because of this.”

Miller said SHS has attended NIU Band Days every year since he started teaching, except for one. The opportunity to perform with a collegiate band during a Huskies football game is an experience he believes is important for his students.

“We also take the students to NIU to try and let them get a sense of what is at the next level,” Miller said. “We rehearse with the Huskie band and perform next to them, then we sit in the stands next to the NIU band so they get to watch that experience. We hope some of our students will make a decision to play in college.”

The SHS Marching Band performed at an NIU football game with nine other area high schools, as well as the NIU Huskie Marching Band.

The SHS Marching Band performed at an NIU football game with nine other area high schools, as well as the NIU Huskie Marching Band.

Currently, there are two former Saxons who are playing in the NIU band, and one of them served as a tour guide to the current SHS students during their visit. Between practices, the SHS Marching Band was able to explore campus and get a feel for what college life is all about.

“They get a chance to see what college is all about, and to feel the vibe of a college campus,” Miller said. “Plus, this event is a great day of camaraderie, and spending this time together is great for our cohesion, getting to know each other, and seeing the fun social side of band and our work.”