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Hoffman Estates High School’s First ‘Hu-Hu-Huge Food Drive’ Surpasses Initial Goal

For 10 days, students at Hoffman Estates High School joined together for a common cause – making sure local families have food to eat during the holiday season. Students donated more than 13,000 food items to benefit the Schaumburg Food Pantry, Blessings in a Backpack, and the HEHS Food Pantry. The food items were displayed to the school during a pep assembly on Nov. 28, where the total number of donated items was unveiled. “This was to raise excitement in the school and express what the bigger meaning of donating is,” said Tony Ganas, dean of Students, Special Education teacher, and wrestling coach at Hoffman Estates High School. ...

Hoffman Estates High School Athletes Honored with ‘Great Citizens Award’ for Community Service

The Village of Hoffman Estates honored Hoffman Estates High School athletes for volunteering efforts that made an impact in their community. The varsity wrestling and cheerleading squads from Hoffman Estates High School were presented with “Great Citizens Award” from the village on April 15. These student-athletes were nominated for this honor recognizing the time they volunteered this past Valentine’s Day with residents at the Alden Poplar Creek Rehabilitation and Health Center in Hoffman Estates. Student wrestlers and cheerleaders spent the afternoon with residents passing out hand-crafted valentines created by local elementary ...

Hoffman Estates High School Charity Bash Provides Thousands of Meals through Local Organization

Students at Hoffman Estates High School spent the week prior to spring break doing something other than finishing last-minute projects, dreaming of warm weather, and preparing for spring athletics. They participated in a spring charity event that benefited children. A group of fourth-year educators at HEHS decided the beginning of spring would be better spent organizing a Charity Bash. The event was created for the fourth-year teachers' project and raised more than $650 to donate to Feed My Starving Children, which helps feed children all over the world. That equates to more than 3,000 meals that the organization can provide. “The goal of ...

Hoffman Estates High School Cheerleaders, Wrestlers Spread Kindness on Valentine’s Day

While many were giving their significant others roses and chocolates on Valentine’s Day, students at Hoffman Estates High School turned the holiday into much more with a few small valentines and their ability to entertain with school spirit. Hoffman Estates wrestling and cheerleading teams volunteered their time at Alden Poplar Creek Rehabilitation and Health Center on Valentines Day to share some love with the residents at the center.  The cheerleaders performed cheers and the HEHS fight song while the wrestlers sang “Let Me Call You Sweetheart.” The teams also passed out valentines made by the local elementary school students. “...