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Hoffman Estates High School Students, Staff Take Icy Plunge for a Cause

Normally, it might be hard to find individuals excited and enthusiastic to jump into a pond in winter. However, students and staff from Hoffman Estates High School took a chilly plunge for a cause without thinking twice. Students and staff from Hoffman Estates High School joined community members in Palatine at the Twin Lakes Recreation Area on March 3 for the 2013 Polar Plunge. The HEHS team, Freezin’ for a Reason, raised more than $14,000 for Special Olympics, and were given awards for the largest group and the most money raised. “Everyone on the team showed up with their orange and blue on, and represented Hoffman and Special Olympi...

Hoffman Estates Students ‘SOAR’ Through a Lesson About Accepting Differences

The entire student body at Hoffman Estates High School received a lesson in what it means to accept the differences of others. As part of the schools SOAR Initiative (Show respect, Own your actions, Accept differences, and Realize your potential), students were shown a video about HEHS graduate Ashley Jones, a student who was in the school’s Special Education program and is currently in Special Olympics. Jones visited former teachers and peers during the lesson on Feb. 26. “The fact that we were able to use SOAR as a means to get our message out about finding our similarities rather than our differences is a win-win,” said Amy Longmo...

Hoffman Estates High School Prepares for Cupcakes and a Cause

Hoffman Estates High School students, staff, and community members can most likely be found joining forces and baking this week to prepare for the annual Cupcakes and a Cause event on Oct. 20. More than 1,000 people attended the event last year at HEHS and 9,000 cupcakes were sold. This year, the event is combining efforts from the entire school. The proceeds go to the HEHS Special Olympics team, in addition to Autism Speaks, a national autism awareness organization. Amy Longmore, special education teacher and girls’ soccer coach at HEHS, is anticipating another exciting and successful event. “I am looking forward to seeing the ...

Delicious Success at Cupcakes for a Cause

Hours of baking more than 9,000 Cupcakes that resembled shapes of flowers and characters like the Cookie Monster paid off as the delicious works of art raised money for autism awareness.  Community members collaborated for Cupcakes for a Cause at Hoffman Estates High School, and raised more than $13,000 for the Schaumburg chapter of Autism Speaks, with $3500  of that going to Special Olympics and Best Buddies Clubs, on April 7. This is the third year Cupcakes for a Cause has been in place. In previous years, the event was hosted at different venues, but came to HEHS to accommodate a larger turnout. More than 1,500 people came to the event despite ...