CHS Staff to Take a Pie in the Eye to Aid Tsunami Victims
Students in Maggie Haas's geography classes at Community High School have come up with an unusual fundraising effort to aid victims of the recent tsunami. The students had studied tsunamis earlier in the year, so they were particularly struck by the tragedy in South Asia. While discussing ways of aiding the relief effort, they developed a Pie in the Eye fundraiser.
Twenty Community High School staff members volunteered to take part in the project. Students vote for the staff member they'd most like to see take a whipped cream pie in the face by purchasing votes for 50 cents each and then placing them in the jar with the appropriate teacher's name. At 7:30 a.m. on February 1, the five staff members with the most votes will get "pied," according to Maggie Haas. "More than 40 of my students have gotten involved in the project," said Haas. "They produced the posters and give up their lunchtimes to sell votes. This really means a lot to them." All proceeds will benefit UNICEF's tsunami relief effort.
While the Pie in the Eye event will conclude on February 1, donations will be accepted through February 11. Community members are also encouraged to contribute to the fund. Checks should be made out to Community High School District 94 with a "Tsunami Relief" notation in the memo section. They may be mailed to the attention of Maggie Haas at Community High School District 94, 326 Joliet Street in West Chicago IL 60185.