When your child was in elementary and middle school, do you remember that first day of school when you were able to sign up to volunteer for everything from room mom to special lunch and everything in betweenω Then your child entered STEVENSON
and you were clueless as to how to help out — let alone if they wanted your help.
Well, guess whatω As Volunteer Coordinator, I am presented with requests for volunteers throughout the year. These requests may be a special one-time event and others may be long-term requests. I have requests for chaperoning trips as well as for working in the libraries and many other areas in the school.
During the registration process there was a form to fill out online specifying what volunteer areas might be of interest to you. Some of you may have missed that form so here is how you can register to get your name on the volunteer list:
Take a moment to register with in the Stevenson Volunteer Database (click here) and sign up for activities and events that interest you. Thank you in advance for your participation.
Once in the volunteer database, you will begin to receive requests for volunteer positions via email. These emails are generated based on various organization requests. If the request is something that you are able to help with, great — email me back and I will give you more information. If the request is something that you will not be able to help with, that is okay — I will try again when the next request comes through. The nice thing about this is that sooner or later a request will come through that will work for you.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at: (847)415-4122 or via email
ALWAYS CHECK OUR NEWS PAGE FOR CURRENT DATES AND NEEDS!! THANK YOU!!
PARENT CLASS REPRESENTATIVE
Each grade level has a Staff Sponsor that works with the students throughout the year. The Parent Class Rep is a parent (or 2 or 3) that helps the Sponsor as needed. Along with special events the Parent Class Rep organizes:
FRESHMAN – Freshman Mixer (August);
SOPHOMORE – Bake Sale during Showcase (April);
JUNIOR – Prom Dessert Table (MAY);
SENIOR – Mr. SHS (April).
This dance is usually held the Friday or Saturday of the first week of school. Volunteers are needed to help with decorations, snacks and chaperoning the event.
HOMECOMING WEEKEND ACTIVITIES
The week of Homecoming starts out with Deck the Halls and float building, then dance set-up and finally the night of the dance, check in and coat check. (September or October)
SHS’s annual variety show. (April)
PROVIDE BAKED GOODS
This request goes out many times during the year. We have many different organizations in the school that request treats for bake sales and special events.
Help is needed in distributing the directories during the two Open House nights at the beginning of the school year.
The Patriot Parent Association is always looking for new people to join the Board.
TEACHER APPRECIATION BREAKFAST The PPA provides a Welcome Back to School breakfast for the staff in August and again in May during Teacher Appreciation Week. Volunteers are needed to help bake, cut up fruit and serve. (August and May)
- ODYSSEY – Fine Arts Festival (even years). Volunteers are needed to assist in many areas. (Odyssey is two days in February every other year – meetings are held throughout the year as well)
- WORLD’S FAIR – Is a celebration of cultures. Volunteers are needed to sell tickets and help in general. (Spring)
- BUSINESS SPEAKERS & MENTORS – Enhance student knowledge of your career; research mentors are also needed.
- SPARK – Provide a mentorship from your work place for math and science students.
- SHS FOUNDATION – Become a member of the SHS Foundation.