Posts Tagged Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences

“Teens learn about local food production”–Eli’s Cheesecake, Wright College and Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences featured on “Live Green” on ABC7 Chicago

http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=resources/lifestyle_community/green&id=7558980

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and Sylvia Jones, producer

July 16, 2010 (CHICAGO) (WLS) — Some high school students are using their summer break to learn more about living sustainably and giving back to their communities.

While some teens are spending the summer sleeping in and hanging out, ABC7 found one group that volunteered to be in the classroom to discuss local food production.

“We’re learning about food and technology and marketing and the social economic and political aspects of it,” said Ariel Jacobs, senior, Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences.

The group is taking part in a six-week long program called the Ecology Entrepreneur Summer Internship.

“I wanted to be a part of this program because I felt as if I wanted to spend my summer doing something that could help me learn rather than just sitting at home or doing nothing,” said Brandon Dye, senior, Chicago High School for Agriculture Science.

The internship is a joint effort between the Wilbur Wright College, where they earn college credit, and Eli’s Cheesecake, where they get entrepreneurial experience.

“We thought how great it would be to have the students come up to be able to attend a class and get college credit. And then participate in our Farmer’s Market, and then having great speakers come and talk about leading issues in agriculture,” said Marc Schulman, president, Eli’s Cheesecake.

One of the primary goals is to support students’ classroom learning with hands-on lessons.

“We’re actually selling stuff from CHAS, like honey and dog bandanas. So, we could give back to the community from our farm,” said Gabriel Ojeda, junior, Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences.

The students also spend a couple of days a week at their school working with freshmen to help them become acclimated to high school life.

Eli’s Cheesecake’s farmers’ market is open every Thursday from 7 a.m. to 1p.m. — now through September.

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Commencement Day 2010 at the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences

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One of Eli’s Cheesecake’s longest and most important partnerships is with the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences. Located in the Mt. Greenwood neighborhood on the far south west side of Chicago on the last working farm in the City, CHSAS is a national model for its success in producing leaders in food science, animal sciences, life sciences and the over 200 careers related to agriculture.

Commencement Day is always a special occasion for Eli’s President, Marc Schulman, who serves as a co-chair of the Business Advisory Board for the school.

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For the 2010 commencement ceremony, CHSAS was honored to have Dr. Molly Jahn, the Dean of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and former Deputy Secretary for Research, Education and Economics at the US Department of Agriculture deliver the commencement address. Dr. Jahn has been a strong supporter of the mission of CHSAS and it was great to have her share an inspiring message with our graduates and their families. In the photo above, Dr. Jahn recognizes the “Top Ten” for their academic accomplishments. It is most fitting that CHSAS Valedictorian, Dantrell Cotton, will be entering Dr. Jahn’s College at UW-Madison.

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David Gilligan, former Principal of CHSAS and Senior Officer of the Chicago Public Schools, Principal William Hook, and Business Advisory Board Co-Chairs Rouhy Shalabi and Marc Schulman thank Dr. Jahn for her speech at the 2010 graduation.

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Eli’s Marc Schulman and Master Ag Teacher, Lucille Shaw, thank Dr. Jahn for her support of student scholarships and leadership opportunities for CHSAS students to pursue their educational dreams at the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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Eli’s, Wright College, Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences and Local Beet Announce Summer Lecture Series in Sustainable Agriculture in connection with the Thursday Eli’s/Wright Farmers Market (from June 24 to July 22)

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Job Shadow Day at Eli’s Cheesecake with the students from the Chicago High School of Agricultural Sciences

This Year Eli’s Cheesecake was proud to host the CHSAS Job Shadow Experience.  Twelve students from the High School from Agricultural Sciences took the tour of our facilities and learned not only about the process on making our desserts but also the steps necessary to bring a product to market.

Eli’s Cheesecake has been a long time supporter of CHSAS and uses their honey to create delicious treats like our Wildflower Honey Cheesecake!

 

 

 

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Eli’s Cheesecake and the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences Participate in Sharing It Day at the Merchandise Mart

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Eli’s Cheesecake Partners with the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences to collect food and money for the Greater Chicago Food Depository at Lights Festival Lane during the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival. Eli’s and the Ag School joined community leaders for Sharing It Day at the Mart on Tuesday, November 24th.

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Eli’s Brian Cravens brought a large quantity of Eli’s Single Serve Cheesecake to Sharing It Day so that all donors at the Mart received a treat from Eli’s.

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Bill Hook, Principal of CHSAS, with Mahmoud Shalabi, and John Chikow, the President and CEO of the Greater North Michigan Avenue Association.

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CHSAS student present a floral bouquet to Jennifer Woolford, the host of Sharing It Day for the Merchandise Mart and the Chairperson of the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival.

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Eli’s Marc Schulman thanks the CHSAS students for their support at Lights Festival Lane and at Sharing It Day. Eli’s has a year long partnership with CHSAS and is delighted by the ongoing support of the school for the community.

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Eli’s Cheesecake Partners with the Greater Chicago Food Depository, Jewel-Osco, the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences for the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival and Sharing It Day at the Merchandise Mart

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Lights Festival Lane 2008–Eli’s Cheesecake Teams Up with the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences to Support the Greater Chicago Food Depository

One of our great traditions of the Saturday of the Magnificent Lights Festival is Lights Festival Lane which is held at Pioneer Court, 401 North Michigan Avenue.

Now in its 17th year, the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival has grown from a small procession to light the Lights on Michigan Avenue to a season long celebration that is highlighted with entertainment and activites at Lights
Festival Lane.

Eli’s partners with the students and staff of the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences to raise funds and non-perishable food for the Greater Chicago Food Depository while offering complimentary Eli’s Cheesecake
Decorating for children and their families.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Michael Funk of the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences joins Eli’s Big Slice in welcoming guests to Lights Festival Lane. Eli’s Cheesecake Decorating at Lights Festival Lane has become a family tradition of the tradition. This year, over 10,000 slices were decorated.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lucille Shaw, Master Ag Teacher, and Dr, Joan White, Animal Science Instructor, help the students while the dedicated volunteers from the Greater Chicago Food Depository accepted donations of money and non-perishable
food while giving an Eli’s Cheesecake slice or whole cheesecake as a thank you gift.

 

 
 

 

 

 

We had a great team of student volunteers from the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences help children and families custom decorate their slices of Eli’s Cheesecake.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Magnificent Mile Lights Festival would not be possible without the financial support and contribution of people by the Harris Bank, the presenting sponsor of the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival. We appreciate the
support of the Harris volunteers on the left posing with Eli’s Big Slice after supporting the Greater Chicago Food Depository with a monetary donation and on the right, by decorating slices of Eli’s Cheesecake.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lights Festival Lane is in the shadows of the iconic Wrigley Building and is adjacent to the Harris Stage which featured the Cheetah Girls, Justin Roberts and Jason Mraz. Visitors to Lights Festival Lane are greeted by
Hubert the Harris Lion created out of Lego.

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Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences Celebrates Commencement 2008

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Graduation Day at the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences is always a highlight of my year. It is a great pleasure to participate in the ceremonies honoring our graduating seniors. I have known many of these students since they were freshman and it tremendous to see their accomplishments at CHSAS and their opportunities for the future.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We were fortunate to have Philip Nelson, the President of the Illinois Farm Bureau as our commencement speaker. Mr. Nelson, a farmer from Seneca is the 14th President of the Illinois Farm Bureau and serves as its full-time executive officer. He is also president of the companies that make up Country Insurance & Financial Services, Illinois Agricultural Service Company, AgriVisor Services, Inc., and the IAA Foundation and is a member of the Coordinating Committee of GROWMARK, Inc. Mr. Nelson and his wife, Carmen, operate a fourth-generation grain and livestock farm near Seneca. The grain farm produces corn, soybeans, wheat, and alfalfa. The livestock operation includes hog operation and a cattle feedlot.

Greeting Mr. Nelson and thanking him for participating in the graduation ceremony are, (l-r) Rouhy Shalabi, Co-Chair of the CHSAS Advisory Board and Chicago Park District Commissioner; Marc Schulman, also a Co-Chair; Lucille Shaw, Master Agriculture Teacher and FFA Advisor; William Hook, CHSAS Principal; Mr. Nelson; David Gilligan, former CHSAS Principal and now Chief High
School Officer for the Chicago Public Schools; and Thomas McMahon, Local School Council Chair and parent of Michael McMahon, a graduating senior.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcoming Mr. Nelson to CHSAS are David Gilligan, former CHSAS Principal, who is now responsible for all Chicago Public High Schools as Chief High School Officer, Martha Hamilton, the long time Assistant Principal for CHSAS, who now serves as a Special Advisor to High School Programs for the Chicago Public Schools and Marc Schulman.

CHSAS is fortunate to have a strong partnership with the Illinois Farm Bureau. The Farm Bureau provides valuable resources and contacts for the school with the Illinois agriculture community, just donated a truck to the school for use on its farm and honored the school this year at its tribute
to former Speaker of the U.S. House, Dennis Hastert. Above, CHSAS Master Ag Teacher and FFA Advisor, Lucille Shaw, thanks Mr. Nelson for the strong support of the Illinois Farm Bureau.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHSAS is unique in its organization because of the active Advisory Board that brings together representatives from industry, education, cultural and civic institutions and government; all interested in furthering education and career opportunities for CHSAS students. Above, CHSAS Advisory Board Co-Chairs, Marc Schulman and Rouhy Shalabi, thank Lucille Shaw, for her
commitment to the graduates and all the students at CHSAS.

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Groundhog Job Shadow Day at the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences to recognize Dr. Carla Pugh of Northwestern University Medical School and Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Thank you Stella Foster of Stella’s Column in the Chicago Sun Times for recognizing our work supporting the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences. Groundhog Job Shadow is one of the biggest activities of the year at CHSAS as it gives the junior and senior classes an opportunity to “shadow” a successful business person.

For 2008, we are so honored to have Dr. Carla Pugh of Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Medical School as our special guest for Groundhog Job Shadow Day. Dr. Pugh will be hosting students at her lab at Northwestern next Thursday and then will come out to the school to speak to the students on Tuesday, January 29th.

A recent study found that the number one career choice for young woman was being a doctor. Dr. Pugh has achieved great success as a surgeon, researcher and educator. It will be a great experience for students at CHSAS to hear her inspirational story and the great success that she has achieved through
hard and a commitment to education.

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Eli’s Brings Family Fun & Support for the Greater Chicago Food Depository to Lights Festival Lane in partnership with the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences

At Eli’s, we are always delighted when we can support the Greater Chicago Food Depository. There is a tremendous need for food this holiday season as a combination of reduced giving by the food industry and pending federal legislation has curtailed food donations. For the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival,we work with the students and staff at the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences to offer complimentary cheesecake slice decorating for families while allowing all guests the opportunity to support the Greater Chicago Food Depository with donations of canned foods and dollars. This year
our activities will result in over 15,000 meals being provided this holiday season.

 

 

 

 

Eli’s Big Slice standing in front of the Eli’s Tent at Lights Festival Lane at Pioneer Court with the Wrigley Building in the background. Eli’s activities at Lights Festival Lane would not be possible without the dedicated student volunteers from the Chicago High School of Agricultural Sciences.

 

 

 

 

 

The Chicago HIgh School for Agricultural Sciences has the largest FFA Chapter in the State of Illinois and one of the highest percentages of students going onto college in the City of Chicago. CHSAS is very fortunate to have Lucille Shaw, in the center, who is the FFA Chapter Advisor and Master Ag Instructor.

 

 

 
This year was a record year for cheesecake decorating at Lights Festival Lane. Over 15,000 people were able to enjoy decorating and then eating their slice of Eli’s.

 

 

 

 

The Greater Chicago Food Depository reaches over 600 food
pantries and one half million people each year. Monetary and product donations
are so important to meeting the demand.

 

 

 

 

 

On the left, Andy Christensen of the Greater Chicago Food Depository takes a break from collecting donations with Eli’s Sarah Zupancic and Erin Arceo. Eli’s activities at Lights Festival Lane were organized by Brian Cravens and Sarah Zupancic.

 


On the left, Eli’s Pat Pross celebrates the success of the day
with Lucille Shaw. On the right, CHSAS Acting Principal Martha Hamilton and
Lucille Shaw congrtulate Lights Festival Co-Chair Jennifer Woolford of the
Merchandise Mart on the success of the 16th Annual Magnificent Mile Lights
Festival.

 

 

 

Eli’s Marc Schulman was the founding chair of the Magnificent
Mile Lights Festival as a Greater North Michigan Avenue Association volunteer in
1992. Here Marc congratulates Chairs, Nicole Jachimiak and Jennifer Woolford on
making t he 16th Annual Lights Festival was the best ever.

 

 

 

 

Eli’s Big Slice enjoys the day with Eli’s Marc, Elana and Maureen Schulman

 

 

 

The support of the Harris Bank has allowed the Magnificent Mile
Lights Festival to have many new components. The support of our media partners,
Radio Disney bringing Corin Bleu of High School Musical and WTMX bringing Sister Hazel KT Tunstall to the Harris Stage at Pioneer Court.

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