Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Meet the team - Simone!

So, just who are these high school students working on the Climbing for Success campaign?  Well, how about if they tell you who they are.  First up is Simone, the sophomore presenter from Maria's Comida:

I decided to work on this project because anything to further extracurricular involvements in our school would be great. Having the ability to be in something great that shows student empowerment is what I go for. Whatever opportunity there is out there, I grab it. Mr. Rostek asked me to work on this project along side with other students and I thought it was a brilliant idea.  Coming from a student prospective, he's a teacher who is a determined and kind human being.

Currently, I am involved in Student Council, and will soon to be a Creative Inklings junior counselor once again. Creative Inklings is a summer creative writing camp for elementary students.  In the past, I have been involved in a lot of extracurricular activities, but these are the activities I am active in now.

I think for a student, it is important to have experience in anything you do. If you want a little more knowledge outside the classroom, join a club. In my culture, we are very traditional and less lenient than others. For me, extracurricular activities show what a determined student I am, and what I am capable of in terms of being a Muslim girl. In the activities that I have participated in, I was not only able to gain experience, but I fed off other people and learned a few things.  I realized that you can achieve academically, but what is the point of being an Honor student if you can’t put it to the test? It has been an extreme challenge, but overall it is worth it. You are learning skills that you do not learn in a classroom and skills that you can take with you wherever you go.

I am Simone, a determined student working on the Marketing aspects of this campaign. 

Sunday, 15 May 2011

The kids did a great job!

Every third Sunday of the month, Maria's Comida, a restaurant in Hamtramck, hosts an event that will support a local project designed to improve the city.  The event is called Diverse (Soup) City .Everyone one pays $7.00 for a meal of delicious soup (tonight's was vegan ratatouille), fresh bread, a beverage, and something sweet.  During the meal, pre-arranged groups deliver a brief presentation about a project that they hope will be funded through the night's proceeds.

Tonight, the Climbing for Success campaign made its appeal to the crowd gathered at the cozy environs of Maria's.  First to speak was John Rostek who gave a brief overview of his goal to climb Mt. McKinley.  Next, Emad and Karolina (two juniors at HHS) spoke about how much money we are hoping to raise and why.  Finally, Iqra and Simone (a senior and a sophomore) displayed a beautiful poster (replete with flashing stars) they created and Iqra spoke specifically about how attending events with Student Council helped her to become a better leader.  Five other students came out to support the presentation.

After all of the presentations were complete, the diners voted.  Our table held hands as the results were announced.  The winner - Climbing for Success.  The total grant received tonight is $302!  Thanks Maria's Comida and SOUP patrons.

If you would like to help us reach the summit amount of $20,320, please make your check out to Piast Institute (please write "Mr. Rostek's Climb" in the memo) and mail that TAX DEDUCTIBLE donation to:

Hamtramck Public Schools
3201 Roosevelt
Hamtramck, MI 48212

Thanks for your continued support!

Friday, 13 May 2011

What an amazing week

So many people and organizations have supported the campaign this week, we better get started saying thank you!  This may take a while.

Kim Hancasky - 9,500 Ft. Camp
Millie Hirsch - 7,200 Ft. Base Camp
Selma Ticevic - 11,00 Ft. Camp
Don Mullen - 7,200 Ft. Base Camp
Suzanne Borushko - 7,200 Ft. Base Camp
Pat Serafino - 7,200 Ft. Base Camp
Daniela Gjorgjevska - 7,200 Ft. Base Camp
the Starr family - 11,000 Ft. Camp
Cynthia and James DeNardis - 9,500 Ft. Camp
Hamtramck Federation of Teachers - 17,200 Ft. Crest Camp
Brooke Jones - 7,200 Ft. Base Camp
Cynthia Manardo - 7,200 Ft. Base Camp
Stacey Provencher - 7, 200 Ft. Base Camp
Rene Romanczuk - 7,200 Ft. Base Camp
Maureen Langenderfer - 7,200 Ft. Base Camp
Laura Baugh-  9,500 Ft. Camp
Rula Bilbeisi - 7,200 Ft. Base Camp

As always, you may send your TAX DEDUCTIBLE donation, in the form of a check made out to Piast Institue (Mr. Rostek's Climb in the memo) to:

Hamtramck Public School
3201 Roosevelt
Hamtramck, MI 48212

Monday, 9 May 2011

We're having a party!!!!

In order to really send the campaign soaring to new heights, Climbing for Success has teamed up with New Dodge Lounge (8850 Jos. Campau, Hamtramck) for a night of food, fun, friends, and fantastic music.

Join us on Friday, May 20 from 4:00 PM until we shut down the place.  We'll feed you with delicious pasta, pizza, and hot dogs, get your feet moving to live music and supreme spinning by a DJ, and offer you ample opportunities at winning great prizes.  No need to RSVP and no set cover charge - you just show up and make your own reasonable donation at the door.

See you on May 20th!

Sunday, 8 May 2011

Where are our manners?

The altitude must have gotten to us as this should have been posted a couple of days ago.  Our thanks this week go out to the following people and businesses:

Royal Kabob: 14,200 Ft. Camp
Glory Supermarket: 11,000 Ft. Camp
Renee Savage: 7,200 Ft. Base Camp
Kevin Ashford: 7,200 Ft. Base Camp
Joanne Malczewski: 7,200 Ft. Base Camp
Alice Dembowski: 7,200 Ft. Base Camp
Myra Barnett: 7,200 Ft. Base Camp
Joyce Bujak: 7,200 Ft. Base Camp
Jill Doherty Photography: 7,200 Ft. Base Camp
Theresa Zillich: 7,200 Ft. Base Camp

Thanks for your support!

Tax Deductible donations, in the form of a check, may be written to Piast Institute (please put "Mr. Rostek's Climb" in the memo) and mailed to:

Hamtramck Public School
3201 Roosevelt
Hamtramck, MI 48212