tabling at Elk Grove HS March 9, 2017

When I arrived at EGHS today, the very nice staff person who sets up tables met me to inform me that we needed to relocate my operation. Tables were now to be in the cafeteria proper, and no longer in the hallway outside the cafeteria. The powers that be no longer want students in the hallway. (I didn't ask why.) I got to pick a spot. I didn't see a lot of business, but those who came by were very nice and several took buttons.

At the neighboring table students were having a bake sale to benefit a group that pairs special needs students with regular students as buddies. Very nice young people. I bought a brownie.


Tabling at Rolling Meadows HS March 7, 2017

It's a quiet day for me at RMHS. Our prolific writer stopped by with apologies for article not finished. I told him I was also under the gun to write an article this week.  He hopes to have his to us in the next couple weeks.

Two army recruiters came through the cafeteria a few minutes ago. One of them told me, when I asked, they weren't recruiting today, but were here to see the registrar, who, they had learned, wasn't here today. So they'll have to come back tomorrow. I guess they're obtaining student information.

RMHS lunches are running early today because they have an assembly with guests from the Chicago Blackhawks. Packing up and going home.


Tabling at Elk Grove HS February 9, 2017

Things are quiet at Elk Grove High School. Some interest in buttons. Some interest in Starbursts. One student was interested in writing for the zine. I told her to email her stuff to us. She took a zine with our contact information.

A female student was interested in joining the Army Reserve to get money for college. I gave her one of the "What every girl should know . . " brochures, and talked to her about sexual harassment and assault in the military. I also gave her information on financial aid.

Several boys came by (separately) with no clue what they want to do with their futures. One boy said he's going to college where his uncle went, but he doesn't know the name of the school. While in high school he's going to get an internship with his uncle, who works on Wall Street, he said.

Several students today enthusiastically took peace buttons (1 each), and were pleased that the artists were district 214 alumni. The student who tends to grab handfuls of buttons only got only one this time, and two candies.

tabling at Rolling Meadows HS February 7, 2017

It has been a quiet day at RMHS. Most of my visitors have been staff. A sprinkling of freshman boys has stopped by to talk. They mostly don't know "what they want to do when they grow up," but today two different fellows were interested in auto mechanics. I applaud that we always need good, honest auto technicians. Nobody here is interested in joining the military. Several staff have stopped by.

Our faithful writer, who still has not submitted his promised double article, dropped by and apologized for his tardiness. I probably should have asked him for a deadline, but didn't think of that.  This is the second month in a row I've been so bored I resorted to eating Starbursts.


Tabling at Elk Grove HS January 12, 2017

I've had quite a few visitors today at EGHS. There is no interest in the human rights question. The only person who wrote an answer was the special needs student who tries to take all the peace buttons. She only got one button today. She requested and kept the BVS pen she used to write her answer to the human rights question. Nobody else is interested in the question.

Another student was interested in writing a zine article. Several students too zines and/or candy.

Many students are milling around. It's not like Rolling Meadows where I'm in the cafeteria but I'm in an area where students lounge outside the cafeteria. They have ample time to visit my table but few choose to do so.

Students are well behaved. A security guy as well as the police officer have been visible, watching students the whole time.



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