Nearly two-dozen Payton students joined hundreds of Chicago teens in skipping school on March 15 to attend a downtown rally calling for action against global warming, as part of a worldwide youth “climate strike.”
Paw Print Editor Will Foster is 17 years old and a member of the Walter Payton College Prep Class of 2020. In addition to his newspaper work, he writes about legal matters for the High School SCOTUS blog. In 2015-16 he was a Kid Reporter for Sports Illustrated Kids magazine and website. Additionally, he was the editor-in-chief of his middle school newspaper for two years. You can find his work for Sports Illustrated Kids at http://bit.ly/2mcsRDJ (the page may take a little bit to load as it is an archived page). When clicking on individual articles from that page, it is advised that you right click and click "open link in new tab" for faster loading times.
Payton students participated in a variety of service projects throughout Chicagoland on Monday as part of the school’s annual “Sweetness Day.”
A number of Payton teachers have led a push this school year to achieve greater equity in their students’ learning experiences.
Payton teachers held a brief “walk-in” demonstration in front of school on Thursday morning in a show of solidarity with striking Los Angeles public school teachers.
More than 50 Payton students joined hundreds of their high school peers from around Chicago on November 6 as they served as election judges during the highly-anticipated midterm elections.
Two Payton teachers were removed last spring for alleged inappropriate conduct with students, impacting the Payton community in myriad ways.
Payton football clinched the conference championship in a nail-biting 43-42 victory over Kenwood on Friday night.