In the wake of February’s massacre at a high school in Parkland, Florida, Payton students and faculty shared their thoughts on whether arming teachers would be a proper way to prevent school shootings from happening in the future.
Will Foster is 16 years old and a member of the Walter Payton College Prep Class of 2020. In 2015 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can find his work for Sports Illustrated Kids at http://bit.ly/2mcsRDJ (the page may take a little bit to load as it is an archived page).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 hosted its annual Model United Nations conference on Saturday, December 2, bringing in dozens of students from around the Chicago area for a day of debate and problem-solving.
Payton’s Beginning Choirs held their Winter Concert on Tuesday, December 12, serenading the audience in the recital hall with a diverse set of pieces, from Christmas classics to a Brazilian folk song.
Payton Players premiered its performance of the play “Red Noses” on Friday night, in front of a large crowd in the school auditorium. The play, written by Peter Barnes in 1978, is a zany comedy set in France during the Black Death of the 1300s.
Several Payton students attended the Illinois Global Scholar Summit on Saturday, hosted downtown at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.
Pouring rain outside did nothing to dampen enthusiasm for Payton’s Homecoming dance on Saturday night.
Payton’s Model UN team received an Outstanding Delegation award at a conference at the University of Chicago Lab School on Saturday.