Principal Timothy Devine on May 29 announced that Payton would reprint its 2018-19 yearbooks at a cost of more than $22,000 after the revelation that several students had been pictured making the “OK” hand gesture — a once-innocuous symbol that has been usurped by hate groups in recent months.
Payton juniors gathered in the recital hall for the annual Book Awards ceremony on Wednesday, May 1. Pictured: Sam Macchione ’19
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.”
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.