Dear Community Residents, Alumni and others interested in the growing success of Sullivan High School;

The library at Sullivan High School has many wonderful books in its stacks - but with the passage of time and a changing level of interest by today’s students, Principal Chad Adams, in consultation with his staff, is requesting we replace these books with others that will be of greater interest to today’s diverse learners.

As many of you know, in recent years, with no librarian, the former library - which was a tired outdated room - changed its function, and has emerged as a center for Sullivan’s growing international body of students - a place for them to feel safe, engage in mentoring and other small group work. In short, despite its outdated appearance, the room emerged as a student learning center of sorts.

Yet exciting and great changes are about to happen in this space.

The event at Sullivan on Saturday April 6th (6631 N. Bosworth) is more than just a book, bake and student art sale - as its a celebration of the changes about to occur.

We will be showcasing the progress we are making in transitioning the former library into a Friends of Sullivan funded “Student Learning Lounge and Newcomers Center.” With state of the art furniture paid for and donated by Friends of Sullivan on order, the room will take on an exciting new feel, benefitting all students.

On Saturday, Principal Adams will announce some other exciting developments regarding the school, and we will hear from student poets - twice - at around 11:00 and at around 1:00.

And more!!!!

Saturday’s event is great for community residents interested in learning more about Sullivan HS - and while there, find a few good books, support an artist, or purchase baked goods, many of them made by students in the Low Incidence Program…

And learn more about Friends of Sullivan, and learn about volunteer opportunities and help us with our mission to support extracurricular activities and other capital improvements at Sullivan and neighboring schools. Friends of Sullivan website.

Please spread the word, encouraging folks to show up and support our local high school. Funds raised will go back into the school, helping purchase new books that will be of interest to our diverse group of motivated learners.