Chicago Christian H.S.
Chicago Christian High School will host an Open House on Sunday. Registration begins at 1:45 p.m. and the program starts at 2 p.m. Anyone who may be interested in learning more about academic and co-curricular opportunities at CCHS are encouraged to attend. Current students, parents, and faculty will be on hand to answer any questions and lead sessions. For further information, call 708-388-7656.
The Veterans Of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary No. 177 of Chicago Ridge is sponsoring a poster contest for first through third grade students and an essay contest for fourth and fifth graders.
The fourth and fifth graders graders will write on the topic “How do our veterans serve America?” The essay should be no longer than 200 words and should be typed or neatly handwritten in black ink.
The cover sheet for the essay should contain: student’s name, school, age of student and grade. The deadline is Nov. 6.
The theme for the poster for first, second and third graders is “I am a proud American.”
The poster should be no larger than 14 by 22 inches. Students may use any type coloring agents like crayons, paints, markers, etc.
On the back of the poster please include: the student’s name, the age of the students and the grade.
The deadline is Nov. 6. For more information on either contest, contact Renee at 630-452-9447.
The Mount Assis Booster Club presents its 10th annual Comedy Night Saturday, Nov. 2, at the school, 13860 Main St. in Lemont.
Doors open 6:15 p.m., dinner 7:15 p.m., show 8:30 p.m.
Featuring a night of comedy and dinner by Uncle Bub’s.
Tickets cost $35 and include buffet dinner, beer, wine, pop, water, and comedy show. Must be 21 or over to attend.
Thanks to Oak Lawn Community High School, the Oak Lawn Public Library reported a recording-breaking 92 high school students participated in its summer reading program, with 47 teens meeting their goal of reading 1,800 pages in the three months. The top 15 readers read over 166,200 pages. The public library hopes to continue to break summer reading records with next year’s science-themed program, “Spark a Reaction.”
The Oak Lawn Public Library also reports that its Required Reading Shelf was very successful. OLCHS joined other area schools, such as Simmons Middle School and Richards High School, in submitting required reading lists to the public library. These books were then available in multiple copies at the public library. The public library hopes to expand the collection to include audio and e-book versions as options in 2014.
The OLCHS Media Center works closely with the public library. To celebrate Teen Read Week, both groups will be hosting a joint library craft at the OLCHS Media Center from 3 to 4 p.m. Oct. 17. Students in grades 7-12 are invited to create an out of this world craft & enjoy free pizza. This year’s theme is “Seek the Unknown.”
Oak Lawn Community High School performances of “Beauty and the Beast” will take place at 7 p.m. Oct. 25 through Oct. 27. A special children’s matinee will also take place at 2 p.m. Oct. 27 where children will have the opportunity to be a part of the show and get their picture taken and receive autographs with Belle, the Beast, and the other enchanted objects. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Tickets can be purchased through the ticket hotline at 424-5200 ext. 5920.
Queen of Peace
Queen of Peace and St. Laurence high schools will be hosting a Mass for first responders at 10 a.m. Oct. 20. Family, friends and the community are invited to honor all active and retired police officers, firefighters/EMS and all branches of the military.