Saint Xavier gets $10K for work study program

  Saint Xavier University in Chicago has been awarded $10,202 for the fiscal year 2013 Cooperative Work Study Program grant from the Illinois Board of Higher Education.
  The program provides students what is often their first experiences working in a professional capacity and creates opportunities for partnership between the university and local employers. It provides grants to both public and independent colleges and universities, and is intended to enhance public-private sector partnerships, expand internship opportunities, reduce student reliance on loans, and encourage permanent employment of Illinois graduates in Illinois. Saint Xavier has been a participant in this program for more than 10 years.
  The internship program supported by the grant assists students with securing career-related employment opportunities prior to graduation. In doing so, the program assists Chicago-area employers by helping them to meet part-time professional hiring needs.
  The program also provides financial assistance and indirectly increases student retention. More than 97 percent of SXU students receive financial aid. Students who are involved with this program have been able to reduce dependency on student loans and almost all who have been placed in an internship position have graduated from SXU.

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Evergreen Park Dist. 124
  School District 124 provides free vision, hearing, speech, language, basic concepts knowledge, and fine and gross motor skills screenings for children 3 to 5 years old who are not yet in kindergarten. Children eligible can qualify for special programs. For more information call Jean Hector at 423-0951, Ext. 2140.

Moraine Valley
  Moraine Valley Community College, 9000 W. College Parkway in Palos Hills, will hold its 5th annual Alcohol and Drug Awareness Health Fair from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, April 11, with a presentation from 6 to 8 p.m. Event is free and open to the public. There will be information available, displays and interactive activities in Building U (room U111). Evening presentation will be “Myths, Trends, Scope, and Treatment, Opioid Use in the Community” in Building M (Moraine Room 3). Refreshments also will be sold. For more information contact John DiGangi at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 974-4337, or Michael Fonda at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
  The Moraine Valley Community College Library will present an event related to the text, “Confederates in the Attic” by Tony Horwitz, in the Library lounge, Building L, on campus at 9000 W. College Pkwy. in Palos Hills.
  The History Department welcomes noted historian Dr. Theodore Karamanski of Loyola University Chicago for a discussion about the Civil War, “Illinois, Chicago and the Civil War” on Wednesday, April 24 from noon to 1 p.m.
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No. Palos Dist. 117
  District 117 is holding registration for the 2013-14 pre-kindergarten and kindergarten programs continuing through August. Parents of pre-kindergarten students can pick up information packets at Sorrick School, 7825 W. 103rd St. in Palos Hills, and Dorn School, 7840 W. 92nd St. in Hickory Hills. Parents of kindergarten students are asked to pick up information packets at the Dr. Ken Geraghty Administrative Center adjacent to Sorrick School. Identification is required.
  For more information on pre-kindergarten registration call Sorrick School at 233-8200 or Dorn at 233-5600. For more information on kindergarten registration call Diane Hasler at 233-5758. Visit for registration forms and other information.

Saint Xavier
  WSCR 670 “The Score” program director Mitch Rosen will be the guest speaker at the 2013 Breakfast with the Experts series on Tuesday, April 23 at the Chicago campus, 3700 W. 103rd St.” Chicago Sports Radio 2013” will examine how content interaction with sports fans has changed the way they follow Chicago teams. The event, jointly sponsored by SXU and the Beverly Area Planning Association, begins at 7:30 a.m. with breakfast and networking followed by the keynote address. It will be held in the Butler Reception Room, in the Warde Academic Center. Registration is $10 for the general public, free for BAPA members. Reservations are required. For more information or to register call (773) 233-3100 or

St. Laurence High
  St. Laurence High School and the Office of Alumni Relations will host its annual solemn mass of remembrance, honoring deceased alumni of the school, on Saturday, April 13 at 4:30 p.m. in the school’s library. Father Norm Trela from St. Symphorosa Parish, and the school’s chaplain, will celebrate the Mass of the Resurrection. A wreath-laying ceremony will take place at the outdoor memorial, weather permitting. Following the liturgy, snacks and refreshments will be served.
  Family, friends, and relatives of deceased alumni of St. Laurence are welcome to attend. Reservations can be made by contacting Ed Kozak at 458-6900.

Could have used

Could have used
that last week

  St. Bernadette Catholic Academy in Evergreen Park held an Invention Convention for its students in grades five through eight. The goal was to provide students with an opportunity to develop critical thinking and problem solving skills through their inventions, and instill creativity, according to science teacher Martha Conrad. Students identified a problem and came up with a solution, and made prototypes of their ideas which they explained and demonstrated to parents and visitors.
  Seen here are Zachary Zawisza with his salt shovel, which delivers salt to a sidewalk as one shovels.
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What's a Staley?

What’s a Staley?

  St. Louis de Montfort School in Oak Lawn welcomed Staley, the official mascot of the Chicago Bears, to teach students in preschool through eighth grade about ways to deal with bullies and keep the school a bully-free zone. Staley is seen here with teachers Marge Del Priore (left) and Cheryl Joyce and the school’s 4-year-old preschoolers.
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A SADD day

A SADD day

  BMX rider Matt Wilhelm and magician Carl Olson visits Oak Lawn-Hometown Middle School for the school’s 6th annual SADD on Feb. 15. Wilhelm entertained students and delivering messages of how to build character and be trustworthy, responsible and upstanding citizens.

  High school students from Richards, Oak Lawn, Mother McAuley and Marist also visited with the middle-schoolers to talk about making responsible choices.

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