St. Bernadette Catholic Academy announced the students who received awards for the second trimester of the current school year.
Earning high honors with grade point averages ranging from 3.6 to 4.33 were:
• Grade 8: Elvira Alexander and Joelle Gillespie,
• Grade 7: Layla Brown-Clark,
• Grade 6: Kathleen Jacobson and Joseph Sullivan, and
• Grade 5: Daniel McKeown and Noah Zukowski.
Earning honors with 3.0 to 3.59 grade point averages were:
• Grade 8: Caroline Dwyer, Candice Narcisse and Raven Smith,
• Grade 7: Erin Gessert and Jalon Jones,
• Grade 6: Anna Fitzpatrick, Hannah O’Neill and JaNiya Williams, and
• Grade 5: Chioma Okolo.
The students named most improved for outstanding academic effort to improve during the second trimester were:
• Grade 8: Logan Andrews,
• Grade 7: Amari Thomas,
• Grade 6 Mia Tolbert,
• Grade 5: Daniel McKeown and Jeremiah Powell,
• Grade 4: Jaela Sanders, and
• Grade 3: Britney Darling.
The “What Would Jesus Do?” award was presented to students who best exhibit Christian values by being respectful and kind to all adults and peers, including:
• Kindergarten: Gwyneth Gertonson,
• Grades 1and 2: Hannah Bayorgeon,
• Grades 3 and 4: Brianna Darling,
• Grades 5 and 6: Joseph Sullivan, and
• Grades 7 and 8: Raven Smith
PERFECT ATTENDANCE was awarded to students in recognition of perfect attendance, with no tardiness, including:
• Preschool: Eleanor Mueller, Anthony Harris, Esau Ruvalcaba and Jacob Ruvalcaba,
• Kindergarten: Phoebe Mueller,
• Grades 1 and 2: Hannah Bayorgeon and Caitlon Young,
• Grades 3 and 4: Harrison Bayorgeon, Brianna Darling, Britney Darling and Gary Grizzard,
• Grades 5 and 6: Reginald Sykes III, and
• Grades 7 and 8: Erin Gessert, Jalon Jones and Imani Sykes.
Oak Lawn/Hometown Middle School
Sixth grade students at Oak Lawn/Hometown Middle School designed cards asking Harold L. Richards High School students to make rational decisions at prom.
Their task was to remind Richards’ students to be responsible and safe, with the hope that hearing this message from their peers would make an impact.
Students learned how the three “Mustang Musts”-Be Responsible, Be Respectful, Be Safe-are not just for school; they are life lessons. Teachers had the opportunity to share with students how the decisions you make as a young-adult follow you into adulthood, and affect other people.
The cards will be placed at each table, as one last reminder to students as they begin their prom festivities.
Governors State University
The Governors State University Civil Service Senate is hosting the annual spring open market from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, May 1 in the Hall of Governors at GSU, 1 University Parkway, University Park.
More than 30 crafters and vendors will have unique items and gifts just in time for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, birthdays or just because. The market is free and open to the public. Interested vendors and crafters are encouraged to participate. Space is limited. For more information or to register, call 235-7559.
Mount Assisi Academy
Mount Assisi Academy is hosting a Career, Volunteer, and Job Fair for their students on from 12:30 to 2:20 p.m. Monday, May 5. The school is looking for:
• Businesses that need to fill jobs, to host a table, have our students fill out applications, and conduct mini interviews on site.
• Organizations who need volunteers to host a table and encourage our students to sign up for volunteer opportunities.
• Professionals to come and share their experience in a particular field, answer questions, and schedule shadow days or internships with our students.
For more information, call Marina Tadros at 630-257-7844, ext 239, or email
Oak Lawn Community H.S.
The registration deadline forOak Lawn Community High School boys’ track team fundraiser, the Spartan Olympics, is Wednesday. The cost is $15 for individuals or $75 per team. Winners receive trophies and medals.
For more information, call Head Boy’s Track Coach Chris Kuchyt, head boys’ track coach at 741-5624 in room 372 of the school, or email him at
Individuals and teams can compete in the events at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 27. Individual applicants will compete in all ten events in order to earn the title of Greatest Male and Female Athlete of Oak Lawn Community High School. Teams of five, headed by a junior or senior captain, may enter to earn the title of Greatest Athletic Group at Oak Lawn Community High School.
Events include the long jump; a 1600 meter run, bench press, 100 meter sprint, basketball free throws, tire flip, soccer agility course, football distance toss, 12 inch softball accuracy throw, and an obstacle course.
Oak Lawn Community High School will host its Relay for Life for the 12th year in a row. Relay for Life is an organization dedicated to raising money and awareness for cancer research. This year’s Relay for Life will take place Saturday, May 17. Per Relay tradition, the faculty, staff and students painted the gym purple on Feb. 7 by wearing purple T-shirts during the varsity basketball game. Relay for Life coordinator Thaddeus Zuzga said that OLCHS raised more than $1,500. These funds will be used to cover all of the extracurricular activities at this year’s Relay For Life Event on May 17, 2014. It is not too late to register teams or participants for the event. For more information, call 424-5200.
The Comedy Club of St. Laurence High School, 5556 W. 77th St., Burbank, will be hosting its fifth annual comedy show in the school’s cafeteria at 6:31 p.m. Friday, April 25. The ticket cost at the door is $5. The Comedy Club has been an organized activity at St. Laurence for 14 years. The club strives to mutually entertain its members in various aspects of comedy. One aspect, improvisational humor, will be the primary focus of the night’s activities.
To purchase a ticket before the night of the show, or for more information, call Ed Kozak, club moderator, at 458-6900, ext. 244, or email him at
St. Laurence High School and the Office of Alumni Relations will host its annual solemn mass of remembrance, honoring deceased alumni of the school, at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, April 26 in the school’s library, 5556 W. 77th St. (77th Street and Central Avenue), Burbank.
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 this liturgy. For more information and reservations, call Ed Kozak in the Office of Alumni Relations at 458-6900, ext. 244.