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Bulletin Board from 10-10-13

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.
Chicago Ridge
  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.
Mount Assisi
  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.
  To register, contact Gail Andjulis This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or call 224-9922.
Oak Lawn
  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.”
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  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.
  Queen of Peace High School is located at 7659 S. Linder Ave. in Burbank. Refreshments will be served immediately following Mass. RSVP by Oct. 18 to 708-458-7600 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

EP teacher earns a grand for the school

  OfficeMax associates surprised 1,000 teachers in their classrooms with $1,000 each worth of school supplies on Oct. 1 and Mike Gallagher, social studies teacher at Evergreen Park Community High School, was nominated by EPCHS principal Mr. Bill Sanderson, and selected to represent the south region covered by Office Max.

  The national initiative aims to relieve and support teachers who spend their own money on much-needed classroom supplies. OfficeMax consumers and business clients contributed nearly $700,000 in additional school supplies through this summer’s in-store supply drive held at OfficeMax stores across the country. These additional supplies were donated Oct. 1 to the schools where teachers were honored through OfficeMax’s A Day Made Better program.
  “Teachers and education are a part of the crucial infrastructure necessary to build a promising future for our children, and yet many teachers and schools face significant challenges to make ends meet in the classroom due to budget shortfalls,” said Carolynn Brooks, vice president, chief diversity officer and president of OfficeMax Charitable Foundation. “OfficeMax is proud to be hosting its seventh year of A Day Made Better, where we join our customers in helping teachers and schools secure the supplies they need to succeed.”
  To the average American teacher, back to school means spending $1,000 out of pocket on classroom supplies. The OfficeMax A Day Made Better program, in partnership with its non-profit partner AdoptAClassroom.org, aims to help end the need for teacher-funded classrooms. Since 2007, A Day Made Better and other OfficeMax Goodworks programs have contributed more than $25 million in grants and supplies to support more than 31,000 teachers and their classrooms. Additionally, through the annual event, OfficeMax has helped its nonprofit partner AdoptAClassroom.org secure funding for more than 100,000 classrooms nationwide.

—Submitted by Evergreen Park Community High School

Bulletin Board from 10-3-13

Chicago Ridge
  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

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
  Volunteers for Moraine Valley Community College’s Literacy Program are currently being recruited to tutor adults who read, write or compute math at or below a ninth-grade level or who need additional help in learning English.
  Tutors commit to teaching basic reading, math, computer, or English skills to an assigned student for two hours each week for one year. Regular meeting days and times are decided by the tutor and the student. The literacy program offers tutoring at local libraries, the main campus in Palos Hills and college extension centers in Blue Island and Tinley Park. Tutors can choose a location close to their work or home.
  Volunteers should be high school graduates over the age of 18. Teaching experience is not required. Volunteers must complete 12 hours of mandatory training, which can be completed online at cyberdriveillinois.com or at the college in September.
  To volunteer or for more information, call 608-4151.

Oak Lawn
  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.
  Queen of Peace High School is located at 7659 S. Linder Ave. in Burbank. Refreshments will be served immediately following Mass. RSVP by Oct. 18 to 708-458-7600 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Saint Xavier
  Saint Xavier University will host the 13th Annual Cougar 5K Run/Walk during its 2013 Homecoming Week at 9 a.m. on Saturday. The race begins and ends at SXU’s Chicago campus, 3700 W. 103rd St, and travels through Evergreen Park.
  Pre-registration is $30 for runners/walkers and $25 for SXU students. Prices increase to $35 for runners/walkers and $30 for SXU students from Mon., Sept. 30 to Fri., Oct. 4. On race day, registration is $40 for runners/walkers and $35 for SXU students. The Cougar 5K is bringing back the family rate which costs $75 for two adults and one child age 17 or under from the same immediate family. Each additional child is $20. Family rate registration is not available on race day. Visit www.sxu.edu, keyword: cougar 5k to register.
  All participants will receive a white cotton long-sleeve Cougar 5K shirt. Participants that register before Sun., Sept. 15 have the option to purchase a black dry-tech long-sleeve Cougar 5K shirt for an additional $5 instead of the white cotton shirt. Exclusive Cougar 5K charcoal grey quarter-zip jackets also are on sale for $30 through the online registration form or in the Shannon Center at the Chicago campus.
  For more information or to register, visit the Cougar 5K Run/Walk website at www.sxu.edu, keyword: cougar 5k or call the race hotline at 773-298-3592.

Campus Leaders from 10-3-13

 

  Lewis University’s Philip Lynch Theatre presents “She Kills Monsters” by Qui Nguyen.
  Tyler Sanjamin of Evergreen Park has a role in the play.
  The show is recommended for patrons 16 years old and up and will run Friday through Sunday. Evening performances begin at 8 p.m., while Sunday matinees begin at 2:30 p.m. A 4 p.m. matinee will be performed on Saturday. Advanced ticket purchases are encouraged. Tickets are $10 for adults, $9 for seniors and students and $2 for Lewis students with their student IDs. Tickets are $8 for groups of 15 or more, a savings of more than 10 percent off the original ticket price. Tickets are non-refundable.
  For more information, patrons can visit www.lewisu.edu/plt. Call the PLT box office to reserve tickets at 815-836-5500, Monday thru Friday from 1-4:30 p.m., or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . The Philip Lynch Theatre is located on the main campus of Lewis University, Oremus Fine Arts Building on Route 53 in Romeoville.
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  Jin Chul Park of Hickory Hills received academic honors from the Harpur College of Arts and Sciences at Binghamton University by making the University’s Dean’s List for the spring 2013 semester.
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  Andrew Macaitis of Oak Lawn has graduated from Marquette University in Milwaukee and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

 

Richards inducts students into National Honor Society

school-page-3-col-nhsRichards students prepare for the National Honor Society ceremony. Submitted photo.  Richards High School in Oak Lawn recently inducted a new group of students into its chapter of National Honor Society for the 2013-2014 school year.
  Criteria for National Honor Society membership include a grade point average of at least 3.2/4.0 and participation in at least four extracurricular activities (five if the student is a senior.) Students cannot receive academic credit or compensation for the activities.
  Students inducted include: Jannah Alaiwi, Rama Al-Ali, Fatima Almusa, Khaled Almusa, Caroline Azem, Alexa Badon, Andrew Ball, Gabriella Bandera, Halee Barker, Andi Benegas, Agata Bernat, Charbel Bourjas, Thomas Campbell, Elizabeth Chaparro, Celina Clifton, Robert Cook, Julia Coti, Bria Cunningham, Jeanine Cyze, Erika Dampier, Diana Daoud, Abigail Del Castillo, Tyler Demma, Katherine DePietro, and Thomas Doon.
  Also, Catrina Evans, Kaitlyn Fetchko, Siobhan Fox, Jessica Gall, Abby Gentile, Victoria Gomez, Adhem Hinnawi, Natalia Hornick, Cameisha Hurst, Steven Jackson, Dylan Jankowski, Kyle Kachnowski, Vanessa Kalinowska, Joshua Kamba, Kristen Kaminsky, Julia Kennedy, Kevin Kozik, Angelika Kwak, Alyssa Lee, Sarah Magana, Michael Makri, Fabian Martinez, Ahmed Mizyed, Marissa Moreno, and Angeles Ochoa-Raya.
  Also, Aerial Odum, Caitlin O’Sullivan, Parth Patel, Bernardo Perea, Halimah Prunty, HalaRafati, Tara Rivera, Michael Rores, Martyna Ryzewska, Yazan Salameh, Nathan Santiago, Roxanne Segina, Lauren Spearman, Damian Steimach, Katelyn Sullivan, Teris Taylor, Christina Ticzkus, Taylor Turrise, Alyssa Van, Mary Waters, Emily Wetzel, Deja Whitt, and Dana Wujcik.