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Taste of ‘Bit of Germany’ at Shepard

  Shepard High School will host “A Little Bit of Germany” to support its exchange program this Saturday, Jan. 18, from 4 to 8 p.m.
  The fundraiser, which features German food, a folk band, dancing, and imported goods for sale, has set new attendance records the past two years. Nearly 350 people attended last year.

  Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children age 12 and under. Ticket price includes a German dinner of bratwurst, sauerkraut, German potato salad, bread, and coffee, water or cider. Dinner will be served from 4 to 7 p.m. Soda and root beer will be available for purchase.
  The fun includes entertainment by the folk band Paloma from the Dankhaus German Cultural Center in Chicago.
  Next summer, teacher Jennifer Fischer and a group of German Club students will visit students from Johann Wolfgang Goethe Gymnasium in Germersheim. During their trip, Shepard students will attend classes at Goethe (German schools feature a full-year calendar), visit various cultural and historical sites, and, in general, live as Germans.
  Goethe and Shepard students have visited one another for more than 25 years.

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Brother Rice

Brother Rice will host its eighth grade entrance exam on at 8 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 11.

Test-takers should bring their $25 test fee and two No. 2 pencils with them the morning of the test Checks made payable to Brother Rice High School. Pre-registration is not necessary. Calculators are not allowed for the entrance exam. Any student requiring accommodations should contact Admissions Director Tim O’Connell at 773-429-4312 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

All parents are welcome to join their sons for a welcome to Brother Rice on the morning of the exam. A quick presentation in the gym will follow, detailing the admissions process and next steps towards joining the Crusader family. Donuts and juice will be provided.

Marist

Marist High School’s entrance exam for current eighth grade students will take place on Saturday. Students should arrive at 8 a.m. and enter through the gym doors, located on the east end of the school. There is a $25 test fee, however pre-registration is not needed. Students should bring two No. 2 pencils and are asked not to bring a calculator. The approximate dismissal time is 11:45 a.m.

In order to be considered a candidate for 2014-15 admission at Marist, prospective students must test at Marist High School. For additional information, contact Alex Brown, Director of Admissions, at 773-881-5330.

Moraine Valley Spring registration

Moraine Valley Community College can help students realize their educational goals, pursue an associate’s degree and prepare for a successful future. Registration is underway for the spring 2014 semester, which starts Jan. 13 with on-campus credit classes. Off-campus credit classes and on-campus continuing education classes begin Jan. 21, and off-campus continuing education classes begin Jan. 27.

Some of the college’s courses are offered in different formats to accommodate the needs of students, making it easy for people to fit college classes into their life. These Flexible Learning Options include:

  •   Online and Internet Hybrid classes
  • Short-Term Classes
  • Weekend Classes
  • Off-Campus Classes
  • Evening Classes
  • One-Day-a-Week Classes

A complete list of credit and noncredit classes can be found in the spring 2014 class schedule or online at morainevalley.edu. Registration is ongoing. Tuition is $109 per credit hour plus fees and books. Students who have applied to the college can register in the Registration Office, located on campus in the Student Services Center (Building S), 9000 W. College Pkwy. in Palos Hills; by phone at 974-2110 (TTY for the hearing impaired 974-9556); or online at morainevalley.edu.

Moraine Valley Tinley Park campus spring courses

Looking for a shorter commute for classes at Moraine Valley Community College?

The college will offer 60 classes, beginning Jan. 21, at its Southwest Education Center (SWEC), 17900 S. 94th Ave. in Tinley Park.

Some credit classes include Keyboarding I, Art Appreciation, Introduction to Business, Composition I and II, Introduction to Criminal Justice, American History I, Medical Terminology, College Algebra, Music Appreciation, Introduction to Psychology, General Sociology, and Spanish. There are also several noncredit classes offered at SWEC including Plus 50 Internet Basics, Medicare Workshop, Hiring Employees, Food for Life, “Reel” Classic Films, and Beginning Conversational Spanish.

  A complete listing of all the classes at SWEC and credit and noncredit classes offered at all Moraine Valley campuses can be found in the spring 2014 class schedule or online at morainevalley.edu. Registration is ongoing. Tuition is $109 per credit hour plus fees and books. Students who have applied to the college can register in the Registration Office, on the main campus in the Student Services Center (Building S), 9000 W. College Pkwy. in Palos Hills; by phone at 974-2110 (TTY for the hearing impaired 974-9556); or online at morainevalley.edu.

Shepard brightens holidays for 40 needy families

  • Written by Bob McParland

  After final exams, students andSCHIOOL-PAGE-3-col-SHEPARDShepard High School teacher Erin McLean checks her list as student and staff volunteers organize donated gifts and food for the Adopt-a-Family project. Submitted photo. teachers at Shepard High School did not race to the parking lot to leave for winter break. Instead, they went to work.

  With the school’s Multipurpose Room brimming with food, clothing, and gifts, volunteers made final preparations for Adopt-A-Family.
  The next day, when more than 40 families would pick up the donations, they would have little time to organize: Last-minute contributions would arrive, and sometimes a desperate parent would call to plea for help.
  Today they needed to lay out the room with the gifts and food for each family at every table. When families arrived to pick up, volunteers would just need to direct them to the right table.
  Teacher Erin McLean walked the room checking her list and answering every question from student and staff volunteers. Teachers Brad Fisher, Gina Hanna, and Courtney Siska helped direct traffic as donations arrived and staff members and students asked what goes where.
  McLean kept the master list, matching the donations to each family’s needs.
  This year, Jewel Food Store in Palos Heights donated 20 turkeys to help complete the boxes of food. In addition to wrapped gifts for children, families received holiday meals with either a ham or turkey.

Bulletin Board from 1-2-14

Brother Rice
  Brother Rice will host its eighth grade entrance exam on at 8 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 11.
  Test-takers should bring their $25 test fee and two No. 2 pencils with them the morning of the test Checks made payable to Brother Rice High School. Pre-registration is not necessary. Calculators are not allowed for the entrance exam. Any student requiring accommodations should contact Admissions Director Tim O’Connell at 773-429-4312 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
  All parents are welcome to join their sons for a welcome to Brother Rice on the morning of the exam. A quick presentation in the gym will follow, detailing the admissions process and next steps towards joining the Crusader family. Donuts and juice will be provided.

Moraine Valley
Spring registration
  Moraine Valley Community College can help students realize their educational goals, pursue an associate’s degree and prepare for a successful future. Registration is underway for the spring 2014 semester, which starts Jan. 13 with on-campus credit classes. Off-campus credit classes and on-campus continuing education classes begin Jan. 21, and off-campus continuing education classes begin Jan. 27.
  Some of the college’s courses are offered in different formats to accommodate the needs of students, making it easy for people to fit college classes into their life. These Flexible Learning Options include:
  • Online and Internet Hybrid classes
  • Short-Term Classes
  • Weekend Classes
  • Off-Campus Classes
  • Evening Classes
  • One-Day-a-Week Classes
  A complete list of credit and noncredit classes can be found in the spring 2014 class schedule or online at morainevalley.edu. Registration is ongoing. Tuition is $109 per credit hour plus fees and books. Students who have applied to the college can register in the Registration Office, located on campus in the Student Services Center (Building S), 9000 W. College Pkwy. in Palos Hills; by phone at 974-2110 (TTY for the hearing impaired 974-9556); or online at morainevalley.edu.

Moraine Valley
Tinley Park campus spring courses
  Looking for a shorter commute for classes at Moraine Valley Community College?
  The college will offer 60 classes, beginning Jan. 21, at its Southwest Education Center (SWEC), 17900 S. 94th Ave. in Tinley Park.
  Some credit classes include Keyboarding I, Art Appreciation, Introduction to Business, Composition I and II, Introduction to Criminal Justice, American History I, Medical Terminology, College Algebra, Music Appreciation, Introduction to Psychology, General Sociology, and Spanish. There are also several noncredit classes offered at SWEC including Plus 50 Internet Basics, Medicare Workshop, Hiring Employees, Food for Life, “Reel” Classic Films, and Beginning Conversational Spanish.
  A complete listing of all the classes at SWEC and credit and noncredit classes offered at all Moraine Valley campuses can be found in the spring 2014 class schedule or online at morainevalley.edu. Registration is ongoing. Tuition is $109 per credit hour plus fees and books. Students who have applied to the college can register in the Registration Office, on the main campus in the Student Services Center (Building S), 9000 W. College Pkwy. in Palos Hills; by phone at 974-2110 (TTY for the hearing impaired 974-9556); or online at morainevalley.edu.

Bulletin Board from 12-19-13

Brother Rice
  Brother Rice will host its eighth grade entrance exam on at 8 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 11.
  Test-takers should bring their $25 test fee and two No. 2 pencils with them the morning of the test Checks made payable to Brother Rice High School. Pre-registration is not necessary. Calculators are not allowed for the entrance exam. Any student requiring accommodations should contact Admissions Director Tim O’Connell at 773-429-4312 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
  All parents are welcome to join their sons for a welcome to Brother Rice on the morning of the exam. A quick presentation in the gym will follow, detailing the admissions process and next steps towards joining the Crusader family. Donuts and juice will be provided.

Moraine Valley Spring registration
  Moraine Valley Community College can help students realize their educational goals, pursue an associate’s degree and prepare for a successful future. Registration is underway for the spring 2014 semester, which starts Jan. 13 with on-campus credit classes. Off-campus credit classes and on-campus continuing education classes begin Jan. 21, and off-campus continuing education classes begin Jan. 27.
  Some of the college’s courses are offered in different formats to accommodate the needs of students, making it easy for people to fit college classes into their life. These Flexible Learning Options include:
  • Online and Internet Hybrid classes
  • Short-Term Classes
  • Weekend Classes
  • Off-Campus Classes
  • Evening Classes
  • One-Day-a-Week Classes
  A complete list of credit and noncredit classes can be found in the spring 2014 class schedule or online at morainevalley.edu. Registration is ongoing. Tuition is $109 per credit hour plus fees and books. Students who have applied to the college can register in the Registration Office, located on campus in the Student Services Center (Building S), 9000 W. College Pkwy. in Palos Hills; by phone at 974-2110 (TTY for the hearing impaired 974-9556); or online at morainevalley.edu.
Moraine Valley Tinley Park campus spring courses
  Looking for a shorter commute for classes at Moraine Valley Community College?
  The college will offer 60 classes, beginning Jan. 21, at its Southwest Education Center (SWEC), 17900 S. 94th Ave. in Tinley Park.
  Some credit classes include Keyboarding I, Art Appreciation, Introduction to Business, Composition I and II, Introduction to Criminal Justice, American History I, Medical Terminology, College Algebra, Music Appreciation, Introduction to Psychology, General Sociology, and Spanish. There are also several noncredit classes offered at SWEC including Plus 50 Internet Basics, Medicare Workshop, Hiring Employees, Food for Life, “Reel” Classic Films, and Beginning Conversational Spanish.
  A complete listing of all the classes at SWEC and credit and noncredit classes offered at all Moraine Valley campuses can be found in the spring 2014 class schedule or online at morainevalley.edu. Registration is ongoing. Tuition is $109 per credit hour plus fees and books. Students who have applied to the college can register in the Registration Office, on the main campus in the Student Services Center (Building S), 9000 W. College Pkwy. in Palos Hills; by phone at 974-2110 (TTY for the hearing impaired 974-9556); or online at morainevalley.edu.

Oak Lawn
  Oak Lawn Community High School treated the students who had perfect attendance during the 2012-13 school year to breakfast and awarded prizes at a before-school gathering. Along with previous raffles, the students were provided a hot breakfast, gift certificates, and personal acknowledgements from the attendance/deans office.
  The following students had perfect attendance: Seniors: Erik Abrahamson, Richard Alcantar, Kristina Balboa, Stephanie Barragan, Michelle Block, Crystal Cabada, Cesar Cervantes, Damian Cervantes, Natalia Gawelda, Jacob Kupres, Kyle Lavelle, David Le, Kathleen Mancillas, Daniel McGrath, Casey O’Connell, Anthony Ortiz, Megan Pripusich, John Saldivar, Derek Schapiro, Justin Schutt, Omar Sifuentes, and Kamila Zaremba.
  Juniors: Gina Dymit, Cecilia Escobar, Diana Espitia, Alberto Fernandez-Vega, Samantha Germann, Mitchell Gonsch, Eliezel Gonzalez, Patrick Gudanowski, Matthew Hareza, Elizabeth Hunt, Nathan Jones, Christopher Kulik, Ashley Labuda, Rocky Martin, Shannon McGuire, Nicholas Minnella, Anna Oswald, Tomasz Parzadka, Johnny Pilny, Joshua Prince, Daniel Reyes, Ernesto Rivas, Richard Saldivar, Francisco Sanchez, Jacqueline Taylor, Matthew Tischer, and Janette Zamora.
  Sophomores: Lamees Abdallah, Jalisa Balboa, Arieni Cabanas, Kayla Cartolano, Nicholas Cavazos, Jacquelin Dominguez, Kara Egan, Marcus James Favila, John Figus, Cynthia Garcia, Aleksandra Gronski, Ariana Hernandez, Pawel Las, Fernando Lopez, Angelica Ortiz, Nathan Owen, Cole Psik, Sara Quiroga, Michael Rodriguez, Doris Serna, Richard Sheppler, Vaughn Smith, Viviana Vergara, and Michal Zasadni.

  The breakfast was organized by Dean of Students Jamie Hernandez and Interim Attendance Coordinator David Saunders.