Thursday, May 23, 2013
Students collected 2,445 pounds of textiles to recycle.
Students from St. Christina School in Mount Greenwood recycled more than 2,400 pounds of clothing during the month of April to take third prize in USAgain’s seventh annual Earth Month Challenge contest. St. Christina placed third out of 540 schools nationwide, collecting 2,445 pounds of clothing and shoes, and winning the $500 third prize, which the school intends to use toward their fundraising to put iPads in every classroom. “This was an effortless program for us,” said Mary Stokes, principal at St. Christina School. “More importantly, it was a great awareness program. Our students know all about recycling paper, plastic, cans and glass, but many ofthem didn’t know textiles could be recycled, too. Notonly did they learn something, but …
Thursday, May 16, 2013
The annual award honors an outstanding faculty member.
Marist High School teacher and alum Don Richardson ’77 is this year’s winner of the Champagnat Award, an honor given to faculty members who demonstrate the example set by St. Marcellin Champagnat in their teaching. Don will also be celebrating his 25 anniversary at Marist next year.
Monday, May 13, 2013
Illinois state officials, non-profit administrators and union representatives will offer perspectives during the Illinois Pension Forum starting 4:30 p.m. Monday in Orland Park. Join us for our live blog and weigh in.
A forum on Illinois pension issues will be held 4:30 p.m. Monday at Century Junior High, 10801 W. 159th St. in Orland Park. The following people are scheduled to speak: Join us for our live blog and offer your own thoughts on the points discussed. Patch’s live blog through Cover It Live will provide minute-by-minute updates from the meeting on this page starting at 4:30 p.m. Look in the Cover It Live window above, and you’ll see an area where you can join in and offer your comments and questions. The same rules apply as on finished articles on the site. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Join Patch! Create a free user account and join the discussion about the future of the area. You'll be subscribed to the free daily newsletter and breaking …
Friday, May 10, 2013
A former Mother McAuley teacher and alumna of the all-girls school shares her thoughts on the need for more acceptance of lesbian, bisexual and questioning students.
Erin Macke is a 2001 graduate of Mother McAuley Liberal Arts High School who so valued her time at the school that she decided to return as a teacher in 2009. Two years later her contract was not renewed. In a letter posted to the Huffington Post, she writes that she was not asked to return after the school learned that she was a lesbian and for the way in which "she had counseled an LGBT student who expressed suicidal actions." In the open letter, Macke reflects on the positive educational experience she received at the school. She also expresses disappointment that her personal life leaves her on the outside of the institution she credits as a major force in her life. Macke writes: I left these halls with a strong sense of self, …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
The perennially strong program will have a new leader next season.
The Redhawks are getting a new coach. Marist High School Principal Larry Tucker and Athletic Director Bob Lim announced on Wednesday that Julie Popp Hopkins will take over as the new Marist women’s varsity volleyball coach. Hopkins will also become a physical education instructor at the school. Hopkins will suceed longtime coach Natalie Holder who resigned at the end of last season. Hopkins already has a few titles on her resume. She taught and coached at The Latin School in Chicago where her teams won back to back league titles in 2011 and 2012. She was named conference coach of the year in 2012, the school said in a press release. Outside of school, Hopkins works as a club volleyball coach for the Michio Volleyball Club. Hopkins is a …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Saint Xavier University's recent ball raised money for student scholarships. See all the night's action.
Saint Xavier University recently raised more than $397,000 for student scholarships at its 28th Annual President’s Scholarship Ball – a new fundraising record for the Ball. More than 430 guests attended the evening of dinner and dancing at the Hilton Chicago. The Ball also celebrated Henry Bros. Company, the 2013 Shield of Saint Xavier recipients. Henry Bros. Company has been among Saint Xavier’s most generous lifetime donors and supporters. It has supported the Scholarship Ball since 1990 and has served as the Dinner Sponsor at the Ball. William Callaghan, Sr. and George P. Henry were the second generation owners of the company from 1966 to 1987. William and his wife Maxine have attended Saint Xavier and Mercy Sisters fundraising events …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Give a shout-out to a teacher who has made a difference in your or your child's life.
Teachers are pretty awesome. After all, it takes a special kind of person to spend the majority of their waking week, often in vain attempt to civilize our respective little hellions. And while teachers may be the backbone of modern human civilization's perpetuation, the job is frequently a thankless one. In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, we want to spread some love to the teachers, past and present, who've made a mark on our lives. But we need your help. If you've ever had a teacher in the past or present who has inspired you, taught you something invaluable or has just been plain awesome, give them a shout-out down below. Thank you teachers for all you do.
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Mount Carmel High School science teacher, Curt Ehrenstrom, won an Illinois Golden Apple.
Golden Apple, a leader in advancing the teaching profession in Illinois for 28 years, announced Curt Ehrenstrom, a science teacher at Mount Carmel High School, as a recipient of the Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching. The 2013 Golden Apple honorees, all High School teachers, were selected from a pool of 510 nominees from throughout the Chicago metropolitan area. Curt Ehrenstrom, who teaches AP Physics, Honors Physics and coaches the football and water polo teams at Mount Carmel High School in Chicago, was surprised Wednesday in his classroom by CBS2’s Rob Johnson and Golden Apple CEO and President Dominic Belmonte. Ehrenstrom was presented with a Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching in front of 30 of his Advanced …
The new lab at the neighborhood university provides students a hands-on look at real time financial markets.
It might look like a normal neighborhood house from the outside, but once you step inside things get a bit more high-tech. Saint Xavier University's Graham School of Management recently opened the Center for the Study of Financial Markets and Derivatives. The hands-on learning environment gives students the opportunity to use financial technology. "It is very powerful because students can see real-time data coming in," said Dr. Muhammad Chishty, the director of the center. Much of the equipment was made possible through grants. Students can use FactSet and Bloomberg terminals, which gives them real time market information. Currently, the only other area schools that use FactSet are the University of Chicago and Northwestern University, …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
If you make a purchase at Home Run Inn Pizza in Beverly on Wednesday, you can help out Sutherlund School
If you have a craving for pizza, today is the day to indulge. Home Run Inn Pizza, 10900 S. Western Ave., will be donating 20 percent of all purchases made Wednesday, May 1, using this flier to Sutherland Elementary School. Just print out the flyer and present it when you pay. The offer is valid for dine-in and carry-out orders.