1. Wednesday, June 22, 2016

    Virginia Mercado Awarded the Sister Claudia Hinds Scholarship

    On June 16, Aquinas Literacy Center (ALC) at 3540 S Hermitage Ave. held its annual Student Awards Celebration. Nine adult learners were celebrated for their graduation from Aquinas’ English as a Second Language (ESL) program.

  2. Tuesday, June 14, 2016

    In the Spirit of Francis

    The St. Luke School Class of 2016 is heading off to 11 high schools around the Chicago area. But one thing they will all carry with them is the philosophy of relating to others that was inspired by St. Francis and Pope Francis.

  3. Tuesday, June 14, 2016

    Rev. L. Scott Donahue awarded Honorary Doctorate, Gives Commencement Address at St. Xavier University

    Fr. Scott Donahue, President and CEO of Chicago’s Mercy Home for Boys & Girls, was awarded a Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa, by St. Xavier University and gave the commencement address to graduates of its Schools of Nursing and Education.

  4. Monday, June 13, 2016

    Where Summer Learning in the Catholic Tradition Keeps Students Sharp and Safe

    A 2011 study by RAND Education showed that summer vacation often has a detrimental learning effect for many students. It notes that while all students lose skills, summer learning loss disproportionately affects low income students, particularly in reading.

  5. Monday, June 13, 2016

    Don't Take a Vacation from Your Faith this Summer!

    Catholic Extension invites you to join #Camp Catholic -- its online summer camp for Catholics of all ages. Running from June 12 through Aug. 28, the virtual camp is designed to keep the faithful engaged during the lazy days of summer, when most of us are enjoying vacations, splashing in the pool and celebrating the kid in all of us.

  6. Wednesday, June 01, 2016

    Incarnation 2016 Variety Show

    Students at Incarnation School recently performed in their annual All-School Variety Show. This year’s theme was “Heroes and Villains.” Students in grades Preschool through Grade 8 presented a range of entertaining acts including: a Kindergarten Batman Obstacle Course, a 5th grade James Bond Magic Act, and 7th grade Family Feud: Heroes vs. Villains.

  7. Tuesday, May 31, 2016

    PepsiCo Announces St. Cornelius As 1st Place Winner of National Recycle Rally Contest

    PepsiCo is rewarding students and administrators at St. Cornelious in Chicago for their achievement as first-place winners of the Universal League in the 2015-2016 Recycle Rally Collection Contest. The school recycled 32,610 pounds of recycling materials during the school year.

  8. Thursday, May 26, 2016

    Dressed and Blessed

    I wore my Mom’s wedding dress at my own wedding. Hand-sewn by Mom, the dress featured yards of ivory satin flowing from the waist with delicate smocking of hand-stitched beads. The dress had no décolletage, no corset waist or other frippery of today’s fashion. Its timeless elegance would impart, I hoped, a bit of good fortune that my marriage would be as blessed as Mom and Dad’s.

  9. Monday, May 23, 2016

    Everest’s 17th Golf Outing: Success!

    Lemont, IL: The sun shone brightly on Monday as golfers teed off for Everest Academy. The golf outing took place at Idlewild Country Club, a private club in Flossmoor, IL. This secluded 18-hole, par 72 golf course was the perfect setting for a memorable day. Golfers were greeted with arrival gifts, received professional golfing tips, and enjoyed lunch on the course and a banquet dinner in the clubhouse. Several prize holes and contests added to the fun of the day- “Beat the Priest” contest was a participant favorite with Everest’s very own Fr. John Bender, L.C.

  10. Friday, May 20, 2016

    Shrek Jr. Comes Alive at Everest Academy

    Lemont, IL: Beauty is in the eye of the ogre in Shrek The Musical Jr., based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film and fantastic Broadway musical. Everest Academy students in Kindergarten through 8th Grade captivated audiences with their talent, enthusiasm and humor. Under the direction of theater production company Night Blue, these young actors presented a musical well beyond their years.

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