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October 17, 2019

St. Rita Earns Top-Ranked Catholic School Finish in STEM Competition

On Thursday, October 3rd, St. Rita sent six teams (comprised of four students each) to compete in the inaugural IBEW-NECA STEM competition, hosted by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers - Local 134 and co-sponsored by Northwestern University. St. Rita students performed exceptionally well, and St. Rita took home 3rd Place overall honors and was the top-ranked Catholic school in the competition.

Overall, 40 teams competed from 10 high schools in the Chicagoland area. The competing schools were: St. Rita, Downers Grove North, Maine East, Stagg, Lockport, Downers Grove South, Andrew, Chicago Agriculture of Science, Brother Rice and St. Laurence. St. Rita’s top-ranked team scored 292.5 points which was just five points away from first place. The top-ranked St. Rita team consisted of seniors Nick Adent (Mt. Greenwood), Justin Darwin (St. Christina), Ryan Fidler (St. Barnabas) and junior Eric Seo (Lakeview Junior High). They went by the name of “Team Ric.”

St. Rita’s other teams placed very well, too.  

Full story available in the Burbank Independent


October 10, 2019

OLCHS Honored by Apple Distinguished Schools for Advanced Technology

Since 2017, Oak Lawn Community High School has been recognized as an Apple Distinguished School. This designation recognizes schools that are innovative in using technology to increase student engagement and achievement. There are less than 500 schools worldwide that have this designation from grades PreK-College. In Illinois, there are only five high schools that have earned this recognition. 

Principal Dr. Jeana Lietz is a member of the Apple Distinguished Schools Advisory Board. This Advisory Board is made up of nine principals of Apple Distinguished schools from around the United States. The board helps guide the future of the ADS program. The board meets weekly via a phone conference call and meets twice a year in Cupertino, California, where members give feedback to Apple Education executives and update each other about the innovation happening in their schools.

Full story available in the Burbank Independent


Full Story Available in Burbank Independent

Healthy Steps in Motion Held at Senior Center

The Louis S. Viverito Senior Center...will be hosting the Healthy Steps in Motion program. Each session includes a brief educational component, warmup, balance, and strength exercises and cool down/stretching. The program is taught in eight 1-hour classes and is designed to reduce the risk of falling by building strength, flexibility, and balance.