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February 27, 2020

Reavis Takes 2nd at Conference Scholastic Bowl

The Reavis High School Scholastic Bowl Varsity Team placed 2nd in the South Suburban Red Conference Tournament on Wednesday, February 19. 

In round one, the Rams gained a decisive victory over Richards, leading them to face the undefeated Oak Lawn for round two. Reavis took the lead early and held onto it for the entire match and the final score was 300 to 210. Unfortunately, the Rams fell to Argo in the final match by 40 points.

Reavis had two students earn all-conference medals for toss-ups. Varsity member Karol Turbiarz with 48 and JV player Gabriel Sanchez with 40.

Full story available in the Burbank Independent


February 20, 2020

Students Demonstrate Automotive Skills

The auto students at Reavis High School participated in Moraine Valley’s Automotive Skills Qualifying Competition. Congratulations and good luck to Mark Castellanos, 1st place Reavis finisher, and Alex Kaminski, 2nd place Reavis finisher, who are moving on to the Finals at the end of the month.

Pictured, left to right: Mateusz Ciaranek, Grzegorz Chlebek, Mark Castellanos, Edward Ramos, Paige Skuby. Not pictured: Alex Kaminski. 

Three students from the South Cook ISC Final will advance to the 2020 ComEd Regional ISC Spelling Bee, which will be held the evening of February 20, 2020. One student advances to the Scripps Howard National Spelling Bee in May.

Full story available in the Burbank Independent


February 13, 2020

108 Spartans Meet 2nd Quarter Service Learning Requirements

 Congratulations to 108 Oak Lawn Community High School Spartans for meeting the Service Learning graduation requirement during the 2nd quarter. This group of students collectively volunteered over 3,000 hours of their time in the school and community. Non-profit organizations in the community rely on volunteers in order for their organization to exist; they could not do what they do without your help, and know that they are very grateful for the time you give them. 

Full story available in the Burbank Independent



Junior Chloe Artus volunteering for Operation Santa Claus.

February 6, 2020

Reavis Senior Wins Gold Key Award

Reavis High School Senior Jasmine Monarrez captivated the judges with her altered book sculpture, “Hands of Growth.” 

She won a Gold Key award and is an American Vision Nominee for the Regional Scholastic Art and Writing competition. There were over 2100 entries from 40 schools, and Jasmine placed in the Top Five. 

Gold Key works are then judged nationally by an impressive panel of creative–industry experts to receive National Medals, including Gold Medals, Silver Medals, American Voices and Visions Medals, Gold Medal and Silver with Distinction Portfolio Medals, and Special Achievement Awards. National Medalists are recognized in part at the National Ceremony at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

Monarrez’s work is on display at Downers Grove North High School, 4436 Main St,, Downers Grove, and then will move on to New York to compete on the national level. 

Full story available in the Burbank Independent