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Established 1962

Published every Thursday in the village of Chicago Ridge, IL

october 17, 2019

Richards’ Bulldog Brewing is a Company with a Mission

To become an educated consumer in America, one needs a healthy dose of skepticism.


Bait-and-switch, false promises, small print qualifications – any number of business practices that stretch ethics or simply mock the idea of trustworthiness in sales – have created a nation of shrewd shoppers. 


But then sometimes a company comes along that restores some faith. Businesses like the one staffed by special education students at Richards High School.


Bulldog Brewing sells coffee, hot chocolate, tea and apple cider to staff members and students. Managed by faculty members Kelly Fleming and Marie Bernier, this year Bulldog Brewing expanded its operation to make thermal mugs with logos of colleges and universities.


Full story available in the Chicago Ridge Citizen

Richards High School teachers, staff and students enjoy Bulldog Brewing coffee and hot chocolate .
Richards High School teachers, staff and students enjoy Bulldog Brewing coffee and hot chocolate .

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 Chicago Ridge Citizen

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