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February 13, 2020

Shepard Students Take 5th for Team USA in Synchronized Skating

Wrapped in the American flag, Shepard High School students Jenna Bader and Gia Swanson and their Teams Elite teammates celebrated success in Europe for the second year in a row recently.

Teams Elite, representing Team USA in the Juniors Division of the French Cup, took fifth place in synchronized skating against some of the best competition the world can offer. So proud, they posed with the flag afterward in the stands.

Last year Bader, Swanson and their teammates won the gold medal at the Spring Cup in Milan, Italy.

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FEBRUARY 6, 2020

Shepard Senior Chosen as Best Saxophone Player in Illinois

Shepard High School senior Noah Treat already had set himself apart from other musicians by earning selection to perform at the Illinois Music Educators Association state festival recently.

Hundreds of students try out to receive an invitation to play the festival. When they arrive at the festival, students audition again to determine the best musician for each instrument.

This year IMEA festival judges chose Treat as the best tenor saxophone player in the entire state. Treat participated in the All State Honors Band over the two days of the festival.

“I can’t tell you how proud I am of Noah for this tremendous accomplishment. His countless hours of practice time has paid off in the most amazing way! He has represented Shepard and himself in the most positive manner!” Shepard band director Chris Pitlik said.

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January 30, 2020

Sky High Sports Trampoline Park Trip

Experience WOW – the weightlessness of bouncing, flipping and landing in a pit filled with 10,000 foam cubes on the Chicago Ridge Park District’s trip on Saturday, February 1 to Sky Zone. Bus leaves Freedom Activity Center at 10 a.m. and will return around 3 p.m. For ages 13-16 years old. Fee is $23 for Residents, $33 for Non-Residents. 

You can register by visiting the Freedom Activity Center (6252 W. Birmingham) or Frontier Fieldhouse (9807 S. Sayre). You can also register online on the website,, by clicking the register now link on the home page or on any class, trip or special event page. For more information, call 708- 636-4900.

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January 23, 2020

2020 Palos Fine Arts Scholarship

Palos Fine Arts is once again offering scholarships for high school students in their junior or senior year and in following areas of interest: music, visual arts, theater, creative writing or dance. Scholarship is to be used to further his or her education in the arts.

They will award three $800 scholarships for students in District 230 or 218 who attend Stagg, Sandburg, Andrew, Shepard, Richards, Southwest Christian, Brother Rice, Marist, Mother McCauly, Providence, or may be home schooled. 


The application deadline is April 3, 2020, and must be postmarked no later than April 3.  For more information, call 708-448-5332, email or visit Application can be found on the Palos Fine Arts website.

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