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January 16, 2020

Mt. Greenwood Elementary School Spelling Bee

The annual Mt. Greenwood Elementary School Spelling Bee for grades 4-8 was held on Friday, January 10. 

The students had a blast, and first, second and third place winners were determined after a rousing competition. 

Full story available in the Scottsdale Independent


January 9, 2020

Evergreen Park Recreation Department Planning “FantaSciFest”

The Evergreen Park Recreation Department is busy at work planning an event that is new to the Village. On Saturday, February 22, they will present “FantaSciFest”- a day-long celebration of fantasy/comic/pop art and culture.

The event will feature vendor tables for artists/sellers who would like to display/sell their artwork or merchandise, all within this genre being celebrated. Day-long games of Dungeons and Dragons will be taught and played. A film screening room will be set up for programs to run throughout the day, with topics and material to interest spectators of all ages. Visitors are welcome to dress as a favorite character, or a character of their own. These folks, called CosPlayers, can walk the festival all day and are invited to take part in a competition at 6 p.m. A photo area will be setup for selfies with the spectators. (CosPlayers are reminded that this is a family-friendly event, costumes must be appropriate for such).

Full story available in the Scottsdale Independent


January 2, 2020

Blackhawks Hockey Clinic in Mt. Greenwood

The Chicago Blackhawks are giving kids the opportunity to participate in free learn-to-play ice hockey clinics, coached by the Fan Development staff on Wednesday, January 29 at Mt. Greenwood Park, 3721 W. 111th St. Use of skates and equipment will be provided at no cost. Prior ice skating experience is required. All participants will receive a free Blackhawks jersey to keep. Advance registration is required.

Full story available in the Scottsdale Independent


December 26, 2019

Students Raise Money While Raising Awareness of Domestic Violence

Last month, in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness month, St. Rita students participated in several activities to raise awareness of the issue of domestic violence.

Students held a spirit day to benefit A New Direction Beverly Morgan Park (AND), a 501c3 non-profit organization that provides education, legal advocacy and counseling to adult and child victims of domestic violence. Those students who made a donation were allowed to dress in spirit attire for the day. AND President, Jessica McCarihan, recently visited St. Rita, where she was presented with a check from students in Mr. Baffoe’s Honors 1 English class.

Full story available in the Scottsdale Independent