Thursday, May 23, 2013
The Bloom Blazing Trojans football coaching staff is hosting current and future football players at two camps this season, beginning in early June. The camps will focus on the fundamentals of offense, defense and special teams.
It might be the off-season, but that doesn't mean the Blazing Trojans football team, and future Blazing Trojans, don't have an opportunity to work on their fundamentals, footwork and fitness under the guidance of head coach Tony Palombi and the rest of the coaching staff. Beginning June 3 for sophomores and varsity players and June 11 for 7th_8th graders and freshmen, the camps will run Monday through Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. The camps, which cost $25 per player for younger players and $60 for sophomore and varsity players, will take place at the Blazing Trojans' home field, at Bloom Trail High School. Included in the cost of the camp is a T-shirt for both age groups; older players will also receive game socks and a mouthpiece. …
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Elizabeth Nevarez, sister of Chicago Heights Mayor David Gonzalez, was appointed to the board of Chicago Heights School District 170, Sun-Times Media reports.
The newest member of Chicago Heights School District 170's board is the sister of Chicago Heights Mayor David Gonzalez, Sun-Times Media reports. The board voted May 13 to appoint Nevarez to the board. She replaced Norma Caratachea, who resigned in April, and whose seat is not up for reelection until April 2015, according to the report. Nevarez attended District 170 schools, followed by Bloom High School, Prairie State College and Governors State University. She has a master’s degree in nursing. Superintendent Tom Amadio stated he was not aware of Nevarez's relation to Gonzalez until media inquiry on the matter. Get the full story on Sun-Times Media.
Marian Catholic High School's class of 2013 celebrated their graduation at the Tinley Park Convention Center on Monday, May 20. The 364 graduates earned more than $18 million in scholarship money for their college educations.
After four years, hundreds of tests and exams, and any number of sporting events, the Marian Catholic High School class of 2013 capped their time at the school in caps and gowns during the high school's graduation ceremony on Monday, May 20. The event, which was held at the Tinley Park Convention Center, marked the next step in the 364 graduates' lives. The class of 2013, which earned more than $18 million in scholarship monies, was led by valedictorian Tim LaVelle and salutatorian Claire Bessette. The rest of the class of 2013 can be found below: Melissa Adams, Unimuke Agada, Ola Olu Agbabiaka, Lorenzo Aldridge, Alex Alexandre, Emily Amadio, Kenneth Amadio, Ariel Anderson, Tamareia Anderson-Wilson, Eric Ayala, Nicole Babatunde, Simiola …
Bloom senior Guadalupe Maria was awarded a Gates Millennium Scholarship for her outstanding work in the classroom and community. The scholarship will fund her education through her master's and doctoral studies at the University of Colorado-Boulder.
Bloom senior and class of 2013 salutatorian Guadalupe Maria recently earned the school's first-ever Gates Millennium Scholarship Award, which will pay for her schooling through her master's degree and doctoral studies. Maria plans to attend the University of Colorado-Boulder in the fall of this year. Maria was one of 1,000 scholarship recipients, out of more than 54,000 students who applied for the award—the most ever in the program's history. Maria won based on her outstanding work in the classroom, her role as National Honor Society President and her more than 1,500 hours of community service, among other things. The Gates Millennium Scholarship program is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. It's easy to keep up with Patch!
Monday, May 20, 2013
Geena Locicero, a senior member of the Bloom Blazing Trojans softball team, reached base safely in all 24 regular season games this season. Locicero and the rest of the Blazing Trojans will play Thornton on May 20 in the IHSA tournament.
The Bloom Blazing Trojans' recently wrapped up their regular season and with it, one player completed 'the perfect season,' notching a hit in every game. Senior Geena Locicero went 1-for-3, slapping a single in the bottom of the first inning against Crete Monee on May 16. By reaching base safely in every game this season, Locicero etched her name in the Bloom record books. Locicero also was in the top ten in RBI, batting average and home runs in the area this season. The Blazing Trojans will play Thornton on Monday, May 20, at Bloom at 4:30 p.m. in the opening round of the Lincoln-Way North Regional, part of the IHSA State Tournament. It's easy to keep up with Patch!
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Bloom Township High School District 206's two schools, Bloom and Bloom Trail, will both hold graduation ceremonies on Sunday, May 26. With a limit of six tickets per student, some families are asking if anyone has extra they're willing to spare.
As the school year nears an end and graduation plans begin to take shape, some Chicago Heights residents with students graduating from Bloom and Bloom Trail high schools are starting to wonder: 'Do I have enough tickets to graduation?' The dilemma is a very real problem for some residents, who wish to bring either the entire family, or entire extended family, to the special event. Graduation for both schools takes place Sunday, May 26, at the Tinley Park Convention Center. Bloom Trail's graduation ceremony is at noon, while Bloom's graduation ceremony is at 4 p.m. As with most graduation, the Bloom Township High School District 206 limits graduation tickets distributed to families of students. Each family receives six tickets per graduate…
Friday, May 17, 2013
Bloom Township High School District 206 will offer a free breakfast program to all children in the Bloom community four days a week from June 10 to July 18. Students will be offered breakfast at two times, with meals for local kids afterward.
Students and community children in the Bloom Township High School District 206 looking for a good breakfast during the summer will be treated to free food at Bloom High School, beginning June 10. The district, which is providing the breakfasts through the National School Lunch Program, will offer breakfast to students attending summer courses at 7:45 and 8 a.m. Community children will be offered breakfast at 8:30 a.m. The free breakfasts are being offered to any children in the community that are 18 years old or younger, and will be offered at both Bloom and Bloom Trail high schools. The breakfasts will meet federal guidelines, according to the district's website. The breakfast program will run from June 10 through July 18, Monday through …
Thursday, May 16, 2013
The caps and gowns of the more than 275 graduates of Prairie State College this year will be made from post-consumer plastic bottles. The eco-friendly move is expected to save more than 7 million post-consumer plastic bottles this year.
As graduation day approaches for Prairie State College students, the school and graduates are already celebrating a new, forward-thinking, green step the school is taking. During the ceremony, which will take place Saturday, May 18, graduates will wear caps and gowns made of approximately 29 post-consumer plastic bottles. It's estimated that the eco-caps and gowns will contribute to saving more than 7 million post-consumer plastic bottles this year. “This reaffirms to the community that we are producing environmentally, fiscally, and socially responsible grads,” said Allessandra Cairo, sustainability coordinator at PSC, in a press release. “The administration's approval of this year's eco-friendly graduation attire is just one more …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The Blazing Trojans 4x100-meter relay team and individuals Angela Cates and Ivory Cassel earned trips to the IHSA State meet May 16-18, after qualifying at the H-F Sectional.
Following in the footsteps of their male counterparts on the track, members of the Bloom Blazing Trojans girls track team put on a speed clinic at the recent Homewood-Flossmoor Sectional, sending two individuals and one relay team to the IHSA State Meet. The Blazing Trojans finished in fifth place as a team at the meet. Qualifying for the state meet were Angela Cates in the High Jump with a leap of 5-feet-3-inches, Ivory Cassell in the Triple-Jump with a jump of 36-feet-half-and-inch and the 4x100-meter relay team. The twin individuals and the relay team will next compete in the state meet, May 16-18. 'Like' Chicago Heights Patch on Facebook.
Bloom Township High School District 206 is knocking $25 off the $175 registration fee for the upcoming school year during the month of June. Payments can be made via the school's website or in person at the school's book store.
It's almost registration time for students in Bloom Township High School District 206 and the district is looking to help students, and their families, drop registration fees slightly over the summer. During the month of June, any student who registers for classes through the district's website and pays via credit or debit card, will receive $25 off the $175 in fees. If students or their families wish to pay the fees in person, that can be done at the school bookstore between 7 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday. The bookstore accepts cash, credit, debit or money orders as forms of payment. The discount is not available during the week of registration. For more information about the discount or to pay the fees online, visit the …