Thursday, May 9, 2013
The talented young musicians are building a history of success for themselves on a state-wide level after yet another award.
The Marian Catholic High School Concert Band has every reason to toot its own horns. They recently received the distinction of Honor Band—the top award at the May 3 SuperState Band Contest at the University of Illinois. It comes on top of a building history of success for the band—which also placed first in its class at the State of Illinois Concert Band Contest. “It was truly an honor …,” Assistant Band Director Bobby Lambert said. “The students performed at their highest level both on and off the stage. Marian Catholic could not have been better represented …” The Marian Concert Band now holds three Illinois and four Chicago Heights honorary proclamations. Want to share your good news? Post it as a blog on Patch!
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The magazine's 2013 rankings came out Monday; see where other area high schools ranked.
Newsweek skipped Chicago Heights when naming the best high schools in the country. Bloom High School did not receive a nod from the magazine, though several south suburban high schools were named. Homewood-Flossmoor High School, Amos Alonzo Stagg High School in Palos, Lincoln-Way East and Lincoln-Way North in Frankfort, and Lincoln-Way Central and Lincoln-Way West in New Lenox were all in the top 2,000 in the nation. For its rankings, Newsweek sent out a survey to more than 5,000 high schools in the U.S., with about 2,500 schools responding in 2013. You can see the details about the high schools' ranking, and every other ranked school by clicking on the markers in the interactive map above. The survey scores were then weighted and …
Donald Moore, a graduate of Bloom High School, signed a national letter of intent to play basketball at Eastern Illinois University next year. Moore will have three years of eligibility left.
A former Bloom High School basketball star is taking his game to the Division 1 level, after signing a national letter of intent with the Eastern Illinois University Panthers. Guard Donald Moore will transfer after playing one season at Blinn Junior College in in Texas, where he averaged 10.3 points per game, according to an EIU news release. Moore, who will have three years of eligibility remaining in his college career, was a three-time All-Area selection during his time at Bloom and was named All-State his senior year. He averaged 17 points, 8 rebounds and 3 steals per game his senior year and was named MVP of the McDipper Classic, as well. “Donald gives us added quickness and scoring ability at the guard position,” said Panthers Coach …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Marian Catholic High School honored 61 sophomores, juniors and seniors for achieving GPAs of 4.0 during all semesters at the school. The students were honored during the school's Academic Breakfast on April 25.
Marian Catholic High School announced that 61 of the school’s students in the sophomore, junior and senior classes earned a perfect 4.0 Grade Point Average, or higher, during all semesters at Marian. The 61 students were honored by the school during annual Academic Breakfast on Thursday, April 25. The seniors who were recognized were: Claire Bessette, Edith Boiquaye, Katlynn Dee, Elizabeth Frabotta, Kareem Johnson, Marisol Juarez, Hannah Lang, Tim LaVelle, Fauve Liggans-Hubbard, Christopher Merriman, Ryan Paige, Katherine Reichart, James Spain and Bree Veazey. Juniors earning recognition were: Michael Anderson, William Bach, Taylor Bailey, Giselle Beebe, Phillip Block, Kyron Elam, Madelyn Funk, Corina Gonzalez, Michael Gray, Charles Helsel…
Monday, May 6, 2013
Johnny Griffin, a senior forward for the Blazing Trojans, was named to the Chicago United Hoops Classic All-Star team recently. He competed in the All-Star game May 4, at the University of Chicago Ratner Center.
Friday, May 3, 2013
Jill Krysinski, a science teacher at Bloom High School, was surprised by Golden Apple Foundation representatives in class on Thursday, May 2. Krysinski called just being nominated for the award 'an honor.'
It was business as usual for Bloom High School teacher Jill Krysinski in the classroom, until Golden Apple Foundation representatives popped into her morning class. Krysinski, a science teacher at Bloom, was in the middle of a morning class when the representatives surprised her with their visit to bestow the award, according to the Times Media Corporation. Krysinski was one of ten Golden Apple Award winners in the state. She beat out more than 580 other nominees for the award. Along with receiving the Golden Apple, Krysinski will receive a $3,000 cash prize, a six-month, tuition free, sabbatical at Northwestern University and she becomes a Fellow of the Golden Apple Academy of Educators. While instructing her class on the finer points …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Congratulations to the handful of local teens who’ve received this month’s honor.
Marian Catholic High School recently announced its March Students of the Month. The following local kids have been recognized by various departments for their exceptional behavior and performance: College Room: Amy Roesch ’13 (Chicago Heights). English: Sarah Maier ’14 (Olympia Fields), Amy Roesch ’13 (Chicago Heights). Leadership Emmaus: Taylor Byas ’13 (Olympia Fields). Mathematics: Emmaline Krause ’16 (Chicago Heights). Physical Education: Martha Banuelos ’16 (Chicago Heights). Science: Sarah Maier ’14 (Olympia Fields). Social Studies: Taylor Byas ’13 (Olympia Fields).
The culmination of a year-long process involving portfolio work and an exit interview for 16 Bloom Trail High School seniors resulted in perfect scores. The year-long project is used to help students prep for the job force and college.
Graduating from high school can be a challenging time for anyone. Awaiting college application responses, an uncertain job market and just the general unknown can stress even the most level-headed seniors. To prep for the next step in life, Bloom High School District seniors take their entire senior year to focus on their future, with their senior year portfolio and exit interviews. “The portfolio includes, resume, potential job applications, student work, that type of thing that they work on throughout the year.,” said Rhonda Israel, Assistant Superintended for Bloom High School District 206. “The interview is the last step in the process and the culminating event.” The graded project and interview tests students with resume writing, …
Saturday, April 27, 2013
The Bloom High School National Honor Society will host its first ever 5K on Saturday, April 27, at Bloom High School. All proceeds from the event will go towards the Jeff Woodham and Abrahan Cruz Memorial Scholarship fund. Woodham and Cruz died in 1999.
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Families in the Southland are invited to Speed School District 802's Family Health Care event, which will take place Saturday, April 27, from noon to 4 p.m. The event will feature vendors, speakers and more, and is free to attend.
Speed School District 802, which serves 15 Southland school districts, is hosting its first ever Family Health Care event Saturday, April 27. The event, which will feature various vendors and speakers will take place at the school, located at 1125 Division Street, Chicago Heights, and is free to attend. During the event, which takes place from noon to 4 p.m., families will have an opportunity to meet and speak with representatives from the Epilepsy Foundation, Catholic Charities, Aunt Martha's and more. Children at the event will also be able to view the inside of an ambulance, thanks to Bud's Ambulance. Office Max will also be on hand to help show families the best ways to organize their child(ren)'s medical health records. For more …