December, 2018

Mike Grady '99 - he and Susan Stanton were married at St. Philip Neri
Church in Philadelphia on December 1.  Received
his undergraduate degree from the Kelly School of Business at Indiana University. After working in Chicago for three years, and following the death of his father, he attended law school at Villanova University which is where he met his wife. While at Villanova, he was president of the Public Interest Fellowship Program and also worked in the City of Brotherly Love's US Habeas Corpus office. He has worked for the Cook County Public Defender's Office since January, 2013, and resides in Chicago.

Sean Reynolds '99 - received his undergraduate degree from St. Xavier in Chicago majoring in English and Religious Studies. He received a five-year full Presidential Fellowship from State University of New York in Buffalo to partake in a dual Master's-Phd program where he majored in English Language and Literature.   He has taught American Literature at the University of Lausanne in Switzerland, was an instructor for three years teaching Literature and Creative Writing at the Art Institute in Chicago, and also taught Literature and Film at Benedictine University.

In January, 2017, Sean shifted careers to non-profit communications and now works for The Augustinians in Chicago, where he lives, as an Associate Director of Communications. He writes, edits, and publishes their quarterly magazine and also is involved with all of their fundraising events.

Jack Eastman '01 - played on two state champion football teams at Joliet Catholic and earned All State honors before taking his slot receiver skills to the University of Illinois, Champaign, where he played for Ron Zook.   His favorite memory was playing against USC in the 2008 Rose Bowl on New Year's Day even though the Fighting Illini lost. He was a speech communication major at the U of I and works in Investment Real Estate raising capital for Jones Lang LaSalle, a professional services and investment management company, as a regional sales consultant with responsibilities for the Mid-Atlantic and West region. Jack makes his home in Lincoln Park.

Matt Eastman '03 
- followed his brother to Joliet Catholic and the University of Illinois but preferred basketball and golf to football. He was a business finance major and served as two-time president of the Sigma Chi fraternity. He lives in Chicago but work in inside sales for Invesco in Downers Grove raising capital for ETF. He and his fiancé, Rachael Dicosmo, will be married at St. Mary of the Angel Church in Chicago next October.

Megan Eastman ' 05 
- lives in Chicago and is in her first year as an intern resident doctor at Rush University Medical Center. She was a Biology major at Notre Dame and matriculated to Chicago Medical School.  Her focus will be anesthesiology.

Lindsay Gloor '09 - graduated from the University of Missouri with a BJ in Journalism. Internships with the Daily Herald between her sophomore and junior year and with Newsy in Chicago between her junior and senior year convinced her she wanted to work for a newspaper.

She began her career as a digital reporter for Shaw Media, covering breaking news and creating innovative multimedia packages for the company's Chicago properties. She then worked for the DeKalb Daily Chronicle before being hired by the Joliet Herald news as a digital reporter.   She was recently promoted to Associate Editor responsible for all the content that goes into the paper.

She lived and worked in Barcelona, Spain, for several months while in college, where she assisted a Spanish artist in promoting his brand online. Lindsay was the president of her college sorority, Sigma Kappa (Epsilon Mu), and was the secretary of Center Stage, a student-run organization that provides free dance classes to children in Columbia, Missouri.

    Volume 6, No. 9
   December 11 , 2018

Congratulations to Coach Walter and our 8A boys team for capturing the tournament title last week.

Come out and support our other teams in this weekend's action.


To view the 2018 Annual Report,   go to the Advancement button on our school web page and scroll down to find it.


If you are age 70 ½, or older, it is time for you to take your minimum distribution requirement.  

Did you know you could transfer up to $100,000 from a traditional IRA, tax-free, to charity each year?

 Simply tell the administrator of your 
IRA of your wishes to donate and it's done.  


Sixty-five families have joined our 21st Century Heritage Endowment Society.  These are benefactors who have informed us they made a gift to Saints Peter and Paul School in their estate plans by way of a will, charitable remainder trust, gift annuity, life insurance policy, or other means.

By remembering our school this way, alumni, current or former parents, and friends are able to become perpetual partners with our school.


When our school was founded in 1853....

....students with poor eyesight had no alternative than to wear glasses.

   It wasn't until November, 1887 when F.E. Mueller and Adolph Fick invented contact lenses.

This made it easier for people to play sports.