February 2018  Res Connection
 Monthly Parent & Student Newsletter

Resurrection's celebration of Catholic Schools Week included activities in the classroom and all-school events. We began with an  all-school Catholic Schools Week Liturgy  on  Monday, January  29th.   Thank you to Father James from St. Juliana for joining Father McCarthy and Deacon John to lead us in the celebration of the Mass.   Thank you also to Cook County Commissioner Peter Silvestri who visited Resurrection on Wednesday, toured the Innovation Lab and showed his support. 

Class level prayer services on  Wednesday Thursday  and  Friday  were part of our Catholic Schools Week celebration and t he Student Council will host its annual  V-Show  this evening, on  Thursday, February 1  at 7 pm . The  week's celebration will conclude with the  Winter Pep Rally  on  Friday, February 2  at 2 pm .

Thank you to all of our school parents for their support for Catholic education and the sacrifices they make to send their daughters to Resurrection. Thank you to our staff and faculty for their dedication to our students.  Special thanks to the Sisters of the Resurrection for their constant leadership, sponsorship, prayers and support. And, thank you to our students for all they do to grow and learn during their years as students at Resurrection.

1st Semester Honor Roll

Congratulations to all students who have earned the distinction of being named to the
  1st Semester Honor Roll for the 2017-18 school year

Students, please pick-up an Honor Roll window cling that can be displayed on a car window or other surface from the Main Office. 

Parents, do you need to access or print a report card?
  Click here for instructions .

Be Informed * Stay Connected * Get Involved

Upcoming Events & Reminders  

Thur, Feb 1 - Student Council VShow at 7 pm  
Wed, Feb 7 -
Athletic Booster Club Meeting at 6:30 pm
Fri, Feb 9 - No Classes
(7th Grade Experience Res Day)
Mon, Feb 19 - President's Day (No Classes)
Tues, Feb 20 - Track & Field begins
Thurs, Feb 22 -
Winter Athletic Banquet  at 6 pm at White Eagle Banquets
Sat, Feb 24 -
Charity & Truth Gala at 6 pm at Café la Cave
Mon, Feb 26 - Spring Athletic Tryouts for 
Lacrosse, Softball, Soccer and Water Polo
Wed, Feb 28 - Noon Dismissal
Fri, March 2 -
Trivia Night  at 7 pm at Resurrection
Sat, March 3 -
Alumnae Basketball & Volleyball Games

Winter 2018 Adult Lenten Spirituality Course with Mr. Mike Longo

Jesus Christ: The Face of the Father's Mercy
Tuesdays from 6:30 - 8:30 pm 
February 6 & 20 and March 6 & 20, 2018

The title for the Adult Spirituality Lenten course is taken from the new book by Pope Francis, 
The Works of Mercy. This title is a summary of the theology expressed in Pope Francis' book. God has shown mercy and unconditional love for us and all we are called to extend that mercy and love to our brothers and sisters.

This spirituality course will cover Catholic social teaching on the corporal works of mercy. As we live out these works we bring healing to ourselves and to our world. The books for the course are listed below:

The Works of Mercy  by Pope Francis
The Works of Mercy: The Heart of Catholicism by James F. Keenan, S.J.
Discovering the Franciscan Intellectual Tradition: A Life-Giving Vision by John Kruse
The Road to Character  by David Brooks

Cost: $50 - to register for the course, please contact Alisa Martorano 
at 773.775.6616 Ext 142 or amartorano@reshs.org.

Recruiting News - Upcoming Jr. Bandit Events

Current Res families - help us spread the word about our upcoming events.

7th Grade "Experience Res" Day
Friday, February 9, 2018
8 am to 3 pm

As visitors, 7th graders will have the opportunity to rotate through all academic areas to get a taste of life at Resurrection. Resurrection students will be out of school to allow the 7th-grade visiting students time to explore classes together. Resurrection follows a block schedule - with classes meeting for 80 minutes every other day - the 7th grade "Experience Res" Day provides an overview of all academic areas with shorter class times. 

Young Women's Math Olympics
Friday, February 16, 2018

for girls in grades 6, 7 & 8
Resurrection will host our annual Young Women's Math Olympics!  Students compete as individuals and p rizes will be awarded to the top three girls in grades 6, 7 & 8.
Check-in ~  3:30 to 4:00 pm
Contest Begins ~ 4:00 pm
Awards Presentatio n ~  5:15 pm

Jr. Bandit Volleyball Tournaments
7th Grade Volleyball Tournament 
Saturday, February 10, 2018 
 8th Grade Volleyball Tournament
Saturday, February 24, 2018

Jr. Bandit Volleyball Info

Students Services News

Angst Viewing & Resources
On January 25, 2018, Resurrection students viewed the IndieFlix film  Angst , an inspirational and educational movie that discusses anxiety and the challenges it brings to our children and teens.  Staff and faculty viewed the film on January 24th and we welcomed nearly 100 parents and community members to a screening on January 25th and Q & A with five mental health professionals. Additional resources about coping with anxiety can be found below.

College 101
Resurrection College Counselor Meredith Rogers is leading "College 101," a seven-week set of meetings for juniors covering different topics to help them prepare for the college application process as seniors. The meetings are once a week and approximately 40 students are participating. Topics include the college essay, financial aid, resumes, utilizing resources and finding the best fit school.

ACT Prep Course
 Juniors who have registered for the  ACT Prep Class at Resurrection:  the course begins on  Saturday, February 10, 2018 from 9 am to noon.  The schedule of classes is available here or contact College Counselor Meredith Rogers at mrogers@reshs.org.

Bandit Athletics

Bowling & Basketball
Congratulations to Varsity & JV Bowling on taking the GCAC Championship and
Varsity Basketball on taking 1 st Place in the GCAC White Division! 

Good luck to these teams as they continue to the next level!

Updates & Schedules
View the  Athletics page  for links to Athletic Director Eddie Kane's 
Weekly Athletic Updates for recent athletic news & information.

Check out the  monthly Athletic Schedule and come  cheer on the Bandits!

Winter Athletic Banquet

Thursday, February 22, 2018
at 6 pm at White Eagle Banquets
Winter Athletic Banquet Reservation Info

Spring Athletics Tryouts
Tues, Feb 20 - Track & Field season begins
Mon, Feb 26
 - Lacrosse, Softball, Soccer and Water Polo Tryouts begin
Spring Athletic Tryout Schedule & Info

Summer Athletic Camps 
2018 Summer Athletic Camps for girls will include 
Basketball, Lacrosse, Running Softball, Soccer & Volleyball.

Watch for details coming soon!

Charity & Truth Gala
Saturday, February 24, 2018
Cafe la Cave in Des Plaines 
Resurrection parents, alumnae and supporters are invited to attend our Charity & Truth Gala, Resurrection College Prep High School's Premier Dinner Auction. The evening features dinner, silent and live auction items, raffles, entertainment and the presentation of the school's two most prestigious awards, The Charity & Truth Award and the Renaissance Award.

2018 Award Recipients

  Special thanks to our Chair Couple,  Susan and Steve Besch , who have helped to plan a wonderful evening based on the theme  "Building Tomorrow, One Woman at the Time."  
Thanks to them, our Special Guest for the event will be 
Architect and LEGO
®  Certified Professional Adam Reed Tucker.  

Check out this video about Adam Reed Tucker and his use of LEGOs 
as an architectural artist, designer and creator.

Our emcee for the evening will be Resurrection alumna Vanessa Torres '03 who builds empowered youth through her work at The Miracle Center's community-focused arts programs.
We are looking forward to an amazing event celebrating our school community and raising funds to support our students. Parent and alumnae tables will be forming, so begin talking to friends about supporting this fabulous event! Watch for invitation in the mail!
Interested in working on one of our committees or being an event sponsor?
Contact Alisa Martorano at amartorano@reshs.org. 

   Bring in or sponsor a Gala Supporter ad

Help us grow our Charity & Truth Gala program by bringing in a Gala Supporter ad.
Your business or a business that you frequent
can be featured in our 2018 Charity & Truth Gala Program.
Personal or family Gala Supporter ads are welcome! 

Hamiton Raffle

Take a chance to win TWO GREAT SEATS in the Orchestra Section, Rows A-K
to the hottest show in town, the hit musical, HAMILTON!
Winner will get their choice of a 2018 date 
between April - June with one month advance notice.

Trivia Night
All adults (ages 21 and over) are welcome!

Friday, March 2, 2018
Doors Open at 7:00 pm
Contest Begins at 7:30 pm
Entry fee per person ~ $25
Up to 8 players per team
Teams may bring their own snacks and appetizers   and should be prepared for an evening of friendly   competition to raise funds in support of the Resurrection College Prep Athletic Program.  

A Cash Bar will be available.

Spring Craft Fair

Saturday, March 10, 2018
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Adults ~ $5
Seniors/Students ~ $2
Children under 10 ~ FREE
Mark your calendar for our annual Spring Craft Fair!

Make a direct contribution to support Resurrection College Prep.

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