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January 2017

School Office Hours
The office is closed from  December 22 through  January 4. Office hours  on Thursday and  Friday, January 5 and 6 - the office will be open   8:00 am to  1:00 pm. Regular hours resume on  January 9.

Semester 1 Makeup Exams 
Semester 1 Makeup Exams are Thursday and Friday, January 5 and 6 at 8:30 am - students taking make-up exams should arrive by 8:15 am.

Classes Resume Monday, January 9, 2017

Upcoming Parent Meetings & Reminders

THANK YOU from Faculty & Staff
Thank you to the Parents Club and all school families who contributed to the Staff Christmas Fund collection. Faculty and staff members appreciate all you do to support our school community.

Parent Meetings

Tuesday, January 10 -  Parents Club Meeting at 7:00 pm in the  Library 
Guest speaker Resurrection parent and Life Coach Antonette Taylor will speak on the topic "Re-Energize for the New Year." 
Thursday, January 12 - Athletic Booster's Meeting at 7 pm in the Cafeteria 

Tuesday, January 17 - Men's Club Meeting at 7 pm in the Cafeteria 

Gala Basket & Wine Donations
Did Santa bring you something you don't need or can't use, or do you have lovely unused items around the house? Consider donating gift items to Res for our Charity & Truth Basket Raffle (non-seasonal items are preferred). Bring donations to the Main Office any time - your gift can be the gift that keeps on giving! We will also begin taking Wine Donations for our Gala Baskets. Please be sure to have someone 21 or older bring the wine directly to the Main Office as students are not allowed to bring in these donations.

Gala Ad Sponsors & Gift In Kind Donations
If you want to help in other ways, such as placing or soliciting an ad in our ad book or a Gift in Kind donation, please contact Carol Marchetti at or 773.775.6616 Ext 112 or see the  Participation Form on our website. Thank you so much for helping us make our major fundraiser a success!

Charity & Truth Gala 
Celebrating our 95th "Ruby Anniversary"
February 25, 2017
Plan to join us!  Reservations will be available in January.
Gala Information

2017 Award Recipients
Dr. Leanne Wiedemann '72  - The Renaissance Award
Reverend Britto Berchmans -The Charity & Truth Award

George & Cindy van Brenk
 - Chair Couple

Tony Esposito, Chicago Blackhawks Hall of Famer -  Celebrity Guest  

Click here for sponsorship and donation opportunities.
For more information, to participate in the planning committee, to become a sponsor or to donate to the event please contact Alisa Martorano at 773.775.6616 Ext 142 or or Carol Marchetti at 773.775.6616 Ext 112 or
Big Money Raffle

The  Big Money Raffle  will take place at the  Charity & Truth Gala  on 
February 25, 2017. Tickets are $50 and only 500 will be sold.
Rules, details and ticket purchase information can be found  here.  

Bandit Athletics

The Basketball &  Bowling seasons are underway! 
Check out the monthly Athletic Schedule and come cheer on the Bandits!

Bowling Senior Night
Wed, January 11 -
at 4:00  pm at Habetler Bowl

Basketball Senior Night
Thurs, January 19 - Varsity game at 7:30 pm in the Gym
Resurrection Choir to perform during half-time

Basketball Special Persons Day
Sat, January 21 - Varsity game at 3:00 pm in the Gym

Track & Field Tryouts
Tues, January 17 to Fri, January 20 
Junior Bandit Events
Class of 2021 Entrance Exam
Saturday, January 14, 2017
7:45 am - noon at Resurrection

7th Grade "Experience Res" Day
7th grade girls  are welcome to spend the day at Resurrection 
Friday, February 10, 2017
8:00 am to 3:00 pm

Resurrection Zanies Comedy Night
Warm up the winter with a few laughs!
Join the Res community for our Winter Fundraiser at Zanies Comedy Club in Rosemont.

Thursday, January 26, 2017
5437 Park Pl, Rosemont, IL 60018
Doors open at 7:00 pm
Show starts at 8:00 pm
Cost is $20 per person (21 and older)
Zanies has a two item minimum purchase per person
can be met in any food/beverage combination
(alcohol does not need to be purchased).


Guidance News

Class of 2017 - Senior Newsletter

Class of 2018 - ACT Prep Courses at Res
Resurrection College Prep High School will be hosting an ACT prep course through One-to-One testing company on either Saturdays starting January 28 or Sundays starting   January  29. This class can help students prepare for the April ACT. Spots are still available. Please stop by the Guidance Office to pick up a registration form or call One-to-One directly at   847-501-3300. 

Information & Registration:
Saturdays starting January 28, 2017
Saturday course info & registration

Sundays starting   January 29, 2017
Sunday course info & registration

Res Students Participate in Human Rights Campaign

In December 2016, all Resurrection junior and senior Social Science classes participated in a letter writing campaign as part of International Human Rights Day and sponsored by the United Nations. Letters were written to world leaders urging protection of Human Rights, citing five specific situations and individual women who have been identified by Amnesty International as victims of human rights abuses.

Specifically, letters were written to the President of Malawi, demanding protection of people with albinism from attempted murder and abduction; to Turkey's Minister of Justice, asking for laws to be repealed that stifle people's right to freedom of expression; to the Prime Minister of Canada, urging a halt on the construction of the Site C dam and to respect and protect the rights of Indigenous peoples in the Peace River Valley; to Peru's Minister of the Interior, asking for protection for a peasant farmer in northern Peru who has faced harassment and intimidation over land ownership in a legal battle with gold and copper mines; and to the Head of the Judiciary in Iran, urging him to allow medical care and swift release to a political activity working to empower Iran's ethnic minority Kurds.
Resurrection Social Science Department Chair Marianne Boe, J.D., explained, "This is the second year our department has been involved and we have tripled the number of classes participating. Last year's campaign by Amnesty International had several success stories, including new laws in Burkina Faso prohibiting the former custom of marrying off girls as young as 11 and 12. At Resurrection, I always remind students that 'real women speak up.' Our students feel very empowered when they can see that by speaking up, real women make a difference."
Innverview Submissions

Student Writers, Photographers, Artists & Graphic Designers - GET PUBLISHED
Submit your work to 
The Innerview
The Innerview is seeking submissions of creative writing, artwork, photography, or graphic design to be considered for inclusion in The Innerview. The submission form is here.
  • All submissions are due by Monday, 20 January 2017.
  • Submit the submission form, attached to your work, to your English teacher or give it directly to Mrs. Martin in 223.
  • No anonymous work will be accepted.
  • Artwork may be in color or black-and-white, no larger than 8 ½ x 11.
  • All photos must be submitted on photo paper, as the original photo, in original photo format (JPEG's are preferred).
Catholic Schools Week 

Resurrection will celebrate Catholic Schools week from January 29 to February 4, 2017 with a variety of activities, including Mass, service opportunities, our annual Alumnae Career Day panels and more. Watch for a complete list of activities!

The Formation of the Gospels in Relationship to the Historical Jesus
An Adult Lenten Spirituality Course
Tuesdays from 6:30-8:30 pm 
February 21, March 7 & 28 and April 11
$50 per person - All are welcome to participate!

Join Mr. Mike Longo for an adult spirituality course that will explore the
construction of the Gospels in relationship to the historical Jesus.
Summer 2017 Adult Enrichment Weekend
Historic Philadelphia 
July 14-16, 2017

More information

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