May 2020 Res Connection
Monthly Alumnae & Community Newsletter

Seniors Celebrations

We are excited to keep celebrating our seniors!
Yesterday, lawn signs were delivered to each member of the Class of 2020 - view some of the photos uploaded to the Senior Lawn Sign album and check back for more photos in the days ahead!

Congratulations to our seniors as they continue to make final decisions about college! 
College Decision Day, traditionally celebrated on May 1st, took on a different look this year, since we were not together and some college decisions have been postponed.  View the College Decision Day slideshow  with  some members of the Class of 2020 showing off their college apparel.

We kicked-off our celebrations for the Class of 2020 when Principal Dr. Richard Piwowarski visited the homes of Valedictorian Rosemary Mullaghy and Salutatorian Shuru Wang with a surprise announcement to inform them they had been named Valedictorian and Salutatorian.
Watch the Valedictorian & Salutatorian announcement video that captures their surprise. 

Senior Spotlights are being posted to Resurrection social media to celebrate each of our seniors - check them out on Facebook and Instagram and congratulate these amazing young women! Seniors, if you have not completed the Senior Survey and sent your photo to Ms. Rogers, please submit them as soon as possible so that your information can be included in the Senior Spotlights. 

While ceremonies may take on a different look and feel compared to years past, and may be subject to change depending on social distancing guidelines at the time, please view the update with details about Senior Events with details. We are looking forward the following scheduled senior events! 

Honors Convocation Liturgy
Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at 5:30 pm

Graduation Rehearsal  
Wednesday, July 15, 2020
 at 5:30 pm 

Thursday, July 16, 2020, at Holy Name Cathedral at 6:30 pm

May Crowning & Liturgy

While we may not have been able to celebrate our May Liturgy and May Crowning together in person, we invited all members of our school community to celebrate virtually. A special thanks to the McGrath Family and Fr. McCarthy for helping to make our liturgy possible and to senior Rosemary Mullaghy for performing the crowning of Mary. View additional resources on our website for Honoring Mary during the month of May, such as scripture passages, popular prayers, and activities. 

During the month of May, Sr. Donna will be featuring information on her blog each day on various titles and ethnic devotions to Mary, the Mother of Jesus. She will also share the tradition and symbolism of flowers that have been used in art and gardens to teach the qualities and gifts of Mary. 


Resurrection College Prep High School is blessed to have amazing educators who are masters of their craft! Our teachers have proven to be creative and flexible as we have transitioned to e-learning during the current pandemic and we appreciate all they do for the young women at Resurrection.  

Thank you to all of our amazing teachers!

Upcoming Schedules

Classes will continue to utilize the e-learning schedule  HERE .  The last scheduled days of classes were May 18 and May 19 and exams were scheduled until May 22. With the exception of AP Exams that will continue until May 22, 2020, the final day of classes is now Monday, May 18, 2020.

This Week
7th period will meet on select days (Mon, Tues & Fri) and are marked with an asterisk.
Mon, May 4 - Red
 Day *
Tues, May 5 - White Day *
Wed, May 6 - Pink Day
Wed, May 6 - AP Exam Info Sessions at 2 pm & 2:30 pm
Thurs, May 7 - Red Day 
Fri, May 8 - White Day *

Next Week
7th period will meet on select days (Mon, Tues & Fri) and are marked with an asterisk.
Mon, May 11 - Red
 Day *
Mon, May 11 - AP Exams Begin
Tues, May 12 - White Day *
Wed, May 13 - Pink Day

Thurs, May 14 - Red Day 
Fri, May 15 - White Day *

Looking Forward
Mon, May 18 - Red Day *
(Last Day of Classes)
Fri, May 22 - AP Exams Conclude

Online Summer Courses - Spaces Available for Session 2 


Registration for
Online Summer Courses was May 1, but spaces are still available for the second sessions of Health and Communications/Financial Literacy and the deadline is this Friday, May 8, 2020. Students and parents may contact the student's counselor or Ms. Vallone ( with any questions. Details are available HERE .

Retrieving  Items from Lockers

Access to items left in lockers will be available so that students can retrieve items left at school before the stay-at-home order began. Our Administrative team is awaiting further guidance from local health officials and the Archdiocese of Chicago. Additional information will be communicated when it is available.

Grades, Final Exams and Assessments

In keeping with the decision by the Governor of Illinois to end in-person learning for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year, the  Resurrection College Prep High School campus will remain closed through the end of the semester  and classes will continue via e-learning . Classes will continue to utilize the e-learning schedule  HERE . Please continue to refer to the information about student procedures and daily expectations  HERE .

As communicated to students and parents, i
n response to the times, and following what we believe to be in the best interest of our students, we will not have final exams for the Spring 2020 semester. Student final grades will be determined, thus, by work submitted and evaluated within the semester . Review specific information pertaining to grades, final exams and assessments communicated to students and families HERE

AP Digital Exams
AP students will take AP exams online from May 11 to 22, 2020, (specific dates and times are available HERE ). Students should be on the lookout for an email from the College Board with more specific details and instructions soon. There will also be an informational meeting for students with Dr. Vallone and Ms. Schneider on Zoom on Wednesday, May 6 -- one session at 2 pm and one at 2:30 pm (if the first session is full). If you have any specific questions about test administration, contact Ms. Schneider at
Parents and students should also take a look at the following College Board resources for information:
Book Rental Returns & Book Buy Backs

For the 2019-2020 term, Follett is not requiring students (parents) to return their rental books to Follett. There will be no late fees and no suspension of existing rental accounts. You now own these books. Contact Follett Customer Service at or 800-621-4090 with any questions.
Also, please use Valore Books  for your buyback needs. This market-based service is extremely easy to use and provides free shipping labels and they offer very competitive rates.  More information is available HERE.
Bandit Athletics 

Summer Athletic Events
As previously communicated, the decision has been made to cancel Summer 2020 Athletic Camps for current students and incoming freshmen. Summer leagues for current Resurrection teams may still occur and information will be shared if and when details become available. Athletic camps for girls in grades 4 to 8 have been rescheduled for the fall.

Fall Tryouts
Tryouts for fall sports are listed below and complete details are HERE.
Volleyball: August 10 - 12 Freshmen 3:00 - 5:00 pm. Sophomore/Junior/Senior 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Golf: August 13 and 14 from 3:30 - 5:00 pm at the Golf Center in Des Plaines
Tennis: August 13 and 14 from 3:30 - 5:00 pm at Northeast Park in Park Ridge 
Cross Country: August 13 and 14 from 3:30 - 5:00 pm. Meet in the Resurrection parking lot.
(Open runs to prepare for tryouts will begin on August 10 - details on tryouts page)
Swim: August 13 and 14 from 4:00 - 5:30 pm at St. Patrick High School pool

See the tryouts page of the website for complete details about registration for tryouts, requirements, locations, times, parent meetings and more. 

Fall Jr. Bandit Athletic Camps 
The Jr. Bandit Athletic Camps for girls in grades 4 to 8
have been moved to the fall and details are available 

2020-21 Highlights Calendar

The Resurrection College Prep High School calendar preview for the 
2020-21  school year has been posted to our website HERE.

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