October 2017  Res Connection
 Monthly Parent & Student Newsletter

Res Pep Rally Friday on Good Day Chicago
We celebrated Spirit Week from September 25 to 29, 2017 and activities included our fall pep rally, our annual Walk-A-Thon, special theme days, and a visit from Fox News Good Day Chicago!

Check out the Fox32 Pep Rally Friday at Resurrection below:

95th Anniversary Candlelight Procession

Resurrection College Prep High School celebrated the conclusion of its 95th anniversary year and marked its commitment to the education and faith development of young women with a Candlelight Procession Ceremony yesterday, Sunday, October 1, 2017. 
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The candlelight procession began at the Sisters of the Resurrection Grotto and proceeded through seven stops on the Resurrection campus.  Special thanks to the members of the Campus Ministry Student Leadership Team, the Anastasias , who helped to plan and coordinate this event.  Thank you also to members of the Parents Club who hosted an ice cream social following the procession, and deepest thanks to the Sisters of the Resurrection for their vision, leadership, dedication and support of our students. 

Junior Ring Mass

Thursday, October 5, 2017
6:30 pm at St. John Brebeuf Catholic Church
8307 N. Harlem Ave, Niles, IL 60717

  Juniors should arrive by at the St. John Brebeuf Parish Life Center by  5:30 pm
Families are invited to a cake and coffee reception following the  Ring  Mass
sponsored by the Resurrection Parents Club.

"There's No Place Like Res" Fashion Show
Sunday, October 22, 2017
The Estate by Gene & Georgetti's in Rosemont

Join us for an afternoon of lunch, fashion, beauty, raffles, and inspiration.

Emcee: Violeta Podrumedic '10
Resurrection alumna and WGN Radio personality
Guest Speaker: Beth Horn '91
Resurrection alumna and personal trainer,
business owner, author and former American Gladiator.
Fashions by Uptown Girlz of Park Ridge and Nicole Thomas Special Occasions will be modeled by Resurrection students, staff, parents and alumnae.
Adult seat $45 
Student/Model seat $35 
Ticket includes chicken luncheon & non-alcoholic beverages.  Cash bar available.   

Students of the Month  

Congratulations to the September 2017 Students of the Month!
Pictured  left to right: Angelina Lawrence '21, Sarah Herbert '19, 
Talia Kasabian '20 and 
Isabel Stefanowicz '18
Read about these Students of the Month!

Teacher of the Month

Congratulations to Resurrection Mathematics teacher Ms. Elisha Kando who has been named as September 2017 Teacher of the Month!  Read about Ms. Kando!

Resurrection Athletics
Keep cheering on our student-athletes!
Varsity Volleyball is currently ranked #1 in the city for their class!

The Fall Athletic Banquet for
Cross Country, Golf, Swim, Tennis and Volleyball
will be Monday, November 6, 2017 at 7 pm at White Eagle Banquets in Niles.
Read the most recent Res Athletic Updates from Athletic Director Eddie Kane,
including shout-outs and updates on current teams and Senior Days for fall sports.

Parent Volunteers needed Friday & Saturday, October 6 & 7:
We are excited to be running 8th grade games from  4 pm to 10 pm  on  Friday, October 6  and from  9 am to 9 pm on  Saturday, October 7 .  We hope the 8th grade girls have a great time and decide to choose Resurrection as their high school!  Any help would be appreciated. 
Friday Concessions:   4 pm to 6:30 pm and   6:30 pm to 8 pm and   8 pm to 10 pm
Friday - Door:  4 pm to 6:30 pm
Saturday Door:   8:30 am to  10:30 am and 10:30 am to 1:30 pm
Saturday - Concessions:  9:30 am to 12:30 pm,  5:30 - 8:30

Basketball & Bowling Tryouts
Winter Tryouts and Online Registration for tryouts
Bowling: November 13 and 14 at 4:15 pm at Habetler Bowl at 5250 Northwest Hwy in Chicago.
Beginners are encouraged to tryout.  First team practice will be November 16 at 4:15 pm at Habetler. 
Basketball: Watch for details and watch for ongoing basketball open gyms!

Reminder: Bandit Boutique is open 
Wednesday mornings 7:30 - 8 am


Parents Club Supports Mobile Makers Program
The Resurrection Parents Club recently donated $10,000 for the purchase of new MacBook Air computers for the Mobile Makers program. Resurrection is offering a new Mobile Makers App Development course that provides students an opportunity to build and deploy an iOS application from end to end while they learn the basics of sequential and object-oriented programming, basic data structures, and a solid understanding of iOS app construction.

 Thank you to the Parents Club and all of our parents, alumnae and donors who support program enhancements for our students!

Be Informed *  Stay Connected * Get Involved

President's Blog & Principal's Page
Check out Sr. Donna's President's blog and Mr. Piwowarski's Principal's page
for their most recent news, shout-outs and information for parents and students.

Parent Schoology Access
Schoology Parent Access Codes and directions for parents will be sent home with sophomores,  juniors  and seniors during  seminar  this week.  Any parent with questions regarding Schoology, please contact Mr. Joe Lascon,  Assistant Principal for Instruction,  Assessment  and Technology, at jlascon@reshs.org or 773775.6616 Ext 115. 

Upcoming Parent Meetings
Wed, Oct 4 -  Athletic Boosters Meeting  at 6:30 pm
 Tues, Oct 17 -  Men's Club Meeting  at 7 pm
Tues, Nov 14 - Parents Club Meeting  at 7 pm

Upcoming Early Dismissals or Days off
Fri, Oct 6 - No School (Walk-A-Thon Incentive Day)
Mon, Oct 9 - No School (Columbus Day)
Fri, Oct 20 - Noon dismissal 
Wed, Oct 25 - Noon dismissal
Student Activities
The Resurrection  Homecoming Dance will be Saturday,  October 21 from 7 pm to 10 pm.

Resurrection Fundraising Updates
Cash Raffle Winners for Drawing #1
The first Cash Raffle drawing was held on September 25 and the winners were
Sue Skrocki ($1,000 prize winner) and Sarah Holzmann ($100 student winner).
The next drawings will be November 1 ($1,500) and December 8 ($2,500). 
Students may turn in stubs for raffle tickets sold along with payment at any time to the Main Office.

Walk-A-Thon Success
For our annual
Walk-A-Thon on September 26th,  Resurrection students raised almost $32,000 for our school with 97% of our student's participating! Thank you to all donors, parents, students and staff for supporting this fundraiser! Since both the monetary and participation goals were met, there will be no school on Friday, October 6. Enjoy the long weekend!

Resurrection Open Houses
Student Ambassadors & classroom and parent assistants - save the dates!
Thursday, October 19, 2017 from  6:00 - 8:00 pm
Sunday, October 29, 2017 from  1:00 - 3:00 pm
Parents & Students - help us spread the word!
Students - take home and display an Open House Lawn sign. 
Signs can be found by the student entrance - take one on your way home!

8th grade girls are welcome to spend the day at Resurrection to shadow a current student.
8th Grade Shadow Days are available on select days from September through November. 

7th grade girls are welcome to spend a full day of mini-classes at Resurrection for a special 7th Grade "Experience Res" Day on Friday, February 9, 2018.  Save the date!
Class of 2022 Entrance Exam
Saturday, December 2, 2017 at  7:45 am
The Entrance Exam for all Catholic high schools in the Archdiocese of Chicago has changed from January to December.  The Class of 2022 Entrance Exam for all Catholic high schools will be on December 2.  Girls in 8th grade who are interested in testing at Resurrection can sign up for a registration reminder

Act now...bricks are selling fast.  Ensure your prime placement on our Legacy Walk! 
Charity & Truth Gala
Save the date for the 2018 Charity & Truth Gala, our largest fundraising event of the year, which will be held on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at Cafe la Cave in Des Plaines.  Interested in joining our planning committees or being an event sponsor? Contact Alisa Martorano at amartorano@reshs.org. 
Make a direct contribution to support Resurrection College Prep.

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