Monday, June 12, 2017

Summer at Res

Although this is technically summer break, there is  a lot of activity on the Res Campus!  There are currently summer school classes, Basketball and Softball Skills Camps, and in a few weeks there will be Running, Lacrosse, Volleyball and more Softball Camps! 

New staff, Connie Castellucci, Director of Enrollment and Recruiter, Kelly McClearn are busy preparing for the fall recruitment and the beginning of new shadow day experiences, while Mr. P and Joseph Lascon are working diligently to prepare for an exciting 2017-18 school year.

We are painting, cleaning and organizing and getting ready for an exciting new year!  
Enjoy your summer, we are eagerly awaiting your return in August!

Connie Castellucci and Kelly McClearn

Mr. P and Mr. Lascon

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Winner of the President's Art Award

I am pleased to announce this year's winner of the President's Art Award, Danielle LaSusa!  Danielle painted a beautiful self-portrait in a field of sunflowers.  When I saw the painting I immediately thought it a great representation of Res students!  The joyful appearance of the young lady and  the bright earthy colors convey hope and resilience that are part of Resurrection. 

The sunflowers also reminded me of our school motto, Caritate et Veritate.   Sunflowers turn and follow the sun as it moves through the sky, and we turn to follow God's Word or Truth as He moves and guides us throughout the day.  Sunflowers are also a symbol of Caritate as they generously sacrifice their seeds as food for birds and other animals.  Res girls sacrifice time and talent throughout the year in so many charitable works and in no more outstanding a way than the recent donation of their locks for wigs for chemo patients.

Danielle's picture truly represents all Res Students and is a beautiful work of art!

Thank you and congratulations Danielle.

Danielle LaSusa  and her teacher Ms. Jen Salerno

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Special Congratulations

Five of our Resurrection College Prep High School were honored by the Madonna Foundation on May 15th.  These students were among 17 Madonna Scholars who received scholarships from a foundation sponsored by the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago and are graduating from High School this May or June.

Res students include:

Rahma Almajid
Esmeraldo Arroyo
Jenna Ortiz
Blerta Shero
Ava Schroeder      

Back row, left to right:  Esmeraldo Arroyo, Jenna Ortiz, Blerta Shero
Front row, left to right:  Ava Schroeder, Rahma Almajid
In addition to Resurrection College Prep Students, there were five students from Josephinum and seven students from Trinity High School.
These seventeen students were offered $1.5 million dollars in college scholarships.
CONGRATULATIONS!  We are very proud of you.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Happy Teacher's Week

To all our Resurrection Teachers, Happy Teacher's Week!

When asked to describe Res teachers here are some quotes from students:

                      Super Caring
                                               Kind             Smart

        Fair             Happy               Always ready to help

Patient            Fun                  Inspiring        

                                                                                                        Interested in us

                                  Ready to listen             Give you a second chance

                                   Fabulous            The best              I love them         Will miss them

If you would like to add more adjectives or phrases to let our teachers know how special they are and how much we appreciate all they do for us, just click below in the comment section of this blog!

Monday, May 1, 2017

Women Ready to Make a Difference in Tomorrow's World

Special THANK YOU to seven seniors who have volunteered their time and experience to help us build goals for the 2020 Res Strategic Plan.

The best strategic plans are those that put the persons being served in the very center of all the goals. We have attempted to do just that by listening to various focus groups as we plan for the next 3 years.

The most important group advising us were the 7 representatives from the 2017 Class. 

Thank you to Rahma Almajid, Alyssa Czachor, Emily Knup, Peyton LaValley, Frederika Shero, Alyssa Walsh and Megan Wilder.  These young women joined the President's Advisory Committee in the fall and met with me over the course of the year to review all the major strategies and then provided excellent advice and input! 

Thank you seniors!

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Congratulations to April Scholarship Recipients

After the all-school Easter Mass last Friday, April 21st, twelve students received scholarships. 

First there was the presentation of the nominees and awardees of the Sister Georgine Marie Faith Witness Scholarship.  The nominees were Isabella Giannoni '18, Danielle O'Gara '18,
Maribel Pagan '18, Mary Quinn '18, and Kellie Rohrer '18.  The first place scholarship was awarded to Kellie Rohrer '18 and the second place scholarship was awarded to Mary Quinn '18.

Three students received the Presence Resurrection Medical Staff Scholarship.  This scholarship is awarded to students pursuing a career in health care.  The recipients were:  Maria Santamaria '20, Shannon Shipman '19 and Melanie Zuniga '18.
Four students received the John P. and Margaret M. Loftus Scholarship:  Lauren O'Connor '18, Jessica Gaynor '18, Brigid Early '19 and Bridget Martin '20.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Easter Week in Review

Easter Monday the Sisters of the Resurrection always have a special celebration.  This year three of our Resurrection College Prep High School Seniors provided the entertainment.  Sophia Acevedo, Mallory Coakley and Katia Velisaris played and sang several beautiful songs including "The Prayer."
The Sister were very impressed by our Resurrection talent!

Mallory, Sophia and Katia

On Tuesday the Greek Club colored beautiful red eggs and shared the traditional story of Saint Mary Magdalene and the red egg.

Members of the Greek Club with their Beautiful Red Eggs

On Friday of Easter Week Bishop Francis Kane served as the celebrant of our all school Mass.
After Mass Bishop Kane invited Natalie Kondziolka up to the altar to bless and present her with a small gift in honor of her completing the RCIA program this Easter and being Baptized into the Catholic Church.
Natalie Kondziolka and Bishop Kane