Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Congratulations to Senior Samantha Crump

Congratulations to Resurrection's very own Samantha Crump who was featured on WGN Radio's "Kid of the Week".  Samantha was recognized for her personal commitment to helping others and her personal strength and positive attitude in challenging times. 

Samantha did a wonderful job sharing her personal experience with illness, her passion to help others (especially children) and spontaneously answering questions during the interview. 

We are so proud of you Samantha. 
You are a great reflection of what Res Girls strive to be!
God bless you!

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Ms. Foszcz Walks the Red Carpet

Congratulations to Ms. Kathie Foszcz!  On Saturday, September 17th Ms. Foszcz received the Illinois Theatre Association Award of Excellence in Secondary School Theatre!.  The award was presented at the ITA's Inaugural Gala Opening Night even at Harper College!  Members of Resurrection's Administration and several alumnae were honored to be present to see Ms. Foszcz receive her award and hear her acceptance speech.

Ms. Kathie Foszcz we are all very proud of you!


Friday, September 9, 2016

A Global Young Innovator!

This summer one of Resurrection College Prep High School's very own seniors, Natalie Markech, was selected to participate in the "Global Young Innovators Initiative:  Impact Through Leadership Program."  This program was sponsored by the University of Chicago. 

This was a business-based competitive experience.  Students from various high schools were divided into five-person teams and then connected with a small business to work on a real business issue and create an innovative solution. 

Natalie and her team were paired with a small business in Nigeria.  The owner needed help improving her advertising strategy.  Natalie and her team found themselves quickly becoming immensely interested in helping Rita Michael, a woman on the other side of the world.  They worked many hours assessing Ms. Michael's needs and goals and helped her identify new approaches.

Reflecting on her experience, Natalie states:  "I am not considering business as my college major, but I am passionate about helping others and contributing to the world, so this program was very interesting to me because I wanted to do everything I could to help this business owner."

Thanks Natalie Markech for "Making a Difference."

Natalie Markech '17
Natalie Markech '17 working with her team

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Happy Birthday

Today the Church celebrates the Birthday of the Virgin Mary.  What a perfect day to reflect on Mary and the example of discipleship she give us. 

At the first all school Liturgy this year, I gave each student a card with the two images of Mary that are in our school chapel.  The message of these two art pieces give us a lot to reflect on.

The statue to your left is of Mary Seat of Wisdom.  It reminds us of how attuned Mary is to the TRUTH that all wisdom comes from God, from the Word and Whisper of His Spirit in one's heart. 
The icon to the left depicts Mary waiting with the Apostles for the gift of the Holy Spirit.  Mary is seated in the middle of the apostles on the teacher's bench teaching them to wait, to listen, to pray and then to go out and share the Gifts of the Holy Spirit with others.  This is truly CHARITY. 
As we celebrate Mary's Birthday let's also celebrate our call to be disciples of Charity and Truth.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Please Write on the Wall

Ms. Brianna O'Donnell invites her students to write on the wall!  Yes, after years of being told, "don't write on the wall," students are actually being invited to "please write on the wall."

This summer room 101 was redecorated to create a more collaborative learning environment. Traditional desks were replaced with new desks that are flexible enough to serve as individual workspaces or can be connected to create a more collaborative study and work environment. The back wall of the classroom was painted using a non-glare paint and a final coat of special paint that allows the wall to be used as an erasable board.  This is bound to become a popular design for Res classrooms!

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Res Thespians look to help others Catch Their Dreams

Performing as the Family Stage Emcees for the Edison Park Fest on Saturday,
August 20, members of the Resurrection International Thespian Troupe
provided fun and entertainment for the crowds. Having their paparazzi moment
and pictured above (from the left) are Troupe Director Kathie Foszcz and Seniors
Katia Velisaris, Juliajoy Matthies, Mallory Coakley, Alyssa Czachor, Alexis Lehner,
Erin McDonaugh, Jessica Caamoan, Mary Jo McManamon.  The Thespian officers
coordinated efforts with Thespian members to ensure the audience had a fun-filled
time at the summer community festival realizing that they can achieve and Catch 
Their Dreams in any venture their hearts holds.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Res Students Making a Difference Around the World

Several Resurrection parents recently shared with us the news that their daughters participated in mission outreach services this summer.  We want to congratulate these Res students and their parents for reaching out and making a difference in the lives of those in need.  See pictures, names and services in Nicaragua, Cuba and Guatamala below:

Orphanage in Nicaragua:  Mia DiMeo '18 and Gillian Van Brenk '17.

Gillian Van Brenk & Mia DiMeo
Gillian with an orphan

Mia with an orphan

Spreading peace through music, Adriana Whitmore '18 visited Cuba with the Chicago Children's Choir.

Nicole Suvanto, Bridget McKenna, Mary Clare Donohoe and Maggie Torres did a mission trip to an orphanage in Guatemala.

Nicole, Maggie, Bridget and Mary Clare