Monday, August 22, 2016

Welcome Back

Welcome to the Class of 2020 and welcome back to the Classes of 2017, 2018 and 2019!  We hope that this will be an absolutely wonderful year for all of you.  Seeing so many of you walking into school today with shopping bags, back packs and arms full of books and notebooks, I realized that you are all ready for a year of adventure, discovery and lots of work.  I just want to remind you to keep one of our Resurrection Pillars in mind, HARMONY! 

Your life is like a jar with lots of important people and things filling your day.  There is school work, sports, family, friends and more.  Last week several freshmen helped demonstrate how we can manage to fill our jar and still have room for other important things:  lots of school work (white stones), many friends (larger smooth stones), family (small close pins that hold life together), sports (small ball), relaxation and fun (sparling blue stones) and then what seemed like a full jar still had room for water, lots of water which blanked all the other things and people that fill our jar of life!  And that water is our time for relationship with God and prayer!  So as you begin a new year we wish you God's blessings and the gift of harmony!

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Welcome Class of 2020!

Today Resurrection College Prep High School welcomed 127 FANTASTIC YOUNG WOMEN who are now the 2020 Class of Resurrection!  Senior Mentors welcomed our new class and made sure they could navigate successfully through the school, open their lockers and become familiar with white days and red days, seminars etc. 

Along with our class of 2020 we welcomed 9 YOUNG WOMEN transferring into Resurrection's 2018 and 2019 classes.  We are also very pleased to welcome 2 new International Students.  These young women join us from China.

Dear Class of 2020, Transfer and International Students,  as you begin this exciting journey, please know that we are all cheering you on, wishing you well and holding you in our prayers. 

May God guide and bless you.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Res Seniors Among the 10% Selected for Big Apple Leadership Experience

For the third year in a row Resurrection Seniors have been selected to participate in a Business Leadership Academy sponsored by Mercy College in Westchester and Manhattan, New York.
Each year there are over 2,000 young men and women are nominated by high schools across the Country.  Only 200 are selected for the program, based on their academic achievements, interest in business and the quality of their leadership video. 

In 2014 I started nominating Resurrection students for the program.  In 2014 one of our students was selected, in 2015 two Res students were chosen, and in 2016 three of our students were chosen.

We are very proud of the three members of the class of 2017 who were selected for the program this summer:
                                      Elysse Boldt
                                      Bridget McKenna
                                      Nicole Suvanto

They had wonderful classroom & team building experiences, participated in projects and had presentations by some outstanding professors and business professionals. They also had opportunities for field trips to Goldman Sachs, the Federal Reserve, Bloomberg, Inc., and other major corporations located in New York.

Congratulations Elysse, Bridget and Nicole!

Nicole Suvanto, Elysse Boldt, Bridget McKenna

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Freshman Win's President's Art Award

Every year Ms.Jen Salerno's art students treat the school to a wonderful Spring Showcase of their work.  It has become a tradition for us to select one piece for the President's Award.  This piece is then framed and hung in the school with a plaque identifying the artist.  The artist also receives a small monetary award.

This year, freshman Giang Vu's head of Christ was selected. 
Congratulations Giang!

Ms. Jen Salerno and Giang Vu with her winning art piece

ResPunzel, a Loving Gift

On May 23rd over 126 Resurrection young ladies donated their precious locks toward the creation of beautiful wigs for cancer patients.  Truly it is awesome to see young women be so self-sacrificing out of concern for others.  All of us at Resurrection are very proud of you young ladies and of Dawn Konow, Science Department Chair, who organizes this event annually.  This is truly "CHARITY" in action.  Below are photos of some of Resurrection's staff and students who donated their hair.



Monday, May 23, 2016

Getting to Know Our New Principal

There is a normal buzz within organizations right after the announcement of a new member of an administrative team.  Resurrection is no different.  So if you listen closely you will hear:

"So who is this Richard Piwowarski?"

"I hear he is tough and you cannot get away with anything when he is around."

And the list goes on.

So here are a few facts about Mr. Piwowarski.

  1. Richard Piwowarski and his wife, Dr. Ashley Kuhl Piwowarski, are parishioners of Saint Julie Billiart Catholic Church.
  2. The Piwowarski's have a cat named "Lucy" who thinks she owns the house and lets the Piwowarski's live there with her.
  3. Before becoming an administrator, Richard Piwowarski taught Spanish at Marist High School in Chicago, Illinois.  He was well regarded by both students and colleagues as a teacher who was always trying to move world language education to the next level.
What do colleagues say about Mr. Piwowarski?

  1. One of the members of his administrative team describes him as follows:  "He is a relationship builder.  He makes sure he takes time each day to stop and visit with students, teachers, guidance counselors, maintenance staff, parents and anyone else involved in the school community."
  2. A colleague also states:  "He understands the purpose of education.  He realizes that education is about the students and providing them with the best opportunities.  He continues to expand his own education so he can help propel the school to the top of the education world."
  3. Finally, a board member describes Mr. Piwowarski as follows:  "Mr. Piwowarski has a keen understanding of administration and well developed leadership skills.  He really is proficient at benchmarking schools that are considered 'the best' and learning from them and implementing proven standards.  He has a wonderful rapport with students and gets them involved in helping design and implement changes."
Richard Piwowarski

Friday, May 20, 2016

Congratulations to the Officers of the Class of 2017

Today the officers for the Class of 2017 were inducted!  Congratulations to:

President:  Shannon Borner
Vice President:  Olivia O'Hehir
Secretary:  Gillian van Brenk
Treasurer:  Katia Velisaris
Father Dan McCarthy blessed the pins that will be worn by the new officers.  He also said a special prayer and gave his blessing to the officers and the entire class of 2017.  Father reminded the new officers of their leadership responsibilities not only to the members of the Senior Class but to the entire school. 
left to right:  Katia Velisaris, Shannon Borner, Gillian van Brenk, Olivia O'Hehir