Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Seniors Pioneering a New Class

Eleven Seniors, with a passion for serving others as physicians, nurses, physician assistants, physical therapists, and dieticians are pioneering a new STREAM class at Res to help prepare themselves for their future college experiences.  The class Health Science, Integration & Exploration, is giving these seniors the opportunity to experiment with and integrate the principles they learned in previous science, technology, art, religion, math courses and even getting exposed to some health engineering examples to prepare for the challenging and complex issues and skills they will need in their health care studies.  

Brenda Bortis, Alexandrea Calcagno, Taylor Cohen, Maeve Douherty, Marissa Fico, MaryKate Hogan, Sophia Kolbash, Colleen Marks, Kristin McLenighan, Mary Quinn and Camille Sposato are now into the 7th week of the course have had opportunities to learn how to take blood pressures, interview patients, identify some basic cardiac rhythms,  work collaboratively in identifying symptoms of a hypertensive crisis and many other skills.  

The pictures below are of Resurrection Alumna Nicolette Apostolos, RN, BSN, CPN teaching the students how to take blood pressure readings.  Nicolette Apostolos works at Lurie Children's Hospital and is beginning her work on a Master's  Degree in Nursing.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

A New Look for Res

Res has a new look in the lobby area of the main entrance and in the alcove by the theater.  We are excited to now have some comfortable and modern looking seating in these two areas. 

These new benches and chairs are a generous donation from a neighboring business and a wonderful friend!

Monday, February 5, 2018

A Res Senior You Should Know

Congratulations to Mairead Skelton '18 not only for her achievements but also for the way she reaches out to help make the lives of others a little better.

It was recently announced that Mairead has been awarded a Chick Evans Caddie Scholarship by the Western Golf Association (WGA) Scholarship Committee.  Mairead has been a golf caddie at Ridgemoor Country Club since her freshman year.  She also recently received the Sheriff's Commitment to Service Award.  In 2016 she earned the Gold Award, the highest award any Girl Scout can receive, by undertaking a service project in which she collected and delivered over 6,000 school supplies to students in Baton Rouge who were victims of severe flooding.  

Mairead volunteers at Presence Resurrection Medical Center and is active in helping the organization Friends for a Cure.  She is a member of the National Honor Society, the Science National Honor Society, is a Res Scholar, a Natural Helper, Student Ambassador, a member of the Anastasia group and several other clubs at Resurrection.

Mairead hopes to become a child psychiatrist!

Mairead, we are all inspired by you and proud of you!

Mairead with a poster explaining her service project for
 children in Baton Rouge

Friday, February 2, 2018

Special Guest for Catholic School Week

On Wednesday of this week Commissioner Peter N. Silvestri visited Resurrection College Prep High School and toured the school with Mr. P and myself.  The Commissioner represents the 9th district which includes the Norwood Park and Dunning areas of Chicago as well as the surrounding suburbs of Des Plaines, Elmwood Park, Harwood Heights, Morton Grove, Mount Prospect, Niles, Norridge, Park Ridge, River Forest, River Grove, Rosemont and Schiller Park.

Commissioner Silvestri was impressed with the work of our students in the Innovation Lab where he spent time with Mr. Lascon reviewing projects and equipment.

We are grateful to the Commissioner for taking time to visit Resurrection.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Happy Catholic Schools Week

To all our Res Students, Happy Catholic Schools Week! 
As we celebrate this special week we want you to know how very proud we are of
you!  May God bless and guide you always!

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Celebrating the Gift of Faith

Earlier this month Josh Wiechert, a member of the Resurrection Science Department and a candidate in the RCIA Program, shared a step of his faith journey with us.  As part of a simple prayer service in the school chapel, Josh Wiechert,  prayed the Apostles Creed, the prayer we as Catholics use to proclaim our foundational beliefs.  It was an honor and very moving to witness this act of faith.

Josh Wiechert prays the Apostles Creed with Deacon John

You might ask what is the RCIA Program that Mr. Wiechert is part of?  RCIA stands for Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults.  It is a period of time spent by the Parish Community to teach, pray with and welcome adults who want to become Catholics.  The formal welcoming of the new members occurs on Holy Saturday in a beautiful Liturgical Ceremony that unites the experience of the candidate with the Passion, Death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ.

What inspired Josh Wiechert to become Catholic?  Mr. Wiechert, raised as a Methodist, has over the past 15 years joined his wife and two daughters for Sunday Mass and he desires to fully participate in rites and celebrations of the Catholic faith with them.

As the Resurrection family we are very excited and happy for Josh Wiechert.  May this Lenten and Easter Season be a blessed and memorable time for him and his family!

Deacon John and Josh Wiechert

B.S. in Geology- Minor in Physics from Southeast Missouri State University
M.S. in Instructional Technology from Southwest Baptist University

Taught Middle School Science in St. Louis and in Champaign
Taught High School Biology and Physics at St. Scholastica and Luther North
Now teaching Conceptual Physics, Honors Conceptual Physics and AP Physics at Resurrection
Coaching Freshman Basketball at Resurrection

What does the Resurrection motto, "Charity and Truth" mean to Josh Wiechert?  He says:  "I see the motto as a willingness to help others and to give of yourself and your abilities.  This goes beyond the lesson you teach in your subject area, but also sharing your faith.  As a science teacher in a faith based community, I feel it's important to share your faith with the students.  This helps them to understand how science and religion can go together."

Friday, January 19, 2018

Cherish Life!

Celebrate, cherish and protect every life as a 
precious gift of God!