Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Res Women's Choir Dazzles Guests

Saturday, February 21st, the Resurrection Women's Choir dazzled the audience of almost 320 attendees at the Charity & Truth Gala.  Under the direction of Alanna Landin the choir opened the evening with "The Prayer" by Carole Bayer Sager & David Foster.  After this beautiful reflection the choir sang "Let it Go" featuring Lacey Schultz, followed by "Freedom is Coming" with solos and duets by Kayle Plonka, Nathalie Hoste, Emily DiMartino, Mallory Coakley and Gina Moriarty.  All evening  guests were remarking how impressed, amazed, and delighted they were with the talent of the Resurrection Choir.  Our choir represented all of us exquisitely!  Thank you Ms. Landin and the Resurrection Choir for a wonderful performance!  We are all very, very proud of you!

Monday, February 23, 2015

Congratulations to Ashley August

Congratulations to Ashley August who was recently named as an outstanding Rookie Coach of the Year for 2014 by IHSWLA.  Quite an honor!

Ashley August

Congratulations to Notre Dame/Resurrection Band

Congratulations to the Notre Dame/Resurrection Band on a very successful weekend at the State of the Art Catholic High School Band Competition, which took place at Marian Catholic High School.  The band came in first place in class AA, and also took home the prize for best percussion section.  The band performed March Diabolique by Brian Balmages, and Sky Bound by Todd Stalter.

Special Congratulations to our Resurrection members of the Band:

Erin Behland '15
Chloe Chapparo '18
Crystal Landa '15
Veronica Lane '16
Laura Pavlik '16
Kayla Vargas '18
Alyssa Walsh '17

Monday, February 16, 2015

Scrubs Club Visits Loyola Simulation Lab

On Monday, February 16th members of the Scrubs Club went on a field trip to the Loyola Stritch School of Medicine and the Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing in Maywood.  First the staff gave an introduction to the educational programs for nursing and medicine.  Next, Matt, a fourth year Medical Student took the group to  the Cadaver Lab where they received a respectful educational hands on anatomy lesson.

Then the group moved to the surgical simulation lab for a hands on experience with a $250,000 computerized mannequin.  The mannequin was programed to go into cardiac arrest and students where given the oppportunity to perform cardiac compressions and use an ambu bag to ventilate the mannequin.  It was amazing to see the monitors show the effectiveness of the resuscitation efforts of the Resurrection students.  These same students had recently been certified in CPR as part of the Scrub Club activities.

Next one of the staff showed various specimens including artificial hips, pacemakers and a number of other items.  From there the group moved on to the School of Nursing to see the Simulation Hospital with Medical Surgical, Obstetrical and Pediatric Mannequins and rooms where student nurses practice procedures before working with real patients.

Scrub Club Members who participated in the field trip were:  Isabella Amato, Kacie Bemis, Taylor Besch, Natalie Bracamontes, Angelica Ingratta, Kelsey Janesku, Michelene Janesku, Emily Knup, Lexi Lehner, Carly Rascia, Christina Simi, Cherryshe Sinfuego, Mairead Skelton, and Vera Wall.

Thank you Ms. Bernardin and Sister Mary Patricia for helping me chaperone!

Computerized Mannequin
Surgical and Trauma
Computerized Mannequin

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Sister Lydia Mary, C.R., Planner, Designer, First Principal of the Current Resurrection College Prep High School

As we continue to celebrate the "Year of Consecrated Life" we put the spotlight on
Sister Lydia Mary Yokiel, C.R.   Sister Lydia Mary was born in Wells, Minnesota which is beautiful farmland.  Sister Lydia Mary was the second from the oldest of seven children.  She had three sisters and three brothers.  Drawn to religious life and with a dream to teach, she entered the Congregation of the Sisters of the Resurrection in Chicago.  Later her youngest sister, Mary Therese joined her in the convent and years later her niece, Sister Virginia Ann joined the Sisters of the Resurrection.

Sister Lydia Mary spent many years teaching and among her favorite years were those at Resurrection High School.  Sister taught biology and later became the principal.  In the late '50s she took the lead in planning and designing the current Resurrection College Prep High School. She was determined to build a school that was modern, beautiful, practical, easy to maintain and with plenty of windows so students and teachers could enjoy the beauty of the natural surroundings.

Anyone who enters the school today marvels in disbelief that the building is over fifty years old.  It still has a warm, friendly and up-to-date look.

We owe so much to this strong, visionary woman of faith who trusted in God and the intercession of Saint Joseph to help her through the days of construction when she sometimes wasn't sure if the funds would hold out.  But, with her strong faith things truly worked out!

In July of this year Sister Lydia Mary will be 102 years old.  Sister lives at the Queen of the Resurrection House of Prayer.  What a gift she has been to all of us! 

Sister Lydia Mary - High School Graduation


Sr. Lydia Mary is with the black veil
her sister, Sr. Mary Therese is standing behind her

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Congratulations to Resurrection's Bowling Team

Congratulations to Resurrection's Bowling Team for winning the Regionals!  This is the first time Resurrection has been the Regional Champion!  Great work - we are so proud of you.
Pictured below from top left to right:  Kathleen Serrano, Lauren Gawlinski, Meredith Nowotarski, Olivia Canova, Idalis Huerta, Bela Giglione,Sara Beck, Peyton LaValley
Bottom:  Coaches Rick Clark and Carlyl King

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Congratulations to Our Counselors

February 2nd to 6th is being celebrated in the U.S.A. as "School Counseling Week".  Here at Res we congratulate our very own Patricia Lawrence, Elissa Lopez,  and Mary Bridich.  Our counselors provide a tremendous support to our students with academic advice and assistance in planning for their future.  Res students also see our counselors as caring and wise listeners who are there to assist them in facing new or unexpected challenges along their high school journey.  Thank you Ms. Lawrence, Ms. Lopez and Ms. Bridich for all you do to help bring Charity and Truth into our daily life at Res! 
Ms. Lopez, Ms. Bridich and Ms. Lawrence