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


Friday, May 13, 2016

Congratulations to Four BANDits

Earlier this week the Notre Dame/Resurrection Band held their end of the year Banquet.  Four of Resurrection College Prep High School's very own Bandits received awards at this event!

Veronica Lane received the Louis Armstrong Jazz Award and the John Phillip Sousa Band Award
Laura Pavlik received the Instrumentalist Magazine Musicianship Award for Seniors
Alyssa Walsh received the Director's Award for Band
Kayla Vargas received the Most Improved Sophomore Award

Veronica, Laura, Alyssa, and Kayla, all of us at Resurrection are very, very proud of you!

Kayla Vargas, Alyssa Walsh, Veronica Lane, and Laura Pavlik

Monday, May 9, 2016

Congratulations to Sophomore and Junior Officers

Congratulations to the new Officers for the Sophomore and Junior Classes of the 2016-17 Academic Year!  The officers were inducted today at the Sophomore and Junior Class assemblies.  The officers pledged to fulfill their duties and received pins blessed by Father Dan McCarthy.

Congratulations to the Officers of the 2018 Class
President:  Samara Perkinson
Vice President:  Emily Murdach
Secretary:  Mary Quinn
Treasurer:  Danielle LaSusa

Congratulations to the Officers of the 2019 Class
President:  Janna George
Vice President:  Anna Apostolos
Secretary:  Kayla DiFranco
Treasurer:  Julia Deane

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Congratulations to Emily Bridgeman

Senior Emily Bridgeman was among students recognized by U.S. Representative Jan Schakowsky  on Monday, April 25, 2016.  Emily's artwork, "Headless Self Portrait" was entered into Representative Schakowsky's "An Artistic Discovery" art competition.  High schools in the 9th congressional district may submit artwork that is then displayed in the Skokie Library.
Congratulations Emily!