Friday, September 30, 2016

A Fabulous Summer Writing Opportunity for a Res Senior

Congratulations to Caitlyn Rosen '17.  This past summer Caitlyn had the honor of being able to participate in the Medill Institute of Journalism at Northwestern University.  This is an in-depth, five week program which is limited to 84 students competing for a slot from over 25 states and from abroad.  Students selected for this program have the opportunity to study under some of the most distinguished faculty members from Northwestern University.

Caitlyn, we are all very proud of you!

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Thank you to everyone who supported this year's WALK A THON!  What a beautiful day for the whole school to walk together to downtown Park Ridge!  Sully was a great movie.  It was both action-filled and inspiring!

Special thanks to Ms. Carol Marchetti who worked hard for months to plan the day and arrange for the movie!

Enjoy finding yourself in the attached pictures!



Walking to Help the Hungry

Our Res Bandits started the week walking together with other schools, churches and community organizations to help feed the hungry!  Ths was the 31st Northwest Side Hunger Walk that Resurrection Students, Faculty and Staff have particupated in.  What a beautiful tradition, thank you to everyone who participated and to Mike Longo for all his work in organizing the event!

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!