Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Congratulations to Ms. Bridget Kancler and the Resurrection College Prep Choir

Guests at the 2018 Charity & Truth Gala were amazed by the outstanding performance of the Resurrection Choir under the direction of Bridget Kancler.  The performance was perfect and the audience was so engaged that one could hear a pin drop. 
The choir opened the evening with the song, "Seasons of Love" and called the guests to prayer with the song, "Beautiful City."
Congratulations to:
Ms. Bridget Kancler, Director of the Choir
and Choir Members
Class of 2018
Nathalie Hoste
Maribel Pagan
Mary Schafer
Adriana Whitmore
Class of 2019
Maggie Beese
Isabella Clifford
Stacey Coakley
Giang Vu
Class of 2020
Alyssa Esposito
Marol Kolbash
Rachel McNutt
Maria Santamaria
Natalie Shamon
Class of 2021
Emma Suing

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!