Walder promoted, Pollack named new Shepard High principal

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From staff reports The District 218 Board of Education has unanimously approved Dr. Jennifer Pollack as the new principal of Shepard High School in Palos Heights. Pollack is no stranger to the Shepard family having served as associate principal for the past six years. She will succeed Dr. Greg Walder who was promoted. The school…

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LT fishermen reach Busse Woods Reservoir South sectional

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Lyons Township High School Fishing Club members juniors Quinn Collins, of Western Springs, Patrick Monahan, of Indian Head Park, Joe Wall, of Western Springs, and Zach Thornton, also of Western Springs, all qualified for the IHSA Bass Fishing Sectional Tournament at the Busse Woods Reservoir South Pool. Eleven schools with multiple teams competed. LT took fifth place…

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EPCHS valedictorian, salutatorian recognized at Illinois Principals Association Breakfast

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From staff reports Evergreen Park Community High School District 231 has announced its senior class valedictorian and salutatorian for the 2021-2022 school year. Valedictorian Thomas Gricus and Salutatorian John Bledsoe were the two guests of honor for EPCHS Principal Bill Sanderson at the Illinois Principals Association’s Student Recognition Breakfast at the Odyssey Country Club in…

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Nazareth Academy’s Class of 2022 makes history

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From staff reports On May 22, Nazareth Academy’s Class of 2022 celebrated their graduation and made school history by being the first class to have their graduation mass and commencement in the Alexine Chapel on campus. Commencement was the capstone event of a week of senior-themed celebrations including Circle the City, Closing School Mass, Awards…

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New principal named for Oak Ridge School

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From staff reports North Palos School District 117 announces that Stephanie Johnson will be the new principal at Oak Ridge School in Palos Hills beginning with the 2022-2023 school year. Johnson assumes the role of principal after spending the last two years as assistant principal at Glen Oaks School in Hickory Hills. She has been…

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Richards JROTC outshoots Shepard, Eisenhower teams

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From staff reports The U.S. Navy JROTC program from Richards High School in Oak Lawn won the District 218 marksmanship championship. Richards freshman Kylie Schaefer won first place individually. The team from Bulldog Company defeated the U.S. Air Force JROTC team from Shepard and the U.S. Marine Corps team from Eisenhower. The competition featured the…

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LT sophomore wins American Legion essay contest

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By Carol McGowan Each year, the American Legion Auxiliary sponsors an Americanism essay contest. The purpose is to aid the schools of Illinois in the teaching of Americanism and good citizenship. The winner this year, at the Robert E. Coulter Jr. American Legion in LaGrange, was Colette Frantz. She is a sophomore at Lyons Township…

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ACE awards scholarships to Argo students

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By Carol McGowan After taking a year off because of the pandemic, the Argo Coalition for Education has once again handed out scholarships to students at Argo Community High School. The ceremony was held on May 9 in the Portillo Performing Arts Center at the Summit school. The program was assisted by Argo Supt. Dr.…

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OLCHS students advance in PTSA Reflections contest

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Six Oak Lawn Community High School seniors in Jenn Jepsen’s Creative Writing class advanced for literature in the 2021-2022 PTSA Reflections Contest. More than 900 entries in 47 states met the challenge to submit entries expressing “How I Can Change the World.” Emma Jacob’s piece “How Forgiveness Can Change the World” advanced to the National…

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EPCHS students achieve perfect attendance

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2 seniors did it for all 4 years Twenty-one Evergreen Park Community High School students were recognized with an offer of a complimentary breakfast in the EPCHS cafeteria on, May 20, for having achieved perfect attendance for the 2021-2022 school year. Perfect attendance is truly an accomplishment, and we commend the following students and their…

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