Morgan Park High School’s JROTC, marching band, students, staff, administration, athletes and club members participate in the annual Memorial Day Parade in Beverly. The school has participated in the annual event for many years.

Council Oak Montessori School (COMS), 2521 Grove St., in Blue Island, is enrolling new students for fall of 2019 and will host enrollment coffees every Wednesday throughout the summer.

As a culminating project for their time in the Morgan Park Academy (MPA) Lower School, fifth-grade students completed an inquiry-based research project into a topic of their choosing, presenting to faculty and parents on May 21 and 22.

The St. Christina School third-grade art classes recently participated in the Little Company of Mary Hospital (LCMH) “What Makes You Healthy?” art contest. A total of 310 entries were submitted from 14 schools. One winner was selected from each school to have their artwork displayed at LCMH.…

De La Salle student Sydni Schaffer, Class of 2021, of Beverly, is congratulated by Principal Dr. Diane Brown after being named the Meteor of the Month for May. Students who stand out among their peers by having demonstrated one or more of the Lasallian principles of faith, community, service…

St. Barnabas Elementary School students who are members of the Celebrating International Cultures Club marked World Diversity Day with a world culture fair. Students created the club, and members researched a country of their choice, gathered photos and learned about the customs, dance, food…

Teens discover how the Shedd Aquarium is a place to explore their interests, gain advice from mentors about careers at the aquarium and make a difference—all while connecting with like-minded peers along the way at the Teen Learning Lab. Visitors can follow their curiosity about science, ani…

Danielle Lam (right), of Beverly, along with her team partner Cayleigh Maxwell, will represent Illinois at the fourth National Invention Convention at the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation in Detroit from May 29 to 31. Up to 500 students will pitch their ideas alongside some of the wo…

St. Xavier University (SXU) recently hosted 16 principals from local Catholic elementary schools for a Principal’s Luncheon in the Butler Reception Room on May 3.

De La Salle Institute students Taylar Norton (from left), Phillip Hunter, faculty member Diniah Dean, Jason Kim and Madison Smith traveled to Washington, D.C., to participate in the House of Code event held at the United States Capitol. The students created an app that won the Congressional …

Students at Barnard Elementary School, including Okorie Nkumeh (left) and Sydney Reed, held a Pink Day for Breast Cancer on May 10. Kindergarten teacher Colleen Carroll, who has been a member of the Beverly Breast Cancer Walk Committee for 20 years, organized the fundraiser. The school colle…

Brandon McClain, a Beverly native, recently graduated from Loyola University Chicago with a master of science in human resource management with a certificate in business ethics. McClain delivered the student address at the commencement ceremony. He attended St. Barnabas Elementary School and…

As local elementary schools compete to have the highest percentage of participants in the annual Ridge Run, Christ the King is looking to be the champion for the third year in a row.

The Mt. Greenwood Elementary School “Rolling Through the Decades” history fair was held on May 1. Students in grades five through eight put on performances including singing and acting, as well as displayed and presented information on food, fashion, inventions and wax figures from the 1940s…

De La Salle Institute student Stephen Thomas recently participated in the city finals of the Chicago Metro History Fair held at the Chicago History Museum. Prior to that, Thomas earned a perfect evaluation for his exhibit at the Chicago Metro History Fair regional held in March at the Univer…

Back 2 School Illinois (B2SI), a Chicago-based nonprofit that provides tens of thousands of deserving kids from low-income families with free school supplies to help them succeed in the classroom, announced the launch of this year’s “Win School Supplies for an Entire School” contest.

Joni Thompson, of Beverly, was one of 27 recipients of the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) Lead, Learn, Proclaim Award at the annual NCEA Convention and Expo at McCormick Place on April 23.

Morgan Park High School sophomore Emily Nelson was recently selected for inclusion of her artwork in “Celebrating Art and Materials” in the Blick Art Contest. Her work will be published in Blick’s Spring 2019 art collection book. She is also in the running to be a contest finalist. The final…

Morgan Park High School (MPHS) freshmen Devan King (from left), Caval Spearman and Erica Taylor have been accepted into the University of Chicago Collegiate Scholars Program. Thirteen MPHS students applied to the program, which is highly competitive and accepts only 50 students each year. St…

This summer, 30 young women from the Chicago area will build high-tech racecars and pathways to their futures in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in the ComEd Icebox Derby.

Barnard Elementary School kindergarten students in Colleen Carroll’s class celebrated spring with rainbow toast. The students used paintbrushes, food coloring, milk and bread to create their rainbows. They popped it in the toaster and then added some golden sunshine (butter) to their toast. …

Works of art by Mt. Carmel High School students were selected for display at McCormick Place during the National Catholic Educational Association convention and expo held April 23-25. The students were selected from their entries in the 2019 My Chicago art contest. Students selected include …

St. Barnabas Elementary School recently participated in a dress-down day and wore purple to support A New Direction Beverly/Morgan Park (AND), which provides services for families affected by domestic violence. The school raised $800. For more information on AND, visit the website at anewdir…

Beverly Branch Library Children’s Librarian Arlene Gottardo visited Barnard Elementary School Pre-K and kindergarten classes on March 21 for a combination Dr. Seuss/St. Patrick’s Day themed storytime. Children enjoyed several Seuss books, including “Green Eggs and Ham” and “One Fish, Two Fis…

The Morgan Park Academy (MPA) Academic Challenge Team continued its history of success at the state finals, winning six medals for top-three finishes in math and science subjects on April 22 at Eastern Illinois University.

The annual Morgan Park Academy (MPA) eighth-grade history fair not only produced a host of outstanding exhibits but also a trio of qualifiers for the state finals in Springfield on May 2.

Morgan Park High School National Honor Society members visited Smith Village on April 24 to provide residents the opportunity to experience the excitement of attending prom again. The prom featured a deejay, a photo booth and a hall of fame with categories including best smile and best laugh.

Students from De La Salle Institue were recently inducted into the Brother J. Richard Rush, FSC chapter of the National Honor Society. Students lauded for excellence both inside and outside the classroom include Siying Wang (front row, from left); Alicia Plebanski; MacKenzie Gioia; Samantha …

Sports camps will be held at Chicago Christian High School (CCHS), 12001 S. Oak Park Ave., in Palos Heights, for students entering third to eighth grade. Campers will hone their skills with the help of varsity coaches and CCHS athletes. Camps will be held during selected weeks throughout the…

Students proudly display their entries for the annual Mt. Greenwood Elementary School Art Show held April 10-11. Students in grades K-eight created art on a stretched canvas. Mrs. O’Brien, art teacher, instructed the students in the elements and principles of art. The show was a great opport…

After School Matters is accepting applications from teens for its summer 2019 program session, which will begin the week of June 24.

The Chicago Christian High School (CCHS) Varsity Scholastic Bowl team placed first at the state finals held at the Peoria Civic Center on March 15.

“Wild things” from Immanuel Community Preschool, in Evergreen Park, take over their classroom after reading the Caldecott Medal-winning story “Where the Wild Things Are,” by American writer and illustrator Maurice Sendak.

Students from the Morgan Park High School (MPHS) Student Council and EmpoWEred organizations, including Isaak Jones (back row, from left), Azariah McLauren and Malika Sampson, recently read to elementary school students in grades kindergarten through fourth grades. The organizations joined i…

The St. Barnabas Elementary School Student Council recently held a Hoops for Humanity event on March 28. The school gym was abuzz with excitement for the three-on-three basketball tournament in which each participant donated $5 to play. The money raised will go to the charity of the winning …

The De La Salle Institute band finished third at the 39th annual State of the Art Catholic Band Festival held at Br. Rice High School.

Morgan Park Academy middle school students recently participated in a problem-solving design challenge and student symposium at the Chicago History Museum.

Seventh-graders at St. John Fisher Elementary School recently completed a poultry project. The students incubated 12 fertilized chicken eggs for 21 days. The eggs were purchased from the Children’s Farm in Palos. Six of the eggs hatched, and the chicks continue to thrive. The students found …

De La Salle Institute’s Nina Penny, Monce Vazquez, Felicity Sierra, faculty member Diniah Dean, Nadiya Muhammad, of Beverly, Amanda Bolden, Kayla Roman-Flores and Olivia Perez recently participated in the Women of Influence Chicago (WIC) Tech Shadow Day. The students shadowed professionals i…