With a variety of summer camp sessions, multiple service opportunities and a physics trip to the Kennedy Space Center, the corner of 99th and Pulaski has been the place to be.
A variety of sports and academic camps were offered this summer for students entering grades one through eight, giving them an opportunity to meet new friends, build relationships with current Br. Rice students serving as camp counselors and learn from leaders and coaches.
Br. Rice welcomed more than 800 campers over the past few weeks, making summer camp a great experience for the students, coaches and staff.
Br. Rice, 10001 S. Pulaski Rd., offers many ways for students to get involved in service over the summer, including Edmund Rice Camp and the annual mission trip, to name a few.
Edmund Rice Camp is a free weeklong camp of fun-filled activities for children from St. Margaret of Scotland, St. Christopher and Nathan Hale that allow campers to grow in self-esteem, confidence and spirituality.
Br. Rice student camp leaders work together to provide a quality summer camp experience, practice leadership skills and increase their awareness of social justice issues.
Edmund Rice Camp offers a wide range of activities, including sports, swimming, team games, presentations, arts and crafts, and prayer.
The annual mission trip destination was Rutledge, Tenn., where Br. Rice staff and students, including Raul Andrade, Casey Griffin, Eric Gutierrez, Seth Miller, Harrison Morg, Matteo Valencia, Will Witry, Nick Zaino and Daniel Zapata, partnered with Glenmary Home Missionaries to provide support to the community.
These students lived out the Essential Elements of an Edmund Rice education during their time in Rutledge, Tenn., by volunteering at a food pantry, running a day camp for impoverished children, fostering relationships with new friends and experiencing the local culture.
The 2018-2019 school year was a great success for Br. Rice.
With 192 graduates from the Class of 2019, Br. Rice boasted 21 percent of the class as Illinois State Scholars and 73 percent as honors students; 60 percent won scholarships based on academic performance.
Br. Rice is excited to welcome 230 incoming freshman who will leave their mark and continue the exceptional legacy of the school.
Br. Rice will host its first “Crusader Fall Fan Fest” on Friday, Aug. 23, from 5 to 10:30 p.m., at Tom Mitchell Field.
The fest will provide a sneak peak of the 2019 Br. Rice fall sports teams as they wrap up the preseason and get ready for the start of the season. The event will kick off with a 5 p.m. freshman/sophomore football scrimmage, 6 p.m. varsity soccer scrimmage, 7 p.m. golf chipping contest, a cross-country team preview and the 7:15 p.m. varsity football Maroon and Orange scrimmage.
Joey’s Food Truck will sell concessions in the fan courtyard, and a 21-and-older area will be available in the north end zone for a $10 entry fee.
The following events are scheduled for local families to see Br. Rice up close.
Shadow Days will be Friday, Sept. 20, Friday, Oct. 11, and Monday, Oct. 14.
Open House events will be held on Sunday, Oct. 20, Sunday, Nov. 10, and Wednesday, Dec. 4.
The entrance exam will be conducted on Saturday, Dec. 7, at 8 a.m.
For more information about Br. Rice High School or to schedule a tour, call (773) 429-4300 or visit the website at brotherrice.org.