Morgan Park Academy (MPA) graduating seniors have some exciting options as they made their college decisions this spring.

As the city and world continue to move beyond the COVID-19 pandemic, St. Rita High School is eagerly anticipating a fun-filled summer with many exciting elementary school and incoming freshman summer camps.

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In recognition of the dedication exhibited by area nurses throughout the past year, Western Governors University (WGU) is celebrating National Nurses Week, May 6 to 12, with a new Nurses Appreciation Scholarship for nurses and other healthcare workers who are interested in furthering their e…

The City Colleges of Chicago (CCC) recently announced the Supporting Emerging Educators Development (SEED) Scholarship to increase the pipeline of talented and diverse educators in Chicago.

The Morgan Park Academy (MPA) Academic Challenge team continued its 30-year history of top-level success with a third-place finish at the 2021 state finals, including four individual medals in math and engineering graphics.

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Sutherland Elementary School, 10015 S. Leavitt St., will host a virtual Kindergarten Open House on Thursday, May 6, from 5 to 6 p.m. Early pre-registration is recommended at For more information, call (773) 535-2580 or visit

As part of its continuing-education programming, the Chicago Zoological Society (CZS) is now accepting applications for its 2021-2022 Science Fellows program, which provides yearlong training to Illinois educators interested in incorporating science and conservation into their pedagogy.

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

With the support of the Mother McAuley High School Board of Trustees, school donors and the McAuley community, Mother McAuley High School hosted its annual gala on Feb. 25, and this year, the event went virtual in a fun, upbeat, successful and first-ever live-stream celebration.

The Morgan Park Academy (MPA) high school math team closed out a successful season with high scores in the Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics (ICTM) competition, placing third in its region and 13th in the state among Division 1A teams.

Kiernan McSwiggan and Roisin Walsh, members of the Marian Catholic High School Class of 2022, were selected to receive the Chicago Gaelic Park Irish Heritage Scholarship in the award’s inaugural year.

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To show appreciation for area K-12 educators who have been forced to adapt to new styles of teaching throughout the pandemic, Western Governors University (WGU) is pledging to award up to $125,000 in grant money to K-12 teachers who need help funding their innovative classroom projects as pa…

The St. Xavier University (SXU) Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program has been ranked No. 5 for “Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs” by U.S. News & World Report for 2021.

St. Xavier University (SXU) School of Nursing and Health Sciences (SONHS) has announced the first recipient of the Gerald F. Loftus M.D. and Mary Clare Loftus RN, M.Ed. Endowed Professorship for the 2020-2021 year.

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FarmHouse Fraternity at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is offering multiple scholarships to incoming students of all majors who will be attending the university next fall.

The Adler Planetarium, the first planetarium in the Western Hemisphere, recently launched its innovative, new virtual field trips program.

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A CityYear representative helps distribute goodie bags to Morgan Park High School (MPHS) freshmen. The MPHS freshman class was celebrated recently as 94 percent of the class is on track to graduate. Freshman/Sophomore Assistant Principal Kai Jones conducted the goodie bag distribution, which…

Southwest Chicago Christian School (SCCS) campuses in Oak Lawn and Tinley Park were extra thankful this year to celebrate 100 days of learning.

To spark the imaginations of local middle-school students, state Rep. Fran Hurley (D-35th) recently hosted her first annual community-wide art contest for seventh- and eighth-grade students.

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State Rep. Kelly Burke (D-36th), state Rep. Fran Hurley (D-35th) and state Sen. Bill Cunningham (D-18th) invite constituents to attend a college financial-aid information session, presented by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC), on Wednesday, Feb. 3, at 6 p.m.

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Students and staff at St. John Fisher School (SJF), 10200 S. Washtenaw Ave., are preparing to celebrate Catholic Schools Week, held this year Jan. 31 to Feb. 6. The school will start the week with open registration for new families beginning Jan. 31. SJF will post a virtual tour of the schoo…

The Growmark Foundation is offering a $1,500 scholarship program for students in the United States and Ontario, Canada, who are pursing two- or four-year degrees or trade school certification in an agriculture-related field.

Council Oak Montessori School (COMS), 2521 Grove St. in Blue Island, sees its students thriving through the pandemic.

The students and staff at St. Walter School, 11741 S. Western Ave., will celebrate Catholic Schools Week 2021 in a big way.

St. Rita of Cascia High School will host its 32nd annual Caritas Celebration virtually this year on Saturday, Feb. 20, at 6:30 p.m.

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Beverly resident Sibhan Murphy-Faulkner graduated with honors from Northern Illinois University (NIU) on Dec. 13 with a bachelor’s degree with an emphasis on organizational/corporate communications.

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De La Salle Institute students who are enrolled in freshman and sophomore theology classes recently organized a sock drive for the homeless in an effort to offer community service to others. Large boxes were placed in each classroom and at the main entrance of the school to enable remote-stu…