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Morgan Park Academy (MPA) teacher Emily Fitch, of Mt. Greenwood, is among the educators, filmmakers and Facets film camp graduates who will judge this year’s 37th annual Facets Chicago International Children’s Film Festival (CICFF) this month.

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Science and scientific research plays an important role in the academic landscape at Chicago State University (CSU), where some of the region’s most accomplished scientists teach and conduct research.

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St. Benedict Catholic School, 2339 York St., in Blue Island, invites the community to see the excellent education that the school has to offer as it participates in Discover Catholic Schools Week Sunday, Nov. 8, to Saturday, Nov. 14.

Girls on the Run-Chicago, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit afterschool program, recently launched its #HereforHer Movement Challenge as a way to help support its programming that provides physical activity and social/emotional support to girls in third through eighth grade.

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Mother McAuley Liberal Arts High School recently announced that faculty member Lauren Dowden and senior Colleen Rooney are the recipients of the 2020 Catherine McAuley Award.

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Marist High School, 4200 W. 115th St., will host “Meet Marist,” an interactive event for families of eighth-graders, on Tuesdays and Thursdays through Nov. 19.

St. Xavier University (SXU) recently announced that Ximena Garcia, Class of 2022, and Karina Garcia, Class of 2024, have been chosen as Cuneo Scholars for the 2020-21 academic year.

Lifetouch and the Illinois Principals Association (IPA) encourage all communities in Illinois to celebrate Principal Appreciation Week, Oct. 18-24, and Principal Appreciation Day on Friday, Oct. 23.

Scott Becvar, math and social studies teacher and coach for the men’s and women’s tennis teams at Marian Catholic High School, has been selected for the University of Chicago Outstanding Educator Award.

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Teachers at St. Barnabas Elementary School, 10121 S. Longwood Dr., were recently celebrated as “Super Heroes” by the school. Due to the teaching staff’s dedication and adaptability while both in-person learners and e-learners returned to the school, they were presented with red capes and sup…

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Although virtually the same, the first day of school this year was different—and historic—as it was the first day of school in the era of COVID-19. Following guidelines issued by government officials, students donned masks and prepared for another year of learning, as witnessed by the McCart…

The Father Perez Knights of Columbus Council 1444 awarded a $1,000 scholarship to Daniel Morris during a recent council meeting at the Perez Clubhouse. Morris is a freshman at St. Rita of Cascia High School. The scholarship is awarded in honor of Sir Knight Mike Kelly. Morris is the son of R…

Girls on the Run-Chicago recently announced the launch of its fall season with a new, flexible programming model to accommodate the changing and unpredictable school year due to the pandemic.

Morgan Park Academy (MPA) recently welcomed new members of its faculty and staff who have joined the MPA community for the 2020-2021 school year.

Families and friends gathered at Mother McAuley High School on July 18 to celebrate the more than 200 graduates of the Class of 2020.

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Upon founding St. Xavier University (SXU) in 1846, the Sisters of Mercy endowed the institution with a benevolent mission of active compassion and high-quality education. In keeping with tradition, the Sisters of Mercy West Midwest Community has generously gifted SXU a $26,000 grant to suppo…

Several residents of the Beverly, Mt. Greenwood, and Morgan Park area have made the Honor Roll after the second semester at St. Laurence High School including:

Mother McAuley Liberal Arts High School recently announced the appointment of Vania Montero Wit (Class of 1986) as a new member of its board of trustees.

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Local residents Aaron and Vallierie Williams participated in the Chicago Metro History Fair, following in the footsteps of their brother, Stephen Thomas, who represented the state of Illinois at National History Day in College Park, Md., two years consecutively.

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Allison (left) and Molly Keller have been named winners of the Deutsch Family Scholarship Program sponsored by Deutsch Family Wine and Spirits. Scholarships are awarded to children of employees based on academic performance, school and community activities, work experience and a recommendati…

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

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In the new world of social distancing, the Barbara Vick Early Childhood & Family Center celebrated its annual Promotion Parade in a whole new way. Staff lined both sides of 113th Street on June 12 to cheer on their students for completing the 2019-2020 school year. While many children wi…

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Mother McAuley High School, 3737 W. 99th St., is partnering with Country House Restaurant on the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) Summer Food Service Program.