December 2014






Student Council Achievements  

On November 19th the Resurrection Student Council officers and school administrators signed the new Student Council constitution, which shifts the organization from a club to a governing body acting as a liaison between the student body and administration.
Kudos to the Student Council leaders on listening and responding to the request of students to implement a Resurrection Homecoming Dance. On Saturday, November 1st, students and their guests enjoyed a fun evening of music and dancing at Resurrection.
Congratulations to our students for their leadership and action.

Principal's Letter & President's Blog

Take a few moments to read Principal Maria Hawk's December 2014 letter to parents and students.  

Check out Sr. Donna Marie's blog to read about Sr. Donna's thoughts about the season.

Resurrection Holiday Performances
All are welcome to attend these student performances to
celebrate the sights and sounds of the Christmas season.

Holiday Chamber Concert
featuring the Chamber Orchestra Ensemble
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Chapel at 7 pm

Holiday Dance Show
featuring Dance Classes and Orchesis
Friday, December 5, 2014
Little Theatre at 7 pm

Christmas Band Concert
featuring the Resurrection/ Notre Dame Band
Sunday, December 7, 2014
Little Theatre at 3 pm

Holiday Music Concert
featuring the Resurrection Women's Choir &
the Resurrection/ Notre Dame Concert Choir
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Little Theatre at 7 pm

Holiday Drama Showcase
featuring Drama students
Friday, December 12, 2014
Little Theatre at 7 pm

Manna Program

    Shopping for the holidays?

Support Resurrection while you shop.  Purchase gift cards through the  Manna Program and Resurrection earns a percentage of the face value of each gift card purchased through the program. 

Gift cards are available for Starbucks, iTunes, Target, Panera, Barnes & Noble, grocery stores, department stores, movie and entertainment venues, and many, many restaurants and stores.

See a complete list of gift cards available & order cards
 by Fridays for delivery the following Wednesday.



Parents Club Girls' Night Out

Jingle & Mingle

 Thursday, December 4, 2014
6 - 9 pm
at Resurrection

free admission 

Shopping, Raffles,

 Refreshments & more   

Shop from a variety of vendors and from the Bandit Boutique while you socialize with other parents, students and friends.

More information 

Bandit Boutique Holiday Shopping Hours

Thursdays, December 4 &

Thursday, December 11
from 6-8 pm


Parents, students, grandparents and friends are welcome to shop for Spirit apparel and other Resurrection items during these hours.


  Cash Raffle Final Drawing on December 8

The final Cash Raffle drawing will be Monday, December 8, so please send any sold ticket stubs and payment in to the Main Office  no later than Friday, December 5


As you know, the Cash Raffle is the only mandatory fundraiser at Resurrection.  Tuition only covers approximately 80% of the cost of educating a student at Resurrection, so every student receives a $2,600 subsidy thanks to the generous support of our community. 

We appreciate all of the sacrifices that families make and are
grateful for your participation in all of our fundraisers.  

Big Money Raffle - Drawing on February 21 at 
The Charity & Truth Gala

The Big Money Raffle  drawing will be held at The Charity & Truth Gala on Saturday, February 21. Tickets are $50 and only 500 will be sold. Rules, details and ticket purchase information can be found here.  The grand prize is $10,000 and second prize is $2,000.
   Alumnae Scholarship Applications Available


Applications for the Alumnae Scholarship are now available. Funded by the Resurrection Alumnae Association, students with alumnae heritage are eligible to apply by Monday, December 8. Essay instructions and application materials are available here.
Scholarships Awarded
 Resurrection College Prep High School students were presented with over $100,000 in scholarships on Monday, November 3, 2014 prior to an all-school liturgy in celebration of All Saints and All Souls days. The awards ceremony and mass was attended by scholarship donors and family members of students who received scholarship awards. 

Thank you to all of our generous donors who support our students.

Winter Sports

Winter athletics are underway at Resurrection! Check out the basketball roster and bowling team roster and come cheer on our student athletes to show your Bandit pride.  We are looking forward to a winning season!


Calling all student poets, writers, artists & photographers!


Innerview Submissions 

The Innerview is looking for your creative submissions to be showcased in the 2014-2015 edition of the Innerview.  The theme this year is "Woven," which reflects the connection between various entities in life.  


All submissions are due by January 13th, so get those creative juices flowing!  Please see Mrs. Martin in 223 with any questions.  
Please submit all original work to your English teacher, art teacher, or Mrs. Martin in 223.


The December Resurrection Market Day dates are
early this month due to the Christmas break.

Market Day orders are due by
Monday, December 8, 2014


Market Day pick-up at Resurrection will be
Thursday, December 11 from 4:30 - 5:30 pm at Entrance 8.

Place Online Orders HERE

Resurrection is account 30880.


Young Women's Math Olympics 2014

 Saturday, December 6, 2014
sponsored by the Resurrection College Prep High School
Mathematics Department & Resurrection Math Club

This academic competition is open to
all 7th and 8th grade girls. 

 Check-in at 9 am - Contest begins promptly at 9:30 am    

Award Presentations at noon


Admission is free of charge and participants will receive
refreshments, prizes, games and use their math skills

in a fun and friendly competition. 


Participants will compete individually and top scorers will receive awards in Algebra and Geometry. 
All participants must be registered by Thursday, December 4.

 Information & Registration


Home for the Holidays

at the Sisters of the Resurrection Provincial Home
(former location of Resurrection High School)
7432 West Talcott Avenue, Chicago

day, December 9, 2014
from 6 - 9 pm 

The evening features hors d'oeuvres and a dessert buffet,
tours of the former  school and the opportunity to view a collection of over fifty Nativity Scenes from around the world, the Sisters' collection of Madonna statues and a collection of photographs of Christmas decorations from around Chicagoland by Resurrection alumna and author, Mary Edsey '68.

$25 per person
Funds raised will support the Resurrection College Prep
High School Sr. Mary Monica Hope Scholarship Fund

Jr. Bandit Athletic Lock-in  

December 12, 2014

5:30 - 8:30 pm at Resurrection  

Girls in grades 5-8 are invited

to an evening that includes
dinner, sports, games, raffles and fun!
Bandit icon

$25 per student - includes dinner & t-shirt!

 Information & Registration 

Alumnae Association
Breakfast with Santa

at Resurrection College Prep 
Saturday, December 13, 2014

9-11:30 am 


$9 per child in advance
$10 per child at the door
$ 6 per adult

Advance tickets are encouraged to secure a space.

Purchase Tickets

Upcoming Parent Meetings  

Men's Club Meeting - Tues, December 16 at 7 pm in the cafeteria

All men - fathers, step-fathers, grandfathers, uncles and others - are welcome to attend.

Parents Club Meeting - Tues, January 13 at 7 pm in the library  


Athletic Boosters Meeting - Thurs, January 8 at 6 pm in the cafeteria ~ All parents and athletic supporters are welcome to attend.


Semester 1 Exam Schedule

Wednesday, December 17

Period 6 Exam 8:30 to 9:30 am
Period 7 Exam 9:45 to 10:45 am


Thursday, December 18

Period 1 Exam 8:30 to 9:30 am 
Period 3 Exam 9:45 to 10:45 am

Period 5 Exam 11:00 to noon

Friday, December 19

Period 2 Exam 8:30 to 9:30 am 
Period 4 Exam 9:45 to 10:45 am

Shadow Days & Entrance Exam
    8th grade girls are welcome to spend the day at Res
to shadow a current student on select days.

8th Grade Shadow Info & Available Dates

The Entrance Exam for 8th grade girls will be
Saturday, January 10, 2015 from 7:45 am - 12:30 pm.  
We are looking forward to welcoming incoming students as they
take their first steps toward becoming the Resurrection Class of 2019.

7th grade girls are welcome to a special
"Experience Res" Day on Friday, February 13, 2015
This special day is designed just for 7th grade girls. 
As they rotate through the nine academic areas at
Resurrection, students meet with teachers, learn about
our classes, the block schedule, clubs and activities. 

The Resurrection College Prep High School
Charity & Truth Gala Committee
is pleased to announce the
Charity & Truth Gala Master of Ceremonies
Tom Skilling, WGN TV

2015 Award Recipients
Mary O'Connor '77 - The Renaissance Award
Reverend Daniel McCarthy The Charity & Truth Award
Save the date - February 21, 2015