March 2015


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 Congratulations Resurrection/ND Band!

 on First Place at the State of the Art
Catholic High School Band Competition

and Second Place at the Midwest Music Festival


Congratulations to the members of the Resurrection/Notre Dame Band and Director Mike Wallace on two great competitions!  Best of luck to the band as they travel to Hawaii over Spring Break to perform at Pearl Harbor.  Way to go, musicians!

A special shout-out to all of the Resurrection band members ~ Erin Behland '15, Chloe Chapparo '18, Cystal Landa '15, Veronica Lane '16, Laura Pavlik '16, Kayla Vargas '18 and Alyssa Walsh '17.



Spring Craft Fair 

Saturday, March 7, 2015
 10 am - 4 pm

Adult admission - $5
Seniors & students - $2

Children under 10 - free

Get ready for spring gardening, Easter and Mother's Day by shopping for seasonal gifts, crafts, jewelry, accessories, home
goods, food items and more!  Shop at over 135 vendors and
crafters, enjoy lunch in the cafeteria and get ready for spring!

Volunteers Neeeded!

We are still in need of volunteers for the Craft Fair -
sign up here to volunteer! Or e-mail Parents Club Volunteer Coordinator Teresa Gillespie at


Bakers Needed!

The Resurrection Parents Club is hosting a Bake Sale 
at the Spring Craft Fair and is in need of bakers!

Baked goods can be dropped off at the main office
during the school day on Friday, March 6 or on
 Saturday, March 7 between 7:30 am - 11 am.

Baked goods should be individual or family size portions,
wrapped and ready for sale.



WYSE Team Takes First Place!

The Resurrection College Prep High School Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering (WYSE) Team competed in the WYSE annual regional competition on Thursday, February 5, 2015. Resurrection students competed in academic competitions in a variety of academic categories including: mathematics, physics, biology, chemistry, English, and engineering graphics.  Resurrection students won medals and the Resurrection team came in 1st place in their division.

Congratulations to the following medal winners:
Biology: 1st Victoria Miechowicki; 2nd Katie O'Grady; and 3rd Abbey Rosenquist. Chemistry: 1st Candy Chau; 2nd Feranmi Adeyemo; and 3rd Eleanor Riordan. Computer Science: 2nd Jenny Andrade

Engineering Graphics: 1st Melanie Kanakis; 2nd Jenny Andrade; and 3rd Victoria Mazur. English: 1st Brianna Ortega; 2nd Audrey Holmes; and 3rd Cecylia Rudel. Math: 2nd Melanie Kanakis;
3rd Feranmi Adeyemo; 3rd Candy Chau; and 3rd Joanne Molas. Physics: 1st Taylor Besch; 1st Natalie Markech; 1st Meredith Nowotarski; 2nd Ewelina Adamczak; and 3rd Clare Hobson


The Resurrection WYSE team will advance to the sectional competition to be held on March 19, 2015 at North Central College in Naperville.  Congratulations to all members of WYSE!


Go Bandits!
 Resurrection Celebrates Winter Athletes


Congratulations to all of the Winter Athletes on a great season!  The Winter Athletic Banquet was held Wednesday, February 25, 2015.  Congratulations to all of the student athletes who were honored:

Freshmen Basketball
MVP - Joanna Cirrincione
Coaches' Award - Danielle LaSusa
Sportsmanship - Madison Van Horn
Spirit Award - Lindsey Jaeger
Junior Varsity Basketball
MVP - Olivia O'Hehir
Coaches' Award - Lorena Soria
Sportsmanship - Mary Clare Donohoe
Spirit Award - Lauren Hartford
Varsity Basketball
MVP - Monica Nunez
MVP - Taylor Farrell
Coaches' Award - Jessica Pawula
Coaches' Award - Gabriella Galassini
Sportsmanship - Madeline Larsen
Spirit Award - Madison Finneke
Junior Varsity Bowling
MVP - Peyton La Valley
Coaches' Award - Kathleen Serrano
Sportsmanship - Sarah Beck
Spirit Award - Vianka Moreno
Varsity Bowling
MVP - Olivia Canova
Coaches' Award - Meredith Nowotarski
Sportsmanship - Idalis Huerta
Spirit Award - Bela Giglione


The recipients of this award have maintained a GPA of 4.0
or higher at the varsity level of competition.

 Basketball: Lauren Brennan, Taylor Farrell, Madison Finneke, Gabriella Galassini, Nicole Kuzmanic, Madeline Larsen,
Giahanna Martorano, Jessica Pawula, Audrey Soto,
Amanda Urdiales and Ivy Witczak

Bowling: Olivia Canova, Lauren Gawlinski, Izabela Giglione,
Idalis Huerta and Meredith Nowotarski



The recipients of this award have been recognized and
chosen by the coaches of the GCAC for their exemplary
athletic ability at the varsity level. 
Basketball: Taylor Farrell, Madeline Larsen and Monica Nunez
 Bowling: Olivia Canova, Idalis Huerta, Lauren Gawlinski,
Meredith Nowotarski and Bela Giglione


Congratulations to Bowling team member Olivia Canova
who was named most outstanding athlete of the conference.



Principal's Letter & President's Blog

Take a few moments to read Principal Maria Hawk's March 2015 letter to parents and students.  

Check out Sr. Donna Marie's recent blog posts to read about the Scrubs Club's recent visit to the Loyola Medical Center Simulation Lab, the musical talents of our students and other kudos to faculty and students.

Tuition Assistance and Scholarship Applications


PSAS (Private School Aid Service) applications are available in the main office or it can be completed online this year. The PSAS application is the application for tuition assistance and must be completed for any need-based scholarship opportunity as well.  PSAS applications are due back to the PSAS company before their March 20, 2015 deadline


Complete the 2015-16 PSAS Online 


PSAS Online Info Guide 


Print the 2015-16 PSAS Application 


A variety of scholarship applications are currently available for the 2015-16 school year.  Applications are available in the main office and here.   Scholarship applications are due Friday, April 4, 2015.  Both the scholarships and the tuition assistance awards are announced by the beginning of June.


Please join us
at the March Parents Club Meeting to meet
Resurrection parent, Life Coach,
Speaker & Author Antonette Taylor
for a special engagement
~ Getting Out of Your Comfort Zone ~
Tuesday, March 10, 2015   

 7 pm in the Resurrection Library

Get inspired to step outside your comfort zone and into
something greater!  Life Coach
Antonette Taylor will
share tips and tools to inspire you into action.
Presented by the Resurrection College Prep Parents Club


Upcoming Parent Meetings  

Parents Club Meeting - Tues, March 10 at 7 pm in the library 


Spring Sports Parent Meeting - Thurs, March 12 at 5 pm


Athletic Boosters Meeting - Thurs, March 12 at 6 pm in the cafeteria ~ All parents and athletic supporters are welcome to attend.  

Empowerment Project Film Screening - Thurs, March 12
at 7 pm in the library - all are welcome to attend.

Men's Club Meeting - Tues, March 17 at 7 pm in the cafeteria

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


Band Boosters Meeting - Wed, March 18 at 7 pm in the library


Spring Athletics

Tryouts for lacrosse, soccer, softball and waterpolo are underway.  The Spring Sports Parent Meeting will be Thursday, March 12 at 5 pm.  All spring sport athletes and a parent must attend (excluding track, since they already had their meeting).

Locations are as follows:
Soccer: Cafeteria
Lacrosse: Gym
Softball: Study Lounge
Water Polo: Cafeteria



All are welcome to attend
a free screening of the film
The Empowerment Project
Thursday, March 12, 2015   

 7 pm in the Resurrection Library


The Empowerment Project is a documentary film directed by Sarah Moshman that shows young women who traveled across the country to conduct interviews with women working in traditionally male dominated fields to show ordinary women doing extraordinary things.


Wall of Honor Inductions

Sunday, March 15, 2015  
 11:00 am Mass in the Chapel

12:00 pm Wall of Honor Awards 

followed by Hors d'oeuvre Reception


All are welcome to attend as we induct members of the

Resurrection community into the Athletic Hall of Fame 

and present the Blessed Celine Awards.

Blessed Celine Award Recipients ~ 
Valya Dudycz '92
Christina Bomben Allegrini '85
Jennifer Bleicher Matthiessen '03
Anne Brown Bleicher '75 (posthumous)

Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees ~ 
Deanna Ortiz '08
Elyse Glab '07
Lynn Curylo '93
Mary Welk Esquivel '00
Peggy Spachner Nogofka '83

Please RSVP to or 773.775.6616 Ext 140 by Wednesday, March 11 to ensure adequate seating and refreshments.


Resurrection Market Day 
orders are due for this month online
by Saturday, March 14
and paper order forms are due to the main office
by Thursday, March 12.

Market Day pick-up at Resurrection will be
Thursday, March 19 from 4:30 - 5:30 pm at Entrance 8.
Place Online Orders HERE
 Resurrection is account 30880.


The Resurrection Theatre Department presents...

The Diary of Anne Frank
March 20-22, 2015
Friday & Saturday performances at 7 pm
Sunday performance at 3 pm


Resurrection College Prep High School

Friday, March 27, 2015 

at Resurrection College Prep  
Doors Open at 7:00 pm

Contest Begins at 7:30 pm

Entry fee per person ~ $20 ~ Up to 8 players per team

Information & reservations 


Ladies Day Mass & Brunch

Sponsored by the Resurrection Men's Club

Sunday, March 29, 2015 

Mass at 10 am

Brunch at 11:15 am  

$25 per person - information & reservations


 Featuring a catered brunch from Beau Jolie by Victoria with 

a build-your-own French toast and omelette bar and other
delicious items, entertainment and a photo booth.



Summer Learning Programs
at Resurrection

There may be snow on the ground, but it's not too early to begin planning for Summer 2015!  Check out the summer programs that are being offered at Resurrection this year!


Jr High Academic Camps 

for girls & boys entering grades 6-8

Minecraft - Desert Island Survival (computing skills via Minecraft)
- Mindstorms ROBOTICS 1 (engineering robotics with LEGO NXT)

- DIY Maker's Workshop (3D printing, robotics, video & more)

- Creative Drama (improv, stage skills, dramatic expression)

for girls & boys grades 7-8

- CSI Forensic Science Camp (fingerprinting, DNA analysis & more)
Pre-Algebra Skills (algebraic expression, solving equations & more)
Information Literacy and Research Skills Workshop
- Latin Camp (ancient Rome, Latin vocabulary, root words & more)

for girls grades 7-8

Math in Motion (interactive activities incorporating math concepts with 

exploration in the fine arts, sequencing, probability & more)

High School Courses & Workshops 
for girls & boys entering grades 9-12

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- Career & Technology

- Mathematics

- Religion

- Science

- Social Sciences

- World Languages






Summer Athletic Camps
for girls entering grades 5-12 (limited offerings grades 1-4)



Basketball: Skills Camp; Shooting Camp; Position Skills Camp;
Volleyball: Skills Camp; Setter's Camp; Defense & Passing Camp;

Softball: Pitchers & Catchers Camp; Softball Positional Camp;
Lacrosse Camp; Bowling Camp, Soccer Camp;
Golf Camp; Running Camp; and Tennis Camp.

1 & 2 week camps available based on age and skill level.


Summer Athletic & Summer Learning Guide