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September 2015


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College Night at Resurrection

Resurrection's annual College Night will be held on 
Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at 7 pm.
Sophomores and their parents are welcome! 
Juniors, seniors and their parents are
strongly encouraged to attend!


Grandparents Night 
Invitations have been mailed to students' grandparents in our database for our annual Grandparents Night Dinner on Wednesday, September 16 at 6 pm.  

If your daughter's grandparents have not received an invitation, you may find a copy of the invitation here. Any special adult in the life of your daughter is welcome to attend. Please contact Carol Marchetti at or at 773.775.6616 Ext 112 with any questions. 
Well Wisher Messages
Parents, grandparents and friends may purchase a "Well Wisher Message" for a student until November 1.  Order forms are available here.
Leadership at Res - Club Officer Inductions

Student leaders, including officers of all Resurrection clubs and organizations, participated in an Officer Workshop on Friday morning, August 28.   Officers attended sessions on "How to Run a Meeting," "Minutes and Reports" and "Effective Communication for Leaders." Following the workshop session, officers took an Club Officer Pledge and were inducted into their positions.  

Each officer received a Leadership Pin which was presented by Resurrection President Sr. Donna Marie and Principal Maria Hawk.
Congratulations to all of our student officers - we are looking forward to a great year!

Principal's Letter & President's Update
Take a few moments to read Principal Maria Hawk's September 2015 letter to parents and students with information about new faculty members, the new Think Tank, construction updatesParent/Teacher conferences, upcoming events and more.   
Also, read Sr. Donna Marie's blog with some amazing photos and information about sophomore Emily Murduch who took Gold and Silver level awards in the 2015 World Ice Skating Institute Competition this summer. Congratulations Emily!

Access to School Office

Students, parents and visitors should continue to enter the school by the Student Entrance/Temporary Main Entrance/Door # 8 located between the gym and the loading dock off the back parking lot

For safety reasons, all doors at Resurrection are locked during the school day. While the front entrance is closed during the final weeks of construction, visitors may access the school office during the school day by calling 773.775.6616 Ext 110 to arrange for an escort to meet them at Door #8

Res Scholars Announced

Congratulations to our Res Scholars who were acknowledged following our Back to School Liturgy on Thursday, August 27. Res Scholars are the top ten students in the sophomore, junior and senior class and the incoming freshmen who earned the top entrance exam scores and were awarded the Resurrection College Prep Block Family Foundation Top Ten Tester Scholarship.  
Class of 2019 Res Scholars
 Fundraising Packet

Watch for the complete 2015-16 fundraising packet to be sent home with your daughter soon. 

As you know, tuition only covers approximately 80% of the cost of a Resurrection education.  Each student currently 
receives a $3,390 subsidy and fundraising helps us fill that gap.  Thank you for all you do to support the educational environment for your daughter here at Resurrection College Prep!

The 2015-16 fundraising packet will include Cash Raffle tickets (our only mandatory fundraiser), Walk-a-Thon forms, and information about all of our major fundraising activities for the current school year. 

Upcoming Parent Meetings


Be Informed *  Stay Connected * Get Involved 

Parents Club Meeting - Tues,  Sept 8 at 7 pm in the Library
All parents (especially parents of freshmen!) are welcome to attend. The September 8 meeting topic is "Res Hacks and Facts" and Principal Maria Hawk and others will provide insights and tips.  

Athletic Boosters Meeting - Thurs, Sept 10 in the Cafe
All are welcome to get involved and support the athletic program at Resurrection.


Men's Club Meeting - Tues, Sept 15 at 7 pm in the Cafe

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

Bandit Athletics
Fall athletics are underway!  

Come cheer on the Bandits - see the schedule of games and events for Cross CountryGolfSwimmingTennis and Volleyball.  

Vote for Gillian - August Athlete of the Month!
Vote for Resurrection tennis athlete
Gillian Van Brenk '17 for the 8to18/BWW
August Athlete of the Month!
Please click on the link below which will
take you to the voting site.

ends this Thursday, September 3.
You may vote once a day per email address.


Fall 2015 Adult Enrichment Course

The Power of the Pen: American Literature and History
Tuesdays from 6:30 - 8:30 pm

September 15 & 29 and October 13 & 27

at Resurrection College Prep High School

Join Resurrection Religious Studies teacher and Chamber Ensemble director Mr. Mike Longo in the upcoming adult enrichment course.  Participants will will explore the period from the late 19th Century through the early 20th Century by reading authors such as Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville, Edith Wharton and Mark Twain.

The cost is $50 and all community members are welcome. Details are available here or to register, contact Alisa at 773.775.6616 Ext 142 or  


"Res Reads" Activities   
The Res Reads 2015 selection is the graphic novel March by Congressman John Lewis.  Watch the book trailer.

Students are encouraged to attend the upcoming events to discuss the book:

Lunch & Watch: Selma - Oct 1 & 2

March: Book One CONTEST - submissions due by Oct 2 - create a book trailer, comic, digital artwork or collage - for details, see Schoology or Ms. Schneider  


Have you registered for the Golf Outing?  

3rd Annual 

Best Ball Scramble Golf Outing

sponsored by the Resurrection College Prep Men's Club

Sunday, September 20, 2015

at Tam O'Shanter Golf Course 

6700 West Howard Street 

Niles, Illinois 60714 

Men, women, alumnae and families welcome!

7:00 am check-in & 8:00 am shot-gun start

Followed by an excellent buffet style lunch, including 

six different entrees, two salads and dessert  

* $75 per golfer - 9 holes of golf, lunch and raffle ticket 
* Includes green fees, cart, coffee and donuts at check-in 
* Longest drive, closest to the pin, and other contests! 
* $30 Lunch only - raffles, games and more!



Northwest Side Hunger Walk

Sunday, September 27, 2015

 at Resurrection College Prep High School

Sign in at 1:00 pm - Step off at 1:30 pm


You are encouraged to secure pledges and contributions from family, friends or neighbors; bring the donations with on walk day.  Please make checks payable to Northwest Side Hunger Walk.


Hunger Walk artwork

Spirit Week!
September 28 - October 2

Our Student Council will be working in the next few weeks to plan special events and dress down days. Students can watch for information about ordering Spirit Week t-shirts. The theme for this year is - High School Movies. Each level has been assigned a different movie:
    • Freshmen - Cheetah Girls
    • Sophomores - Breakfast Club
    • Juniors - Grease
    • Seniors - High School Musical
The Fall Pep Rally is Monday, September 28 & our Walk-a-Thon is Tuesday, September 29. Stay posted for more information!
   Save the Date!
Resurrection Old School Arcade Party 
Saturday, October 24, 2015
 at Emporium Arcade Bar
  2363 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Alumnae, parents & friends - 21 and over - all are welcome!  
Arcade games, pinball & table games!

 $25 gets you an "Old School Party Package" with
16 game tokens & two drink tickets
at the Emporium 

Food available for purchase -
Food Truck on the premises, 
Sub Sandwiches, Free snacks
Basket Raffles & Split the Pot too!

Watch for details & event registration!
Resurrection Open Houses
Thursday, October 29
6:30 - 8:30 pm
Sunday, November 8
2:00 - 4:00 pm
Parents & Student Ambassadors - save the dates for our fall Open Houses.  We are looking forward to showing off our new makerspace, the Innovation Lab, and all of our campus upgrades.
Spread the word to friends and neighbors that 8th Grade Shadow Days are available on select days from September to December.  Share prospective student information and let's show off all of the wonderful things that are happening at Resurrection!