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Alumni Spotlight – Brendan Reidy ’17

2021-09-20T10:43:28-05:00

The Crusader community is like a family: close-knit, influential, and united by a love for Brother Rice High School. 

Family members move away, explore greater opportunities, and create their own paths, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t catch up once in a while! 

“Alumni Spotlight” will highlight some of Brother Rice’s most distinguished alumni and show the impact four years at 99th and Pulaski can have on one’s future. 

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Brendan Reidy’s alarm wakes him up every morning with the message, “Time to entertain the tri-states!” Becoming a sports journalist is a dream turned into […]

Alumni Spotlight – Brendan Reidy ’172021-09-20T10:43:28-05:00

Brother Rice Makes Room for eSports

2021-09-16T12:02:28-05:00

Last fall, as current Brother Rice High School senior Mateo Zarate navigated his way through a school year marred by a pandemic, he noticed an announcement for a new club on a hallway bulletin board.  “I was hanging out with friends, saw the flyer, and thought it’d be cool to join.”  It wasn’t long before Zarate was controlling a suped-up virtual car, speeding around a colorful domed arena, trying to score soccer-style goals in a high-octane driving game called Rocket League–all from the comfort of a high-backed gamers’ chair in his bedroom.  Welcome to a […]

Brother Rice Makes Room for eSports2021-09-16T12:02:28-05:00

President’s Update – 9.7.21

2021-09-08T09:12:32-05:00

Dear Members of the Crusader Family,

Greetings from Brother Rice High School! On behalf of all of us, we hope the summer was enjoyable and safe for your family.  I am pleased to say we are off to a great start at Brother Rice. We have 100% of our students in school, and all activities and athletics have resumed this fall, despite the ongoing presence of our national pandemic.

I have a lot of good news to share with you, our Crusader family. First, as nearly all of you know, we have completed a significant portion of […]

President’s Update – 9.7.212021-09-08T09:12:32-05:00

Brother Rice Launches Crusaders Care Fund

2021-08-24T09:35:56-05:00

Brother Rice is excited to launch the Crusaders Care Fund.

Brother Rice High School is committed to making a high-quality Catholic education affordable to students by allocating funds for need-based financial assistance. With that said, this year, we are introducing the Crusaders Care Fund. This fund will provide need-based tuition assistance to students who experience a wage-earning parent’s loss while enrolled at Brother Rice. The Crusaders Care Fund will go into effect for the 2021-22 school year and be supported through the annual Parent Club fee and the BRew and Sip event. This annual $20 Parent Club fee […]

Brother Rice Launches Crusaders Care Fund2021-08-24T09:35:56-05:00

Brother Rice High School Receives National Recognition for Engineering Program

2021-08-11T12:09:55-05:00

Brother Rice named a distinguished school for STEM and career learning program

Chicago, IL – Brother Rice High School announced on July 22, 2021, that it has been recognized as a 2020-21 Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Distinguished School. Brother Rice is one of just 204 high schools across the U.S. and one of only ten in Illinois to receive this honor for providing broad access to transformative STEM learning experiences for students through PLTW Engineering. PLTW is a nonprofit STEM education organization that serves millions of students and teachers in over 12,200 […]

Brother Rice High School Receives National Recognition for Engineering Program2021-08-11T12:09:55-05:00

2020-21 Honor Roll (Semester Two)

2021-07-13T11:01:52-05:00

Congratulations to the following students for making the Semester 2 Honor Roll!

ALVAREZ, CARLO S Superior CARDINAL JOSEPH BERNARDIN
ARUNDEL, MICHAEL F Superior ST CATHERINE OF ALEXANDRIA
BAHENA, DIEGO Superior ST MARY STAR OF THE SEA
BOWEN, GAVIN JOSEPH Superior ST DANIEL THE PROPHET
BROWN, KEVIN M Superior MOST HOLY REDEEMER
BURKE, EDWARD M Superior CHRIST THE KING
CARNEY, PATRICK T Superior ST CAJETAN
CIPRIANI, NICK B Superior OAK LAWN HOMETOWN MIDDLE SCHOOL
CLIFFORD, QUINN P Superior QUEEN OF MARTYRS
CLISHAM, COLIN R Superior […]
2020-21 Honor Roll (Semester Two)2021-07-13T11:01:52-05:00

Brother Rice Hires Casey Quedenfeld as the 2022 Head Football Coach

2021-07-12T12:12:32-05:00

Brother Rice High School is proud to announce the hiring of Casey Quedenfeld as the 2022 Head Football Coach.  Quedenfeld has served in two of the nation’s top high school football programs, most recently as the Defensive Coordinator and Recruiting Coordinator at Episcopal High School in Bellaire, Texas, where he helped the Knights secure the Texas Private School State Championship in 2019 and Runner Up in 2018.  Before that, he was the Offensive Coordinator and Assistant Head Coach at Loyola High School in Los Angeles, California, where he was mentored by Marvin Sanders, a former college football coach at […]

Brother Rice Hires Casey Quedenfeld as the 2022 Head Football Coach2021-07-12T12:12:32-05:00

Exciting Changes this Summer as Brother Rice High School “Heeds the Call” for the Future

2021-06-29T13:18:19-05:00

As it closes the Chromebook on one of the most unique and memorable school years in its history, Brother Rice High School in Chicago looks forward to a summer full of improvements. As Chicagoans know, with summer comes construction season, and, this year, the corner of 99th and Pulaski is no exception.  

Indeed, as the cranes and bulldozers can attest, “Phase One” of Brother Rice High School’s Heed the Call Campaign is in full swing.  

“Over two years ago, we began to assess our needsranging from our physical plant […]

Exciting Changes this Summer as Brother Rice High School “Heeds the Call” for the Future2021-06-29T13:18:19-05:00

New FOCUS for Brother Rice High School

2021-06-23T12:58:44-05:00

Brother Rice High School is proud to announce Mrs. Amy Guzek as the new Director of the FOCUS program.  

Guzek will take over the reins from longtime FOCUS Director, Mrs. Christina Forbes, who is retiring this spring after 38 years of service.  “Words cannot express the impact that Ms. Forbes has had on hundreds of Crusaders over the past thirty years,” Associate Principal Mrs. Karen Van Assen said, “but we are also excited about the new direction of the FOCUS program under Mrs. Guzek’s leadership.”  Mrs. Guzek has over a decade of experience teaching in the public school […]

New FOCUS for Brother Rice High School2021-06-23T12:58:44-05:00

New Brother Rice Head Swimming Coach Mike Murphy ‘89 Dives In

2021-06-02T11:16:00-05:00

Competitive swimmers know a boatload of techniques to keep their race-times down, and they apply many of these before they even hit the water.  A clean, high-velocity entry into the pool off the block is one important aspect.  On the initial dive, swimmers attempt to propel themselves the optimal distance through the air before breaking the surface of the water and starting their strokes: the smaller the splash, the less the resistance, which can shave precious time off the race.    

When a former Crusader Swimming Champion and coach such as Mike Murphy comes home, however, there is a […]

New Brother Rice Head Swimming Coach Mike Murphy ‘89 Dives In2021-06-02T11:16:00-05:00

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