The Standard: “Crusaders in the Community” – Crusaders Support Local Pantry

2024-01-19T00:24:39-06:00

By Eddie Maloney ‘24

In December, two seniors at Brother Rice held a food drive for a local food pantry. Non-perishable donations were requested, and all donations were given to the Village Pantry Coalition, a volunteer-run food pantry located in Evergreen Park.

Seniors Tom McMahon and James Mangan organized the drive. McMahon and Mangan both volunteered at the pantry over the summer. They each became familiar with the pantry after running a food drive last year for their advocacy project.

The Village Pantry Coalition feeds over 50 families every single week. With the holiday season approaching, McMahon and Mangan identified an opportunity to give […]

The Standard: “Crusaders in the Community” – Crusaders Support Local Pantry2024-01-19T00:24:39-06:00

Brother Rice is a Standout at IBEW STEM Competition

2023-12-07T12:58:43-06:00

Brother Rice is a Standout at IBEW STEM Competition

In an exceptional display of talent and innovation, Brother Rice soared to remarkable heights at the recent IBEW STEM Competition, cementing its reputation as a powerhouse in the field. Among the 50 formidable teams in attendance, Brother Rice’s three teams emerged as standout performers, securing notable positions within the top 10 rankings.

The competition was a testament to the school’s commitment to excellence in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. With a blend of ingenuity, dedication, and expertise, Brother Rice’s teams showcased their prowess, claiming impressive standings of 2nd, […]

Brother Rice is a Standout at IBEW STEM Competition2023-12-07T12:58:43-06:00

Brother Rice Advocates Helping Others

2023-10-12T10:53:09-05:00

“Brother Rice Advocates Helping Others”

Throughout our neighborhoods we can see the word “advocate” on hospital signs, church banners, and in various pieces of religious literature. Advocacy is at the core of Christian values as it centers on support of a cause. At Brother Rice High School, a group of students gather together to show support for numerous causes through the school’s Advocacy Group.

The young men who make up this group come from different backgrounds and neighborhoods; yet what bonds them is a desire to live out Jesus’ teachings by helping others. They are united by […]

Brother Rice Advocates Helping Others2023-10-12T10:53:09-05:00

Brother Rice High School Circle of Champions 2023

2023-09-28T10:49:55-05:00

The Circle of Champions, the Brother Rice Athletic Hall of Fame, is excited to welcome its thirteenth class of dedicated coaches and athletes to this prestigious fraternity. The Class of 2023 will be introduced at halftime of the Friday, October 13, Homecoming game against Montini Catholic. The varsity game kicks off at 7:00 p.m. with the introductions of the inductees during halftime festivities. Please join us in “welcoming home” our new class of inductees on this special Homecoming night.

The Class of 2023 includes: Tim Murphy ’67 (Track and Field), Steven Maxwell ’75 (Football), Rob Adams ’81 (Hockey), Mike Slattery ’81 (Baseball), […]

Brother Rice High School Circle of Champions 20232023-09-28T10:49:55-05:00

Brother Rice Welcomes New Band Director, Mr. Rich Alifantis

2023-09-19T12:14:54-05:00

Brother Rice Welcomes New Band Director, Mr. Rich Alifantis

While the Crusader Crazies get the bulk of the press as the most spirited “12th man” at Brother Rice High School sporting events, there’s no denying that it is the “sis-boom-bah” of the Brother Rice/Mother McAuley Marching band that really gets the hearts of the maroon and orange fanbase pumping.  With the departure of former band director Mr. Zach Zielinski at the end of the school year last spring, the search began for a replacement who would lead with the same energy and spirit of band directors gone-by.  

Cue Mr. […]

Brother Rice Welcomes New Band Director, Mr. Rich Alifantis2023-09-19T12:14:54-05:00

Robotics at the MATE ROV World Championships

2023-06-29T09:12:01-05:00

The team had an amazing 2nd pool run. Alex Novak piloted the ROV beautifully, Mic Arundel was an unflappable leader and captain Peter Connolly devised a device between our first and second attempt that allowed us to complete 3 new tasks that we had never before attempted, without testing or practice! 

On their 2nd attempt the boys bested their first attempt total by 54 points! This was also 40 points better than the total that won the Midwest regional championship with!

During the final collaborative challenge Brother Rice’s robot was so capable that a higher ranked team […]

Robotics at the MATE ROV World Championships2023-06-29T09:12:01-05:00

Brother Rice High School Aces Hire with New Volleyball Head Coach, Brandon McGinnis (’13)

2023-06-29T08:30:06-05:00

Brother Rice High School Aces Hire with New Volleyball Head Coach, Brandon McGinnis (’13)

With over 750 wins in its 31-year history, the Brother Rice High School volleyball program has experienced its share of success, bolstered by scores of area players who would go on to play at the collegiate-level and, equally important, by the consistency of its coaching staff: Head coach Dan Dwyer, who stepped down after Brother Rice’s memorable state playoff run this past spring, has served as either a head coach or an assistant for the Crusaders since the program’s inception over three decades ago. His replacement […]

Brother Rice High School Aces Hire with New Volleyball Head Coach, Brandon McGinnis (’13)2023-06-29T08:30:06-05:00

Ms. P.’s Senior Year Class of 2023

2023-05-12T12:17:07-05:00

By Becky Pacetti

It’s 6th period on Friday, May 12, and it’s really quiet in Room 103.  No “hey, Ms. Spaghetti” from Barnold, no “tell us about college” questions from Morrison, no chatter about the weekend … silence. Now I shouldn’t be complaining about silence in a classroom (most times it would be really nice to have a quiet class), but this time, I’m not liking it.  

My senior English 4 Journalism guys have been gone for about 20 minutes, and I’m missing them already.  They were an amazing class:  creative, collaborative, and just a nice group […]

Ms. P.’s Senior Year Class of 20232023-05-12T12:17:07-05:00

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