Monday, May 20th, 2024

There will be an informational meeting for any student interested in being part of next year’s cross country team on Wednesday after each exam in room 212. Any questions, see Coach Wazio.

All members of this year’s Track & Field team are reminded that the end of the season BBQ/banquet is tomorrow at 11:00 am outside the cafeteria. Any questions, see Coach Wazio.

Friday, May 17th, 2024

May is Mental Health Awareness month: Today’s Tip: If you are feeling down, ask for help, talk to a friend, a family member or another trusted adult. Remember Mental Health Matters.

Mr Gibson’s 9th period gym class meet in room 119 today

Applications for parking for the 2024-25 school year are available in the Dean’s Office. Students must have a driver’s license to apply.

Please join the Advocacy Club this Sunday, May 19th at Wolfe Wildlife park in Oak Lawn. We will perform a cleanup of the park and help restore it to its natural beauty. We hope to see you there!

Please make sure to bring your fully charged chromebook to school next week. You will not be allowed to charge your device and NO LOANERS WILL BE GIVEN OUT.

Once again…All chromebook loaners are to be turned into the Cainkar Center by the end of Semester Exams on Thursday, May 23rd. If your device was submitted for repair, it will be ready for pickup upon your return to school in August. All Cainkar loaners will be locked at the end of the day on Thursday, May 23rd after the last exam.

Last night, the Track & Field team competed in the 3A sectional at Lyons Township. The Crusaders placed 6th out of 17 schools. The top performer of the day was Dylan McDonnell who was the 300 hurdles champion & finished 2nd in the high hurdles qualifying him for the state meet in both events. Sophomore Matt Pikus threw a huge personal best to place 2nd in the shot put also qualifying him for the state championship. Strong 3rd place efforts came from Al Crema in the shot put & Emeir White in the 100m. McDonnell & Pikus will compete on Friday at Eastern Illinois University.

Thursday, May 16th, 2024

May is Mental Health Awareness Month: While preparing for Finals: Make a study plan to minimize stress. Remember Mental Health Matters.

Jeanius Prep is offering ACT courses during the spring and summer—a great time to boost scores for scholarships and entry into selective majors. They offer very thorough, detailed instruction that helps improve skills, timing, and confidence. They also teach a Strategies Class for experienced test takers who just want to review timing and test-taking tips. To register, please go to www.JeaniusPrep.com.

Applications for parking for the 2024-25 school year are available in the Dean’s Office. Students must have a driver’s license to apply.

Please join the Advocacy Club this Sunday, May 19th at Wolfe Wildlife park in Oak Lawn. We will perform a cleanup of the park and help restore it to its natural beauty. We hope to see you there!

The final Politics Club meeting of the year will take place tomorrow afternoon, after 9th Period, in Room 220. Come let your voice be heard, come and debate the most important issues of our day. Come to the final Politics Club meeting tomorrow after 9th period in Room 220.

On Wednesday the varsity tennis team defeated Marist 5-0, winning their 16th dual meet this season and tying a school record. Singles winners were Aidan Alving and Jonathan Kaminski, and doubles winners were Isaiah Cavazos, Ben Miller, Alexander LaMantia, Malachi Soto, Blayne Grote, and Brian O’Sullivan.

Wednesday, May 15th, 2024

May is Mental Health Awareness Month: Today’s mental health tip: To find the Path to calm follow these 3 steps. 1. Pause 2. Acknowledge feelings. 3. Come up with an action plan to help yourself. Remember Mental Health Matters.

Applications for parking for the 2024-25 school year are available in the Dean’s Office. Students must have a driver’s license to apply.

The final Kairos 4th day of the year will take place after 9th period today in the chapel. All kaironians are welcome.

Students are reminded to not move the furniture in the library, unless told to do so by a supervisor.

Please join the Advocacy Club this Sunday, May 19th at Wolfe Wildlife park in Oak Lawn. We will perform a cleanup of the park and help restore it to its natural beauty. We hope to see you there!

Please note…All chromebook loaners are to be turned into the Cainkar Center by the end of Semester Exams on Thursday, May 23rd. Devices submitted for repair will be ready for pickup upon your return to school in August.

SPORTS

Congratulations to Gavin Ryan, Darrion Phelps, Anthony Albus, and Josh Milakovich. They were named to the All Sectional Varsity Water Polo Team.

On Tuesday the varsity tennis team defeated St. Laurence 3-2. Ben Miller won his match at #2 singles in straight sets, and doubles winners were Alexander LaMantia, Malachi Soto, Blayne Grote, and Brian O’Sullivan. Congratulations to the Crusaders for their third straight undefeated season in CCL South!

Attention all wrestlers….. a meeting will be held after 8th and 9th period in the wrestling room today!

Tuesday, May 14th, 2024

May is Mental Health Awareness month: Today’s mental health tip: Make a list of 5 things you are grateful for today. Remember Mental Health Matters.

Jeanius Prep is offering ACT courses during the spring and summer—a great time to boost scores for scholarships and entry into selective majors. They offer very thorough, detailed instruction that helps improve skills, timing, and confidence. They also teach a Strategies Class for experienced test takers who just want to review timing and test-taking tips. To register, please go to www.JeaniusPrep.com.

Applications for parking for the 2024-25 school year are available in the Dean’s Office. Students must have a driver’s license to apply.

Cole Fiermuga & Logan Warda please see Mrs. Jones in the Cainkar Center

Crusaders of the Rosary will meet in the chapel at 2:45 today. Please join us in prayer as we celebrate the Month of Mary.

There will be a soccer meeting after school today to meet our new head coach, Coach Perez. The meeting starts at 3:30pm in the forum.

Monday, May 13th, 2024

May is Mental Health Awareness month, today’s mental health tip: Take 30 minutes to do an outdoor activity. Research shows that being in nature can increase energy levels, reduce depression and boost well-being. Mental Health Matters

Congratulations to the water polo team. They finished the season with a loss in the Sectional Championship Game. Special achievements go to Anthony Albus, Vic Basile and Andy Ocampo

On Saturday the varsity tennis team finished 5th out of 12 teams at the CCL tournament. Ben Miller trailed 7-3 at #2 singles before winning 6 straight games to take 3rd place with a 9-7 victory. At #3 doubles, Blayne Grote and Brian O’Sullivan went 4 and 1 on the day, fighting off a match point to win their 3rd place match 9-8. Congratulations to the Crusaders on a great day of tennis.

Friday, May 10th, 2024

Let’s all give early birthday shoutouts to: Our Dean Coach Nye celebrating on Saturday and our Principal Mr Alberts celebrating on Sunday! Congratulations!!!

May is Mental Health Awareness month: Here are a few more coping tools for when you are having a bad day: Problem solving, participating in hobbies, doing relaxation exercises or asking for help. Remember Mental Health Matters.

Seniors! Please be sure to update your My Colleges List in SCOIR. You need to let us know admissions decisions and indicate the school you plan to attend in the Fall. This is the information we use to send your final transcripts after you graduate, so it MUST be accurate. Please update your My Colleges list in SCOIR ASAP.

Congratulations seniors – you earned almost 15 Million dollars in financial aid and scholarships. Thank you to the 59 of you who turned them in! We will still collect that information from you. You can forward emails or send screenshots. There is still time to surpass 15 Million Dollars and work towards 20 Million! The winner of the $25 Portillo’s gift card is….

Attention Soccer Players: There will be a program wide meeting after school next Tuesday, May 14th held by our new head coach, Coach Perez. The meeting will be held in the Forum at 3:30pm. We hope all returning players can make it. Thank you.

Come out to support our Crusaders in two neighborhood games this evening as the Rugby team will host Marist @ 6pm. Down 99th street, our varsity baseball team will travel to Evergreen Park, at 7:00pm, to take on the EP Mustangs.

Last night the Track & Field team competed in the Catholic League Championship at Loyola. The Crusaders placed 8th as a team. 2nd place performances came from Dylan McDonnell in the 300 hurdles & Al Crema in the shot put. 3rd place efforts came from Tommy Sloyan in the high hurdles & Matt Pikus in the Shot Put. Other medalists include McDonnell (4th, high hurdles), Sloyan (4th, 300 hurdles) & the 5th place 4×400 relay team of Emeir White, McDonnell, Sloyan & Andrew Straley. Next Thursday the team will compete in the Lyons Township Sectional for the right to advance to the state championships.

Thursday, May 9th, 2024

Today is the day! During periods 4, 5, and 6, let’s head to the front hall for a tail-waggingly good time with six fur-tastic friends. With finals looming, don’t miss this opportunity to unleash some joy and fetch a break from the stress!

May is Mental Health Awareness month: Here are some coping tools to put in your mental health toolbox: Participate in activities that boost your mood, Address your basic needs, Process feelings or volunteer. Remember Mental Health Matters.

The Peer Mediation Club is looking for new members for next school year. The club is looking for students – especially freshmen! – who believe they are leaders in the Brother Rice community. The club is open to all students. There are flyers posted throughout the school – scan the QR code for the application. Applications are due TODAY. Please see Mr. Creed or Mr. Nye after announcements if you are interested.

Tonight is the Brother Rice-Mother McAuley Band concert. Come to Mother McAuley at 7pm to hear the combined bands play some great music! Admission is free with a student ID.

Seniors, today is the last day to pick up your graduation gown and graduation tickets. If you have not done so, go to the main office! Also seniors, your lockers must be cleaned out by the end of day today. You will not be allowed back into the building after 4th period tomorrow. Everything must be done by the end of the school day today.

Seniors! Please be sure to update your My Colleges List in SCOIR. You need to let us know admissions decisions and indicate the school you plan to attend in the Fall. This is the information we use to send your final transcripts after you graduate, so it MUST be accurate. Please update your My Colleges list in SCOIR ASAP.

Seniors – only 56 of you have turned in any scholarship information! You are currently at 13.2 million dollars in scholarship! Can you guys get to 20 million?! If half the class turned in their scholarships, you’d be over 20 million in no time! Please turn your scholarships into the Counseling Office by the end of the day TODAY to be entered into a raffle for a $25 Portillo’s gift card.

Today, during lunch periods, Brother Rice Alum, Kevin Phelan will be representing Ohio State University and the United States Marine Corps Reserve. He will also be doing a brief presentation after 9th period in Room 114. If you plan to stay after school, please email Ms. Pearson or stop by the counseling center to RSVP. Please stop by to learn more about the possibility of military service while in college.

For those taking the AP History exam tomorrow-this is a reminder that you are not allowed to bring phones or other electronics to the Forum when you come for testing. Phones must be locked in lockers. Only bring pencils and pens and be in the Forum ready to begin no later than 7:50

On Wednesday the varsity tennis team defeated Aurora Central Catholic 4-1. Malachi Soto won the first singles match of his varsity career, and doubles winners were Jonathan Kaminski, Ben Miller, Alexander LaMantia, Brian O’Sullivan, Blayne Grote, and Sean Kilroy.

Wednesday, May 8th, 2024

Prepare for a tail-waggin good time as 6 therapy dogs visit BR tomorrow! Get ready to paws whatever you’re doing during periods 4, 5, or 6. With finals around the corner, don’t miss out on this chance to fetch some happiness!

Stop by Chipotle on 110th & Cicero in Oak Lawn today from 5 – 9 PM. 25% of sales will be donated to Brother Rice baseball.

SADD will meet today at 2:45 in Room 105

Spanish Club and Art Club will meet today immediately after 9th period in Room 207.

The Peer Mediation Club is looking for new members for next school year. The club is looking for students – especially freshmen! – who believe they are leaders in the Brother Rice community. The club is open to all students. There are flyers posted throughout the school – scan the QR code for the application. Applications are due TOMORROW. Please see Mr. Creed or Mr. Nye with any questions.

Seniors, if you have not picked up your graduation gown or graduation tickets, go to the main office today! Also seniors, your lockers must be cleaned out by the end of day Thursday. You will not be allowed back into the building after 4th period on Friday. Everything must be done by the end of the school day Thursday.

Kairos 4th day will take place after 8th and 9th period today in the chapel. Seniors this is your final opportunity to attend a 4th day.

May is Mental Health Awareness month: Being able to maintain good mental health is essential to each and every individual’s overall health and well-being. Mental health conditions are common, manageable, and treatable. Remember it is ok to reach out for help.

Seniors! Please be sure to update your My Colleges List in SCOIR. You need to let us know admissions decisions and indicate the school you plan to attend in the Fall. This is the information we use to send your final transcripts after you graduate, so it MUST be accurate. Please update your My Colleges list in SCOIR ASAP.

Seniors – only 50 of you have turned in any scholarship information! You are currently at 13 million dollars in scholarship! Can you guys get to 20 million?! If half the class turned in their scholarships, you’d be over 20 million in no time! Please turn your scholarships into the Counseling Office by TOMORROW at the end of the day to be entered into a raffle for a $25 Portillo’s gift card.

Tuesday, May 7th, 2024

Prepare for a tail-waggin good time as 6 therapy dogs visit BR on Thursday, May 9! Get ready to paws whatever you’re doing during periods 4, 5, or 6 and join us for a fur-tastic time. With finals around the corner, don’t miss your chance to fetch some happiness!

Seniors, if you have not picked up your graduation gown or graduation tickets, go to the main office today.

Creative Writing Club will meet today at 2:45 in Room 105

SADD will meet tomorrow at 2:45 in Room 105

Spanish Club and Art Club will meet tomorrow immediately after 9th period in room 207.

Seniors! Please be sure to update your My Colleges List in SCOIR. You need to let us know admissions decisions and indicate the school you plan to attend in the Fall. This is the information we use to send your final transcripts after you graduate, so it MUST be accurate. Please update your My Colleges list in SCOIR ASAP.

May is Mental Health Month: Mental health is important at every age. Spending time with friends and family can boost mental and physical health.

The Peer Mediation Club is looking for new members for next school year. The club is looking for students – especially freshmen! – who believe they are leaders in the Brother Rice community. The club is open to all students. There are flyers posted throughout the school – scan the QR code for the application. Applications are due Thursday, May 9. Please see Mr. Creed or Mr. Nye with any questions.

The Lyrical Fight Club Concert is tonight! Come out to Mother McAuley to the Spring Choral concert and hear our Brother Rice choir singing some great songs! The concert is at 7pm and admission is FREE with student ID!

Will the student who used the login chamilton7 in the stock picking contest see Mr. Nye today in the Dean’s Office. Today is the last day to verify your finalist status. Winners will be announced Thursday!

Seniors – only 49 of you have turned in any scholarship information! You are currently at 12.8 million dollars in scholarship! Can you guys get to 20 million?! If half the class turned in their scholarships, you’d be over 20 million in no time! Please turn your scholarships into the Counseling Office by Thursday of this week to be entered into a raffle for a $25 Portillo’s gift card.

Monday, May 6th, 2024

Guitar Club will meet on Wednesday this week.

Creative Writing Club will meet tomorrow at 2:45 in Room 105

SADD will meet Wednesday t 2:45 in room 105

Seniors! Please be sure to update your My Colleges List in SCOIR. You need to let us know admissions decisions and indicate the school you plan to attend in the Fall. This is the information we use to send your final transcripts after you graduate, so it MUST be accurate. Please update your My Colleges list in SCOIR ASAP.

The Peer Mediation Club is looking for new members for next school year. The club is looking for students – especially freshmen! – who believe they are leaders in the Brother Rice community. The club is open to all students. There are flyers posted throughout the school – scan the QR code for the application. Please see Mr. Creed or Mr. Nye with any questions.

Seniors – only 49 of you have turned in any scholarship information! You are currently at 12.8 million dollars in scholarship! Can you guys get to 20 million?! If half the class turned in their scholarships, you’d be over 20 million in no time! Please turn your scholarships into the Counseling Office by Thursday of this week to be entered into a raffle for a $25 Portillo’s gift card.

Anyone who did not pick up their donut from this morning’s distribution of the Donut Club, please see Mr. Dolan in room 220 before 7th period to collect your donut

Prepare for a tail-waggin good time as 6 therapy dogs visit BR on Thursday, May 9! Get ready to paws whatever you’re doing during periods 4, 5, or 6 and join us in the South courtyard for a fur-tastic time. With finals around the corner, don’t miss out on this chance to fetch some happiness!

May is mental health month According to WHO: : Anxiety disorders are among the most common mental health conditions, affecting an estimated 284 million people worldwide. Remember Mental Health Matters

On Saturday, the Track & Field team competed in the TT Classic at Thornton. Once again the top athlete of the meet for the Crusaders was Dylan McDonnell. Dylan placed 3rd in the 300 hurdles with a personal best time which now ranks him #3 in school history and currently 10th in the state. He also ran the fastest split on the 3rd place 4×400 relay along with Marcus Brown, Emeir White, and Andrew Straley. The other medalist was Tommy Sloyan who placed 3rd in the high hurdles. This Thursday, the team will travel to Loyola for the Catholic League Championship.