Daily Announcements

Daily Announcements2019-02-18T09:55:51+00:00

Monday, February 18, 2019

General Information

Here are today’s Battle of the Burgers totals: Advocacy Club’s Burger without Boundaries – 77, Edmund Rice Camp’s Mercy Burger – 143. Stop by Meatheads on 110th and Cicero this week to purchase your favorite burger.

Did you order your Crusader St. Patrick’s Day shirt yet?  The last day to buy shirts is FRIDAY; no late orders can be accepted  See the Brother Rice website, Facebook page, Twitter or Instagram for more information.

Attention students:  Ms. Pacetti is selling “Fergie’s Fight” tee shirts in support of fellow Crusader Pat Ferguson.  Shirts are $20 each and are available in the Student Activities office.

Reminder to all returning students for the 2019-2020 school year:  Schedule cards are due Friday.  Make sure you turn in your card and get the classes you want.

Attention freshmen:  Forms for summer gym classes are available in the main office.  Please stop by and pick one up if you are interested.

Applications for Kairos 149 are now available outside the ministry office. Kairos 149 takes place March 19-22.

Applications for peer ministry are due Wednesday. Please give them to Mr. Augustyn.

Attention seniors:  “Donuts with Mr. Donahue” meetings will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday this week.  If you received an invitation for either day, please try to attend.

Scholastic Bowl practice will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 20, after school. This is in preparation of the meet scheduled at Marist on March 4. If you plan to attend, then let’s practice in Room 206 after school.

There will be a short paintball meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 20, after school in Room 206.

CRUSADERS! Brother Rice has now joined with Mother McAuley for the 19th Annual Chicago Polar Plunge to support Special Olympics. If you are interested in taking the plunge, go to BrotherRice.org for more information and be sure to follow BR on social media for updates! All participants must be registered ASAP! See Ms. McCormick or Mr. Prunckle with any questions.


Congratulations to the sophomore basketball team for defeating Marist 42-38 yesterday in a hard-fought, physical contest. That win was the sophomores’ second one this season over Marist. In their final game of the tournament, the Crusaders defeated a highly athletic Marian Catholic team 62-50. Congrats to the boys on both wins, and good luck at Richards tomorrow night in the final game of the regular season.

Congratulations to our Crusader swimming and diving team who captured 3rd place at the IHSA sectional meet with a score of 178 points. Special shout-out to our state qualifiers Christopher Jones in diving, Seth Miller in the 100 yard butterfly and 100 yard backstroke, and Kiernan Schumacher in the 50 and 100 yard freestyle. Jones finished 5th in his diving event. Miller was a two-time sectional champ in the 100 yard butterfly and 100 yard backstroke. Schumacher took 2nd in the 50 free and was the sectional champ in the 100 yard free. Other great swims were turned in by Sean Griffin as he finished 5th in the 200 IM and 4th in the 500 yard free, the 200 free relay of Wolf, Jones, Murphy, and DuMais took 5th; while the 400 free relay team of Schumacher, Wolf, Griffin and Miller took 3rd.  Owen Greybill, Andrew Cwik, TJ Murphy, Patrick DuMais and David Wolf had some great performances as well. Way to go guys!

Attention members of the Brother Rice family: Congratulations to our very own all state wrestler, Dominic Murphy. Dominic placed 3rd in this past weekend’s IHSA state tournament and has the battle wounds to show for it. If you see Dominic in school today, congratulate him for a job well done!

Attention all wrestlers, mandatory end of season meeting will be TOMORROW, after periods 7 and 8 in the wrestling room.

Lacrosse open gym is tonight from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in the north gym

Tennis tryouts start next week. All Brother Rice and IHSA paperwork is due Friday. See Coach Grogan for questions and further details. Everyone enjoys being on the Brother Rice tennis team.

Water polo open pool begins TOMORROW at 3 p.m. All students interested in Polo are encouraged to attend. Bring your swim gear.

The bass team will meet TOMORROW at 6 p.m. in Room 102. Be sure to bring a rod and reel we will be having a skills competition.

Attention freshman interested in trying out for baseball: Tryouts are approaching on February 25-27. If you are interested in trying out but missed the meeting please see Coaches O’Connell, Elget or Peters to register

Sailing Club: It’s that time to gather some new sailors from Brother Rice! There will be a meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 20, in Room 101 at Mother McAuley at 3 p.m.