Friday, September 30th, 2022

The Hollywood Homecoming Dance will take place on Saturday, October 15th – tickets are $50 per couple or $25 per Brother Rice student. Please stop by the Deans Office to pick up a dance attendance contract. Dance attendance contract and payment must be returned by October 10th to the Deans Office.

Pre Sale Tickets for the Mt. Carmel Football Game will be for sale in the front office today. BR and McAuley Students are FREE w/ ID as well as grade school students. All Other HS Students $5 Adults $7

The Brother Rice Scholastic Bowl Team is meeting in room 200 after school today. Come by to give it a try. Everyone is welcome.

Attention SXU Nursing students: You should have received an email from the Director of nursing. Please see Mrs. Van Assen if you have not.

Seniors: If you are planning to apply by the November 1 deadline and you need a letter of recommendation, you must ask your teacher/counselor by TODAY. Seniors are also asked to please remind your parents that the FAFSA opens on October 1st. Remember that everyone who is planning on going to college should complete the FAFSA, regardless of income.

The Chicago National College Fair is tomorrow, October 1st from 11:00 am until 3:00 pm at McCormick Place.

Whitney Young Magnet High School is hosting a HBCU College Fair on Saturday, October 22nd from 10:00 am until 1:00 pm. If you would like to attend, you must register by October 1st. Registration information is available in the Counseling Office.

Any student interested in creative writing should come to a meeting in Room 101 immediately after school today. See Mr. Vogt with questions.

Congratulations to the freshman football team on a hard fought 20 to 6 win over a tough Mount Carmel team. After the Caravan scored on its first possession, the defense answered the challenge, shutting down a high powered offense, for the rest of the game. CJ Gray rushed for two touchdowns and Jaylin Green added

Yesterday, the frosh/soph cross country team competed in the Joe Mortimer Invite in Tinley Park. Aidan Leary was the top freshman for the Crusaders earning a medal by placing 39th with a new personal best time. Connor Allen also ran his personal best by over a minute for the 2nd consecutive race! In the sophomore race, Brian Sheehan, Eamon Roache, & Andrew Quinn all ran lifetime bests, with Sheehan leading the way in 49th. Tomorrow, the team will split their squad between the Peoria Invite & the Sun Warrior hosted by Solorio Academy at Marquette Park.

Thursday, September 29th, 2022

Important Announcements from the Counseling Office:

Thank you to everyone who came out to the college fair last night! You should be getting a report of all of the colleges you spoke with today from Strive Scan. Don’t forget to follow up with those reps – especially if you are interested in applying to their schools. Lunchroom visits will continue, so be sure to stop by to talk to the reps that are here during your lunches throughout the semester. It’s never too early (or late!) to start making connections with colleges.

Seniors: If you are planning to apply by the November 1 deadline and you need a letter of recommendation, you must ask your teacher/counselor by TOMORROW, SEPTEMBER 30. Seniors are also asked to please remind your parents that the FAFSA opens on October 1st. Remember that everyone who is planning on going to college should complete the FAFSA, regardless of income. The Chicago National College Fair is this Saturday, October 1st from 11:00 am until 3:00 pm at McCormick Place.

Whitney Young Magnet High School is hosting a HBCU College Fair on Saturday, October 22nd from 10:00 am until 1:00 pm. If you would like to attend, you must register by October 1st. Registration information is available in the Counseling Office.

ATTENTION STUDENTS! Do you want to start your Mondays off with a Krispy Kreme donut in school? If so, subscribe to the donut club by bringing a one-time payment of $5 to school this TOMORROW, September 30th. This $5 will grant you 1 donut on 3 Mondays in October, for a total of 3 donuts. All proceeds will go to the Microlending Club. If you have any questions or cannot bring the money on Friday, see Mr. Dolan in room 220.

The Hollywood Homecoming Dance will take place on Saturday, October 15th – tickets are $50 per couple or $25 per Brother Rice student. Please stop by the Deans Office to pick up a dance attendance contract. Dance attendance contract and payment must be returned by October 10th to the Deans Office.

Attention all Golf Team members and Caddies – Coach O’Connell is still looking for caddies for Monday’s Foundation Classic at Ruth Lake CC. This is the LAST CALL for caddies for Monday’s event. Reminder, you will leave school at 10:30 AM and head to Ruth Lake. The day will finish around 5PM. You are excused from classes and will be paid! If you have not turned in your permission slip, do so ASAP! Contact Coach O’Connell with questions or interest.

Do you watch the Capital One College Bowl with Payton Manning on NBC? Do you know how those students got to be so good at answering those questions? Chances are they were on their high school Scholastic Bowl team. Join the Brother Rice Scholastic Bowl team and who knows how far you can go! Come by to see what it’s like and give it a try. We are meeting after school on Friday in room 200. Everyone is welcome!

Congratulations to Junior Phill Cipriani and Sophomore Thor Hock of the Crusader golf team. Both players advanced out of Regionals on Wednesday at Idlewild. Phill was medalist at the event with a 73. No other player in the field broke 80. Phill and Thor will be playing Monday in the Sectional tournament at Old Orchard CC. And special thanks to Senior Danny Durkin, our Putting Guru, who gave Phill a tip on the practice green at Idlewild. Danny has a future as a Putting Coach on the PGA Tour.

The Varsity hockey team returns to home ice tonight in a big matchup vs. Glenbrook North. Please come out to Oak Lawn Ice Arena to support the team and show that we have the best home ice advantage around. Puck drops at 8pm.

A big weekend of Brother Rice football kicks off today with the freshman hosting Mount Carmel, @ 4:30, followed by Friday night lights, as our varsity will host the Caravan @ 7:00pm, concluding with the sophomores @ 9:00am Saturday. We hope to see you for a great weekend of Crusader football.

Pre-Sale Tickets for the Mt. Carmel game are in the bookstore. BR Students are FREE w/ ID All Other HS Students$5 Adults $7

Wednesday, September 28th, 2022

COLLEGE FAIR IS TONIGHT! The Fair will take place at both Brother Rice and Mother McAuley from 6:30-8:30pm. Over 150 colleges and representatives will be in attendance between the two schools. A location list is available on the Counseling Office page on Brother Rice’s website.

ATTENTION STUDENTS! Do you want to start your Mondays off with a Krispy Kreme donut in school? If so, subscribe to the donut club by bringing a one-time payment of $5 to school this FRIDAY, September 30th. This $5 will grant you 1 donut on 3 Mondays in October, for a total of 3 donuts. All proceeds will go to the Microlending Club. If you have any questions or cannot bring the money on Friday, see Mr. Dolan in room 220.

The Hollywood Homecoming Dance will take place on Saturday, October 15th – tickets are $50 per couple or $25 per Brother Rice student. Please stop by the Deans Office to pick up a dance attendance contract. Dance attendance contract and payment must be returned by October 10th to the Deans Office.

The GeoQuest Club will meet today with Mr. Deegan after 9th period in the Reference Library – new members are welcome.

Students, you should charge your chromebooks at home tonight and remember to bring them to school. Tomorrow, for those who have an issue besides lack of charging, you should see Mrs. Morrison at the reception desk.

Attention all Golf Team members and Caddies – Coach O’Connell is still looking for caddies for Monday’s Foundation Classic at Ruth Lake CC. This is the LAST CALL for caddies for Monday’s event. Reminder, you will leave school at 10:30 AM and head to Ruth Lake. The day will finish around 5PM. You are excused from classes and will be paid! If you have not turned in your permission slip, do so ASAP! Contact Coach O’Connell with questions or interest.

Pre-Sale Tickets for the Mt. Carmel football game on Friday will be in the bookstore starting tomorrow. Students$5 Adults $7

Tuesday, September 27th, 2022

Students and their families are reminded that the Brother Rice/Mother McAuley College Fair is tomorrow, September 28th from 6:30 – 8:30 pm.

This is an excellent opportunity to speak with admissions representatives from over 150 colleges and universities. A list of the colleges and universities attending the fair is available on the Counseling page of the Brother Rice website, along with some College Fair Tips and please remember to register for StriveScan prior to the fair.

ATTENTION STUDENTS! Do you want to start your Mondays off with a Krispy Kreme donut in school? If so, subscribe to the donut club by bringing a one time payment of $5 to school this FRIDAY, September 30th. This $5 will grant you 1 donut on 3 mondays in October, for a total of 3 donuts. All proceeds will go to the Microlending Club. If you have any questions or cannot bring the money on friday, see Mr. Dolan in room 220.

A representative from Northwestern University will visit today outside of the cafeteria from 10:00 – 11:30 am.

The GeoQuest Club will meet tomorrow after 9th period in the Reference Library – all are welcome.

Paintball club will host a meeting tomorrow, Wednesday September 28th after 9th period in room 102 to finalize our first outing. If you came to the first meeting, please come to the second meeting. If you have any questions, please see Mr. Maple in room 102.

The freshman “B” football team defeated St. Ignatius 22 to nothing last night. Congratulations to the defense led by Sam and Anthony Chigaros, DeAndre Watson and Brian O’Sullivan, on the shutout. Jerimiah Harrison rushed for two touchdowns, while lso rushing for two, two poiyn conversions. Quarterback Julian Overton added a sixty five yard touchdown run. The freshman will host Mount Carmel, this Thursday, @ 4:30.

Monday, September 26th, 2022

The Brother Rice/Mother McAuley College Fair is this Wednesday, September 28th from 6:30 – 8:30 pm. This is an excellent opportunity to speak with admissions representatives from over 150 colleges and universities. A list of the colleges and universities attending the fair is available on the Counseling page of the Brother Rice website, along with some College Fair Tips and please remember to register for StriveScan prior to the fair.

Important Announcements from the Counseling Office:

Seniors! If you are planning to apply to any colleges that require a letter of recommendation and are aiming for the November deadline, you need to ask your recommenders no later than this FRIDAY. This includes your counselors.

ATTENTION STUDENTS! Do you want to start your Mondays off with a Krispy Kreme donut in school? If so, subscribe to the donut club by bringing a one-time payment of $5 to school this FRIDAY, September 30th. This $5 will grant you 1 donut on 3 Mondays in October, for a total of 3 donuts. All proceeds will go to the Microlending Club. If you have any questions or cannot bring the money on Friday, see Mr. Dolan in room 220.

The BR 3-rail Model Railroad Club will meet today in the Cainkar Center after 9th period, all are welcome to come. See Mr. Parker with any questions.

Fordham RAM Night is tonight, September 26, from 7:00pm -8:00pm: Fordham is a top-ranked midsize Catholic, Jesuit, selective university in New York City. Come hear more about them at an admissions session hosted right here at Brother Rice in the Theology Center. They will offer insight to what selective and highly selective colleges are looking for in an applicant.

A representative from Dominican University will visit today at 10:00 – 11:30 am outside of the cafeteria. Tomorrow a representative from Northwestern University will visit starting at 10:00 am.

Spanish club will meet tomorrow immediately after 8th and 9th period in Room 207.

Art Club will meet on Wednesday immediately after 8th and 9th period in Room 207.

On Saturday, the cross country team competed in the ‘Run Down at the Round Barn’ in Manhattan hosted by Lincoln Way Central. The day got off to a great start as all 10 runners in the Frosh/Soph race ran personal bests! Gavin O’Connor led from the gun and cruised to victory with a new course record! Freshman Andrew Straley placed 7th. Other scorers were Brian Sheehan, Johnny Vega, & Eamon Roache. Charley Duggan placed 4th in the varsity race. Charlie Walsh, Joey Bowes, & a breakout performance from Danny Macis also had strong races. This Thursday, the Frosh/Soph team will compete at the Joe Mortimer Invite in Tinley Park.

The freshman “B” football team will host St. Ignatius, tonight, @ 6:30pm. The freshman then returns to action this Thursday, @ home, vs. Mount Carmel, @ 4:30.

Friday, September 23rd, 2022

Scholastic Bowl will be meeting after school today in room 200. Everyone is welcome.

Kairos applications are due this Wednesday. See Mr. Augustyn with any questions.

Sign up for Driver’s Education in the Dean’s office. Class begins Monday. If you are in an after school activity you will not be able to take the class.

REMINDER: All orders for a Varsity jacket will be due in the bookstore by this Friday.

The BR 3-rail Model Railroad Club will NOT have a meeting today.

Congratulations to the freshman football team on a tremendous road victory over a tough Loyola team, 21 to nothing. A big shout out to the defense for pitching a shutout. This was the first freshman win @ Loyola since 2015. The freshman will host a combined De La Salle freshman and sophomore team, this Thursday @ 4:30pm. Keep it up freshman, 100 miles per hour. Freshman football players are reminded to report to the library immediately after 9th period.

An exciting weekend of Crusaders hockey concluded with the JV team falling a little short in the championship of the Pow Wow tournament in Naperville, losing 5-3 to Naperville Central. The JV team finished the weekend 3-1-1. The Varsity team played in the Hinsdale Central showcase, going 2 and 1 and finishing the weekend by defeating the host team 4-3. Nice work to all our skaters!

On Saturday, the cross country team travelled to Detweiller Park in Peoria to compete against 78 other schools in the Richard Spring Invite. The varsity team placed 42nd overall. The Crusaders were led by Charley Duggan who placed 57th in a field of 475. His time of 15:48 is a personal best by 39 seconds and over a minute faster than last year! Sophomore Gavin O’Connor & freshman Andrew Straley also ran personal best times! The Frosh/Soph team placed 45th. The top performer was Brian Sheehan who ran under 19 minutes for the 1st time. Other scorers included Dylan Koss, Johnny Vega, Eamon Roache, & Aidan Leary. This Saturday the team will compete in the ‘Run Down’ at the Round Barn hosted by Lincoln Way Central.

Thursday, September 22nd, 2022

Sign up for Driver’s Education in the Dean’s office. Class begins Monday. If you are in an after school activity you will not be able to take the class.

REMINDER: All orders for a Varsity jacket are due TOMORROW in the bookstore.

Scholastic Bowl is meeting in room 200 after school tomorrow. Everyone is welcome.

Vanderbilt University is hosting an upcoming Vanderbilt Road Show Information Session on Sunday, October 2nd at Lyons Township High School beginning at 1:00 pm. If you are interested in attending, please stop by the Counseling Office for registration information.

ATTENTION STUDENTS! There are slots still available to attend our first annual immersion trip to our Missions in Brownsville, Texas. If you are interested, or even curious, please see Mr. Dolan in Room 220 as soon as possible to reserve a space on this amazing trip to the US-Mexican border.

Sign up for the Academic Approach ACT prep class targeting the December test is happening now. Please refer to the email sent by the Counseling Office. If you have any questions, see your counselor or Ms. Pearson. Registration closes on Sunday, September 25.

Reminder that tonight the Varsity hockey team will open their home ice schedule with a non-conference game against Neuqua Valley. Puck drops at 8pm at Oak Lawn Ice Arena. We’ve got an exciting team this year, let’s show everyone we’ve got the best home ice advantage in Chicago by coming out and supporting the team this year!

The freshman football will host the combined De La Salle freshman and sophomore team, this afternoon, for a 4:30 kickoff. Come out for some Thursday afternoon football.

Wednesday, September 21st, 2022

ATTENTION STUDENTS! There are slots still available to attend our first annual immersion trip to our Missions in Brownsville, Texas. If you are interested, or even curious, please see Mr Dolan in Room 220 as soon as possible to reserve a space on this amazing trip to the US-Mexican border.

Vanderbilt University is hosting an upcoming Vanderbilt Road Show Information Session on Sunday, October 2nd at Lyons Township High School beginning at 1:00 pm. If you are interested in attending, please stop by the Counseling Office for registration information.

Sign up for Driver’s Education in the Dean’s office. Class begins Monday, October 24. If you are in an after school activity you will not be able to take the class.

REMINDER: All orders for a Varsity jacket will be due in the bookstore by this Friday.

A representative from the University of Indianapolis will visit today at 11:30 am outside of the cafeteria.

Kairos applications are due today. Please bring them to Mr. Augustyn in room 117. If you are still interested in attending, but forgot the application please see Mr. Augustyn.

Come be a leader in making healthy and safe decisions. Join SADD – Students Against Destructive Decisions. Our first meeting will be held on Wednesday 9/21 after 9th period in room 121. See Mrs. O’Connor with any questions.

The GeoQuest Club will meet today after 9th period in the Reference Library.

The Bass Fishing Team will meet tonight at 6:00 pm in Room 102. If you are interested in learning how to land the biggest fish, please join us tonight at 6:00 pm in Room 102.

The Varsity hockey team will open their home ice schedule Thursday with a non conference game against Neuqua Valley. Puck drops at 8pm at Oak Lawn Ice Arena. Please come out and cheer them on.

Tuesday, September 20th, 2022

Kairos applications are due tomorrow. See Mr. Augustyn with any questions.

Sign up for Driver’s Education in the Dean’s office. Class begins Monday, October 24. If you are in an after school activity you will not be able to take the class.

REMINDER: All orders for a Varsity jacket will be due in the bookstore by this Friday.

Outside of the cafeteria today representatives will visit from Maryville University of Saint Louis at 10:00 am and Valparaiso University at 11:30 am. Tomorrow a representative from the University of Indianapolis will visit.

Come be a leader in making healthy and safe decisions. Join SADD – Students Against Destructive Decisions. Our first meeting will be held on Wednesday 9/21 after 9th period in room 121. See Mrs. O’Connor with any questions.

Paintball Club will have a meeting this Wednesday directly after 9th period in room 102. The meeting will last about 20 minutes and we will discuss our first outing of the year. If you have any questions, please see Mr. Maple in room 102.

The GeoQuest Club will meet in the Reference Library tomorrow after 9th period.

Monday, September 19th, 2022

Scholastic Bowl will be meeting after school today in room 200. Everyone is welcome.

Kairos applications are due this Wednesday. See Mr. Augustyn with any questions

Sign up for Driver’s Education in the Dean’s office. Class begins Monday. If you are in an after school activity you will not be able to take the class.

REMINDER: All orders for a Varsity jacket will be due in the bookstore by this Friday.

The BR 3-rail Model Railroad Club will NOT have a meeting today.

Congratulations to the freshman football team on a tremendous road victory over a tough Loyola team, 21 to nothing. A big shout out to the defense for pitching a shutout. This was the first freshman win @ Loyola since 2015. The freshman will host a combined De La Salle freshman and sophomore team, this Thursday @ 4:30pm. Keep it uo freshman, 100 miles per hour.

An exciting weekend of Crusaders hockey concluded with the JV team falling a little short in the championship of the Pow Wow tournament in Naperville, losing 5-3 to Naperville Central. The JV team finished the weekend 3-1-1. The Varsity team played in the Hinsdale Central showcase, going 2 and 1 and finishing the weekend by defeating the host team 4-3. Nice work to all our skaters!

On Saturday, the cross country team travelled to Detweiller Park in Peoria to compete against 78 other schools in the Richard Spring Invite. The varsity team placed 42nd overall. The Crusaders were led by Charley Duggan who placed 57th in a field of 475. His time of 15:48 is a personal best by 39 seconds and over a minute faster than last year! Sophomore Gavin O’Connor & freshman Andrew Straley also ran personal best times! The Frosh/Soph team placed 45th. The top performer was Brian Sheehan who ran under 19 minutes for the 1st time. Other scorers included Dylan Koss, Johnny Vega, Eamon Roache, & Aidan Leary. This Saturday the team will compete in the ‘Run Down’ at the Round Barn hosted by Lincoln Way Central.

Friday, September 16th, 2022

Sign up for Drivers Education in the Dean’s office. The class will start Monday, October 24 at 2:45 PM. If you are in an after school activity you will be able to be in this class.

Scholastic Bowl will meet on Monday after school. All are welcome to join us.

ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS! Are you hungry for a doughnut on a Monday morning? You can join the Doughnut Club by giving $5 for three Monday-morning doughnuts during the month of October. Fresh Kripsy Kreme doughnuts will be delivered to you in the cafeteria on a Monday morning in October, and all you have to do is join the Doughnut Club. All proceeds will go to fund Microlending for the poor around the world. Imagine that! You get a doughnut, and someone poor gets a chance to rise out of poverty. Come on, join the doughnut Club starting on Monday!

Applications for the first Kairos retreat are due next Wednesday. See Mr. Augustyn with any questions.

A representative from Villanova University will visit Monday during lunch periods outside of the cafeteria.

The Varsity hockey team will be playing this weekend in the Hinsdale Central Showcase at the Willowbrook Ice Arena. Games are Saturday with Lyons Township and Maine, and Sunday they’ll be facing off against Hinsdale Central.