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Bonnema Scholarship

September 14th, 2020|

Growing up on the Southside, Patrick J. Bonnema’s dream was to attend Brother Rice High School to play baseball. He took the entrance exam and was accepted, but there was a considerable obstacle that couldn’t be overcome: “He was one of nine Bonnema children in his family, so money [...]

Welcome Coach Haggerty!

September 11th, 2020|

The Brother Rice High School Athletics Department has announced the hiring of Coach Tom Haggerty as the new head coach of its Lacrosse program.   Haggerty will replace Coach Chris Hilliard, who left the program this past spring after eight years.  “We’re extremely grateful for Coach Hilliard’s service, dedication, [...]

Return to School Information

July 25th, 2020|

Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s), We are thrilled to be going back to school in August. Our faculty and staff have been working hard to be prepared when our students return. Brother Rice will be adapting a “50/50 Hybrid” format beginning Wednesday, August 19. This format provides our students the best opportunity to [...]

President Update: July 6

July 14th, 2020|

Dear Crusader Families & Friends, Like all of you, the normal rhythms and events associated with the transition from spring to summer are markedly different this year for Brother Rice High School.  We closed school on March 16, as a national pandemic spread and concluded the semester remotely.  We [...]

Alumni Softball

July 13th, 2020|

Join us for the two-weekend tournament at Brother Rice/Mother McAuley on Sunday, August 2 & Sunday, August 9 Cash Prizes 5 game minimum, $300 per team Round Robin Pool Play August 2nd, first pitch: 10 AM Seeded Tournament Play August 9th, first pitch: 10 AM If interested, please reach out to Ryan McGriff [...]

Principal Update

July 1st, 2020|

Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s), I hope that you are having a great summer. Here at Brother Rice, we are preparing to open the new school year in the fall.  I want to assure you that we will do everything in our power to have all of our students on campus to [...]

A Letter to Our Crusader Community

June 3rd, 2020|

It has been both painful and shocking to watch the killing of George Floyd replayed countless times.  His death, combined with other recent killings of black individuals, highlight longstanding racial inequality in America.  Combined with the ensuing pain and violence across America that has erupted, it is a scary, [...]

Remembering Brother Rice Teacher, Bob Peters

May 30th, 2020|

On Monday, June 1, a private service will be held to honor the life of our friend, teacher, and colleague, Bob Peters. The Brother Rice community and students are welcome to line the route in their Crusader clothing as Bob's family leaves Becvar and Sons Funeral Home on their [...]

Gold Key Raffle Winners

May 26th, 2020|

$25,000 Winner– Jim M., Chicago, IL $5,000 Winner– Jen C., Chicago, IL $2,500 Winner– Edward M., Chicago, IL $1,000 Winner– John L., Chicago, IL $500 Winner- Tom Q., Orland Park, IL $250 Winners Edward H., Bridgeview,IL Anthony M., Oak Forest, IL Colleen R., Tinley Park, IL Michael Z., Chicago, [...]

Alumni Men of the Year

May 22nd, 2020|

This year’s Alumni Men of the Year and Alumni Hall of Fame Inductees share a common belief about Brother Rice.  They all appreciate what Brother Rice has meant to them while they were students here, and as they pursued their different paths as grown men.  Their [...]

Brother Rice Class of 2020

May 21st, 2020|

The members of the Brother Rice Class of 2020 have left an exceptional legacy of outstanding achievement on Brother Rice and are well prepared to succeed in college, their future careers and life adventures.  Brother Rice graduated 140 students who showed great leadership and academic achievement as Crusaders with [...]

Principal Update

April 28th, 2020|

Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s) and Students, I hope this finds you well, and you are staying safe and looking forward to getting back to some sense of normality. I have a number of announcements today for everyone. The Feast Day of Edmund Rice is on Tuesday, May 5. We have several [...]

Summer Reading 2020

April 23rd, 2020|

Freshmen: Honors—5 people you meet in heaven, Mitch Albom; Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck All others—Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck Sophomores: Honors—Read the following work, then read one novel or play, not previously read, of your own choice; A Raisin in the Sun, Lorraine Hansberry All others—A [...]

Alexander Novak Receives Academic All-American Recognition Award

April 20th, 2020|

Freshmen Alexander Novak is a registered level 9 gymnast in the Junior Olympic division of USA Gymnastics. He recently received an Academic All-American Recognition Award for the Junior Olympic division of USA Gymnastics and has been nationally recognized as an All-American athlete! Alexander was supposed to receive his award [...]

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