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Fr. Caruso, SJ Blesses Robotics Team Robot

CLICK HERE to watch school President, Fr. Michael Caruso, SJ bless the Robotics Team robot (Wolfbyte) ahead of their inaugural robotics competition in Peoria this weekend. Saint Ignatius Robotics is one of over 3,000 teams worldwide who compete in the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC), an event designed to involve high school students in robotics. Each year, teams build robots to compete in that year’s game. See the team website at: 

Children from El Salvador Visit Ignatius

Children from the Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos orphanage in El Salvador recently visited Saint Ignatius. They stopped by some Spanish classes and also presented their folk music and dance to about 200 students in the 3rd floor gym during activity period. Special thanks to Kelly, Erin and Patrick Doyle for establishing the relationship with the organization and inviting them to share their culture with our school.

SIMUN Takes 1st at Lyons Township Model UN Conference

What a great day we had on February 27th  at the Lyons Township Conference! SIMUN won First Place "Best Large Delegation" out of 25 schools participating. The team also won numerous individual committee awards. Congratulations to the entire team for an exceptional diplomatic effort.   

Individual Award Winners: Best Delegate Awards: Julia Downey and Katie Goldman in ASEAN, Jalen Woods in the JFK Cabinet Cuban Missile Crisis, Christian Johns and Jake Sepich in the General Assembly, Adam Chu in Chinese Communist Party Cabinet, Delaney Roberts in the Krushchev Cabinet Cuban Missile Crisis, Gordon Young in the NHL Commissioners Office, Manasvi Paudel in the Vietnam Cabinet, Joyce D'Aprile in SPECPOL, Michael Milito and Veronica Lusk in the OAS, and Damian Richardson and Maeve Simon in the Security Council,    

Outstanding Delegate Awards: Juliet Welsh in the Bolshevik Cabinet, Michael Levesque and Tomas Turiff-Ortega in the Arab League, Michael Flynn and Stefanie Luthin in the General Assembly, Olivia Welsh in the Chinese Communist Party Cabinet, Adam Himes in the NHL Commissioners Office, Nina Onyemeziem in the Vietnam Cabinet, Tivas Gupta in SPECPOL, Peter Duff and Jerod Lockhart in the OAS, and Chris Mitchell and Konstantine Morakalis in the OAS,    

Honorable Mention Awards: Spencer Manahan in the Congress of Berlin, Delaney Coyne in the Bush Cabinet 2001, Ella Silvers and Caitlin Delaney in the General Assembly, Nat Marrinson in the Chinese Nationalist Cabinet, Cameron Woods and Brendan Narko in the Lebanese Cabinet, Eric Klatzco and Berhane Berhane in NATO, Alex Chaidez in the World Health Organization, and Bobby Koys and Jordan Smith-Berry in the OAS.

Tess Russell '16 Named to IHSA All-Academic Team

Please join us in congratulating Tess Russell '16. She is one of only 26 student-athletes in the entire state of Illinois to be named to the 2016 IHSA All-Academic Team! See more at the link below. Nominees needed to possess a minimum 3.50 grade point average, have participated in at least two IHSA sponsored activities and demonstrated outstanding citizenship. CLICK HERE to read more.

Boys Swimming & Diving Wins Conference

The Boy's Swimming & Diving team won the MCAC Conference Championship over the weekend for the 4th time in school history and 1st since 2011. Ezra Mizgala took home the conference title in the 50 free and was on both of the victorious free relays teaming up with Finn Connors, Frankie Morrissey and Reilly Shields on the 200 and with Shane Hughes, Max Richardson and Shields on the 400. The 200 medley relay of Morrissey, Hughes, Richardson and Connors finished 3rd. Shields picked up a runner up finish in the 100 free to go along with a 3rd place finish in the 200 IM. Morrissey was runner up in the 100 back and 8th in the 200 IM.  Hughes finished 3rd in the 100 free along with a 5th in the 100 breast. Mizgala took 4th in the 100 fly dipping under the state cut and setting a new Fr/So school record. Colin Stelmach finished 4th in the 1M Diving and also set a new Fr/So school record. Jacob Furlong was 4th in the 500 free to go along with a 9th in the 200 free. Connors was 4th in the 100 back and 7th in the 50 free. Primo Arquilla was 7th in the 1M Diving, Casey Nurnberger was 9th in the 500 free and 11th in the 200 free and Richardson was 10th in the 100 fly.   

All-Conference Team - Frankie Morrissey, Shane Hughes, Max Richardson, Finn Connors, Ezra Mizgala, and Reilly Shields.    

The Fr/So team captured the conference title for the 2nd time in school history. Bradley Yendro was named Fr/So swimmer of the year for winning the 200 and 500 free and setting a new meet record in the 200 free. Yendro anchored the second place 200 free relay with Anthony Severino, Conor Shannon and Brady Bartels. He also anchored the winning 200 free relay of Severino, Shannon and Gus Enger. The team opened up the meet with a win in the 200 medley with the foursome of Kaylan Agarwal, Michael Schiml, Severino and Enger. Conference champs also include Severino in the 100 fly, Shannon in the 100 free and Schiml in the 100 breast. Runner-up performances include Shanon (200 free) and Schiml (200 IM). Top 8 finishers were turned in by Morgan Harrell (200 IM), Enger (50 free),  Bartels (50 free / 100 fly), Moises Lopez (500 free / 100 back) and Agarwal (100 back). Harrell and Enger had a pair of 9th place finishes in the 100 fly and 100 free.


Gloriam 2016 Ultimate Wine Cellar - Please Donate This Weekend

The Ultimate Wine Cellar   

Please donate a bottle of wine to complete the Ultimate Wine Cellar and Wine Grab at Gloriam 2016.
Donations will be accepted at the following locations Feb. 5-7th!

City  Beverly - Marti Doherty - dohertymrsm@aol.com2075 W. Hopkins PL., Chicago  Bucktown- Tina Ariola - tmariola@yahoo.com1816 N Marshfield Avenue, Chicago   Downtown – Mary Lasky - marylasky@mac.comWaldorf Astoria- 11 East Walton, Chicago – ( doorman)   North Side – Christy Khyl - Christy@kyhlfamily.com3438 N. Greenview, Chicago   Roscoe Village -Total Wellness Systems – Helen & Linden Mathurin – annhmath@gmail.com3062 N. Clybourn Ave., Chicago  Lincoln Park – Deb. Higginbottom – deborahhigginbottom@mac.com1927 N. Burling, Chicago   Sauganash - Jenny Novy – jennynovy@comcast.net6816 N. Marshfield Ave., Chicago   SuburbsHinsdale- Julie Laux – 321 S County Line Rd., Hinsdale    Park Ridge –Chris Minasian - minas1@aol.com520 N. Ashland Ave., Park Ridge   Glen Ellyn – Kathleen Gallagher - kgallagher@gallaghermedia.org166 Sunnybrook Rd., Glen Ellyn   LaGrange – Carol Winfrey - cawinfrey@sbcglobal.net318 N Edgewood Ave., La Grange Park 

Thank you for your continued support of GLORIAM!

Students Take Part in SILS Seminar

Semester I Honor Roll Now Available

Please join us in congratulating these students on this wonderful accomplishment. CLICK HERE to see the list of students who made the honor roll for semester one. A special thank you is also extended to the faculty and our parents for all the support they give to their students.

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