September 30, 2014

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St. Rita Writing Workshop Prepares Seniors for College

Early Monday morning, an hour before school, on September 22, 16 seniors attended a college writing seminar hosted by guidance counselor Brian Hagen. Mr. Hagen says the workshop gives the students an understanding of the different essay formats they may see on college applications, and helps … [Read More...]

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6th Annual Jim O’Neill Scholarship Fund “Day at the Races” – Nov. 1st

Please mark your calendar for Saturday, November 1st, 2014 for the 6th Annual Jim O'Neill Scholarship Fund "Day at the Races" during the Breeder's Cup.  The event starts at 1:00 PM in the Turf Room at Hawthorne Race Course, 3501 South Laramie Avenue in Cicero. Jim was a 1966 graduate and a … [Read More...]

St. Rita Students’ ACT Scores Soaring!

College admission gets tougher every year for prospective students as the number of applicants continues to increase at select colleges and universities throughout the country.  This, along with rising tuition costs, has put a premium on college admission tests such as the ACT.  The ACT is an … [Read More...]

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Father Brecht Enters Eternal Life

David L. Brecht, OSA died in the late afternoon of September 6, 2014.  He was 75. He had been battling a leukemia-like condition called myelodysplasis since 2012.  His bone marrow did not make enough healthy blood cells.  The blood cells did not mature into healthy red blood cells, white blood … [Read More...]

St. Rita Offers New Digital Photography Class!

Last spring, veteran fine arts teacher Robyn Kurnat approached the St. Rita Curriculum Council with an idea of a new addition to the visual arts curriculum that “provides a different medium for student’s visual expressions and creativity.”  That idea came to be this fall with the addition of … [Read More...]