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Daily Announcements 4.8.19

Marist will host its 2nd Annual Champagnat Day on Wednesday, April 10.  As part of the 24-hour giving event, students can dress down for a $5 donation that will be collected during homeroom.  Anyone who gives $50 or more should make their donation in the main office to receive a pair of Marist socks, while supplies last.  If at least 600 students donate on Wednesday, a Marist alum will contribute $4,000 to the Marist Fund.  You can also participate in selfie challenges on Wednesday.  The best selfies in select categories will win fun prizes!  Check out the Marist website or social media pages for details.  And, we will be playing Champagnat Trivia during lunch mods.  Winning tables will receive gift cards…and everyone will receive a free Frosty!

The Marist Speech and Acting Team will host its 5th annual showcase this Friday, April 12th at 7 PM in the RedHawk Theatre. The showcase will feature performances from our talented National qualifiers. Admission is $5, and all proceeds will go toward the team’s trip to Nationals in May. Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance. See Ms. Paoletti in Room 128, Mr. DiStasio, or any of the speech kids to purchase tickets.

Today is the last day to get in touch with Mrs. McArdle if you are interested in visiting and touring Northwestern hospital's stroke care unit on Thursday evening. 


Save the date for Career Fair! On Friday, April 26th from 7-8:20am, a variety of professional will be in Hynes Gym for students to interact with. Chat with engineers, nurses, lawyers, police officers, business professionals, and so many more! Coffee and donuts will be served!


Would you like to spend next year’s spring break seeing the sights of Paris, having dinner on the Eiffel Tower, cruising down the Seine River, visiting the Palace at Versailles, enjoying a morning excursion to the top of the world with the nearly 7,000 feet ascent to the summit of Mt. Pilatus, and relaxing on a cruise around Lake Lucerne in Switzerland?  How about crossing the border into Germany and entering the dream castle that served as the model for Sleeping Beauty’s castle, while finishing the week by exploring Munich, Germany and taking an excursion to the concentration camp at Dachau?  Register by May 15th in order to get a $175.00 early enrollment discount off the total price of this amazing trip, and take longer time to make payments if you register this school year.  See Mrs. Cox or Mr. Ryan in guidance for more information and for the trip application. 



There will be a Mock Trial meeting Wednesday after school with Judge Lawler from 2:45-3:45 in room 113. Students participating in the trial later this month should plan to attend! Contact Mrs. McArdle if you have questions or conflicts.


Come join the EVOLVE club on Thursday April 11th for “YOU ARE MY NEIGHBOR – Disrupting Violence”.  This presentation by local Chicago changemakers and the New York Times bestselling author Gregory Boyle, will be at St. Barnabas from 7-9pm on Thursday April 11th.  See Coach Topps or Mr. Christensen for more information and to register. 



We will have our elections today after school at 2:30pm in Rm211. We would like all members present, gracias & nos vemos!



The girls’ track and field team had their best performance in school history at the Andrew invite. The girls finished in first on both levels. Outstanding performances we had by all athletes and was a whole team effort toward the championship. Individual champions include Kaylin Strahan, Grace Misunas, Nora McNicholas, the 4x100 relay of Palzkill, Ross, Curry, and Strahan, and 4x800 of Hughes, McNicholas, Karzinewski, and Smith. There will be a team Meeting in room 120 at 2:25 tomorrow.


The Marist Varsity Boys’ Track and Field TEAM posted victories over Morgan Park, Oak Forest, Leo, Lindblom, Thornton, and host Amos Alonzo Stagg High School on Saturday. Marist Sophomore Jovan Marsh  BROKE the Sophomore School Record to WIN the Varsity 100m dash with a personal best time of 10.78 (FAT). The record had lasted 46 years (1972, 10.80), and was held by Marist Track and Field legend Bernie Burns. Marsh also BROKE his own sophomore school record to WIN the 200m dash with a personal best time of 22.02. Sophomore Jovan Marsh, Junior Amari Watkins, Junior Kivonte Houston, and Junior Brian Ferguson finished in SECOND place in the 4x100m Relay with an outstanding time of 43.94. The RedHawks ran 0.26 of a second faster than their 2018 State meet performance last year! Marist Junior Thomas Leonard finished in SECOND place in the 800m run with a personal best time of 2:03.76. Marist Senior Kendric Nowling finished in THIRD place in the Shot Put with an outstanding throw of 42'0.5. A TEAM PASTA PARTY will take place on Monday at 4 pm in the Cafeteria. The RedHawks will travel on Tuesday to take on Benet Academy, the defending ESCC Track and Field Champions."

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