Oak Lawn Community HS9400 Southwest Hwy.
Oak Lawn, IL 60453
Phone: (708) 424-5200
Fax: (708) 424-5263
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7/25/2016 SouthTown Newspaper: OLCHS Students Travel to Europe
A group of students from Oak Lawn Community High School recently returned from a trip to Europe. The 17 students were accompanied by two teachers from the high school, Robin Yerian, who teaches French and Spanish, and Araceli Torres, who teaches Spanish. Yerian and Torres, who both have taught at the school for more than 13 years, have accompanied students on many European trips over the years. The trip takes place every two years and is open to students who have taken at least two years of French or Spanish at the high school level. The students, including a few who had just graduated from the high school at 9400 Southwest Highway, traveled last month to France and Spain. "We spent a few days in Paris, Barcelona and Madrid," Yerian said. "We used EF Tours. We've always used them. They're probably the most economical and we had an EF bi-lingual tour director with us 24 hours and a local tour guide in each city."
7/13/2016 Board of Education Spotlight: Kathy Berry
Oak Lawn Community High School’s Board of Education is made up of community members of varying backgrounds. Kathy Berry is one such member. Kathy and her husband Eamonn are the proud parents of daughter Ciara, who graduated from Oak Lawn Community High School in 2015 and is attending Valparaiso University, and daughter Aisling, who is a current OLCHS junior. Kathy is the Secretary and the AERO representative for the school board, a PTSA member and former chair of the Reflections and Membership committees, and a Booster member. In addition, Kathy served as the girls’ volleyball coordinator and coach at St. Geralds, was the president of the St. Gerald’s Mother’s Club, and currently volunteers at Abide in Me, an organization that assists adults with disabilities. Kathy has a BA in Elementary Education from North Central College in Naperville and a M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from National Louis University.
7/8/2016 Lietz Era as Principal Begins At OLCHS with Energetic Ideas, Vision, Enthusiasm
As Oak Lawn Community High School rolls out the red carpet to welcome new principal Dr. Jeana Lietz for the coming school year, she has already begun implementing new ideas by greeting incoming freshman with a welcome of her own called the "Welcome Wagon." This is a program consisting of staff and administrators personally visiting incoming freshmen to help make them feel a part of the OLCHS community before they ever step on campus. And it has been received with smiles and good feelings. "Years ago while researching my dissertation about Fred Rogers, I heard about an elementary principal who went and visited her incoming kindergarteners to give them a friendly face when they came to school in the fall," Lietz said. "I thought that the transition to high school is another, perhaps even scarier, transition for students and parents.
8/2/2016 iPad/Textbook Pick-Up -Returning Students
8/3/2016 iPad/Textbook Pick-Up -Returning Students
8/8/2016 (Late) Residency Validation/Fee Waivers/Payments