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Oak Lawn Community HS
9400 Southwest Hwy.
Oak Lawn, IL 60453
Phone: (708) 424-5200
Fax: (708) 424-5263
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Photograph:  Jayne Saniat and Jim Dague will be inducted into the Oak Lawn Community High School Alumni Hall of Fame on Friday, October 23, 2015. Saniat and Dague have taught and entertained countless children performing as ScribbleMonster throughout the 9/29/2015 New Alumni Hall of Fame Inductees
OLCHS is planning for its 20th and 21st Hall of Fame inductions. Jayne Saniat and Jim Dague will be inducted on Friday, October 23, 2015, during the school’s Annual Fall Musical. Saniat is a 1982 Oak Lawn graduate and Dague is a 1984 graduate. Saniat was involved in theater, speech, cheerleading, and choir while attending Oak Lawn. She consistently demonstrated leadership as a member of both Student Council and Class Advisory Board. After graduating high school, Saniat attended The Goodman School of Drama at DePaul University before transferring to Illinois Wesleyan, where she earned her bachelor's degree in theater education. Dague was involved in speech and theater while attending Oak Lawn. He was an ongoing officer in the Thespian Society and was crowned Most Outstanding Forensics Team member and Most Outstanding Thespian.
9/28/2015 School Gears Up for All-School Assembly
The students have always enjoyed their all-school assemblies with motivational speakers. The assemblies are designed to entertain the students and encourage the students to have fun while learning a lesson or two about life. This year, M&P Presentations will be the featured speakers at the Annual Motivational Assembly on Friday, October 16, 2015. M&P's mission is to model a healthy lifestyle, promote lifelong learning, and spread positive energy through motivational presentations. M&P Presentations LLC is a public speaking team made up of two high-energy, enthusiastic gentlemen who love to give fun presentations to teenagers. Matt Matkovich is a high school guidance counselor in the Southwest Suburbs of Chicago. He has a master's degree in school counseling and is a support staff member for Operation Snowball. He has worked with therapeutic day camps for 12 years. Phil Januszewski is a chemistry and physics teacher in the Southwest Suburbs of Chicago.
9/24/2015 Julia Child: Eat Your Heart Out
OLCHS is unique in that it continues to offer Culinary Arts classes. To enhance the benefits of this hands-on course, a brand new, state-of-the-art kitchen was constructed over the summer. Culinary Arts teacher Amy Cryan contributed to the ideas and layout of the kitchen, which now includes a teacher station for modeling and demonstrating techniques. This teacher island, also perfect for guest chefs, includes a backless range that allows for student viewing and is fully supplied with equipment. What the school's kitchens have lacked in the past is handicapped accessible features. The entrance door is handicapped accessible and directly to the right is an entire kitchen fitted with lower counters, sink, and cabinets. Cubbies are included in this area to ensure fire safety where all backpacks can be stored.

Coming Events

10/6/2015 Senior Portrait Retakes
Seniors will have one last opportunity on campus to have their photograph taken for the yearbook. VIP Photography will be on campus from 12:00 to 6:00 p.m. No appointments are required, just walk-ins. Seniors can have their photograph taken during lunch or after school.

10/6/2015 PTSA Meeting Parent Event
The PTSA has some exciting opportunities for parent involvement this year! The meeting is open to all parents, teachers, students, and interested community members.

10/7/2015 Junior Seminar
Seminar is only held during the “B” portion of 4th, 5th and 6th periods. Students should eat lunch during the “A” portion on seminar days. Some students will need to flip their lunch and study hall periods in order to make this happen.

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