Math teacher Ellen Kruger is continuing the school-wide Operation Santa Claus tradition at OLCHS. Since 2005, during the holiday season, Ellen and members of OLCHS have collected over 3,140 gifts and over $13,000 in cash and gift cards for Oak Lawn residents. 2017 marks the 13th year of this event.
From December 4 to December 8, Christmas trees will be available in the faculty and student cafeterias with candy canes. Each candy cane will have a gift tag identifying a person, his/her age, and desired wish or need. Wishes often include clothing, gym shoes, small appliances, gas cards, grocery cards, musical instruments, or toys. Wrapping paper, bags, gift boxes, ribbons, and gift tags are also needed and can be dropped off in room 215 at any time.