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Oak Lawn Community HS
9400 Southwest Hwy.
Oak Lawn, IL 60453
Phone: (708) 424-5200
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Junior and senior advisory classes spent the day helping others by sorting shoes and books at the Share Your Soles Warehouse in Chicago. The classes had previously held a shoe drive at the school and collected over 100 pairs of shoes. 12/1/2015 Spartans Share Their Soles With Others
OLCHS students are dedicated to serving their community and those in need. These service hours meet Social Emotional Learning standards and expose students to the benefits of volunteering. On November 17, 2015, the junior and senior advisory classes spent the day helping others. Students sorted shoes and books at the Share Your Soles Warehouse in Chicago. The classes had previously held a shoe drive at the school and collected over 100 pairs of shoes The items will then be shipped around the world to communities in need.
11/20/2015 Spartanite Adds Digital Content
The Spartanite Newspaper is proud to announce a digital counterpart to their traditional printed paper! Our new website allows students to enhance their 21st Century skills and to have greater access to school news on their iPads. The modern, sleek format of the website includes the following sections: News, Academics, Activities, Sports, and Spartan Spotlight. Contributors to the website are members of the Spartanite Newspaper Staff, Mr. DiFilippo’s Mass Media Writing Classes, and Mrs. Wargin’s Photography classes. The digital home is located at www.olspartanite.org.
(L-R) The #We All Live Here project visited OLCHS. Jake Goldstein, Jenna Galka, Cameron DeLaMora, Janvi Patel, Erika Jones, Ashley Glaum, and Rich Alapak. 11/19/2015 #We All Live Here
If you ever are approached by a person asking you to take a picture with the words #We All Live Here, you will have been asked to take part in a global art project. A couple of the founders of the project, Rich Alapak and Jake Goldstein spread their positive messages about commitment to the community in Pat DiFilippo’s Mass Media Writing class at Oak Lawn Community High School. Rich Alapak and Jake Goldstein use technology to create business opportunities and to expand their philanthropic interests. Rich started as a web designer in college and founded several successful Internet companies. Recently, he worked as a Vice President for a large social media company Tumblr before turning to the #We All Live Here project. Goldstein, who is a lawyer by profession, has a strong background in leadership and philanthropic endeavors. Oak Lawn substitute teacher and class of 09’ alumnus Philip Armstrong set up the thought provoking exchange with some OLCHS potential future journalists.

Coming Events

12/1/2015 Public Forum ISBE Division of Special Education Services Parent Event
Oak Lawn Community High School District 229 invites you to attend a public forum conducted by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE), Division of Special Education Services. Our District has been selected for a focused monitoring review regarding educational placement decisions for students with disabilities. The ISBE team leader will explain the focused monitoring process about placement decisions and provide you an opportunity to share your comments. The forum is scheduled for Tuesday, December 1, 2015, from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the Board of Education Conference Room 119.

12/1/2015 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.

12/2/2015 Parent Guide to Student iPads Parent Event
OLCHS will be providing informational sessions for parents about the school issued iPads.

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