Student Announcements, April 19, 2021

April 19, 2021 09:15 AM
The OLCHS Journalism team had an awesome showing to secure first place at the sectional over tough competition from Hinsdale South, Marist, Mother McAuley, Homewood-Flossmoor and many others. The Journalism Team is a combination of the  Spartanite, Yearbook, and Video Club that competes in 18 events in all forms of media.  The team earned top three at the Sectional in 15 out of the 18 events, which sends them to the state competition on April 24th.  Please congratulate Sectional winners Sofia Serna in Broadcast News, Maggie Hennessey in Copy Editing, Elliot Flores in Editorial Cartoon, Yusra Abdelrahman in Editorial Writing, James Walsh in Feature Writing, Sarah Lindsay in Info Graphics, in Omar Alqazaq, Iman Khater, and Hiba Ouarerhni in Video News, and Arvin Wallack in Yearbook Layout Double-Page Spread. Also making it to state with great performances include Adriana Hall in Photo Story Telling, Fares Marzouk in Sports Writing, Randa Qatanani in Yearbook Caption Writing, David Romero in both Newspaper Design and Yearbook Copy Writing, Elliot Flores also made it in Advertising, and the team of Ashley Argueta and Owen Dziemiela in Yearbook Theme Development.

Stuff You Need to Know

Homecoming Week!
Don’t forget to show your school spirit every day this week and top it off with our Reverse Homecoming Parade Friday April 23rd at 5PM
Tuesday: Hawaiian Day – Dress in your Hawaiian gear!
SADD - Though traffic has dropped significantly since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, our roads have only gotten more dangerous. On a typical day, more than 700 people are still injured in distracted driving crashes. Talking on a cell phone – even hands-free – or texting or programming an in-vehicle infotainment system diverts your attention away from driving. Keep yourself and others around you safe and #justdrive.
Join SADD during Distracted Driving Awareness Month in April to help make our roadways and our people safer. Commit to driving distraction-free by taking the SADD Just Drive Pledge.
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Tech Help-  If you’re having trouble logging into your classes or having any other tech issues, please email for tech assistance. If possible, include a screen shot of your issue. 

Club/Team News

WRESTLING - Season starts Monday, April 19th at 3pm. To be allowed in, student-athletes must be registered on 8to18, and have a valid physical. Bring workout gear and your wrestling shoes, and a durable mask. There will be an important team meeting at 2pm on Wednesday, April 14th via Coach Long’s webex link. If you are a freshman interested in wrestling, please email Coach Long directly at for the webex link.
Summer Season Sports Tryout Information
Registration for the summer sports of Wrestling is now open. Tryout dates, coach contact information, and registration is available at All students need to be registered and have a current physical on file with the Athletic Office in order to try out.
Scholarship Opportunity for all Senior Athletes
The OLCHS Athletic Booster Club is excited to offer their annual Joe Pajac Scholarships. Each year, Boosters provides three $1000 scholarships to senior athletes who will be continuing their education after graduation. Athletes must also have a family member that is a Booster Club member. It’s not too late for parents to join the Booster Club. Memberships are still available through the web store on To submit an application, please visit the Athletic Office, or go to and click on the Boosters tab. Applications are due by May 7th.
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