Student Announcements, April 19, 2022

April 19, 2022 09:15 AM


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ADJ.:                          1.  Overfamiliar through overuse, trite.
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Stuff You Need to Know

Please congratulate the OLCHS Journalism Team on a great Sectional Championship against tough competition from the likes of Joliet West, Homewood-Flossmoor, Marist, and Mother McCauley. The journalism team is sending competitors to the State Tournament in 17 events on Friday, April 22, 2022.  The Sectional winners were Junior Tori Prause in Broadcast News, Sophomore Grace Tynski in Review Writing, Sophomore Sierra Knutsen in Yearbook Caption Writing, JM Claudio and Mia Reyes in Yearbook Theme Development, and Matthew Perry, Layla Nemri, and Quinn Haywood in Video News.  Also going to state with top three performances in their event(s) are Senior Yusra Abdelrahman (2 events), Senior Sarah Lindsay, Junior Ashley Argueta (2 events), Senior Breanna Buttney, Freshmen Omar Tellez, Senior Adriana Hall, Junior Brendan Gallian, Junior Paulina Komperda, Senior Isabella Smykowski, and Sophomore Grace Tynski in a 2nd event.   Please wish them luck as we get ready for State against some tough competition in Normal IL.

Celebrating Arab Americans Heritage Month:

April is the National Arab Americans Heritage Month. Here are some facts about The Arabic Language:

  • Arabic is one of the most oldest and spread languages in the world
  • اللغة العربية هي من أقدم و أكثر اللغات انتشاراً في العالم.
  • There are an estimated 450 million people of Arabic descent which is %5 of the entire world’s population.
  • يتكلم العربية حوالي ٤٥٠ مليون شخص حول العالم وهم يمثلون خمسة بالمائة من سكان العالم.
  • Arabic is written from right to left. There are 28 letters in the Arabic language. Each letter has a name and a sound. There is no upper or lower case in Arabic
  • تحتوي العربية على ٢٨ حرف وتكتب من اليمين إلى اليسار.
  • في اللغة العربية كل حرف له اسم وكل حرف له صوت. ولا توجد حروف كبيرة وصغيرة.
  • There are Standard Arabic, the language of education and formal settings and dialects, the language of daily life and informal settings.

يوجد نوعان من العربية: العربية الفصحى وهي لغة المعاملات الرسمية ولغة المتعلمين والمثقفين والعربية العامية والتي تضم لهجات متعددة مثل اليمني والفلسطيني والسوري وغيرها وهي لغة المحادثات اليومية العادية.

Good morning, everyone. This week is Climate Week, and the Social Studies Department would like to highlight a Global Climate fact each day leading up to Earth Day this Friday, the 22nd:

According to NASA's science website for Global Climate Change, the planet's average surface temperature has risen about 2 degrees Fahrenheit (1 degrees Celsius) since the late 19th century, a change driven largely by increased carbon dioxide emissions into the atmosphere and other human activities. Most of the warming occurred in the past 40 years, with the seven most recent years being the warmest. The years 2016 and 2020 are tied for the warmest year on record. Thanks everyone and stay tuned for tomorrow's Global Climate Fact of the Day.

Drivers Education: Any student who is 15 years old by May 15th is eligible for summer school drivers education. The department still has seats open. Please talk to your guidance counselor for more information if you are interested.

Fall Semester Drivers Ed students - On Monday April 25th, please report to the PAC for permit testing during Spartan Plus.  Please study for the rules of the road test before the April 25th. The study guide can be found at the Illinois Secretary of state’s website under the driver’s education tab.

The Spartan Survivor scholarship is open to any senior who has been affected by cancer. Recipients must plan to attend post-secondary schooling at either a 4-year college, community college, or career/trade school. Entries are due Thursday, April 28th. Apply here:

Prom - Attention Juniors and Seniors.  Prom 2022 is coming soon.  It will take place on Friday, May 6th from 7pm-11pm at the Bolingbrook Golf Club.  This year's theme is, "Time of Our Lives".  Tickets are $75 per person and CAN ONLY BE PURCHASED ONLINE.  Ticket sales will run through Friday, April 29th, but don't wait until the last minute.

More information about ticket purchasing and guest requirements can be found in your email, or on the school website.  Please read this information carefully.

This will be the first, traditional Prom we've had in years.  It is going to be an exciting and memorable time.  We hope that you can make it.

Post-Prom Cruise - ALL ABOAAAARD! Post-Prom Cruise Tickets are ON SALE ($35)! Please visit the webstore to purchase your tickets, or buy them with cash in the main office. A field trip form must be completed and submitted to the office after you pay. Reminder, all attendees MUST attend prom, and MUST take the bus transportation provided by OLCHS both to the cruise, and back to OLCHS.

Senior Grad Nite - Six Flag Grad Nite is on sale until April 30th. Don't miss out. Tickets are available in the OLCHS webstore, and permission slips need to be completed in your senior canvas course. 

Student Council - Attention all clubs! Student Council wants to give your members free homecoming dance tickets! Here's why: Student Council is busy planning ahead for Homecoming 2022. They are asking EVERY CLUB to submit one theme by April 22. Then, Student Council will vote on the winning choice at their April 25th meeting. The club with the winning submission will earn 5 free homecoming dance tickets! Start thinking, clubs! 

YH4L - We are pleased to bring the Young Hearts for Life (YH4L) Cardiac Screening Program to Oak Lawn Community High School on Thursday, April 28, 2022.  Young Hearts for Life will provide this free heart screening called an electrocardiogram (ECG) to identify high school students at risk for sudden cardiac death and to increase the public's awareness of this issue. To date over 265,000 students have been screened as a result of Young Hearts for Life. To sign-up use this link

Cafeteria – Just a reminder….Please have your ID’s out and ready to scan when getting breakfast and lunch every day.

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.

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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 (3) $1000 scholarships to senior athletes who will be continuing their education in college 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 for a paper application, or use the following link to apply online ( Applications are due by Monday, April 25th.

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