Student Announcements, April 22, 2022

April 22, 2022 09:15 AM

Stuff You Need to Know


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:

Today's Global Climate Fact of the Day comes from NASA's website for Global Climate Change and discusses the extreme weather events our earth has been witnessing. The number of record high temperature events in the United States has been increasing, while the number of record low temperature events has been decreasing, since 1950. The U.S. has also witnessed increasing numbers of intense rainfall events.

Thank you for your attention this week to our Global Climate Facts and check out the Human Geography classes pollinator gardens outside the media center as they take root and attempt to create a haven for our endangered insects.

To the Class of '22: Today begins your 22 day countdown! Follow @olchsseniors and check your email and Canvas mail for events and details each day. Make the most of your remaining time!

Save the date! On Monday, April 25th look forward to a bake sale with cookies, cupcakes, and more. All proceeds will go to Save the Children, an organization that helps children affected by the war in the Ukraine. Any questions, please contact Mrs. Lee or Mrs. Rafferty.

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.

Need service hours?  There have been several new opportunities added to the service learning calendar this week:

  • The Oak Lawn Park District needs a few more volunteers for the Volleyball for Charity event this Saturday 4/23
  • Westside Baseball is looking for volunteers to help in their concession stands beginning next week.
  • St. Germaine is looking for help at “The Germaizing Race” 5K on Saturday, 4/30

Seniors don’t miss these great opportunities! Complete info and links to sign up are on the Service Learning Calendar. Don’t forget to turn in your hours by Friday, May 13 in order to participate in graduation!

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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