Student Announcements, April 30, 2021

April 30, 2021 09:15 AM

From: Mr. DiFilippo, Mr. Frangella, and Mrs. Nickless

Congratulations to the 2021 Journalism Team on a great season. Please congratulate Adriana Hall for a 2nd place in State finish in Photo Story Telling, Elliot Flores for a 4th in State finish in Advertising, and Yusra Abdelrahman for a 4th in State for Editorial Writing.  The team had a lot of great success this year and please reach out to the coaches, if you are interested in being part of that success in the future.

Stuff You Need to Know

SADD - Please join SADD as we advocate for Alcohol Awareness Week. From experimenting with alcohol for the first time to suffering from alcoholism, hundreds of teens abuse alcohol daily. In 2019, 7 million people ages 12 to 20 reported that they drank more than a few sips of alcohol in a month. Underage drinking is very serious. There are many health risks and negative effects that come with it. Many young teens drink because of reasons such as peer pressure, increased independence (or the desire for it), stress, more. However drinking is not the solution.
FACT: Drinking at a young age can increase risk of alcoholism at an older age. According to the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, adults ages 26 and older who began drinking before age 15 are 5.6 times more likely to report having alcohol use disorder in the past year as those who waited until age 21 or later to begin drinking.
If you or someone that you know is struggling with alcoholism, you can call SAMHSA’s National Helpline at 1-800-662-HELP (4357). It is a 24-hour free and confidential information service for mental and substance use disorders. For more information on raising alcohol awareness, visit

Su Casa Service Announcement - With even a small cash donation, you can help provide food to someone in need in Chicago. We are working with Su Casa, a nearby homeless shelter to make 300 meals. With your donation, you’ll help us reach our goal and be the reason somebody is able to eat. Student donations will be collected Thursday, April 29th at any of the school entrances.  If you have any questions or want further details contact Mrs. Lee in the counseling office. Thanks for your support!

MSA - MSA is pleased to announce that we will be hosting the 1st Annual Ramadan Iftar Dinner this year. All students and staff are invited. Please join us for some good food and company!
RSVP at the link below to reserve a spot!
WHEN: Wednesday, May 5th @ 7:30pm - Iftar 7:57pm
WHERE: Student Cafeteria
WHO: All students and staff are welcome!
The deadline to RSVP is Monday at 5pm/we reach capacity of 50 people.

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

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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