Student Announcements, February 16, 2023

February 16, 2023 09:15 AM

Stuff You Need to Know

A big congratulations goes out to the Oak Lawn Varsity Scholastic Bowl team on winning the SSC Red Conference Championship. The team won by beating Eisenhower 220-60, Evergreen Park 230-70, and conference powerhouse Argo by a score of 190-40. This was a true team effort led by Senior All-Conference member Brendan Gallian, Senior All-Conference member Quinn Haywood, Senior Sajida Mulhem, Senior Timothy Weber, Senior Jonathan Mexicano and Senior Mohammad AlSheikh. The JV team finished a great season with incredibly exciting matches including a close loss to Argo. Shawn Perry and Allie  Gabriel earned all-Conference honors with their incredible performance this year. Please wish the team luck as we try to add a Regional Championship on Pulaski Day.
To all staff and students: The Spartan Sisterhood and Social Action Club will be collecting new or gently used blankets and sleeping bags to donate to those affected by the earthquakes in Turkey and Syria. Drop off any donations to rooms 32, 378 and 374. Thank you.

Good Morning Spartans! The annual JCAB Lock-In will be held on Saturday, February 25th from 6-10 PM here at the school. We will be hosting open gyms, athletic tournaments, an open pool, video gaming, movies, concessions, and more! Tickets for this event will be sold ONLINE ONLY for $10 through the Webstore!  The QR code to purchase a ticket can be found on the school website and on flyers posted throughout the building.  Tickets will NOT be sold at the door.  Only OLCHS students may attend.  A portion of the proceeds from this event will go to support Gigi's Playhouse of Tinley Park.

The theme for this year's Lock-In is "pajama party".  Wear your most comfortable jammies.  All grade levels are invited, so bring your friends and we’ll see you there!

Each day during Black History Month, the Black Student Union will share information about an individual who has made significant contributions to American history and culture.

February 16  On January 20, 2021, Kamala D. Harris became the first woman, the first African American woman, the first Indian-American, the first person of Asian-American descent, and the first graduate of an HBCU to be sworn in as the Vice President of the United States of America. As she said in her election acceptance speech, she “may be the first, but [she] will not be the last.” Kamala Harris has spent her life breaking glass ceilings.

Cafeteria – Just a reminder…. You MUST have an ID in order to get breakfast and lunch from the cafeteria. If you do not have your ID with you, go to on your iPad and login with your school Google account. A QR code for the website is available near each cashier. If you receive a message that you don’t have a photo, please go to the Media Center to have a photo taken and get your ID printed.  
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

Bible Club- Battling feelings of purposeless? You’re not alone. The Oak Lawn Bible club is hosting an outreach event after school, from 3 to 4, in the Jr. Sr. Lounge on Wednesday, February 22nd and Thursday, February 23rd. Guest speakers will be coming both days to talk about finding purpose in high school as we all face different challenges. Pizza, snacks, and games will be provided. Everyone is welcome, and we hope you’re able to join us!
Black Student Union - Tonight’s Black Student Union movie night is postponed. Watch the Student Announcements for a new date!

Athletic News

The spring athletic season is right around the corner! Registration is now open for all students that would like to tryout for a spring sport. Spring sports include Baseball, Softball, Girls Soccer, Boys Tennis, Badminton, and Boys Volleyball. Additionally, the Boys and Girls Track & Field season has already started but both teams are still taking new members. Tryout dates for each individual program vary. Please check your email for directions on how to register, or head to the OLCHS Athletics web page for more information.

Badminton - Interested in playing Badminton this Spring season? Pick up a racket and join us for the last open gym this Thursday from 3:15 to 4:45 in gym 10. Tryouts will be held after school on Monday, February 27th. If you have any questions, please email Coach La Spina. 

Girls Soccer - The girls’ soccer season is quickly approaching, with tryouts February 27th. Pre-season conditioning and open gyms have started. Workouts next week Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. Please join the All Girls Soccer Remind with the code @4d8fa for more information on dates and times.

Softball- Tuesday, February 21st, there will be a meeting after school for all students interested in playing softball this spring. The meeting will be in room 241 at 3:10. If you are in a winter sport and cannot attend, please see Coach Neubauer during Spartan Plus before February 21st. Thank you.

Water Polo - Looking to try something new…then the Water Polo Club is for you! Come on out, learn about the sport and give water polo a try. Learn the basics while also having the opportunity to watch games! This fun and exciting sport is for all skill levels and no experience is necessary, so don’t be shy! There will be an informational meeting on the pool deck on Monday, February 27th at 3:30. We hope to see you there!

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