Student Announcements, February 21, 2023

February 21, 2023 09:15 AM


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ADJ.: 1. Puffed out or full.
SENTENCE:       She was a little late for Valentine’s Day, but her bouffant style made up for her tardiness.

Stuff You Need to Know

Congratulations to the first place winner of our Valentine’s Day/Spring Poetry Contest, Alony Gustek with her amazing poem “My Dearest Home”.  Alony will receive a $10.00 Amazon Gift Card and a Bag of Jolly Ranchers.  Thank you to everyone who shared their very awesome poems with us for the contest.  Congratulations again Alony on your excellent poem and please stop by Room 258 to pick up your prizes.
Congratulations to the Oak Lawn Speech Team for taking second place at state this weekend! Taking a historic 12 events to state, Oak Lawn broke 8 events into finals. Overall, Mariam Chuli took third in Humorous Interpretation, Maya Quiñonez took second in Poetry Reading, Orlando Ramirez and Maya Quiñonez took second in Humorous Duet Acting, Emma Faucault-Miller took fourth in Oratorical Declamation, Mariana Salazar took first in Original Oratory and third in Informative Speaking, Tori Prause took second in Radio Speaking, and Layla Nemri took sixth in Special Occasion Speaking. If you want to see all of these performances along with the rest of the regional team, come on down to the forensics show this Friday! Tickets will be sold for 10 dollars.
February 21st is the beginning of our Global Society Fest 2023.  This week we are celebrating Global Society Fest with special Spartan sections such as Viva España, Mardi Gras, Beignets & Black History, Travel Experiences Abroad, Learn Debke Dance, World Wear and Dance Show, Human Library, and Jeopardy! Come see what your teachers and fellow students are sharing.  Find details in your email or in your Skyward Message Center.
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 21 John Lewis is a former United States representative from Pike County Alabama. He was born on February 21st 1940. Lewis became one of the principal organizers of the March on Washington in 1963 where activists gathered in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. to draw attention to continuing challenges and inequalities faced by African Americans a century after emancipation. To learn more about John Lewis, check out the graphic novel March in the Media Center!
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 TOMORROW and Thursday. 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!

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.

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- TODAY 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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