Student Announcements, October 14, 2021

October 14, 2021 09:15 AM

Our Hispanic Heritage Month fact of the day Presented by the OLCHS International Club is…

More than half of Latinos in the U.S. live in just three states. About 26% live in California, followed by Texas (19%) and Florida (9%).

Stuff You Need to Know

Need service hours? There are still a few spots left to volunteer at the PTSA Craft Fair here at OLCHS this Saturday.  Help is also needed at the Children’s Farm in Palos every weekend through the end of the month.

Cookies, brownies, and cupcakes are just some of the delicious desserts we’ll be selling during our bake sale for the Ronald McDonald House. You can find us in the student cafe on TODAY Thursday, October 14th during your lunch period. Donate money to children in need and get some sweets as an added bonus. And if you don’t have a sweet tooth, you can still contact Mrs. Rafferty or Mrs. Lee in the counseling department to make a donation.

Fall/Halloween Poetry ContestThe OLCHS Spartan Creative Writing Club presents… A Fall/Halloween Poetry Contest!  Send us your original poetry about Fall or Halloween.  Entries are due by Monday, October 25, 2021.  The prize for “Best Poem” is a $10 Amazon Gift Card and a bag of Jolly Ranchers.  Please check your student e-mail for our contest flyer with details and links to submit your poems.  One entry per person.

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. 

College Rep Visits

Representatives from the following schools will be visiting with Spartans this week: 

Thursday, 10/14 – Nova Southeastern University, pd. 2 and Coe College, pd. 4/5

Friday, 10/15 – Illinois College, pd. 2 and Kansas City Art Institute, pd. 6/7

To attend a visit, please sign up to attend in Naviance. To do this:
1. Log into Naviance
2. Click on “Colleges” and “Colleges Home”
3. Scroll down to the bottom right, where you will see a list of college visits scheduled at OLCHS.
4. Select the visit you want to sign up for.
Registration will close one day before the start of the visit.

Club/Team News

Alliance - International Pronouns Day is October 20th! International Pronouns Day seeks to make respecting, sharing, and educating about personal pronouns commonplace. Referring to people by the pronouns they determine for themselves is basic to human dignity. Being referred to by the wrong pronouns particularly affects transgender and gender nonconforming people. Together, we can transform society to celebrate people’s multiple, intersecting identities. For more information, please visit

Black Student Union – Come join the Black Student Union for our meeting today, Thursday 10/14 from 3PM to 4:00 in Room 202. New students are encouraged to attend! Email Ms. Greene at with any questions.


Athletic News

Registration for Winter 2021-2022 Sports is now OPEN!

Oak Lawn Community High School Athletics is excited to begin the winter athletic season for the 2021-2022 school year! Winter sports include Boys Bowling, Competitive Cheerleading, Competitive Dance, Girls Basketball, Boys Basketball, Wrestling, Girls Bowling, and Boys Swim & Dive. It is extremely important that all athletes have a current physical on file with the athletic office and have registered online prior to the day of the tryout. For more information about sport specific tryout dates/times/locations, registration, and protocols, head to our athletic web site ( and click on the "Winter 2021 Sports Registration" link in the announcements.

Boys Swim - There will be an informational meeting for any boy interested in joining the swim and dive team on Tuesday, October 19th after school in Room 280. If you have any questions or can’t make the meeting, please contact Coach Maciaga.

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