Student Announcements, September 22, 2021

September 22, 2021 09:15 AM
Our Hispanic Heritage Month fact of the day Presented by the OLCHS International club is:

Four out of five Latinos are U.S. citizens.

Congratulations to the Girls’ cross-country team on their strong performance at the Lemont meet on Tuesday.  Your Lady Spartan took first place in the quad meet against Shepard, Lemont, and Oak Forest.  Leading the way for the Spartans was junior Salsabeel Awwad who finished 1st overall and setting a new personal best 3-mile time of 20:02. Salsa was quickly followed by freshman Molly Sheridan, junior Natalia Cetera, and junior Mila Revell who finished 8th, 9th and 11th.   

Congratulations to all Spartan runners on an excellent race and good luck this Saturday at the Tinley Park Invitational.

Stuff You Need to Know

Yearbook Distribution Info- Current Students (Sophomore, Juniors, and Seniors):  All next week (9/20-9/24), we will be distributing yearbooks to current students during the lunch periods and after school from 3:05-3:35 in the student cafeteria. Students should bring their school ID. After next week, students should see Mr. DiFilippo in room 366 for their books.

Class of 2021 Grads: Their yearbooks are available too. If they purchased a personalized book (with names, etc.), they should use the Southwest Highway entrance and pick it up from the main office 126 during regular office hours (7:30-4:00 PM). If they bought a regular yearbook, there will be staff members in the Spartan lobby to help distribute books from 3:15-3:45 PM all next week as well. If that short window doesn’t work, just use the Southwest Highway entrance, and pick up a book in 126 during office hours (7:30-4:00). Thank you

A draft homecoming ballot is posted outside Office 126. Please check it and see Mrs. Sidlow in the Media Center today by 3pm, if there are any issues. Online voting will be Friday. Check your email & Canvas for details.

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: 

Wednesday, 9/22 – Southern IL University at Edwardsville, pd. 4/5 and the University of Chicago, pd. 9

Thursday, 9/23 – Princeton University, pd. 2 and Benedictine University, pd. 9

Friday, 9/24 – Nova Southeastern University, pd. 4/5 and Western Michigan University, 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 - Alliance club is in search of new members! Alliance encourages the Oak Lawn student body to apply the positivity we promote to those around them. Alliance seeks to educate peers about evolving roles in society and embody that positivity Alliance strives to achieve! We meet TODAY at 3:05 in room 359! To sign up or ask questions please email

Chess Team – The chess team is looking for new members, we typically meet in Room 286 from 3:00-4:00pm two days a week, usually Tuesdays and Thursdays. So if you are looking to compete with others interested in Chess. Please email Mr. Faro for more information or join the Chess remind with the code @coachfaro.

MSA - MSA (Muslim Students Association) is meeting this week. We will meet Thursday, September 23rd @3:00PM in the Junior/Senior Lounge. Everyone is welcome. Please bring your completed field trip forms if you haven’t already turned them in.

Speech Team - Missed the speech informational meeting? Not a problem! If interested please email Mr. Capriola ( or Email Mr. Olsson ( or stop by room 21. Come check out the 14 events and find something for you! Events range from acting to public speaking. We are still accepting new members with no audition process! Come learn valuable skills that will transfer to every aspect of your life!

Student Helpers - Are you a sophomore, junior, or senior interested in helping others? Student Helpers assist freshmen and other new students as they get used to our school. We escort them to their classes for 2 days, we have 8th graders shadow us on Shadow Days in November, help raise money for scholarships and have opportunities to work with Spartans with special needs. All students who exemplify positive spartan PRIDE characteristics can join. If that’s you, Mrs. Meierkort and Mr. Olumstad want you to complete this form to let us know you’re interested!

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