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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2022

CLOTHING DRIVE:  National Art Honor Society is holding a clothing drive for the Des Plaines Self Help Pantry. They are in need of  jeans, hoodies and sweatshirts but will be accepting everything. This event runs through Friday, October 7.  There will be a drop off location near the front rotunda and bus concourse.

FASHION AND COSMETOLOGY CLUB:  Are you looking for a fun and personalized accessory to complement your fall wardrobe? Come to Fashion & Cosmetology Club today after school in C108 where we will be making friendship bracelets. There will be several styles to choose from and materials will be provided.

DECA:  DECA will meet Monday morning at 7:45 am in D102. This informational meeting will be about how to select role plays and important upcoming dates.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2022

GIRLS BASKETBALL:  Anyone interested in trying out for Girls' Basketball this winter should attend the informational meeting today from 3:10-3:30 pm in G102. We will end early enough so student athletes can get to their fall sport practices. If you are interested in trying out but cannot attend the meeting, please email Coach Kuzmanic.

CLOTHING DRIVE:  National Art Honor Society is holding a clothing drive for the Des Plaines Self Help Pantry. They are in need of  jeans, hoodies and sweatshirts but will be accepting everything. This event runs through Friday, October 7.  There will be a drop off location near the front rotunda and bus concourse.

FASHION AND COSMETOLOGY CLUB:  Are you looking for a fun and personalized accessory to complement your fall wardrobe? Come to Fashion & Cosmetology Club Thursday after school in C108 where we will be making friendship bracelets. There will be several styles to choose from and materials will be provided.

DECA:  DECA will meet Monday, October 3rd at 7:45 am in D102. This informational meeting will be about how to select role plays and important upcoming dates.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2022

GIRLS BASKETBALL:  Anyone interested in trying out for Girls' Basketball this winter should attend the informational meeting on Wednesday from 3:10-3:30 pm in G102. We will end early enough so student athletes can get to their fall sport practices. If you are interested in trying out but cannot attend the meeting, please email Coach Kuzmanic.

CLOTHING DRIVE:  National Art Honor Society is holding a clothing drive for the Des Plaines Self Help Pantry. They are in need of  jeans, hoodies and sweatshirts but will be accepting everything. This event runs through Friday, October 7.  There will be a drop off location near the front rotunda and bus concourse.

FASHION AND COSMETOLOGY CLUB:  Are you looking for a fun and personalized accessory to complement your fall wardrobe? Come to Fashion & Cosmetology Club Thursday after school in C108 where we will be making friendship bracelets. There will be several styles to choose from and materials will be provided.

DECA:  Our next morning meeting will be Monday, October 3rd at 7:45 am in D102. This informational meeting will be about how to select role plays and important upcoming dates.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2022

GIRLS BASKETBALL:  Anyone interested in trying out for Girls' Basketball this winter should attend the informational meeting on Wednesday from 3:10-3:30 pm in G102. We will end early enough so student athletes can get to their fall sport practices. If you are interested in trying out but cannot attend the meeting, please email Coach Kuzmanic.

CLOTHING DRIVE:  National Art Honor Society is holding a clothing drive for the Des Plaines Self Help Pantry. They are in need of  jeans, hoodies and sweatshirts but will be accepting everything. This event starts today and runs through Friday, October 7.  There will be a drop off location near the front rotunda and bus concourse.

CCRC:  Oakton Community College will have a meet and greet during lunch periods today. Stop by the CCRC to meet the Oakton rep and find out what Oakton has to offer.

FASHION AND COSMETOLOGY CLUB:  Are you looking for a fun and personalized accessory to complement your fall wardrobe? Come to Fashion & Cosmetology Club Thursday after school in C108 where we will be making friendship bracelets. There will be several styles to choose from and materials will be provided.




FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2022

NATIONAL BANNED BOOK WEEK:  It's National Banned book week, a time when we celebrate our right to read. Today we are highlighting the #2 most challenged book in America in 2021, "Lawn Boy," by Jonathan Evison - An aimless young man decides to get his life together, but life has other plans - sick family members, unpaid bills, bad jobs, awkward situations, and thwarted plans, we root for Mike while also wishing we didn’t have to root so hard. Check it out in the LRC today!

COMPUTER SCIENCE CLUB:  The Computer Science Club will have its first informational meeting after school today in room B211. Anyone interested in computer programming is welcome to join us as we plan our activities for the year.

MOVIE CLUB: Movie Club will have its first meeting of the year today after school in B113. We will be watching the smash hit "Thor: Love and Thunder". Not every god has a plan.

VOTER REGISTRATION:  The next election is fast approaching. If you will be 18 by November 8 and are a US citizen, you can help pick our governor, our Senator, your Congressperson and other officials who impact every aspect of our lives. Register to vote.  Volunteers from the League of Women Voters of Park Ridge will help register students to vote in the LRC today from 8:30-3:00.  Students will have the option to register online or by completing a paper form with a League volunteer. 

The requirements for each are a little different.

To register online, you will need:  your Illinois Driver’s License or State ID and the last four digits of your social security number.

To have a volunteer help you complete a paper form, you will need: two forms of ID, one that must have your current address, and, if one of the IDs is not an Illinois Driver’s License or an Illinois State ID, the last four digits of your social security number.

If you forget your IDs but still want to register, come down to the LRC anyway.  League members can give you the tools you need to register at home.

If you’re already registered, amplify your vote by getting your friends to register.  

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2022

NATIONAL BANNED BOOK WEEK:  It's National Banned book week, a time when we celebrate our right to read. Today we are highlighting the #8 most challenged book in America in 2021, "The Bluest Eye," by Toni Morrison - Published in 1970, Morrison’s book cut a new path through the American literary landscape by placing young black girls at the center of the story, in a bold and unapologetic way. Check it out in the LRC today!

SPEECH TEAM:  Speech Team will meet today in room C210 at 3:30. See or email Ms. Alverio or Mr. Rosenberg if you cannot attend.

YEARBOOK CLUB:  Are you interested in joining yearbook club? Stop by A201 at 3:30 today to hear all about what yearbook club is and how to get involved.

GIRLS BASKETBALL:  Girls' Basketball will have open gym today from 3:40-4:40 in Spec Gym.

CAREER EXPLORATION WORKSHOP:  Ms. Nelson will have a Career Exploration Workshop in the CCRC today during all lunch periods. This workshop will be about finding your passion. She will discuss the meaning of finding your vocation in this day and age, how to use the skill and interest assessments in SchooLinks and go over different ways to research careers.

COMPUTER SCIENCE CLUB:  The Computer Science Club will have its first informational meeting after school on Friday in room B211. Anyone interested in computer programming is welcome to join us as we plan our activities for the year.

MOVIE CLUB: Movie Club will have its first meeting of the year Friday after school in B113. We will be watching the smash hit "Thor: Love and Thunder". Not every god has a plan.

VOTER REGISTRATION:  The next election is fast approaching. If you will be 18 by November 8 and are a US citizen, you can help pick our governor, our Senator, your Congressperson and other officials who impact every aspect of our lives. Register to vote.  Volunteers from the League of Women Voters of Park Ridge will help register students to vote in the LRC today and Friday from 8:30-3:00.  Students will have the option to register online or by completing a paper form with a League volunteer. 

The requirements for each are a little different.

To register online, you will need:  your Illinois Driver’s License or State ID and the last four digits of your social security number.

To have a volunteer help you complete a paper form, you will need: two forms of ID, one that must have your current address, and, if one of the IDs is not an Illinois Driver’s License or an Illinois State ID, the last four digits of your social security number.

If you forget your IDs but still want to register, come down to the LRC anyway.  League members can give you the tools you need to register at home.

If you’re already registered, amplify your vote by getting your friends to register.  

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2022

NATIONAL BANNED BOOK WEEK:  It's National Banned book week, a time when we celebrate our right to read. Today we are highlighting the #7 most challenged book in America in 2021, "Me, Earl, and the Dying Girl," by Jesse Andrews - a hilarious, heartbreaking, and whimsical story of the inner child that emerges in the face of death, and a touching portrait of friendship, love, and absence. Check it out in the LRC today!

YEARBOOK PICK-UP:  Pick up for 2021-2022 yearbooks is today after school in the Upper Commons near the Corner CafĂ©. Stop by if you pre-ordered a copy. We will also be offering pre-orders of the 2022-2023 yearbook to guarantee you get a copy. If you cannot make pickup, contact Mr. Swistak or Mr. Comerford to arrange pickup.

SOFTBALL:  Any individual interested in playing softball in the spring, we will be having an intramural day today from 3:45pm-5:00 on the varsity softball field weather permitting. Bring a glove and bat and you can work on any of your skills. Questions, see or send a message to Mr. Addante or Mr. Dvorak.

MOCK TRIAL:  There will be a mock trial informational meeting today, after school in room C210 at 3:30. See or email Mr. Rosenberg if you cannot attend.

SPEECH TEAM:  Speech Team will be meeting today in room C211 and tomorrow, Thursday in Room C210 after school at 3:30. See or email Ms. Alverio or Mr. Rosenberg if you cannot attend.

BOYS VOLLEYBALL:  To all student athletes interested in playing boys volleyball this spring, there will be an informational meeting on Thursday at 7:30 am in spec gym to discuss open gym schedule. Please contact Coach OBrill with any questions.

GIRLS BASKETBALL:  Girls' Basketball will have open gym on Thursday from 3:40-4:40 in Spec Gym.

CAREER EXPLORATION WORKSHOP:  Ms. Nelson will have a Career Exploration Workshop in the CCRC on Thursday during all lunch periods. This workshop will be about finding your passion. She will discuss the meaning of finding your vocation in this day and age, how to use the skill and interest assessments in SchooLinks and go over different ways to research careers.

MOVIE CLUB: Movie Club will have its first meeting of the year Friday after school in B113. We will be watching the smash hit "Thor: Love and Thunder". Not every god has a plan.

VOTER REGISTRATION:  The next election is fast approaching. If you will be 18 by November 8 and are a US citizen, you can help pick our governor, our Senator, your Congressperson and other officials who impact every aspect of our lives. Register to vote.  Volunteers from the League of Women Voters of Park Ridge will help register students to vote in the LRC on Thursday and Friday from 8:30-3:00.  Students will have the option to register online or by completing a paper form with a League volunteer. 

The requirements for each are a little different.

To register online, you will need:  your Illinois Driver’s License or State ID and the last four digits of your social security number.

To have a volunteer help you complete a paper form, you will need: two forms of ID, one that must have your current address, and, if one of the IDs is not an Illinois Driver’s License or an Illinois State ID, the last four digits of your social security number.

If you forget your IDs but still want to register, come down to the LRC anyway.  League members can give you the tools you need to register at home.

If you’re already registered, amplify your vote by getting your friends to register.