Doyle '19 Named Player of the Week by ESPN


Patrick Doyle '19 was recently referenced as the "best hockey player in the world this week" courtesy of ESPN and our brand new beat reporter from Northwestern (Andrew Weiss). CLICK HERE to read the full article. You can also CLICK HERE for more coverage. 

Vote for Girls Basketball to Air on NBCSPreps


The High School Lites show is being put in the hands of area basketball fans in their "Viewers' Choice Game of the Week." Fans will get the chance to pick one girls basketball game that the @NBCSPreps crew will cover this Friday. We will send our cameras to the game that gets the most votes; highlights of that game will appear on that night's "High School Lites" broadcast at 11 p.m on NBC Sports Chicago. The show also live streams at www.nbcsportschicago.com/watchlive. High School Lites will also have broadcast replays at 7:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. the following Saturday.

The selections are as follows:
Mother McAuley vs. Saint Ignatius (at Br. Rice), 5:30 p.m.
Marengo at Burlington Central, 5:45 p.m.
Benet at Carmel, 7:00 p.m.
 
To participate in the poll, our fans are encouraged to do the following:
— Follow @NBCSPreps on Twitter.
— Note the "pinned Tweet" atop the @NBCSPreps feed. Vote for the game you want us to cover.
— Spread the word! 

An announcement will be made on @NBCSPreps just after 4 p.m. Thursday with the official results of which game will be covered.

Saint Ignatius Named St. Patrick’s Day Parade Guest of Honor


Saint Ignatius College Prep and Fr. Michael Caruso, SJ are delighted to be the Guest of Honor at the 2019 St. Patrick’s Day Parade. With great anticipation of our 150th Sesquicentennial Anniversary, this is a very special moment for our school, and for Chicago. Never, in the history of the Chicago St. Patrick’s Day Parade has a school received the distinction of Guest of Honor. 

This year’s parade theme is “The Music of Ireland.” How proud we are that our student, Rogers O’Neill (1904) and his father, Police Chief Francis O’Neill, were instrumental in preserving Irish traditional music in Chicago. Chief O’Neill collected and published thousands of tunes from Ireland that nearly vanished after the potato famine of 1848.
In 1872— less than six months after the Great Chicago Fire—city dignitaries reviewed the St. Patrick’s Day Parade from the balcony of our school, a tradition that continued for many years. Upwards of 10,000 spectators lined the sidewalks to watch the marchers and hear the lively tunes of Irish musicians.

We invite all Ignatians, and friends of Saint Ignatius, to join us as we proudly march in the Annual Chicago St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 16th, 2019. We will have a spectacular float for this historic event, and we would love for you to join us!

Look for updated details regarding times and meeting points for this grand event. Please see the St. Patrick’s Day Parade website for information and sponsorship opportunities. https://www.chicagostpatricksdayparade.org/ Please contact Eileen Harmon Junkins’91 with any questions: eileen.junkins@ignatius.org.

Students Take Part in Annual ADAM Retreat


ADAM (A Day Among Men) is a men's spirituality group at Saint Ignatius that is rooted in faith, fun and fellowship. Nearly 30 students, from all grades at Saint Ignatius, reflected on how they have experienced community and how they receive callings to be leaders of faith and service. The retreat included a chili cook off, Mass, and a three on three basketball tournament.
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Saint Ignatius College Prep Summer Teaching Internship Program


Job Description and Application Information
 
Saint Ignatius College Prep offers a paid summer internship for current college students who are interested in gaining practical experience in secondary education. Hired interns will be employed by the school for the duration of the six-week summer school program. Approximately 6 interns will placed in Grammar and Writing classes and 1-2 tutors will serve in the Introduction to Algebra classes. The Grammar and Writing intern team will work one-on-one with rising 9th grade students on focused grammar practice and written drafts, as well as provide feedback before and after class. The Mathematics tutor(s) will help the instructor provide differentiated and individualized instruction to students in the Introduction to Algebra class.
 
In addition to extensive one-on-one tutoring experience, interns will prepare, lead, and evaluate classroom lessons. Interns will receive supervision, guidance, and training from the Saint Ignatius teachers who are instructing the Grammar and Writing and Introduction to Algebra summer courses. Interns will have the opportunity to design their own lessons and instruct their classes through review and cooperative learning activities.
 
Context for Grammar and Writing and Introduction to Algebra Courses
Summer school courses are recommended classes for incoming 9th grade students who have been identified as needing additional preparation before their formal high school studies begin. In addition to that group of students, incoming freshmen from local scholarship organizations and enrichment students also take the courses. The Grammar and Writing course is designed to offer students a thorough review of grammar rules, database research, and drafting and revision of written assignments appropriate for students at a college prep high school. The Introduction to Algebra course reviews arithmetic topics and introduces essential Algebra concepts that will help students succeed in high school mathematics classes.
 
Qualified Candidates
Saint Ignatius College Prep graduates who:
·          Graduated in high standing academically from Saint Ignatius 
·          Have maintained good standing in their respective universities
·         Are majoring in English, Mathematics, or Education, or have an interest in writing or mathematics
·         Have a desire to teach and mentor in a Jesuit, Catholic high school
Summer Intern Requirements:
·         Attend the mandatory Summer Teaching Internship Orientation on Friday, June 7, 2019
·         Teach on weekdays from 8:00 am-12:00 pm from June 10, 2019 until July 19, 2019
·         Participate in intern team meetings and ongoing training once per week until 12:30pm
 
Application Process
All applicants must provide a the following items:
·         Cover letter
·         Resume
·         no more than two-page personal statement which expresses interest in the internship and commitment to Catholic, Jesuit education.
 
All applications are due by Thursday, February 28, 2019. Applicants will be notified of our decision by March 8, 2019.
Email these items to Mr. Tony Harris at: tony.harris@ignatius.org


Women's Society Life Topics Seminar - 2.6.19


Join Us For This Free Event!

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London Summer Scholars Program Accepting Nominations


Are you interested in attending a week-long summer program in London?  The London Summer Scholars Program is now accepting nominations for June 2019. This faculty-led, one-week immersive experience allows high school students to engage their interests. Enrollment is open to high school students from current freshmen to current seniors. Now in its third year, Saint Ignatius students and faculty have participated since it started.  The deadline for applications is February 1. Please visit https://summerscholarsprogram.com/ for more information. 

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38th Annual Law Society Luncheon - 2.22.19


Join us for the 38th Annual Saint Ignatius College Prep Law Society Luncheon on Friday, February 22, 2019 at the Union League Club of Chicago (65 W Jackson Boulevard). 

11:00am:
Networking & cash bar - Crystal Room, 5th Floor
12:00pm: Luncheon & awards - Main Dining Room, 6th Floor
1:00pm: Conclusion  

THE ALUMNI AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN THE FIELD OF LAW will be presented to Mary Clare Greabe Bonaccorsi '82.

THE AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN THE FIELD OF LAW will be presented to Ellen & Charles Mulaney, Jr.

CLICK HERE to register. 

CLICK HERE to learn about the Law Society. 


Tax Credit Scholarship Updates


The Tax Credit Scholarship program for the 2019/2020 school year will open in just a few weeks. The application start dates for the 2019/2020 school year have been announced by both Empower Illinois and Big Shoulders. These are:

Empower Illinois SGO: January 15, 2019 at 7 p.m. (https://empowerillinois.org/)
Big Shoulders SGO: January 22, 2019 at 8 a.m. (https://bigshouldersfund.org/

As required by the Invest in Kids Act that established Tax Credit Scholarships, awards are considered on a first come, first served (FCFS) basis, with priority consideration given to students applying from an Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) identified “Focus” school district, with household incomes that do not exceed 185 percent of the federal poverty level, renewals of previous year awards, or siblings of awardees. These priorities apply both within school designated funds and general funds.

Because over 95 percent of the funds raised in Year 1 were designated to specific schools, it is extremely important that students apply as soon as the SGOs begin to accept applications to secure their FCFS place in line.

CLICK HERE for a Spanish version of the letter from the Catholic Schools office about how to apply for tax credit scholarships for the 2019/20 school year.

CLICK HERE for a Spanish version of the 2019/20 fact sheet. 

CLICK HERE for an English version version of the letter from the Catholic Schools office about how to apply for tax credit scholarships for the 2019/20 school year. 

CLICK HERE for an English version of the 2019/20 fact sheet. 

Empower Illinois Resources: 

CLICK HERE for English step-by-step application instructions. 

CLICK HERE for Spanish step-by-step instructions.

Big Shoulders Resources: 

Sample of their application

Video walk through of their application

Guide to upload documents

Sworn Statement (to be used if a family did not file taxes.)


Final Day for Senior Portraits - 1.17.19


The final day for senior portraits and retakes is Thursday, January 17 from 10am to 1pm in the Brunswick Room. No appointments are necessary. Please visit www.shop.hrimaging.com or call 815-433-1766 regarding ordering information.