NEWS & EVENTS
Our Very Own 7th & 8th Grade Teacher, Mr. Kennedy, Recognized for Prestigious Obama Library Fund Award!
January 11, 2024
Mr. Kennedy, SCSL's seventh and eighth-grade history and English/Language Arts teacher, was recognized by the Illinois Reading Council for his dedication to promoting literacy and he received the 2024 Barack Obama Library Award. He will be awarded a classroom library, valued at $1,000, which will consist of "carefully selected literature that is culturally relevant for African American readers" in the middle school grade range. Mrs. Leamy, Principal of St. Catherine-St. Lucy said, "Mike believes in turning children into lifelong readers. He searches out books by African-American authors with African-American protagonists. Last year, his 7th grade class grew 342% in their final standardized assessment in April. [He] is a humble man, dedicated to the mission here at St. Catherine-St. Lucy. He is so proud of his students and what they have accomplished- but it would not have happened without [his] guidance and commitment."
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Beautiful New Gym
October 7, 2021
St. Catherine - St. Lucy School hosts over 100 guests at Dedication Ceremony for their new gym and Tutoring Center. “We’re very fortunate to have a lot of people who believe in us and a lot of partners who support us,” Leamy said. “Believe me, without the support of all those partners and without our teachers and staff all coming together and working together, we would not be in this space. There’s a lot of people that have really pushed our school forward.”
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SCSL / Fenwick High School
Enter Historic Partnership
April 19, 2020 Mrs. Leamy and Fr. Peddicord at the Signing Ceremony
St. Catherine - St. Lucy School and Fenwick High School entered into a historic partnership bridging the eight block distance between the schools. Fenwick has pledged $100,000 in scholarships for SCSL graduates wishing to attend Fenwick and $100,000 towards constructing and equipping the new “Fenwick Center for Educational Excellence” to be built this spring. Click HERE for more details.
Our Very Own Principal Mrs. Leamy Recognized for Prestigious Award!
April 23, 2019 Dr. Rigg and the Office of Catholic Schools present Mrs. Leamy with the John the Baptist Innovation Award
This award is given to principals who are unafraid to innovate to improve their school. Like John the Baptist, they “Stick their Necks Out”, taking risks (including metaphorical decapitation) through courageous decisions and creativity. Not only have award recipients innovated, but their efforts have succeeded in positively benefitting the students in their care.
Article: ST. CATHERINE – ST. LUCY SCHOOL: STILL STANDING
Posted: March 13, 2018
Written by: Steven Johnson
Mrs. Patterson's Classroom Highlighted as Model Classroom By Leap Innovations
Mrs. Patterson's classroom at St. Catherine - St. Lucy Catholic School is a Learner Led, Learner Focused and Learner Demonstrated haven for students, featuring student-managed supplies, learning pathways, various flexible seating options, brag tags, and more. Click HERE for a virtual tour.
Brush Creek Ranch STEM Scholars return from Saratoga, Wyoming
As part of the Big Shoulders Fund, 5 of our middle school students participated in a STEM program that focused on Earth Science enrichment. Students took part in monthly field trips to museums like The Shedd Aquarium and the Peggy Notabeart Nature Museum. The program culminated with a week-long trip to Brush Creek Ranch in Saratoga, Wyoming. Congratulations to our St. Catherine STEM Scholars!
St. Catherine's Welcomes the Mayor of Oak Park
St. Catherine-St. Lucy students and faculty welcomed Oak Park Mayor Adnan Abu-Taleb as he toured one of the oldest Catholic schools in Oak Park. Students shared their class work and asked important questions like, "what does a mayor do?" Thank you Mayor Adnan for your time!
Congratulations to our Teachers & Staff winning the Croghan Teacher's Award!
Posted May 20, 2016
There are moments in each teacher's day when they look back and reflect on the successes and challenges that present themselves through the bright eyes of each student. We are blessed to have a culture that encourages a student-centered environment where each child can operate successfully in our caring classrooms. We are proud to say that our students find success in their daily work as well as in their standardized exam. The Croghan Teacher's Award recognizes the success of our students in how they performed versus how they were expected to perform on these stanrdardized exams. We could not be more thrilled that our teachers were awarded over $40,000 in cash and our school was awarded $43,000 in scholarship funds. BRAVO!
Dominican University Donates School Supplies!
Posted September 1, 2016
As part of Dominican's community outreach program, Carlos Diaz and his staff drove a small busload of school supplies for our very grateful St. Catherine's students.
Class of 2017
Posted June 1, 2016
Congratulations to the St. Catherine - St. Lucy Class of 2017! You join a prestigious group of alumni that look back on their academic foundation here with pride. Over 80% of our graduates have selected to go on to a Catholic high school and we are confident that continuing their education in a Catholic school environment will mean great things for their futures! Good Luck and Godspeed!