Student Life

Student Life

Our students can choose to join music and sport activities. We have girls and boys basketball teams and a Children's Choir for students between the ages of 6 and 13. 

Students enjoy outdoor activities, such as picnics and walk-a-thons. They have access to special events and competitions created to promote education in specific areas. For example, they learn about the stock market by investing real money and competing against other schools. 

Most importantly, we encourage activities that foster Christian values, civic responsibility, and tolerance.

Vida Estudiantil

Nuestros estudiantes pueden escojer entre actividades de música y deportes. Tenemos un equipo de baloncesto de niñas y niños y un Coro de Niños para estudiantes entre las edades de 6 y 13.
 
También disfrutan de actividades al aire libre como picnincs y walk-a-thons. Tendrán acceso a eventos especiales y competencias creadas para promover educación en áreas específicas. Por ejemplo, los estudiantes aprenden sobre el stock market invirtiendo dinero real y compitiendo contra otras escuelas.
 
Lo más importante es que apoyamos actividades que promueven valores Cristianos, responsibilidad cívica y tolerencia.

May Crowning 2017

OLG students and staff gathered to honor our Blessed Mother, Mary, during OLG"s Annual May Crowning. Our graduating class and the First Communion class of 2017 took part in a procession to present Mary with carnations and crown her statue. 

 

Click the link below to see more pictures (haga clic para ver fotos)

http://bit.ly/2MayCrownOLG

 

Estudiantes de OLG y el personal de la escuela se reunieron para honrar a nuestra Santísima Madre, María. La clase de 8vo grado y la clase de Primera Comunión del 2017 participaron en una procesión para presentar a María con claveles y coronar su estatua. 

 

Lawyers in the 8th Grade Classroom 

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8th graders received a visit from two lawyers who taught them about the United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Students took part in an activity where they were to decide which rights were the most important to have given a specific situation. Groups discussed their points in a friendly debate. 

Los estudiantes de 8vo grado recibieron una visita de dos abogados que les ensenaron sobre la Constitución de los Estados Unidos y de la Declaración de Derechos. Estudiantes formaron grupos y tuvieron que decidir cuales derechos eran los más importantes dado una situación específica. Los grupos discutieron sus decisiones en un debate amistoso.

Students in Preschool - 6th grade received

6 books each from KPGM! 

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Click here to view pictures  

Gracias a la conexión de Big Shoulders Fund y la compañía KPGM, cada estudiante de preescolar a 6to grado recibió 6 libros de su nivel académico para llevar a casa. Todos los estudiantes estaban muy emocionados de recibir sus libros y comenzar a leer y compartir la magia de la literatura. Haga clic abajo para ver las grandes sonrisas que tenían los niños.

Catholic Schools Week 2017

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Catholic Schools Week is from January 29 through February 3. The week-long celebration recognizes the value of Catholic education and celebrates the community we have built to educate tomorrow's citizens and church leaders. 

The week's theme - "Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service" - focuses on the core of Catholic education. Our Catholic schools are not only communities in themselves, they are also part of larger communities, including Our Lady of Grace parish, the city of Chicago, and our nation.The theme also highlights key elements of Catholic education: faith development, academic excellence, and dedication to service. The week gives all of us the opportunity to thank the faculty, staff, and volunteers who give so much of themselves to educate our students. 

Click here to view more pictures from this exciting week!  

La Semana de Escuelas Catolicas se toma acabo del 29 de enero al 3 de febrero. Esta larga semana de celebración, reconoce los valores de una educación Católica, y celebra la comunidad que hemos construido para educar a los ciudadanos y líderes del mañana. 

El tema de la semana es –“Escuelas Catolicas: Comunidades de Fe, Conocimiento y Servicio” – y se enfoca en el corazón de la educación Católica. Nuestras escuelas Catolicas no son solo comunidades entre ellas mismas, ellas también son parte de otras grandes comunidades, incluyendo la parroquia de Nuestra Señora de Gracia, la ciudad de Chicago, y nuestra nación. El tema también, resalta los elementos claves de la educación Católica: Desarrollo de la fe, excelencia académica, y dedicación al servicio. Esta semana nos brinda a todos la oportunidad de agradecer, a los maestros, empleados, y voluntarios, quienes dan mucho de si mismos para educar a nuestros estudiantes. 

¡Haga clic aquí para ver más fotos de esta semana exitosa!  

OLG's Annual Christmas Concert! 

            OLG's annual Chirstmas Concert took place on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 in the School Hall. Students were led in song by our music teacher, Mr. Sean Rholl.

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Awards Ceremony - Winter 2016

70% of OLG students in grades 6-8th grade made the Honor Roll in the first trimester! Congratulations, students! 

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Student Council 2016 Winter Food Drive

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 OLG's Student Council held a Thanksgiving Food Drive to collect items for Decon Jim's Food Pantry located at Our Lady of Grace Parish.

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 OLG students care for their community and seek opportunities to give and help others.

 

Beginning of a new school year! 2016-2017

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A new school year is well under way! This is the 106th school year OLG is fortunate to begin. Thank you to all of our families for choosing OLG as the school for your children. We are excited to partner with you to make this our best year yet. Click here to view pictures from these first few weeks of school!

 

 

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8th Grade Graduation and PK & K Celebrations! 

        On Friday, May 27, 21 boys and girls graduated from OLG becoming the class of 2016! Many of our graduates were with us since they were in preschool. We thank them for sharing their talents with us and wish them all the best as they prepare to enter highschool. 

Take a look at the 8th grade awards ceremony and Mass by clicking here!  

        Following in their footsteps, preschool and kindergarten students celebrated the end of the school year with a musical presentation for their families. We look forward to welcoming them back in the fall as they continue their journey here at OLG. 

Take a look at pictures from the celebrations by clicking here!  

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¡Graduación de 8vo grado y celebraciones de preescolar y kindergarten! 

            ¡El viernes, 27 de mayo, 21 niños y niñas se graduaron de OLG convirtiéndose en la clase de 2016! Muchos de nuestros graduados han estado con nosotros desde que estaban en preescolar. Les damos las gracias por compartir sus talentos con nosotros y les deseamos lo mejor en sus estudios secundarios.                                                                    ¡Mire fotos de la entrega de premios del 8º grado y la misa haciendo clic aquí!
           Siguiendo sus pasos, nuestros estudiantes de preescolar y kindergarten celebraron el final del año escolar con una presentación musical para sus familias. Esperamos poder darle la bienvenida de nuevo en el otoño.

¡Mire fotos de las celebraciones haciendo clic aquí!

 

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 OLG Drama Club Presents...

The OLG Drama Club entertained us yesterday with their production of The Trojan War: A Historical Comedy.

Three six girls, Kayleigh, Isabela and Gissell, wrote, directed and produced the show. Students also created the set/ props used during the show. Great job students! Click here for pictures 

El Club de Drama de OLG nos entretuvo ayer con su producción de La Guerra de Troya: Una Comedia HistóricaTres niñas de sexto grado, Kayleigh, Isabela y Gissell , escribieron , dirigieron y produjeron el espectáculo. Estudiantes también crearon las decoración/ accesorios utilizados durante el espectáculo. ¡Muy bien trabajo estudiantes!

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OLG's Mock Trial Team presents to the jury 

With the support of the Constitutional Rights Foundation Chicago, Mrs. Williams (7th grade teacher) and Mrs. Krill (preschool teacher), OLG's mock trial teams learned about the judicial system and were actively involved in all aspects of a trial.

State v. Roberts involves a criminal case of possession of anabolic steroids with intent to sell. In this case, a high school student, Jamie Johnson, was found to be using steroids. She identified J.C. Roberts as the person who provided the steroids at a local gym. The police investigated and arrested Roberts.

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Mock trials are used to study history, the judicial branch, trial process, role of the jury and the importance of witnesses. Mock trials strengthen critical thinking and questioning skills, and students who participate practice composition, persuasive writing and oratory skills.

Source-Constitutional Rights Foundation Chicago 

 

 

 **El equipo de simulacro de juicio de OLG presentó al jurado hoy. Los estudiantes han estado trabajando duro para preparar sus declaraciones y pruebas para presentar a sus compañeros de escuela.  

 

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Walk-A-Thon 2016

OLG's annual Walk-A-Thon was a huge success! Thank you to all who volunteered to make this year's event a huge success. A special thank you to alumna Bernadine Wemken, who attended OLG from 1938-1942, for donating pizza's for our students to have after the walk-a-thon! We are truly blessed to have such commending support from alumni. Click here: http://bit.ly/walkathon16 

 

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The Dental Van Comes To OLG! 

           Mobile Care Chicago has partnered with Our Lady of Grace School to provide students with free dental screenings! We thank you for this great opportunity! We love to see our students smile. 

¡Mobile Care Chicago se ha asociado con la Escuela Nuestra Señora de Gracia para proporcionar a los estudiantes con exámenes dentales gratuitos! Le damos las gracias por esta gran oportunidad! Nos encanta ver a nuestros estudiantes              sonreir. 

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Urban Gateways
Art Program 

       Our Lady of Grace has partnered with Urban Gateways to bring students a six week art program led by a professional artist! This is the second year in a row that OLG has been given this wonderful opportunity. Students recently got to create and paint their own clay sculptures! Take a look at pictures of 2nd graders paininting and addidng the finishing touches to their creations. Click here!  

*Urban Gateways is a nonprofit that "delivers HIGH-QUALITY ARTS PROGRAMS led by trained and EXPERIENCED PROFESSIONAL ARTISTS in music, dance, theater, literary arts, visual arts, and digital media to ENGAGE YOUTH IN GRADES PRE-K THROUGH 12, their teachers, families, and communities." - urbangateways.org

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Programa de Arte de Urban Gateways  

         ¡Nuestra Señora de Gracia se ha afiliado con Urban Gateways para ofrecerles a nuestros estudiantes un programa de arte de seis semanas conducido por un artista profesional! Este es el segundo año consecutivo en el que OLG se ha dado esta maravillosa oportunidad. ¡Los estudiantes recientemente crearon y pintaron sus propias esculturas de plasticina! Mire fotos de 2do grado pintando y agregando los toques finales a sus creaciones.

*Urban Gateways es una organización no lucrativa que ofrece programas de arte de alta calidad dirigidos por artistas profesionales con experiencia en la música, la danza, el teatro, las artes literarias, artes visuales, y los medios digitales para involucrar a los jóvenes en los grados de preescolar hasta el grado 12, a sus profesores, las familias y las comunidades. - urbangateways.org

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Catholic Schools Week 2016

          OLG is celebrating Catholic Schools Week (CSW) from January 30-February 5, 2016. This is the annual celebration of Catholic Education all throughout the nation. We began our celebrations with our CSW Mass on Saturday, January 30 where OLG students played an active role by serving as altar servers, readers and choir members. Following, families joined for our Open House and Science/Art Fair. Families got to walk around their child's classroom as students' explianed their experiments to them.

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Semana de Escuelas Católicas 2016

          OLG celebra la Semana de Escuelas Católicas (SEW) del 30 de enero hasta el 5 de febrero del 2016. Esta es la celebración anual de la Educación Católica en toda la nación. Comenzamos nuestras celebraciones con nuestra Misa de SEW que se llevó acabo el sábado 30 de enero. Los estudiantes de OLG desempeñaron un papel activo al servir como monaguillos, lectores y miembros del coro. Después, nuestras familias se unieron para nuestra Casa Abierta y Feria de Ciencia/Arte. Las familias pudieron caminar por el salón de su hijo(a) mientras los estudiantes explicaban sus experimentos. 

OLG's Annual Christmas Concert!

                  View pictures by clicking here                 View videos by clicking here 

                  

OLG Families Give Back! 

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OLG's Student Council held a Food Drive for the Deacon Jim Kwasigroch Food Pantry at Our Lady of Grace Parish. There was a great turn out! Thank you so much to all of the families who donated a food item or more. The donated items will make a world of a difference to a family in need this holiday season. Thank you. 

To View Pictures Click Here 

 

 To learn more about the Deacon Jim Kwasigroch Food Pantry click here.

El Consejo de Estudiantes de OLG llevó a cabo una colecta de alimentos para la Despensa de Comida del Diácono Jim Kwasigroch en la Parroquia de Nuestra Señora de Gracia. ¡Hubo una gran asistencia! Muchas gracias a todas las familias que donaron un alimento o más. Los artículos donados harán un mundo de diferencia para una familia en necesidad en esta temporada. Gracias.

¡Haga clic aquí para ver más fotos! 

 OLG is visited by The Private Bank!

undefinedThank you to Big Shoulders Fund and the Money Savvy Generation, OLG was able to have 20 The Private Bank volunteers teach our students from K -8th grade how to be financially responsible. Students participated in various activities that taught them about savings, investing and spending wisely. Students were asked to think about their long-term and short-term goals and how they can save, invest and spend to accomplish those goals. 

OLG sends a heartfelt thank you to Big Shoulders Fund, Money Savvy Generation and The Private Bank for partnering with us and making a difference in our students' lives. 

Take a look at pictures here!

Take a look at a few short video clips here!  

Gracias a Big Shoulders Fund y a Money Savvy Generation por darnos la oportunidad de tener a 20 voluntarios del Banco Privado en nuestra escuela hoy. Ellos les enseñaron a nuestros estudiantes de grado Kinder al 8vo cómo ser financieramente responsable. Los estudiantes participaron en diversas actividades que les enseñaron sobre el ahorro, la inversión y el gasto sabiamente. Se les pido a los estudiantes que pensaran en sus metas a largo plazo y corto plazo y cómo ellos pueden ahorrar, invertir y gastar para lograr esos objetivos.

OLG envía un sincero agradecimiento a Big Shoulders Fund , Money Savvy Generation y El Banco Privado por colaborar con nosotros y hacer una diferencia en las vidas de nuestros estudiantes.

 
 
 

OLG students raise awareness towards bullying prevention!

October was National Bullying Prevention Month. OLG students in grades 5-8 created a photo series where they shared motivational quotes that they either wrote or quoted from a famous person, to bring awareness to this important issue. 

Together, OLG parents, faculty and parish community promote the teaching of Christian values, spiritual growth, the total development of each child and academic excellence.  OLG endeavors to prepare students for commitment to their faith, responsible citizenship, and future academic success. 

 

Octubre fue el mes Nacional de la Prevención del Bullying. Nuestros estudiantes en los grados 5to-8vo crearon una serie de fotos donde compartieron citas de motivación que ellos escribieron o citaron de una persona famosa, para crear conciencia sobre este tema tan importante.

Juntos, nuestros padres de familia, profesores y la comunidad parroquial promovieren la enseñanza de los valores Cristianos, el crecimiento espiritual, el desarrollo total de cada niño y la excelencia académica. Nosotros nos esforzamos para preparar a nuestros estudiantes para el compromiso con su fe, la ciudadanía responsable, y el futuro éxito académico.


 

 

Lend a Shoulder Day 2015

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Big Shoulders Fund’s Lend a Shoulder Day offers civic and business leaders the opportunity to witness first-hand how their support makes the difference. As a Big Shoulders School, OLG was able to share with participants how their commitment to Big Shoulders directly impacts the lives of our students and their families.

Participants engaged with students in various planned activities such as crafting in preschool, an anti-bullying team building activity, stock market program and much more. Take a look at how our visitor’s enlightened the minds and brightened the lives of our students today.

View Pictures Here!

Learn more about Big Shoulders Fund 

Fue un día muy emocionante para OLG. Big Shoulders Fund les dio la oportunidad a líderes cívicos y empresariales de ser testigos de cómo su apoyo hace la diferencia. Como una escuela de Big Shoulders, OLG pudo compartir con los participantes cómo su compromiso con Big Shoulders afecta directamente la vida de nuestros estudiantes y sus familias.

Los participantes compartieron con los estudiantes en diversas actividades planificadas, como  hacienda arte en preescolar, una actividad contra bullying, el programa de mercado de valores y mucho más. Mire cómo nuestros visitantes iluminaron las mentes y las vidas de nuestros estudiantes hoy. 

¡Mire fotos aquí!

Junior Achievement Volunteers Come To Visit!

We would like to thank all of the wonderful volunteers from Junior Achievement for spending the morning with our students in grades K - 4th. Students learned the difference between wants and needs, how to save money and how to be financially responsible.  Click Here for pictures!

  Nos gustaría dar las gracias a todos los maravillosos voluntarios de Junior Achievement por pasar la mañana con nuestros estudiantes en los grados Kindergarten a 4to . Los estudiantes aprendieron la diferencia entre deseos y necesidades, cómo ahorrar dinero y cómo ser financieramente responsable.  ¡Haga clic aquí para ver fotos! 

 

Hispanic Heritage Month/ Mes Hispano

OLG students will be celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month until October 15. On Friday, October 2, students took part of "Heritage Day" where various activities took place in the individual classrooms to celebrate the various heritages of our students

Second grade students enjoyed coloring their country's flag using colored tissue paper. Take a look at some of the pictures that include tudent hand made passports and flags! Click Here 

Parent Orientation 2015-2016
Orientación de padres 2015-2016

 

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First Day of School! 2015-2016

¡Primer Día De Clases!

 

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OLG now has a playground! 

      Families gathered on April 18 to rake in woodchips as the final step to the completion of the playground! Take a look at pictures!  

OLG is taking part of ComEd's Earth Month Challenge!

Take a look at one more way OLG students are becoming

responsible leaders of tomorrow!