This Week @ OLHMS

Earbuds needed for PARCC

FYI: The upcoming PARCC exam requires the use of earbuds or headphones to be used during testing.   This is due to the fact that the test includes videos which students need to hear.  Please check with your child to ensure they have a set of earbuds or headphones.  Thanks. 

PARCC Information

The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) and the Illinois PTA are helping educators, students and parents prepare for the new Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) assessments by offering tools and resources to help familiarize them with the test. ISBE has packaged these resources for schools in a turnkey event called the “PARCC Primer.”

Please click below for more information. 
PARCC Information

Parent University Information

Please join us for our upcoming Parent University Night.  This session revolves around Common Core Math Learning Standards.  Discover the key shifts in mathematical practice, and learn how to support your child's comprehension at home.  Please read the flyer below for additional information.  
RSVP here!
Parent University Flyer

MAW Volleyball News 

We would like to thank you for your support once again of our annual Make-A-Wish Volleyball Tournament.  Whether you volunteered your time, played in the game, purchased a t-shirt, or cheered from the stands, we could not have done it without you.  Our kickoff event raised $4,135!  

OLCHS Spartan Unplugged Night 

Please see the attached flyer for more information about Oak Lawn Community High School's upcoming Spartan Unplugged Night.  
OLCHS Spartan Unplugged Night

Queen of Peace GEM Night

Please see the flyer below for information about an upcoming GEM night at Queen of Peace High School.  Learn how the school is incorporating science, technology, engineering and mathematics into the curriculum. Girls only, please.   
GEM Night

Helen Whalen Scholarship Information 

The Oak Lawn – Hometown PTA Council is proud to announce they will be awarding three (3) $1,000.00 scholarships this year. These scholarships will be awarded to graduating seniors who:
  • Attended an elementary school in District 123 for at least four (4) years, other than kindergarten.
  • Are in the upper 25% of their class
  • Plan to attend an accredited institution of higher education
To learn more about the scholarship, please click here. 

PTSA Updates 

Save those Box Tops!  For every 10 Box Tops a student brings in, they will receive 1 entry into a raffle for the month of February!  There will be many prizes available to win!  The drawing will be held on Friday, February 27th Thanks for all your support!

This year's 8th Grade Graduation Dance will be held on Friday, May 29th.  
We are looking for parents who are willing to help work on this committee.  The event will only be successful with the help and support of our parents.  If you are interested in serving on this committee, please contact Cheryl Armstrong: or 708-262-1785
Box Top Flyer

5Essentials Survey  

Beginning January 12, teachers, parents, and students across Illinois will have an opportunity to participate in the third annual statewide Illinois 5Essentials Survey. This survey is designed to generate a detailed picture of the inner workings of your child’s school. As a parent, this opportunity will allow you to share your thoughts on the important elements of school effectiveness in a survey about your child’s school. For more information, please read the letter from Dr. Enderle below.

Click here to read Dr. Enderle's letter.
Haga clic aquí para leer la carta del Dr. Enderle.
Click here to take the survey.

For your calendar...

  • February 27th - OLHMS Musical, 7pm
  • February 28th - OLHMS Musical, 2pm
  • March 3rd - PARCC testing begins
  • March 6th - Report cards sent home
  • March 9th - PTSA meeting, 7pm
  • March 17th - Market Day Pick-Up, 6:30 - 7:30pm
  • March 20th - PTSA Student Activity Night, 7pm - ADULT volunteers needed!
  • March 23rd - Board of Education meeting, 7pm
  • March 26th - OLHMS Variety Show, 6pm
  • March 30th - Spring Break begins
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