Carmel Catholic Voted Best Private School
Carmel Catholic has won the Daily Herald Readers' Choice "Best of the Best" award for 2017. More than 30,000 people voted and chose Carmel Catholic for Best Private School. Thank you to those who voted for our school.
Phoebe Paslaski '18 Selected for Illinois High School Theatre Festival All-State Production
Phoebe Paslaski '18 has been selected for the 2018 Illinois High School Theatre Festival All-State production of Big Fish. There were several hundred high school students from across the state that auditioned over the course of several weeks. This makes seven students in the last 10 years who have received the honor of being a part of this production and representing Carmel.
Girls' Track Members Earn All-State Status
Congratulations to Emily Silge '18 and Aileen Hull '18 for earning All-State status at the Girls' State Track Meet, May 18-20.
Carmel Catholic Named CRS Global High School, Two Students Receive Global Advocate Award
Catholic Relief Services has honored Carmel Catholic for valuable partnership and participation in the CRS Global High School Program as a Silver Level School for the 2016-17 academic year. The CRS Global High School Program strengthens Catholic high schools in the United States, encourages students into active global citizenship and engages the entire school community in the mission of Catholic social teaching. To become a Silver Level School, a school must meet certain criteria. Carmel Catholic's service includes participating in the CRS Rice Bowl campaign, holding a rosary for world peace and having an active Catholic Social Justice Club. Additionally, two Carmel seniors, Grace May and Brendan Mason, were named Global Advocates for their outstanding commitment to the poor and vulnerable overseas having served as an example to the school community of missionary discipleship, servant leadership and passion for global solidarity.
Senior Named to Daily Herald Academic Team, Another Receives Honorable Mention
Congratulations to Samantha Dickmann '17, who was named to the 2016-17 Lake County Academic Team, and to Abigail Hunt '17, who received an honorable mention. The team recognizes high school seniors who excel in academics, but who have also exhibited a sincere commitment to their fellow students and the community at large. Public and private schools from around Lake County nominated up to two students each. Click the headline above to read an article featuring profiles of the winning team members.
Students Visit BVM Sisters in Dubuque
After more than 50 years, the influence of the school's founding orders, the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (BVM) and the Carmelites, is still alive at Carmel Catholic High School. To celebrate their vital contribution and renew our commitment to understanding our founders, Carmel Catholic has begun a program to regularly visit the BVMs and Carmelites. On April 27, 13 students traveled to Dubuque, Iowa to visit the BVM sisters at their home, Mount Carmel. Click the headline to learn more.
Graphic Design Students Design Catholic Charities’ Anniversary T-Shirts
This May, Catholic Charities, one of the largest private, nonprofit social service agencies in the Midwest, is celebrating 100 years of service in the Chicagoland area. Students in Graphic Design 2 are helping celebrate this occasion by designing Catholic Charities’ anniversary t-shirts. After researching and sketching up ideas, the students finalized approximately 20 designs which reflect the mission of the organization. Click the headline above to learn more.
Faculty Member Wins Heart of the School Award
Mrs. Sharon Smogor, Social Studies faculty member, was selected to receive the Archdiocese of Chicago’s 2017 Heart of Connection, Heart of the School Award. Recipients of this award recognize that their school is part of a greater community, and actively seek to build connections with the community and the school. Through successful outreach to parishes, universities and/or other organizations, awardees consistently leverage outside resources to support the school, while enabling the school to benefit the surrounding community. Click the headline above to learn more.
Fr. Bob Carroll Joins ESCC Hall of Fame
Former Carmel Principal Fr. Bob Carroll (1994-2008) was inducted into the East Suburban Catholic Conference Hall of Fame on April 6. Click the headline above to read an article published by the Chicago Tribune.
Carmel Catholic High School is once again taking a group of seniors to Washington, DC for the Right-to-Life Pilgrimage on January 27. Often thought of and referred to as the March for Life, the event is actually much more than just the advocacy to stop legalized abortion. The pilgrimage includes two rallies that consist of speakers, Christian Rock performers, and special prayers; the evening rally has adoration and the morning rally has Mass.
Carmel Gymnasts focus on details to make the most of special season
The Corsairs are one of the area's most talented gymnastics teams this winter. Carmel's roster has six seniors, almost all of whom have been varsity gymnasts for at least three seasons. The result is an unmistakable fellowship among the athletes.
Visual Arts Students Partner With Catholic Charities to Create Display
A group of Carmel Catholic’s most talented and dedicated visual artists partnered with Catholic Charities Diaper Depot to create a stunning display on the First Bank of Highland Park’s Ruth Fell Wander Community Art Wall.
Carmel Crossroads: Corsairs are on the Air
A show that started from one small idea by the man of broadcasting has turned into a fun Friday talk show that will be shown during lunch. Mr. Franklin, the teacher of the broadcasting classes and the moderator of the broadcasting club, came up with an idea of creating a live show for students. “I always kind of wanted to do a live show,” Mr. Franklin said. Senior Allie Roder is the host of the show.
Carmel Crossroads: Drop In Anytime
It’s no secret that our generation is overwhelmed. If we’re not up all night studying for a biology test, trying to figure out how to assemble the innards of an animal cell, then we’re at the soup kitchen for five hours. Finding a balance between the slew of sports we play, the endless AP and honors classes we enroll in, and the recommended eight hours of sleep we’re supposed to get each night can start to feel like performing a circus act.
De Keyser '18 Earns Poetry Award
Congratulations to Celia De Keyser '18 for earning second place in poetry at the Creative Writing Festival held at the University of Wisconsin, Whitewater!
Seabright '18 Represents District at Music Festival
Katrina Seabright '18 recently participated in the Illinois Music Educators District VII Music Festival at Crystal Lake Central High School.
Carmel Crossroads: Prayers for America
Carmel Catholic ministry has just wrapped up a nine-day novena dedicated to Mary of the Immaculate Conception, the patroness of the United States of America. These prayer services also supported the 2016 election and its candidates. Read more in Carmel Crossroads.
Special Guests Join Carmel for Mass
On Tuesday, October 4, Carmel Catholic celebrated Mass as a community. The day was not only the feast of St. Francis, but also the "name day" for Mary Frances Clark, BVM, Foundress of the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary.