During the month of February, Carmel students will participate in We Are Called: Umoja For Black Lives, Justice and Peace along with other Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Chicago. Umoja, which means Unity, is the first principle of Kwanzaa. This month-long event will allow us to pray and reflect on different issues pertaining to this theme.
Congratulations to junior Victoria (Tori) Nagode for her Honorable Mention in the Midwest Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. This distinction is only awarded to the top 10-15% of all entries in this extremely competitive contest. Tori's submission is a digital art portrait titled "Jamais Vu." She will be recognized in a virtual Scholastic Awards Celebration on March 7.
We have continued our tradition of awarding select students with an "MVC" (Most Valuable Corsair) award during Catholic Schools Week, February 1-5. These are students who exemplify the values of Carmel Catholic High School through their actions at school and in their community.
Foreign Language teachers, Esmeralda Mora and Greg Schwab presented this week at Comprehended! – a conference that brings together CI professionals and impassioned teachers from all over the globe in a unique, online conference dedicated to comprehension-based language instruction.
Together as a school community, we will celebrate Catholic Schools Week (CSW) during the week of February 1. CSW is an annual celebration of Catholic education in the United States. Catholic schools have a specific purpose to form students to be good citizens of the world, love God and neighbor and enrich society by example of faith. We have a number of events planned to celebrate!
On January 17, Carmel hosted the March for Life Chicago’s Moving the Movement Tour, a pro-life drive-in and socially-distanced rally. The event featured inspiring speakers, including Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, Melissa Villalobos, Dr. Brad Bonham, Mark Curran, Carmel Catholic Senior Hannah Arends, and more.