Congratulations to the 2018-2019 Cadence Show Choir, led by Mr. Peter Bromann, Creative Director! Fifty St. Isaac Jogues 6th, 7th and 8th grade girls and boys competed in three show choir competitions this season. The competitions included Manteno Main Event, John Hersey High School Chicagoland Showcase and Wheaton Warrenville South Choral Classic. Cadence was proud to win 1st Runner-Up at Chicagoland Showcase. In addition, Liam Stanley won best male vocalist at Manteno Main Event and Chicagoland Showcase. Shannon Stover won outstanding performer at Manteno and Chicagoland Showcase. The Cadence Show Choir also performed a Christmas concert at Montini High School and a spring concert at Lyons Townships High School. Cadence is honored to represent and have the support of the community at St. Isaac Jogues School.
Twenty-five SIJ 7th and 8th graders participated in the Region 11 Science Fair at the University of St. Francis in Joliet. The students worked extremely hard on the research papers and experimental projects in order to prepare for this day. Besides earning twenty-two gold medals, three perfect scores, and advancing eighteen students to the state competition, SIJ earned ten best in category awards. SIJ has established itself as a leader in science among other schools in the county and region. We are very proud of all the hard work and dedication that makes this success possible.
Students who earned Best in Category are listed with their respective categories. Perfect scores are designated by ++. State finalists are designated by *
Congratulations to our 7th and 8th grade students who represented St. Isaac's at the State of Illinois Science Fair on May 3rd. Over 1500 students in grades 7-12 competed at the state level. We are proud of all of our students who participated and did their best work as they researched and put the Scientific Method into practice. It is a testament to the talented students we have at St. Isaac’s when they are up against the best in the state. Also congratulations to Mrs. Annamarie Boyle who guided our students through the entire process which began back in September. These accomplishments would not have been possible without Mrs. Boyle's watchful eye and constant encouragement.
The State of Illinois Science Fair results for St. Isaac Jogues students are as follows:
GOLD - Tatum B., Liam S., Dominic K., Emma G., Elle T., Heather W., Gabija S., Sophia Y., Kacey H., Kathryn S., Kari T., Lily B., and Faith D.
SILVER - Nick C., Mary M., and Molly S.
BRONZE - Bianca P. and Claire K.
BEST IN CATEGORY OF CELLULAR & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY - Kari T. and Kathryn S.
OUTSTANDING WATER PROJECT - Kacey H.
OVERALL EXCELLENCE - Elle T.
The Class of 2019 graduated from St. Isaac Jogues on Tuesday, May 28th. This year has been full of great memories, experiences, and talent. The year began and ended with a Faith Rally where all students come together for adoration and praise. In the fall, students began working on Science Fair projects. Ten students represented St. Isaac Jogues at the Illinois State Science Fair. In November, students attended Called By Name Vocation and Discipleship Conference. Over 40 schools from around the diocese met here at SIJ to sing, pray, and learn about the Catholic faith and how God calls all of us to holiness. Also in the fall, students researched a saint in preparation for the reception of the Sacrament of Confirmation in November. Throughout the year, students participated in a devotional retreat focused on Lauda Anima: Real Music for Catholic School Culture and Devotion. At the beginning of May, the students visited the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center to create deeper meaning for their Social Studies and Language Arts curriculum. The Spring Musical this year was Beauty and the Beast which starred many 8th grade students. This has been quite a talented crew! We wish good health, happiness, and success for all the 8th grade students as they move to high school.
Our PK3 students have been busy turning their dramatic play area into a post office. They learned about what is needed to mail letters and actually mailed a letter to their parents! They have also been busy in the classroom making snow, pretending to be groundhogs, creating mixed coloring paintings with a friend, and playing the What's Missing Alphabet and Disappearing Letters games.
Our PK4 students learned about the different food groups and healthy eating habits. They also studied the difference between human and animal teeth. They learned the importance of brushing and flossing their own teeth. These concepts carried over to the songs they sang, math & language art games they played, and the crafts they made. They ended the unit with a visit from Brush Pediatric Dentistry!
SIJ's production of Beauty and the Beast Jr. was a success with four performances at Nazareth Academy the weekend of February 22nd! The students brought the story to life with classic numbers such as "Gaston," "Be Our Guest," and "Human Again." The student crew created the props, painted the set pieces, and ran stage crew and lights under the guidance of Ms. Martin, Mrs. Nora Lewis, Mr. Jeff Nowicki (set designer), and Mr. Patrick Heffernan (lighting designer). Overall, the musical was a great experience for SIJ fifth through eighth grade students, and the message that "true beauty is found within" was at the heart of the production.
The Rotary Club of Hinsdale presented Heather W. and Jack C. with the Youth Merit Award at the Rotary Club meeting on March 1st. The award winners attended the Rotary luncheon, addressed the club members about their activities and interests, and received a certificate to commemorate their accomplishments.
The Youth Merit Award is presented to selected high school and middle school students. This award recognizes extraordinary students for service to their community and classmates, leadership qualities, and academic achievements.
Congratulations to Heather and Jack!
Along with SIJ 8th graders, approximately 750 area students participated in the You Be the Chemist competition for Junior High students. They took the written test in class before Christmas. Four SIJ students scored in the top forty placements and were invited to advance to the next level of competition on March 7th at Downers Grove South High School. We are very proud of our students representing SIJ in this competition. Dominic K., Emma G., Elyssa C., and Jack J. have demonstrated excellence in areas of chemistry that they learned in their first semester of 8th grade. Congratulations to our young scientists!
ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARISH PARTY
SATURDAY, MARCH 2ND
5:30 P.M. - SIJ PARISH CENETER
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All tickets must be reserved on the website. You can pay with a credit card on the website (service fee applies) or send a check to the St. Isaac’s Jogues Church Rectory by March 1st.