-Exams have started and the hours are being counted down until Christmas break begins. Our students have accomplished so much in this very fast first semester. Thank you for your support of them and the mission of Marist.
Thank you also for the incredible generosity Marist families have shown in the Penny Wars for Hurricane Sandy, the Thanksgiving food drive, and now, the Christmas toy collection that is going to allow for a little magic on Christmas morning for hundreds of families.
Enjoy the break! There is much more in store for Marist in 2013!
-The choir, band, and string ensembles put everyone in the Christmas spirit through the great music they shared at their recent concerts.
-Marist will participate in the Archdiocesan ski trip on February 1. Forms will be posted after break.
-Spaces for boys are still available for the February junior retreat. Contact Deacon Neu to attend.
-Yearbook is holding a cover design contest. See Deacon Neu or Mrs. Ator for details.
-Bass fishing, ultimate frisbee, and boxing will start up in second semester. Be sure to listen for announcements.
-Pro-Life club is preparing for its annual trip to Washington, DC to participate in the March for Life.
-Marist Youth's tutoring program concluded for the first semester last Tuesday. The program pairs up grammar school students and Marist students for extra academic help.
-Wrestling has been a roll, going 4-1 this past weekend. The squad has a packed schedule, competing in two highly esteemed invites. First up is the Dvorak at Harlem High School in Machnesney Park, Ill., December 22-23. Then they will head to Rochester, Minn., for the Clash 11 National High School Duals.
-Girls basketball has had a string of wins, and will take their talents on the road, competing in the Naples Daily News Shootout in Florida, December 26-29.
-Boys basketball has been hosting a competitive tournament of its own, all while starting up conference play. While Friday left the team with a tough loss to St. Viator, they are excited to head to the 70th Annual Centralia tournament in Centralia, Ill., December 27-29.
-Hockey picked up a 4-0 win over Br. Rice Sunday night. They have a busy schedule, too, playing Benet on Thursday, Fenwick on Friday and Mt. Carmel on Sunday. They will also compete in the Blackhawk Charities Tournament December 26-29.
-Cheerleading has already had top finishes in two competitions, and is looking forward to the season continuing in the new year. They will host the Marist Holiday Cheer Invitational on January 5.
-Poms has started up its season, too. They will also have a competition on January 5. Both teams have been adding a lot of spirit to basketball games.
-Boys bowling has been having an exciting season, and will face St. Rita this Thursday at Forest Lanes at 4pm. They will also compete in Br. Rice's Final Fling on December 27 at 9am at Arena Bowl.
-Girls bowling will face Resurrection on Saturday at 10am at Townhall Bowl. They will also compete in the Reavis Invitational at 9am at El-Mar Bowl on December 27.
Come out to a winter game or meet. Check out the schedule here.