Daily Announcements

 Thursday –  March 23, 2017


From the Dean’s Office: Reminder that shorts cannot be worn until May 1st. Also with spirit week next week, boys you must still shave. It is just a dress down week. All other rules still apply. No slides or flip flops are allowed.

The BLC is closed to all students from 7:00 Wednesday, March 22nd to 7:00 Monday, March 27th. The BLC will not be open to students in the morning or after school on Wednesday and Thursday. We will see you Monday!

Sophomore Ring Orders with Jostens: Ring orders will take place in the cafeteria during lunches on the following dates:

  • Thursday, March 23
  • Tuesday, March 28

JUNIOR BOYS & GIRLS: The U.S. American Legion is sponsoring Boys State and Girls State programs for the summer of 2017.  Boys State runs June 10-16 and Girls State runs June 18-24.  Both programs are government simulations where participants are citizens of a mock state. Students learn how the American political system works by participating in their primaries, elections and assemblies.  The only cost to the student is transportation to and from Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, IL.  The program fee is paid by Orland Memorial Post #111.  Interested students must be interviewed by the Program Committee PRIOR to submitting their application.  Deadline to apply is May 1. More information is available at www.IllinoisBoysState.org and www.ILgirlsstate.org.

JUNIOR ATHLETES:  The Positive Coaching Alliance Triple-Impact Competitive Scholarship is available to junior athletes who have made positive contributions to their sport in three areas:  personal master of the sport, team leadership and honoring the game.  Scholarships in the amount of $1000-$2000 will be awarded to 62 students.  You must have a minimum GPA of 2.5, write an essay on a  specific topic and submit two letters of recommendation (one from a coach and one from a teacher or counselor).  Apply online at www.positivecoach.org/scholarships by May 3.


  • Olympia Fields Country Club is holding caddie registration on March 21 at 4 pm, March 25 at 12:00 pm and March 28 at 4 pm.  If you have any questions, please contact Jim Salvatori, Caddie Superintendent, at 708-283-7648 or jimsal@ofcc.info.
  • Granite Mountain, Inc.: Promotional positions available.  We are seeking 20 to 25 part time, enthusiastic Providence students for door to door sales.  Training provided.
    • Free Lunch
    • Flexible hours
    • Cash bonuses!

    Please text Andrew Hoffmiester 708-822-3294 to schedule interview times. All interviews will be on March 25th. Must be a happy and polite person that can walk for long periods of time.

  • The City of Joliet is accepting applications for several summer seasonal positions including Laboratory Intern, Forestry Intern and Summer Laborer.  You must be at least 18 years old to apply.  The salary is $10/hour (no benefits) and total hours worked will not exceed 500 hours. Applications are available at http://www.cityofjoliet.info/departments/human-resources.  Deadline has been extended to March 31.


Activities & Clubs

Spring Spirit Week is coming!  Below is the list of dress-down days:

  • Monday 3/27 – Pajama Day – a Provi tradition!
  • Tuesday 3/28 – Neon Day
  • Wednesday 3/29 – Jersey Day
  • Thursday 3/30 – USA Day
  • Friday 3/31 – Spirit Day & Assembly
  • During Lunches, Mr. Murphy will be hosting a variety of “game show style” contests for students (and faculty/staff)!

A.Y.M.Attention students, please check your emails and look at the final A.Y.M. 2016-2017 Inductees list.  The list will be posted outside of room 117 and near the Dean’s Office as well.  If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Maratea in room 117 or Mrs. Williams in the Dean’s Office.  PLEASE make sure your name is spelled correctly and that your name is highlighted appropriately!

Intramural Softball: Signups for intramural softball have started! Signup sheets were sent to student’s emails.  You must turn your roster in by Thursday, March 30 to participate.  If you want to play but do not have a team, stop by and see Coach Murphy.

Poetry Slam competition coming up on Wednesday, April 5. Everyone! Put it on your calendar or text a message to yourself to not miss the fun which starts at 3:00 in the BLC. Paul Mikuzus is the student judge with Mr. Micks as emcee. Could this be Mr. Rassman’s thirteenth year as one of the judges? Sign up with Ms. Colbert in Room 109 or email registration to mcolbert@providencecatholic.org . Include name of performer(s), title and author of poem, original or published.  Deadline for sign up is Monday, April 3. Snaps!

THEATRE: Did you want to wish a friend, neighbor or hard working student well in the pages of The Sound of Music program?  The deadline for submitting happy ads is Wednesday, March 22 to the main office.  The ads are only $5 and can bring a world of happiness to a member of the cast, crew or pit. 

Respect Life Club– Please join us for a special movie screening on Thursday, March 23 @ 8 am in room 115. We will watch “Hush” which is a newly released film. www.hushfilm.com

Book & Clothing Drive: Providence Catholic will be collecting books (any kind) and clothing (any size) for our SAVI Service Project. All donations will be distributed to local residents in need of assistance. Collection dates are March 13th – March 24th. Clothing and books can be dropped off in the Pastoral Office or any Theology classroom.  Thank you for your assistance in supporting local families in need!

Book Club:  Read The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky for the April meeting of book club.  We will meet in Room 109 at 3:00 on Wednesday, April 12.


The Varsity Lacrosse team won their first contest of the season against Lockport on the road Tuesday by a score of 9-7.  Standout performances were given by the defensive core of Brendan Gales, Logan Szabo and Kyle Kremposky in front of goalie Brendan McGuire, who made some key late saves to preserve the victory.  On the offensive side, the Celtics were paced by Colin Mitchell’s 4 goals.  Max Pignotti chipped in two goals and helped run out the clock near the end of the game, and Henry Horak, Santo Janicek and Andrew O’Connor also had a goal to get the Celtic lax season off to a positive start.

Congratulations to Ryan Iaciancio on being named the March Chicago Tribune “Athlete of the Month”!  Ryan will receive a commemorative plaque and will be featured in next week’s edition of the Pioneer Press.


  • Tryouts for the 2017-18 Providence Catholic Cheerleading Program are fast approaching!
    The next Open Gym is this Sunday, March 26  from 5:00-8:00 PM at TCA.  We invite PC students to attend the Open Gym and explore becoming part of the Providence Catholic Cheerleading Program!  Open Gyms and Tryouts are open to students who will be incoming PC freshmen for the 2017-18 school year and current 9-11 graders.  We hope to see you there!
  • Open Gyms:  March 26 & April 2; 5:00-8:00 PM; at TCA
  • Waivers:  Email Coach Holly Clement for Open Gym Waiver; hclement@providencecatholic.org
  • Pre-tryout meeting: Monday April 3 @ 6:30 PM in the PCHS Cafeteria
  • Tryouts: April 8 & 9 at TCA and April 10 at PCHS
  • For more information visit the Cheerleading  page on 8to18.
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