The excitement has been building for SJS’s very first STEAM Fair!! We look forward to greeting you this evening from 6:30-8:00. This event will look different from the Creative Learning Fair of past years. So please take time to look at CLICK HERE to see the agenda to peruse the variety of activities in which families can participate. Sixth grade’s  Invention Convention will be held in the Parish Center along with displays of art and curricular projects.  Various classrooms will also hold exciting tech interactive activities. Please travel around the building WITH YOUR CHILD to enjoy the full presentation of displays and activities and enjoy the evening!!

Don’t forget—-FSA obtained 300 coupons for free Culver’s custard for the first 300 students who attend WEARING SJS SPIRIT WEAR!




From the Office of Catholic Schools – ACT Aspire 2019 Summative Test Results
This year’s ACT Aspire summative results will be available for school staffs on the ACT Aspire portal mid-late July 2019. ACT Aspire used new test forms this year. The use of new forms requires ACT to “equate” raw scores to scale scores and national norms. Due to this equating process, results will be available to schools in July. Please make sure to communicate this information to your school community. ACT cannot score tests just for Archdiocesan schools; it must score all tests administered nationally in the spring to create national norms.


May 24 – Staff Development, NO CLASSES

May 27 – Memorial Day, NO CLASSES

May 28 – Graduation Dinner Dance

May 30 – Last Day for Pre K 3s

May 31 -Last Day for Quest Food Service

May 31 – All School Mass, 9:00

June 1 – Graduation Mass, 10:00

June 3 – Kindergarten Picnics

June 4 – Picnics for grades 1-5

June 5 –  End of Year Choral Concert, 2:30

June 6 – All School Mass, 9;00

June 6 –  Last day of school for 1029-2020!



Options that have proven successful for SJS families are Dennis Uniform and Lands End. Only Dennis carries the SJS uniform plaid items. Dennis has closed its Mount Prospect store. The nearest brick and mortar store is in Chicago just of the Kennedy expressway on Higgins at Harlem. Sample items are available in the SJS office for sizing purposes for online ordering.

A change to the uniform policy for 2019-2020— Fifth grade girls will have the option of wearing the navy blue shirt with the plaid skort.

Please be mindful of uniform requirements when making your purchases. The guidelines are in the SJS Student/Parent Handbook on the website. Click here for details on school shoes.

                   SJS code: GAQGV


SJS code: 900128257     Lands End will carry Sperry shoes beginning in June.




It’s time to order school supply kits! Pre packaged kit sale is online ONLY. Orders can be placed now through June 16. A sample kit is available in the school office. As always, the kits will be delivered to the classroom prior to the start of school.
CLICK HERE to place an order. The SJS ID is STJ212.       CLICK HERE to access grade level supply lists.
Many thanks to SJS alum mom, Katryn Dubiel, and SJS alum, Isabel Kennedy, for their work in assembling the lists and working with the company to provide this service for our families.

  • Meet at 9:00 am as the parade lines up east if the village hall on Sigwalt Street.
  • Wear your SJS Spirit Wear
  • Decorate your bike
  • Bring a wagon and pull your little brother or sister
  • Show your school spirit

Parade start time is 9:30 and travels west on Sigwalt to Dunton Street, ,north on Dunton to Eulcid Avenue, west on Euclid and south on Chestnut. If you can’t join us at the start, step in along the way! ALL ARE WELCOME!!


The FSA is seeking a volunteer(s) to lead the Bulldog Press next year.

 This is a fun opportunity to help our students become authors! All the supplies are provided and the work can be done in the evening.

Interested to learn more about it?  Please contact Jackie Moreno –



St. Viator High School announced academic awards and 8 freshmen from the SJS Class of 2018 are included in these honors:  Lauren Allaire, Riley DiMarco, Christian Evans, Alexa Furmanski, Patrick Hartman, Claire Mittel, Jimmy Zafiris, and Emma Ziebka.
These alumni were recognized for awards including: Principal’s Honor Roll and Achievements in Mathematics, Spanish, and Physical Education.

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