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Parent Club Information

The Fathers' & Mothers' Clubs give of their time and talents to enthusiastically support the mission of Catherine McAuley. Membership is open to all parents and guardians of Mother McAuley students and provides wonderful opportunities to make new friends and build lasting memories of your daughter’s time at McAuley. Both clubs plan and execute projects and events which benefit the school, students and families, as well as the surrounding community. Each year, the clubs underwrite the cost of the bus transportation to safely transport our seniors and their dates to the Senior Prom! 

Both clubs meet on the following days for the 2023-2024 school year: September 14, October 12, November 9, December 8, January 14, February 8, March 14, and April 11. 

Parents' Club Joint Fundraiser - Comedy Night, March 2nd!

2022-2023 School Year Parent Club News
Buy or sell graduation and prom dresses
  • Alumnae News
  • Parent Clubs
  • Parent Updates
  • Student Life
  • Support McAuley

Looking to buy a graduation or prom dress, or to sell your old dresses? Learn more about Mother McAuley Mother's Club Graduation and Prom Dress Resale!

Welcoming the Class of 2027
  • Parent Clubs
  • Student Life

Welcome Class of 2027! Thank you for joining us yesterday afternoon at Mass and Freshman Family Picnic. We are MIGHTY glad that you’re here!

Special thanks to Fathers’ Club, Mothers’ Club, and our Student Ambassadors for making yesterday’s event so great!

Congratulations to our Father's Club Tuition Raffle Winner!
  • Parent Clubs
  • Student Life

Congratulations to the Cole Family, the lucky winners of the Mother McAuley Father's Club Tuition Raffle!

Damiana will be given 1-year of free Mother McAuley tuition for her freshman year!

Thank you to everyone who participated in this year's raffle!

Enter the Father's Club Tuition Raffle
  • Parent Clubs
  • Support McAuley

Enter the raffle for one year of Mother McAuley High School tuition PAID IN FULL for the 2023-2024 school year or $12,000 cash. Tickets are $50 each or three for $100. Online sales will close on Sunday, August 20, 2023 at 12:00 pm and the winner will be drawn at 6:00 pm.

McAuley Night at Sox Park
  • Alumnae News
  • Parent Clubs
  • Performing Arts
  • Student Life

What a great night celebrating two Southside traditions: Mother McAuley & the Chicago White Sox!

School News

Michael Sullivan Family Foundation Scholarship
  • Academics

We are MIGHTY proud to congratulate Maureen Curran '25 on being awarded the Michael Sullivan Family Foundation Scholarship for Excellence in Mathematics!

The Michael Sullivan Family Foundation recognizes and awards students in their senior year who excel academically in mathematics. Congratulations, Maureen!

Join us for our first 2024 Mac-Tail Hour!
  • Alumnae News

Mac-Tail Hours are back, and we hope to see you there! McAuley Alumnae (21+) are invited to join us on Wednesday, June 5th for drinks and networking at Tiny Tapp on the riverwalk 🍹

Enjoy your first drink complimentary of Mother McAuley! RSVP today!

Spring Sports Banquet
  • Athletics
  • Student Life

Celebrating our athletes, coaches, and their families at the Spring Sports Banquet! Congratulations to all of our spring sports teams on a great season!

Track & Field State Qualifiers
  • Athletics
  • Student Life

Congratulations to the following Mighty Macs who qualified for the Track & Field State Finals! 

Maya Hooks '25 - Shot Put

Mary Claire Deacy '25 - High Jump

Jada Jones '25 - 100m & 200m

Sarah Speski '24 - Pole Vault

Time & Eternity Mass
  • Alumnae News
  • Faith
  • Tradition

Our entire school community gathered together to close out the school year with our Time & Eternity Mass.Following the Mass, the Class of 2024 took an oath to join our community of 29,000 Mother McAuley Alumnae!

Spring Concerts
  • Performing Arts
  • Student Life

Our Performing Arts Department concluded the year by hosting their annual Spring Chorus, Strings, and Band Concerts! 

Join us for McAuley White Sox Night
  • Alumnae News
  • Jr. High Events
  • Parent Clubs
  • Parent Updates
  • Performing Arts
  • Student Life
  • Support McAuley

The Mother McAuley Fathers' Club and Alumnae Office invite you to join us for McAuley White Sox Night on Monday, July 29! The first 500 ticket purchasers will receive an exclusive t-shirt to commemorate the event! 

Class of 2024 College Decision Day
  • Academics
  • College Readiness
  • Student Life
  • Tradition

We had a great morning celebrating College Decision Day for the Class of 2024 on Wednesday, May 1st!

A Mighty Unveiling
  • Athletics
  • Student Life

It was another MIGHTY great afternoon on 99th Street! On April 30th, we unveiled the brand new scoreboard and lights on our turf field, thanks to the generous support of the Tom Hopkins Foundation and Marquette Bank.

Mother McAuley is proud to be the first all-girls school in Chicago with a state-of-the-art turf field. We celebrated this investment we are making towards equity in women’s sports with our Mighty Mac Community today.

Special thanks to Alderman Matt O’Shea, Mayor Terry Vorderer, Committeewoman Fran Hurley, WLS TV, WGN News and Fox 32 Chicago. 

United States Air Force Academy Official Appointment
  • Academics
  • College Readiness
  • Service
  • Student Life

We recognized a truly unique and exceptional accomplishment at our Honors Assembly this morning. Lieutenant Colonel Tim Grebs, Admissions Liaison Officer to the United States Air Force Academy, officially appointed our very own Sophia Rowan ‘24.

Sophia is the second student in Mother McAuley’s history to be appointed to the Air Force Academy, and she is one of approximately 25 students in Illinois to be appointed this year.

Thank you to Lieutenant Colonel Tim Grebs for taking the time to help us congratulate Sophia today.

McAuley Honors Assembly
  • Academics
  • Student Life
  • Tradition

Our school gathered for an Honors Assembly to recognize our students' academic achievements and celebrate the essence of Mother McAuley – a community dedicated to excellence, mercy, faith, and the pursuit of knowledge.

Congratulations to ALL of the honorees that received awards and recognitions today! We are MIGHTY proud of you!

National Art Honor Society
  • Student Life
  • Visual Arts

Our Visual Arts Department held their induction ceremony for the National Art Honor Society! Congratulations to the newly inducted members of NAHS!

2024 Special Olympics Opening Ceremonies
  • Athletics
  • Student Life

We are MIGHTY proud to share that our very own, Ellie White '24, was named Honorary Coach for the 2024 Special Olympics Opening Ceremonies!

The 56th Annual Opening Ceremonies were held this past weekend at Soldier Field. Each year, an Honorary Coach is selected to kick off the games in celebration of Special Olympic athletes! Ellie joins a list of Chicago sports legends that have preceded her in being named the Honorary Coach.

Congratulations on this incredible honor, Ellie!

Mother McAuley Mariachi Club
  • Performing Arts
  • Student Life

Our very own Mother McAuley Mariachi Club opened for the Grammy Award-Winning Rock Band, Los Lobos, at the St. Germaine Cinco De Mayo Celebration!

The Mariachi Club is one of Mother McAuley's newest student clubs, and we are MIGHTY proud of their latest accomplishment sharing a stage with Los Lobos!

Daniel P. Haerther Scholars' Senior Send Off
  • Academics

Our Daniel P. Haerther Scholars enjoyed their final program event hosted by the generous Haerther Trustees. The Senior Send Off luncheon took place downtown and included all seven catholic high school presidents, mentors and scholars. Congratulations and best of luck to these four amazing seniors, Makilah Cooley '24, Giselle Godinez '24, Martha Rios '24 and Ava Grace Sales '24. We will miss you!

ARTAPALOOZA 2024
  • Student Life
  • Visual Arts

We showcased the exceptional artwork that was created by our students in B-Wing throughout the school year during our annual ARTAPALOOZA event. Thanks to all of our families and friends who spent the afternoon with us! We are MIGHTY proud of our incredibly talented and creative student artists.

Eliza Sweeney '25 - Young Artist Award Grand Prize Winner
  • Student Life
  • Visual Arts

Please join us in congratulating Eliza Sweeney '25 on being named the Grand Prize Winner of Chicago Public Library’s "Young Artist Award" as part of the Teen Winter Challenge!

Eliza's portfolio was selected from among 200 submissions, and it stood out for her exceptional skill in depicting realism. Eliza's artwork will be featured prominently at a downtown exhibit in the Harold Washington Library Center. The winning piece will also be included in the annual Teen Winter Challenge catalog, which will be added to the Chicago Public Library’s permanent collection - ensuring it remains accessible to the public for years to come!

Congratulations on this MAC-nificent accomplishment, Eliza!

Junior Retreat
  • Faith
  • Service

Our entire junior class spent the morning volunteering at Feed My Starving Children as part of their Junior Retreat. Students packed hundreds of nutritious meals for people in need all around the world!

 IHSA Team Academic Achievement Award
  • Academics
  • Athletics

We are MIGHTY proud to announce that all of our Winter Sports Teams received the IHSA Team Academic Achievement Award! Congratulations to our student athletes for maintaining excellent cumulative team grade point averages during the 2023-2024 season.

National Signing Day
  • Athletics
  • Student Life

We are MIGHTY proud of our 10 senior athletes who signed letters of intent to play collegiate sports on Signing Day!

Personal Finance Places 3rd!
  • Academics

Personal Finance students participated in a semester-long Stock Market Game with over 60 teams in the Chicago Region. We are MIGHTY proud to share that the following students placed THIRD in the competition as a team:

A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • Performing Arts

Congratulations to every member of this year’s Spring Play, "A Midsummer Night's Dream", McAuley's first ever Shakespeare production!

MMc & BR Band/Orchestra Nashville Trip
  • Performing Arts

Mother McAuley & Brother Rice Band and Orchestra students traveled to Nashville over Spring Break for an incredible trip full of music.

Our Mighty Macs visited the Grand Ole Opry, recorded at RCA Studio B (the same studio used by Elvis, Dolly Parton, Chet Atkins, and so much more), performed at the National Museum of African American Music, saw Elvis Presley's Piano, and even spotted a celebrity along the way!

Daniel P. Haerther Scholars
  • Academics
  • STEM

Our Daniel P. Haerther Scholars went on a field trip to the Morton Arboretum! While there, students went on a scavenger hunt to explore and learn about its tree-filled landscape. They also met with employees from Morton to learn about career and internship opportunities! Thank you to our generous Haerther Trustees for hosting this great event - we are blessed!

Book Club
  • Student Life

Book Club took a field trip to CFS Coffee Shop and Barnes & Noble in Oak Brook!

Book Club is just one of the 40+ student clubs and organizations that we are proud to offer at Mother McAuley. Mighty Macs get involved and stay involved with over 94% of students participating in one or more clubs/organizations!

Alumnae Spotlight - Maya Krueger '20
  • Alumnae News

Maya Krueger '20 recently held a one woman exhibition of her artwork at the home of Kwang-Wu Kim, the President of Columbia College Chicago.

Maggie Hughes '24 - 2024 Erica Heilmann Scholarship Award Winner
  • Academics
  • Student Life

Congratulations to Maggie Hughes '24 on being named the 2024 Erica Heilmann Scholarship Award Winner!

The award is presented annually by the Heilmann family in honor of Erica Heilmann, who was recognized by the Tony Awards for Excellence in Theatre Education and who passed away in 2018. It is presented to the individual who demonstrates, through the arts, character with compassion, leadership with understanding, selflessness with strength, and always a welcoming heart.

Macs with Merit
  • Academics
  • Student Life
  • Tradition

Macs with Merit is an award given to a student by a teacher or staff member on behalf of their honorable character, diligent work ethic, and notable contributions to the McAuley community.

Southside Irish Parade
  • Performing Arts
  • Student Life

Our Mighty Macs marched in both the Southside Irish Parade and the Chicago St. Patrick's Day Parade during St. Patrick's Day Weekend! The parades made us proud to celebrate McAuley's Irish Heritage and the Chicago community that we've been a part of for more than 175 years. Special thanks to the BRMM Band and all of our alumnae who joined us!

A. Franklin Pilchard Foundation Scholarship
  • Academics
  • Student Life

We are MIGHTY proud of our eight senior students who were awarded the A. Franklin Pilchard Foundation Scholarship this year! This is an $8,000 renewable scholarship awarded to students attending an Illinois college/university. Congratulations, Macs!

Alumnae Spotlight - Kathleen Sullivan '16
  • Alumnae News

Congratulations to Kathleen Sullivan '16 who was selected to serve on the Queen's Court for the 2024 St. Patrick's Day Parade! Kathleen marched in the Chicago St. Patrick's Day Parade on March 16th!

Art from the Heart
  • Visual Arts

Mother McAuley students participated in Advocate Christ Medical Center's annual art contest to expand its permanent art collection. This competition was open to students from schools involved in the "Live from the Heart" Program, and the submissions were judged by faculty from Saint Xavier University and experts from Acorns to Oaks Studio. Students from Mother McAuley stood out by having their artwork displayed, some chosen for the hospital’s permanent collection, and others received various awards.

Scholastic Bowl
  • Academics
  • STEM
  • Student Life

Mother McAuley's first ever Scholastic Bowl team competed in the IHSA regionals on Monday, March 4!

The team won their opening round in order to make it to the regional semifinals where their season ended. We are MIGHTY proud of their impressive first season!

Educator of the Year
  • Academics
  • Faculty and Staff News
  • STEM

Congratulations to Mr. Josh Meyer who was named the Educator of the Year at the Best of Blue Island Awards this past weekend! He received more votes than any other category in the awards. What a testament to the impact he has made on the Mother McAuley community!

Mighty Macs take on the Polar Plunge!
  • Service
  • Student Life

Members of our Macs LEAD club once again led the charge in organizing McAuley's participation in the Chicago Polar Plunge. We joined forces with Brother Rice, and our Best of Both Worlds team was the most successful it has ever been with more than 70 students participating and over $17,000 raised this year! We also placed 3rd in the school team challenge.

The Math Macs are going to STATE!
  • Academics
  • STEM
  • Student Life

The Math Macs are going to STATE! We are MIGHTY proud to share that the team won 1st place at the Regional Math Competition last weekend, and they will be competing at the State Competition on April 6th.

Black Student Union hosts prayer service
  • Diversity, Equity & Belonging
  • Faith
  • Student Life

Our entire school community gathered together this afternoon for our Black History Month Prayer Service! Thank you to our Black Student Union for hosting the beautiful service filled with community, prayer, reflection, dance, music and stories.

Grateful for our donors
  • Alumnae News
  • Student Life
  • Support McAuley

We had a wonderful morning hosting our annual Donor Appreciation Breakfast at Mother McAuley yesterday. Our scholarship recipients had the opportunity to meet their generous donors and thank them for all they do to support our Mighty Mac community!

Celebrating Black History Month - Avan Alleyne '16
  • Alumnae News
  • Diversity, Equity & Belonging
  • Student Life

In honor of Black History Month, our Black Student Union and Alumnae Office partnered to create a Q&A series celebrating distinguished Black alumnae. Next up is Avan Alleyne '16!

6th & 7th grade shadows have MIGHTY fun day!
  • Jr. High Events

We had a MAC-TASTIC day welcoming our 6th and 7th grade shadows to McAuley on Presidents' Day! Our Future Macs learned about our school, met our teachers, became a part of MacNation, and SO much more. Thanks to all who joined us on this MIGHTY fun day!

Fun at the senior lock-in
  • Student Life

The Class of 2024 had a blast during their Senior Lock-in! They enjoyed games, activities, snacks, photo booths, and more! 

Order your 2023-2024 yearbook today!
  • Parent Updates
  • Student Life
  • Visual Arts

Our Inscape Staff just announced the theme for our 2023-2024 yearbook: There's No Place like McAuley! Purchase your Yearbook today.

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  • Academics
  • Athletics
  • Jr. High Events
  • Parent Updates
  • Performing Arts
  • STEM
  • Student Life
  • Visual Arts

Get ready for a MAC-nificent summer at McAuley! Our 2024 Summer Camps are now open for registration now! Learn more about our summer camps and register today. 

Latinas Lead club attends United States Hispanic Leadership Institute Conference
  • College Readiness
  • Diversity, Equity & Belonging
  • Student Life

Our Latinas Lead club attended the United States Hispanic Leadership Institute Conference last week. The USHLI Conference provides an extraordinary opportunity for students and young professionals to interact with recruiters, national policy-makers, and future employers

Winter pep rally celebrates Mighty Macs
  • Athletics
  • Student Life

Our entire school gathered together this morning for a pep rally to celebrate all of our recent Mighty Mac accomplishments! Students, faculty and staff participated in games, cheers and much more!


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