Daily Announcements

Week of January 10 - 14

Monday, January 10

  • There will be conditioning for anyone interested in playing softball Tuesday and Thursday at 6 am.   If you have any questions please see Mrs J.
  • Welcome Back Macs! During Lunch periods this week, the Science Department, with the help of National Science Honor Society members, will be hosting a STEM week! Come check out some fun activities and learn more about our science electives - a different class will be highlighted each day! Located at a table between the dining hall and the lounge, learn about binary code, use 3-D pens, create a membrane and so much more!
  • Attention book lovers! Book Club is back for 2nd Semester! Old and new members alike, please join us for our first meeting this Wednesday at 3:00 in Room 117. We will be discussing changes to 2nd semester AND choosing our novel. If you have any questions, contact Ms. Gralak.

Tuesday, January 11

  • Hey Media Macs! There will be a Mac Media meeting today after school in room 116. Come help us start talking about this year’s apparel, find out what we have planned for the semester, and even hear about what takes place in the Broadcast Journalism class on a daily basis. New members are always welcome! Please see Ms. Duffy with any questions.
  • Attention book lovers! Book Club is back for 2nd Semester! Old and new members alike, please join us for our first meeting TOMORROW at 3:00 in Room 117. We will be discussing changes to 2nd semester AND choosing our novel. If you have any questions, contact Ms. Gralak.
  • Attention all Lacrosse players. There will be a meeting after school on Wednesday at 3:00.  If you plan on trying out for lacrosse this spring you should be at this meeting. 
  • Dance Club will be meeting today after school in the Community Room! Please see Ms. Paraga or the team captains if you are unable to make it.
  • This Wednesday, 1/12/22, there will be a UNITY Meeting to plan out our monthly celebrations. Please join us in room 100 either in the morning, at 7:30am, or after school, at 3pm. You do not need to be a current member to join - all are welcome!
  • Next Tuesday, January 18 will be the LAST opportunity to take Senior Portraits. During lunch periods in the Auditorium Foyer senior students will have the chance to take their picture. Please note, no purchase is required for your photo to be taken and included in the McAuley senior yearbook or on our Class of 2022 College MACceptance Wall.
  • There will be a Prayer Service with the option to receive Communion tomorrow in the 2nd floor Chapel at 7:30am. All students, faculty and staff are invited to start their day in prayer with the Lord.

Wednesday, January 12

  • Attention book lovers! Book Club is back for 2nd Semester! Old and new members alike, please join us for our first meeting TODAY at 3:00 in Room 117. We will be discussing changes to 2nd semester AND choosing our novel. If you have any questions, contact Ms. Gralak.
  • Today, Wednesday 1/12/22, there will be a UNITY Meeting to plan out our monthly celebrations. Please join us in room 100 after school at 3pm. You do not need to be a current member to join - all are welcome!
  • Next Tuesday, January 18 will be the LAST opportunity to take Senior Portraits. During lunch periods in the Auditorium Foyer senior students will have the chance to take their picture. Please note, no purchase is required for your photo to be taken and included in the McAuley senior yearbook or on our Class of 2022 College MACceptance Wall. 
  • Anyone interested in trying out for track and field, there will be a meeting in the small gym afterschool this Friday. Tryouts will begin Tuesday 1/18 at 3:30 pm.

Thursday, January 13

  • Anyone interested in trying out for track and field, there will be a meeting in the small gym afterschool this Friday.  Tryouts will begin Tuesday 1/18 at 3:30 pm.
  • Next Tuesday, January 18 will be the LAST opportunity to take Senior Portraits. During lunch periods in the Auditorium Foyer senior students will have the chance to take their picture. Please note, no purchase is required for your photo to be taken and included in the McAuley senior yearbook or on our Class of 2022 College MACceptance Wall. 
  • Juniors, please plan to join us this Friday, January 14, for the  College Planning Kick-Off Luncheon and Panel Presentation!  Lunch will be provided, and members of the senior class will facilitate a student panel. Please proceed to the Main Gym during your scheduled lunch period on Friday. Details are posted in the junior counseling classroom.  
  • All other levels Friday's schedule has been posted in your Counseling Google Classroom as well.
  • Hey Macs! We are excited to share with you from the IHSA the virtual leadership initiative for all McAuley students and athletes! This initiative is a joint effort between the IHSA and Special Olympics Illinois. Students from both the IHSA Student Advisory Committee and the Special Olympics Illinois Youth Activation Committee have worked together to put this program in place. We are offering it free to all students, with and without disabilities. All lessons must be complete by April 30th and individuals will receive an emailed certificate upon completion. This is a valuable item for you to include on your resumes and college applications. If interested, head to your class level google classroom to register for the program. See Mrs. Callahan with any questions.
  • Congratulations to freshmen JV and varsity basketball for their wins vs St Laurence. We are so excited for Bella Finnegan for scoring her 1000 point as a mighty Mac.
  • Do you or your club have any events or upcoming meetings you want promoted on Mac Nation News? We will be recording this week’s edition of Mac Nation News today, so if there are any announcements you want read on the news, please su bmit them by 1:38 PM today. Please email Ms. Duffy with any questions!

Friday, January 14

  • Next Tuesday, January 18 will be the LAST opportunity to take Senior Portraits. During lunch periods in the Auditorium Foyer senior students will have the chance to take their picture. Please note, no purchase is required for your photo to be taken and included in the McAuley senior yearbook or on our Class of 2022 College MACceptance Wall. 
  • We are excited to share with you from the IHSA the virtual leadership initiative for all McAuley students and athletes! This initiative is a joint effort between the IHSA and Special Olympics Illinois. Students from both the IHSA Student Advisory Committee and the Special Olympics Illinois Youth Activation Committee have worked together to put this program in place. We are offering it free to all students, with and without disabilities. All lessons must be complete by April 30th and individuals will receive an emailed certificate upon completion. This is a valuable item for you to include on your resumes and college applications.
  • SAW club is hosting an item drive to collect for the Crisis Center for South Suburbia, which shelters women who have been victims of domestic abuse. If you are able to donate, please bring in items like toothbrushes, ziploc bags, Kleenex, and garbage bags to your 2nd period homeroom until January 28th!
  • Anyone interested in trying out for track and field, there will be a meeting in the small gym afterschool today. Tryouts will begin Tuesday 1/18 at 3:30 pm.
  • Juniors, please join the college counselors today, for the  College Planning Kick-Off Luncheon and Panel Presentation!  Lunch will be provided, and members of the senior class will facilitate a student panel. Please proceed to the Main Gym during your scheduled lunch period today. Details are posted in the junior counseling classroom. All other levels today's schedule has been posted in your Counseling Google Classroom as well.
  • Do you love reading the latest issue of Inscape or look forward to receiving a yearbook at the end of the year? If so, please come to Quill & Scroll's Journalism Workshop next Wednesday, January 19th from 3:00 to 3:45 in room 111. Meet the current journalism students as they show you how to photograph with state of the art cameras, create a hot take that could be featured in the next issue of Inscape, and other activities related to journalism. Hope to see you there! Please see Mr. Bo if you have any questions.
  • Seniors, Mid-year transcripts are NOT yet available. Please make sure you have your notifications on for the Counseling Google Classroom as we will post more information on Mid-year transcripts once they are available.