See you back at school on Thursday, August 27, 2015

For the 2015-2016 School Year

It is hard to believe, given that THIS school year has JUST ended, but plans for the 2015-2016 school year are well underway. If you go to the Forms section under the Student Life tab near the top of the website, you will find various forms to get prepared for next school year under the School Uniforms and Supplies heading. These include the School Supplies List by grade-level and the EPI Supply Order Form, used if you would like to order supplies and have them delivered on the first day of school. Orders will be taken through June 12 only.

Jam the Gym

Tired from Terra Novas? Take a break on Monday, March 2 at Jam the Gym. All four of our boys’ basketball teams are hosting Ascension beginning at 5:30 p.m. The flyer below gives specific game times. In addition, we will be selling concessions (pizza), raffle tickets for sports jerseys, and having a half-court shot competition. Prior to the 8th grade game at 7:30, we will be honoring our 8th grade boys and also our 8th grade girls’ basketball teams who will be introduced by their coaches.  Our athletic direcot Sal also will be introducing special guest,Garrett Wolfe, St. Giles Class of 1998. In 2005 Garrett gained national recognition by rushing for over 100 yards and 2 TD’s vs Michigan. In 2006 he led the nation in rushing with 1,928 yards earning him All American Honors.

Hope to see you there!  GO LIONS!

Jam the Gym March 2015(1).pdf

Roaring Robotics

The weekend of February 21st, brought the St. Giles Robotics team to in the regional Vex robotics competition in Appleton, Wisconsin as the only school representing Illinois. They came in 4th in the programming skills competition which required maneuvering the robot to stack the highest cones on a set course. The team had a 5-3 record after qualifiers. For the next round, they were drafted right off the bat by the #2 team, forming a new alliance. They competed again but lost 2-1. This was a great performance for St. Giles in their third year of robotics competition. Our robotics team was created using equipment purchased through the Paddle Raise at The Lion’s Pride auction several years ago. The team had a great time and were very proud of building their robot and improving their teamwork. This weekend, the team learned that they had been invited to participate in the Illinois State tournament on March 7 in Batavia.  Unfortunately this date falls on the same date as Confirmation, so St. Giles will not compete at the State competition this year.

Senior Team members include Aedan P., Merrick S., Lucas R., and the Junior team includes Evan A., Matthew M., and Lucas F.  Thanks goes to Mr. David Silvis who has coached the teams for the last two years.