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St. Florian celebrates first day of school

St. Florian celebrates first day of school

Teacher Elizabeth Holman shows first-grader Jesse Hirosky, 6, where his seat is as the first day of school begins at St. Florian School on Monday in Chicago's Hegewisch neighborhood. The Archdiocese of Chicago had slated the school to close, but parents and the community rallied support to k…

August 26, 2014 12:00 am
St. Florian celebrates first day of school

St. Florian celebrates first day of school

The bells rings and students file in as the first day of school begins at St. Florian School on Monday in Chicago's Hegewisch neighborhood. The school started the year with 96 students.

August 26, 2014 12:00 am
St. Florian celebrates first day of school

St. Florian celebrates first day of school

Seventh-graders Alexis Gonzalez, left, and Ariana Juarez, both 12, recognize friends in the crowd as they wait Monday for the start of the first day of classes at St. Florian School in Chicago's Hegewisch neighborhood. The community rallied for the past seven months to keep the small Catholi…

August 26, 2014 12:00 am
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Students and parents of St. Florian Catholic School in Hegewisch stand silently inside the back of the church Wednesday. Within five minutes of arriving inside the church the group was ordered out by Father Robert. Parents need to raise an extra $200,000 per year in the next three years to k…

January 15, 2014 8:12 pm
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Kindergarteners Jessie Hirosky, 5, (from left) and Axel Avila, 5, yell "Save Our School" on Wednesday as they and their parents picket outside of St. Florian Catholic School in Hegewisch. Parents need to raise an extra $200,000 per year in the next three years to keep the school open beyond …

January 15, 2014 8:11 pm
Addams, St. Florian pen pals meet

Addams, St. Florian pen pals meet

Jane Addams School fourth-graders hold signs and shout as they welcome fellow fourth-graders from St. Florian School in Hegewisch. The students have been pen pals since December, and finally met for a picnic Wednesday at Jane Addams on the East Side. The St. Florian kids' teacher is Jenna Ja…

May 30, 2013 12:00 am
 Addams, St. Florian pen pals meet

Addams, St. Florian pen pals meet

Jenna Jameson, left, with her mother, Kathleen Jameson, on Wednesday at Jane Addams School in Chicago. Jenna Jameson is a fourth-grade teacher at St. Florian School in Hegewisch, and Kathleen Jameson teachers fourth grade at Jane Addams in the East Side. The teachers had their students write…

May 30, 2013 12:00 am
 Addams, St. Florian pen pals meet

Addams, St. Florian pen pals meet

Marisela Montano, 10, left, from Jane Addams School in Chicago, and Alyssa Flores, 10, a St. Florian School fourth-grader, were pen pals this school year along with other students in their class. They met during a pen pal picnic Wednesday at Jane Addams School. Alyssa Flores formerly was a s…

May 30, 2013 12:00 am
 Addams, St. Florian pen pals meet

Addams, St. Florian pen pals meet

Students from Chicago's St. Florian School hold up cards they exchanged with their pen pals from Jane Addams School as they met for the first time Wednesday during a picnic at Jane Addams after corresponding this school year.

May 30, 2013 12:00 am
St. Florian students send some good tidings to troops

St. Florian students send some good tidings to troops

St. Florian students show off the holiday cards they made for U.S. troops overseas.

December 30, 2010 12:00 am
Book buddies

Book buddies

CHICAGO | The Lansing Golden K members recently read to preschoolers and kindergarteners at St. Florian School in Hegewisch.

November 29, 2010 12:00 am
Book buddies

Book buddies

St. Florian students learned a valuable lesson about bullying when the Lansing Golden K came to their Hegewisch school to read "Billy Bully" to them. At bottom in the first row, from left to right, are Kalea Fincher, Milania Munoz, Mia Menchaca and Julie Guerrero. In the second row are Tess …

November 22, 2010 12:00 am
Whiting, Chicago students exhibit artwork at Cal College

Whiting, Chicago students exhibit artwork at Cal College

"Tree & Tire Swing" by fifth-grader Joanne Crowley, of Annunciata School in Chicago, is one of the pieces of art on display at the Calumet College of St. Joseph Bernard Gallery.

November 19, 2010 12:00 am
Whiting, Chicago students exhibit artwork at Cal College

Whiting, Chicago students exhibit artwork at Cal College

This picture, "3D Name," is by Joe Pluta, a seventh-grader at Whiting Middle School. Artwork by local students is on display until Dec. 3 at Calumet College of St. Joseph's Bernard Gallery.

November 19, 2010 12:00 am
Whiting, Chicago students exhibit artwork at Cal College

Whiting, Chicago students exhibit artwork at Cal College

HAMMOND | Calumet College of St. Joseph, 2400 New York Ave., will exhibit the works of 75 local artists in conjunction with the Elementary School Art Show.

November 19, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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Booking time for reading

Booking time for reading

CHICAGO | Members of the Lansing Golden K recently read "Animal Snackers" to the pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students at St. Florian School in Hegewisch.

May 27, 2010 12:00 am
Booking time for reading

Booking time for reading

Photo provided by JoAnn Kijewski St. Florian students enjoyed hearing Lansing Golden K members read to them. Pictured from left to right in front are Guillermo Gonzalez, Gabriel Menchecha, Yousef Abdallah, Joseph Zbinden, Aaron Robles, Anayise Echevarria, Isella Perea and David Meduga. In th…

May 27, 2010 12:00 am
St. Florian's terrific kids

St. Florian's terrific kids

CHICAGO | The Lansing Golden K-Kiwanis awarded BUG and Terrific Kid awards to St. Florian students. The children are recognized for their achievements in academics and being all-around successful students at the Catholic school in Chicago's Hegewisch neighborhood.

May 21, 2010 12:00 am
St. Florian's terrific kids

St. Florian's terrific kids

Photo provided by JoAnn Kijewski The "Terrific Kids" honored by the Lansing Golden K-Kiwanis are, from left to right, St. Florian preschoolers Andrea Villanueva, Aaron Robles and Matthew Grabowski. Kiwanis member Jim Kijewski and teacher Mary Pat Bertrand look on.

May 21, 2010 12:00 am

St. Florian in Hegewisch celebrates priest's 60 years

CHICAGO | St. Florian Parish, 13145 S. Houston Ave. in Chicago's Hegewisch neighborhood, will celebrate the 60th anniversary of priestly ordination of the Rev. Bill Lisowski, a retired priest who has helped with Masses at St. Florian for many years. The 4 p.m. Mass on May 15 will be dedicate…

May 15, 2010 12:00 am
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