Thursday, March 8, 2012
Several community groups, including District 202 and St. Joan of Arc schools, are sponsoring fundraisers on Saturday.
Lisle Elementary Home & School Organization Spring Clothing Sale Saturday, 7 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 1 - 3 p.m. at Schiesher School, 5205 Kingston Ave. With approximately 150 sellers, this resale event provides a large and unique variety of children's items. There is free parking and free admission to the sale. Items include, but not limited to, gently used children’s items such as infant clothing and equipment, children’s clothing, toys, sports equipment, books, movies, costumes, furniture and maternity wear. Holiday attire, communion dresses, boys' suits and homecoming/prom dresses are often featured as part of this resale. Clothing items are neatly hung and organized by size and gender. White tagged items will sell at half-price from 1 p.m…
Monday, February 13, 2012
St. Joan of Arc teams with a Wheaton ministry to provide support to grandmothers in a Kenyan village.
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Monday, February 13, 2012
submitted Upendo Village is the benefit of a unique program that has empowered lives across the globe. Developed by one woman who is a member of St. Joan of Arc Parish, Grandmothers to Grandmothers has emerged from a one-time idea to an entire program, which now has an international impact. Launching in the spring of 2011, Donna Schreiber decided to make a difference by implementing a special program – one that she felt was identifiable among women, especially grandmothers. Her idea was to help the grandmothers of Upendo Village by raising much needed funds to support heroic efforts in caring for their orphaned grandchildren due to AIDS-related parental deaths. These women provide hope and strength in an area of the world where there is…
Friday, February 18, 2011
Traditional eighth-grade versus police department basketball game at St. Joan of Arc drew a big crowd, big prizes, and a big win Thursday night.
Red paint covered the face of St. Joan of Arc student Vivian Niestrom. “I started by just stroking it on,” she said, “and then I decided to paint the whole thing.” Niestrom was among the 55 eighth-graders—boys and girls—who decked themselves out in Charger Red and played in the annual St. Joan of Arc “Game of the Year” Thursday night against an adult team made up of officers from Lisle Police Department, the school’s boys and girls basketball coaches, and SJA teachers. The eight-graders won, 87-69, with the support of a capacity crowd of parents and younger SJA students. “It’s so fun,” eighth-grader Sean O’Connor said. Niestrom and O’Connor, who had a Mohawk hairstyle sprayed red and body paint on his face and arms, both said they came as …
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
The church and school have a new logo, and some new taglines to capture the spirit of each institution. What do they mean?
To start off the school year, St. Joan of Arc Church and School debuted its new logo and corresponding taglines. According to school officials, St. Joan of Arc reviewed several options, intent on choosing the ones that captured the spirit of both institutions. They surveyed administration members, parish council, school board and faculty, and parishioners through one-on-one interviews. Those surveyed showed support to retain some imagery of Joan of Arc. Father Gabriel Baltes said St. Joan of Arc consists of three main components: the church, school and its ministries. The official design includes a general slogan, and three more defined taglines for each of the three sectors. The flames—altered from the previous logo—in the new design …