Thursday, March 21, 2013
Patch sat down with new Mother McAuley President Mary Acker Klingenberger for an exclusive video interview.
Three weeks ago, Mary Acker Klingenberger began her new job as president of Mother McAuley Liberal Arts High School. Patch’s Dan Lambert recently sat down with Klingenberger to chat about her return to her alma mater, her role as president and her plan for the school. Klingenberger is a 1975 graduate of Mother McAuley. She was previously director of gift planning at Hinsdale Hospital and was a regional president Harris Bank of Hinsdale. Now, she's taking her background in fund raising and management back home. I love Mother McAuley and think it provided me with an opportunity to be fearless throughout my career. You can find the rest of the interview and exclusive video on Evergreen Park Patch.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
If the team wins, they'll get a trip to Washington D.C. where they will compete on national-level.
A group of exceptionally brainy Mother McAuley students are prepping to go up against some of Chicago’s finest high schools in the regional round of the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Scicence’s National Science Bowl. The competition is one of 120 regional bowls across the country. It will take place Feb. 23 at Evanston Township High School. If the girls win, they will receive a fully paid trip to Washington D.C. in late April where they will compete on a national level for prizes for both the team and Mother McAuley High School—although exactly what those prizes are has yet to be determined. The competition is stiff, though. The McAuley team will compete against some of the brightest students from Evanston Township High School, …
Thursday, January 3, 2013
The Mother McAuley student will be waked on Friday, Jan. 4.
Bridget Anne Cullen, 17, died suddenly on New Year's Day. Cullen was a senior at Mother McAuley High School. She is survived by her parents Michael and Anne, nee Cronin; siblings Kaitlyn and Michael; grandparents George and Marge Cullen and the late Michael and Margaret Cronin. Mother McAuley released a statement on her death: The Mother McAuley School Community mourns the sudden and unexpected death of Bridget Cullen '13, a beloved member of the McAuley family. As a result, Alumnae Basketball Night and Grammar School Basketball Night, scheduled for Friday, January 4th at McAuley have been canceled. Please keep Bridget and the Cullen family in your prayers. Visitation will take place Friday, Jan. 4 from 3-8 p.m. at St. Cajetan Church, …
Thursday, September 6, 2012
The 2012 Chicago Classic, women’s college volleyball tournament, returns to Chicago’s south side September 8th and 9th, announced Elite Volleyball Program organizer Therese Boyle Niego.
Thursday, September 6, 2012
The 2012 Chicago Classic will once again play host to some of the nation’s premier lady’s volleyball programs at Mother McAuley High School. The two-day, four-team tournament is headlined by perennial powerhouse Penn State with Oregon State, DePaul and UIC all lining upfor the challenge of matching up against the Nittany Lions, five-time national champions. “The Olympics helped spotlight the grace, beauty and power of women’s volleyball so this is aunique chance to see up close all that these athletes bring to the game,” said Niego. “We’ve worked hard to get the elite here and made the ticket prices affordable for families.” The schedule will play out as: Saturday, Sept. 8th, 2012 Sunday, Sept 9th, 2012 Ticket prices are $15 per family …
Friday, June 8, 2012
Ashley Luke-Clanton joins the Mother McAuley staff as the Mighty Macs' new girls basketball coach.
Mother McAuley tapped into a fertile coaching family to come up with its news girls basketball coach. Ashley Luke-Clanton has been named the Mighty Macs' newest coach on Wednesday. She replaces Karen Ade. Luke-Clanton's father, B.J. Luke, played strong safety at Georgia and currently works as the head football coach and athletic director at Danville High School. Her brother, R.J. Luke, played tight end at Penn State and spent a year as a fullback with the Seattle Seahawks. He is now the head football coach at Springfield High School. "Ashley is a high-energy coach who brings tremendous basketball knowledge and experience to her position," Mother McAuley athletic director Laurie Jakubczak said in a news release. "We were confident that …
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
View Patch's photo gallery of Mother McAuley Liberal Arts High School's senior graduation, then add your own pictures.
They marched in McAuley girls but left as McAuley women. Wearing the traditional long white gowns symbolizing the ideals of the Sisters of Mercy, Mother McAuley Liberal Arts High School's senior class graduated on May 20. Revist Mother McAuley's Senior Prom. Perfect weather for the occasion allowed as many family and friends who desired to witness the event. McAuley seniors of note included Andrea Bastien (Chicago) as student speaker; salutatorian Claire Ryan (Evergreen Park); and valedictorian Julie Burns (Palos Park). Mrs. Cathy O'Grady was faculty speaker. View the photo gallery from Mother McAuley's Class of 2012 graduation then add your own. Feeling a little nostalgic, check out our gallery from the Class of 2011. Sign up for Orland…
Friday, February 18, 2011
A daily video recap of the Southland's top stories
Thief Drains Boy Scout Troop's Bank Account Toddler Found Dead in New Lenox Township Cemetery President 'Surprised' by Sheriff’s Mass Graves Accusation Girls Basketball: Mother McAuley Ousts Oak Lawn It's What You Crave: The White Castle Debate (Video)
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Sports Editor Ron Kremer ranks the region's top girls basketball team's from 1-5, plus the five knocking on the door.
1. Marian Catholic (27-4): Four players scored in double figures in the Spartans’ 95-34 victory over Lincoln-Way Central, led by Jasmine Matthews’ 19 points. Next: Tonight vs. Providence in Class 4A Providence Catholic Regional final. 2. Lincoln-Way East (24-5): Griffins take care of business in 60-29 victory over Crete-Monee, but won’t get to battle vs. Sister School in regional final as Lincoln-Way North falls. Next: Tonight vs. T.F. South in Class 4A Crete-Monee Regional final. 3. Marist (25-5): RedHawks dispatch of Shepard 62-24 behind 13 points from Asiana Bey. Next: Tonight vs. Sandburg in Class 4A Shepard Regional final. 4. Homewood-Flossmoor (21-7): Charnelle Reed, Danielle Woolfolk and Sydni Johnson advance in Three-Point Showdwon…
Monday, October 25, 2010
Time for state hopefuls to make net gains.
1. Marist (33-2): The Redhawks clinched the East Suburban Catholic crown with a two-set victory over Joliet Catholic Academy (25-20, 25-23) last week, then won the Downers Grove North tournament. Caroline Niedospial and Ashley Holder were named to the all-tourney team at DGN. Niedospial, a senior libero, was picked as the MVP in the ESCC for her defensive work. She leads Marist with 616 digs. Holder, Lauren Zielinski, Katie Krasowski and Molly Murphy also snared all-conference honors. The Redhawks face Richards or Eisenhower at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in an opening-round match in the Class 4A playoffs. 2. Mother McAuley (28-7): The Mighty Macs won the GCAC tournament last weekend, and Marykate Styler was named the conference's Player of the …
Monday, October 18, 2010
Setter Ashley Holder's play-making ability has Redhawks clickling along with 27-2 record
1. Marist (27-2): The Redhawks clinched at least a tie for first place in the East Suburban Catholic Conference with victories over Marian Catholic (25-15, 25-14) and Fenwick (25-19, 25-18). So, now all that stands between Marist and the outright title is Tuesday's match vs. Joliet Catholic Academy. Mallory Salis (190 kills) and Courtney Collins (152 kills) continue to put a charge in the Redhawks' attack at the net. Ashley Holder boasts a team-high total of 685 assists. 2. Mother McAuley (23-6): The Mighty Macs handed West Chicago its first loss in the semifinals at Glenbard East's Autumnfest in a three-set thriller (25-18, 24-26, 25-14). The euphoria of that win didn't last long, though, as Benet topped Mother McAuley in the title …