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Thursday, October 30, 2014
#HeForShe call men to stand for gender equality
After the all-school mass at Mount Carmel on Wednesday, October 1, Mr. Andy Sobucki spoke to the MC community about the “#HeForShe” project. This project, initiated by the United Nations and led by Emma Watson (known for her role in the Harry Potter series as Hermione Granger ), seeks to involve men in standing up for gender equality, a movement that many see as “a struggle by women of women.” The main focus of this project is to show how much gender equality is an issue that affects all people – socially, economically, politically.


Prospective students welcomed on Columbus Day
Columbus Day is a day off for most schools, but Mount Carmel sees it as the perfect opportunity to give prospective students the chance to experience a day with the Caravan. On Monday, October 13, 156 grade school students spent the day at Mount Carmel. These students came from over 30 grammar schools throughout the Chicago area and parts of Indiana.


Southtown Star: While some may have counted Mount Carmel out, Frank Lenti and Co. rise to occasion
During most every season in the past 29, Frank Lenti could begin looking ahead toward the playoffs around Week 6 or 7 of the regular season.By that time, the Caravan already had locked up a playoff spot.That wasn’t the case this season. Mount Carmel squeaked out a 10-7 win. I wish I could say I was surprised. But history under Lenti — 28 (which has extended to 29) consecutive playoff appearances, 16 state title games, 11 state championships — demanded otherwise.


Week 10 football: Five can't miss playoff games
Jack White and the rest of the punishing Mount Carmel offensive line have helped Anthony Ries and A.J. Lewis combine for 1,338 yards on 7.5 per carry. Batavia's two quarterbacks, Kyle Niemiec and Evan Acosta, will try to connect with Canaan Coffey (52 catches, 640 yards, 8 TDs) behind Mount Carmel's defense. The Bulldogs will have opportunities if their pass protection holds up.


Eagles give advice to future ruggers
Three of the USA Eagles came out to the south side to speak with current High School rugby players. Tom Coolican, Mike Petri, Sevens player Zack Test and Rookie the Eagle visited the Mount Carmel rugby team to answer questions and share their experiences about being an Eagle.


Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Two defending state champions meet in playoffs
Two defending state champions will go head to head Saturday. Defending Class 7A state champion Chicago Mt. Carmel and defending 6A state champion Batavia were matched up in the first round of the 7A playoffs, creating the most-anticipated first-round playoff showdown. 


Mount Carmel plans open house
Mount Carmel High School invites prospective students and parents interested in exploring Mount Carmel’s academic and extra-curricular programs, and Catholic values-based environment, to attend an upcoming open house.


Monday, October 27, 2014
Class 7A IHSA football playoff bracket
Best first-round game: Batavia-Mount Carmel. Both won state championships last year, and Mount Carmel is no ordinary 5-4 team. There is not a better first-round matchup in any of the eight classes.


Mount Carmel comes up big against Loyola
The playoffs would not have been quite the same without Mount Carmel.Class 7A teams throughout the state undoubtedly were rooting for Loyola on Friday night.With its state-record streak of 28 consecutive playoff appearances on the line, the defending 7A state champion came up with an inspired defensive effort to knock off No. 3 Loyola 10-7 at Gately Stadium.


Friday, October 24, 2014
Mount Carmel freshmen participate in IMPACT service learning program
 Mount Carmel High School freshmen students participated in the school’s inaugural weeklong service learning program, IMPACT, aimed at heightening the Catholic and Carmelite identity and mission and expanding service learning opportunities for students to express their faith in action.


Week 9 football: Five can't-miss games
Lost in the surprise of Mount Carmel's difficult season has been the emergence of junior running back Anthony Ries, who is coming off huge games against Leo and Hales but has yet to face a defense like Loyola's. Third-string quarterback Aidan Walsh will be under center for Loyola after engineering last week's 38-14 victory over St. Rita.


Spirituality Series Features Dr. Terry Nelson-Johnson
Dr. Terry Nelson-Johnson challenges us to enter more deeply into the mystery of grace, the mystery of God through storytelling, poetry, and humor. Working with parents, teachers, pastoral staff and faith communities Dr. Nelson-Johnson designs and conducts formation programs that encourage, affirm, and inspire. The author and leader of the acclaimed Beloved retreat, he is the Founder as well as Creative & Animating Partner of Soul Play LLC, which can be found at soulplayonline.com. Dr. Nelson-Johnson is also Resident Theologian and Animator of Faith at Old St. Patrick's Church. He holds a Master's degree from the Institute of Pastoral Studies, Loyola University and a Doctor of Ministry degree from the University of St. Mary of the Lake.


Thursday, October 23, 2014
Bubble time for some Southland football teams
The playoff bubble. It’s not a particularly comfortable position for those with weak stomachs and a propensity to bite their fingernails. Or for prep football teams with playoff aspirations. The most glaring, obviously, is Mount Carmel. Not only has the Caravan qualified for the postseason 28 consecutive years, it has won 11 state titles and finished runner-up on five occasions — not a bad run. To reach five wins and extend its streak, Mount Carmel has to take down Loyola on Friday. That’s the same Loyola that is playing for a chance to earn a share of its fifth straight Catholic Blue title and a higher playoff seed.


Curt Ehrenstrom Honors Fraternity
If you have been associated with Mount Carmel in any way in the past 30 years, then one name that comes to mind is Mr. Curt Ehrenstrom, The long-time teacher and coach lost his year long battle with pancreatic cancer last May. The 2014 Golden Apple winner was always touching the lives of others in the classroom and on the field. 


Field trip explores careers in medicine
Holding human organs isn’t an everyday experience for students at Mount Carmel. Surprisingly, a group of students had just this experience. This past summer, Ms. Maryhelen Matijevic, Assistant Principal, brought 10 Mount Carmel honors students to the University of Chicago Hospital for a field trip that explored careers in medicine. 


Thursday, October 16, 2014
In Catholic Blue, it's final drive to crowning glory
So here it is, the final two weeks of prep football’s regular season, and the race for the Catholic League Blue championship resembles the Dan Ryan at 4:30 p.m. on a weekday — a logjam.Four championship worthy teams competing for the right to supremacy in arguably the finest football conference in the state, maybe the Midwest.


Lawndale News: Mount Carmel Freshmen Participate in Impact Service Learning Program
Mount Carmel High School Freshmen students participated in the school’s inaugural week long service learning program, IMPACT, aimed at heightening the Catholic and Carmelite identity and Mission and expanding service learning opportunities for students to express their faith in action.


Recognizing Potential in McNabb
Before he dropped the ball with Redman, Tepper made an even bigger mistake in 1993 when he failed to recognize the quarterbacking potential of a kid from Chicago’s Mt. Carmel High School by the name of Donovan McNabb.According to a Chicago Tribune story from 2010, McNabb and his father, Sam, took an unofficial visit to Champaign, where Tepper told him that he probably would be a better fit as a receiver or defensive back because he was such a great athlete.


Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Mount Carmel rolls past Leo 63-20
Mount Carmel’s efficient offense and sturdy defense tamed the Leo Lions from the first whistle as the Caravan cruised to a 63-20 win at The Kroc Center on Friday night. Mount Carmel (3-4, 0-3 Catholic League Blue) racked up 35 unanswered points to start the game and scored a touchdown on each of its first seven possessions.


Caravan Bounces back against Leo
Needing to win its final three games to make the postseason, Mount Carmel got back on track with a 63-20 win over Leo on Friday night at Kroc Stadium.Jaquan Buntyn had 136 yards on five carries while scoring twice, and Anthony Ries had 93 yards on 11 carries and scored four TDs for the Caravan (3-4).


  
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