Articles filed under Driscoll Catholic High School

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  • Driscoll grad Wilk is still on the run Feb 25, 2015 8:56 PM
    Several times a year we run columns on “college achievers” — former DuPage County high school student-athletes who made good at the collegiate level. Here we’ve got collegiates and beyond.

  • Daily Herald Prep Excellence award winners May 4, 2014 8:29 PM
    The Daily Herald's Prep Sports Excellence event Sunday at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates provided a platform to recognize some amazing achievements from the finest high school athletes and coaches. Here are our winners in the categories of dazzling moment, overcoming obstacles, sportsmanship and spirit.

  • Images: Team Dance Illinois’ Grand Championship Mar 3, 2014 6:21 PM
    Team Dance Illinois' Grand Championship was held Sunday, March 2 at the Peoria Civic Center. The event showcases Illinois’ best dance, pom, drill and guard teams competing throughout the event.

  • Top moments in high school sports Apr 30, 2013 2:29 PM
    High school athletes across the suburbs face off on basketball courts, football fields and baseball diamonds; they size each other up in tennis matches, around golf tees and across wrestling mats. The give it their all for their schools, their teams, their classmates and their coaches. The Daily Herald put together a video to honor athletes at our suburban high schools. Watch this feature to see some of the top moments in high school sports.

  • Lindfors transfers to Loyola Jun 15, 2012 12:50 PM
    Former Elk Grove and Driscoll girls basketball star Courtney Lindfors is moving closer to home to continue her college basketball career. Lindfors, one of the top post players in the Horizon League, has decided to transfer to Loyola from Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

  • Wheaton Academy athletes going to great lengths to Lead May 2, 2012 8:47 PM
    Wheaton Academys baseball game May 7 against Aurora Christian is not your normal game. To be played at Elfstrom Stadium in Geneva starting with the sophomores at 4:30 p.m. and varsity at 6:30, it will serve as a fundraiser for Wheaton Academys Project Lead (Leadership Education and Development), which branches into global, local and campus concerns.

  • Itascan Miss Arab USA wants to challenge stereotypes Sep 19, 2011 4:37 AM
    As a girl in Itasca, Christina Rafidia introduced hummus to classmates in her Catholic grade school. Now, as the newly crowned Miss Arab USA, the 22-year-old is still educating folks about what it means to be an Arab woman.

  • Who’s competing Mar 6, 2011 6:46 AM
    Who will be competing in the Team Dance Illinois championships on Sunday in Peoria.

  • Suburban high schools flock to TeamDance championships in Peoria Mar 6, 2011 7:48 PM
    Poms, flag teams and dancers from more than 100 high schools throughout Illinois are converging on the Peoria Civic Center today for one of prep sports' most colorful state championships. But if you think “best in poms” means a traditional halftime routine, think again. Just the name of the sanctioning organization — TeamDance Illinois — reflects the trend. In all, more than 2,000 students will be competing, as they showcase the best dance, flag and poms routines from throughout the state.

  • Driscoll alum helped save school's spirit Nov 23, 2010 7:03 PM
    It's hard to tally all the hearts that were broken the day officials announced Driscoll Catholic High School had to close in May 2009. The 43-year-old Addison school graduated thousands of students, drew scores of parents and staff into its community, and launched several state champion sports teams, including a 7-year football dynasty.

  • Driscoll community says last goodbye Nov 15, 2010 3:15 PM
    They all parked on the north side of the former Driscoll Catholic High School building Monday, which still bears a sign telling the world it's the “Home of the Highlanders” and another message board reading “Live Jesus in our hearts forever.” Then roughly 30 Driscoll alumni, former staff members and Addison officials trekked to the south side of the building at 555 N. Lombard Road to watch it begin to crumble.

  • Addison sets Driscoll demolition ceremony for Monday Nov 13, 2010 4:07 PM
    As the community prepares to say goodbye to the building that once housed Driscoll Catholic High School, Addison officials have organized a ceremonial start to the demolition on Monday morning. At 10 a.m. Nov. 15, the contractor will tear an opening near the southwest corner of the building at 555 N. Lombard Road, starting the final chapter in the history of the school that closed about 18 months ago. The village initially planned only to set aside bricks for Driscoll alumni who wanted a piece of the 43-year-old school, but Assistant Community Development Director Robert Nissen said the demolition's announcement last month sparked calls from other residents, too. “We were getting a lot of interest to witness or to participate,” he said. “And to a certain extent it is a sad day in our community, so we'll offer the chance to be there.” Driscoll closed in 2009 when the Christian Brothers, who ran the school, said declining enrollment and financial woes made it unsustainable. Supporters rapidly raised money and created a proposal to buy Driscoll, but their offer was rejected. The village of Addison purchased the land where the building stands for $2.9 million this fall from the Joliet Diocese, with some of the proceeds going to Catholic school scholarships. Now Addison will lease the 19-acre property for $1 a year to DuPage High School District 88 so Addison Trail High School students can use the football and baseball fields for athletic practices and parking. But the building will be demolished because Addison officials said it would be too costly to repair and maintain. Monday's work will allow crews to bring equipment into the structure to begin internal demolition, which will take about two weeks, officials said. After that, demolition of the school's exterior will begin. Addison will make exterior bricks available to anyone in the Driscoll community, but the village has dropped its plans to offer the bricks on-site due to liability concerns. The exact hours and location of the brick pile are still undetermined, Nissen said. It will be accessible for one month during daytime work hours and for a few hours on Saturday mornings.

  • The volleyball, food different in Japan May 28, 2010 11:43 PM
    Kelsey Robinson has probably kicked carbs for good after a week in Japan.

  • Driscoll's legacy lives on in tribute to former school Apr 16, 2010 12:01 AM
    With more than a year having passed since Driscoll Catholic High School in Addison closed abruptly, school alumni and supporters finally have a reason to celebrate.

  • Addison kicking tires of former Driscoll High School site Mar 3, 2010 12:01 AM
    Addison officials say they're exploring the possible purchase of the former Driscoll Catholic High School site and options for how they might use the land in the future.

  • McCuiston watches with a whole new perspective Feb 19, 2010 12:01 AM
    Steve McCuiston does ponder the year gone by from time to time and wonders what if. This week he thinks about it a little more.

  • Driscoll Catholic High exhibit to open in April Jan 21, 2010 2:58 PM
    Although the project is behind schedule, alumni and supporters of the Driscoll Legacy Corridor in Addison are still thrilled to watch their homage to the shuttered Driscoll Catholic High School become a reality.

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