Reservations for tax credit scholarships open on January 12 and 13

Tax Credit Scholarships (TCS) can provide students with up to 100% of tuition. To be eligible and have the best chance for a TCS, families should apply through both Big Shoulders Fund SGO and Empower Illinois.

  • Big Shoulders Fund Tax Credit Application opens at:8:00 am on January 13, 2022 Read more here.

Parent Weekly Update 11/22/2021

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Parent Weekly Update

Lion Love (LL):

LL to all the Leo families and staff! LL to all the parents that volunteered for the Veterans Day Ceremony! LL to the parents that turned in the Wreath Fundraiser payments! LL to our Main Office volunteer parents! LL to all the parents reaching out to volunteer and support in any way! YOU ROCK! We really appreciate you all! Great job LEO Parents!!! 

Note: Wreath Fundraiser Money is DUE TODAY! Please call the main office for credit card payments or drop off cash/check payments to Leo by 3pm. Skating with the Lions Fundraiser is selling fast!!! $10 tickets are for sale at Leo in the main office. $4 skate rental at the rink! Pick your tickets up from 8am-2pm

Schedule this week:

Monday: Regular School Day
Tuesday: Regular School Day
Wednesday: 1:42PM dismissal (NHS Induction Ceremony)
Thursday: Regular School Day (Parent Meeting 7PM)
Friday: Regular School Day

Mr. Rawls’ Reports/Resources: 

Nov. 18th- Open House 5:30PM (2 Parent Volunteers Needed) and Parent Meeting 7PM

Nov. 18th- Alpha Mentoring 6:30PM: Please make sure your son is present for the monthly Alpha Mentoring secession. Please see the flyer attached. In addition, here is the link to the GTHSGTC Mentorship Application – https://forms.gle/beKEXvas8eMK2u4f6

Skating with the Lions Fundraiser: $10 tickets are on sale at Leo in the office. Pick yours up from 8am-2pm! 

Saturday November 20, 2021 4:30-6:30PM
Fleetwood Roller Rink
7231 W. Archer St.
Summit, IL 60501

Skating with the Lions November 20th

Ms. Fleck’s Facts:

Fifteen Week Progress Reports will be mailed out this week.

We will be inducting new National Honor Society Members during a ceremony at 12:30pm on Wednesday, November 17 in the Auditorium.

Ms. Al-Nurridin’s Updates:

Parent Updates and Volunteer Opportunities: Parent Volunteers are needed for the events below. If you are interested, please email Ms. Al, at falnurridin@leohighschool.org

*Open House event on Nov. 18th 5-PM (3 Parents)

Main Office Volunteers: Nov. 29th & 30th If you are available Monday-Friday from 10AM-2PM the main office could use your help! Email if you are interested. 

If you have completed any  volunteer hours, remember to enter your hours using the link below. Leo High School Parent/Guardian Volunteer Link:https://forms.gle/MuUzGWo6iVKJtYaZ8

Leo Activities & Sports Updates: 

Contact Athletic Director, Noah Cannon, for more information at ncannon@leohighschool.org

National Honor Society: NHS will meet on Mondays 3:00pm-3:30pm. Scholastic Bowl Team will meet Tuesday and Thursday 3:00pm-5:00pm and every other Saturday 9-12pm. Please contact Kevin Steward at ksteward@leohighschool.org

Basketball:11/19 Leo Black and Orange Game 4:30PM Please check the monthly calendar for basketball practice and study hall. If you have questions please contact smendoza@leohighschool.org for Freshman questions and tredmond@leohighschool.org for Sophomore questions and jthompson@leohighschool.org for Varsity questions.

Chess Team: Chess Match Monday 11/15 at Marist High School and Tuesday, 11/16/21 at Br. Rice  4PM.  (Parents-5:30-6pm Pick up.) Contact ohorton@leohighschool.org

Bowling: Bowling Match Tuesday, 11/16/21  against DeLaSalle at AMF Forest Lane 4pm-7pm and Saturday 11/20 against Marist at Rolling Lane at 1p.m.  Bowling will have practice Mon-Thurs from 3:30-6PM. If you are interesting in participating in Bowling please contact Coach Debo Wedgeworth dwedgeworth@leohighschool.org

Indoor Track:  If you are interesting in participating in Indoor Track please contact Coach Edward Adams at lleotrack@aol.com

Wrestling: Will practice Monday – Thursday at 3:15 in the wrestling room. If you are interesting in participating in Wrestling please contact  coach Mike Foy jakkar36@yahoo.com

Save the Dates: 

  • Nov. 17th Early Dismissal at 1:42PM
  • Nov. 18th Open House 5:30PM/Alpha Mentoring 6:30PM/Parent Meeting 7PM
  • Nov. 25th Thanksgiving-NO SCHOOL
  • Nov. 26th NO SCHOOLDec. 1st School Mass/Early Dismissal at 1:42PM
  • Dec. 1st Scholarship Benefit 6PM
  • Dec. 4th Entrance Exam
  • Dec. 9th Parent Teacher Conference 

LET’S HAVE A GREAT WEEK!

Leo Parent Weekly Update Monday 11/08/2021

Skating with the Lions Fundraiser

For more information, please contact your Parent Club Class representative. 
Saturday November 20, 2021
4:30-6:30PM
Fleetwood Roller Rink
7231 W. Archer St.Summit, IL 60501 (Flyer attached) 

Ms. Al-Nurridin’s Updates

Parent Updates and Volunteer Opportunities: Parent Volunteers are needed for the events below. If you are interested, please email Ms. Al, at falnurridin@leohighschool.org

*Veterans Day Ceremony on Nov. 11th. (4 Parents Needed-More information to come.)

*Open House event on Nov. 18th 5-PM (3 Parents)

Main Office Volunteers: If you are available Monday-Friday from 10AM-2PM the main office could use your help! Email if you are interested. If you have completed any  volunteer hours, remember to enter your hours using the link below. Leo High School Parent/Guardian

Volunteer Link:https://forms.gle/MuUzGWo6iVKJtYaZ8

Leo Activities & Sports Updates

Contact Athletic Director, Noah Cannon, for more information at ncannon@leohighschool.org

Bowling: Bowling will have practice from 3:30-6PM. If you are interesting in participating in Bowling please contact Coach Debo Wedgeworth dwedgeworth@leohighschool.org

Football: Leo vs Niles North 11/5/21 at 7PM @Notre Dame College Prep 7655 W Dempster St, Niles, IL 60714Football team will practice this week from  3:30 – 6 p.m. at Leo. If you have any questions please contact your son’s coach Varsity Coach Mike Holmes mrholmes@ameritech.net

Chess Team: Chess Match Tuesday, 11/2/21 at St. Patrick High School 4PM. Chess practice will be on Mondays.. Students will go to room 3:00 – 4:30.

Indoor Track:  If you are interesting in participating in Indoor Track please contact Coach Edward Adams at lleotrack@aol.com

Wrestling: If you are interesting in participating in Wrestling please contact your son’s coach Mike Foy jakkar36@yahoo.com

Boxing:  If your son is interested in bowling please contact Mr. Cannon. ncannon@leohighschool.org  We are in the process of re-starting our boxing program this year.

Basketball: We will host a basketball try-out on November 8 & 9 at 3:15pm – 5:15pm for Freshman and Sophomores. If you have questions please contact smendoza@leohighschool.org for Freshman questions and tredmond@leohighschool.org for Sophomore questions. Varsity will try-out on November 8 at 5:15pm – 7pm and if you are interested please contact jthompson@leohighschool.org.

Save the Dates

  • Nov. 3rd School Mass (Early Dismissal)
  • Nov. 7th Daylight Savings Time End (Turn Clocks Back 1 Hour)
  • Nov. 11th Veterans Day Ceremony (Half Day)
  • Nov. 12th NO SCHOOL
  • Nov. 18th Open House 5:30PM/Alpha Mentoring 6:30PM/Parent Meeting 7PM
  • Nov. 19th Junior Retreat Day
  • Nov. 25th&26th Thanksgiving-NO SCHOOL

2021 Veterans Day Ceremony

Leo Veterans Day Ceremony November 11 at 11am

Leo Parent Weekly Update Monday 11/01/2021

Lion Love (LL): LL to all the Leo families and staff! LL to the parents that were able to volunteer for the Open House and the Halloween Pop Up! Lion Love the parents that made it to the 10/28 Parent Meeting! Shout out to our new parent winners, Ms. K. Palamore and Ms. Danielle Nix! LL to all the parents that participated in the Wreath Fundraiser and turned in their orders! LL to our Main Office volunteer parents! LL to all the parents reaching out to volunteer and support in any way! YOU ROCK! We really appreciate you all! Great job LEO Parents!!!

Note: As a reminder, this Sunday, 11/07, Daylight Savings Time ends and we move clocks ahead 1 hour.

Mr. Rawls’ Reports/Resources:

Leo Wreath Fundraiser Flyer

Free Food and VAX Event- 11/9 and 11/23
Save-A-Lot Parking lot (flyer below)

flyer

Skating with the Lions November 20th

Skating with the Lions November 20th

June 2nd Registration Night

JUNE 2nd REGISTRATION NIGHT

Join us on Wednesday, June 2nd, from 6 to 9 p.m. for our Open House and Registration Night.This is for incoming freshman who need to register returning students, and for those students looking for their dream high school. Masks required. Dinner is included.

2021 Leo Open House

REGISTER

Visit the Registration Booth to register your incoming student.

APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID

At the Financial Aid Booth you’ll be able to work with our team. (Bring your W-2s and a paystub.)

TAKE A TOUR OF THE SCHOOL

Interested in attending Leo? Get a tour — and if you’ve tested elsewhere, bring your test scores.

SIGN UP FOR TRANSPORTATION

Discuss the transportation options. Get your questions about Leo High School answered.

SIGN UP FOR THE PARENT CLUB

Current Leo Parents will be on hand to answer questions.

Questions? Call Ms. Crenshaw at 773-224-9600 ext. 203

Staff and Student Ambassadors will be here to answer your questions. Masks required. Because of COVID-19 restrictions, please RSVP on this Google form.

Junior Cameron Cleveland Talks About Dr. King

 

A request from the Chicago Bears turned into a memorable series of events for Leo junior Cameron Cleveland.

Cameron was one of 12 Leo students who participated in a Bears Care-sponsored distribution of gift baskets to needy families from Auburn Gresham and other neighboring communities just before Christmas.

In January, in conjunction with the Bears’ observance of Dr . Martin Luther King Day, the team asked Cameron and students from other schools to submit an essay on Dr. King’s legacy and what it means to him and his family.

Cameron wrote the essay and recorded it on video as well. The Bears were so impressed that they shared it with some of their media partners, including Chicago’s FOX-32, the broadcast outlet for all of the Bears’ NFC games each season. FOX, in turn, decided to interview Cameron about his commitment to community service as part of a series of stories it was doing in conjunction with Black History Month on its morning show, Good Day Chicago. The interview aired on Wednesday, Feb. 24.

The essay, the video and the FOX interview are included here. Cameron, as usual, represented us like a champion, but no surprise there; he is the top-ranked student in the junior class with a GPA well above 4.0 as a result of the honors courses he has taken. He’s also the captain and leading scorer on the Leo basketball team, which again is no surprise; Cameron is the younger brother of Fred Cleveland, a two-time All-State point guard who was Leo’s Class of 2019 salutatorian.

The Cleveland family has been a great addition to the Leo Family, and we salute them.

Dr. King
by Cameron Cleveland ’22

Dr. King’s legacy means everything to me and my family. My grandfather and his siblings grew up in Selma, Alabama and were fortunate enough to participate in the march to Montgomery and be part of such a historical event in American History. They partook in the march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge and were trampled over and sprayed with fire hoses. They fought so I would be able to learn and capture the most out of every opportunity that I am given. This is why I am passionate about learning and strive to do the best I can in any and everything I do. Dr. King is an inspiration to me and my family, a symbol of the freedom and prosperity we have in today’s society.  He was a leader, activist and symbol of peace in the African-American fight for Civil Rights. I strive to accomplish and be an icon of those dreams Dr. King expressed in his infamous “I Have A Dream” speech. He lost his life fighting for the rights Me, My Family and the other future generations of Blacks in America have today. This means everything to me and is why Dr. King in the flesh and his legacy mean so much to me.

Cameron’s video

Cameron’s interview on FOX Chicago

2019 CBS Chicago Video