LA GRANGE – Events including a one-act play festival, college night and student-led charitable project, along with the call for Hall of Fame nominations, are announced by Lyons Township High School District 204.
Festival of student-directed plays
The Lyons Township High School Theatre Board presents the Donna N. Mavros Student One Act Play Festival. The annual event, originated and developed by former LT Theatre faculty member Donna Mavros (tenure 1969-2001), empowers students to choose, develop, direct and craft their own production for performance, a news release stated. Senior students who have given outstanding service to the theatre department are eligible for selection as a festival director. The selected students and their casts and crews receive the full assistance and support of the department.
The student directors for this year are seniors Sarah O’Riley of Brookfield, directing “No Year’s Eve”; Hanna Race of La Grange Park, directing “Trifles”; and Ann Tracy of Western Springs, directing “The Patient.”
Performance dates are 7 p.m. March 18 and 19 in the South Campus Performing Arts Center, 4900 S. Willow Springs Road, Western Springs. Admission is free. The theater opens 30 minutes before the production begins. The one-acts run consecutively, with a quick set change in between.
LT’s PSI Club to fill in as bunny
The Lyons Township High School Peaceable Schools Initiative Club hopes to fill holiday baskets for needy children at the Off the Streets Club, Chicago’s oldest boys and girls club.
Any and all donations are welcome such as baskets/buckets, small toys, books, art supplies, juice boxes, snacks or anything to brighten a child’s holiday. Pre-assembled baskets also will be accepted along with monetary donations. Items may be dropped off at either campus’s main entrance between March 14 and April 11. Students will assemble the baskets for delivery the following day.
For information, email PSI sponsor Michelle Harbin at email@example.com. PSI Club strives to create a positive, comfortable and supportive learning environment for all, the release stated. Through improved conflict resolution and communication skills of students and staff alike, LT works together to improve the way conflict is handled in the school and community.
LTHS Hall of Fame seeks nominations
The Lyons Township High School Hall of Fame seeks nominations of graduates and friends of the district. People who know someone worthy of induction should contact the 2022 LTHS Hall of Fame committee at 708-579-6483 for a nomination form. Forms also are available in the main offices at both North and South campus and may be downloaded off the school website. Visit www.lths.net and click on Alumni. Self-nominations are welcome. The nomination deadline is April 1.
The school will honor inductees at homecoming in the fall. The Hall of Fame recognizes alumni and friends of LT who have brought great credit and distinction to the school through their accomplishments or service in the arts, athletics, business, education, public service or other professions. Inductees also provide students with role models.
The inductees are invited to return to LT to spend a day with students interested in their field of expertise.
Get the scoop on college life
Students will have an opportunity to gain a glimpse of college life at the annual College Fair from 6:30 to 8 p.m. April 6 at the North Campus Field house/Vaughan Gym, 100 S. Brainard Ave., La Grange.
State schools, private colleges, community colleges, special interest schools and the armed services will be available to help students and their families explore a variety of post-high school options. Big Ten and all Illinois state universities will be located in the Vaughan Gym, with all other post-secondary colleges/universities in the field house.
The college night offers students an opportunity to meet representatives from 200 in-state and out-of-state schools, who will be prepared to answer questions about admission requirements, strength of a program or major, housing, financial costs and aid, as well as fraternities, sororities and athletics.
All attendees – students and adults - must pre-register at www.strivefair.com to obtain a barcode that students may show colleges, who will scan it to send more information. Only student information will be collected by the colleges.
Counselors will be available throughout the evening to help direct students to colleges that offer specific majors. LT College Coordinator Lianne Musser suggests students examine the list of participating colleges and review suggested questions to ask, all available on the College and Career Center webpage, which can be accessed through the LT website.