Despite a trend of decreasing enrollment at many Chicago-area Catholic schools, enrollment at Ascension School in Oak Park has been steadily increasing for the past eight years. Now, in part due to the closure of several neighboring parochial schools, Ascension will have more than 500 students for the 2005-2006 school year.
A special committee of the Oak Park village board met with business leaders last week to address fears that imminent construction atop two of downtown's more prominent surface parking lots will cause an acute parking shortage in the coming months.
A decision on whether to approve a Booster Club/PTO proposal to install lights at the Oak Park and River Forest High School stadium will not likely happen before fall, and will come only after "significant public hearings," the OPRF school board president said last week.
A committee of "some of the most vocal critics" of a new Oak Park and River Forest High School computer grading program will help the company that designed it tweak the software to the school's liking?#34;or help the school abandon it.
The OPRF Strikers boys U12 soccer team won the Blue Division of the Park Ridge Memorial Day tournament with a perfect 4-0 record. The Strikers defeated host team Park Ridge 2-0 in the championship game at Maine East High School.
Dan Price, last year's OPRF All-state first baseman, was named Liberty League Rookie of the Year and UAA Rookie of the Year in his freshman season at University of Rochester. Price finished the season with a .350 batting average, 13 RBIs, a slugging percentage of .400 and a fielding percentage of .997. He was one of two freshman starters on the team.
Our youngest child went off to college in 2002. As a result, I had a lot of time on my hands and, so I began running marathons and going to movies?#34;lots of movies. Ninety three last year, but who's counting?