World Youth Day (WYD) is a worldwide encounter with the Pope which is typically celebrated in a different country every three years. In 2016, WYD was celebrated in Krakow, Poland. The most recent WYD was held in Panama City, Panama, in January, and was attended by Loyola Academy Theology Teacher Mr. SamuelCarlson.
Ramblers Rally Daywas an incredible success thanks to the outpouring of support from alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff and friends.
We exceeded our goal of securing 350 donors and $100,000. By the end of the day, 357 donors contributed more than $140,000 to support our current students in the classroom, on the playing field, in the theater, in their commitment to serving others and beyond. This is the highest number of online gifts ever received in one day in Loyola's history.
The Loyola community gathered to celebrate a beautiful Ash Wednesday Mass marking the start of the Lenten season on March 6. In his homily, Loyola Academy President Rev. Patrick E. McGrath, SJ, spoke about the busyness of the world—the chatter and the noise—that can distract from the heart of what matters: the goodness.
On Saturday, February 9, members of the crew team and their parents volunteered at Feed My Starving Children in Libertyville. Together, they packed 46,656 meals, enough to feed 127 of the world’s hungriest children for one year.
Fr. Arturo Sosa, S.J., the Superior General of the Jesuits, has announced the four apostolic preferences for the global Society of Jesus for the next ten years. These four areas of concentration will help to guide the Jesuits and our companions in ministry in our shared mission. Fr. Sosa's announcement represents the culmination of a long process of discernment which has involved every Jesuit community and province around the world.
Loyola Academy President Rev. Patrick E. McGrath, SJ, announced today that Genevieve Baisley Atwood has been named Loyola’s new vice president of athletics and fitness.
Ms. Atwood has served as Loyola’s interim athletic director since August 2018. In her new role as vice president of athletics and fitness, she will be responsible for the development, management, coordination and supervision of competitive athletic programming for all sports teams. Additionally, she will oversee the development and implementation of a new strategic plan for Loyola athletics and fitness.
Friday, January 25, was a great night for Loyola Academy as we celebrated the Ramble Rouser and kicked off the Ramble season! Approximately 400 members of the Loyola community gathered in the beautifully decorated East Gym dressed in their favorite retro T-shirts, sweaters and jackets.
New on the cocurricular menu is Loyola Academy's Women in STEM Club, which has taken off since its launch this fall. Moderated by Computer Science and Math Teacher Mrs. Anita Debarlaben, the club offers opportunities for young women at Loyola to explore STEM fields and careers in science, technology, engineering and math.
"Offering a Women in STEM Club fosters a community of women who support one another as we pursue those fields," says senior Courtney Carreira, who founded the club. "Hopefully, Women in STEM will enable girls to encourage one another and create a support network for women in STEM fields." An active member of the choir board, Clavius leadership board, the National Honor Society, the National Spanish Honor Society and the Scholastic Bowl Team, Carreira plans to pursue a major in physics next year.