Today, Loyola Academy's building was evacuated. The evacuation was the result of a faulty wire in our electrical system. This has been confirmed by the Wilmette Fire Department. The fire department assures us that this was a building malfunction and that the building is safe.
Because this is the anniversary of the Parkland shooting, the Wilmette Police already had planned to have an increased presence at area schools today. They have been with us and will remain with us throughout the day, and they assure us that our students are safe.
We are grateful to the Wilmette Police Department and the Wilmette Fire Department. As always, their response was quick, professional and thorough.
Finally, we would like to thank all of our students, faculty and staff for their cooperation this morning during the evacuation. Please be assured that our procedures today were effective.
Congratulations to Loyola's Ramblerettes dance team for their 11th place finish at Nationals for their Jazz dance!
The Ramblerettes compete at Nationals through the Universal Dance Association (UDA). The three-day competition takes place at Disney World in Orlando, Florida. The team competes in the Medium Pom division and the Medium Jazz division.
Day 1 Preliminary rounds: pom prelims 45 teams, jazz prelims 41 teams The Ramblerettes advanced to the semifinals in both pom and jazz.
Day 2 Semifinals: pom 20 teams, jazz 18 teams. The Ramblerettes just missed advancing to the pom finals by .3. They advanced to the jazz finals—only the 3rd time in program history.
Day 3 The Ramblerettes performed in the Jazz finals, placing 11th out of 15 teams!