February 23, 2019 – Save the Date and Join Us –
Our Lady of the Wayside School’s annual Gala has grown to become one of the most important fundraisers for our school community. For thirty years, local businesses, friends of the parish and school, and numerous other supporters have looked forward to setting aside an evening in celebration of OLW School. A Night for the Blue & White will take place on Saturday, February 23, 2019.
We have many reasons to be proud. In 2015 the U.S. Department of Education awarded a National Blue Ribbon to OLW School. Our eighth graders continue to excel nationally and within the Archdiocese of Chicago on the national Aspire test. Our seventh graders have won their division at the Regional Science Fair for the last several years. Furthermore, OLW was part of a five-year grant-funded partnership with Roosevelt University that provided our teachers with professional development on the latest and best literacy practices and classroom materials. Because of the grant and support from Roosevelt University, we saw measurable success in improved literacy across all grades. All of these achievements are a testament to the dedication and hard work of our students, faculty and parents.
A Night for the Blue & White is an opportunity for parents, faculty and staff, parishioners, and friends of OLW to come together in support of the school. The money raised at the Gala funds vital Family & School Association programs that support OLW students and teachers and the OLW School Annual Fund. By championing our students today, we ensure the continued success of OLW School and the students of tomorrow.
2019 Gala Co-Chairs: Tracey Dolsen, Feliza Gauthier, Rachel Mortellaro, Christa Schermerhorn