Reavis High News

EarthQuake Drill

Damaging earthquakes may happen anywhere you work, live, or travel in the central U.S. The ShakeOut is our chance to practice together how to protect ourselves, and for everyone to become prepared. The goal is to save lives and prevent disasters from becoming catastrophes.
On February 7, 2012, Reavis High School will join millions of central U.S. residents and raise awareness about the importance of Earthquake Preparedness.  For more information visit The Great Shake Out.

Reavis Educational Foundation Fundraising Campaign Begins

The 2012 Educational Foundation Annual Fundraising Campaign has officially begun.  The Educational Foundation Scholarship Fund has been in existence for over 30 years. In that time it has provided thousands of dollars of financial support for graduating seniors through community contributions.  The foundation is a forum for individuals and organizations to demonstrate their financial support to the District in order to ensure the continuation of high quality programs and services for the District's young men and women.  In the past 5 years the Educational Foundation has:

Blood Drive

*Location Change*
Blood Drive will be held in the NORTH GYM!


  • Shortages of blood happen every day
  • There is no substitute for human blood
  • 4,500,000 million lives are saved
  • Someone needs blood every 2 seconds
  • Less than 3% of eligible population donates blood
  • Have photo/school I.D.
  • Be 17 and Up; 16 with parental permission
  • Be at least 110 lbs.
  • Be in general good health

Speaking Rams

On Wednesday, January 25th Reavis hosted the annual SSC conference Speech tournament.  The Speaking Rams were successful in many events.   

Conference Champion

Abdel Zaidan, Extemporaneous Speaking - 1st Place

ALL-Conference Medal Winners

Katie Keane and Kassy DeGrado, Dramatic Duet Acting - 2nd Place
Jonathan Morsovillo , Radio Speaking- 2nd Place
Gina Cesario, Extemporaneous Speaking- 2nd Place

Electronic Recycling Event - May 5th!

A New Law went into effect on January 1 that Bans All Electronic devices from Landfills.  Your waste management company will no longer take anything Electronic.  Most Municipalities have recycling centers but finding the time and the center to recycle your stuff can be a challenge.  On May 5th from 10am - 2:00pm the Computer Club and Environmental Club will be hosting an e-cycle event right at Reavis High School.  Last Year the event brought in over a TON of Electronic Waste!!!  So start gathering up your electronic "junk" to bring to the e-cycling event.

Step Up Day 2012

On Wednesday, January 18, 2012, Reavis opened its doors and welcomed the Class of 2016.  Current 8th graders residing in the Reavis community were greeted by the school adminstration who provided tips for success and highlighted the registration process.  The students also toured the building under the guidance of student ambassadors who gave a glimpse of the many opportunities available to them as students at Reavis High School. 
Welcome Class of 2016! 

2012 SSC Honor Band

The following Reavis students have been named to the 2012 SSC All-Conference Band:
Mary Trovato-Flute, Jennifer Hejna-Flute, Edna Guadalupe Ponce-Flute, Madeline Gilbert-Clarinet, Katie Keane-Clarinet, Lisa Frustaci-Clarinet, Matt Johnson-BassClarinet, Kris Sanchez-Baritone Saxophone, Sabena Hewelt-Trumpet, Tyler Dean-Tuba

Course Registration has begun

Registration for current freshmen, sophomores, and juniors for the 2012-2013 school year has begun. Students will be meeting with their Guidance counselors and selecting courses for next school year at assigned times throughout January and February.  Students have received the new Curriculum Guide listing all of the courses available to them next year.  Make plans now to take advantage of all of the exciting options available to you as students at Reavis High School.

Winter Break

Reavis High School will be closed from 2:00pm on Thursday, December 22, 2011 until 7:30am on Monday, January 9, 2012.  January 9, 2012 is a teacher institute day.  Classes resume for all students at 7:55am on Tuesday, January 10, 2012.  Happy Holidays to the entire Reavis Community, and as always, GO RAMS!

Lucky 7

Congratulations Reavis MATHLETES - SSC Conference Champions!  
Freshmen:  Angelica Nunez, Maryam Salem (2), Marcin Jachumiak (2), Roann Yanes, and SuSu Almousa 
Sophomores:  Kristi Tran and Jimmy Nguyen 
Juniors:  Sri Vadrevu, Bill Sliwinski, Nicole Shepherd, Diana Briones, Jesus Diaz, and Eyad Zeid 
Seniors:  Tania Alvarado, Mahmoud Othman, and Tammy Le

Snowmen Shindig

On December 1st, the Reavis Library was transformed into a Winter Wonderland as students and staff gathered to view the unveiling of a variety of snowmen created by student activity organizations.  FCCLA students provided hot chocolate and homemade cookies to the crowd, and the musical ensemble "Bluenotes" provided holiday tunes creating a festive atmosphere.  This annual event is sponsored by the Reavis Student Council.

Reavis Art Student Leads by Example

Congratulations to Sucha Chantaprasopsuk (Class of 2011) whose art work has been chosen as 1 of 4 examples to represent amazing concentration work on the College Board website.  Not only was Sucha’s concentration work selected to be presented on the College Board website, BUT her work was chosen as the example of the Score of 6!! The BEST of the BEST!!!  (the other ratings are 5, 4, 3)  It is like she won first place of thousands of portfolios!!! 

Reavis Holiday Spirit

This Holiday Season, many Reavis Student Activity Organizations joined together in a Holiday Donation Drive to provide support and goods that help our Troops, Children and Families.  Themed "Reavis Holiday Spirit: Hope for the Holidays" the drive ran from December 1st thru December 16th.  They collected Non-Perishable Food, New Unwrapped Toys & Games, Pet Food, Blankets, New or Gently used Coats, Hats, Gloves, Mittens, and Scarfs. The Students Activites office was overflowing with the donations collected as they were sorted on Friday to be distributed throughout the community. 

Class of 2012

350 seniors will be attending this year’s senior breakfast  on board the Odyssey.  They will be boarding the ship off Navy Pier on November 22nd for a morning filled with food, fun, and breathtaking views of the magnificent Chicago shoreline. 

AATSP Poetry Competition

¡Felicitaciones! Congratulations to 5 of our Spanish III Honors students who participated in the AATSP Poetry Competition this past Saturday.  Stephanie Cárdenas, Kassie DeGrado, Jesus Diaz, and Steven Gudyka took 1st place.  Alondra Segoviano took 3rd place.  Our poster competition winners, Dayana Reyes and Karina Valencia, each received a second place ribbon for their poster design to promote the study of foreign languages.  ¡Buen trabajo!


This is to inform everyone that the situation that occured in the Bedford Park community this morning has been resolved.  At no point were students or staff at Reavis High School in any imminent danger, however we did take precautionary measures.  At this point in time we are back to business as usual.  I would like to commend everyone involved in securing our school for their outstanding efforts.
Dr. Dague

SSC Journalism Winners

Reavis journalism students pulled a trifecta, placing in all three competitive events at the annual SSC Journalism Conference. Competing for Reavis were Gabriela Herrera in Yearbook Copy Writing, Anna Wypych in News Writing, and Damien Reyes in Review Writing. It was a great day for the Writing Rams who were the only school to have a winner in each event.

Burbank’s Fire Cadet Program

Applications are now being accepted for Burbank’s Fire Cadet Program.  Any sophomore student, who is a resident of the City of Burbank and interested in becoming a firefighter is encouraged to apply.  Applications are available in the Guidance Department and the CTE/PE office.  Completed applications are due on Monday, November 21st.