Reavis High News

TWO Conference Championships in Science

The students from the Science Club represented Reavis High School proudly at the South Suburban Conference: Maram Jafar, Abdel Zaidan, Ryan Yanes, Nabil Alqam, Eman Abutaleb, Izia Judeh, Rheann Abed, and Malak Hamdan. There were thirteen schools competing together, but six out of eight Rams placed 1st with the seventh Ram placeing 4th. Abdel Zaidan placed 1st in the Bridge Building category. The forensics team consisting of Izia Judeh, Rheann Abed, Eman Abutaleb, Malak Hamdan, and Nabil Alqam took 1st place. Maram Jafar took 4th place in Anatomy and Physiology.

Reavis' 11th Annual Ram Man Competition

"Why is a raven like a writing desk!?!?"  Does that question confuse you?  Well, follow us down the rabbit hole Wednesday, April 4th for Ram Man in WONDERLAND.  Meet the king and queen of hearts, see the Mad Hatters dance, and watch the 9 Ram Man competitors vie for the crown!  For the first time in Ram Man history, the audience will get to vote for one of the Finalists!  You'd have to be as mad a hatter, to miss out on this fun!  Doors open at 7 pm and the show begins promptly at 7:30 pm.  A limited number of tickets will be sold at the door for $5 each. 

Dodge Ball Champions!

Congratulations to team, Dodge These Balls, for a fantastic 1st place finish in the dodgeball double-elimination bracket tournament that took place yesterday evening in the Reavis Wrestling Gym!  Players include Patrick Inglesby, Patrick Suchy, Dennis Trujillo, Samer Smeis, Matt Gonzalez, Eric Minko, and Luis Garcia.  Congrats team!  And Frosh-Soph Class would like to thank team Wolf Pack, Dream Team, TJAK, Purple Cobras, Fat Cats, and Balls of Fury for your support and participation!  Had a great time?  Let’s bring it back next year – bigger  and better!

Congratulations Reavis Drama

Congratulations to the entire cast and crew of The Beauty Queen of Leenane for placing 4th in the State of Illinois this past weekend in Springfield.  Senior Katie Keane and Junior Kassy DeGrado were also voted All-Conference, All-Sectional, and All-State Actresses for the 2nd year in a row!  Junior Jonathan Morsovillo and Sophomore Konrad Galica were named to the All-Sectional cast as well.  Great job, dRAMa!

SSC Drama Festival 2012

Congratulations to the cast & Crew of the Beauty Queen of Leenane for earning straight superiors at the SSC Drama Festival, and a round of applause to Katie Keane and Kassy DeGrado for being awarded to the All-Conference Cast.  Also, congratulations to Chris Ponicki, Jack Morsovillo, Kassy DeGrado, and Sara Witasik for being placed on the All-Conference cast for Group Interp.

Extreme Redesign 3D Printing Challenge

Congratulations to Senior John Baldwin for being selected as a Top Ten Finalist for his Art and Architecture Design!  The 2012 Extreme Redesign 3D Printing Challenge is a worldwide competition for all age groups and levels.   John has been selected as one of the TOP 10 in his category for his Adamas Chair design. The Top 10 submissions will be narrowed down even further in early April when contest officials publicly announce the top 3 finalists and winners in each category.

Reavis Artists shine at:

Reavis is proud to announce the winners from recent art competitions.
Winners from the South Suburban College Invitational Art Show:
Runner up for Best of Show: Nichole Shepherd, junior, colored pencil
Best of school: Larissa Barnat, sophomore, colored pencil
Winners from Moraine Valley Community College High School Art Exhibition:
Best of Show: Sandra Hernandez, senior, acrylic
Best of School: Daniel Mrowca, senior, colored pencil
Congratulations to these amazing artists!

Reavis Educational Fund Drive

The Reavis Educational Fund Drive continues all the way through April and you can give/donate in a few different ways:
  1. Give a donation in any denomination you feel is appropriate.
  2. Purchase a Reavis Commemorative Brick ($125) dedicated in your name or a loved one's name.  It will be proudly displayed on our school grounds.

All-Conference Choir Members

Congratulations to the following Seniors for being named to the SSC  All-Conference Choir:
Maria Lena Barrara, Yasmeen Cruz, Karla Doyle, Riza Mae Enriquez, Darlene Erhardt, Madeline Gilbert, Rebecca Herman, Angela Pappas, Dani Williams.
Great Job Rams!

Mr. Henry chosen for

Mike Henry has been chosen to serve on the International Reading Association’s Teacher Advisory Panel.  The primary responsibility of this panel is to evaluate current research (as determined by the Board of Directors) and determine if and how said research can be applied in classrooms. Mike will serve a three year term on the panel.  The majority of the group’s work is accomplished through online conferences and conference calls.  Plus, he will attend the IRA National Conference each year to meet with representatives of this group from all over the world.

Scholastic Bowl

Varsity Scholastic Bowl took 3rd Place in the Red Division Wednesday, Feb 29th, defeating Argo and Eisenhower!  John Baldwin, Tyler Dean, Austin Lutvi, Nicole Shepherd, Jesus Diaz and Kris Sanchez all contributed above and beyond to the night’s success.  Tyler Dean made the All Conference Team with the 4th most toss-ups in the Red Division—way to go Tyler.  Junior Varsity took home 4th place with Marcin Jachymiak leading the toss-ups for the RAMS.  All in all, great season for Scholastic Bowl!

Jonathan Morsovillo

Congratulations to Junior Jonathan Morsovillo for placing 6th in the IHSA Speech Individual Events State Finals.  Jonathan competed in Peoria on February 17th and 18th after advancing from the IHSA Sectional the previous week.  While in Peoria, Jon advanced to the final round and earned a State Medal.  He is only the second Reavis Ram to earn a State Medal in Individual Events over the past three decades.  Jonathan competed in Radio Speaking.  Congratulations to Jonathan for representing Reavis High School so well!  Go Rams!!!


The Speech Team advanced 10 members to the IHSA Sectional on Saturday, February 11th.  FIVE of those students advanced into the Final Round on Saturday: Kassy DeGrado, Maggie Jackymiac, Sara Witasik, Phan Le, and Jonathan Morsovillo.  At the end of the 12 ½ hour day inside Homewood-Flossmoor, only one RAM remained standing and qualified for IHSA STATE.

Speech Advances

The Speech Team advanced 10 members to the IHSA Sectional on Saturday, February 11th.  FIVE of those students advanced into the Final Round on Saturday: Kassy DeGrado, Maggie Jackymiac, Sara Witasik, Phan Le, and Jonathan Morsovillo.  At the end of the 12 ½ hour day inside Homewood-Flossmoor, only one RAM remained standing and qualified for IHSA STATE.

One Million Bones

One Million Bones is a collaborative art installation designed to recognize the millions of victims and survivors who have been killed or displaced by ongoing genocides and mass atrocities in Sudan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Burma.

Turnabout Day

On February 7th, Reavis Senior students traded places with school administrators and community officials in the annual Turnabout Day.  The students learned what it was like to be a leader in their school and community as they assumed the duties of the respective offices for a day.  Reavis would like to thank everyone for their participation, especially the community officials for their generous spirit and willingness to participate in this event every year.