Reavis High News

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.


Performance in the Round
Congratulations to the following students whose fifteen minute performance piece qualified for the IHSA Speech Sectional:  Ramey AbuDayyeh, Ashley Diaz, Marissa Lopez, Austin Lutri, Chris Taraszka, Ewa Pawlik, and Jodie Holtry.



For the first time EVER, all 14 events made it through to FINAL ROUND!  Also, BIG congratulations to the following students who will be competing at SECTIONALS next week!

Kassy DeGrado and Katie Keane: Dramatic Duet Acting
Sara Witasik: Dramatic Interp
Abdel Zaidan: Extemp
Maggie Jachimiak: Informative Speaking
Jack Morsovillo: Impromptu and Radio Speaking

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.