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Italian Club


Ms. Shawna Hennessey,, ext. 201


The Fenwick Italian Club—Il Circolo Italiano—seeks to celebrate and promote Italian and Italian-American cultures. Throughout the year, students have the opportunity to interact in Italian while experiencing elements of Italian influence such as sports, food, art and music. The club’s most prominent event, St. Joseph’s Table, is not only an occasion for all students and faculty of Fenwick to participate in this significant Italian tradition, but it also serves as a fundraising opportunity for a convent in southern Italy. The members of the Italian Club share an appreciation for all languages and cultures, and therefore, welcome all Fenwick students to attend any of its events.


  • Practice communication in the Italian language among all levels of students
  • Tasting authentic Italian cuisine
  • Experiencing cultural aspects including film, art, sports and hobbies in both Italian and Italian-American traditions


  • St. Joseph’s Day Feast and fundraiser
  • Italian Film Screenings
  • Trip (and tour) to Eataly, Chicago
  • Bocce Ball Tournament
  • Soccer Match
  • Chiacchiere e Caffé (Morning coffee and informal chatting in Italian, all levels welcome)
  • Italian Club banquet and Italian Honor Society induction ceremony (at Il Vicolo Ristorante in Oak Park)