Fenwick continually promotes inclusion for all our students. Please click the link and contact any moderator if you are seeking to join a club. Inclusion is Fenwick!
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are pillars of our society. To celebrate this and cultivate harmony and respect for all students, educators must nurture diversity, equity and inclusion as a foundation for the high school experience. As an institution, we must cultivate these principals across the entire Fenwick community. Students enter their Fenwick experience carrying an assortment of beliefs. This may include racial and cultural prejudices, lack of understanding of other cultures, way of life or ability to relate to the experiences that others live. The Fenwick Community can help combat prejudice and racial discord by supporting the positive initiatives that promote understanding, diversity, equity and inclusion among students, their families, and ultimately instilling respect for all peoples. Fenwick will be bold in our actions.
Fenwick will lead in this initiative.
FENWICK COMMUNITY: IN THE NEWS
Service in the Community: August 21, 2021
Catching up with young alumni Akya Baker and Noah Shaar from the Class of 2019 and '18, respectively.
Race, equity issues spur student input at Fenwick
Fenwick Adopts “One Book, One Fenwick” Model for Student Summer Reading
Fenwick Partners with St. Catherine of Siena - St. Lucy School
St. Catherine - St. Lucy Principal Sharon Leamy (left), Fenwick DEI Director and alumnus Raymond Moland ’96 (center) and Fenwick President Fr. Richard Peddicord, O.P. with the signed the agreement on April 16, 2021.
Over the past 91 years, Fenwick High School has admitted hundreds of students from the former Catholic parish schools St. Catherine of Siena School and St. Lucy Schools, the predecessor schools to the now combined St. Catherine of Siena-St. Lucy School (SCSL), which serves approximately 200 children from preschool through eighth grade. Situated in Oak Park, IL, a few blocks east of Fenwick, SCSL borders the Austin neighborhood on Chicago’s west side.
SCSL has raised in excess of $200,000 for the renovation of Maguire Hall, thanks in part to two major donors: the Malnati and the Barnett families. Mr. and Mrs. Tom Nelson have generously donated towards the new boiler system. Fenwick’s Institutional Advancement Department has agreed to market a matching-gift challenge to match the $200,000 already committed by soliciting from the two schools’ joint alumni base.
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Fenwick among Chicago-area Schools Addressing Racial Inequity
Teenage students share their vision for a better educational environment.
STUDENT COMMUNITY: IN THE NEWS
Four Seniors Named Evans Caddie Scholars
Quartet joins more than 15 other Friars, now enrolled at universities around the country, who are fellow recipients of the golf-related, four-year full scholarship.
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Featured Soloist: Fenwick's Amber Cloud '23
During its Black History Month concert, the Chicago Children's Choir premiered "Freedom Calls My Name," featuring Fenwick's Amber Cloud '23 (Chicago). Ms. Cloud is the beginning soloist and has another solo after the second soloist.
Three New Evans Caddie Scholars for the Class of 2021
"We are thrilled to have awarded three Fenwick seniors full tuition and housing Evans Scholarships, with two still under review," writes Jeffrey Harrison, Senior Vice President, Advisory and Special Initiatives of the Western Golf Association/Evans Scholars Foundation (Glenview, IL). New awardees are Jason Cruz (from left, above) of Chicago, Cristian Garcia also of Chicago and Allesandra Zuleta of Cicero. "All three did a great job in their virtual interviews and their ES universities will be assigned in early March," Mr. Harrison adds. "Under review for our February 23-25 virtual ES Selection Meetings are Gabriella Cavalieri [Western Springs] and Rafal Sieklucki [Chicago]. It looks like another very successful year for Fenwick HS and the Evans Scholarship."
Introducing: The Friar Equity Fund
Fenwick High School Friar Equity Fund is a fund separate from the financial assistance program and process. Fenwick recognizes that some of our families from underserved populations and socioeconomic areas have qualified for financial assistance, but still incur additional costs and expenses for attending a private Catholic school like Fenwick High School. Some of these additional costs include electronics, athletic fees, books, and additional costs in having a full high school experience. The Friar Equity fund will help families that can not afford some of these additional costs. It is our hope as a Catholic institution that all of our students can have a full high school experience regardless of their financial ability.
Please contact your student's class counselor for details and to apply for this fund.
Donate to the Friar Equity Fund
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