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Cinco de Mayo Celebration

Thanks to the generosity of our Mexican families, Schlarman students were treated to some “real” Mexican food.  Included in the food choices were mole sauce, tamales, Spanish spaghetti, Spanish rice, and pan de polvo.  Thanks to Ana Torres, Juana Gonzalez, Jessica Perez, Monica Torres, and Maria Perez for providing just a glimpse into the tasty, unique cooking that is a part of the Hispanic culture.

Gracías a las familias Mejicanas de Schlarman.  Los estudiantes de Schlarman (norte) disfrutan comida de salsa de mole, tamales, espaguetis Hispanicas, arroz Hispanica, y pan de polvo.  Muchas gracías a Ana Torres, Juana Gonzalez, Jessica Perez, Monica Torres, y Maria Perez por su generosidad de compartir esa comida Mejicana muy único.

Sydne Bryant (2013 graduate) Talks to the News-Gazette About Future

Sydne Bryant, a 2013 Schlarman Academy graduate is featured in the News Gazette's "30 Days, 30 Grads" series. Sydne graduated from McKendree University the second weekend in May. To read more about Sydne and her college years as well as her plans for the future, please click the link below.

Emmaus Days Information

Calling Young Men! Become a true Christian man at Emmaus Days. Learn to hear God’s voice and discover His will for your life through prayer, the sacraments, devotions and fraternity. Listen to vocation stories and talks by seminarians, priests of the diocese and Bishop Jenky. Session 2 for high school juniors and seniors is June 16-19. It will be held at Nazareth House in Henry, IL. Session 3 for high school freshmen and sophomores is July 9-12. Session 4 for 7th and 8th graders is July 12-14. These latter two sessions are held at Peoria Notre Dame High School. Talk to Fr. Loftus and go to

Enrollment Information

Login to your RenWeb account. On the left hand side of the page click on Family Information. On the left hand side of the page, click on Enrollment/Reenrollment and register your student for next year. Please remember, Enrollment/Reenrollment must be done on a laptop, or desktop computer. It cannot be done on your cell phone, smart phone, or tablet. The enrollment fee is now $50 per student.

1. Verification forms signed by the priest are needed for Catholic Rate. If this has not been received (and you are listed as Catholic), your tuition for next year does not reflect Catholic rate or tuition assistance if qualified. Please get them turned in as quickly as possible to your parish priest.

2. If your student is in 8th grade, scholarships will be awarded at the 8th grade promotion and then tuition assistance will be awarded after.

3. If you applied for a scholarship in the other grade levels, the scholarship will be awarded at the Honors Assemblies and then tuition assistance will be awarded after.

Schlarman Academy Promotional Video

Totus Tuus Summer Program back for 2017

The Summer Youth Program, Totus Tuus, is back again this Summer. Save the dates of June 18-23, 2017 now for the return of this awesome program that's packed full of skits, music, Mass and loads of outdoor fun for students entering grades 1-12! The Catholic Churches of Vermilion County will again host the Totus Tuus Youth Program at Schlarman Academy South and St. Paul's Church Motsett Center. Pamphlets with registration forms are available at the church entrances.

Raffle Main Drawing - Saturday, May 6

The Main Drawing for the Schlarman Raffle is tomorrow (Saturday, May 6) at the Knights of Columbus on Bryan Avenue. If you haven't purchased your ticket yet, stop by Schlarman Academy's North Campus where the ticket tent is open out on the front lawn until 6:00 p.m. today (Friday, May 5). Tickets will also be available at the tent at the North Campus tomorrow (Saturday, May 6) from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. or at the K of C Hall from 6:00 p.m. to 8:20 p.m. The drawing begins at 8:30 p.m. Good luck to everyone!

Annual Spring Carnival - May 5, 2017

Our annual Spring Carnival is Friday, May 5 at the North Campus from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. This event will be held in the North Campus Gym. There will be lots of games, food, and fun. Returning favorites include: cake walk, games, raffle, food, inflatables, etc. New this year is: a photo booth, bumping balls, giant darts, and a buy one, get one free book fair. There will be fun for everyone! Bring your friends and neighbors. Tickets will available at the door. See you at the carnival!

Megan Chamberlin (2013 graduate) Talks to the News-Gazette About Future

Megan Chamberlin, a 2013 Schlarman Academy graduate is featured in the News Gazette's "30 Days, 30 Grads" series. Megan will be graduating from Ohio State University the first weekend in May. To read more about Megan and her college years as well as her plans for the future, please click the link below.

Cahill to Earn Associates Degree and High School Diploma at Graduation

Although small in number, our senior class this year has already accomplished some amazing feats. Look at Kristen Cahill, for example. This energetic senior – the youngest of thirteen children in the Cahill family – has had a plan since her freshman year; this year, in May, she will achieve that plan.

Kristen made the decision early in her high school career to complete her first two years of college while simultaneously finishing her high school requirements. This meant that she often took her regular high school load (including religion, science, math, English, and the many electives required to receive a diploma) while also completing dual enrollment classes which would prepare her for entry into classes after high for her chosen career field: nursing.

Kristen has completed such college-level courses as Anatomy and Physiology and Chemistry (including lab attendance), general education courses such as American History, Psychology, and Rhetoric I and II, and courses such as health, p.e., and a variety of courses that meet DACC requirements.

Kristen will receive her A. S. (Associates Degree in Science) on May 19 from DACC and will receive her high school diploma from Schlarman Academy on May 21. She has already been accepted to Lakeview College of Nursing and is ready for her post-high school life in the field of nursing. Knowing Kristen as well as we do, we think her goals to complete her nursing degree and finish with studies in the field of Nurse Practitioner  are just the beginning of another plan which she will certainly complete.

Congratulations, Kristen!

Gard Signs to Play Football at Monmouth College

Gavin Gard, a senior at Schlarman Academy, is shown here signing to play football at Monmouth College in Monmouth, IL. Gavin, who has been a three-sport athlete each year for the majority of his high school experience, has also achieved a grade point average of 4.0+ on a 4.0 grading scale. Surrounded here by his football coaches Blurton, Stille, and Jacobs, and his mother Kristen DePratt, Gavin was described as the "complete package," part athlete, part student, part leader, and all-around fine role model to his teammates and his peers. Additional pictures are provided on the Facebook post (at the right).

South Campus Jump Rope for Heart Results

South Campus Jump Rope For Heart raised $2,739 this year. We were just shy of our $3,000 goal. The top donating class was 3rd Grade. The top student was Jonas L. Thank you to everyone that donated to this worthy cause.

National Honor Society to Conduct Blood Drive - May 4, 2017

The Schlarman Academy National Honor Society will be hosting its annual blood drive on May 4, 2017. Click the following link to sign up online to be a blood donor:


Schlarman Academy Trivia Night - April 1, 2017

Please join us on Saturday April, 1st  for Schlarman Academy Trivia Night. Check-in and happy hour to begin at 6pm with trivia starting promptly at 7pm. This event will take place in the South Campus Gym.
Here are the details:

  • This is a free event for ALL Schlarman Academy parents and our area parishioners.
  • Beverages will be provided.  Please note - you are NOT allowed to bring your own beverages!  
  • Each table should bring their own snacks or food for the evening should you want something to munch on.
  • Each team should consist of 8 players.  Partial teams will be paired with other partial teams or individuals to make a full squad!
  • We will have 50/50 and a few other games throughout the night!
  • Winning team will get a prize!

You must register with John Craig in order to reserve your team's table and attend.  You can reserve your spot by emailing him at: Registration deadline is March 27th so that appropriate planning can be made.

Schlarman South Campus Students Participating in Jump Rope for Heart

The South Campus (K-6th) has recently started fundraising for Jump Rope For Heart through the American Heart Association. Students are encouraged to have donations made online through a link for convenience.

To donate to Schlarman Academy's Jump Rope for Heart, you may visit the following link:

         1.) Takes you to Schlarman's "Jump Rope For Heart" page

         2.) Click “Log-in” at top right of page

         3.) Register under “Find Your School and Sign Up”

         4.) Donate!


Volleyball Clinic at Schlarman Academy

A volleyball clinic will be held at Schlarman Academy at the North Campus on April 2 & 9, 2017. For more information, click the link to the flyer below.

Jean Day to Help Senior Citizens - February 10, 2017

We are helping area seniors celebrate Valentine's Day.  Schlarman Academy is partnering with the Neighbor Love Adopt-a-Senior Program that provides cards, gift bags and parties for residents of local nursing homes a few times a year. Each class is asked to bring one item as indicated below. Students who participate may wear jeans, a red shirt in celebration of Valentine's Day.

Families are also welcome to volunteer for the nursing home parties.  More information can be found at by pointing to "Partners" in the heading and clicking on Danville.

Grade    Item
K       small to medium sized Stuffed Animal
1       small to medium sized Stuffed Animal
2       small to medium sized Stuffed Animal
3       small to medium sized Stuffed Animal
4       16-20 ounce lotion
5       16-20 ounce lotion
6       16-20 ounce lotion
7       10-12 ounce shaving cream
8       large print word search book
9       1 pair women's socks, white or color
10     1 pair women's socks, white or color
11     1 pair men's white athletic socks, size XL
12     1 pair men's white athletic socks, size XL

Spalding Scholarships Available - Apply by March 15, 2017

Catholic School Financial Assistance Available

Tuition assistance scholarship grants from the endowment fund established as a result of the Diocese of Peoria ROOTED IN FAITH Campaign and named in honor of Archbishop Spalding, the first Bishop of Peoria, will be available for the 2017-2018 school year for students enrolled in or intending to enroll in grades Kindergarten through 12 in any Catholic school located in the Diocese of Peoria whose families are members of a Catholic parish in the diocese. All grants will be based on financial need objectively assessed.

Information about the grants and application materials may be obtained from any Catholic elementary or secondary school in the Diocese of Peoria or on the Diocesan website under Catholic Education and then under Financial Assistance. Consult the detailed protocols, procedures, and checklist for all requirements necessary to be eligible for an award. Parents are encouraged to apply online at: Families of students currently receiving grants are reminded that all grants are for one year only and anyone seeking to renew a grant for the 2017-2018 year must re-apply. Deadline date for the completed application is March 15, 2017.

Notification of grant awards will be made by mid-April.

Schlarman Academy Postcard


Schlarman Academy to Host Showcase Events

You are cordially invited to join us for our Showcase Events. We are proud to shine the spotlight on our students’ accomplishments and everything we are doing! Visit us and share in the excitement of what Schlarman Academy is all about...

  • The sense of service and morality we instill in our students and families every day.
  • How our small family atmosphere, numerous extra-curricular activities, and strong sense of tradition are influencing our students on a daily basis.
  • Experience the classroom setting where students excel with high test scores, specifically our average ACT score of 23.2—highest in all the Vermilion County Schools.
  • Listen to our students perform a number of musical selections.
  • View all the art projects/displays and get a chance to purchase a favorite art piece at the North Campus.
  • See what the students are doing in all subject areas while participating in some ethnic food tastings at the North Campus.
  • Journals, Project Lead The Way, saints’ projects, and parish partner projects will be shared at the South Campus
  • Tours are available and refreshments will be served.

The showcase will be held at each campus on the following dates:

North Campus--Grades 7-12: (2112 North Vermilion Street): Sunday, January 29, 2017, 1-3 p.m. (Snow date is February 5, 2016)

South Campus--Grades Pre-K - 6: (1307 N. Walnut Street): Wednesday, February 1, 2017, 5:30-7:30 p.m. (Snow date is February 8, 2017)

Come join us and see what amazing things are happening at Schlarman Academy!

Catholic Schools Week - January 29 - February 4, 2017

Catholic Schools Week will be held beginning on Sunday, January 29, 2017 and ending on Saturday, February 4, 2017. For information about the week at Schlarman Academy, click the link below:

Catholic Schools Week Information

Shop with Scrip Holiday Contest

The holidays are approaching and it is time to buy your Scrip cards and earn rebates for Schlarman Academy. At the elemenary level, we are having a class contest and the 7-12th grade students will compete for the top selling individual. Since this is a class/individual contest, please make sure that a separate order form is filled out for each child. Please do not fill out one order form for multiple children. Extra forms will be available in the North and South Campus offices and a copy will also be e-mailed home. Once your order has been placed, the cards will be sent to Schlarman Academy and Mrs. Gross will be in charge of distributing them to send home with your child unless you make other arrangements.

Orders will be taken from November 1st through November 9th, 2016.

South Campus Contest

The Pre-school through 2nd grade classes will compete for top sales. The winning class will get to wear pajamas to school and have a movie and popcorn party.

The 3rd through 6th grade classes will compete for top sales. The winning class will receive a free jean day and watch a movie at AMC theaters.

Midway through the sale, all students in the leading class from each of the above groups will win a goody bag.

North Campus Contest

The 7th through 12th grade students will compete for top selling individual. The student with the highest amount of sales will receive a gift basket which will include Scrip cards and Schlarman apparel. The basket and a list of the items in it is located in the North Campus office for those that wish to see what is in it.

Midway through the sale, the leading student will win a phone charger.

The profit made from Scrip will be used to purchase new books and workbooks for Schlarman Academy. Thank you in advance for buying Scrip and supporting Schlarman Academy.

Pie Sale Fundraiser



Back to School Informational Letter

Mrs. Lewis, Principal, sent the following welcome back letter to all families regarding the beginning of the 2016-17 school year. You may download a copy below.

2016-17 Parent Letter

School Supply List for 2016-17 Now Online

Click here to view the school supply list for 2016-2017 for grades Pre-K through 12.

2016-17 School Supply List

7th Annual Golf Outing Coming Soon!

The 7th Annual Schlarman Golf Outing in Memory of Coach Paul Shebby will be held on September 17, 2016.

The outing will begin with a shotgun start at 9:00 the Danville Country Club, 2718 Denmark Road, Danville, IL 61832.

The outing is co-hosted by Schlarman HIgh School Alumni Zeke Bratkowski '49, John O'Rourke '50, and Dr. Ron GIrouard '62.

All proceeds will benefit the Schlarman Athletic Department.

The event is open to all alumni and friends of Schlarman

$100 entry fee per person includes lunch, green fees, cart and prizes

Four-person scramble, pick your foursome or sign up as a single

Limited to the first 34 teams

There will be a luncheon following golf. Call the Schlarman Development Office at 217.442.1184 or go online at for more information.

Back to School Picnic - August 14, 2016

Come and bring the whole family to our Back to School Picnic. It will be held on Sunday, August 14, 2016. The picnic will be held on the front lawn at the North Campus at 2112 North Vermilion Street in Danville. This back-to-school event celebrates the beginning of the 2016-2017 school year at Schlarman Academy. Please bring your own blankets and/or lawn chairs. Come visit with all the families, staff and coaches while meeting our new families and staff.

Please do not bring any food items!

Brats/hot dogs, chips, drinks, dessert, and paper products will be provided.

For the younger children, we will have inflatables available beginning at 4:00 pm. Dinner will be served at 5:00 p.m. In case of rain, we will gather in Shebby Gym.

For our families...

6:00 pm: Introduction of Advisory Committee members, PSA members, and Schlarman Academy staff

6:15 pm: Meet with the coaches in designated groups on the lawn

6:30 pm: New family orientation in the cafeteria

Several tables will be set up with general school information. Rosaries will be available to purchase for your student. Stop by the Topper Shop table to buy any items. The Development Office will have giveaways as well as a free chance to win some Topper items.

Come and enjoy the fellowship and fun!

Start Dates for 2016-17 Announced

The beginning of the 2016-17 school year is just around the corner. The first day for staff is Thursday, August 11, 2016. Students in grades K-12 will begin on Monday, August 15, 2016 and Pre-K students will begin on Wednesday, August 17, 2016. We are excited to welcome everyone back for a great year. It's great to be Hilltopper!

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