Enhanced Dual Enrollment Program Now at Schlarman Academy
January 21, 2020
For Immediate Release
Schlarman Academy provides enhanced
Dual Enrollment Program
Schlarman Academy students now have an opportunity to graduate with over a year of college credit through an enhanced dual enrollment program started this school year. Junior and senior students are able to take up to 36 hours of college level courses taught by a combination of Schlarman Academy faculty and DACC faculty at the North Campus. Six courses have been offered in both semesters this year in a variety of subjects. All of these courses in this hybrid program are currently offered free of charge to SA students because of private donations that support the program.
The average yearly total cost of a public four -year (in-state) college is currently $25,290.00, and $40,940.00 for out-of-state. The average yearly cost for a private four -year college is $50,900. The average cost of community college is $4,864 (in-state) and $8,622.00 (out-of-state) per year. The opportunity to earn college credits while in high school will significantly lessen the financial burden for SA students and their families as they continue onto the college of their choice. Currently, a large majority of the junior and senior classes are enrolled in at least one of the dual credit courses with many of them taking multiple classes.
Mark Janesky, Schlarman Academy principal commented on the new program. "We are thrilled to offer this enhanced dual enrollment program to our students and are grateful for the partnership with DACC and the financial sponsors that make it possible. Not only will this provide our students with more course offerings it will also allow them to earn significant college credit without leaving our campus. It is our hope that we will be able to expand the program with additional dual enrollment courses in the 2020-2021 school year.”
For further information on the program please contact Janet Picillo, Schlarman Academy Advancement Director at (217) 442-1184.
Art and Science Expo - January 26, 2020
Come and join us for Schlarman Academy's Art and Science Expo on Sunday, January 26, 2020 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. at the South Campus (1307 N. Walnut Street, Danville). We will also have the Scholastic Book Fair in addition to the art and science projects.
Schlarman Academy Junior Class Culver's Night
Join us at Culver's on January 8, 2020 from 5-8 p.m. to support the Schlarman Academy Junior Class Fundraiser. A PDF version of the flyer is located here.
Archery Team Fundraiser
The Schlarman Academy Archery Team is selling Butter Braids, frozen cookie dough (break and bake) and frozen pizzas. If you would like to order, please use the link below to choose your archer, select your items and pay online! Please order by December 10, 2019. Orders will be delivered on December 16, 2019. Local orders only, please. If you prefer, contact the archer you would like to support and order directly from them.
Thank you for your ongoing support!
Boys' Basketball Fundraiser
Come out and join us for dinner at El Toro on November 25, 2019. Twenty percent of the proceeds will go to the Schlarman Academy Boys Basketball Team.
Shadow Day - November 19, 2019
Come and join us for a Shadow Day to learn about what Schlarman Academy has to offer. A PDF version of the flyer is located here.
Sophomore Class Wreath Fundraiser
The Sophomore class is selling fresh ~ 26" Balsam Fir Swags with a red velvet bow and pine cones and 24" Balsam Fir Wreaths with a red velvet bow for $25 each. Orders will be taken through November 20th and the wreaths will be delivered the first week in December. Payment is due when you order, please. If you would like to order, please contact a student in the Sophomore class ~ OR ~ you may contact Michele Winn at 217-260-6808 - email - email@example.com or you can contact Ann Underwood at 217-274-3020 - email - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Food Pantry Fundraiser
“Food Pantry Fundraiser” Featuring ‘HFS Famous Roast Beef Dinner’ and Silent Auction.
Sponsored by the St. Vincent de Paul Society.
Serving from 4:30—7:30 p.m. on November 16, 2019.
Adults $12.00-Children 7-10 $6. Kids 6 and under free.
50/50 drawing, Silent Auction Baskets and Special Raffle.
Knights of Columbus Hall, 310 Bryan Ave., Danville.
All proceeds go to help the community.
Football Team Advances to Second Round of Playoffs
The Schlarman Academy Hilltopper Football Team is in the Second Round of the Illinois 8-Man Football Playoffs. They will play at River Ridge High School in Hanover, IL on Friday, November 8, 2019. The game will start at 6:00 p.m. Go Hilltoppers!
Fall Carnival Thank You
Thank you to everyone who helped make the Fall Carnival a success. A great time was had by all. Thank you for all who joined in the fun. Below is a list of those who donated items to our raffle and silent auction. We are very appreciative of their generous support.
B & J Music
Back Door Pizza
Berry's Garden Center
Buffalo Wild Wings
Chicago White Sox
Dairy Queen on Main
Expressions on Hair
Holiday World and Splashin' Safari
Jocko/Lee's - Dively Enterprises
Knight of Columbus
McDonalds - Witzel Corp
Miller Park Zoo/Bloomington
Museum of Science & Industry
Orpheum Children's Museum/Champaign
OSF Foundation/Festival of Trees
Pet Supply Plus
Roselawn Fitness Center
Schlarman Topper Shop
Steak & Shake
U of I Football Tickets
Fall and Winter Uniform Shop Available Online
The 2019 Fall & Winter Schlarman Uniform Shop is now open! Orders are being taken until November 7, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. To look at the apparel available, please click the link below:
Playoff Apparel Available
Playoff Apparel is now available. Orders must be placed no later than Noon on October 28, 2019. For a PDF version, click here.
Hilltopper Football Headed to Playoffs
Congratulations to the Schlarman Academy Football Team on entering the playoffs. The playoff game will be on November 1, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at Drummy Field. Come out and support the Hilltoppers.
Spaghetti Dinner - November 3, 2019
The Schlarman Academy Spaghetti Dinner will be held on November 3, 2019 at the South Campus. A PDF version of the flyer is available by clicking here.
2019-20 Uniform Shop Available Online
The 2019-2020 Schlarman Academy Uniform Shop is now available for ordering. The online shop will be open from June 4, 2019 through July 1, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. To access the online shopping site, please click the following link: https://www.bsnteamsports.com/v3/shop/team_shop/1920SHSUNI#/
Items ordered from the online shop will be available for pick-up in the Topper Shop located at the North Campus on Thursday, August 15th from 4 pm — 6 pm.
If you are entering 7th grade or are taking PE for the first time at the North Campus, you will need to purchase the PE uniform offered in the online shop. The PE shirts and shorts have the Schlarman Phys. Ed logo on them.
If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Blurton at email@example.com. Thank you for supporting Schlarman Academy!
Rummage Sale Help Needed
We appreciate all the generous donations. We are still accepting donations Tuesday (6/4), Wednesday (6/5), and Thursday (6/7) at the Pre-School doors.
We are also in need of help for the sale on Friday and Saturday. If you are available to help, please let us know ASAP! All hours for parents go toward Fair Share Hours for the 2019–2020 school year. Students in grades 6–12 will earn service hours! Please contact Barb Rew or Michele Winn, or simply show up!!
The Schlarman Academy rummage sale will be on Friday from Noon until 7 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. Please enter the school through the music room doors. No entry will be given at the front, preschool, or alley doors.
Thank you for your support!
2019-20 School Supply List Available
The 2019-2020 School Supply List is now available. Click the link below to access it.
Totus Tuus Returns this Summer to Schlarman Academy
Totus Tuus returns to Schlarman Academy at the South Campus on June 16-21, 2019. This event is for students in Grades 1-12. Click here for a registration form.
This awesome program is packed full of skits, music, Mass and loads of outdoor fun!
Grades 7-12 June 17-20 from 7:00-9:00 PM and Grades 1-6 June 16-21-9:00 AM -2:30 PM.
Fee for grades 1-6 is $25, and $15 for grades 7-12 with a $50 maximum per family. Please visit www.stpauldanville.org or or call 442-5313 for more information.
2019 National Honor Society Inductees
Congratulations to our 2019 inductees of National Honor Society.
Sophomores: Conley Bateman, Andrew, Craig, Gabriel Huddleston, Suzet Sermersheim, Kylie Sherer and Aidin Stuhr
Juniors: Farrah Anderson, Jeffrey Christison, and Dawson Dean
Seniors: Elizabeth Stimac
Scholarship Application Deadline Approaching
The deadline for the Spalding Scholarship application is April 15, 2019. If you wish to be considered for a Spalding Scholarship from the Diocese, you need to have the FACTS application done in the FACTS system and your pastor needs to send a letter of recommendation to the Diocese before April 15, 2019. If you are not Catholic, you may still fill out the FACTS application to be considered for any scholarships or financial aid distributed by the Advancement Office or Schlarman Academy.
Spring Break 2019
Schlarman Academy will be closed for Spring Break from March 25 through March 29, 2019. Classes and regular office hours will resume on Monday, April 1, 2019.
Football Returns to Drummy Field at Schlarman Academy!
Schlarman Academy is excited to announce that we will have an eight-man football program for the 2019-2020 school year.
We are very happy about being able to bring back football and field a team for the fall of 2019. There is a tremendous amount of enthusiasm. and we have a number of kids with a lot of talent that have expressed interest in playing on the team. It is all about giving our kids as many opportunities as possible to grow.
Eight-man football will give our kids a chance to play in a competitive situation and it affords us the opportunity to develop our younger players in a safe environment. It is a great move for our school and we believe it will be a great move for other small schools that want to provide the great sport of football.
We are excited that the students of Schlarman Academy, which has a rich football tradition, will be able to experience Friday Night Lights, and Game Day Saturdays.
For more information, please contact Phil Sexton, Athletic Director at 217.442.3880 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Exciting Matching Gift Opportunity for Schlarman Academy!
A generous donor has offered a 3:1 match for donations to the Illinois tax credit scholarship through Empower Illinois for Schlarman Academy students. Donors to this program receive a 75 percent Illinois income tax credit. In order to receive the full offered match our school needs to raise $12,500.00 in donations to the tax credit scholarship program before April 30, 2019. We will then receive $37,500.00 from the donor for a grand total of $50,000.00! Please help us take advantage of this generous matching gift. For instructions on how to donate please contact Mark Janesky at 442-3880 or Janet Picillo at 442-1184.
Brown Selected as WCIA 3 Athlete of the Week
Congratulations to Capria Brown on being selected as the WCIA 3 Athlete of the Week. She was a huge piece to the Hilltoppers winning their second straight state title over the weekend. The junior guard scored 40 points in the two games in Normal, the most of any player on her team.
To read or view her honor, you can visit the WCIA 3 website here: https://www.wcia.com/sports/high-school-sports/brown-wins-athlete-of-the-week/1818788460
To view the commercial including Capria, click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_j4dWjdNIA
State Championship Apparel Available for Ordering
State Championship Apparel is now available for ordering. Orders may be placed online by clicking here. Orders are due by March 5, 2019. No orders will be accepted after the due date. The design for the apparel is shown below in gold, grey, and royal.
If you would like a paper copy, you may download a PDF version of the flyer by clicking here.
Lady Hilltoppers Basketball is the 2019 Class 1A State Champion!
Congratulations to the Lady Hilltoppers Basketball Team on their championship game win at Redbird Arena on Saturday, February 23, 2019. This makes the team back-to-back Class 1A State Champions! We are so very proud of you and all your accomplishments!!
Lady Hilltoppers Win State Semi-Final and Advance to Championship
Congratulations to the Lady Hilltopper Basketball Team on their State Semi-Final win against Lewistown. They will play in the State Championship Game at approximately 12:45 p.m. on Saturday, February 23, 2019. Tickets can be purchased at the door of Redbird Arena in Bloomington, IL. Tickets are $10 each.
Ways to Watch/Listen to the Girls' Basketball State Final Games
The Class 1A Final Four journey continues for Schlarman Academy at Redbird Arena at approximately 12:45 p.m. on Saturday, February 23 against Eastland (Lanark). For those of you not attending the game in Normal, there are a few ways you can still join us on the journey.
For those in the Danville area, WDAN is broadcasting the game on its AM 1490 station beginning at 12:35 p.m.
For those away from Danville, WDAN is live streaming the broadcast from their AM 1490 station on www.vermilioncountyfirst.com.
NBC Sports Chicago is airing the games live on satellite and cable providers. Here is a list of those channels we know about at this time:
AT&T Uverse - 1741
Comcast - 69 or 522
Xfinity - 200 or 285 (Central IL)
DirecTV - 665
Dish - 429 (Hopper - 412-19)
Mediacom - 732
RCN - 685
Wide Open West - 220
NBC Sports Chicago is also available on these streaming services: DirecTV Now, Fubo, Hulu, Layer 3, PlayStation Vue, Sling, and YouTube TV.
IHSA is providing a video stream at www.ihsa.tv. This option may require the purchase of a subscription ($10) which is good for 30 days to watch the live video feed of the state championship series.
Girls' Basketball Team is Super Sectional Champions!!
Congratulations to the Lady Hilltoppers on their Super Sectional Championship against Amboy on 2/18/2019. The team is now headed to the State Finals at Redbird Arena in Bloomington, IL. Their first game will be on Friday, February 22, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. against Lewistown. Advance tickets are no longer available from Schlarman Academy. Tickets will be available the day of the game at the box office of Redbird Arena and are $10 each.
Girls' Basketball Team is Sectional Champions!!
Congratulations to the Lady Hilltoppers on their Sectional Championship against Ridgeview on 2/15/2019. The team is now headed to Super Sectionals at Pontiac High School in Pontiac, IL. Their game will be on Monday, February 18, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. against Amboy.
Girls' Basketball Team is Regional Champions!!
Congratulations to the Lady Hilltoppers on their Regional Championship against Armostrong on 2/8/19. The team is now headed to Sectionals at St. Teresa High School in Decatur, IL. Their game will be on Monday, February 11, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. against St. Teresa High School.
Pre-School and Kindergarten Open House Scheduled
We are having a Pre-School and Kindergarten Open House on Thursday, March 7, 2019 from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. at the South Campus (1307 N. Walnut Street, Danville) for anyone interested in our Pre-School and Kindergarten programs. Come and join us to learn more about what Schlarman Academy has to offer.
Schlarman Pink Night
Help support breast cancer awareness by purchasing a t-shirt from the volleyball team. A PDF version of the order form is available by clicking here.
Two Schlarman Alums to Receive the 2017 Hall of Fame Award
Schlarman Academy will be inducting two Schlarman Alumni into the Schlarman Hall of Fame on Friday, October 13 at 6:30 pm. This will take place on Drummy Field prior to the 7 pm start of the Homecoming Football Game. The two inductees are: Kevin Cullen, Class of 1972 and Mark Randall, Class of 1987.
Cullen has been a columnist for the Commercial-News. He is now retired as the Director of Planning and Communications for the Catholic Diocese of Lafayette, Indiana. He was the writer/editor of the Catholic Moment, a weekly newspaper. Randall, currently is the Executive Director for the Pontifical North American College, the American Seminary in Rome, Italy. He oversees all operations of the College in the U.S.
Both Cullen and Randall were very active while at Schlarman and continue to give back in their various activities and community involvement. “Schlarman is very proud to be honoring Cullen and Randall. We are happy to add them to our prestigious list of past inductees,” said Gail Lewis, Schlarman Academy Principal.
Schlarman Foundation Receives Donations for Renovations at South Campus Location
The Schlarman Foundation received a generous donation from Rudy Mezosi to renovate Schlarman Academy South Campus. Mr. Mezosi also donated to St. Paul Parish for the resurfacing of the parking lot.
The committee started the project in June with the remodel of the preschool area, continuing with painting, improving the entrances and lighting and much more. We also received additional donations from the parishes and 5 generous donors for new flooring down the main hall and Walnut entrance! We are very excited for the 2017-2018 school year to begin.
Please join us on Sunday, August 13, 2017 at our open house from 2:00-4:00 p.m. at the South Campus. Our open house coincides with our back to school picnic at the North Campus from 3:00-5:00 p.m. on Sunday also. We hope to see you there!
“Our children are our greatest gift from God”
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.
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.
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.
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).
Schlarman Academy St. Patrick's Day Shirts Available
Schlarman Academy is selling shirts for St. Patrick's Day.
On Friday, March 17th, students are able to wear jeans along with the green Schlarman St. Patrick’s day shirt or a green shirt. If you would like to purchase a Schlarman St. Patrick’s Day, shirt please return the order form listed below with money in a labeled envelope to either North or South Campus office by Monday, February 6, 2017.
Short Sleeve T-shirts are 50/50 cotton.
Long Sleeve T-shirts are 100% cotton.
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!
Current Employment Opportunities for 2016-17 Year
Schlarman Academy has openings for an Athletic Director, a 4-6th grade Language Arts teacher, a golf coach, and volunteer assistant girls basketball coaches. Check out the Employment link under the Home menu.
Schlarman Academy Hosts Grade School Night
Schlarman Academy invites all Pre-School through 8th grade students to attend a special “Grade School Night” on Friday, February 12, 2016 at the Paul C. Shebby Gymnasium at the North Campus. The High School Boys Basketball Team will be playing Hoopeston Area. We have many exciting things happening!
7 pm Boys Varsity Game: Schlarman vs. Hoopeston Area
Halftime of Varsity Game - All 8th grade athletic/activity participants honored
Prize Give-a-ways Including: Topper Wear, Topper Bucks to spend in the concession stand, and K-8 Tuition Vouchers
FREE ADMISSION FOR SCHLARMAN STUDENTS