President Kendall on the Recent Unrest

Tamir Rice, Walter Scott, Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Trevon Harris, Laquon McDonald, Botham Jean, Sandra Bland, and now George Floyd…Who is next?  How can we continue to hear and see stories like theirs and not expect tempers to erupt?  If any of these people were your loved one, wouldn’t you demand justice? What if you didn’t … Read More

Growth Despite COVID-19 Challenges

Despite the challenges of COVID-19 our students once again surpassed national growth rates on standardized tests in both Reading and Math. For the first time in the school’s history every single senior was accepted into at least one BA/BS program. Our Seniors in the Work Study Program performed better than any other prior class. For the first time in the … Read More

“Resilient, Adaptable and Determined”: An Interview with Jessena Fields     

I talked with Jessena (CRSM ’15  SIU ’19) as she was beginning her exit from Carbondale, IL after her recent graduation from Southern Illinois University. Heading toward Houston, her plans include growing her successful on-line business, eventually reopening her hair and clothing boutique and getting her master’s in marketing. After speaking with her I came away knowing I spoke with … Read More

Student Work

Every fall, English IV students spend a significant amount of time choosing and researching a social problem, exploring all the facets of the issue and ultimately proposing a solution. Then COVID-19 happened. All students were suddenly required to do the brainstorming, research, writing, and revising within the confines of e-learning. These two authors took inspiration from the history we are … Read More

Ministry: Our Students and Our Community

Campus Ministry is Standing Next to Students and Their Families The Virtual Sophomore Retreat Broadview prayer vigils for immigrants in detention A Virtual Easter Season Taize Prayer Manning the Lunch Meal Distribution Program Organizing the Big Shoulders’ Local Restaurant Funding Program Pitching in to distribute Home Run Inn frozen pizzas (Donated by the Big Shoulders Fund) The Virtual Sophomore Retreat … Read More