On Wednesday, January 31st we showed everyone just how important our children’s education is to us. Within minutes of the Empower Illinois Scholarship application opening up, more than 24,000 people logged in to access this incredible opportunity. Unfortunately, this level of engagement was more than the website could handle and it crashed.
Thank you to all of the families that came to Holy Angels for assistance and participated in the program. We are so sorry that your effort and sacrifice did not result in our collective desire. Please know we are with you and will stay with you through the rest of this process.
Empower Illinois is working feverously to update the website to ensure families have an opportunity to take advantage of this amazing scholarship. There isn't a set time for the application to reopen. Be sure to check the Holy Angels website, Facebook page, and join our email list to get all of the updates.
Think of this as a second chance at an incredible opportunity. If you have not already placed the required information into pdf documents and put them on a flash drive, please do so as soon as possible. If you are not sure how to make a pdf, unsure what a pdf is, or merely want some support, please stop by the school IMMEDIATELY, and we will make sure you are ready whenever the application reopens. We do not want any of our families to miss out on the opportunity to have their child’s tuition PAID IN FULL. Let’s continue to make everyone aware that our children’s futures matter.
Service is a key theme in this year's Catholic Schools Week. We've incorporated this idea of service and helping others into our Five Days of Kindness Challenge. Each day students arrive at school with a new challenge. On Day 3, students were asked to help other students carry their bookbags. While a simple gesture, helping others can have a profound impact. Just look at all the smiles in this short recap video.
The Tax Credit Scholarship application opens today at noon. Be sure to sign in at 12:00 PM sharp. Other funds have given out all of their scholarships within the first 30 minutes of the application opening. You can apply at https://empowerillinois.org/
Sunday, January 31 marked the beginning of Catholic Schools Week, an annual celebration of Catholic education in the United States. Did you know that the Archdiocese of Chicago is the largest private school system in the United States with more than 79,000 students attending 229 Catholic Schools. We are proud to be one of these schools, with the unique mission to serve the Bronzeville community. Thank you so much to each of you who make the Holy Angels family exceptional.
This year's theme for Catholic Schools Week is Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service. This week Holy Angels will engage this theme through our curriculum which will explore the robust history and impact African Americans have had on our country, and special activities each day like our Days of Kindness program.
Each day our students are challenged to get caught conducting an act of kindness. Marianna Booker from 2nd grade was our first Day of Kindness winner.
In other news, I'm sure you've heard that Holy Angels families are now eligible for the Tax Credit Scholarship which can provide anywhere from 50% to 100% of tuition costs.
The application opens tomorrow at noon. Be sure to sign in at 12:00 PM sharp. Other funds have given out all of their scholarships within the first 30 minutes of the application opening. Visit holyangels.school/tax-credit-scholarship to see how we can assist you with your application.