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Join Us for Summer Running Club

By Padra Meyer 05/09/2019, 11:00pm CDT


ST RAYMOND 2019 SUMMER RUNNING GROUP- ALL CURRENT 4th-7th GRADERS!! (next year’s 5th-8th Graders)

Come join us!!

We will be offering the Summer Running Group to all 5th-8th students again!  Kids will benefit in SO many ways:

-Gain increased endurance and speed for their XC season and/or other sport

-Increase core strength and agility for ALL sports they participate in

-Have fun with their friends over the summer

-Start their day off in a fun, healthy way

Our group will meet every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday morning for one hour work-outs consisting of varied run work-outs, stretching drills, core strength exercises, and FUN!  Proper running technique and form will be taught and stressed!!

We will start on Wednesday July 10th… We will meet 12 times until we transition directly into the XC season, which will start officially practicing on Wednesday, August 7th.  

No need to worry if vacations and/or other clubs are scheduled for some of the days….we are very flexible and kids are welcome and encouraged to come to any of the dates that they can!!  

All Practice times will be 8:30 am- 9:30 am

Wed July 10th at Clearwater Park (by tennis courts)

Fri July 12th at St Raymond parking lot

Sun July 14th at Melas Park (back by park)

Wed July 17th at Clearwater

Fri July 19th at St Raymond

Sun July 21st at Melas Park

Wed July 24th at Clearwater Park

Fri July 26th at St Raymond School

Sun July 28th at Melas Park

Wed July 31st at Clearwater Park

Fri August 2nd at St Raymond

Sun August 2nd at Melas Park

Parent helpers (and alumni Saints runners) are greatly appreciated so we can train the kids at various appropriate levels of ability, so please let me know if you have days you would like to help with the kids!  

To do Summer Running Club- I need the registration form, your child’s sports physical, concussion awareness, and archdioscese release filled out (same forms as for all other sports at St Raymonds) Once you have them done for Running Club- they will be good for all other sports of the year!

Please try to get all paperwork in before end of school.  Any questions, please let me know!!! Can’t wait to work with the kids again!!

Padra Meyer
(847) 207-1237

Fall 2019 Sports Registration Now Open

By Steve Samuelson 05/09/2019, 10:45pm CDT

Registration closes May 24.

Fall Sports registration is open until Friday, May 24. This is for Girls Volleyball 5th - 8th and Cross Country 5th - 8th.  All students that are currently in 4th - 7th grade can sign up.  Please register with the grade that your student will be enrolled for 2019-20 school year.  After May 24th, a $30 late fee will be assessed to all late registrations. Since there is a need to submit rosters to the conference over the Summer, the Fall 2019 registration will close effective Saturday, June 1st.  

Also, incoming 5th - 8th grade students for the 2019-20 school year can register to be part of summer running club.  Please register on the fall sports link. There is no charge for this club, which is to prepare for the cross country season that starts the first week of school. Click here for more information on Summer Running Club.  

Here's the link:

Sports include:

Cross Country Co-Ed; 5th - 8th grade - $50

Cross Country Co-Ed Running Club; 5th - 8th - no charge

Girls Volleyball

  • Incoming 5th grade - $75
  • Incoming 6th grade - $75
  • Incoming 7th grade - $85
  • Incoming 8th grade - $85

IMPORTANT: All students participating in athletics will need to submit a physical before being allowed to participate. Physicals can be submitted through the school office through the end of the school year and as school begins next year.

Please register on the following link:

Matthew Lewnard Volley for Lurie Children's Hospital

By Ann Cantieri 04/28/2019, 11:15pm CDT

Schedule details announced, Jeans Day on Friday

On Friday, May 3rd, St. Raymond School will host the 5th Annual Matthew Lewnard Volley (for Lurie’s Children’s Hospital).  This St. Raymond School inter-grade volleyball night was started by two 8th grade students.  These students wanted to honor their beloved friend, Matthew Lewnard, who passed away in 2009 when the boys were in 2nd grade together.  Proceeds will be donated to Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. The games will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the gym.  Make sure to mark your calendars and come on out to play or watch some fun volleyball.  All skill levels welcome.  Friday, May 3rd, will be a $1 Jeans Day at school.

Adult and Jr. High student volunteers are needed for various evening events including decorating, concessions, raffle administration, admissions, and score keeping.  If you would like to help with planning, please contact Ann Cantieri at or (847) 253-8555.

The schedule is as follows:

Pre-game kick-off with prayer and flag ceremony by Cub Scouts

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM:  6th grade warm up and games

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM: 7th grade warm up and games

8:00 PM – 9:00 PM: 8th grade warm up and games

9:00 PM – 10:00 PM:  Special Class of 2015 St. Raymond Alumni game

T-Shirts and Registration

Electronic t-shirt ordering and registration are closed.  However, if you would still like to register and/or order a T-shirt, please email Ann Cantieri at

Cost of Participating in the Tournament + T-shirt: $10

Cost of T-Shirt Only: $8.00

6th, 7th and 8th Grade St. Raymond Students:  The 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students who will be participating need to register and will pay $10. This price includes both the registration and a T-shirt.

All others:  The price for the T-shirt only will be $8 for children, teachers, and parents who won’t be participating in the game.

Players:  The registered 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students will place their names into a bowl. On “Draft Day,” student names will drawn at random to determine the teams for the game (these teams will be a mix of boys and girls, and they will be divided according to grade level). All skill levels welcome!

Come out for the fun and thank you very much for your support!

Friday, May 3rd $1 Jeans Day


Friday, May 3rd, is $1 Jeans Day at St. Raymond School.  For $1, students can wear their Matthew Lewnard T-shirts, shirts that have St. Raymond, St. Raymond Spirit Wear shirts, red/black/white shirts, or St. Raymond Gym Shirts.  Jeans, St. Raymond gym pants, or St. Raymond Gym shorts can be worn.  We have sold more than 200 shirts!  Shirts will be sent home with students on Thursday, May 2nd.