After four major tournaments, the last of which was on Saturday, February 11, team Lightning Strike, made up of Latin middle school students, came in 1st place at the Northern Illinois Regionals. After 15 previous matches, Latin was ranked 2nd in their league of 36 teams coming into the last full day match. They advanced through the semifinals and won the finals giving them a first place victory! They will advance to the state tournament in two weeks. Go Romans!
Olivia and Sophia Johnston '18 have been named to Team USA as part of the Chicago Jazz synchronized skating team. As the current U.S. National Champions, their team was invited to represent the U.S. at the Mozart Cup in Salzburg, Austria and the French Cup in Rouen, France. The team finished fourth and fifth place in these competitions respectively, skating among 12 of the top 15 ranked teams in the world. Olivia and Sophia will be skating to defend their national championship in Rockford, IL later this month.
Head of School Randall Dunn, in partnership with the Parent Association, is pleased to present the 2016-17 Latin Speaker Series. This year we have invited three researchers whose work supports and illuminates Latin's educational philosophy and thinking about how kids learn best.
Marc Brackett, Director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence & Professor in the Child Study Center at Yale University
Head of School Randall Dunn, in partnership with the Parent Association, is pleased to present the 2016-17 Latin Speaker Series.
This year we have invited researchers whose work supports and illuminates Latin's educational philosophy and thinking about how kids learn best.
Eduardo Briceño, Co-Founder & CEO of Mindset Works
Growth Mindset and Engagement
The crowd was large and loud for the annual US Girls Varsity Basketball and US Boys Varsity Basketball double-header at DePaul University's McGrath-Phillips Arena. The LS, MS and US were well represented in the crowd which made for a great high school basketball environment. The Girls toppled Chicago Hope Academy (59-53) in a very competitive game to start the evening and get the crowd amped up. The Boys had another close call with their rivals down the street as the second game of the evening went into overtime. Junior Alec Kotler scored a clutch three-point shot with 3 seconds to play in overtime to seal the game for the Romans 55-54. The crowd went wild and all the Romans went home with smiles on their faces. This is the 2nd time this season that the Romans have clipped the Colonels at the buzzer to win the game. Junior Charlie Moss hit a shot as the clock ran out to clinch the victory back in December. And we got it all on video, check it out!
February 14, 7-8:30 p.m., Wrigley Theatre
Having trouble under pressure? Re-train your brain. Sian Beilock is a scientist developing new approaches and new solutions to a problem we have all experienced: failing to do our best under pressure. Beilock is a psychology professor at University of Chicago and author of How The Body Knows Its Mind and Choke.
Congratulations to the varsity girls volleyball team and coaches! The team received the prestigious Sportsmanship Award at the IHSA Finals. At each IHSA state finals, a committee consisting of Sportsmanship Advisory Committee members, IHSA staff members and other tournament personnel grade each participating school's coaches, players and fans based on a rubric developed by the Sportsmanship Advisory Committee. This is the first time Latin has earned this award in its long history of athletic accomplishments. Earning a "Do What's Right! State Final Sportsmanship Banner" is difficult and a huge honor. Combining both top results on the court (4th in state!) and recognition for honoring the game (state final sportsmanship banner!), our volleyball coaches have realized the ideal goal of high school sports.