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Art Students from Boylan Catholic High School, Belvidere North High School Collaborate on Mural in Honor of Veteran’s Day

Posted on 11/7/2018 at 2:51 pm

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Mural to be re-dedicated following Belvidere Veteran’s Day Parade on Sunday, Nov. 11

ROCKFORD, Ill. – Art students and teachers from Boylan Catholic High School and Belvidere North High School have joined together to restore a mural at VFW Post 1461 in Belvidere ahead of Veteran’s Day.

The mural, originally designed by Boylan’s art department chair, Missy Minardi ’97, in 2004 when she was a teacher at Belvidere High School, had faded over the years and was badly in need of a touch- up. Because it was originally painted as a group project between Minardi, fellow art teacher Troy Yunk, and art students at Belvidere High School, Minardi envisioned a similar collaborative effort for the restoration.

Gathering together nearly 20 art students and faculty from Boylan and Belvidere North High School, where Yunk is now art department chair, Minardi led the 8-hour restoration of the mural to its original vibrancy. In addition to touching-up the paint, Minardi, Yunk, and Boylan art teacher Claire Strominger worked with students to draw two additional Marines in the mural’s central image of flag-raisers at Iwo Jima, which made the mural more historically accurate.

Post 1461 is especially meaningful to Minardi, whose grandfather, Raymond L. Cunningham, was a member following his service during WWII. Minardi’s father and brother also served in the military.

‘My passion behind the original mural, and its continued restoration, is driven by three generations of military service in my family,’ said Minardi. ‘Veterans do so much for us and ask for nothing in return. I can’t think of a better way to express my gratitude than by uniting students from across the region to create a piece of art that commemorates the pride and patriotism of the men and women who serve our country.’

The mural was initially commissioned to bring life to a boarded-up window on an exterior wall of the Post. It was dedicated on Veteran’s Day in 2004.

‘We are incredibly thankful to the students from Boylan and Belvidere North for volunteering their time and talent to restore our mural,’ said VFW Post 1461 commander, Greg Kelm. ‘We appreciate that students and teachers will go the extra mile to honor their local veteran’s club by creating a mural that the entire community can enjoy.’

The mural will be re-dedicated on Sunday, Nov. 11 following the Belvidere Veteran’s Day parade. The parade begins at 9:30 a.m. and concludes around 9:45 a.m. at Post 1461.

For more information, contact: Bridget Jennison at 815-877-0531,


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IHSA Athletics

Posted on 11/5/2018 at 10:30 am

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Third Round IHSA 5A Playoff

Sterling High School
Boylan Catholic vs Sterling High School
1:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 10
Gates will open at 11:30
All tickets are $6.00

1608 4th Ave
Sterling, IL 61081


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Swimming & Diving

IHSA Byron Sectional

Byron High School
Noon on Saturday, November 10
All tickets are $5.00
Seating is limited

696 N Colfax St.
Byron, IL 61010



Boylan Catholic High School Celebrates Start of 2018-2019 Girls’ Basketball Season with Announcement of Tournament

Posted on 10/25/2018 at 2:20 pm

First annual Reindeer Games will be only holiday basketball tournament in the region.

What: Boylan Catholic High School girls’ basketball press conference and season kick-off When: Monday, Oct. 29 at 2:20 p.m.

Where: Boylan cafeteria. Enter through the student (south) entrance off of Muldoon Dr.

Who: Speakers will include:

  • Varsity Girls’ Basketball Head Coach Paul Perrone
  • Athletic Director Paul Heitkamp
  • Member of the varsity girls’ basketball team, Grace Heimer

Additional Details: Coach Perrone will provide an inside look at the Reindeer Games tournament, taking place Thursday, Dec. 27 and Saturday, Dec. 29. The event will also include a three-point and free throw contest which is open to members of the community. Eight teams from across the region will be participating:Boylan ReindeerGames web

  • Aquin Catholic (Freeport)
  • Beloit Memorial
  • Belvidere North
  • Boylan Catholic (Rockford)
  • Grayslake North
  • Marian Central Catholic (Woodstock)
  • McHenry
  • Winnebago

Visual: Candid and staged video and photo opportunity with varsity girls’ basketball team during the press conference, as well as during their first practice of the 2018/2019 season.

Interview Opportunities: Coach Perrone, student athletes, and members of the Boylan administration.

For more information, contact: Bridget Jennison at 815-877-0531,



Photo Retakes

Posted on 10/23/2018 at 9:29 am

Yearbook photos for students who would like retakes, or who missed the August session, will be during 4th hour on Thursday, October 25. Students must sign up in the main office in order to receive a time slot. Students getting retakes must return their original pictures in order to have a new photo taken.




Posted on 10/17/2018 at 8:26 am


November 11, 2018
11:30 AM Social
12:00 PM Luncheon

Natural Helpers is an organization composed of students and staff members who are sought out by others for their ability to listen. A survey is conducted to identify those students and staff members who the student body considers to be “natural helpers”. The annual Luncheon helps defray the cost of training to refine communication and listening skills and to learn to identify situations when professional help is indicated. In addition to training, funds raised also help to provide a school-wide speaker annually.





First Quarter Exam Schedule – 2018-19

Posted on 10/15/2018 at 3:01 pm

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Exam Schedule:


Oct. 15

  • Freshmen & Sophomore: PE Quarter Exams


Oct. 16

  • Junior & Senior: PE Quarter Exams


Oct. 17

  • Quarter Exams – Periods 1, 3, 5


Oct. 18

  • Quarter Exams – Periods 4, 7


Oct. 19

  • Quarter Exams – Periods 2, 6
  • Full School Day – Dismissal at 3:05 pm

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