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2016 REUNION: November 5, 2016

Saturday, November 5, 2016


St. Joseph High School

10900 West Cermak Road, Westchester, IL 60154


All Alumni and Guests are Welcome!



1966 - 50th - Golden Jubilee (Mass in the Chapel at 5 pm prior to cocktail hour)

1966 Invitation

1966 Responses to Date (as of 10.20.16)

1976 - 40th

1986 - 30th

1991 - 25th

1996 - 20th

2006 - 10th


A reserved bank of rooms will be set aside for Friday, November 4, 2015 and Saturday, November 5, 2016

*Please note that all reservations must be made on or before October 14, 2016 and inform Hotel Representative that you are part of the St. Joseph and Immaculate Heart of Mary High School Reunion.

OAKBROOK MARRIOTT: 1401 West 22nd Street, Oak Brook, IL 60523. The rate per room will be $109.00 excluding the various taxes. Please contact Marriott Reservations at 1.800.228.9290 or 1.630.573.8555 to make your reservations.

HAMPTON INN: 2222 Enterprise Drive (22nd Street), Westchester, IL 60154. The rate per room will be $96.00 excluding the various taxes. (Includes breakfast) Please contact the Hampton Inn at 1.708.409.1000 to make your reservations. 

2015-2016 SJHS Annual Report

Dear St. Joseph Alumni and Friends, 

We would like to take this opportunity to THANK YOU for supporting St. Joseph High School.  

The 2015-2016 Annual Fund is now available!

2015-2016 Annual Report

For reference, we also included the link to the 2014-2015 Annual Report from 2 years ago.    

2014-2015 Annual Report

We continue to see many successes in all of our programs and activities. Many of these stories are highlighted in our Annual Reports.

Our St. Joseph High School administration, faculty, and staff continue to work hard in order to provide our present students an excellent Lasallian college-prep education. I would hope you are proud of the educational experience that we provide our Charger Scholars and will continue your own support of our Lasallian mission of education at St. Joseph High School!

Live Jesus in our hearts---Forever!

I would like to donate to the 2016-2017 ANNUAL APPEAL to help the Chargers! 

A Few Firsts

A Few Firsts

Varsity Football Achieves Milestones

Written by: Tony Quattrochi, Development Staff Member

More than a few eyebrows were raised when the Chargers defeated Elmwood Park 15 – 12 in the first game of the season. It seemed to be a different squad than the previous year, when the varsity lost to the same team. “We do have quite a few seniors on the team,” commented Head Coach Rich Petroski, “and they are a talented and intelligent group of young men.”

The excitement built when the Chargers defeated East Moline United whose enrollment of over 1600 students just couldn’t stop the Charger offense, in a 41 – 19 St. Joseph HS victory. It marked the second time in the season the team defeated an opponent to whom they lost the previous year. That win gave the Chargers a 3 – 0 start, tying the school record for the best start by a St. Joseph Varsity Football Team. (The varsity beat Kelvyn Park 63 – 0 in the second week). READ MORE


Stay in School!

SJHS Alum Ensures Future For University Students

Written by: Tony Quattrochi, Development Staff Member

Quotes about the value of an education are seemingly endless. Advice on the importance of staying in school is also plentiful. But action speaks louder than words and one St. Joseph High School graduate is truly making those words come alive. John Stachniak, SJHS Class of ‘82, is the National Director of Institutional Advancement for the DeVry Education Group. Responsible for the strategic development of national fundraising activity, John helps ensure that as many financially challenged students as possible are able to attend the family of schools that comprise the DeVry Education Group. “I lead a small but mighty team that raises resources for scholarships that help students continue on to graduation and achieve their education and career goals.” By engaging alumni and cultivating donor prospects, John has found much success. Last year his efforts provided $1 million in scholarships to students who might not have been able to attend DeVry otherwise.

Impacting the lives of these deserving students by awarding them such resources to stay in school is the most rewarding aspect of John’s job. “Seeing how students balance their education with the other challenges of working and having families, it is incredibly gratifying to see how a scholarship can make all the difference.”  One of the challenges....READ MORE

Signum Fidei Society

Leave Your Legacy at St. Joseph High School

Consider joining the Signum Fidei Society.  This special group of committed alumni and friends have remembered St. Joseph High School through planned gifts.  There are a variety of ways to join this group and we hope you will consider leaving a legacy gift to St. Joseph High School.


Planned Giving Opportunities

Wills and Trust make up the largest portion of planned gifts.  You may include St. Joseph High School in your planning, and St. Joseph High School can assist you and your attorney with the appropriate language to carry out your intentions.

Charitable Gift Annuities pay a fixed-rate annual income to you or another beneficiary for life, in return for a gift.  When the beneficiary passes on, the principal annuity is gifted to St. Joseph High School as you directed.  Donors also may enjoy a tax deduction and a portion of tax-free income.

Gifts of Life Insurance can be in the form of a paid up policy that is no longer needed, a current policy, a new policy with St. Joseph High School as the owner and beneficiary, or a policy with St. Joseph High School as a partial beneficiary.

Real Estate Gifts can take the form of an outright gift of your home, farm or vacation property or a retained life estate where donors Deed their property to St. Joseph High School, continue to use the property for as long as they choose and receive a tax deduction for the value of the property.

We are grateful for the support of the Signum Fidei Society members and all who support St. Joseph High School.  If you would like to learn more or become a member, please contact Br. Thomas Harding, FSC at 708-562-4433, ext. 114 or via email at


Click here to open a printable PDF of this information.

Roger Witek '84

Happy Landing!

SJHS Alum Completes Service to U. S. Air Force

Written by: Tony Quattrochi, Development Staff Member

When Roger Witek retired from the United States Air Force last month, it was with several service medals with over 3,100 hours of flight-time in different versions of F-15s, F-4s, T-6s, T-37s and T-38s. Roger’s training as a pilot and his time spent teaching and training other pilots could have easily filled his twenty-seven years of service. But when he had time, Colonel Witek went back to the classroom again, and again, and again. Roger Witek, SJHS Class of '84, earned three Master Degrees and, most recently, he earned his Doctorate of Business Administration. He utilized his degrees to strategize, plan and instruct in the areas of training, weapons, operations and national security. Most important, along with his wife, Cyndi, and their daughter, Leigh, Roger made a career of serving his country and over the course of twenty-seven years, the family has resided in eight states as well as the Republic of Korea.

“I was looking for a way to pay for my college,” Roger said. “I thought service to my country was a fair trade and so I applied for a ROTC (Reserved Officers Training Corps) scholarship at the University of Illinois, Champaign....READ MORE

Sinacore Brothers

 SJHS Alums Thrive on Work

Both Siblings Devoted to Working with Youth

Written by: Tony Quattrochi, Development Staff Member

When Matt Sinacore, SJHS Class of ‘07, returned to his alma mater to teach, he surprised himself. “Originally I wanted to teach History, based in large part on the effect of having had Brother Peter Hannon and Mr. Zitzer for classes, but circumstances in college (Loyola University) changed my direction.” Matt majored in English, although he’s never entirely shed history as an educational resource while he teaches literature. “I find it almost impossible to teach a book without going in depth with the history surrounding the book. I also love the conversation that books provide for us. Fiction or nonfiction, the events in a well-written story can teach us so much about our own humanity. I also learned a great deal from Ms. Fredriksen... READ MORE

Eric Ilic '94

Rocky Start to This Career

SJHS Alum a PGA Professional

Written by: Tony Quattrochi, Development Staff Member

“I was a little confused when my father asked me why some of his golf clubs were scratched,” remarked Eric Ilic, SJHS Class of ‘94 and PGA Professional. “It was Eighth Grade and my mom had to go to work. My dad had a golf date with a friend of his so he took me along. He left me at the driving range with a few clubs and a bucket of golf balls to hit while he and his friend played nine holes. After I ran out of golf balls, I grabbed some rocks and starting teeing off with them. I guess I made a few scratches on his clubs.”

His dad forgave him for the mishap because since that day at the golf range, Eric developed a passion for the game...READ MORE

Thank You 40th Annual Golf Outing Participants

The 40th Annual St. Joseph Alumni and Friends Golf Outing (7.22.16) was a success!

Thank you to everyone who participated. The event raised over $12,000 in support of the boys and girls of St. Joseph High School.



(Members of the Class of 1972 present at the outing)


Vincit Qui Laborat - "He Conquers, Who Labors!"

Coach Ping with Isiah Thomas '79

The City Game: Chicago - Back at St. Joseph

In "The City Game: Chicago," two-time NBA Champion Isiah Thomas explores that basketball soul of his hometown. In this episode, he returns to his alma mater, St. Joseph High School to meet up with his mentor and coach, the legendary Gene Pingatore.

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