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April 17, 2019

A shield provides protection to the one who bears it. Aquin Schools strive to provide each student with a shield of Responsibility, Respect, Faith, Leadership, Service, Knowledge and Character. Each month from October through April, Aquin is recognizing three students who display the month’s quality of the shield. Students are nominated by staff and faculty at both campuses and then selected by Administration. Winners are awarded a coveted 'Free Jean Day' coupon!

Character is April's shield and Aquin Schools are proud to announce their ‘Students of the Month’ for April: Senior High--Gwen Stovall, Junior High--Regan Curry, Elementary--Alissa Andrews.

If you are interested in learning more about Aquin’s ‘Guardian of the Shield’ sponsor program, or want to learn more about joining the Aquin family, please contact Laura at 815-235-3154 x 226.

Spring Arts Fest Tonight!

Fine Arts Celebration of both campuses--all are welcome to attend!

  • 5:30pm . Doors Open to Public for Art Show
  • 6:00pm . K-6 Music Performance in the Auditorium
  • 6:30-6:55pm . Intermission
  • 7:00pm . Elementary, Junior High and Senior High Choirs Performance in the Auditorium
  • Parents and students take Preschool-6 Art home after the concert!

silence . . . glowing candles . . . peaceful music . . .

It's our last Taizé service before the Triduum begins tomorrow.

Join us tonight at 7pm at St. Thomas and be with Jesus.

All faiths are welcome!

'TITANIC the Musical' Auditions on Saturday

Auditions for Highland Community College’s 46th season of Summerset Theatre production of “TITANIC the Musical” are 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on April 20, in the Ferguson Fine Arts Center located on the campus of Highland Community College. The director is seeking talented actors, singers, and dancers. There are roles for adults and youth 15 or older. Highland students and community members are sought. Highland Community College’s Theatre Department actively seeks a multi-cultural cast.

The Theatre Arts Department at Highland is pleased this year to have Mark Jansen as a guest director for the show. Jansen previously directed “Mary Poppins.” Jeffery DeLay is musical director and Sarah Long is the show’s choreographer. Camelot Linda of Camelot Costumes, LLC, is the costume designer.

If you have questions or would like additional information, please click here or contact guest director, Mark Jansen at

2019 Mastermind Conference: Vision & Purpose

. . . in partnership with Highland Community College

Do you have goals and ideas you would like to turn into realities of business? Are you motivated, but need some guidance? Are you unsure how to get started, or to move your leadership skills to the next level? If so, this Mastermind Conference is for you.

What is 'Mastermind'?

Mastermind brings both aspiring and successful entrepreneurs together each month to network and learn from keynote speakers. The speakers share their setbacks and triumphs and offer advice to the rest of the group.

Interested in attending?

Click here for all the details and online registration.

Help Save a Life!

The Red Cross is installing smoke detectors in Freeport's 3rd Ward on April 27 and they could use helping hands to carry supplies, fill out paperwork, etc. Students and adults can help some of the on-duty firefighters who will be installing detectors. The time is 9-4, but any amount of help would be greatly appreciated. If you are interested and available, please contact Blair Senneff at to arrange the details.

The Flags are Flying!

To help promote Aquin Preschool and its move to our St. Thomas Campus next fall, we have invested in some signs and flags that are popping up around Freeport. Last week, our yard signs arrived and were distributed to homeowners with 'good traffic' for high visibility. On Monday, we installed 4 'feather flags' at St. Thomas on Kiwanis Drive and Pearl City Road. We hope you've noticed them--as well as others who want to join the Aquin family this fall.

Please keep spreading the word about Aquin Preschool--at St. Thomas in Fall 2019!