Courtesy Alena Murguia

Nazareth will host a field dedication ceremony on Saturday, April 27 at 9:00 a.m. celebrating the legacy of Mr. John Michalek, a dedicated teacher, coach, friend and colleague at Nazareth for thirty years. Mr. Michalek passed away in June, 2012. In commemoration of his many contributions to Nazareth’s legacy, the new softball field is named in his honor.

The ceremony will be held prior to the Varsity Softball doubleheader at 11:00 a.m. All are welcome to join us for this special event, which will take place rain or shine.

Nazareth will also bless the new tennis courts and the whole athletic complex. The field and court signify on-campus athletic facilities for nearly every competitive sport in which Nazareth Academy participates in the prestigious East Suburban Catholic Conference.

Over the past ten years, Nazareth Academy has added and enhanced facilities to match rising enrollment, as well as academic and athletic demands. These include a state-of-the-art auditorium, a formal entrance hall, a recently added Chemistry lab, a dining hall, a renovated library, and more.

“We are committed to providing facilities which allow our students to stay on campus when pursuing extracurricular activities and sports. This next phase of facilities expansion underscores Nazareth’s commitment to educate the whole person,” says Dennis Moran, Nazareth President.

Nazareth Academy, a Catholic, coeducational, college preparatory high school serving families from 55 communities and over 100 grade schools in Chicago and the western suburbs, established in 1900 and sponsored by the Congregation of St. Joseph, values scholarship, service, spirit, and unity.