Welcome to St. Pius V School!
Come visit us!
Call (312) 226-1590 or Email Abby Torres to schedule a tour and see for yourself the great things that are happening at SPV!
Enrollment for the 2014-15 school year has begun. Please be sure to register as early as possible. New families should complete an interest form to reserve their spot on the waiting list. Email us or call the office at (312) 226-1590 with any questions.
Amazing Scholarship Opportunity for CPS Students!
Thanks to a generous grant from the Archdiocese of Chicago's Office of Catholic Schools, St. Pius V School is proud to introduce the Caritas Scholarship. This scholarship can pay for up to 50% of a student's tuition cost for three years. If your child is currently attending a Chicago Public School and you are looking to make a positive change for your family, now is the time! Please click here to complete an interest form and receive more information.
Saying Farewell to a Dear Friend: Ms. Elizabeth Lucarelli
The end of this school year brings with it the retirement of an incredible woman: our Kindergarten teacher, Ms. Elizabeth Lucarelli. She has truly made a world of difference in our school and she will be deeply missed. 2014-15 marks Ms. Lucarelli’s 20th year as the kindergarten teacher here at St. Pius V School and her 42nd year as a teacher in the Catholic school system.
“Liz Lucarelli has a passion for this work,” said Principal Nancy Nasko, “a passion for helping young students fall in love with school. In kindergarten, she gets them ready for the rest of their school career. It is such a critical age and she is just the best at capturing young minds and getting them excited about learning.”
Ms. Lucarelli has spent her career teaching students how to do their very best in all that they do. Her love for this school and this community is evident in the work that she does. We will miss her so much and wish her the best in the years to come. Thank you, Ms. Lucarelli, for all that you have done for St. Pius V School.
Congratulations to our 2013-14 Peacemakers!
Congratulations to our 2013-14 Peacemaker Award winners! Each year, students from each classroom are selected by their teachers to receive this honor. These students represent the core value of St. Pius V School: Peacemaking. Each one solves conflicts in their classroom, makes their classmates feel welcome and contributes to a safe, healthy school. We are so proud of these incredible kids. You are a blessing, and you truly deserve this award!
Ms. Abby Torres:
2014 OCS Distinguished Service Award Winner!
Our amazing Administrative Assistant, Abby Torres, was recently selected to receive the Distinguished Service Award from the Archdiocese of Chicago’s Office of Catholic Schools. The fact is that Abby is the reason that everything runs so smoothly at SPV day after day. She can identify every student and parent by name not just because it is a particular skill of hers, but because she truly cares.
As any of our parents, students and staff will tell you, we are blessed to have Abby Torres here at SPV School. She does her job with grace, calm and a wonderful sense of humor and we would not trade her for anything in the world!
Mrs. Nancy Cullinan Nasko
2013 NAESP Distinguished Principal Award Winner!
For nearly three decades, Mrs. Nancy Cullinan Nasko has been serving the students, families and staff of St. Pius V School. Mrs. Nasko has cared for us, prayed for us, cried for us, cheered for us and loved each and every one of us with all her heart.
Her work here, first as a teacher and now as the principal, has shaped St. Pius V School into a top-notch institution drawing students from across the city and suburbs. She deserves more gratitude than we could ever give her, and we are proud to announce that her work has definitely not gone unnoticed:
On October 24th, 2013, the National Association of Elementary School Principals presented Mrs. Nasko with their highest honor, the Distinguished Principal Award. The ceremony will be held in Washington, DC.
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Introducing our New 7th Grade Teacher, Ms. Brasic!
We are thrilled to introduce our brand new 7th grade teacher, Ms. Tammy Brasic! Ms. Brasic was previously at St. Paul - Our Lady of Vilna and we are so blessed to have her join the St. Pius V family. Please stop by her classroom and give her a warm welcome when you get the chance. Welcome home, Ms. Brasic!
We are so proud of all of our school finalists in the Council III Spelling Bee. This year, St. Pius V School had a few winners! We would like to congratulate 5th grade student Izabel and 7th grade student Madalyn on winning 1st place in their sections in the Spelling Bee for Council III of the Archdiocese of Chicago Catholic Schools! We also had a few other impressive performances: Arturo came in at 2nd place for 5th grade, Alexa finished in 3rd place for 4th grade and Rebecca came in at 3rd place for 3rd Grade! We are very proud of them all. We would like to congratulate these students and all of the others who participated. Well done!
Once a Stranger, Now our Brother: Thank you, Andy Vaughan!
St. Pius V School was recently visited by Andy Vaughan, a young man who is truly living our school motto: “Making a World of Difference!” Andy delivered a stack of checks totaling a donation of more than $1,000! Even though he had never met any of our students or visited our school, he decided to ask his friends and family to save $1 each day for a month to contribute to SPV.
During his visit, our students were able to ask Andy a few questions about his project…
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Earlier this year, the hosts of Catholic Community of Faith on Relevant Radio 950 invited our principal, Mrs. Nancy Nasko, to join them on their show. They wanted to recognize and celebrate the Distinguished Principal Award Mrs. Nasko recently received. What they didn't tell her is that they had also invited Alex Moreno, an 8th grade student here at SPV, to surprise Mrs. Nasko on the air! Both ladies did an amazing job and made all of us so proud. Alex not only surprised (and thrilled!) Mrs. Nasko, she also delivered a beautiful, glowing testimonial to her time here at Pius. We are proud to share this excellent interview. Congratulations again, Mrs. Nasko, and job well done, Alex!
Peacemakers Set the Example at St. Pius V School
To mark the beginning of Catholic Schools Week 2013, we are proud to recognize the recipients of the annual St. Pius V School Peacemaker Awards! These students exhibit a level of leadership, respect and kindness that makes them stand out among their peers. The Peacemaker award is the highest honor we bestow on our students.
The Office of Catholic Schools Presents: "These Are Our Teachers"
Educating a classroom full of students is far from easy. It takes determination, commitment and a whole lot of energy to ensure that every child develops the skills they need to succeed in high school and beyond. This video from the Archdiocese of Chicago Office of Catholic Schools explores the reasons that our schools - particularly here at St. Pius V - have such dedicated teachers. We are proud to say that our very own staff and students are featured prominently throughout the video, so take a look and keep an eye out for some familiar faces!
Principal Nancy Cullinan Nasko: 2012 NCEA Distinguished Principal Award Winner!
We always knew, and now the rest of the world does, too: Mrs. Nancy Nasko is the best principal in Illinois! Today is was made official. Mrs. Nasko was just awarded the National Catholic Educational Association's Distinguished Principal Award. Only 12 principals from around the country are recognized annually, and she was chosen from the entire Great Lakes Region! More about this incredible award to come. Congratulations, Mrs. Nasko!
The St. Pius V School Chess Team Kicks off their Inaugural Season!
Last year, St. Pius V School started our Chess Club, a before school program for students interested in learning how to play chess or wanting to improve their skills. This year, thanks to the guidance of our new volunteer chess coach Mr. Brian Beck, SPV introduced our very first Chess Team! Students on this team have already begun their season by competing in the Chicago Latino Chess Championship at Lozano Library and at the 84th Knights Quest Tournament in Northbrook, Illinois. Our team is playing very well, but more importantly, students are learning and having fun at the same time. Good luck, Chess Team!
Congratulations to the 2012 Flag Football Champs: The Pride!
Congratulations to the SPV Pride Flag Football Team! They won their game on Friday and took home the second consecutive CHAMPIONSHIP!! We are so proud of all of you. A big thank you to our coach Mr. Jorge Trejo. Great job to everyone involved!
Our Littlest Saints Help Create a Wonderful Mass
Last Friday, SPV was visited by some of history's most influential (and adorable!) saints to celebrate All Saints Day. Students also visited the Offrenda dedicated to our lost loved ones in honor of Dia de los Muertos and All Souls Day. What a beautiful mass!
Pictures of the All Saints Mass...
Registration for 2014-15
Registration for the 2014-15 school year has begun. To submit an interest form and be added to our waiting list, please click here. As a reminder to all current and prospective SPV parents: It is important that you complete your registration forms and submit the health information required for your student as soon as possible. The office is open from 8:00am to 5:00pm daily. Please be sure to complete any outstanding paperwork as well as to purchase gym uniforms and sign up for school lunch. Parents should bring the following items:
- Any Incomplete Paperwork
- Up-to-date Immunization Record
- Record of Recent Physical Screening
- Record of Recent Dental Check-up
- Record of Most Recent Eye Exam
- $200 Registration Fee
Additionally, newly enrolled parents should provide:
- Social Security Number
- Baptismal Certificate if Student was Baptized
- Grades 1-8: Last Report Card and Standardized Test Scores
School fees may be paid by cash, check or credit.
Please contact the school if you have any questions.