St Joseph and St Mary Parishes in Freeport, IL

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Scholarships to Aquin

Aquin logoIllinois’ New Investment in Kids An Aquin Catholic School Education Could Be Possible The State of Illinois has passed the Invest in Kids Act— a new way for families to receive scholarships for those who choose to attend Catholic schools like Aquin in Freeport. Scholarships offered through this program have the potential to cover up to 100% of tuition for the next school year for those who qualify. Apply for financial support through Empower Illinois @ Scholarships will be granted on a first come first serve basis. Empower Illinois will begin accepting applications on January 24, 2018. Visit early and often to be one of the first to apply!
For more information: Contact Mrs. Rosemarie Brubaker at the Aquin Catholic Schools – or 815-235-3154.
Come and See if Aquin Catholic Schools is Right for Your Family! Next Parent Open House: – February 1, 2018 or Call us at 815-235-3154 to set up a tour. Email :
Want to Donate to the Fund for a Tax Credit? Beginning January 2, 2018, you can donate to the Invest in Kids Act Scholarship and receive a state income tax credit of 75%. Visit: for a step-by-step guide about the program.

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Aquin Class Reunion

18th Annual Aquin Combined Reunion Aquin High School is hosting its 18th Annual Combined Reunion on Saturday, September 30 for classes graduating in 1927-1967. Guests are invited to join us for the Aquin Homecoming football game on Friday night, September 29, as the Aquin Bulldogs hosts the Orangeville Broncos on Conley Field. A dinner and dance will be held Saturday evening. Call Peg Schoenhard at 815.235.3154 x 224

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Aquin Homecoming

Aquin Schools will be celebrating Homecoming 2017 beginning Sunday, September 24 and running through Saturday, September 30. This year’s theme is ‘The Avengers of Aquin’. Aquin’s Annual Homecoming Parade will be held on Sunday, September 24 at 3:00pm with line-up starting at 2:30pm. If you–or the business you work for, the team you coach, or someone you know–are interested in participating, please contact the Communications Office at 815.235.3154 x 226 to register. You can also register online by going to the school’s website at: Registration Deadline is Thursday, September 21.

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Rest Easy Coach

Sometimes you just can’t find the words.
565990944e6aaea211d40308d4e98b41But others have. And have done so very eloquently.

We bring you this tribute to Coach Jeff Curry from those who knew him so very well. The love and compassion he instilled in those around him will never be forgotten.

And many thanks to Linda Stykel for capturing–and sharing–these priceless images.

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Aquin Catholic Schools

Some people complain that faith is opposed to religion. If that is true, why is it that that most parents acknowledge that Catholic High Schools are some of the bets schools you can send your child to for college prep? Think about sending your child to a Catholic School.