Monday: Preliminary clearance and Chinese culture night

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Happy Monday, Oak Park. Here’s what you need to know to wrap-up your weekend and start your week:

Last Week: Comedy Sportz

Comedy Sportz held their game Friday, Jan. 22, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.


This Week: Spring sports preliminary clearance

Preliminary Clearance for students interested in participating in a spring sport will take place at the student store at 3:30 p.m. from Tuesday Jan. 26 to Thursday Jan. 28. Athletes should get information from their coaches on specifically which day their sport is clearing. In order for athletes to clear, they will need a physical form and a completed blue emergency card. Students who do not clear will be given a 2-contest sanction. For more information on the paperwork necessary for preliminary clearance, click here.


Next Week: Chinese cultural night

Students from different grades in the district will perform in Chinese cultural night in the Pavilion Friday Feb. 5 at 7 p.m. This night will celebrate Chinese culture and tradition through song, dance and food. For more information, contact Mrs. Hung.


Beyond Oak Park: Super Bowl

Sunday, the Denver Broncos defeated the New England Patriots 20-18 in the AFC championship game, while the Carolina Panthers defeated the Arizona Cardinals 49-15 in the NFC championship game. Both the Broncos and the Panthers will advance to Super Bowl 50 in two weeks. Read more from ESPN


More Beyond Oak Park stories:

  • Winter Storm Jonas, which closed major highways, canceled many flights and killed nearly 30 people across the nation, finally begins to depart from the East Coast. Read more from CNN
  • An intense manhunt is underway for three escaped inmates from the Orange County Men’s Central Jail on Friday, Jan. 25. A reward of $50,000 is being offered for any information leading to the arrest of the inmates. Read more from Fox News
  • Michael Bloomberg, founder of Bloomberg L.P., is considering running as an independent candidate in the 2016 presidential race. Read more from The New York Times