The Central Middle School National Junior Honor Society is excited to announce that they will be sponsoring a Career Day.  If you are interested in coming to CMS to talk to the students about your career please contact Debbie Gibbons, NJHS Sponsor.  Career Day is being held on April 29th, from 12:00-3:00.  Career Day speakers will be speaking at various times between 12:00 and 3:00.   If you are committing to Career Day, please block out the entire time.  More specific details regarding your assigned time slot will be provided as it gets closer.  

Career Day speakers will be speaking to a group of students with a teacher to assist.  Please join CMS NJHS as they help fellow middle schoolers prepare for their future careers!!

If you or an associate at your business would like to participate in Career Day, please complete the form provided via the link below by March 18th.

Career Day Volunteer Form

Questions: Debbie Gibbons, NJHS Sponsor

P: 708-424-0148 x2247


Grab your daughter, grab your neighbor, sister, friend or mother! Join us for a Women’s Self Defense class on Sun., Sept. 26, and learn basic skills to protect yourself should you ever be in a threatening situation.

As women, and mothers, we are always on the go—hands full and not always paying attention to what’s going on around us. We will walk through scenarios and show you how to protect yourself!

Where:  Academy of Self Defense, 3753 W. 95th St., Evergreen Park
When:  Sunday, September 26, 2001 at 10:00 am
Cost:  $20

Contact Chamber member Amy Dequaine for more information and to register.
P: 708-745-4432

The Evergreen Park Chamber of Commerce hosted an informative Chamber Membership Breakfast on September 13, bringing business members together with local school officials to share information and exchange ideas.

Dr. Robert Machak, Superintendent of Evergreen Park Elementary School District 124, hosted the Chamber event at Central Middle School. He provided a delicious breakfast prepared by School District 124’s Director of Food Services Deb Michicich. The event included energetic performances by the Central Middle School band and award-winning choir, as well as networking and a presentation by District 124 administration officials on the state of the schools.

The four elementary schools and one middle school in Evergreen Park have seen a surge in enrollment over the past four years. The district’s student body has increased by 7 percent, adding some 127 children, according to Tim Kostecki, Director of Business Services for District 124. As a result, the district is financially strong and foresees continued growth.

School officials also reported on the district’s three-year strategic plan and on topics including school culture, buildings and grounds, safety, technology, curriculum, instruction, and assessment.

The Evergreen Park Chamber of Commerce hosted a networking breakfast at Evergreen Park Community High School on May 17 that was open to all current, new, and prospective members. All enjoyed a delicious buffet while Thomas O’Malley, Superintendent of District 231, highlighted exciting upgrades to the curriculum and facility. Afterward everyone toured the school, which included a visit to the new, state-of-the-art workout and weight room.

Your next opportunity to connect with fellow members of the business community is at our Lunch and Learn event on Friday, June 22 at noon at the Evergreen Park Public Library, 9400 S Troy. Digital marketing professionals Jim and Laurie Cleary of the Argus Internet Company will share their expertise on how to present your business online. A catered lunch will be provided. Register here.