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Chicago area schools compete in marching band competition

October 17, 2016 by WLS-TV

WLS-TVChicago area high school marching bands competed Saturday in the 12th annual Olympian Marching Band & Drumline Festival. The competition was held at Rich Central High School in Olympia Fields. Thornridge High School in Dolton went up against ...

Professional athletes, HF grads, to compete at McLegends game April 23

April 19, 2016 by The Homewood-Flossmoor Chronicle

Professional athletes who got their start at south suburban high schools will face off against this year's top high school basketball players at the McLegends XIII game at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 23, at Rich Central High School in Olympia Fields. The ...

Towns rally around injured Park Forest officer

April 12, 2016 by Chicago Tribune

Chicago TribuneThe melodic tones of the Rich Central High School marching band filled the Olympia Fields McDonald's during Monday night's dinner rush. Students from the Olympia Fields school played upbeat tunes to jovial customers waiting on Big Macs and fries as ...

Prairie State, Dist. 227 partner for STEM classes

March 31, 2016 by Chicago Tribune

Chicago TribuneThose high school students are able to complete courses without paying for anything, including textbooks, registration fees, and transportation that are all provided by the college and District 227. Rich Central High is in Olympia Fields. In a world ...

Should your child play high school football?

October 30, 2015 by Chicago Tribune

Chicago Tribune“Andre” is spelled out with candles behind the goal post Oct. 24, 2015, at Rich Central High School in Olympia Fields to honor Andre Smith, the Chicago Bogan High School football player who died Oct. 23 after a hard hit in a game the day before.

Services this weekend for Bogan football player

October 29, 2015 by Chicago Tribune

Chicago TribuneThe next morning, Bogan coach Erick Ware called Rich Central High School in Olympia Fields, where Smith, 17, attended through his junior year, to break the news to athletic director Don Parker, a fellow alum of the Chicago school. "Coach Ware called to ...

Laughter, tears for Bogan football player; autopsy blames head injuries

October 24, 2015 by Chicago Tribune

Chicago TribuneChris Smith said his brother attended Rich Central High School in Olympia Fields until last year, when he transferred to Bogan. His family lives in Country Club Hills, but he had been living with a family friend in Chicago, according to the family ...

Friday Flyover: Rich Central High School

October 16, 2015 by WLS-TV

WLS-TVHigh School District #227 serves the residents of Country Club Hills, Matteson, Olympia Fields, Park Forest, Richton Park, a small section of Chicago Heights and adjoining rural areas in South Cook County. The district was formed from non-high school ...

Court Upholds Firing of Counselor Who Wrote Sexually Explicit Advice Book

December 4, 2013 by Education Week News (blog)

Education Week News (blog)A federal appeals court has upheld the dismissal of an Illinois high school guidance counselor over his self-publication of a purported relationship-advice book for women with sexually frank passages and indications that the counselor had a "tendency ...

2 Teens Accused of Making Rich Central HS Bomb Threat

October 2, 2013 by NBC Chicago

NBC ChicagoOlympia Fields Police said a 14-year-old and 15-year-old from Country Club Hills are accused of leaving a bomb threat note Monday at Rich Central High School. The juveniles, whose names were being withheld, are students at the school, police said.

Bomb Threat, Melee Monday At Rich Township High Schools

October 1, 2013 by CBS Local

The bomb scare at Rich Central in Olympia Fields happened about 1 p.m., and prompted school officials to close the building and bus all students to Rich South in Richton Park, a law enforcement source said. “It's been pretty tense,” Rich Township High ...

Harris drops out of race for Jackson Jr. seat

January 30, 2013 by Chicago Tribune

Chicago TribuneToi Hutchinson of Olympia Fields. Hutchinson's campaign issued a blistering attack on Kelly's endorsements, including support that Kelly received yesterday from state Sen. Donne Trotter, D-Chicago. Trotter was arrested in December after authorities ...

Bryan Craig, Rich Central Guidance Counselor, Sues After Being Fired Over His Racy Book

September 24, 2012 by Huffington Post

Huffington PostBryan Craig, who worked at Rich Central High School in Olympia Fields, Ill., is seeking $1 million in damages to “compensate him for the injuries he suffered” after he was first put on leave and later terminated over the controversial release of his ...

Bryan Craig, Rich Central High School Basketball Coach, Fired Over Controversial Sex Book

September 19, 2012 by Huffington Post

Rich Central High School Superintendent Donna Simpson Leak initially said Craig “has his constitutional right to free speech,” but later that day he was suspended, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. On Tuesday, the school board voted unanimously to ...

High school girls guidance counsellor fired after self-published book reveals he 'moonlights as a strip club bouncer ...

September 19, 2012 by Daily Mail

Daily MailBryan Craig, whose position as counsellor at Chicago's Rich Central High School was suspended on August 31, was also forced to resign from his coaching job at Olympia Fields following the uproar over his self-published the book - titled It's Her Fault.

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