Open House October 19th 2016

Saint Ferdinand School cordially invites our families for the closest Open House event Wednesday October 19th 2016 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM check the flyer below for details


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Ms. Denise Akana Letter of Introduction

Denise AkanaDear St. Ferdinand Community,


It is with great pride and excitement that I write this letter of introduction to you as the new principal of St. Ferdinand School for the 2016/2017school year.

I am honored to have this opportunity to work with so many dedicated teachers, staff, parents, and outstanding students.

As principal it is important to me that everyone who steps through the doors of St. Ferdinand School be excited to be here.

I hope to create an atmosphere of positive energy.

My door is always open and I welcome your input.  Please feel free to stop in, call, or email me to discuss any suggestions or concerns.

For it is in recognizing and respecting each other we as a community give “our” children the best education.

This is my 39th year in education as well as with the Archdiocese of Chicago.

I began my career teaching at St. Josaphat, then St. Luke in River Forest, and lastly as an administrator at St. Pascal School.

I have lived in Chicago my entire life and currently live in the Jefferson Park area.

I feel truly blessed to be at St. Ferdinand!


Denise H. Akana

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St. Ferdinand School Welcomes a New Principal Ms. Denise Akana


July 1, 2016



Dear St. Ferdinand School Families,


It is with great pleasure that we announce that Ms. Denise Akana will be the next principal of St. Ferdinand School effective July 1, 2016.

An extensive search was conducted to identify a principal who would advance the mission of St. Ferdinand Parish School.  A search committee comprised of parents, teachers, the school board president, and a parish representative met with the qualified candidates to find a leader who will continue to enrich the minds and nourish the spirits of our students. From the interviews, a clear candidate was identified who possessed the qualifications and skills that will elevate St. Ferdinand Parish School and enhance our current programming.

We are excited to introduce Ms. Akana as the principal for the 2016-2017 school year. Ms. Akana comes to us after serving as principal for 14 years at St. Pascal School. In addition to her time at St. Pascal School, Ms. Akana taught at St. Josaphat and St Luke Parish Schools. Her teaching experience includes preschool through 8th grade.

Ms. Akana shared, “I look forward to continuing to meet the academic and spiritual needs of the St. Ferdinand students. I am aware of the standard of excellence the community has come to expect. We will work together to carry on that tradition.”

We look forward to beginning this new chapter at St. Ferdinand Parish School.





Fr. Jason Torba


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Open House Day July 7 th 2016

Give your child a chance for better future in a safe, faith based and technology rich environment

Give your child a chance for better future in a safe, faith based, and technology rich environment. Join us at our Open House day Thursday July 7th 2016 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM Call Kate Lucas to schedule your tour around the school today ! 773 622 3022 or email: klucas@saintferdinand.org

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25th Anniversary of Ordination into Priesthood of Fr Jason Torba

Zdjecie Jubileusz25th Anniversary 

Please join us to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Ordination into Priesthood of Fr. Jason Torba. Bi-Lingual Mass of Thanksgiving Sunday May 22nd at 10:15 AM. Presided over by Bishop John R. Manz the Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago and the Episcopal Vicar of Vicariate IV.


“Your Province, O God Guides us !”


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