Parish News & Information

Parish News & Information

Congratulations to our Robotics Students!

We are thrilled to congratulate this year’s winners of the STEM Competition! Dr. Ochsner’s 7th and 8th grade Robotics students participated in the U.S. Army-sponsored educational science fair for students in grades 6–9 in the United States. The contest has groups of 2-4 students who submit “Mission Folders” using the Engineering Design Process. Over 1800 groups competed.

7th Grade Division:

Two of our 7th-grade groups won 2nd in State and Honorable Mention for their projects.

The Popcorn Monsters - William A., Nathan E., Liam N., and Matthew M. were awarded an Honorable Mention for their project on a robotic nursing assistant.

Two Right Feet - Neala D. and Ysa C. won 2nd Place in the State Regional Finals ($500 each) for their project on a laser-powered delivery system and solar panels in the stratosphere.

8th Grade Division:

Geriatric Robots - Lily D., Abby S., and Maggie F. won First in State in the Regional Finals and are now National Finalists for their project on an elderly fall detector. They won $4,000 each and an all-expenses paid trip to attend the 4-day National Judging and Educational Event (NJ&EE) in Chantilly, VA, June 24-28.

The NJ&EE event includes many opportunities to meet others, physical training, various workshops and panels, and the DoD STEM Workshops, which is a day working with scientists and engineers from different sectors of the DoD.


Neala D. and Ysa C.


Abby S., Maggie F., and Lily D


William A., Nathan E., Liam N., and Matthew M


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St. Paul of the Cross

320 South Washington Street
Park Ridge, IL 60068

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Phone: (847) 825-7605

Mass Schedule

UC = Upper Church
HFC = Holy Family Chapel 

Monday - Friday

6:25 am UC

8:30 am UC


8:30 am UC - weekday Mass

4:30 pm UC - vigil


7:30 am UC

9:00 am UC

10:30 am UC and HFC

12:00 pm UC