Our school community is shocked and saddened by the death of Ms. Margaret “Rone” Leja. Ms. Leja was an outstanding educator who cared very deeply about the success and well-being of each and every one of our students. She will be deeply missed, and we will spend much time grieving her loss.
Mrs. Kosteck is recovering at home and is doing well. I ask that our school community continue to pray for her recovery and for the support of God’s grace for our faculty and staff during this time of tragedy.
We cannot thank our families, the Archdiocese of Chicago, fellow Catholic educators and schools for their outpouring of support, and our local high schools for sending their counselors to assist our students and staff through this difficult time. We are grateful for the many prayer services and thoughtful messages of support that are helping our families, students, staff and alumni grieve.