We will begin our American Heart Association - Kids Heart Challenge on March 25th.

Click the link below to go to St. Catherine's School Kids Heart Challenge homepage!

Did you know that heart disease is the number 1 killer of all American's and 80% of it may be preventable through lifestyle changes? I am excited this year to teach our students about being heart healthy. Our event will run from March 25th-April 12th. Students will be coming home with more information the week of March 25th. Any CASH
envelopes must be turned in between April 8th and April 12th! Online donations will be open until April 19th! Please contact me with any questions and thank you!

St. Catherine of Alexandria - Kids Heart Challenge Homepage

Kick Off Video


My name is Laura Franks and I am very excited to be back as the Physical Education Teacher at St. Catherine of Alexandria for the 2018-2019 school year. In the Alsip community I have been a gymnastics instructor for 15 years at the Alsip Park District. In addition to coaching gymnasticsI am also the Head Pool Manager and Swim Lesson Coordinator at the Alsip Sprayfari Aquatic Park during the summer.  After graduating from Illinois State University I was the Physical Education teacher at Rosa Parks Middle School for 5 years. At Rosa Parks Middle School I taught swimming and physical education to grades 6-8 and was also a Botvin LifeSkills Instructor. During the 2016-2017 school year I taught physical education, fitness and health at Queen of Peace High School. In my spare time I enjoy working out, playing sports, walking my dog, and spending time with family and friends. I am looking forward to seeing each student achieve success through movement this year!