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Is Sister Mary Jo Sobieck Smarter Than A 5th Grader?

Sr. Mary Jo Sobiek, Dominican, students, Marian Catholic
Sister Mary Jo Sobiek, O.P., with students Monday at Marian Catholic in Chicago Heights. (Photo: Mary Compton)

Chicago, IL-(ENEWSPF)- This came today from Marian Catholic regarding Sister Mary Jo Sobieck appearing Tuesday on Nickelodeon’s Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader?

Marian Catholic’s own Sister Mary Jo Sobieck proved that she could throw a strike from a major league mound last August, but a new challenge has been presented — Is Sister Mary Jo Sobieck Smarter Than A 5th Grader?

Sister Mary Jo revisits the classroom to answer six questions on a variety of subjects from first through fourth grade, before moving on to the final round where she races against the clock to answer five questions taken from the fifth grade.

Tune into Nickelodeon tomorrow, Tuesday, June 11, at 6:00 p.m. CST to see if Sister Mary Jo is Smarter Than A 5th Grader!

Check your local listings!

Get a sneak peak here:

On a personal note. Sister Mary Jo flew out for this appearance near the end of the school year. She teaches in the room next to mine, and I’m so happy for her over all of this.

And Marian Catholic.

She had to agree to not talk about this upcoming episode of the show, so, when she went for the taping, she could tell us nothing.

It’s been quite a year since Sister Mary Jo’s opening pitch at the White Sox.

The ride continues tomorrow, Tuesday.

Tune in!

Marian Catholic Night with the White Sox: Again

Marian Catholic Night with the White Sox
Marian Catholic returns to Guaranteed Rate Field on August 24, 2019. (Photo: MCHS)

The school will return to Guaranteed Rate Field on August 24 as the White Sox take on the Texas Rangers at 6:10 p.m.

“All Marian Catholic students, alumni, faculty, staff, family, and friends are invited to come to support the Marian Catholic Marching Band as they perform the National Anthem, walk behind the Marching Band in our pregame warning track parade, and watch the Sox take on the Texas Rangers,” the school said in a separate release. “All are welcome to join us before the game for a tailgate just outside the ballpark!

Tickets are available in the Marian Catholic cheering sections of the Outfield Reserved (Sections 102 & 103). A portion of every ticket sold will go back to Marian Catholic. Additionally, the first 1,200 fans that purchase a ticket will receive a special co-branded White Sox/Marian Catholic Hat!

Purchase your tickets today at

And of Course, the Bobblehead

Sister Mary Jo Sobieck, Marian Catholic High School, Bobblehead
The Sister Mary Jo Marian Catholic High School Bobblehead. (National Bobblehead Hall of Fame)

The Sister Mary Jo Bobblehead is still available here. Five dollars from every Sister Mary Jo Bobblehead sold goes to scholarships at Marian Catholic.