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Students Named Spelling Bee Champs

By | February 23rd, 2018|

Two diverse learners, Shine Foriwaa from Fulton Elementary and Ryosuke Johnson from Ryder Elementary, competed in the Network 11 Spelling Bee on Feb. 5 and won. Watch them spell their winning words.   Ryosuke's educators constantly cheer him on and push him to succeed. (L-R) Pamela Jones, SECA, Shine, Jermerl Wells, SECA and Leslie Ross, teacher.

CPS Counselor Takes National Stage

By | December 1st, 2017|

We’ve known for years that Kirsten Perry, the school counselor at Lawndale Community Academy, is something special. And now that she’s been named Counselor of the Year by the American School Counselors Association, her peers around the country know it too. An Icon for CPS Counselors There’s no one more deserving of this honor, as Kirsten’s work has literally touched every counselor in our District. She helped shape how school counselors are evaluated in CPS. She wrote a guide to [...]

Behind the Blue Ribbon: How a Hidden Gem on Chicago’s North Side Gained National Recognition

By | November 29th, 2017|

By Christopher Gamble, Principal at Solomon Elementary School Earlier this month, I traveled to Washington, D.C. to accept the National Blue Ribbon Award on behalf of Solomon Elementary, where I’ve been privileged to serve as principal for the past three years. It was one of the most incredible moments of my professional life. I was grateful for the opportunity, and proud beyond words of the students and staff who are at the heart of the school I call home. What [...]