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Students Participate in ‘Introduce A Girl to Engineering’ Day

By | February 23rd, 2018|

Women engineers from the James Dyson Foundation spent a day with female students at Amundsen High School Feb. 22. The students completed different engineering related challenges. Chicago Public Schools Chief Education Officer LaTanya McDade joined Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Check out this video! https://youtu.be/wyIqjcw7IJo

Lindblom Student Named Scholastic Poetry Winner

By | February 21st, 2018|

Lindblom senior Alexis Smith, 17, submitted a collection of poetry and won a 2018 Scholastic Writing Award at the Chicago Regional Level. Q: How does it feel to achieve this accomplishment? A: After learning that I received the award, I felt extremely surprised, but then that gave way to a deep feeling of pride. It was wonderful to have my writing be recognized. Q: When did you start writing poetry? A: I started writing poetry when I was in the [...]

The Sandy Hook Promise

By | February 16th, 2018|

‘START WITH HELLO’ The Sandy Hook Promise “Start With Hello” Campaign is a simple way for students to make sure no one feels left out, said LaTanya McDade, CPS Chief Education Officer. “Today, we start with hello, and it seems so small, yet it’s so important and so powerful because I think everyone in this room has at some point felt alone or maybe just left out, I know I have,” she said to more than 100 students at Higgins [...]

New Peer Conferencing Class Teaches Lessons And Resolves Conflict

By | February 15th, 2018|

“We’re not supposed to have the answer,” says Lake View High School senior Dante Martin. “We’re here to talk to you, have you vent to us. We’re just here to support them and help them come up with their own ideas.” Martin is a student in his school’s new Peer Conferencing class. He was explaining how his role is about helping students who need a good listener, as well as someone to help them figure out how they can resolve [...]

Students Help Birth And Raise Piglets

By | February 15th, 2018|

By Samantha Kujawa, Animal Science teacher at Chicago H.S for Agricultural Sciences Every year a pregnant sow is donated to the school by Gould Farm. We take a drive to Maple Park, Ill. with a couple of students to pick her up and transport her back to the school where she will live and farrow (have her piglets). My senior animal science class gets to name the sow. This year they chose Petunia! Petunia's due date was set for February 9th. [...]

Band Students Named ‘Top’ Jazz Trumpet Player, Percussionist

By | February 14th, 2018|

Leaving their first state band competition on top felt great said Whitney Young juniors Miles Hardemon, a trumpet player, and Sui Lin Tam, a percussionist. The 17-year-olds auditioned for the 2018 Illinois All-State for the Illinois Music Educators Association, or ILMEA. The All-State level auditions were held Jan. 25-27 at the Civic Center in Peoria, Ill. Whitney Young’s Director of Bands, Jim Barbick, said Miles and Sui Lin auditioned into the top spots for their instruments. Sui Lin, was named [...]

Hamilton Elementary Students Open Up About Gender Equality

By | January 29th, 2018|

The big question of the day? Do you think having boys in your girl power space would keep you from being yourself? If so, how do you see that happening? The conversation, nationally, has been around topics such as gender equality and women’s rights, but on Friday, female students from Hamilton Elementary held a discussion around gender equality as it pertains to their school community. Students from second through fifth grade marched into the school’s auditorium to participate in the [...]

The ‘Chess Queen Of The South’ Keeps Winning

By | January 25th, 2018|

WEST ENGLEWOOD— Tamya Fultz, nicknamed the “Chess Queen of the South” by her coach, keeps collecting wins for Earle STEM Academy’s chess team. The eighth-grade honor roll student said she’s excited about starting high school in the fall and plans to take home even “bigger” awards. In December, she competed in the 2017 National K-12 grade Chess Tournament in Florida. She took home two first place trophies. And if that’s not enough, the Englewood resident won another trophy in the [...]

Caleb Green, 5, Aims To Collect 10K Books for Chicago Students

By | January 23rd, 2018|

Caleb Green, in green, reads a book to Gillespie students Tuesday, Jan. 23. [Principal Michelle Willis, left, parents Rhoda and Sylus Green, daughter, and teacher Linda Brothers, right.] ROSELAND— In honor of National Reading Day, 5-year-old Caleb Green and nonprofit, Reading Is Fundamental, donated 1,000 books to Gillespie Elementary School Tuesday. The school, 9301 S. State St., received a special guest, Caleb, the avid reader who recently read 100 books in just a day on Dec. 9. His parents [...]