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New Beginnings at Al Raby High School
STUDENTS | September 23, 2022
New Beginnings at Al Raby High School

Bryana knows that working hard is a skill that she can commit to right now during her freshman year. 

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McCormick Teacher Draws on Personal Connections to Bilingual Education
SCHOOLS | September 15, 2022
McCormick Teacher Draws on Personal Connections to Bilingual Education

Forming new connections for her students between school and home has been a key part of growing as an educator for Ms. Soto.

Getting to Know a Gage Park High School Freshman
STUDENTS | September 13, 2022
Getting to Know a Gage Park High School Freshman

Bertin is off to a great start and has established himself as a great example for his peers.

Taking My First Steps Toward a Career in Engineering
STUDENTS | September 9, 2022
Taking My First Steps Toward a Career in Engineering

Moyakhe’s first few weeks of high school have been all about getting used to the high school routine.

Beloved Englewood Teacher Shares Her Goals for the School Year
SCHOOLS | September 2, 2022
Beloved Englewood Teacher Shares Her Goals for the School Year

Ms. Williams can’t talk about her school for more than a few minutes without sharing the deep pride she has to be a teacher at Mays.

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Students

New Beginnings at Al Raby High School
STUDENTS | September 23, 2022
New Beginnings at Al Raby High School

Bryana knows that working hard is a skill that she can commit to right now during her freshman year. 

Getting to Know a Gage Park High School Freshman
STUDENTS | September 13, 2022
Getting to Know a Gage Park High School Freshman

Bertin is off to a great start and has established himself as a great example for his peers.

Taking My First Steps Toward a Career in Engineering
STUDENTS | September 9, 2022
Taking My First Steps Toward a Career in Engineering

Moyakhe’s first few weeks of high school have been all about getting used to the high school routine.

Get to Know the First-Ever Student Health and Wellness Youth Advisory Council
STUDENTS | August 18, 2022
Get to Know the First-Ever Student Health and Wellness Youth Advisory Council

Throughout the summer, 14 high school students from across the District have been working on projects to help CPS better meet its students’ needs.

Recognizing Eight Outstanding Eighth-Graders from Dulles School of Excellence
STUDENTS | June 9, 2022
Recognizing Eight Outstanding Eighth-Graders from Dulles School of Excellence

The Dulles School of Excellence Class of 2022 is ready to achieve great things.

Meet Kellogg Elementary’s Co-Valedictorians
STUDENTS | June 7, 2022
Meet Kellogg Elementary’s Co-Valedictorians

Both Anaya and Rani have been attending Kellogg for almost a decade and are graduating filled with positive memories.

Highlighting an Exceptional Eighth-Grader from Galileo Scholastic Academy
STUDENTS | June 2, 2022
Highlighting an Exceptional Eighth-Grader from Galileo Scholastic Academy

Danilea has developed a reputation at Galileo Scholastic Academy for going above and beyond academically.

Celebrating Decision Day with a Posse Scholar from Chicago Military Academy
STUDENTS | May 31, 2022
Celebrating Decision Day with a Posse Scholar from Chicago Military Academy

Nailah’s effort both inside and outside the classroom in high school will be a strong foundation for her success in college and beyond.

Celebrating a Soon-to-Be Graduate of Orozco Academy
STUDENTS | May 25, 2022
Celebrating a Soon-to-Be Graduate of Orozco Academy

Jenny is graduating with a sense of accomplishment and empowerment inside of her that will only continue to grow in the years to come. 

Six Questions with a Soon-to-Be Graduate from Pritzker Elementary School
STUDENTS | May 23, 2022
Six Questions with a Soon-to-Be Graduate from Pritzker Elementary School

Maeve has thoroughly enjoyed her time at Pritzker since joining the school in sixth grade.

The Incredible Journey of a Wells Preparatory Elementary Academy Student
STUDENTS | May 20, 2022
The Incredible Journey of a Wells Preparatory Elementary Academy Student

As she begins thinking about her freshman year, Ope wants to thrive academically while also having the time to join clubs and make new friends.

A Conversation with Two Shields Middle School Eighth Graders
STUDENTS | May 18, 2022
A Conversation with Two Shields Middle School Eighth Graders

Both Jaime and Jesus are poised to excel in high school, having risen to the top of their class academically at Shields.

Schools

McCormick Teacher Draws on Personal Connections to Bilingual Education
SCHOOLS | September 15, 2022
McCormick Teacher Draws on Personal Connections to Bilingual Education

Forming new connections for her students between school and home has been a key part of growing as an educator for Ms. Soto.

Beloved Englewood Teacher Shares Her Goals for the School Year
SCHOOLS | September 2, 2022
Beloved Englewood Teacher Shares Her Goals for the School Year

Ms. Williams can’t talk about her school for more than a few minutes without sharing the deep pride she has to be a teacher at Mays.

A Look Inside the Culinary Camp at Benito Juarez Community Academy
SCHOOLS | August 3, 2022
A Look Inside the Culinary Camp at Benito Juarez Community Academy

The culinary camp symbolizes the strong sense of community embedded within the culinary program at Juarez.

Husband and Wife, Both Principals, Eager to Make a Difference on the South Side
SCHOOLS | July 27, 2022
Husband and Wife, Both Principals, Eager to Make a Difference on the South Side

Rashad and Raven’s roles within Chicago Public Schools feel like an extension of their family and commitment to each other.

Garvey Student Activists Reflect on a Successful School Year
SCHOOLS | June 3, 2022
Garvey Student Activists Reflect on a Successful School Year

The Student Activists for the Community (SAC) group has been hard at work all school year brainstorming and coordinating community service projects.

Marching for Peace at the MLK Academy of Social Justice
SCHOOLS | May 27, 2022
Marching for Peace at the MLK Academy of Social Justice

The annual Peace Rally and March is a demonstration of the King school community’s commitment to social justice. 

Celebrating Literacy at South Shore Fine Arts Academy
SCHOOLS | May 9, 2022
Celebrating Literacy at South Shore Fine Arts Academy

Thousands of books were donated to ensure South Shore students have the resources to create their own personal libraries.

Recognizing Four Exceptional Educators from Across the District
SCHOOLS | May 6, 2022
Recognizing Four Exceptional Educators from Across the District

Each of these educators shares a passion for teaching that has led them to build deep relationships with students that will last for years to come.

The Reasons Why I’ve Never Wanted to Leave the Classroom
SCHOOLS | May 4, 2022
The Reasons Why I’ve Never Wanted to Leave the Classroom

Ms. Economou wants her students to become critical thinkers who know how to research to find answers to their questions. 

Meet the Kindergarten Co-Teaching Team at New Field Elementary
SCHOOLS | May 2, 2022
Meet the Kindergarten Co-Teaching Team at New Field Elementary

Ms. Calhoun and Ms. Escobedo have been extremely deliberate in prioritizing building relationships with both students and their parents.

Kinzie Assistant Principal Follows Her Calling to Work in Education
SCHOOLS | April 8, 2022
Kinzie Assistant Principal Follows Her Calling to Work in Education

AP Hernandez loves being at Kinzie and doesn’t think she would do anything differently in her past nine years at the school.

Little Village Academy Assistant Principal Details Her Rewarding Career
SCHOOLS | April 7, 2022
Little Village Academy Assistant Principal Details Her Rewarding Career

By leading by example over the past decade, AP Melgar says that she has become more comfortable and confident in herself.

District

School Leaders Reflect on Summer Experiences Rooted in Civil Rights
DISTRICT | August 25, 2022
School Leaders Reflect on Summer Experiences Rooted in Civil Rights

Principal Steinmiller and AP Dowd will be using the Civil Rights in Action Tour as the basis of their goals for the year.

Amplifying Student Voices at the Network 16 Youth Leadership Summit
DISTRICT | April 25, 2022
Amplifying Student Voices at the Network 16 Youth Leadership Summit

This event allowed students to build relationships with peers from other schools and learn about mental health and student advocacy. 

Counting Down to Our District’s LSC Elections
DISTRICT | March 24, 2022
Counting Down to Our District’s LSC Elections

Elementary school LSC Elections will be held on April 20, 2022, and high school LSC Elections will be held on April 21, 2022.

Celebrating Women’s History Month through the HER STEM Mini-Series
DISTRICT | March 22, 2022
Celebrating Women’s History Month through the HER STEM Mini-Series

Female CPS students from across the District have had the opportunity to learn from women in various STEM fields.

Continuing to Move Forward: 2021 Academic Report Card
DISTRICT | October 27, 2021
Continuing to Move Forward: 2021 Academic Report Card

The Academic Report Card is a testament to the fact that when you focus on equity and put students first, they can accomplish great things.

Chicago Roadmap: Targeted Support to Help Students Achieve Postsecondary Success
DISTRICT | October 20, 2021
Chicago Roadmap: Targeted Support to Help Students Achieve Postsecondary Success

The Roadmap is split into five domains, and progress on each domain is tracked through an annual report, the first of which was released this month.

Personal Reflection #2 from Interim CPS CEO José M. Torres
DISTRICT | September 14, 2021
Personal Reflection #2 from Interim CPS CEO José M. Torres

Throughout his school visits, Dr. Torres has been impressed by the patience of our students and the hard work of schools to maintain safety protocols.

A Look at the First Day of School in Photos
DISTRICT | August 30, 2021
A Look at the First Day of School in Photos

A new school year is officially here!

A Personal Reflection from Interim CPS CEO José M. Torres
DISTRICT | August 11, 2021
A Personal Reflection from Interim CPS CEO José M. Torres

In his first personal reflection as Interim CEO, Dr. Torres wants you to know that he sees you and shares your excitement for the first day of school.

Scenes from Our First Back-to-School Bash
DISTRICT | August 5, 2021
Scenes from Our First Back-to-School Bash

We have many more bashes planned throughout the month of August!

Reflections on My CPS Journey
DISTRICT | June 27, 2021
Reflections on My CPS Journey

Serving this district has been one of the greatest blessings of my lifetime. 

Honoring our Commitment to Equity During Immigrant Heritage Month
DISTRICT | June 25, 2021
Honoring our Commitment to Equity During Immigrant Heritage Month

Chicago Public Schools will always view its identity as one of the most diverse school districts in the country as one of its greatest strengths.

Sports

Chicago Bears Welcome CPS Football Teams To Halas Hall
SPORTS | August 11, 2022
Chicago Bears Welcome CPS Football Teams To Halas Hall

The Bears and new Head Coach Matt Eberflus welcomed players and coaches from Air Force Academy, Lindblom, and Uplift.

The Fundamentals Of Financial Literacy and Basketball
SPORTS | August 8, 2022
The Fundamentals Of Financial Literacy and Basketball

CPS and Project Love will continue to be at the forefront of helping all students get the essential resources they need to continue to excel.

Whitney Young’s Historic 26-Win Girls Softball Season Comes to an End
SPORTS | June 13, 2022
Whitney Young’s Historic 26-Win Girls Softball Season Comes to an End

Congratulations to the Dolphins on a great season!

Lane Takes Home Baseball City Championship
SPORTS | June 8, 2022
Lane Takes Home Baseball City Championship

The win was extra special for the Lane seniors, who lost in the quarterfinals of last season’s city tournament.

Highlighting our Girls Soccer and Girls Lacrosse City Champions
SPORTS | May 26, 2022
Highlighting our Girls Soccer and Girls Lacrosse City Champions

Congratulations to Lane Tech and Walter Payton!

Whitney Young Pitcher Strikes Out 19 to Keep Team Undefeated in City Title Win
SPORTS | May 19, 2022
Whitney Young Pitcher Strikes Out 19 to Keep Team Undefeated in City Title Win

Whitney Young is now headed to the state playoffs having been assigned to the Class 4A Maine South Sectional.

Whitney Young, Simeon Represent CPS at State Basketball Tournament
SPORTS | March 14, 2022
Whitney Young, Simeon Represent CPS at State Basketball Tournament

Congratulations to the Dolphins and Wolverines on great seasons!

Simeon and Whitney Young Advance to State Basketball Championship
SPORTS | March 9, 2022
Simeon and Whitney Young Advance to State Basketball Championship

Congratulations to the Wolverines and the Dolphins!

Whitney Young Captures Boys and Girls Varsity Basketball Championships
SPORTS | February 17, 2022
Whitney Young Captures Boys and Girls Varsity Basketball Championships

Congratulations to the Dolphins!

Kenwood Academy Sweeps Boys and Girls Sophomore City Championships
SPORTS | February 14, 2022
Kenwood Academy Sweeps Boys and Girls Sophomore City Championships

Congratulations to the Broncos!

10 Years Of Stars: Chicago Elite Classic Returns To Showcase Top Hoopers
SPORTS | December 10, 2021
10 Years Of Stars: Chicago Elite Classic Returns To Showcase Top Hoopers

The Chicago Elite Classic celebrated its 10th anniversary this weekend.

Whitney Young Girls Volleyball Captures City Championship with First-Year Coach
SPORTS | November 29, 2021
Whitney Young Girls Volleyball Captures City Championship with First-Year Coach

Coach Justin Parra now leads both boys and girls volleyball teams at Young.