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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.

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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.

Meet Four Awesome Soon-to-Be Graduates from Curtis School of Excellence
STUDENTS | May 16, 2022
Meet Four Awesome Soon-to-Be Graduates from Curtis School of Excellence

Mikeyah, Jalana, Jai’la, and Saniya have all developed a close friendship with each other at Curtis School of Excellence on Chicago’s Far South Side.

Five Monroe Elementary Eighth-Graders Reflect on Elementary School
STUDENTS | May 13, 2022
Five Monroe Elementary Eighth-Graders Reflect on Elementary School

Get to know Ashley, Brian, Carolina, Jocelyn, and Rebekah!

A Look at Competency-Based Education in CPS: Shifting Chicago Narratives Project
STUDENTS | May 11, 2022
A Look at Competency-Based Education in CPS: Shifting Chicago Narratives Project

Students from Phoenix STEM Military Academy, Hyde Park Academy, Juarez Community Academy, and Curie High School created short films.

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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.

Meet Four Awesome Soon-to-Be Graduates from Curtis School of Excellence
STUDENTS | May 16, 2022
Meet Four Awesome Soon-to-Be Graduates from Curtis School of Excellence

Mikeyah, Jalana, Jai’la, and Saniya have all developed a close friendship with each other at Curtis School of Excellence on Chicago’s Far South Side.

Five Monroe Elementary Eighth-Graders Reflect on Elementary School
STUDENTS | May 13, 2022
Five Monroe Elementary Eighth-Graders Reflect on Elementary School

Get to know Ashley, Brian, Carolina, Jocelyn, and Rebekah!

A Look at Competency-Based Education in CPS: Shifting Chicago Narratives Project
STUDENTS | May 11, 2022
A Look at Competency-Based Education in CPS: Shifting Chicago Narratives Project

Students from Phoenix STEM Military Academy, Hyde Park Academy, Juarez Community Academy, and Curie High School created short films.

Focusing on the Future
STUDENTS | April 29, 2022
Focusing on the Future

Arrayah is happy that she attended Neil because of all the opportunities that it offered her.

Getting to Know Members of the Peterson Elementary Class of 2022
STUDENTS | April 27, 2022
Getting to Know Members of the Peterson Elementary Class of 2022

Ashleen, Ellis, and Zak have left their mark on Peterson through their commitment to excellence in everything they do.

How I’ve Made Eighth Grade One of My Best Years Yet
STUDENTS | April 22, 2022
How I’ve Made Eighth Grade One of My Best Years Yet

Christin believes you can always find a way to make a positive impact regardless of life’s ups and downs.

Getting to Know Two Members of the Chavez Class of 2022
STUDENTS | April 20, 2022
Getting to Know Two Members of the Chavez Class of 2022

Ever and Jessica have both been attending Chavez Multicultural Academic Center in Chicago’s Back of the Yards neighborhood since they were in pre-k.

A Q&A with Two Soon-To-Be Graduates from Mount Vernon Elementary
STUDENTS | April 18, 2022
A Q&A with Two Soon-To-Be Graduates from Mount Vernon Elementary

Emmanuel and Alonzo will both be attending Brooks College Prep in the fall.

Goode Senior Earns Certificate through the Princeton Prize in Race Relations
STUDENTS | April 1, 2022
Goode Senior Earns Certificate through the Princeton Prize in Race Relations

From volleyball to debate to serving as his school’s LSC student representative, Jalyn has gone above and beyond to involve himself at Goode.

Embracing the Joy of My Second Career
STUDENTS | March 18, 2022
Embracing the Joy of My Second Career

Ms. Olszewski wants her classroom to be a safe space that is friendly and inviting.

Setting an Example at Shoesmith Elementary
STUDENTS | February 3, 2022
Setting an Example at Shoesmith Elementary

Ophelia has become one of Shoesmith’s top students academically.

Schools

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.

Cuffe AP Reflects on 15 Years of School Leadership
SCHOOLS | April 6, 2022
Cuffe AP Reflects on 15 Years of School Leadership

AP Ware believes that being a school leader is an ongoing partnership with students that can last many, many years.

Hefferan Assistant Principal Shares Her Journey as an Educator
SCHOOLS | April 4, 2022
Hefferan Assistant Principal Shares Her Journey as an Educator

AP Gaines wants her students to be successful, not just in academics, but in all of the gifts and talents that are inside of them.

A Q&A with a Golden Apple Finalist from Northside College Prep
SCHOOLS | March 30, 2022
A Q&A with a Golden Apple Finalist from Northside College Prep

Mr. Hennagir wants students to feel excited about literature and empowered as writers and thinkers. 

Meet a Golden Apple Finalist from Taft High School
SCHOOLS | March 28, 2022
Meet a Golden Apple Finalist from Taft High School

Ms. Trejo has made it a priority to make sure that Taft students feel like the spaces within the school have been designed by them, for them.

Displaying My Passion for Education and Social Justice
SCHOOLS | March 25, 2022
Displaying My Passion for Education and Social Justice

Ms. Lane wants her students to understand why we are where we are right now and analyze the societal structures that are in place.

A Q&A With a Golden Apple Finalist from Westinghouse College Prep
SCHOOLS | March 23, 2022
A Q&A With a Golden Apple Finalist from Westinghouse College Prep

Mr. Davis believes that students need to own their learning in his classroom.

District

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.

Five Things to Know About Skyline
DISTRICT | June 17, 2021
Five Things to Know About Skyline

Skyline is our first-ever standards-aligned, culturally responsive curriculum that will be freely available to all schools.

Sports

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.

Kenwood Captures First Football City Championship In School History
SPORTS | November 24, 2021
Kenwood Captures First Football City Championship In School History

The Kenwood community will always remember this season as one of the best and most exciting in school history.

Washington HS Captures Third Super Sectional Soccer Title In School History
SPORTS | November 3, 2021
Washington HS Captures Third Super Sectional Soccer Title In School History

Washington will now play Rockford Boylan Catholic for a spot in the IHSA State Finals.

Meet the First Black Female Head Coach of a CPL Boys Football Team
SPORTS | October 31, 2021
Meet the First Black Female Head Coach of a CPL Boys Football Team

Coach Rhea shows her players that success comes from giving every practice and game their all.

Taft’s Softball City Championship Cements Their Place as Top Varsity CPL Team
SPORTS | July 28, 2021
Taft’s Softball City Championship Cements Their Place as Top Varsity CPL Team

A storybook ending to an incredible season is all that could have been expected for this Taft softball team. 

Baseball City Championship a Perfect Ending for Morgan Park High School Seniors
SPORTS | June 30, 2021
Baseball City Championship a Perfect Ending for Morgan Park High School Seniors

The players credit their unselfish playing style as one of the keys to their success this season, as well as the support of their coach and principal.