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Nightingale Assistant Principal Has Lifelong Love For Her School and Community
SCHOOLS | April 9, 2021
Nightingale Assistant Principal Has Lifelong Love For Her School and Community

AP Michelle Soto loves that her parents see Nightingale Elementary as a pillar of the community.

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One Year Later: How I Want to Celebrate the End of My High School Experience
STUDENTS | April 8, 2021
One Year Later: How I Want to Celebrate the End of My High School Experience

If I could walk into a classroom tomorrow, the only way I could describe it is that it would feel like school.

Celebrating Our District’s Amazing Assistant Principals #APsRock
DISTRICT | April 6, 2021
Celebrating Our District’s Amazing Assistant Principals #APsRock

Our APs are always willing to go the extra mile for our students.

One Year Later: Curie HS Freshmen Reflect on Challenges and Triumphs
STUDENTS | April 5, 2021
One Year Later: Curie HS Freshmen Reflect on Challenges and Triumphs

Curie freshmen Divine and Lanayah have seen the importance of having adults they can rely on.

Mobile Museum of Tolerance Visits Ravenswood Elementary
SCHOOLS | April 2, 2021
Mobile Museum of Tolerance Visits Ravenswood Elementary

The Mobile Museum of Tolerance is an interactive way for students to learn about the past in order to create a more inclusive future.

Students

One Year Later: How I Want to Celebrate the End of My High School Experience
STUDENTS | April 8, 2021
One Year Later: How I Want to Celebrate the End of My High School Experience

If I could walk into a classroom tomorrow, the only way I could describe it is that it would feel like school.

One Year Later: Curie HS Freshmen Reflect on Challenges and Triumphs
STUDENTS | April 5, 2021
One Year Later: Curie HS Freshmen Reflect on Challenges and Triumphs

Curie freshmen Divine and Lanayah have seen the importance of having adults they can rely on.

16 CPS High Schools Receive AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award
STUDENTS | March 27, 2021
16 CPS High Schools Receive AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award

Female students from Alcott, Brooks, Kelly, and Infinity high schools share how taking a computer science course has impacted them.

Meet the 2021 CPS Spelling Bee Champion
STUDENTS | March 26, 2021
Meet the 2021 CPS Spelling Bee Champion

A love of spelling runs in Earhart Elementary student Danielle’s family.

Get to Know Poe Classical School’s First-Ever Rookie Debate Team
STUDENTS | March 19, 2021
Get to Know Poe Classical School’s First-Ever Rookie Debate Team

The team’s success at the Middle School City Championship came from hours and hours of hard work and preparation.

Seven Years’ Worth of Memories at Goudy Elementary
STUDENTS | March 17, 2021
Seven Years’ Worth of Memories at Goudy Elementary

Being the school mascot is only one of the reasons eighth-grade student Emilio calls his seven years at Goudy Elementary “superb.”

Speaking Up to Make CPS More Equitable for Future Students
STUDENTS | March 3, 2021
Speaking Up to Make CPS More Equitable for Future Students

Put yourself out there so you can look back on your CPS journey and know that you made a difference for students who will follow in your footsteps.

Where Are All the STEM Influencers?
STUDENTS | February 25, 2021
Where Are All the STEM Influencers?

Black History Month should be a time to celebrate accomplishments across every industry and field.

CPS Student Artwork Reflects on Black History to Break Down Stereotypes
STUDENTS | February 20, 2021
CPS Student Artwork Reflects on Black History to Break Down Stereotypes

Through their artwork, CPS students are showing how Black culture is revolutionary.

When Southwest Side Students Heal Together
STUDENTS | February 18, 2021
When Southwest Side Students Heal Together

Being able to talk about racial justice with my peers proved to me how my high school experience has helped me think about multiple perspectives. 

My Message to My Fellow Eighth Graders
STUDENTS | December 17, 2020
My Message to My Fellow Eighth Graders

Advice that I would give to other eighth-graders is to find one part of your day that lets you be yourself.

Kelly College Prep Students Reflect on Three Years of Debate and Friendship
STUDENTS | December 5, 2020
Kelly College Prep Students Reflect on Three Years of Debate and Friendship

On top of everything Lisa and Kelly have learned through debating, they’ll also walk away from their three years as partners with a great friendship.

Schools

Nightingale Assistant Principal Has Lifelong Love For Her School and Community
SCHOOLS | April 9, 2021
Nightingale Assistant Principal Has Lifelong Love For Her School and Community

AP Michelle Soto loves that her parents see Nightingale Elementary as a pillar of the community.

Mobile Museum of Tolerance Visits Ravenswood Elementary
SCHOOLS | April 2, 2021
Mobile Museum of Tolerance Visits Ravenswood Elementary

The Mobile Museum of Tolerance is an interactive way for students to learn about the past in order to create a more inclusive future.

A Smyth Elementary Teacher’s Thoughts on Equity and Neighborhood Schools
SCHOOLS | April 1, 2021
A Smyth Elementary Teacher’s Thoughts on Equity and Neighborhood Schools

Mr. Gunn has worked tirelessly to ensure that Smyth students can continue growing academically over the past year.

Keeping Wednesdays Fun at Randolph Elementary
SCHOOLS | March 31, 2021
Keeping Wednesdays Fun at Randolph Elementary

Kindergarten teachers at Randolph Elementary believe that learning and growth have taken place in their classrooms every day.

Giving My Students the Academic Experience That I Never Had
SCHOOLS | March 23, 2021
Giving My Students the Academic Experience That I Never Had

I think my teaching style rubs off on others because I teach from the heart. I teach the way I would have loved to have been taught. 

De Diego Principal Named Golden Apple Leadership Finalist
SCHOOLS | March 16, 2021
De Diego Principal Named Golden Apple Leadership Finalist

Dr. Menoni believes being a principal is about finding the joy In what you do.

Part Three: This Is How I Teach Simultaneously
SCHOOLS | March 12, 2021
Part Three: This Is How I Teach Simultaneously

A look inside a diverse learner classroom, a music classroom, and a high school English classroom.

Opening Up My Classroom During Women’s History Month
SCHOOLS | March 11, 2021
Opening Up My Classroom During Women’s History Month

I am striving to be the most encouraging presence that I can be, especially for my young ladies. 

Staff-Produced Music Video A Big Hit at McDowell Elementary
SCHOOLS | March 10, 2021
Staff-Produced Music Video A Big Hit at McDowell Elementary

A focus on social-emotional learning helps students and staff remember to take care of themselves.

A Look Inside the Pre-K Classrooms of Two Golden Apple Finalists
SCHOOLS | March 5, 2021
A Look Inside the Pre-K Classrooms of Two Golden Apple Finalists

Congratulations to Ms. Faherty and Ms. Loesch!

Returning to School: Day One in Photos
SCHOOLS | March 1, 2021
Returning to School: Day One in Photos

Reopening schools has always been about equity and providing families with options to best meet their needs.

A Morning at Kozminski Community Academy
SCHOOLS | February 26, 2021
A Morning at Kozminski Community Academy

Schools like Kozminski have gone above and beyond to ensure all students are safe and supported whether they are learning at school or at home.

District

Celebrating Our District’s Amazing Assistant Principals #APsRock
DISTRICT | April 6, 2021
Celebrating Our District’s Amazing Assistant Principals #APsRock

Our APs are always willing to go the extra mile for our students.

Transgender Day of Visibility
DISTRICT | March 31, 2021
Transgender Day of Visibility

As a district, we stand in solidarity with our transgender, non-binary and non-conforming students, staff, and community members.

Becoming a Healing-Centered District / Un distrito centrado en la sanación
DISTRICT | March 22, 2021
Becoming a Healing-Centered District / Un distrito centrado en la sanación

Shifting our perspective to view students as agents of their own healing and wellness is a key step to help them reach their full potential.

Our Latest Push to Vaccinate CPS Employees
DISTRICT | March 17, 2021
Our Latest Push to Vaccinate CPS Employees

All CPS employees can sign up for a vaccination appointment at one of the district’s four school-based vaccination sites.

CPS TheatreFest Goes Virtual
DISTRICT | March 13, 2021
CPS TheatreFest Goes Virtual

More than 75 CPS elementary and high school students came together to celebrate each other’s accomplishments in the world of theatre.

Welcoming our Middle School Students Back to School
DISTRICT | March 9, 2021
Welcoming our Middle School Students Back to School

Some of our favorite shots capturing a successful return to school for our sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students. 

Preparing for a Return to School | Preparaciones para el regreso a la escuela
DISTRICT | February 24, 2021
Preparing for a Return to School | Preparaciones para el regreso a la escuela

Five important topics that you should know about before your child begins learning in person.

Amplifying Black Stories and Voices in the Classroom
DISTRICT | February 16, 2021
Amplifying Black Stories and Voices in the Classroom

Open up your classroom, whether in-person or virtual, to these voices during Black History Month.

Explaining the District’s Vaccination Plan
DISTRICT | January 22, 2021
Explaining the District’s Vaccination Plan

Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Department of Public Health have partnered to begin rolling out the COVID-19 vaccine for CPS staff.

A Close Look at the District’s New Special Education Endorsement Program
DISTRICT | January 16, 2021
A Close Look at the District’s New Special Education Endorsement Program

The program helps CPS educators transition to diverse learner positions—mainly at high-need schools on the South and West Sides of the city.

Ten Accomplishments that Defined this Year for Our District
DISTRICT | December 27, 2020
Ten Accomplishments that Defined this Year for Our District

These accomplishments could not have been possible without the dedication of our teachers, hard work of our students, and resilience of our parents.

Ten Stories That Made Us Smile in 2020
DISTRICT | December 20, 2020
Ten Stories That Made Us Smile in 2020

Students, teachers, principals and other members of our CPS family did not let the unprecedented nature of 2020 keep them from achieving excellence.

Sports

The Wrestler | La luchadora
SPORTS | February 12, 2020
The Wrestler | La luchadora

Esmeralda D., a freshman at Eric Solorio Academy High School on Chicago’s South West Side, doesn’t shy away from the challenging realities of being a female wrestler.

The Spartan Mentality | La mentalidad espartana
SPORTS | February 11, 2020
The Spartan Mentality | La mentalidad espartana

New Sullivan’s undefeated boys basketball team attributes their victory streak to their dedication and teamwork.

Whitney Young HS Powerlifter Sets National Record [VIDEO]
SPORTS | November 6, 2018
Whitney Young HS Powerlifter Sets National Record [VIDEO]

Senior GiHo Jeong shares how he got on the powerlifting path.

Brooks HS Freshman, Kayla Gant, Named New Girls Varsity Shot Put Champ
SPORTS | March 30, 2018
Brooks HS Freshman, Kayla Gant, Named New Girls Varsity Shot Put Champ

New to the sport, freshman Kayla Gant, earned first place in the Girls Varsity Indoor Shot Put Championship

Q&A With The Living Legend: Marshall HS Girls Basketball Coach Dorothy Gaters
SPORTS | March 28, 2018
Q&A With The Living Legend: Marshall HS Girls Basketball Coach Dorothy Gaters

Marshall HS Coach Dorothy Gaters discusses her legacy, what pushes her and her greatest life learned lesson in her over 30 years of coaching.

Kelly HS Wrestler, Mayra Morales, Named 2018 State Champ
SPORTS | March 20, 2018
Kelly HS Wrestler, Mayra Morales, Named 2018 State Champ

Mayra Morales, a junior, is the new 2018 State Wrestling Champion. She has been competing for three years.

Meet Solorio’s Only Female Wrestler
SPORTS | March 9, 2018
Meet Solorio’s Only Female Wrestler

Melissa De La Garza is the only female on Solorio Academy High School’s wrestling team and the second in school history.

Marshall Girls Basketball Team New State Champs [Photos]
SPORTS | February 26, 2018
Marshall Girls Basketball Team New State Champs [Photos]

Marshall High School held a rally Monday to celebrate Saturday’s win. The team is the new 2018 Class 2A Girls Basketball Champions.

Hall of Fame Coach Comes Home
SPORTS | February 10, 2016
Hall of Fame Coach Comes Home

Following Super Bowl 50, acclaimed NFL players and coaches are honoring the schools that put them on the path to greatness.

Remembering the Trip of a Lifetime
SPORTS | January 7, 2016
Remembering the Trip of a Lifetime

Kelly High School’s band brought in the New Year at the 2015 Sugar Bowl.

The Pride of Bronzeville: Phillips Wildcats Make CPS History
SPORTS | December 4, 2015
The Pride of Bronzeville: Phillips Wildcats Make CPS History

The Wildcats of Wendell Phillips High School brought CPS its first-ever State football title.