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Mental Health Awareness Month: A Q&A With Two Elementary School Counselors
SCHOOLS | May 14, 2021
Mental Health Awareness Month: A Q&A With Two Elementary School Counselors

Our school counselors play an important role in supporting our students’ mental health by creating a welcoming and inclusive school culture.

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Portage Park Class of 2021 Shares their Favorite Elementary School Memories
STUDENTS | May 13, 2021
Portage Park Class of 2021 Shares their Favorite Elementary School Memories

Amanda, Cassidy, Ethan, Leon, Mariah, and Nati have less than a month left until they graduate from elementary school.

The Top-Notch Teachers Behind Budlong Elementary’s Chinese Program
SCHOOLS | May 11, 2021
The Top-Notch Teachers Behind Budlong Elementary’s Chinese Program

Ms. Wang and Ms. Zhang Cosentino use Chinese as a platform to help students learn more about the world as a whole. 

Answering Your Questions About Pre-K Enrollment
DISTRICT | May 10, 2021
Answering Your Questions About Pre-K Enrollment

Our district’s high-quality pre-k programs will help your child build a strong academic foundation in literacy and math.

Meet Five Outstanding Teachers From Across the District
SCHOOLS | May 7, 2021
Meet Five Outstanding Teachers From Across the District

Ms. Mostad, Ms. Tapp, Mr. Barrera, Ms. Ortiz, and Ms. Hanlon display dedication, resilience, and all-around excellence in supporting our students.

Students

Portage Park Class of 2021 Shares their Favorite Elementary School Memories
STUDENTS | May 13, 2021
Portage Park Class of 2021 Shares their Favorite Elementary School Memories

Amanda, Cassidy, Ethan, Leon, Mariah, and Nati have less than a month left until they graduate from elementary school.

Eight Questions with an Eighth-Grader at Manierre Elementary
STUDENTS | April 15, 2021
Eight Questions with an Eighth-Grader at Manierre Elementary

Demari has a list of goals that extend far beyond elementary school: get a college scholarship, study anatomy, and become a doctor or a surgeon.

One Year Later: Three Hancock High School Students Describe their Experiences
STUDENTS | April 12, 2021
One Year Later: Three Hancock High School Students Describe their Experiences

Hear what Hancock students Evie, Alex, and Rachel have to say about their school year thus far.

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.

Schools

Mental Health Awareness Month: A Q&A With Two Elementary School Counselors
SCHOOLS | May 14, 2021
Mental Health Awareness Month: A Q&A With Two Elementary School Counselors

Our school counselors play an important role in supporting our students’ mental health by creating a welcoming and inclusive school culture.

The Top-Notch Teachers Behind Budlong Elementary’s Chinese Program
SCHOOLS | May 11, 2021
The Top-Notch Teachers Behind Budlong Elementary’s Chinese Program

Ms. Wang and Ms. Zhang Cosentino use Chinese as a platform to help students learn more about the world as a whole. 

Meet Five Outstanding Teachers From Across the District
SCHOOLS | May 7, 2021
Meet Five Outstanding Teachers From Across the District

Ms. Mostad, Ms. Tapp, Mr. Barrera, Ms. Ortiz, and Ms. Hanlon display dedication, resilience, and all-around excellence in supporting our students.

Building Tomorrow’s Leaders on Chicago’s West Side
SCHOOLS | May 6, 2021
Building Tomorrow’s Leaders on Chicago’s West Side

Ms. Solola encourages other teachers to remember that even when it seems like you’re not making any progress, your students are always growing.

Serving Southside Students Since 1986
SCHOOLS | May 4, 2021
Serving Southside Students Since 1986

When she does the math, Ms. Maura Hall estimates that she’s educated approximately 1,000 CPS students during her career with the district.

Dunne Assistant Principal Shares His Silver Lining From the Past Year
SCHOOLS | April 30, 2021
Dunne Assistant Principal Shares His Silver Lining From the Past Year

Mr. Watson developed creative solutions to communicate more consistently with his families about student success.

Curie HS Students Curate Virtual Art Exhibit to Explore Self-Love and Self-Care
SCHOOLS | April 29, 2021
Curie HS Students Curate Virtual Art Exhibit to Explore Self-Love and Self-Care

As part of a partnership with the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, 23 students worked together on a multitude of creative art projects.

First-Year Social Workers Share Their Advice for Supporting Students
SCHOOLS | April 27, 2021
First-Year Social Workers Share Their Advice for Supporting Students

As part of a $17 million investment, we are adding 44 social worker positions next school year to reach a record number of 580 across the district.

Looking Back on Two Decades of Relationship Building on West 96th Street
SCHOOLS | April 26, 2021
Looking Back on Two Decades of Relationship Building on West 96th Street

Building relationships means following your heart and loving your students like they’re your own children.

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.

District

Answering Your Questions About Pre-K Enrollment
DISTRICT | May 10, 2021
Answering Your Questions About Pre-K Enrollment

Our district’s high-quality pre-k programs will help your child build a strong academic foundation in literacy and math.

Celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week 2021
DISTRICT | May 3, 2021
Celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week 2021

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 3-7! Use the digital media toolkit in this post for ideas to celebrate your favorite teacher.

Our Goal to Reach 100% Renewable Energy by 2025
DISTRICT | April 22, 2021
Our Goal to Reach 100% Renewable Energy by 2025

Part of providing a high-quality education to every child in our district includes teaching them about—and in—healthy, sustainable environments.

Seven Key Numbers to Know From This Year’s School Budgets
DISTRICT | April 21, 2021
Seven Key Numbers to Know From This Year’s School Budgets

The hundreds of millions of dollars worth of investments announced today connect back our core value of equity.

Meet Three Outstanding CPS Clerks and Administrative Professionals
DISTRICT | April 21, 2021
Meet Three Outstanding CPS Clerks and Administrative Professionals

Our district’s clerks and administrative professionals are some of the most important individuals in our schools and district offices.

Welcoming Back Our High School Students: A Day One Video and Photos
DISTRICT | April 19, 2021
Welcoming Back Our High School Students: A Day One Video and Photos

Check out what our high school students have to say about being back at school!

One Year Later: New Data Highlights Urgent Need to Reopen High Schools
DISTRICT | April 13, 2021
One Year Later: New Data Highlights Urgent Need to Reopen High Schools

Our students are tired, overwhelmed, bored, and frustrated—we need to change that. 

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.

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.