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Farragut Senior Shares Her Advice for Future High School Students
STUDENTS | June 14, 2021
Farragut Senior Shares Her Advice for Future High School Students

While it wasn’t always easy, Farragut Career Academy senior Jessica French says her high school experience was an enjoyable one.

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Collins Seniors Reflect on Creation of All-Female Robotics Team
STUDENTS | June 11, 2021
Collins Seniors Reflect on Creation of All-Female Robotics Team

Canisha, Ronisha, Brianna, and Ceara have set the bar high for the next group of Collins students who take on robotics as an extracurricular.

Tilden Senior Shares His Ambitious Goals to Make a Difference
STUDENTS | June 10, 2021
Tilden Senior Shares His Ambitious Goals to Make a Difference

Roberto describes himself as someone who is always willing to go the extra mile to help others.

A Q&A With Al Raby High School’s Top Seniors
STUDENTS | June 8, 2021
A Q&A With Al Raby High School’s Top Seniors

Al Raby High School seniors Robert, Taliyah, Dushawn, and Jasari are among the top ten members of Raby’s Class of 2021 academically.

Hubbard Senior Shares How Getting More Involved Helped Her Discover Her Passions
STUDENTS | June 7, 2021
Hubbard Senior Shares How Getting More Involved Helped Her Discover Her Passions

Leslie believes you need to take the risk of joining clubs and extracurriculars to find out where your interests lie.

Students

Farragut Senior Shares Her Advice for Future High School Students
STUDENTS | June 14, 2021
Farragut Senior Shares Her Advice for Future High School Students

While it wasn’t always easy, Farragut Career Academy senior Jessica French says her high school experience was an enjoyable one.

Collins Seniors Reflect on Creation of All-Female Robotics Team
STUDENTS | June 11, 2021
Collins Seniors Reflect on Creation of All-Female Robotics Team

Canisha, Ronisha, Brianna, and Ceara have set the bar high for the next group of Collins students who take on robotics as an extracurricular.

Tilden Senior Shares His Ambitious Goals to Make a Difference
STUDENTS | June 10, 2021
Tilden Senior Shares His Ambitious Goals to Make a Difference

Roberto describes himself as someone who is always willing to go the extra mile to help others.

A Q&A With Al Raby High School’s Top Seniors
STUDENTS | June 8, 2021
A Q&A With Al Raby High School’s Top Seniors

Al Raby High School seniors Robert, Taliyah, Dushawn, and Jasari are among the top ten members of Raby’s Class of 2021 academically.

Hubbard Senior Shares How Getting More Involved Helped Her Discover Her Passions
STUDENTS | June 7, 2021
Hubbard Senior Shares How Getting More Involved Helped Her Discover Her Passions

Leslie believes you need to take the risk of joining clubs and extracurriculars to find out where your interests lie.

‘Dewey Diamonds’ Mentoring Program Making Big Impacts on Class of 2021
STUDENTS | June 4, 2021
‘Dewey Diamonds’ Mentoring Program Making Big Impacts on Class of 2021

The Dewey Diamonds program is a space for female students to experience mentorship, grow their self-esteem, and talk with their peers.

Goode Senior Discusses Becoming a Leader and Finding His Voice in High School
STUDENTS | June 1, 2021
Goode Senior Discusses Becoming a Leader and Finding His Voice in High School

Amoni has become a champion for Goode’s early college program and will graduate with both a high school diploma and an associate degree.

Kennedy Senior Breaks School’s College Scholarship Record
STUDENTS | May 27, 2021
Kennedy Senior Breaks School’s College Scholarship Record

Maturity stands out to Angelo as a quality that he’s cultivated within himself over the past four years.

Corliss Seniors Looking Forward to Making Big Impacts in STEM Fields
STUDENTS | May 21, 2021
Corliss Seniors Looking Forward to Making Big Impacts in STEM Fields

Nakiela and Ahmad participated in STEM workshops with Princeton University professors and students of color from across the country.

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.

Schools

A Teacher’s Perspective on the Importance of Early Childhood Education
SCHOOLS | June 3, 2021
A Teacher’s Perspective on the Importance of Early Childhood Education

One way Ms. Dela Cruz knows that pre-k is important is when she sees the eyes of her former students gazing longingly through her classroom window.

Part Four: This Is Why I Kept Teaching
SCHOOLS | May 28, 2021
Part Four: This Is Why I Kept Teaching

Our three featured educators are back at Plamondon, Daley, and Fenger to close out the year with the students who have made everything worthwhile.

High-Quality Pre-K Program Helping Students at Aldridge Elementary Excel
SCHOOLS | May 25, 2021
High-Quality Pre-K Program Helping Students at Aldridge Elementary Excel

One CPS parent could not be happier with her decision to enroll her son in pre-k this year. 

Looking Back on a Successful School Year
SCHOOLS | May 24, 2021
Looking Back on a Successful School Year

Encouragement and support were at the center of all of Principal Tillman’s decisions.

Mental Health Awareness Month: High School Counselors Share their Strategies
SCHOOLS | May 20, 2021
Mental Health Awareness Month: High School Counselors Share their Strategies

These two master high school counselors have devoted their careers to helping students have a positive and productive high school experience.

District’s Commitment to Pre-K Paying Off at Dirksen Elementary
SCHOOLS | May 18, 2021
District’s Commitment to Pre-K Paying Off at Dirksen Elementary

Students at Dirksen will benefit from a modern three-story annex that includes new pre-k classrooms as well as a new lunchroom and library.

Exploring the District’s First-Ever Teacher Appreciation Art Exhibition
SCHOOLS | May 17, 2021
Exploring the District’s First-Ever Teacher Appreciation Art Exhibition

In total, 84 teachers and teaching artists working in all artistic disciplines—dance, media arts, music, theatre, and visual arts—submitted artwork.

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.

District

Help Shape Our Return to Daily In-Person Learning
DISTRICT | June 4, 2021
Help Shape Our Return to Daily In-Person Learning

Feedback from our families will help shape what the new school year will look like.

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.

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.