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Principal Appreciation Week: Meet Michele Clark’s Principal
SCHOOLS | October 10, 2018
Principal Appreciation Week: Meet Michele Clark’s Principal

Principal Charles Anderson says he pushes students to have faith and integrity, to sacrifice, be leaders, and leave a legacy.

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Celebrating Our Principals: Principal Appreciation Week 2018
DISTRICT | October 9, 2018
Celebrating Our Principals: Principal Appreciation Week 2018

Join us in celebrating our amazing principals during Principal Appreciation Week!

Students Gain Lifelong Skills in Nation’s Largest IB Network
September 28, 2018
Students Gain Lifelong Skills in Nation’s Largest IB Network

All Senn High School students benefit from the International Baccalaureate Programme.

Here’s the Short Version of How Our Budget Works
DISTRICT | September 25, 2018
Here’s the Short Version of How Our Budget Works

The Resident’s Guide to the Budget is an additional resource for community members.

Brooks Teacher Lands Fulbright; Will Travel to the Netherlands
SCHOOLS | September 24, 2018
Brooks Teacher Lands Fulbright; Will Travel to the Netherlands

As a Fulbright recipient, a Brooks High School math and science teacher will travel to the Netherlands in January.

Students

Westinghouse Student, Paschen Scholar Talks Love for Math
STUDENTS | September 12, 2018
Westinghouse Student, Paschen Scholar Talks Love for Math

We sat down with the future engineer to discuss her biggest influencers and her hopes and dreams for women in STEM.

First Generation College Student, Lands Scholarship, Talks IB
STUDENTS | August 21, 2018
First Generation College Student, Lands Scholarship, Talks IB

Morgan Park grad, Christian Bradford, says his IB Programme experience prepared him for college.

Nearly 200 Students Showcase App Prototypes At Apple; One Summer Chicago
STUDENTS | August 9, 2018
Nearly 200 Students Showcase App Prototypes At Apple; One Summer Chicago

Nearly 200 other students showcased their app prototypes at Apple.

Teen To Launch ‘Legendary Cosmetics’ Line For ‘All’ Complexions
STUDENTS | August 7, 2018
Teen To Launch ‘Legendary Cosmetics’ Line For ‘All’ Complexions

At a young age, Jah’Kaya Tekhen says she knew she was destined to have her own business.

Have You Met These CPS’ Young Entrepreneurs?
STUDENTS | August 4, 2018
Have You Met These CPS’ Young Entrepreneurs?

Meet the young entrepreneurs shaping the future of business.

Teens To Build 200 Mobile Libraries; ‘Take A Book, Read A Book, Leave A Book’ [VIDEO]
STUDENTS | August 1, 2018
Teens To Build 200 Mobile Libraries; ‘Take A Book, Read A Book, Leave A Book’ [VIDEO]

Teens participating in One Summer Chicago’s Block Club, Book Club program have been tasked with the project of building 200 mobile libraries.

‘Future Barbers’ Program Teaches Young Men How To Become Barbers [VIDEO]
STUDENTS | July 31, 2018
‘Future Barbers’ Program Teaches Young Men How To Become Barbers [VIDEO]

Future Barbers, an After School Matters program is teaching young males, ages 14 to 16, how to become barbers, introducing them to the industry.

Sisters Follow In Mother’s Footsteps, All Self-Published Authors
STUDENTS | July 30, 2018
Sisters Follow In Mother’s Footsteps, All Self-Published Authors

Pullman Elementary students and sisters have followed in their mother’s footsteps as authors, with the exception of one, who’s an illustrator.

Teen’s Organization, ‘Black Is Gold’ To Host Back-To-School Drive
STUDENTS | July 26, 2018
Teen’s Organization, ‘Black Is Gold’ To Host Back-To-School Drive

The organization will host a back-to-school event at Marcus Garvey ES.

Hobby Turns Into Small Business, ‘Mimi’s Accessories,’ For This Teen Entrepreneur
STUDENTS | July 24, 2018
Hobby Turns Into Small Business, ‘Mimi’s Accessories,’ For This Teen Entrepreneur

Dyett HS freshman, Mimi Holmon is the owner and creator of Mimi’s Accessories. She started as a little girl making bracelets with her grandmother.

Clemente Senior Accepted Into Stanford and Yale Summer Law Programs
STUDENTS | July 19, 2018
Clemente Senior Accepted Into Stanford and Yale Summer Law Programs

Clemente Community Academy senior, Isabella Garcia, has always dreamed of one day becoming a lawyer, and this summer she’ll begin her journey.

Oglesby Student To Launch ‘JJ’s Delights’ After Winning School Competition
STUDENTS | July 19, 2018
Oglesby Student To Launch ‘JJ’s Delights’ After Winning School Competition

Jada, 13, will launch her dessert business, JJ’s Delights, in August. She won a business competition at Oglesbly Elementary.

Schools

Principal Appreciation Week: Meet Michele Clark’s Principal
SCHOOLS | October 10, 2018
Principal Appreciation Week: Meet Michele Clark’s Principal

Principal Charles Anderson says he pushes students to have faith and integrity, to sacrifice, be leaders, and leave a legacy.

Brooks Teacher Lands Fulbright; Will Travel to the Netherlands
SCHOOLS | September 24, 2018
Brooks Teacher Lands Fulbright; Will Travel to the Netherlands

As a Fulbright recipient, a Brooks High School math and science teacher will travel to the Netherlands in January.

CPS Chefs Visit Rooftop Farm, Hope To Inspire Healthy Eating
SCHOOLS | August 24, 2018
CPS Chefs Visit Rooftop Farm, Hope To Inspire Healthy Eating

A group of culinary instructors from across the district gathered on an organic rooftop to learn about connecting schools to organic farming.

Freshmen Connection Brings Teens To The Chicago River
SCHOOLS | August 14, 2018
Freshmen Connection Brings Teens To The Chicago River

Aug. 14, 2018 Incoming Von Steuben High School freshmen will begin their first day with more than just new friends, but also knowledge of the city’s […]

Chef Chloé Gould Celebrates One-Year Kidney Transplant Anniversary
SCHOOLS | July 9, 2018
Chef Chloé Gould Celebrates One-Year Kidney Transplant Anniversary

Chef Chloé Gould is the lead instructor at Chicago Career Vocational Academy. After working as a sous-chef, she decided to return home and teach.

Jorndt Foundation Donates $1.2 Million To Amundsen HS
SCHOOLS | May 14, 2018
Jorndt Foundation Donates $1.2 Million To Amundsen HS

Dr. Jackson joined Dan Jorndt, a 1959 Amundsen high school graduate, and former Walgreens CEO at the school for a special award assembly and ceremony.

CPS CEO Janice Jackson Joins Gallistel Academy Students In Q&A
SCHOOLS | May 11, 2018
CPS CEO Janice Jackson Joins Gallistel Academy Students In Q&A

After 50-60 student letters were sent to CEO Janice Jackson, she made a special visit to Gallistel Language Academy to personally answer questions.

Solorio’s P.E. Teacher Creates Inclusive Environment
SCHOOLS | May 10, 2018
Solorio’s P.E. Teacher Creates Inclusive Environment

Solorio High School’s head football coach and physical education teacher ensures that his classes are inclusive environments that value diversity.

Lindblom’s Librarian Pushes Students To Do More Than Read
SCHOOLS | May 9, 2018
Lindblom’s Librarian Pushes Students To Do More Than Read

Gina Caneva doesn’t fit the tired stereotype of the high school librarian.

Hoyne Elementary Teacher Continues Legacy
SCHOOLS | May 8, 2018
Hoyne Elementary Teacher Continues Legacy

Nicole Smith-Franklin said she felt called to teach.

Eighth-Graders At Moos Introduce ‘Book Buddies’ To Students
SCHOOLS | May 3, 2018
Eighth-Graders At Moos Introduce ‘Book Buddies’ To Students

Eighth-graders read to the younger children.

Walsh Elementary Students Practice Sustainability, Make Paper
SCHOOLS | April 16, 2018
Walsh Elementary Students Practice Sustainability, Make Paper

Students have been making their own paper using bits and pieces of recycled paper.

District

Celebrating Our Principals: Principal Appreciation Week 2018
DISTRICT | October 9, 2018
Celebrating Our Principals: Principal Appreciation Week 2018

Join us in celebrating our amazing principals during Principal Appreciation Week!

Here’s the Short Version of How Our Budget Works
DISTRICT | September 25, 2018
Here’s the Short Version of How Our Budget Works

The Resident’s Guide to the Budget is an additional resource for community members.

Why Addressing Race and Equity Matters to Me?
DISTRICT | September 18, 2018
Why Addressing Race and Equity Matters to Me?

CEO Janice Jackson gives her take on race and equity in schools and why it matters.

Check Out This Record-Breaking Progress
DISTRICT | September 11, 2018
Check Out This Record-Breaking Progress

The CPS Academic Report Card shows that students from across Chicago are making record-breaking progress.

Back-to-School: Here’s What Students and Parents Should Know
DISTRICT | August 31, 2018
Back-to-School: Here’s What Students and Parents Should Know

It’s back to school time! We’re so excited to begin another year with you.

Safe Passage: How It Works, The Impact and Expansion
DISTRICT | August 30, 2018
Safe Passage: How It Works, The Impact and Expansion

Safe Passage has expanded to 160 schools and now serves 80,000 students this year.

Englewood Gets Brand New Early Childhood Education Center
DISTRICT | July 17, 2018
Englewood Gets Brand New Early Childhood Education Center

Little Angels Learning Center will get a new space in Englewood, offering free full-day Pre-K for approximately one-hundred.

New State-of-The-Art Science Labs For These Schools
DISTRICT | June 27, 2018
New State-of-The-Art Science Labs For These Schools

The investment will add, upgrade or renovate science labs over the next three years to support the new science graduation requirement.

A New Team to Protect Students
DISTRICT | June 27, 2018
A New Team to Protect Students

To ensure students are fully supported by the district we announced the formation of the district’s first Office of Student Protections and Title IX.

DISTRICT | June 20, 2018
New Network Structure to Better Support Needs of Schools

In support of our mission to provide every child in Chicago with a high-quality education, we are making changes to our network support model.

Protecting Chicago’s Students: CPS Plan of Action
DISTRICT | June 1, 2018
Protecting Chicago’s Students: CPS Plan of Action

Nothing is more important to Chicago Public Schools than the safety and wellbeing of your children.

Universal Pre-K For Four-Year-Olds By 2021
DISTRICT | May 30, 2018
Universal Pre-K For Four-Year-Olds By 2021

With the support of Mayor Emanuel, CPS is investing $20 million to bring full-day Pre-K to an additional 3,700 students.

Sports

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. For South Shore High School, […]

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

One week ago today, my students and I had the privilege of ringing in the New Year at the 2015 Sugar Bowl – a trip that […]

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

Before an elated Bronzeville crowd, the Wildcats of Wendell Phillips High School brought CPS its first-ever State football title on the day after Thanksgiving. The team […]