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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.

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When Black and Brown Men Teach: A New Program to Support Young Men of Color
SCHOOLS | November 17, 2021
When Black and Brown Men Teach: A New Program to Support Young Men of Color

One of the highlights of the program so far has been the Flip the Script internship, which allowed students to earn industry certifications.

Honoring the Veterans in our CPS Family
SCHOOLS | November 10, 2021
Honoring the Veterans in our CPS Family

Veterans Day is a time to acknowledge and display gratitude for the individuals who have dedicated their time and talent to serving our country.

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.

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Students

A Hispanic Heritage Month Q&A with a Lloyd Elementary School Fourth Grader
STUDENTS | October 2, 2021
A Hispanic Heritage Month Q&A with a Lloyd Elementary School Fourth Grader

Alondra says that celebrating her family’s background is something that extends far beyond a single month.

Fenger Freshman Shares Top Reasons to be Excited for High School
STUDENTS | September 28, 2021
Fenger Freshman Shares Top Reasons to be Excited for High School

Najariah believes the level of trust that she’s quickly built with her teachers is motivating her to get off to a strong start in high school.

Representing Dyett High School in the Right Way
STUDENTS | September 23, 2021
Representing Dyett High School in the Right Way

Being successful at Dyett is important to DeShon because he sees the school as a reflection of the surrounding community.

Hirsch High School Freshman on First Impressions of His New Home
STUDENTS | September 21, 2021
Hirsch High School Freshman on First Impressions of His New Home

DeVonte’s advice to incoming freshmen: be yourself instead of trying to impress others.

Nine Questions with a Hancock College Prep Freshman
STUDENTS | September 16, 2021
Nine Questions with a Hancock College Prep Freshman

Alejo is thoroughly enjoying his freshman year, especially exploring Hancock’s new state-of-the-art building.

Finding Where I Belong and Helping My Peers do the Same
STUDENTS | September 14, 2021
Finding Where I Belong and Helping My Peers do the Same

Leslie is proud that she was able to help other students take advantage of the opportunity to continue their education. 

Air Force Academy High School Freshman Reflects on New Beginning
STUDENTS | September 9, 2021
Air Force Academy High School Freshman Reflects on New Beginning

AJ is quickly learning that succeeding academically in high school will require an extra level of effort.

Meet Our Student Civil Rights Summer Fellows: Alfredo B.
STUDENTS | August 26, 2021
Meet Our Student Civil Rights Summer Fellows: Alfredo B.

Alfredo’s goal for the upcoming year is to make his school a better place for everyone.

Meet Our Student Civil Rights Summer Fellows: Jessica V.
STUDENTS | August 20, 2021
Meet Our Student Civil Rights Summer Fellows: Jessica V.

Jessica joined the fellowship to make a difference for students with similar experiences as her.

Meet Our Student Civil Rights Summer Fellows: Ibrahim F.
STUDENTS | August 17, 2021
Meet Our Student Civil Rights Summer Fellows: Ibrahim F.

Ibrahim believes that schools can transform their culture by harnessing the power of clubs and other extracurricular activities.

Meet Our Student Civil Rights Summer Fellows: Alejandro R. and Claudia A.
STUDENTS | August 12, 2021
Meet Our Student Civil Rights Summer Fellows: Alejandro R. and Claudia A.

Alejandro and Claudia are both students at George Washington High School who share a passion for social justice and uplifting their peers.

Meet Our Student Civil Rights Summer Fellows: Summer F.
STUDENTS | August 6, 2021
Meet Our Student Civil Rights Summer Fellows: Summer F.

Summer’s interests lie at the intersection of math, social justice, and entertainment.

Schools

When Black and Brown Men Teach: A New Program to Support Young Men of Color
SCHOOLS | November 17, 2021
When Black and Brown Men Teach: A New Program to Support Young Men of Color

One of the highlights of the program so far has been the Flip the Script internship, which allowed students to earn industry certifications.

Honoring the Veterans in our CPS Family
SCHOOLS | November 10, 2021
Honoring the Veterans in our CPS Family

Veterans Day is a time to acknowledge and display gratitude for the individuals who have dedicated their time and talent to serving our country.

Joy of Serving Diverse Community Keeps Clinton Principal Coming Back
SCHOOLS | October 15, 2021
Joy of Serving Diverse Community Keeps Clinton Principal Coming Back

To maximize her impact as a school leader, Principal Delgado is constantly reflecting on how to make Clinton a more student-centered space.

Woodlawn Principal Shares Her Mission to Help Every Student Succeed
SCHOOLS | October 8, 2021
Woodlawn Principal Shares Her Mission to Help Every Student Succeed

Principal Bell has found that in helping students to grow both inside and outside of the classroom, she’s grown too. 

Learning about Relationship Building from a School Culture Coordinator
SCHOOLS | September 7, 2021
Learning about Relationship Building from a School Culture Coordinator

Mr. Calderon always finds himself coming back to connecting his work with the importance of community.

Encouraging Positive Behavior and Student Growth at Bateman Elementary
SCHOOLS | September 2, 2021
Encouraging Positive Behavior and Student Growth at Bateman Elementary

Mr. Fernández wants to reboot community at his school this year through kindness and inclusivity.

Creating a Culture at Deneen School Of Excellence that Reignites Learning
SCHOOLS | August 31, 2021
Creating a Culture at Deneen School Of Excellence that Reignites Learning

Strong leadership and a set of core values have helped Deneen maintain high levels of academic success. 

Helping Students Thrive at Metcalfe Community Academy
SCHOOLS | August 28, 2021
Helping Students Thrive at Metcalfe Community Academy

Mr. Clay aims to have every student adopt a champion mentality.

Seeing the Impact of Empowering Students through Mentorship
SCHOOLS | August 24, 2021
Seeing the Impact of Empowering Students through Mentorship

Principal Nieves believes in the importance of creating spaces that amplify student voices and empower the community.

Instructional Support Leader Draws from Own Experiences as a CPS Student
SCHOOLS | August 23, 2021
Instructional Support Leader Draws from Own Experiences as a CPS Student

Mr. Borges describes this role as working directly with teachers and administrators as an expert in math and science curriculum and instruction.

Building Support Systems that Recognize Students’ Humanity
SCHOOLS | August 18, 2021
Building Support Systems that Recognize Students’ Humanity

Principal Fields believes keeping lines of communication open with students helps them exceed their own expectations for what they can accomplish.

Disrupting the Status Quo through Social Justice
SCHOOLS | August 16, 2021
Disrupting the Status Quo through Social Justice

Dr. San-Roman is focused on establishing her school as a community hub and addressing opportunity gaps for Black and Latinx males.

District

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.

Our Half-Billion Dollar Investment to Accelerate Learning
DISTRICT | June 16, 2021
Our Half-Billion Dollar Investment to Accelerate Learning

Moving Forward Together is a comprehensive plan to address the academic and social-emotional impacts of COVID-19 on our school communities.

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.

Sports

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.

Scoring a Scholarship
SPORTS | June 30, 2021
Scoring a Scholarship

Ulises H. and Max O. never thought in their wildest dreams they would be playing soccer at the college level.

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.