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Snapshots of Brilliance
DISTRICT | May 30, 2020
Snapshots of Brilliance

The Unique Way CPS is Highlighting More Than 750 Student Artists Charlie V., a senior at Disney II Magnet High School, is one of the more […]

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May 30 Protests | Protestas del 30 de mayo
DISTRICT | June 1, 2020
May 30 Protests | Protestas del 30 de mayo

Dear CPS Families, Today, I’m writing to you as a mother of a black boy who is worried for him, and the millions of other black […]

Putting Others First
May 28, 2020
Putting Others First

How CPS Students Across the City are Serving their Community While Learning from Home Growing up, Kenwood Academy sophomore Kamren C. was inspired by the emphasis […]

Someone You Can Turn To
SCHOOLS | May 19, 2020
Someone You Can Turn To

When she became an educator over 20 years ago, Ms. Chantal Muzzall knew she was going to make a difference in her students’ lives.

Alcott’s Author
SCHOOLS | May 16, 2020
Alcott’s Author

Inspired to educate her peers, eighth-grade student Riya, wrote a book about students on a remote learning quest to learn more about coronavirus.

Students

Inner Strength
STUDENTS | May 23, 2020
Inner Strength

How a Hamilton Elementary Student’s Time on American Ninja Warrior Junior has Shaped his Goals for the Future In many ways, sixth-grade student Chase H. is […]

Alcott’s Author
STUDENTS | May 16, 2020
Alcott’s Author

Inspired to educate her peers, eighth-grade student Riya, wrote a book about students on a remote learning quest to learn more about coronavirus.

Where Technology Meets Teamwork
STUDENTS | March 5, 2020
Where Technology Meets Teamwork

Wadsworth’s robotics team, the Robotigers, focus on inclusion, innovation, and impact in the field of robotics and for their Woodlawn community.

Hitting the Right Note | Tocando la nota correcta
STUDENTS | February 27, 2020
Hitting the Right Note | Tocando la nota correcta

The orchestra program at Hibbard Elementary is the perfect complement to classroom learning—bringing a positive impact to students in multiple ways.

Poetic Justice | Justicia Poética
STUDENTS | February 25, 2020
Poetic Justice | Justicia Poética

The slam team’s name—Poetic Justice—reflects their goal of using poetry to draw attention to important topics that the team cares about.

Celebrating Excellence | Celebrando la excelencia
STUDENTS | February 24, 2020
Celebrating Excellence | Celebrando la excelencia

A wax museum is a fun, interactive way for students to learn about prominent African American leaders and their vast range of contributions.

The Spartan Mentality | La mentalidad espartana
STUDENTS | 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.

Discovering Your Heroes | Descubriendo tus héroes
STUDENTS | February 4, 2020
Discovering Your Heroes | Descubriendo tus héroes

“What would Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s vision be for America in 2020?” Though it’s a question that could prompt hours upon hours of discussion, fourth- and fifth-grade students at Mildred I. Lavizzo Elementary were invited to tackle it in a small yet powerful way: a five-minute speech.

Growing Together l Creciendo juntas
STUDENTS | January 29, 2020
Growing Together l Creciendo juntas

This North Side elementary school has played an important role in strengthening a sisterhood over the years.

Fearless Falcons l Falcons Valientes
STUDENTS | January 2, 2020
Fearless Falcons l Falcons Valientes

How 2020 is shaping up to be a transformative year for five Harlan Community Academy freshmen.

SMASH Illinois, a Free STEM Program for Students of Color Launches
STUDENTS | August 1, 2019
SMASH Illinois, a Free STEM Program for Students of Color Launches

The five-week summer program is specifically targeted for underrepresented high school students of color.

Teens Help Teach in New English Learner Summer Program
STUDENTS | July 30, 2019
Teens Help Teach in New English Learner Summer Program

Early Childhood Education CTE students are placed into classrooms to give them a taste of life as a teacher. 

Schools

May 30 Protests | Protestas del 30 de mayo
SCHOOLS | June 1, 2020
May 30 Protests | Protestas del 30 de mayo

Dear CPS Families, Today, I’m writing to you as a mother of a black boy who is worried for him, and the millions of other black […]

Planning for Success
SCHOOLS | May 21, 2020
Planning for Success

“I’ve always said that I have the mind of a scientist but the soul of a counselor.” 

Someone You Can Turn To
SCHOOLS | May 19, 2020
Someone You Can Turn To

When she became an educator over 20 years ago, Ms. Chantal Muzzall knew she was going to make a difference in her students’ lives.

Alcott’s Author
SCHOOLS | May 16, 2020
Alcott’s Author

Inspired to educate her peers, eighth-grade student Riya, wrote a book about students on a remote learning quest to learn more about coronavirus.

Friendly Competition | Competencia sana
SCHOOLS | May 13, 2020
Friendly Competition | Competencia sana

Mr. Kurt Gedig at Calmeca Academy helps to make sure his nearly 60 chess students can practice chess together even while apart.

Production Value | Valor de producción
SCHOOLS | May 12, 2020
Production Value | Valor de producción

Peterson Elementary has found an engaging way to connect with their students—EncoreTV, the school’s tv show featuring teachers.

The Best of the Best
SCHOOLS | May 9, 2020
The Best of the Best

Closing out Teacher Appreciation Week 2020 by highlighting more incredible educators.

A Virtual Hug | Un abrazo virtual
SCHOOLS | May 8, 2020
A Virtual Hug | Un abrazo virtual

Thank you to our teachers for your engagement, commitment, and (virtual) hugs while taking on remote learning.

Where Inspiration Meets Collaboration | Cuando hay inspiración y colaboración
SCHOOLS | May 7, 2020
Where Inspiration Meets Collaboration | Cuando hay inspiración y colaboración

To our educators at Shoop, Garvey, Mireles, Gillespie, Salazar, Aldridge, and the rest of our schools across the city, thank you for all that you do.

Celebrating National School Nurse Day!
SCHOOLS | May 6, 2020
Celebrating National School Nurse Day!

While every CPS nurse has their own reasons for choosing to serve Chicago’s students, they all share a common set of values.

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! #ThankATeacher
SCHOOLS | May 4, 2020
Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! #ThankATeacher

Chicago Public Schools’ CEO, Janice K. Jackson, and CEdO Latanya D. McDade shout out the start of Teacher Appreciation Week 2020.

A New Kind of Bus Tour
SCHOOLS | May 2, 2020
A New Kind of Bus Tour

Principal Femi Skanes and her team at Morgan Park High School found a creative way to induct new members into the school’s National Honor Society.

District

May 30 Protests | Protestas del 30 de mayo
DISTRICT | June 1, 2020
May 30 Protests | Protestas del 30 de mayo

Dear CPS Families, Today, I’m writing to you as a mother of a black boy who is worried for him, and the millions of other black […]

Snapshots of Brilliance
DISTRICT | May 30, 2020
Snapshots of Brilliance

The Unique Way CPS is Highlighting More Than 750 Student Artists Charlie V., a senior at Disney II Magnet High School, is one of the more […]

Kicking Off CPS Census Week! #BeCounted
DISTRICT | May 26, 2020
Kicking Off CPS Census Week! #BeCounted

Our students can only receive the federal funding they deserve when every CPS family is fully accounted for in the census.

Teacher Appreciation Week 2020
DISTRICT | May 1, 2020
Teacher Appreciation Week 2020

This school year, every single teacher in our district was asked to support our students in ways they never had done before. Not only have they […]

Stepping Up to Serve
DISTRICT | April 22, 2020
Stepping Up to Serve

As a security officer in Chicago’s West Lawn neighborhood, Adan Garcia’s role revolves around supporting the safety of 1,100 students.

Food is Love
DISTRICT | April 21, 2020
Food is Love

Yolanda Beasley, dining manager at Marquette, estimates that her food service team has a combined total of nearly 200 years of experience.

A Sprinkling of Humor
DISTRICT | April 16, 2020
A Sprinkling of Humor

Chicagoans are coming together over viral memes and using their creativity as a way to stay connected while apart.

Highlighting Health and Wellness: Ways to Stay Actively Learning While at Home
DISTRICT | April 15, 2020
Highlighting Health and Wellness: Ways to Stay Actively Learning While at Home

With living rooms becoming classrooms and bedrooms becoming playgrounds, there’s plenty of ways to stay an active learner at home.

Learning Together at Home
DISTRICT | April 13, 2020
Learning Together at Home

CEO Dr. Janice Jackson and CEdO LaTanya McDade on launching CPS’ remote learning plans.

Cracking the Code
DISTRICT | March 3, 2020
Cracking the Code

CPS’ computer science graduation requirement gives every student the opportunity to learn an exciting new skill for the 21st century and beyond.

District Testing Action Plan
DISTRICT | February 21, 2020
District Testing Action Plan

As a district, we’re committed to fostering a strong learning environment that prepares students for academic success. Assessments are a useful tool to help teachers monitor […]

Rising by Lifting Others | Avanzamos cuando ayudamos a los demás
DISTRICT | February 20, 2020
Rising by Lifting Others | Avanzamos cuando ayudamos a los demás

Mirlene Dossous believes her grandfather was the catalyst for her career in community organizing.

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.