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.