School News

Parents 4 Teachers meet to show support during strike

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September 12, 2012
Parents 4 Teachers meet to show support during strike

  On day two of the Chicago  teachers strike a group of Chicago Public School parents, teachers and supporters met at Luther Memorial Hall for a “Strike Camp”.  Speakers included Emilio Perez who spoke movingly of the need of the country to educate the 98% and to respect all children of all abilities. Karen...
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Chicago Teachers Union Strike Day 2

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September 11, 2012
Chicago Teachers Union Strike Day 2

Day two of the strike featured several schools gathering at each open  school to picket.  It was a common sight to see bright red shirts and signs on main streets away from schools, yes the strike is being taken to the streets by CTU. For a gallery of the morning’s picketing please click the...
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Chicago Teachers Union strike a step closer?

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August 29, 2012
Chicago Teachers Union strike a step closer?

The Chicago Tribune reported last evening that the Chicago teachers Union President Karen Lewis would give Chicago Public Schools the needed 10 day notice of intention to strike today.  This would mean that the possibility of a strike by teachers and related support personnel may be  becoming a reality in the opening week of...
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Amundsen faces loss to Plainfield Central.

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August 25, 2012
Amundsen faces loss to Plainfield Central.

The Amundsen Vikings are faced with the loss tonight of their football season opener to Central 42-7.  It will be a week of rebuilding before their next game Saturday September 7th at 1PM against Carl Schurtz  at Lane Stadium.  For a gallery of today’s game please click the link to our Face Book page....
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Schools Forum Relocated

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August 18, 2012

This Tuesday’s  program “Schools our Children Deserve” has been moved to the Old Town School of Music.  Speakers according to the CTU website are to be Chicago Public School Parents,Local School Council members, representatives of the Chicago Teachers Union.  It is now billed as a “Community Forum Building Parent and Community Partnerships” , all...
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Gordon Tech Falls Short in IHSA Sectional Championship 56-53 Loss to Rockford Lutheran

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March 3, 2012
Gordon Tech Falls Short in IHSA Sectional Championship 56-53 Loss to Rockford Lutheran

GT Senior Guard Mahlike Grahm lines up three pointer in IHSA Sectional Championship Gordon Tech Rams fall short after courageous fourth quarter comeback in 56-53 loss to Rockford Lutheran Friday night in the IHSA Sectional Championship game in South Beloit.  Down thirteen points with 4:27 left in the third quarter, the Rams charged back...
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Gordon Tech’s “Annie” Plays at the Portage Theater

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February 26, 2012
Gordon Tech’s “Annie” Plays at the Portage Theater

      Gordon Tech High School’s production of the musical “Annie” played Friday and Sunday at the Portage Theater.  On Friday, a matinee production played to a full house of approximately 1000  children from northside grade schools.  Friday evening and Sunday afternoon performances rounded out the production.  See more photos from the shows...
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It’s Girl Scout Cookie Time!

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February 15, 2012
It’s Girl Scout Cookie Time!

Today the students lunch-room of Alexander Graham Bell School was a beehive of Girl Scout activity.  The school has 150 students involved  in Scouts from the youngest kindergartner, Daisy to upper grade Juniors.  These 6 troops managed to sell 900 cases or 10,572 boxes of every assortment of sweet munch-ables. Barbara Hinch the Troop Leader...
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Schools give LSC reports to Bulldog

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January 30, 2012
The Chicago Public Schools will be holding a public meeting to discuss the budget at Lane Tech High School, August 17 starting at 6 PM

Through Bulldog efforts CPS LSC minutes are now online
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Catalyst finds neighborhood high schools losing neighborhood kids

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December 22, 2011

Catalyst, in a report issued earlier this week, noted that neighborhood high schools have fewer and fewer students from within their attendance area. “Five years ago, no high school enrolled fewer than 20 percent of the students in its attendance area,” Catalyst notes. However “the flight from neighborhood school is the result of the...
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