School News

Yates Elementary School: Join the fun and support staff

By: 
Rob Reid
Date: 
06/07/2018
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The second Taste of Yates Fundraiser, organized by a group of Yates Elementary School parents in Logan Square, will

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Shootings and guns: Help 10-year-old Theo get 10,000 signatures

Date: 
03/28/2018
TWHead

Scared by the shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL, Theo Williams, 10, who lives in Logan Square and attends a Chicago Public grade school, says, "I really, really, really want no more killings." He backs that up with action and you can help. 

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#ENOUGH say LaSalle II kindergarteners through 8th graders: "Do we not deserve the right to live anymore?"

Date: 
03/16/2018
Enough

A rousing 17-minute #ENOUGH rally at 10 a.m., March 14, took over the Wolcott side field of LaSalle II Magnet School,

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Five Roberto Clemente students transported to hospitals

Date: 
10/13/2017
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Five students at Roberto Clemente Community Academy, 1147 W. Division, were taken to

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Girl Power Opportunity: Icebox Derby challenge

Date: 
06/17/2017
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Chicago area girls 13 to 18, who love science, technology, engineering and mathcould win up to $2,500 scholarship money and cool prizes in the 4th Annual Icebox Derby Contest and Race sponsored by Commonwealth Edison Company (ComEd), with an entry deadline of June 22 at 11:59:59 p.m.

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New Officer Friendly gets a partner: Tommy Hawk

Date: 
03/15/2017
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Officer Friendly, 14th District Officer Tom McNamara, is standing in the hall at Goethe Elementary School, 2236 N Rockwell St.

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TEENS: Auditions for "Hairspray Jr." Tuesday through Thursday

Date: 
01/23/2017
HSAuditions

UPDATE: Auditions extended to Feb. 1-2, from 5 to 7 p.m.

Teens from 14 to 18-years-of-age who enjoy musical theatre are encouraged to audition for Hairspray Jr. between Tuesday and Thursday, Jan 24 through 26. 

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First Day, Free Rides on CTA for Students

Date: 
09/01/2016
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Free Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) bus and train rides during the first day of Chicago Public Schools' on Tues., Sept. 6, for all students and accompanying adults was announced Thursday by Mayor Rahm Emanuel and CTA President Dorval R. Carter, Jr. 

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State Reps invite Rauner to visit local school that is not "crumbling"

Date: 
06/10/2016
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Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner is being invited to join four Illinois State Representatives on a tour of Brentano Math and Science Academy in Logan Square.

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Chicago schools: "…being treated like pop-up stores"

Date: 
04/28/2016
CPSExtr

Voices were raised in protest against accepting Federal grant seed money to add 24 new charters in Chicago's already financially strapped system. 

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Elected Chicago School Board Bill passes overwhelmingly in Illinois House…Next?

Date: 
03/05/2016
RMartwick

An elected Chicago School Board became one step closer to realty Thursday afternoon following an overwhelming vote of 110 to 4 for Bill HB0557 (originally HB 4268), in the Illinois House of Representatives. 

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Fire and Police Training Academy 2018 open for high school sophomores

Date: 
02/11/2016
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High school sophomores have an opportunity to learn more about the Chicago Police and Firefighter Training Academy (CPFTA) and being part of the Cadet Class of 2018. 

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West Town school enrollment falls short

Date: 
02/01/2016
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West Town schools don't have enough students, according to a Chicago Public Schools assessment, with 11 of 16 schools considered "underutilized."

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Free CTA rides for students

Date: 
08/12/2015
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The Chicago Transit Authority's (CTA) Board agreed today to free rides for students

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LaSalle II teachers hung from wall by students

Date: 
04/24/2015
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LaSalle II Student Council's Carnival was a "fun" fundraiser that included hanging the principal and two teachers from the wall (literally),

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CPS selling headquarters and former Peabody School

Date: 
10/22/2014
Peabody

Chicago Public Schools (CPS) announced Wed., Oct. 22, that they are adding $28 million to their coffers from the sale of their downtown headquarters building, 125 S. Clark St and another $3.5+ million for the former Peabody School, 1444 W. Augusta. 

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Open Meetings Act potentially puts Alderman Harris in trouble with AG

Date: 
10/18/2014
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Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan's office requested a proceedings review of Chicago City Council's Rules and Ethics Committee's Oct. 7 meeting.

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Chicago voters once again deprived of vote for elected school board...but is it over?

Date: 
10/09/2014
JArena

Following prescribed procedures, the Progressive Reform Caucus (PRC) attempted once again to get a vote for an elected school board as a referendum on the Feb. 24, 2015, ballots. But "political shenanigans," as 45th Ward Alderman John Arena put it, kept it off the ballot. But is it over?

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Golden Apple winner teaches in Ukrainian Village's St. Nicholas Cathedral School

Date: 
05/09/2014
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Melissa Talaber Matwyshyn, Ukrainian Village resident and  teacher at St. Nicholas Cathedral School, 2200 W. Rice St., was surprised Thursday morning when a parade of people walked into in her classroom.

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Smoke Daddy welcomes future workers from LaSalle II Elementary School in East Village

Date: 
04/15/2014
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A group of nearly 60, eager 1st-grade students from LaSalle II Elementary School, 1148 N.

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