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The Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences (CHSAS) Farm Stand recently opened for the season. The stand offers in-season produce that students grow on the school farm, including squash, cucumbers, tomatoes, corn, collard greens, peppers, okra, zucchini, eggplant, watermelon, cantaloup…

Chicago Public Schools (CPS) officials announced a proposed budget for the fiscal year 2020 on Aug. 8 at Morgan Park High School (MPHS)—and they chose that location, they said, in order to celebrate a major investment in the school, 1744 W. Pryor Ave.

Mother McAuley Liberal Arts High School announced the appointment of new members to its board of trustees, including local residents Jil Simpson Ross and Tim Doody, and Laurel Azzarello McGrath.

The following local residents recently graduated from Grinnell College, in Grinnell, Iowa, during its spring commencement ceremony.

Morgan Park Academy (MPA) rising senior Hailey Brisard was among 40 high school students selected statewide to perform in this year’s all-state production of the musical “Aida.”

Barnard Elementary School Principal Kate Valente and Assistant Principal Jeff Cooks celebrate the end of the 2018-2019 school year with a staff party. Hosted by teacher Colleen Carroll, fun was had by all. There was plenty of food, drinks and dancing with music provided by DJ Tre. The facult…

Br. Rice High School, 10001 S. Pulaski Rd., recently announced changes to the institutional advancement and finance offices.

The Vanderpoel Elementary Magnet School Art Club recently participated in a special project with St. John’s Hospital, in Springfield, Ill. Students designed and painted canvases in the theme of “Dignity for All” to help celebrate the opening of the hospital’s new women’s and children’s wing.

Father Perez Knights of Columbus Council 1444 recently presented four $1,000 scholarship to students who will attend Catholic high school this fall.

De La Salle Institute recently announced the board for the City of De La Salle student government for the 2019-2020 school year, and they include Emily McManus (from left,) Jack Stewart, Sydni Schaffer, of Beverly, Phillip Hunter, Alexandra Brist, Lyree Brunson and Jessica Martinez. Chosen a…

Students in the International Baccalaureate (IB) Mathematics Standard Level Class at Morgan Park High School participated in a poster session in June to show what they learned this year. The juniors have learned about many types of functions, such as linear, quadratic, logarithmic, exponenti…

De La Salle Institute students were recently inducted into the Spanish Honor Society. They include Christine Williams (front row, from left), Dinah Ortiz, Alicia Plebanski, Felicia Plebanski, Alexa Acevedo, Rebeca Suarez (second row, from left), Angela Lunn, Sofia Rios, Frank Galvan (third r…

De La Salle Institute recently announced that six students have been inducted into the French Honor Society, Societe Honoraire de Francais, during a ceremony held in the school’s Harrison Hall. Inductees include Enrique Herrera (from left), Marco Cruz, Samantha Brost, Judith Hernandez, Jamey…

Morgan Park High School’s JROTC, marching band, students, staff, administration, athletes and club members participate in the annual Memorial Day Parade in Beverly. The school has participated in the annual event for many years.

Council Oak Montessori School (COMS), 2521 Grove St., in Blue Island, is enrolling new students for fall of 2019 and will host enrollment coffees every Wednesday throughout the summer.

As a culminating project for their time in the Morgan Park Academy (MPA) Lower School, fifth-grade students completed an inquiry-based research project into a topic of their choosing, presenting to faculty and parents on May 21 and 22.

The St. Christina School third-grade art classes recently participated in the Little Company of Mary Hospital (LCMH) “What Makes You Healthy?” art contest. A total of 310 entries were submitted from 14 schools. One winner was selected from each school to have their artwork displayed at LCMH.…

De La Salle student Sydni Schaffer, Class of 2021, of Beverly, is congratulated by Principal Dr. Diane Brown after being named the Meteor of the Month for May. Students who stand out among their peers by having demonstrated one or more of the Lasallian principles of faith, community, service…

St. Barnabas Elementary School students who are members of the Celebrating International Cultures Club marked World Diversity Day with a world culture fair. Students created the club, and members researched a country of their choice, gathered photos and learned about the customs, dance, food…

Teens discover how the Shedd Aquarium is a place to explore their interests, gain advice from mentors about careers at the aquarium and make a difference—all while connecting with like-minded peers along the way at the Teen Learning Lab. Visitors can follow their curiosity about science, ani…

Danielle Lam (right), of Beverly, along with her team partner Cayleigh Maxwell, will represent Illinois at the fourth National Invention Convention at the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation in Detroit from May 29 to 31. Up to 500 students will pitch their ideas alongside some of the wo…

St. Xavier University (SXU) recently hosted 16 principals from local Catholic elementary schools for a Principal’s Luncheon in the Butler Reception Room on May 3.

De La Salle Institute students Taylar Norton (from left), Phillip Hunter, faculty member Diniah Dean, Jason Kim and Madison Smith traveled to Washington, D.C., to participate in the House of Code event held at the United States Capitol. The students created an app that won the Congressional …

Students at Barnard Elementary School, including Okorie Nkumeh (left) and Sydney Reed, held a Pink Day for Breast Cancer on May 10. Kindergarten teacher Colleen Carroll, who has been a member of the Beverly Breast Cancer Walk Committee for 20 years, organized the fundraiser. The school colle…

Brandon McClain, a Beverly native, recently graduated from Loyola University Chicago with a master of science in human resource management with a certificate in business ethics. McClain delivered the student address at the commencement ceremony. He attended St. Barnabas Elementary School and…

As local elementary schools compete to have the highest percentage of participants in the annual Ridge Run, Christ the King is looking to be the champion for the third year in a row.

The Mt. Greenwood Elementary School “Rolling Through the Decades” history fair was held on May 1. Students in grades five through eight put on performances including singing and acting, as well as displayed and presented information on food, fashion, inventions and wax figures from the 1940s…

De La Salle Institute student Stephen Thomas recently participated in the city finals of the Chicago Metro History Fair held at the Chicago History Museum. Prior to that, Thomas earned a perfect evaluation for his exhibit at the Chicago Metro History Fair regional held in March at the Univer…

Back 2 School Illinois (B2SI), a Chicago-based nonprofit that provides tens of thousands of deserving kids from low-income families with free school supplies to help them succeed in the classroom, announced the launch of this year’s “Win School Supplies for an Entire School” contest.

Joni Thompson, of Beverly, was one of 27 recipients of the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) Lead, Learn, Proclaim Award at the annual NCEA Convention and Expo at McCormick Place on April 23.

Morgan Park High School sophomore Emily Nelson was recently selected for inclusion of her artwork in “Celebrating Art and Materials” in the Blick Art Contest. Her work will be published in Blick’s Spring 2019 art collection book. She is also in the running to be a contest finalist. The final…

Morgan Park High School (MPHS) freshmen Devan King (from left), Caval Spearman and Erica Taylor have been accepted into the University of Chicago Collegiate Scholars Program. Thirteen MPHS students applied to the program, which is highly competitive and accepts only 50 students each year. St…

This summer, 30 young women from the Chicago area will build high-tech racecars and pathways to their futures in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in the ComEd Icebox Derby.