Continuing her efforts to advocate for individuals with developmental disabilities, state Rep. Fran Hurley (D-35th) recently introduced legislation that allows students who are eligible for special-education services to remain in school through the end of the school year, even after their 22…

St. Barnabas Elementary School eighth-graders show off the results of the candy drive they sponsored during the week after Halloween for Operation Gratitude, which incorporates candy into its care packages for active-duty military personnel serving overseas. St. Barnabas collected enough Hal…

Morgan Park High School (MPHS) Principal Dr. Femi Skanes displays a report indicating the school’s improvement in the School Quality Rating Policy (SQRP) of the Chicago Public Schools. MPHS improved to a Level 2+ SQRP for the 2019-2020 school year.

The Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) and Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 73 strikes came to an end, and Chicago Public Schools (CPS) students returned to school on Nov. 1 after a two-week hiatus.

Mt. Carmel High School, 6410 S. Dante Ave., recently celebrated the completion of a four-year renovation project of all classrooms in the main building, which was built in 1924. The classrooms are state of the art and designed to engage the male learner. The school renovations were made poss…

Kate Starr Kellogg Elementary School, 9241 S. Leavitt St., will hold an informational open house on Saturday, Nov. 16, from 1 to 3 p.m.

Mother McAuley Liberal Arts High School recently announced the recipients of the 2019 Catherine McAuley Award: Nancy Lynch and senior Molly Maloney, both of Evergreen Park.

Dominick Calace (center), a senior at St. Rita High School, raised funds and dedicated his time to design and build the “Love Grows Here” area on the west side of the Blair Early Childhood Center as part of the Caritas Project at St. Rita. The Caritas Project is a graduation requirement that…

Morgan Park High School cheerleaders perform a routine in Blackwelder Hall during an afternoon pep rally held during the school’s Homecoming week. Activities for the Mustangs included a series of themed days capped off with a pep rally in the auditorium, football game and the Homecoming dance.

De La Salle Institute students recently received scholarship awards through the new Presidential Scholarship Program. De La Salle received a grant of $163,360 from the Bernard Heerey Family Foundation to provide the scholarship awards for the 2019-2020 academic year. Enjoying the moment with…

De La Salle Institute will host the first of its two open houses this fall on Wednesday, Oct. 23, from 6 to 8 p.m., at its campus, 3434 S. Michigan Ave.

Sutherland Elementary School students celebrated their diversity and unity as a school community in a grade-level Crayon War competition on Oct. 4. Students in all grades were assigned specific colors, and the winning grade levels with the highest participation were awarded an extra recess. …

Three years ago, sixth-graders at Cassell Elementary School planted a native garden outside the front entrance to the school at 11314 S. Spaulding Ave.

The Chicago Public Schools (CPS) recently announced that the Class of 2019 received the most college scholarship offers in district history—$1.47 billion based on preliminary data—and that a record 48.6 percent of graduates who earned early college credentials while in high school.

Kellogg and Sutherland elementary schools will host the 18th annual High School Fair on Thursday, Oct. 10, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., in the Kellogg gym, 9241 S. Leavitt St.

Morgan Park Academy’s Summer Business Incubator class recently held a Pitch Day featuring five upper-school students who came up with small-business ideas and created comprehensive business plans in an intensive, four-week summer session. After identifying a problem or opportunity that a bus…

Clissold Elementary School students planted “Pinwheels for Peace” on Sept. 20. Students learned about International Peace Day, listened to words of wisdom from famous peacemakers and pledged to bring peace to their school community. They decorated pinwheels with colors, words and pictures si…

Putting their STEM skills to use, Morgan Park Academy fifth-graders competed in teams to build the tallest free-standing structure, using 20 dry spaghetti sticks, 25 marshmallows (5 large, 20 small), 1 yard of string and unlimited Scotch tape. Participating students included Bella Almanza, o…

A kindergarten student in Colleen Carroll’s class at Alice L. Barnard Elementary School, 10354 S. Charles St., uses clay to learn the alphabet. Barnard Elementary School offers a challenging International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme. Students are provided an accelerated academic pro…

St. Ignatius College Prep, 1076 W. Roosevelt Rd., is a Catholic Jesuit high school founded in 1869. It is Chicago’s first Jesuit school, a distinguished member among the 430 Jesuit high schools in 55 nations around the world.

Marist High School Principal Larry Tucker recently announced that seniors Connor McNamara, Jack Molenhouse, Zack Stack, Nicole Viz and Dan Winstead were named National Merit Semifinalists by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.

Marist High School, 4200 W. 115th St., invites elementary school students and their parents to an open house on Sunday, Oct. 27, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Staff and administrators at Morgan Park High School enjoy the moment while participating in a professional development session to kick off the school year.

Council Oak Montessori School (COMS), 2521 Grove St., in Blue Island, invites families with toddlers to visit the school during a special open house on Wednesday, Oct. 23, at 9 a.m.

JaMonica Marion graduated from Mt. Greenwood Elementary School and the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences (CHSAS), and she then spent 12 years working at CHSAS.

Mt. Greenwood Elementary School held its annual ice cream social and open house on Aug. 27 to kick off the 2019-20 school year. The Mt. Greenwood School PTO sponsored the event. Parents, students and teachers socialized and enjoyed ice cream treats before entering the building to see their n…

The teachers and staff of Sutherland Elementary School celebrated a successful first day of school on Tuesday, Sept. 3, and they proudly wore their staff shirts that displayed the staff hashtag, #lovethemfirst, on the back of the shirt. For more photos of the First Day of School, see the spe…