Spotlight Archives 

March 31, 2012 through March 31, 2015

March 2015

March 26, 2015
New program to help parents become lifelong learners
March 18, 2015
Upcoming exhibitions to showcase student talent
March 18, 2015
UNCF Scholarship Campaign eases financial burden for students
March 12, 2015
CPS introduces new Interdisciplinary Latino & Latin American Studies curriculum
March 02, 2015
March 02, 2015

February 2015

February 26, 2015
SOAR Centers bring students back to the classroom
February 18, 2015
Artists showcased in regional performances and festivals
February 03, 2015
Honoring the contributions of school counselors to student success

January 2015

January 22, 2015
CPS to host virtual recruitment session for new talent
January 16, 2015
CPS Connects creates worlds of opportunity for students

December 2014

December 22, 2014
Students Invite Their families to Experience STEM Learning
December 19, 2014
RFP for a new open enrollment, neighborhood high school at the current site of Dyett High School.
December 19, 2014
Celebrating differences at Audubon Elementary
December 12, 2014
Tune into this online broadcast for CPS news and stories
December 10, 2014
CPS partners with CTA to create holiday magic
December 05, 2014
District set to partake in nationwide Computer Science events

November 2014

November 18, 2014
Encouraging student proficiency in multiple languages
November 14, 2014
November 13, 2014
Apply now for the 2015 Student Advisory Council
November 03, 2014
Board of Education selects 2014-2015 Honorary Student Board Member

October 2014

October 31, 2014
Where to find resources after the move
October 22, 2014
Family reunited at Portage Park Elementary
October 21, 2014
Event at Juarez Community Academy focuses on CPS Arts Plan
October 16, 2014
Chicago Bulls get Brown Elementary thinking about the environment
October 07, 2014
Ford Motor Company to support college readiness
October 02, 2014
Breaking down financial barriers to college
October 01, 2014
Application process runs from October 1 – December 12, 2014

September 2014

September 25, 2014
Board approves expansion of Safe Passage Program
September 23, 2014
CPS prepares for Chicago School Fair
September 16, 2014
Dreamer Fund gives immigrant students a chance at college
September 11, 2014
Chicago Board of Education seeking student member for SY 14-15
September 11, 2014
Chicago Bears act as powerful role models
September 04, 2014
Class of 2014 receives nearly $800 million in scholarship offers

August 2014

August 29, 2014
New investments expand Safe Passage Program
August 28, 2014
Numbers show CPS making great strides
August 21, 2014
District launches new website and logo
August 21, 2014
CPS prepares for first day of school – Tuesday, September 2
August 14, 2014
Eight CPS students among this year’s baseball elite
August 07, 2014
CPS to celebrate annual Bud Billiken Parade

July 2014

July 29, 2014
Teachers save on supplies for Back to School
July 24, 2014
Local cooking camp gets students excited about healthy eating
July 17, 2014
Local nonprofit brings the joy of theater to over 6,000 youth
July 15, 2014
CPS Announces 2014 UNCF Scholars
July 11, 2014
Free meals and activities available through LunchStop
July 03, 2014
New discipline strategy effective in keeping students safe and in school

June 2014

June 30, 2014
Talent abounds at national competitions
June 26, 2014
District alum to compete in Miss America Pageant
June 20, 2014
CPS students to enhance their home libraries
June 18, 2014
Morgan Park High School to establish dual enrollment program with Saint Xavier University
June 16, 2014
CPS students explore Chicago City of Learning
June 13, 2014
Student athletes could be headed for the major leagues
June 12, 2014
Annual Chicago Cares Serve-a-thon brightens school communities
June 12, 2014
Student performers light up the stage
June 05, 2014
National initiative helps prom dreams come true

May 2014

May 30, 2014
Talent abound at annual TechXPO
May 28, 2014
New funding to bolster citywide STEM strategy
May 23, 2014
Community partnership promotes healthy lifestyle among children and families
May 23, 2014
150 students participate in annual Invention Convention
May 20, 2014
CPS schools support Autism Awareness Month
May 16, 2014
First-ever twins named Gates Millennium Scholars
May 15, 2014
Mather student creates winning design in annual art competition
May 14, 2014
District-wide art contest ends May 28
May 13, 2014
3 teachers receive grants from “Thank A Million Teachers” campaign
May 09, 2014
Edison Park students enjoy extra hours of PE
May 07, 2014
Lindblom principal Alan Mather honored for excellence in leadership
May 07, 2014
Chicago youth encouraged to explore summer options
May 06, 2014
Thousands of students compete in annual Spring Games
May 05, 2014
CPS expands vision program to cover more children
May 01, 2014
CPS builds financial literacy among students

April 2014

April 30, 2014
2,000 new books to inspire young readers
April 29, 2014
Lake View High School hosts annual Brain Awareness Fair
April 24, 2014
1,200 more students to benefit from robust learning environment
April 22, 2014
Students District-wide enjoy living green
April 21, 2014
5 schools to receive new IB Programmes in SY 14-15
April 18, 2014
CPS students tour Howard University alongside First Lady Michelle Obama
April 17, 2014
45 CPS students named Golden Apple Scholars
April 15, 2014
Organizations Praise District’s commitment to student health
April 11, 2014
Four CPS students competed in Arabic Debates in Doha, Qatar
April 08, 2014
Community partners making prom more affordable
April 08, 2014
Providing students with early exposure to higher education
April 04, 2014
Offering students a safe, positive environment during spring break.
April 02, 2014
Engaging 8th-graders around the transition to high school
April 02, 2014
Take a moment to complete the My Voice, My School Parent Survey

March 2014

March 31, 2014
CPS alum wins bronze in Sochi
March 28, 2014
Launch of My School, My Voice Parent survey
March 26, 2014
Former students to impact a new generation
March 25, 2014
Early College STEM Schools broaden student horizons
March 24, 2014
Apply now for school-based early childhood programs!
March 24, 2014
CPS to host Spring High School Fair on March 29
March 20, 2014
Creative programs to engage female students in STEM
March 19, 2014
Introducing Computer Science for All, a program to expand the District’s technology curriculum
March 17, 2014
Student-led movement energizes community
March 14, 2014
Meet Dorothy Gaters, legendary girls’ basketball coach at Marshall High School
March 11, 2014
Community partner gets students excited about eating vegetables
March 06, 2014
Advanced technology promotes music education

February 2014

February 27, 2014
Student voices to lend valuable perspective to District leadership
February 25, 2014
Teachers honored for dedication to professional growth
February 24, 2014
Schools across the District create unique celebrations of culture
February 21, 2014
Northside Learning Center wins gold in Special Olympics Snowshoe
February 20, 2014
Student recipes achieve District-wide appeal
February 19, 2014
Whitney Young students silence the competition
February 14, 2014
District to improve cultural connections with Latino students and their families
February 14, 2014
Student creativity leads to original, heartfelt gifts
February 13, 2014
Young poets explore the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
February 10, 2014
Students at Northside Prep celebrate Black History Month
February 06, 2014
Working together to improve the health of Chicago teens
February 03, 2014
Recycling drive leads to new technology in four schools

January 2014

January 29, 2014
Mobile health clinic to bring medical care to schools
January 28, 2014
Teachers inspired by annual Tech Talk Conference
January 24, 2014
Neighborhood schools come together to benefit families
January 23, 2014
Schools to expand physical education programs for all students
January 21, 2014
City Year puts bright new face on two CPS schools
January 20, 2014
Students celebrate the life and legacy of a civil rights hero
January 17, 2014
Families seeking school options are encouraged to attend
January 15, 2014
Nearly 100 CPS students receive the prestigious Posse Award
January 15, 2014
CPS eager to support a movement dedicated to teacher appreciation
January 13, 2014
CPS students recognized for talent and creativity
January 08, 2014
New funding source expands opportunities for science education
January 08, 2014
Dedicated staff puts in long days preparing to reopen schools
January 02, 2014
School community mobilizes to help a family in need
January 02, 2014
Schools expanding their communication to benefit families

December 2013

December 30, 2013
Student outreach serves the community and the world
December 27, 2013
Community partnership creates special day at Lawndale
December 26, 2013
Student volunteers create holiday food packages for hungry families
December 23, 2013
Skinner North brings holiday joy to tornado-ravaged communities
December 23, 2013
Lozano Elementary supports soldiers’ morale
December 19, 2013
District-run coat drive provides gifts of lasting warmth
December 17, 2013
New science lab and learning garden energize school community
December 16, 2013
Announcing the launch of Mentoring the Next Generation: Chicago’s Children
December 13, 2013
CPS Yale Fellows bring fresh ideas to District
December 06, 2013
Naval JROTC cadets step up when needed
December 06, 2013
U.S. Secretary of Labor Tom Perez and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel visit Sarah E. Goode STEM Academy
December 04, 2013
The Bulls and BMO Harris select Richard Henry Lee Elementary School for their “Adopt-A-School” program

November 2013

November 26, 2013
CPS students rewarded for strong computer skills
November 25, 2013
Students celebrate the life and accomplishments of President John F. Kennedy
November 21, 2013
Virginia Valdez of Jamieson Elementary named Outstanding Early Career Educator of the Year
November 20, 2013
Students at Haines Elementary learn the value of recycling
November 19, 2013
date filing period now open for 2014 LSC elections
November 15, 2013
New resource to enhance the lives of CPS students and their families
November 13, 2013
CPS schools busy Cooking up Change
November 12, 2013
Annual event helps students gain entrance to Historically Black Colleges and Universities
November 08, 2013
CEO Byrd-Bennett to create new Student Advisory Council
November 07, 2013
Parent engagement opportunity
November 05, 2013
Payton and Skinner North among the top-performing schools in Illinois

October 2013

October 31, 2013
Chicago Bear Corey Wootton gets students excited about staying active
October 30, 2013
New system will better reflect the landscape of District schools
October 29, 2013
CPS receives $2.25 million to expand nutrition and PE programs
October 24, 2013
Senior Ashley Gordon named Honorary Student Board Member for SY2013-14
October 23, 2013
Artist Janelle Monae shares the story behind her success
October 23, 2013
Student leaders build character, confidence and skill
October 21, 2013
Spencer Elementary students build “reading buddies” to help them excel
October 18, 2013
Professional and collegiate athletes rally to support student health
October 16, 2013
Students run to promote good health and physical fitness
October 15, 2013
Students walk and ride in support of healthy living
October 15, 2013
Students across the city celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month
October 10, 2013
Students to benefit from a school supply store on wheels
October 09, 2013
Blaine PTA Honored for Success in Multicultural Outreach
October 04, 2013
International partnership broadens cultural horizons for students
October 02, 2013
Corporate generosity gives Gregory Elementary a big boost
October 01, 2013
OfficeMax makes October 1 “A Day Made Better”

September 2013

September 30, 2013
District empowers families to make informed choices
September 27, 2013
Frazier IB among the top-performing schools in the nation
September 26, 2013
Chicago Cubs support neighborhood school in the shadow of Wrigley
September 25, 2013
CPS partners with the Bears and Athletico to keep athletes safe
September 23, 2013
VH1's Save the Music helps Darwin Elementary kick start a new band class.
September 19, 2013
Powerful civics experience to shape future leaders
September 19, 2013
Little Village parade a display of cultural pride
September 17, 2013
Who knew that meeting Common Core standards in Science would lead students to create their own slime?
September 10, 2013
Students at Schurz get lift from community partnership
September 10, 2013
Mosaic mural the work of every student at Ebinger Elementary
September 06, 2013
Increased physical activity could boost student success
September 05, 2013
Chicago Board of Education seeks Honorary Student Board Member for the 2013-2014 school year.
September 03, 2013
CPS joins Senator Dick Durbin in his quest to better protect student athletes

August 2013

August 30, 2013
Students at King High School reflect on the impact made by their namesake
August 26, 2013
Students arrive eager and ready to learn on the first day
August 23, 2013
Students, parents, teachers and principals prepare for a great first day
August 22, 2013
Teachers embrace a holistic approach to learning
August 22, 2013
Employees work to get schools ready for the first day
August 22, 2013
Principals Recognized for Tremendous Growth
August 15, 2013
Investments in quality education strengthen student futures
August 14, 2013
CPS urges families to complete student medical exams before August 26
August 13, 2013
CPS to make sure that welcoming schools start strong
August 09, 2013
District strives to keep all students safe on their way to and from school
August 07, 2013
All students to receive less testing in the 2013-14 school year
August 02, 2013
Early College STEM Schools provide a path to higher education
August 01, 2013
Youngest students eager to start school strong

July 2013

July 31, 2013
All CPS students should be in school on Monday, August 26
July 29, 2013
Local nonprofit to create a new generation of chefs
July 25, 2013
Chicagoans urged to help students prepare for start of school
July 23, 2013
Learning gardens a valuable resource for students, even in summer
July 18, 2013
Class of 2013 boasts record-breaking achievement
July 16, 2013
Despite tougher exam, our students continue to show significant growth
July 12, 2013
CPS students chosen by Cubs for unique scholarship program
July 12, 2013
Student artists build skills and share talents
July 03, 2013
Young adults provide the District with valuable summer service
July 03, 2013
District athletes leave their mark on Yankee Stadium
July 02, 2013
Families eager to meet and forge new beginnings
July 01, 2013
Parents collaborate with CPD and District leaders to create strong safety plans

June 2013

June 27, 2013
Welcoming school hosts ice-cream social to welcome new students
June 26, 2013
Students from three CPS schools eager to become one unit
June 25, 2013
Drop-out rates decrease with specialized interventions
June 21, 2013
Students from Brennemann and Stewart eager to blend traditions
June 20, 2013
Pershing students work to celebrate and combine school cultures
June 17, 2013
Student authors celebrate literary success
June 17, 2013
Students reap benefits of successful harvest
June 14, 2013
Neighborhood options keep students safe and active during school break
June 11, 2013
New and enhanced initiatives will improve education experience for Chicago’s next generation
June 05, 2013
Young minds capable of huge creativity
June 04, 2013
Thousands of CPS students to benefit from specialized curriculum
June 03, 2013
Sending and welcoming schools promote integration events

May 2013

May 31, 2013
Class of 2013 to achieve record-breaking success
May 30, 2013
CPS schools working diligently to solidify fall enrollment
May 23, 2013
Schools collaborate to improve social-emotional learning
May 22, 2013
Prompt enrollment to maximize resources for all CPS students
May 21, 2013
AUSL instructor recognized for innovative classroom techniques
May 17, 2013
Chicago Farmers Markets to feature student design on reusable shopping bags
May 15, 2013
Three elementary schools prepare to become one school community
May 09, 2013
Competition a fun and positive outlet for students with disabilities
May 08, 2013
Protecting their students a high priority for CPS nurses
May 07, 2013
Three teachers from McDowell Elementary give students the experience of a lifetime
May 06, 2013
Welcoming schools to provide maximum support for students with special needs
May 03, 2013
The South Side vs. West Side high school basketball showcase features some of the most elite high school players in the state.
May 01, 2013
High school teachers honored for their dedication and excellence

April 2013

April 30, 2013
C.E. Hughes Elementary boasts one of America’s most inspiring teachers
April 29, 2013
Innovative programs create a meaningful education experience for diverse learners
April 26, 2013
Culinary experts promote healthy eating in elementary schools
April 26, 2013
Changes in testing requirements to create more time in the classroom
April 25, 2013
Winning rain barrel design promotes school conservation efforts
April 24, 2013
Principal Transition Coordinators to smooth student paths
April 22, 2013
Agassiz Elementary a leader in thinking “green”
April 18, 2013
CPS students create their own fun before and after school
April 16, 2013
Parents can enjoy a variety of benefits by attending Report Card Pickup Day
April 15, 2013
Students to have a variety of academic options this fall
April 05, 2013
Recycling company to promote class and conservation
April 05, 2013
Opportunities expanded for the city’s youngest learners
April 01, 2013
Eloquent words bring one student's college dreams a step closer

March 2013

March 26, 2013
Access to science and nutrition education a priority for new students
March 25, 2013
Unique student organization promotes female empowerment among teens
March 21, 2013
CPS works to ensure that paths to welcoming schools are safe
March 21, 2013
Spring Break Safe Haven provides a way for students to stay busy and productive over Spring Break
March 15, 2013
CPS partnership gives students a jumpstart on career paths in medicine
March 12, 2013
Six seniors from Hyde Park Academy honored for their broadcast talents
March 06, 2013
Rickover Naval Academy senior Devin Velez vying to be the next American Idol
March 05, 2013
Student musicians enthralled by the presence of Yo-Yo Ma
March 01, 2013
Celebrity event drives momentum for better health among students

February 2013

February 27, 2013
Sullivan High School students use words, dance, and music to celebrate their common heritage
February 26, 2013
CPS students celebrate Black History Month with essays and poetry
February 25, 2013
Thousands of students receive new opportunity for academic success
February 21, 2013
Students personify civil rights leaders to honor their legacy
February 19, 2013
Two CPS students earn national recognition for their in-depth research
February 15, 2013
75 CPS schools recognized for excellence and improvement
February 08, 2013
NBA superstar wows CPS students and staff with a surprise visit
February 05, 2013
Student input helps to shape school improvement
February 04, 2013
100 teachers receive $1,000 in school supplies for their classrooms

January 2013

January 29, 2013
New calendar designed to best meet needs of families
January 28, 2013
Unexpected Payments from County and State End FY12 with $344M Fund Balance, But All Dollars Are Already Budgeted to Pay Down FY13 Budget Deficit
January 25, 2013
Presidential inauguration proves unforgettable for CPS students
January 23, 2013
Social Media Trailblazer videos highlight creative and effective use by principals and staff
January 22, 2013
Hard work and creativity combine to make one CPS school a work of art
January 18, 2013
Innovative projects reflect a District commitment to the importance of STEM
January 14, 2013
Specialized high school curriculum grooms students for careers in law and criminal justice
January 04, 2013
Help us develop a single-track calendar that is in the best interest of all CPS families
January 04, 2013
NFL great Marv Levy brings Hall of Fame glory home

December 2012

December 26, 2012
Local law enforcement and Target take students on a holiday shopping trip
December 21, 2012
New principal creates joyful holiday memories for students
December 19, 2012
Employee generosity brings Christmas cheer to special needs students
December 18, 2012
Mayor Emmanuel invests $1 million in hands-on nutrition and science education
December 13, 2012
Coach Jessie Hudson creates a climate of joy and inclusion through her work with Special Olympics
December 10, 2012
Students from Ruiz Elementary display their talents in support of healthy living
December 04, 2012
Fine arts grant provides a hands-on musical education at Schmid Elementary
December 03, 2012
Jones Prep and Lane Tech among the most elite schools in the nation

November 2012

November 30, 2012
Kenwood Academy's counselor Dr. Wyatt among most distinguished in nation
November 30, 2012
Corporate executives help build confidence in young readers
November 20, 2012
CPS principals recognized for outstanding attendance numbers
November 20, 2012
Students Awarded Special Honor after Completing Training
November 19, 2012
Talk with Leaders From More Than 100 Elementary and High Schools!
November 14, 2012
School Progress Reports Now Available from CPS Schools
November 13, 2012
Marquis Watson to represent fellow CPS students at Board of Education meetings

October 2012

October 26, 2012
Danielle Porch Fosters a Culture of Compassion and Academic Rigor at Caldwell Academy
October 24, 2012
PEOPLE magazine awards Rauner College Prep music teacher for his commitment to students
October 19, 2012
Plan Aims to Elevate the Arts in CPS Schools
October 12, 2012
Thanks to Target and The Heart of America Foundation, students will enjoy a state-of-the-art library
October 12, 2012
Lifelong educator becomes leader of CPS
October 05, 2012
CPS partners with the Chicago City Colleges; Critical MASS aims to boost college enrollment, strengthen U.S. military members’ STEM skills

September 2012

September 28, 2012
Revised School Calendars Make Up for Days Lost to Strike
September 28, 2012
The Chicago Board of Education is seeking an Honorary Student Board Member for the 2012-2013 school year
September 21, 2012
Deadline extended to October 30
September 19, 2012
All CPS students are expected to be back in the classroom
September 17, 2012
CPS is offering a variety of online coursework for students through the duration of the CTU strike
September 12, 2012
All 147 Children First sites will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
September 10, 2012
CPS Plan to Deliver Essential Services to Students in Event of a CTU Strike
September 09, 2012
CPS Plan Ready, Chicago Teachers Union Has Chosen to Strike
September 06, 2012
Use CPS unique web-based tool that allows families to securely view your child’s grades and attendance
September 04, 2012
All Chicago students benefit from more quality time in core subjects and new opportunities in recess, PE and enrichment classes

August 2012

August 29, 2012
CPS Plan to Deliver Essential Services to Students in Event of a CTU Strike
August 24, 2012
Track R students start on Tuesday, September 4, 2012
August 20, 2012
Led by their teacher, two Edwards projects made the nationals
August 15, 2012
Find schools quickly by name or address using our new and improved School Locator.
August 14, 2012
School Opens for Chicago’s Students with First Full School Day
August 14, 2012
Students will receive additional time for reading, science, enrichment along with recess and new playground
August 08, 2012
Doors open at 243 CPS schools on August 13, 2012
August 02, 2012
CPS is holding phone banks to get the word out about the start of school on August 13 for Track E students

July 2012

July 30, 2012
CPS Partners with Groupon’s philanthropic team to urge residents to purchase Kits for Kidz
July 27, 2012
CPS students face fears, learn leadership skills at JROTC summer camp
July 20, 2012
Teachers, join us on August 1 for a conference on the Common Core State Standards
July 18, 2012
Track R schools start on September 4; Discover what your child needs to be ready for the first day of school
July 13, 2012
Opening of Kroc Community Center to benefit CPS students and families
July 11, 2012
Interactive tool gives insight into budget and decision-making process
July 06, 2012
For the first time, users will be able to find documents and use interactive tools to help them better understand the proposed CPS budget.

June 2012

June 28, 2012
Lane Tech senior, Max Schneider, named CPS male athlete of the year
June 25, 2012
The 2011-2012 school year was another excellent year for CPS student athletes
June 22, 2012
Austin-North Lawndale Network Students Recognized for Literacy Achievement by Achieve3000
June 19, 2012
District had record 65 Gates Millennium Scholarship finalists
June 14, 2012
New video highlights teachers, others discussing move to CCSS
June 13, 2012
Historian and former CPS teacher Timuel Black, Jr. awarded by alma mater University of Chicago
June 08, 2012
Looking for options for your child over the summer?
June 05, 2012
CPS teachers team up with Yale professors for professional development at a higher level
June 04, 2012
Andrew Jackson Language Academy takes the top spots

May 2012

May 31, 2012
Steinmetz junior designs Citywide winning reusable bag
May 30, 2012
Schmid students take part in a unique program that allows them to interact with NASA scientists
May 25, 2012
Teacher Timeica Bethel draws on her past to educate her students
May 22, 2012
Spark gives CPS students the chance to experience the benefits of a career
May 17, 2012
Watch the Chicago NATO Summit Video Contest Winners
May 14, 2012
CPS students participate in the annual Model United Nations competition
May 11, 2012
Op-Ed from Friday, May 11, 2012 Chicago Sun-Times
May 09, 2012
From D-Day to Head Start: Nurse Eileen Byrne’s career spanned decades and generations
May 08, 2012
CPS students compete in nationally recognized chemistry competition
May 04, 2012
Opportunity to discuss major CPS initiatives with leadership
May 03, 2012
CPS students realize the importance of human rights by participating in Nobel summit

April 2012

April 30, 2012
Locke Elementary transforms itself into an environment-friendly school
April 27, 2012
District also launches YouTube channel
April 26, 2012
Lane Tech takes home first place in both the middle and high school divisions
April 23, 2012
Chicago is the first city in North America to hold the 12th annual event
April 20, 2012
Whitney Young and Lane Tech students represent the District in Washington, D.C.
April 16, 2012
The 2012 survey is now open
April 13, 2012
Meet with your child’s teachers and vote for your LSC representatives April 18th or 19th
April 12, 2012
Check your child's grades and attendance via Parent Portal
April 10, 2012
Tilden senior recognized for his work in and out of the classroom
April 06, 2012
Near North School works to get students back on track at general education schools
April 04, 2012
Christine A. to represent Chicago at the Scripps National Spelling Bee in May