CLHS is often in the news and other media. Check here frequently to see where we've appeared!

CLHS mentioned in Huffington Post

posted Apr 20, 2017, 8:29 AM by Mr Sidarous   [ updated Apr 20, 2017, 8:29 AM ]

CLHS was recently mentioned in by Ted Purinton in a post about community schools in the Huffington Post. Check it out!

Congratulations to Juliana Hirales!

posted Apr 17, 2017, 9:42 AM by Mark Sidarous   [ updated Apr 17, 2017, 9:44 AM ]

Please wish Juliana congratulations! She is the new 121 lb Female Chicago Golden Glove Boxing Champion! Read more here and here.

David Miguel, Jesus Almaraz, Brayan Salazar, and Jorge Sanchez featured

posted Mar 29, 2017, 9:13 AM by Mark Sidarous   [ updated Mar 31, 2017, 7:01 AM by Mr Sidarous ]

David Miguel and Jesus Almaraz featured in a Yo Deportes story about their awesome skill on the soccer pitch. David led his team, Deportivo Chicago, to victory with six goals on Sunday! Jesus scored two goals. Brayan also scored a goal, and Jorge (our goalie) got 5 saves. Say congratuations to each of them!

Jocelynn Juarez interviewed for Peer Health Exchange

posted Mar 29, 2017, 8:58 AM by Mark Sidarous

Our very own student was interviewed about her learning with the Peer Health Exchange. 

Monserrat Garcia is a candidate for Youth of the Year

posted Mar 8, 2017, 8:09 AM by Mr Sidarous   [ updated Mar 8, 2017, 8:20 AM ]

Congratulations to Monserrat Garcia, who is the True Value Boys and Girls club candidate for Youth of the Year! For more details, visit this link.

UPDATE: Monserrat gave a great speech and was a runner-up for the award. Because of her efforts, she won some great gifts and a scholarship! Here are some images from the event:

Life Directions celebrates 25 years in Chicago

posted Mar 4, 2016, 9:42 AM by Mr Sidarous

Life Directions is an organisation that" inspires achieving peers to want to motivate, mentor and lead their peers to take charge of their Life Direction!" They recently celebrated 25 years of operation in Chicago, and our students were a part of that celebration.

CLHS Students participate in Senate subcommitee hearing

posted May 20, 2014, 1:58 PM by Mr Sidarous

Senator Dick Durbin, Chairman of the Senate Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, held a Senate subcommittee hearing at Phoenix Military Academy on May 19th. CLHS students were in attendance as Durbin urged the House to allow immigration reform. Specifically, he advocated for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) through military enlistment. 

CLHS Students featured in the Chicago Tribune

posted May 2, 2014, 7:49 AM by Mr Sidarous

The May 2nd, 2014 issue of the Chicago Tribune features letters written by several CLHS students. Please congratulate Martin Padilla, Mia Lugo, Daisy Gonzalez and Ashley Rodriguez and engage them on their thoughts about the future of education in Chicago.

Community Links Faculty present at 2014 Coalition for Community Schools National Forum in Cincinnati

posted Apr 22, 2014, 12:41 PM by Mr Sidarous   [ updated Apr 22, 2014, 12:42 PM ]

Please congratulate Mr. Borras, Ms. Dodson, and Mr. Jaques, who presented on "Transformation and Equity From Within and Outside the Community School Classroom" at the 2014 Coalition for Community Schools National Forum in Cincinnati. 

Transformation and Equity From Within and Outside the Community School Classroom
Understand how to establish inclusive community school practices within the classroom and among teams of educators to support equity, access and voice. Using Spry Community Links High School, a successful three-year CPS district high school, work with teachers to create a community school best-practice support Blog, and learn how this work unfolds in the classroom.

Karina Chaparro selected for the CEO's Student Advisory Council

posted Mar 3, 2014, 2:07 PM by Mr Sidarous

If you see Karina in the halls, congratulate her on her recent appointment to Barbara Byrd-Bennett's Student Advisory Council. The Student Advisory Council (SAC) is a diverse group of high school juniors who are eager to share their unique perspectives with CPS senior leadership. For more information, click here.

The full roster is below:

2013-14 Student Advisory Council


  • Regan Allen, Kenwood Academy
  • Karina Chaparro, Spry Community Links
  • Carlos Dent, Chicago Military Academy
  • Jose Angel Diaz, Curie Metropolitan High School
  • Raynard Gillispie, Camelot Excel Academy (Options)
  • Husam Haj, John F. Kennedy
  • Shiza Jeewa, Northside College Prep
  • Winnie Lui, Whitney Young
  • Sanel Mehmedovic, Whitney Young
  • Andrea Mondragon, Benito Juarez
  • Alexis Murillo, Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences
  • Donald Rapier, Lindblom Math and Science Academy
  • Martin Roman, Pritzker College Prep (Noble Charter)
  • Fatima Sattar, Northside College Prep
  • Yevette Smith, Lane Tech
  • Crystal Stonewall, Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences
  • Ryan Stratton, Kenwood Academy
  • Angelique White, Percy L. Julian

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