CLHS is often in the news and other media. Check here frequently to see where we've appeared!
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:
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.
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
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.
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
In 2007, Edutopia featured Community Links High School in a series of innovative schools.
Congratulations to Ms. Moroni, Mr. Moore and all the students who worked on the 2012-2013 Yearbook. Our school has been named a winner of the prestigious Jostens National Yearbook Program of Excellence award!
Jostens’ National Yearbook Program of Excellence Awards are presented twice a year – in May for yearbooks delivered in the spring and in September for yearbooks delivered in the fall. The Award was presented to the (name of school) yearbook program for achieving the defined criteria in each of three following categories: creating an inclusive yearbook, generating school engagement, and successfully managing the yearbook creation process.
“Jostens believes passionately in the importance of the yearbook tradition connecting every student to the school story and the school year and we are honored to recognize these yearbook programs,” said Mike Wolf, director, Yearbook Marketing, Jostens. “We understand that a great yearbook program does not just happen, and we are dedicated to helping schools strengthen their programs by providing the tools and personal guidance for success. The National Yearbook Program of Excellence recognizes schools that embrace the yearbook tradition and have built a yearbook program that serves the entire school community.”
The CLHS yearbook program will receive a plaque to display in the yearbook area and a banner to display in school, so the entire school community will be aware of the outstanding achievement.
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