Our recent pilot of the Google Expeditions VR program has been recognized by the CPS Community Schools Initiative! Read the full newsletter below.
The Spry Community Links High School Annual Community Forum focuses on our neighborhood, Little Village, and community issues. Students study issues facing the community and research creative and innovative solutions to those issues through research, math, History, and this year- using the arts through a partnership with the National Museum of Mexican Art’s Antonio Pazaran. Lead teachers for this project, Tim Ruby and Maggie Sack, worked with Mr. Pazaran to create a cross-curricular project that examined social services and community needs while creating architectural designs that addressed those issues all under one roof. Students learned about the community needs by interviewing the local community non-profits and social service agencies. Once their research was complete they worked with the teaching artist, Mr. Pazaran to develop floor plans, perspective elevation drawings and creating a 3D physical model of their structure. The event is held annually at the Open Center for the Arts. This year over a hundred visitors attended to hear the student’s visions for what their community could be. The visitors included students' families, teachers, school staff, as well as community members and stakeholders. Their teachers Maggie Sack and Tim Ruby, as well as the rest of the school community, are excited to see how these young civil servants and architects will one day actualize the dreams inspired by their designs for the Little Village community. Here are some photos from the Spry Community Links High School lead partner agency Youth Guidance taken by their marketing associate- Nicole Wong.
Applications are now open for the UIC Global Youth Ambassadors Summit for girls age 14-16. Ms. VP will be staying after school Mondays and Wednesdays to assist students interested in applying. The 2018 Summit will take place from July 21–28 in Chicago. It is open to teenage girls, ages 14–16, from Chicago and its 28 international sister cities across the World. The Summit is an intensive leadership program designed to build the next generation of global leaders. It is a joint program of Chicago Sister Cities International (CSCI) and the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). Students accepted to the Summit will stay on campus in dorms with students from all over the world. Applicants must be responsible and able to stay overnight on campus at UIC. Here are photos of one of the Global Ambassadors- Links own Emely Calvario!
Also, go HERE to check out an interview she did with Univision about the program
On Thursday, CLHS Students will be part of the Google Expeditions AR program. Students from every year will participate in piloting some new technology as a STEM pilot!
Lots of thanks to our students who donated to families in Puerto Rico. And many thanks to Sgt. Howard for organizing and transport!
Our students participated in the 4th Annual Marshall Square Peace March. Jesus Rosas and Fabian Romero are seen here leading the way. CLHS has been an active member of the Network which serves to bring all the social-service agencies in the community to empower families and youth.
Several of our JROTC leaders had an opportunity to attend the City Corps Staff JROTC Citywide Military Ball. Check out some pictures from the event here!
Through our partnership with SocialWorks Chicago, we were fortunate enough to be invited to the Obama Foundation Summit at UIC. A few of our students shared their thoughts:
What I got from Obama foundation summit is that we all should be united for one cause. All of us that were there were the future of this generation. We saw many great people there. Great leaders of this country and city. I saw the United States 44th president Barack Obama. We also saw his wife Michelle Obama that came from Chicago. A great leader that has given back to this city Chance The Rapper. They are all an inspiration for us young leaders to do greater things. We should all do and follow their examples and try to change the atmosphere in this city. I believe we can all make a change by uniting and stepping up.
The Obama Foundation Summit was so fun! We got see the 44th President of the United States Barack Obama, the First Lady Michelle Obama, Chance the Rapper, and many more well known world leaders and entertainment icons who want to make a change in the city of Chicago. They all gave emotional and motivating speeches that made us hopeful. There was also music all night to celebrate all the positive things that the people of Chicago are receiving. It was definitely an experience that I will always remember and that I'm sure everyone who attended enjoyed.