Posts tagged "school"

Basketball: The Cole Park Classic Goes to the Finals

Basketball: The Cole Park Classic Goes to the Finals
It’s March Madness, last weekend we saw Chicago Simeon take their third State Title and this past weekend we saw the University of Kentucky making the final four. In both cases, there were participants of the Cole Park Classic in both games. The players Jabari Parker from Simeon and Anthony Davis from Kentucky. The Cole... Read more »

Chicago Public Schools: The Lack of a Restorative Justice System Causes Kaos

Chicago Public Schools: The Lack of a Restorative Justice System Causes Kaos
Several weeks ago I wrote about the Chicago Public Schools visiting the Chatham community about Richard Milburn Alternative High School http://www.chicagonow.com/concerned-citizens-of-chatham/2011/10/capcc-to-cps-richard-milburn-alternative-high-school-must-go/. The high school is a “safe school” defined by Chicago Public Schools. The alternative high school moved from one of the Chicago Archdioces catholic schools at Holy Angels Catholic Church in the Bronzeville community... Read more »

CAPCC To CPS- Richard Milburn Alternative High School Must Go!

CAPCC To CPS- Richard Milburn Alternative  High School Must Go!
This was the message that Keith Tate, President of the Chatham Avalon Park Community Council (CAPCC) told Chicago Public School(CPS) representative Jennifer Vidis, Deputy Director of Alternative Schools. While the focus of the meeting was to be on EZ Pawn, who decided not to attend the meeting, Roderick Sawyer, Alderman of the 6th ward invited... Read more »
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Chicago Public Schools Denies Special Need Children Busing but Offers Citywide Busing to Milburn Alternative School Students

The Chicago Public Schools (CPS)http://www.cps.edu/ has a slogan of “Children First” but my recent experience has been if you are the “right” student. Recently, here in Chatham CPS stuck a new alternative school in our community without any regards to the feeling of the community, elected officials or parents of those students. The Richard Milburn... Read more »

Upcoming Community Meetings

Here is a partial listing of upcoming community meetings Park Manor Neighbors Monday October 3, 2011 6:30 to 8:30 pm Northern Trust Bank 7800 S State Street Topics: Community Issues Chatham Avalon Park Community Council Monday October 10, 2011 6:30 to 8:30 pm Northern Trust Bank 7800 S. State Street Topic: Followup on EZ Pawn... Read more »

Why is There a Disconnect Between the Community and our Schools in Chatham?

Why is There a Disconnect Between the Community and our Schools in Chatham?
Several weeks ago LJ over at The Sixth Ward Blog posted a request by a teacher at Deneen Elementary. The teacher was requesting a set of books for her class to use as additional reading material. I saw no problem with the request because I believe if we set high expectations our children will reach... Read more »
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3rd Annual FREE Back to School Hair Cuts for Elementary & High School Students

3rd Annual FREE Back to School Hair Cuts for Elementary & High School Students
‎3rd Annual FREE Back to School Hair Cuts for Elementary & High School Students ***All High School students MUST Bring School ID or a Parent Must Be Present*** Monday September 5, 2011 9:00am to 1:00pm L&M Barbershop 422 E. 87th Street – Chicago, IL 60619 Sponsored by: 6th Ward Committeeman Freddrenna Lyle 6th Ward Junior... Read more »

Is your child ready for school?- Track R schools start next week September 6, 2011

Is your child ready for school?- Track R schools start next week September 6, 2011
There are many changes going on in our schools and some are confusing, so it is imperative that parents and guardians go to the school on the first day and attend parent information meetings. At the Burnside Elementary Opening Day Open House last year I was disappointed to hear that the PTA was in jeopardy... Read more »

Alderman Roderick T. Sawyer First 100 Days in Office.

Alderman Roderick T. Sawyer First 100 Days in Office.
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August 20th -IMPORTANT EVENTS in the 6th Ward

Save The Date: August 20th, 2011 will be a busy day in the 6th ward: The Thomas Wortham Family Educational Walk Join the Wortham Family, Thomas Wortham Education Foundation, Chicago Police Department , CAPCC and others as they walk from 75th King Drive to Cole Park (85th King Drive) to Stop The Violence in our... Read more »