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Friday, February 24, 2017

Black History Month: Excellence. Unity. Love. Life. History.

This week, Red Jacket Reporter Sarah Divney recaps her team's successful Family Engagement Night. With the theme of "Black Excellence," the team organized activities and exhibits to fill students and parents with pride! Read why the experience can be described with the words "Excellence, Unity, Love, Life and History.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Guess Who?! Black History Month Edition

Who were Carter G. Woodson and Denmark Vesey? Johnson School of Excellence students should be able to tell you! Their City Year Team has created a daily trivia game that gives them clues to "Guess Who" the notable figures are in African American History. Red Jacket Reporter Antonio Marshall shares his team's plans for Black History Month.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Preparing to Celebrate Black History Month at Dulles School of Excellence

This month at Dulles School of Excellence, the staff and City Year Chicago AmeriCorps members are collaborating to celebrate a Black History Month full of fun activities for students and their families. City Year Chicago Red Jacket Reporter Sarah Divney provides a preview of what their team has in store for Dulles students.

Friday, February 3, 2017

Having Conversations to End Name-Calling!

In schools across the United States, it is not uncommon to find students resort to name calling, especially when in frustrating situations. Two of our Red Jacket Reporters address how they address name calling in both their elementary and high school settings.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Book Report!

National Reading Day was Sunday, January 23, 2017, but City Year Chicago AmeriCorps members do not need an excuse to crack a good book! We asked them to share with us what books they are reading... some even shared with us the books their students are reading! Read about their selections and perhaps you will find your next reading selection!