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CICS Wrightwood Ushers in Wise, Great 8th Grade Class

September 01, 2015

CICS Wrightwood 8th Graders complete "Tied to Greatness" and "Pearls of Wisdom" Ceremonies

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Welcome Back to School!

September 01, 2015

CICS Scholars Kick of the 2015-2016 School Year!

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CICS Northtown Students Complete Piedmont Internship

July 30, 2015

or the past six summers, CICS Northtown Academy has partnered with Piedmont Realty Trust and offered a two week internship for students. This summer five young women were accepted into the program and had the experience of a lifetime. For two weeks the students toured various buildings in Chicago, met with different real estate brokers, architects, operating engineers, elevator mechanics, general contractors and property managers

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CICS Joins Illinois Network of Charter Schools at the CPS Press Conference

July 30, 2015

On Wednesday July 22, CICS joined the Illinois Network of Charter Schools at the Chicago Public Schools Board meeting to advocate for equal funding for all schools. Nearly 100 charter school principals, teachers, parents, alumni and supporters gathered at the press conference. In front of many cameras, reporters and TV’s the crowd was filled with chants of, “great schools can’t wait,” “charter school students matter” and “we deserve equal funding.”

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CICS Wrightwood 8th Grade Students Culminating Field Trip

July 07, 2015

Members of the 8th grade graduating class of 2015 participated in a weeklong tour of the east coast from April 20-27. The trip began with a campus tour at The University of Notre Dame and ended in New York City

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Congratulations to Jim Klise. CICS Northtown Staff, for being awarded the Edgar Allen Poe Award

July 07, 2015

Congratulations to Jim Klise from CICS Northtown for being awarded the Edgar Allen Poe Award. His book The Art of Secrets was selected as the top mystery for young adults!

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Charter School Student Moves Thousands in Chicago with “I am For Peace” March

June 04, 2015

Razia H. is an alumna of CICS Washington Park and currently attends Perspectives Charter School. During her time at Perspectives, Razia helped to organize a peace march led by students who are passionate about stopping violence in Chicago.

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CICS Wrightwood and Bella Cuisine Kids Cooking Club Host “On the Table” Dinner Event

June 03, 2015

On Tuesday, May 12th, students from CICS Wrightwood worked with Chef Latrice McArthur of Bella Cuisine Kids Cooking Club (http://www.bella-cuisine.com/) to prepare a delicious, healthy meal for their families and school staff.

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CICS Scholars Take Architectual Tour with Cushman and Wakefield

June 03, 2015

On May 6th C&W had an outing with students from both the CICS Ralph Ellison and CICS Northtown Academy where they took an architectural boat tour of Chicago, followed by lunch. During the tour they learned about more than 50 buildings in Chicago.

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CICS Student Completes Leap Learning Program

June 03, 2015

Savion Y.(CICS ChicagoQuest) joined the program as a Freshman and through hard work and dedication he has made notable gains in his public speaking and presentation skills.

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CICS Scholars Win Magnetar Youth Investment Competition

May 05, 2015

Congratulations to the team from CICS Northtown Academy on their victory at the Magnetar Academy Team Challenge! CICS Northtown had three teams competing against over 300 other students in the competition.

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CICS Scholar Stars in "The Curse of the Tempest Jewel"

May 04, 2015

Samuel P., a freshman at CICS Northtown Academy, has been acting for over seven years. As a part of Special Gifts Theater and GiGi’s Playhouse, Sam has appeared in many productions with his fellow cast members. At 16, Sam is now in a troupe called A.B.L.E made up of Chicago-area teens with Down Syndrome. A.B.L.E.’s latest project is a film: “The Curse of the Tempest Jewel”.

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CICS Northtown Academy Holds Annual Culture Fest

April 06, 2015

On Saturday, March 14, CICS Northtown Academy held their annual Culture Fest..

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CICS Scholars Participate in Mock Trial Competition

April 06, 2015

A team of students from CICS Northtown Academy participated in the 2015 Chicago Coalition for Law Related Education (CCLRE) Mock Trial Competition.

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Heading for the Coast Guard by Ambrosia K

April 06, 2015

CICS Northtown Academy scholar Ambrosia K write about her acceptance into the US Coast Guard and her plans for the future.

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CICS Scholar Wins at Illinois State Gymnastics Competition

April 06, 2015

CICS Wrightwood scholar Cyrus M. placed 1st in his level at the Illinois State Gymnastics Competition.

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Accenture Celebrates International Women's Day with CICS

April 06, 2015

CICS Northtown students joined their Accenture mentors in marking International Women's Day.

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CICS Scholars Participate in "Louder Than a Bomb" Poetry Competition

April 06, 2015

CICS congratulates several scholars from CICS Washington Park and CICS ChicagoQuest who participated in the 2015 "Louder Than a Bomb" Chicago slam poetry competition.

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