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  • CICS Wrightwood Educator and Students Making A Difference

    CICS Wrightwood teacher Ms. Jazmine Cooper and her students are making strides during Halloween and Dia De Los Muertos once again! 
     
    Ms. Cooper and her students recently performed Michael Jackson's "Thriller" at the  Arts in the Dark Parade in downtown Chicago on State Street. She and her students were recently on Chicago's Very Own WGN TV performing the same dance. 
     
    Her hard work and dedication to the arts have even received national attention from the Ellen show.  Ms. Cooper was also honored as 2022 The Chicago Defender Woman of Excellence.
     
    Watch Ms. Cooper and her students dancing into the hearts of all by watching herehere and here!
     
     CICS is always proud of leader and educator, Ms. Jazmine Cooper! Congrats on making CICS proud once again! 
     
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  • CICS Celebrates Its Principals

    National Principals Month honors principals for their significant impact on the success and well-being of our nation’s students.

    Join us as we celebrate all CICS principals throughout October!

    Check out several of the school principals from our Avalon, Basil, Bucktown, Irving Park, Loomis-Longwood, Lloyd Bond, Northtown Academy, Prairie, Ralph Ellison, Washington Park, West Belden and Wrightwood campuses. 

    We plan to profile all our principals this week and their journeys to becoming great leaders!  We thank them for all they do!  


    www.principalsmonth.org 
    www.ChicagoIntl.Org

    #ThankAPrincipal #CICSPrincipals #Leaders 

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  • CICS Northtown Academy Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

    CICS Northtown Academy kicked off their Hispanic Heritage Month celebration with an amazing collaboration between students, faculty, and staff! The assembly was organized by their very own Spanish Teacher, Ms. Tucker, and aided by the student group, Pumas Internacional. During the festivities everyone was able to participate in a salsa competition, enjoy professional folklore dancers and a performance from their Latin Dance Club, and more!

    This momentous occasion was also special because it afforded Northtown Academy the opportunity to have their first assembly since the start of the pandemic, what a way to come back together! Please take a moment to also check out their video compilation of students, faculty, and staff as they share their heritage with us and why Hispanic Heritage Month means so much to them in their nativ tongue. Enjoy! 

    Visit www.CICSNorthtown.Org to learn more about more amazing things happening on their campus.

    #EveryChildEveryDay #WeAreCICS

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  • Educator Profile: Meet CICS West Belden's Community Schools Coordinator Addressing Health & Wellness

    CICS West Belden Community Schools Coordinator, Diego Nunez is one of our latest educators making waves. He is making mental health with a community mindset for students a priority.  

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  • Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours! Enjoy this time with loved ones and eat some good food. Please be reminded that all campuses are closed November 23-25. We will students back bright and early on November 28! #ThanksGivingBreak #ThanksGiving #Family #CICS

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  • CICS Wrightwood's "Thriller" Performance on WGN News

    Check out CICS' @wrightwoodwildcats "Thriller" performance on @wgnnews as they help promote some exciting Halloween events happening in Chicago! This was an awesome performance led by one of very own, Jazmine Cooper, who was also honored as a 2022 Chicago Defender Woman of Excellence. Keep dancing into the hearts of all!

    Click the link to check out their full performance: https://wgntv.com/midday-news/chicago-scene-details-on-two-chicago-halloween-parades/

    #EveryChildEveryday #WeAreCICS #Wrightwood #Halloween

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  • CICS: Lloyd Bond Print

    You might have seen their first video production welcoming back the community and students for SY 22-23 and now they have done it again. Our leaders, educators and students continue to impress! Academics and hard work puts possibility in the hearts and minds of every person who walks onto our campuses. That's why CICS Lloyd Bond continues to press the envelope and share the wonderful things they are doing that are preparing our students academically and socially.  

    Thank you Tobias Black and the good folks of Lloyd Bond for always going above and beyond for your students, families, and community. Check out our video here! 

    To learn more about CICS Lloyd Bond, please visit www.CICSLloydBond.Org for more information!

    #EveryChildEveryDay #WeAreCICS

     

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  • CICS: ChicagoRise (Lloyd Bond) Innovation Spotlight Video

    In honor of Black History Month, CICS is highlighting the latest Innovation Spotlight video showcasing ChicagoRise-the bold school model integrating identity-affirming pedagogy with a rigorous intentional curriculum.

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  • CICS-ChicagoQuest, Civitas Community Impact Experience Innovation Spotlight Video

    Our students are tomorrow’s entrepreneurs, designers and civic leaders, and they need opportunities to develop and exercise their skills and knowledge through problems in real-world situations and circumstances.

    At CICS ChicagoQuest, seniors are in a 6-10 week long project, the Civitas Community Impact Experience (CCIE), that addresses authentic issues, tasks, and topics proposed by sponsors and community partners. Students earn high school credit and may also have opportunities to pursue professional certifications.

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