Friday, June 30, 2017

Enter contest to win school supplies for an entire school

Parents, teachers, and community members are all eligible to enter a contest to win school supplies for an entire school.

Applications must be postmarked by July 24. Winners will be announced on August 7.

This DNA Info story provides more information and links to the application:

This is a great way to support our neighborhood schools!

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Next meeting of the HPKCAC to take place at Blackstone Library from 6-8pm on Wednesday, June 28

The next meeting of the HPKCAC will take place this Wednesday at Blackstone Library (4904 S. Lake Park Avenue) from 6pm-8pm. 

We will be talking more about the new single application for high schools. 

Everyone is welcome.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Programs at University of Chicago for middle school and high school students

Middle school and high school students may be interested in the following programs offered through the University of Chicago.

1) CoderSpace youth learn to code, collaborate on local client projects, and develop leadership skills for a digital world. There are still few seats still available for CoderSpace's 8-week Summer 2017 program. Free to high school students.  

To learn more, visit the website.

2) StoryArts Summer Camp is an affordable, full-day summer camp for Mid-South Side middle school students. At StoryArts, campers explore their personal and community narratives through different artistic mediums. The program runs from July 5 - July 28, and will take place at the University of Chicago. 

To learn more, visit the website.

3) University of Chicago Bridge Program
Take College Courses while you are in High School! The University of Chicago's College Bridge program is accepting applications for the 2017-2018 Academic Year. Accepted high school students will be able to take University of Chicago courses for free (including books). Note: the application requires letters of recommendation from HS teachers & counselors.

For More information and to Apply:  visit the website.

Professional Development Opportunities for CACs

Due to constraints on how CACs could spend Title I funds, CPS is making available some professional development opportunities for CACs. Hyde Park-Kenwood CAC folks can attend any of the workshops listed below.

THE PACKAGE: CAC Professional Development Circuit (SY_2016 - 2017)
Effectively Addressing TraumaEffective DisciplineEngaging Families (HS)Understanding Parental EngagementPreparing for College_ParentsHelping Your Child Succeed_Comm
Participant CACsDateDateDateDateDateDate
Humboldt Pk (West)7-108-14Chicago Commons (1st training 12pm-3pm) Blocks Together (2nd training 12pm-3pm)
Austin6-276-13Michele Clark HS, 5101 W. Harrison (1st training 5pm-8pm) (2nd training 11am-2pm)
Englewood6-228-3-17Dyett Parent University (Trainings 5pm-8-pm)
South Shore6-158-17Dyett Parent University (Trainings 5pm-8-pm)

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Thinking about the new CPS single application for high schools

At our May HPKCAC meeting, we talked about the new single application for CPS high schools.

Generation All has prepared an interesting research brief on the topic: 

This short video presents a few issues with the new application: 

The HPKCAC hopes to learn more about the new system through the community engagement component of the roll-out of the single application.