This month, there are a plethora of free opportunities for students, teachers and schools!
Students in grades 5-8 can earn a scholarship through the Smart Money Week Essay contest or teens can learn more about careers in Chemistry and Biology at the YOUmedia center in the Harold Washington Library.
In addition, through Safari Montage, schools can take their classes on virtual field trips focusing on relevant topics during Black History Month.
Educators can also participate in free workshops from The Chicago Architecture Foundation and at local Apple Stores.
Check it out all out in the latest issue of the CPS Connects newsletter.
Dr. Shawn Jackson and the CPS Connects Team
The events of the past few days have left many in our community feeling uneasy, especially those families from outside the United States. We want to remind these families that as a District, we are proud of our diversity, and that their children are valued, welcomed and respected in our schools.
Dear CPS Families,
At Chicago Public Schools, we believe every student deserves to feel welcome, safe and valued. Reaffirming this commitment is more necessary than ever, given recent events.
Chicago is a sanctuary city, and that means that every child, regardless of race, ethnicity, or national origin is treated with dignity and respect from the moment they enter our schools. It means that we value the diversity each student brings to our District, and that we believe in their absolute right to a world-class education. Mayor Emanuel has reiterated that our city will remain a sanctuary city, and that it will continue to protect the rights of all immigrants, as well as continue to grant all residents access to city services, regardless of their immigration status.
The letter from CPS can be accessed below.