Orr High School Celebrates State Championship Win

ABC 7 Chicago – Orr High School Celebrates State Championship Win

March 17, 2017 – There was a big celebration Friday at Orr Academy High School in Chicago's West Garfield Park neighborhood after the boys' basketball team overcame big odds to win the state championship. The Spartans routed Mount Carmel, for the 2A title. And that was despite enrollment being down to about 400 students at Orr academy. The school is located right in the middle of the police di...

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Orr routs Mount Carmel, joins city royalty with first state championship

Chicago Tribune – Orr routs Mount Carmel, joins city royalty with first state championship

March 11, 2017 – Highlight-reel dunks and awe-inspiring plays have been Orr's calling card all season, and the Spartans ramped things up during their run to the Class 2A state championship game. So it was fitting that Orr gave the fans at Carver Arena reason to rise from their seats early in Saturday night's 2A final against downstate Mount Carmel. On the Golden Aces' first possession, Orr jun...

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They Didn’t Know We Were Seeds

They Didn’t Know We Were Seeds

We are about halfway through our residency, and I just finished my second Lead Teach; six full days of running our classroom on my own. It was exhausting and exhilarating and emotional, and I learned so much about myself and about my kids. On the first day, I started off by implementing a new morning greeting—an individual handshake, high five, or hug for each of my third graders. This wa...

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On the Road: LIVE from Chicago!

The Real – On the Road: LIVE from Chicago!

February 2, 2017 – Jeannie Mai travels to Chicago to play a fun game of Go Big or Go Home with Solorio Academy High School!...

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