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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...

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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 ...

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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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West Side school celebrates Herzl’s legacy

JUF News – West Side school celebrates Herzl’s legacy

January 19, 2017 – Herzl School of Excellence Principal Tamara Davis has a dream; it's to see her students through four graduations: eighth grade, high school, college and graduate school. "We are the living legacy of both Theodore Herzl and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.," Davis said. "We've got to ensure that we do the work that furthers their legacy." Built in 191...

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High school football: Phillips, Johnsburg were vastly different programs 6 years ago

Northwest Herald – High school football: Phillips, Johnsburg were vastly different programs 6 years ago

November 17, 2016 – Chicago Phillips football coach Troy McAllister would be lying if he said he had envisioned his football team where it is now when he took over the program in 2010. McAllister’s team will suit up 46 players for the state semifinal game Friday at Johnsburg. At his first practice in 2010, 12 players showed up. Wendell Phillips Academy High Schoo...

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Solorio High School Football ‘Fighting For The Community’

DNAinfo – Solorio High School Football ‘Fighting For The Community’

October 14, 2016 – The Solorio Academy High School football team takes more than just a 6-1 record into its game Friday night against Phillips. "We're fighting for the community," quarterback Quincy Patterson said. The football program at Eric Solorio Academy High School, 5400 South St. Louis St., is not one of the historical blueblood football programs in Chicago ...

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CEdO Janice Jackson Visits Sherman Elementary

Inside CPS – CEdO Janice Jackson Visits Sherman Elementary

May 10, 2016 – When I visited Sherman School of Excellence, I was truly impressed by what I saw. A former turnaround school, this West Englewood campus is now rated Level 1 – proof of what can be achieved with the right combination of leadership and teacher talent. Principal Mellodie Brown has a background in mentoring teachers, and it shows. When she came ...

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School Didn’t Recycle, So Fifth-Graders Started A Program Themselves

DNAinfo – School Didn’t Recycle, So Fifth-Graders Started A Program Themselves

May 5, 2016 – A group of Deneen Elementary fifth-graders has started a schoolwide recycling program. After learning about the negative effects of not recycling, three students desperately wanted to know if Deneen had its own recycling program. When told ‘no’ by their teacher, it didn’t take long for the trio to launch “Going Green at Deneen” at the sc...

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