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Junior High

Please note: This post is about the 2018-2019 school year, so it doesn’t apply to current 8th graders. I’ve shared some information with 6th and 7th grade parents and the 7th grade students about next school year and some changes

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Posted in 12-14 - Chris Ambroso

J-Term for 7th Graders

Dear Parents of 7th Graders: You may have recently heard your child mention “J-term”, which is short for January-term.  Last week and this week, we set aside our regular schedule in order to find the time to delve deeply into

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Posted in 12-14 - Chris Ambroso

Got A Grumpy Teen?

 Why Your Grumpy Teen Doesn’t Want to Talk to You You have to admit that the headline is brilliant… Two powerful quotes from this article: “We send our teenagers a powerful, reassuring message when we accept and are not alarmed

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Posted in 12-14 - Chris Ambroso

Helicopter Parents: A Nifty Infographic

Here’s a great, easy-to-read article:  Helicopter Parenting and its Long-lasting (negative) Effects.  Ten percent of job recruiters have had a parent call them to negotiate their child’s salary and benefits!! At the bottom of the page are links to some

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Posted in 12-14 - Chris Ambroso

Anxiety

From last Sunday’s New York Times: Why Are More American Teenagers Than Ever Suffering From Severe Anxiety? Below are two passages that caught my eye. Initially, they seem like opposite opinions from two different experts in the field, but I

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Posted in 12-14 - Chris Ambroso

CPS Tier Locator Tool

Please use this link to find out (or confirm) the tier in which you live. Remember, the tiers are a factor in the CPS Selective Enrollment application process only.  Your tier doesn’t impact any other high school applications. Thanks to Kristin

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Posted in 12-14 - Chris Ambroso

High School Open Houses

Here is an updated version of the chronological list of Open Houses in the ChicagoLand area.  Please note that the Walter Payton Open House is Saturday, Nov. 4 (as opposed to Sunday, Nov. 5, as it was originally listed).   As always,

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Posted in 12-14 - Chris Ambroso

Flex Fridays

One of the unique aspects of our program is the way we have blocked off most Friday afternoons to allow the JH classes to leave the building and take advantage of everything the lovely city of Chicago has to offer.

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Posted in 12-14 - Chris Ambroso