GROWCommunity High School Fair at Amundsen (for GROWCommunity families)
Oct
11
4:30 PM16:30

GROWCommunity High School Fair at Amundsen (for GROWCommunity families)

GROWCommunity elementary school families are invited to the GROWCommunity High School Fair at Amundsen High School.

  • Visit with various public and private high schools to learn more regarding admission for the 2019-2020 school year.

  • A great opportunity to learn more about your GROWCommunity neighborhood high schools, Amundsen and Lake View, as well as explore one of the campuses.

Amundsen High School, 5110 N. Damen Ave.

Thursday, October 11, 4:30-7pm*

* To better accommodate crowds, we are asking schools to arrive at staggered times. Please follow the schedule below:

4:30pm – Audubon, Bell, Blaine, Budlong, Greeley, Hamilton, Jahn, Jamieson, Waters

5:30pm – Burley, Chappell, Coonley, Hawthorne, Inter-American, McPherson, Nettelhorst, Ravenswood

Past participating high schools include, but are not limited to:

Air Force Academy, Alcott, Amundsen, Aspira, British School, Brooks, ChiArts, CICS Northtown, Disney II, Francis Parker, GCE Lab School, DePaul College Prep, Holy Trinity, Intrinsic Schools, Jones College Prep, Josephinum, Lake View, Lane Tech, Latin School, Lincoln Park, Loyola Academy, Luther North College Prep, Marine Leadership Academy, Mather, Noble Network Schools, Northside College Prep, Notre Dame College Prep, Ogden, Phoenix Military, Rickover Military, Schurz, Senn, St. Benedict, St. Ignatius, St. Patrick, Taft, Uplift, Von Steuben, Walter Payton, Westinghouse, Whitney Young, Wolcott

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GROW Gardens Spring Planting Event: Amundsen High School
May
19
9:30 AM09:30

GROW Gardens Spring Planting Event: Amundsen High School

Join us for the spring planting in the community gardens at Amundsen and Lake View. Kids of all ages and families welcome. Get to know other people who want to be part of our great neighborhood high school programs!

Free kids activities: Button-making, plant make-and-take, and more!

The Amundsen event is in the morning and the Lake View event is in the afternoon. You're welcome to attend both or just one of the event sessions!

RSVP appreciated, but not required: growgardensspring2018.eventbrite.com

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An Evening with Amundsen and Lake View High Schools
Apr
4
6:30 PM18:30

An Evening with Amundsen and Lake View High Schools

Students and Parents — Stop worrying! Start learning about your top-notch neighborhood public high schools!

The Main Event: Amundsen and Lake View In-Depth, Breakout “mini fairs” with school representatives including current students, Principal Anna Pavichevich and Principal Paul J. Karafiol. Learn firsthand about everything from academics to arts, athletics and school clubs. Everyone is welcome! Complete details.

RSVP appreciated (but not required): ahs-lvhs2018.eventbrite.com

** Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Program starts at 6:30 p.m. **

Co-Hosted by GROWCommunity and Coonley Elementary.

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GROW Communications Committee Kick-Off Meeting
Mar
8
6:30 PM18:30

GROW Communications Committee Kick-Off Meeting

  • 3814 North Paulina Street Chicago, IL, 60613 United States (map)
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GROWCommunity is forming a Communications Committee to drive our efforts to shine a spotlight on the amazing things happening in our neighborhood schools and support the communication needs of our various outreach events.

We welcome anyone interested in volunteering to the Communications Committee kick-off meeting on Thursday, March 8, at 6:30pm. This meeting will give you a chance to hear more about our communication efforts and help you understand how you can get involved. All are welcome—no experience necessary!

If you are planning to attend, RSVP by registering on Eventbrite. (Want to learn more about the committee but can't attend the meeting? Email Sarah Makela: smakela@growcommunitychicago.org.)

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GROWCommunity Enrollment Policy Webinar
Nov
6
7:00 PM19:00

GROWCommunity Enrollment Policy Webinar

With the GROWCommunity Enrollment Policy, 8th grade students from any of the GROW elementary schools* who apply to Amundsen or Lake View through GoCPS will be guaranteed admission, regardless of where they live.

This webinar will walk prospective families through the process of accessing these seats through the GoCPS application.

WEBINAR REGISTRATION

*The 17 GROWCommunity elementary schools are Audubon, Bell, Blaine, Budlong, Burley, Chappell, Coonley, Greeley, Hamilton, Hawthorne, Inter-American, Jahn, Jamieson, McPherson, Nettelhorst, Ravenswood, Waters.

The webinar will be led by GROWCommunity Executive Director, Sarah Makela, and Hamilton Elementary Counselor, Lynda Gardner.

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Lake View High School Open House
Oct
28
9:00 AM09:00

Lake View High School Open House

Lake View High School invites you to the 2017 Open House. Come learn about what it means to be an Early College STEM School. Our Academic Departments, Student Support Services, and Extra-curricular Sport and Clubs will be on hand to share how Lake View High School is a HOME for all students.

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GROW Gardens Fall Community Work Day: Lake View High School
Oct
21
9:30 AM09:30

GROW Gardens Fall Community Work Day: Lake View High School

Join us for a community work day as we get our new GROWCommunity Gardens up and running! Come one, come all – students, parents, teachers, neighbors, everyone! This event brings together the GROW elementary and high school communities and the community at large to launch new gardens at both Lake View and Amundsen. We're working at Lake View in the morning and Amundsen in the afternoon: You're welcome to help out at both or just one of the schools!

RSVP appreciated, but not required: growgardensfall2017.eventbrite.com

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Northcenter High School Fair at Lake View (for GROWCommunity/Northcenter families)
Oct
12
4:30 PM16:30

Northcenter High School Fair at Lake View (for GROWCommunity/Northcenter families)

GROWCommunity elementary school families are invited to the Northcenter High School Fair at Lake View High School.

Visit with area Chicago public and private high schools regarding high school admission for the 2018-2019 school year. This is a great opportunity for families to speak directly with representatives from your child’s future school.

Limited lot parking. Street parking available. Public transportation use is encouraged

Navigate through Lake View High School visiting informational booths of area high schools.

Past participating high schools include, but are not limited to:

Air Force Academy, Alcott, Amundsen, Aspira, British School, Brooks, ChiArts, CICS Northtown, Disney II, Francis Parker, GCE Lab School, DePaul College Prep, Holy Trinity, Intrinsic Schools, Jones College Prep, Josephinum, Lake View, Lane Tech, Latin School, Lincoln Park, Loyola Academy, Luther North College Prep, Marine Leadership Academy, Mather, Noble Network Schools, Northside College Prep, Notre Dame College Prep, Ogden, Phoenix Military, Rickover Military, Schurz High School, Senn High School, St. Benedict, St. Ignatius, St. Patrick, Taft High School, Uplift High School, Von Steuben, Walter Payton, Westinghouse, Whitney Young, Wolcott

HOPE TO SEE YOU ON OCTOBER 12!

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Hidden Gems High School Fair at Amundsen
Sep
24
1:00 PM13:00

Hidden Gems High School Fair at Amundsen

6th annual Hidden Gems High School Fair being held at Amundsen High School and hosted by Chicago School GPS, which promises "over 35 participating schools, each with unique qualities that you may not have known about prior to coming to our Hidden Gems Fair."

Amundsen and Lake View are both participating in the fair.

Admission is $25/family at the door or $15/family if you pre-register. Complete registration information here.

 

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GROW Gardens Planning Meeting
Aug
29
5:45 PM17:45

GROW Gardens Planning Meeting

GROWCommunity needs volunteers to help plan the October 21 GROW Gardens Fall Work Day at Lake View and Amundsen High Schools. Please join us for a planning meeting Tuesday, August 29, at 5:45 p.m. at Mrs. Murphy & Sons. RSVP here if you're planning on attending the meeting. 

If you would like to help with the planning but can't attend this meeting, contact Sarah Makela at smakela@growcommunitychicago.org.

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Amundsen H.S. Special School Tour
Jun
14
10:00 AM10:00

Amundsen H.S. Special School Tour

Parochial and private school families are invited to a special tour of Amundsen High School on Wednesday, June 14 at 10am. This event is for current 7th and 8th graders and their parents.  It will be hosted by Principal Anna Pavichevich.

Please RSVP here.

Principal P will discuss the tremendous academic and physical improvements to the school during her tenure. She will also provide details about Amundsen's excellent IB program, as well as the many sports and club opportunities available to all students. Amundsen will be in session that day, so this is a unique opportunity to meet teachers and students and see the school in action. 

Amundsen High School is located at 5100 N. Damen Avenue in Lincoln Square.  It is adjacent to the beautiful 42 acre Winnemac Park, the home of Jorndt Stadium and the site of a recent $250,000 Cubs grant for renovated baseball/softball facilities. Parking in the lot off of Damen Avenue is available to all. The main entrance to the school is the middle door, facing Damen Avenue.

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