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Beachwood Reporter: Cuts to Kelvyn Park High School

"We have no college counselor," Sherilyn Flores, a 17-year-old senior, said outside the Hermosa neighborhood high school. "I'm more worried about college this year than any other senior would be."

Protesters Demand CPS, Mayor Halt Cuts, Ask 'Rich to Pay Their Fair Share'

“Our school budgets are getting chopped at the same time families are struggling to stay in their community," said Jennifer Velazquez, a Kelvyn Park High School graduate and local school council member. "The working class is being targeted.”

Graduating Seniors Testify to Elev8’s Strengths

These Elev8 students who are about to graduate from High School and continue on to college are the kind of leaders all of our communities can be proud of.

Logan Square Group Holds Vigil For Ames, Turns Spotlight On Kelvyn Park High

“They have to placate the public by letting them think they are going to talk this through, but they’ve already decided,’’ said Brian Brennan, a Kelvyn Park social studies teacher.

Future of Ames, Kelvyn Schools Focus of Logan Square Association Congress

If CPS chief executive officer Barbara Byrd Bennett "is committed to the students then she should be here,” Valasquez said. “We’re scared and skeptical — August is right around the corner and no one has a plan.”

Ames Military School Opposition to be a Focus of Neighborhood Congress

“It’s another way to keep politicians on their feet and tell them we have power and we can do a lot — especially when we have the support of the community,” said Jennifer Valasquez, 19, a youth organizer with the association and former Kelvyn Park High School student.

Ames Change to Military Academy Approved by Board of Education

Maldonado has pushed for the switch for over a year, and it was recently backed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, even though Board of Education President David Vitale said a year ago that there was no such change under consideration.

Reportan graves problemas administrativos en escuela de Logan Square (Video)

Kelvyn Park High School Sophomore and LSNA Youth Leader Katy Penaloza spoke with Univision TV about the KPHS community plan created by youth, parents and teachers.

Editorial: Roll back suspensions at Chicago Public Schools

Congratulations to LSNA youth leaders from Kelvyn Park High School who participated in the Voices of Youth in Chicago Education (VOYCE) campaign.

Positive Youth Development: Youth Lead Change in Chicago Schools

Authors are youth leaders with the Logan Square Neighborhood Association -- part of VOYCE -- in Chicago. L to R: Dalia Basurto, Jennifer Velazquez, Gaby Hernandez, Julio Castañeda, Robert Ramirez, and Juan Barbosa.

Summer institutes get teachers into neighborhoods

Chicago Public Schools organized three week-long teacher immersion institutes over the summer to help teachers connect with the communities where they teach.  Logan Square teachers were paired with students from Logan Square Neighborhood Association (LSNA) for a neighborhood bus tour. “We think the immersion institute is a needed activity,” [Joanna] Brown says. “Teachers need to know the communities in which they teach -- know and respect the people, the culture, and the day-to-day experiences."



Board updates student rules, responds to fired teachers

Revisions to the CPS Student Code of Conduct and comments by LSNA student leader Jasmine Sarmiento a junior at Kelvyn Park High School.

Local Principals Retire

This summer we wished a happy retirement to two longtime friends and partners of LSNA – Principal Graciela Shelley from Darwin Elementary School, and Principal Dr. Sandra Fontánez-Phelan from Kelvyn…