Chinatown Excursion Part of Learning Experience
Chinese teacher Yuping Yang led 83 students, 10 faculty members and eight chaperones on a day of Chinese immersion. First, students enjoyed a performance by Beijing Normal University singers and dancers at Lindblom High School on the city's south side. Then, it was off to Chinatown for a two-fold experience: lunch at Cantonesia and a scavenger hunt comprised of various important sites throughout Chinatown.
Debate Team Scores Another Win
The AHSH Debate team is having a successful start to the season! First, the debate duo of Elizabeth Best and Christine Vi beat out 42 other debate teams in November; then, the team grew to 36--18 duos--and Best and Vi did it again, but this time, it was for individual awards. Best received seventh overall and Vi took home third place in the individual awards category. Congrats to both freshmen and congrats to the Debate team. The team is coached by AVID teacher Melina Luna and student teacher Jackie Wilber.
Former NFL Players Film a PSA at AHSH
Led by former New York Jets safety Shafer Suggs, a group of former NFL football players used Alcott High School for the Humanities as a backdrop for an upcoming public service announcement (PSA) for Census2010. The following retired NFL players were on campus Monday, December 7:
- Calvin Thomas: Super Bowl Chicago Bears ('82-'88), Broncos ('88)
- Keith Van Horne: Super Bowl Chicago Bears ('81-93)
- Wendell Davis: Chicago Bears ('88-'93), Chargers ('98)
- Bobby Howard: Buccaneers ('86-'87)
- Shafer Suggs: Jets ('76-'80)
- Harold Blackmon: Seahawks ('01-'02)
- Marques Sullivan: Bills ('01-'02), Patriots ('04)
- Micael Cobb: Chicago Bears ('77-'81)
The November 2009 Parent-Teacher-Student conferences were well attended! Eighty-three (83) percent of AHSH families were represented at the afternoon/evening event. Our goal next time in April: 100%!
Parent Portal Now Available!
Parents may use the following link to check student grades, attendance and assignments: https://parent.cps.k12.il.us. In addition, parents are able to set "triggers": notifications that can be sent via email or text.
AHSH @ Local Elementaries
If you are an elementary counselor and want us to introduce Chicago's finest high school to your students, contact Program Director Cheryl Gold at 773.534.5975 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Include pertinent details regarding your event and we'll do our best to make it happen for your eighth graders.
AHSH students will have an official school uniform. The official AHSH uniform will include a black polo shirt with "Alcott High School for the Humanities" embroidered on the left chest and khaki pants of your choosing. Uniform shirts may be purchased near the main office on Friday mornings. Prices and choices will be published on the AHSH online store soon.
Student Uniforms Available for Purchase
The official AHSH student uniforms are available for purchase in the main office every Friday. Cash and checks may be used to purchase uniforms. Prices are as follows:
Polo Shirt with AHSH on Chest $15
PE Uniform Shirt with AHSH on Chest $8
PE Uniform Shorts with AHSH on Leg $12