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Kenwood students study Woodlawn neighborhood as part of U. of C. program

Kenwood Academy High School students Jessica Redmond James, Atlantis George and Banu Newell participated in the Woodlawn Urban Observatory program created by the University of Chicago’s Arts|Science Initiative, a six-week program that allowed the students to use art and scientific disciplines to determine what makes a neighborhood. “Often times visual art, science and social science(…)

Ancona School selects new leader

By DASCHELL M. PHILLIPS Staff Writer The Ancona School has selected Ari Frede as its new head of school. Beginning in September, Frede will serve part time as head of school-elect alongside the school’s current head Bonnie Wishne. Frede, who is currently a doctoral candidate in Urban Education Leadership at the University of Illinois at Chicago,(…)

Appeal seeks to halt construction on Vue53 building

By LINDSAY WELBERS Staff Writer Neighbors surrounding the former McMobil site have filed an appeal they hope will prevent a 155-foot-tall building from going up in their backyard. The appeal was filed on July 17 in the First Judicial District Appellate Court of Illinois. Michael Scott, James DesJardins, Mark Graham and Lorraine Pettigrew, who all(…)

Chicago Public Schools puts Shoesmith Elementary at top tier

By DASCHELL M. PHILLIPS Staff Writer Shoesmith Elementary School’s rating has been elevated to the Tier 1 level. Tier 1 is the highest-ranking a public school can receive. At Shoesmith, 1330 E. 50th St., 59.2 percent of 2nd through 6th graders now meet or exceed the 50 percentile in reading on the Northwest Evaluation Association(…)

Logan Center screening showcases student films

By JESSICA KIM COHEN Herald Intern A public screening will highlight student projects this Wednesday evening, Aug. 20, from 6 to 8 p.m. at screening room 201 in the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th St. The culmination of the summer filmmaking class “Think It! Make It! Screen It!,” the(…)

Murray elementary teachers tackle science education

By DASCHELL M. PHILLIPS Staff Writer Five Murray Elementary School teachers recently participated in the Golden Apple Inquiry Science Institute (ISI) learning program. The weeklong training introduced methods on how to teach science using an inquiry-based approach. Teachers Keniesha Charleston (1st grade), LuAnn Lawson (2nd), Lorelei Nadel (3rd) Angelica Alvarado (3rd) and Arleta Ingram (7th-8th(…)

Smart and DuSable museums to host free day next month

By DASCHELL M. PHILLIPS Staff Writer The Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago and the DuSable Museum of African American History will participate in Smithsonian Magazine’s 10th annual “Museum Day Live!” event. On Sept. 27 more than 1,000 participating museums — including Smart, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave., and DuSable 740 E. 56th(…)

Missing Hyde Park woman washes ashore

By LINDSAY WELBERS Staff Writer   The body of a 75-year-old woman was pulled from Lake Michigan at Promontory Point on Monday. The body was identified as Sofija Pastuovich, 75, of the 5400 block of South East View Park, was last seen at 10 p.m. Sunday night. She was pulled from Lake Michigan at 2:11(…)