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2014 Back-to-School Attendance Challenge


High school students who attend school every day can help their school earn a special visit from hip-hop recording artist, Common!

 The B2S Attendance Challenge begins Tuesday, September 2nd (first day of school) and concludes Tuesday, September 30, 2014.

During the month of September, students are challenged to help their high school exceed attendance figures from the same period last year.  Special prizes will be awarded to two (2) high schools with the most improved attendance figures. Click here for details on guest appearance prizes and well as a $1,000 gift card from Fifth Third Bank.


Who is Hispanic or Latino?

 “The term Hispanic or Latino, refers to Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin regardless of race. On the 2010 Census form, people of Spanish, Hispanic and/or Latino origin could identify themselves as Mexican, Mexican American, Chicano, Puerto Rican, Cuban, or "another Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin."

 -- hispanicheritagemonth.org

Latino Americans

To celebrate the history, culture, and achievement of Latino Americans, tune on Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 9 PM to watch the landmark six-hour documentary series, Latino Americans.

This groundbreaking series features interviews with nearly 100 Latin Americans and covers over 500 years of history.

The A, B, G's - How Valuable is "Grit" to Evaluate Success in Creative Pursuits?

The A, B, G's - How Valuable is "Grit" to Evaluate Succes...

In an Education Week article, entitled, “Grit May Not Spur Creative Success, Scholars S...

The Grade-by-Grade Learning Guide

The Grade-by-Grade Learning Guide

These grade-by-grade portraits from preschool through fifth grade summarize what’s cove...

6 Million Kids Count on PBS

6 Million Kids Count on PBS

Each day 6 million kids count on PBS. Math + fun = infinite possibilities.

Children Are Born Explorers

Children Are Born Explorers

Children are born explorers. Help PBS open their eyes to the wonders of the world.

PBS Inspires Children to Love Reading

PBS Inspires Children to Love Reading

PBS inspires children to love reading, opening up a a world of possibilities.

WYCC PBS Chicago wishes each child a successful, safe and fun 2014-2015 school year!

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Promote Peace – Unite Families 

Sunday, September 21, 2014 10AM -1PM

Check out Dave Chappelle and Common at the AAHH Fest Community Showcase!

Union Park - 1501 W. Randolph

What is the AAHH Fest?

Hosted by comedian Dave Chappelle and narrated by Common, AAHH Fest! is an all-star collection of recording artists committed to music, arts and education.  Per CPS principal discretion, tickets will be awarded to students with perfect and / or improved attendance during the month of September.


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