2012 Eighth Grade Washington, DC

2012 Eighth Grade Washington, DC
April 2012 Eighth Grade Trip to Washington, D.C.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

End of the School Year Events

Final exams for Whitney Young High School will be held Wednesday, June 6 - Friday, June 8.  This final exams will be altered for eighth grade students (see June 2012 calendar - emailed home).  See the schedule below for each of the three days:

Wednesday, June 6
Period 2
Period 3
Period 4

Thursday, June 7
Period 5
Period 6
Period 7

Friday, June 8
Period 8
Period 9 (high school only)

Final exam class periods will be 90 minutes with 15 minute passing periods.  Please see your teacher for study guides.  Good luck on your finals!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Students Write the Academic Center Newsletter

Under the direction of Ms. Alison Stojak, 7th Grade English Teacher, students from the Academic Center have begun a newsletter.  You can read the first newsletter here.

Monday, November 7, 2011

WYAC Goes to Washington!

Our 8th graders are preparing to go to Washington, D.C. this April.  The Washington, D.C. Fundraising Committee is sponsoring a silent auction during Report Card Pick-Up on Thursday, November 17.  If you (or your company) are able to donate any items/services, please contact Mr. Swanson at mjswanson1@cps.edu.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Parent Hot Topics: "Successful Transition"

Calling all WY Parents – popular Hot Topics sessions are back!

You're invited to the first Parents' Hot Topics session of the year: “Successful Transitions,”  Thursday morning, October 27 in the school library.  Hot Topics from 8:00 to 9:00 AM; Informal networking from 7:30 to 8:00 AM and following the session. Coffee, tea, fruit and pastries will be provided.  Please make time to join us before you start your day.

Are any of these topics "hot" in your household:

  1. Is my 7th grader or freshman student transitioning well to the new school year - academically?  socially?  emotionally?
  2. Is my sophomore, junior or senior transitioning well to a more challenging course load?  Is my student balancing academics with sports and other extra-curricular activities?
  3. How can I as parent/guardian help my student with successful transitions?

If you have these questions or others, please join us to listen and to direct your questions to a panel of WY parents who have "survived the drama."  Also, Ms. Norma Chinn, Counseling Director and Ms. Marla Vender, WY Social Worker, will be on hand to answer any program related questions.  Space is limited to the first fifty (50) parents.

RSVP to:
Kelly McGinnity
WY Parent/LSC

Monday, October 17, 2011

Open House for Prospective Students

On Saturday, October 22, we will roll out the welcome mats for prospective students and their families!  Visitors will hear from former Academic Center students, parents, the Academic Center Director and Whitney Young Principal.  Guided tours will also be on the agenda, lead by current Whitney Young students who are eager to show off their school to you!  Applications and Whitney Young Academic Center information will be passed out to each family who attends the Open House.

The structured program will begin at 12:00 PM in the school theater (map).  While there are three parking lots available, public transportation is strongly recommended.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Seeking Parent Volunteers

The Counseling Department is looking for parents who would be interested in volunteering once a week from 8:00 AM -3:00 PM. Volunteer would greet students and assist with scheduling appointments with counselors. We are looking for parents who can commit to one day a week for the school year.

Available days are Monday, Tuesday and Friday.

Please contact Norma Chinn- nvchinn@cps.edu or 773-534-7500 ext. 23774 if you are interested.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011


Spirit Week is upon us here at Whitney Young and that can only mean one thing:  Homecoming is near.  Here is the Spirit Week breakdown:

10/7:  Nerd Day
10/11:  Animal Kingdom
10/12:  Pajama Day
10/13:  Class Color Day
10/14:  Orange & Blue Day

Spirit Week leads up to the Homecoming pep rally on Friday, October 14.  School buses will be available to take students to the football game after school against CVCA at Rockne Stadium.  Homecoming Weekend concludes with the Homecoming Dance on Saturday, October 15 at 7:00 PM at Whitney Young.  Tickets will be on sale in the School Store for both the football game and dance.  A combo school bus/game pass will also be available.