The Community - a Catalyst for Change
Students will learn how our community has changed throughout the history of Austin . Students will take black and white photos of the neighborhood and school.
Students will create a mini-golf course that will be the foundation for a variety of lessons and the setting for a community event.
Albert Stabler , Milissa McClair
Bowen New Millennium
Bowen Community Literary Magazine
Students will create a quarterly magazine for the whole Bowen High School community.
Peggy Sullivan , Michel Green
Gwendolyn Brooks Memorial Garden
Students will create a garden memorializing Chicago Nobel poet laureate, Gwendolyn Brooks which will enhance the school and the community.
Elizabeth Pizza , Stephanie Buford, Allison Dodson, Kayley Hennessy, Julia Beatty
Renovation of Teacher Lunchroom
Students will replace non-useful items from the teachers' lunchroom and replace these items with student-made storage, new plumbing, etc.
Rhonda Davis , Thomas Konopasek, Paul Grabs, Lydia Fort , David Repetny
Class Based Business - The Last Drop
Students experience entrepreneurship by running The Last Drop, a beverage shop.
Orchard, Vineyard & Fruits Learning Laboratory
Students will create an orchard where they will learn horticulture, food science, marketing , business, and c areers.
Scott Nelson , James Anderson, Robert Bush, Maria Byrd, Cynthia Dalain, William Edmundson, Elton Elzy, Julie Reynolds
Around the World with CVCA
An intercultural event, "Around the World with CVCA" is based on communication with Hong Kong students and will include contributions from foreign language classes.
Andrea Anders , Victor Harbison, Erin Johnson
Making Connections Through Oral History
Students use an individual's oral history to make connections among local, national and international events.
Students learn about ancient and modern applications of mosaics and will create mosaics of their own.
Bonnie Stanchiu , Joyce Stackhouse, Malissa Randolph
Through the Eyes of Children
Students will create bilingual children’s books to share aloud with elementary school students in Cicero . Books will be donated to the classroom library for future use.
Corliss Literary Magazine
Students will work as a team to revise, edit, advertise and publish two publications, a literary magazine and school newspaper.
Gina Caneva , Linda Therriault
Spring Dance Concert
Students will learn eclectic, innovative and classical repertoire, contribute to the evolution of the art form, culminating in The Spring Dance Concert.
Hitler's Black Holocaust: Tell the Truth!
Students will research the Black Holocaust in Germany 1933-1945; and make written, oral and visual presentations of their findings to the public.
Jacquelin McCord , Theresa Chaney CAH, Frank Hatchett, David Phillips, Sara Sayigh, Anna West
This project is to provide students with an opportunity to learn photographic skills, merging art and technology.
Donn Simon , Susan Chinnock, Joan Saieva, Monika Shams
Art Books - Exploring Self
Students will recycle discarded books and other things into works that become personal art journals reflecting their lives.
Students learn as they experiment and become informed about plants and discover if they enjoy gardening.
Monitoring Our Lake and River
Students take control of their own learning while working in teams with teachers and community members to raise the quality of the environment through water quality testing.
Patricia Parsons , Yacoub Al-Ubaidi, June Jones, Jonathan Keith, Barbara Musial
Gallery 37 AAEP
Using digital and disposable cameras, students will create self-photos which will form the basis of a mixed media piece that the student will present in a gallery exhibition.
Susan Dardar , Patrick Miceli
Art of Stained Glass
Students will learn to appreciate the beauty of stained glass art and learn how to create their own stained glass window.
Sarah Spector , Vanessi Henri, Audrey Weissler
Chemistry, Physics and Art of Glass Blowing
Students will investigate the chemistry and physics of working with glass and learn how to blow glass to create a piece of art.
Christine Smith , Jeneane Baran, Lynn Frosig
Living In A World of Harmony
Students will create 15 humanlike “chia” figures, which will be installed throughout the Hyde Park and Woodlawn communities, demonstrating the importance of harmony between humans and nature.
Susan Dardar , Rodney Clark, John Jones, Matt Knoepke, Julia Mulliken, Jacquetta Snoddy, Gerald Springs, Cheryl Spudville, Thomas Vanko
School Literary Magazine
A student produced literary magazine will showcase original works such as poems, short stories, songs and artistic contributions.
High School Opera Showcase
Students will study operatic choral and solo music and perform with their teachers in a fully staged and costumed performance for faculty, students and community.
Gaye Klopack , Mike Beck, Ray Lesniewski, Kathleen Murzyn, Jeff Wright
Students working in teams will go to a mock crime scene, analyze the scene, collect and analyze the evidence, and act as expert witnesses at a mock trial.
Web & DVD Publishing
Students will prepare and duplicate digital copies of performing and film events to share with participating students, parents and the public.
Robin Bennett , Julie Achettu, Istvan Backsay, Charles Mills, Grace Moody
Expression Through the Spoken Word
P.O.E.T.S. will be a poetry club whose acronym stands for Poets Optimimizing Energy Through Sound. Spoken word artists, poets, rap artists and singers will promote social change through sound.
Carrie Williams , Mrs. Crump, Mr. Davis, Ms. Gajewski, Mr. Morris, Mr. Walker
Face the Music
Students will research specific musicians, bring their faces to life by using mixed media to create giant portraits and perform songs written by these musicians.
Michelle Feit , Allen Kern, Ramon Key, Cheryl Osby
Mayan Mural Project
Students will design and create murals based on themes related to Mayan culture which will be installed in common use areas of the school building.
Keith Richman , Andrew Iverson
Parent Mentor Stories Project
Students and the Logan Square Neighborhood Association Parent Mentor Program will partner to create a publication. Students' work will promote literacy and serve as a catalyst for discussions.
Jesse Senechal , Maura Nugent
Exploration of Public Spaces
Students will create a model or architectural plan of a park design to transform an underused space in the neighborhood into a creative, appropriate and visually exciting public space.
Deborah Ryder , Jennifer Barron
Latin American Folkloric Dance
Developing students' leadership qualities while promoting the Latino culture through dance.
Claudia Mosqueda , Salvador Venegas
Students will understand how all organisms reproduce and the cellular basis of inheritance.
Global Society: State Your Position
Students will learn about the ancient concept of the Pythagorean theorem and apply it to modern day situations drawing on geometry, algebra, geography, cartography and physics.
Let's Get Cooking
Provides students with Autism the opportunity to participate and develop independence through various life skill training and instruction involving cooking.
Taryn Chrapkowski , Megan McHatton
Creating a Topographic Map
Students will create a topographic map of the area around the school. They will learn how to read and use maps by making their own map.
Teachers and students in the English, drama, art and music departments will come together to produce Arthur Miller's The Crucible.
Jennifer McGee , Lauren Biegert, Kate Garcia, Sarah Noreen
Clay Animation Advertisements
Students will study media and advertising, as well as techniques for stop-motion animation, in order to create satirical animated commercials.
Amy Moore , Adele Friedman, Daria McMeans
CSI Lane Tech
Approximately 300 students will learn to connect the science of forensic investigation with the legal and procedural manner in which the investigation is reported.
Karen Lewis , Jill Wayne
Feed the Hungry
The purpose of this project is to educate and empower students to be able to respond to a social need through their own work.
Lion's Pause Literary Magazine
An annual, student-produced literary magazine, culminating in a year-end public reading at a Barnes and Noble bookstore . Parents, faculty and the greater Lincoln Park community are all invited.
Barton Hanson , Darryl Robbin, Marie Roman
Lion’s Roar Student Newspaper
The Lion's Roar, Lincoln Park 's student newspaper, is entirely student-run, and depends on donations and advertising revenues for 100% of its operating costs.
Mary Enda Tookey
U-Recycle will implement and maintain a recycling program in order to eliminate unnecessary waste within the school and enhance student awareness of its affect on the environment.
Mane-Lion Message Board
Students produce an electronic newsletter reporting upcoming events and LPHS achievements to be displayed for students and faculty to see in a lighted showcase.
Melinda S. Stinnett
School Spirit and Applied Art Education
Art students and professional artist, Jeff Zimmerman, will revitalize the appearance of the gym, boosting the school spirit for our athletic program and school.
Tom Livatino , Dartha Hoskins, Bessie Karvelas, Kay Silva, Phyllis Wright
Homegrown and Chicago Fresh
Students will grow vegetables to help address the communities’ need for fresh, quality produce to feed low-income families using organic processes.
Carol Williams , Brenda Hartzol, Aaron Lippman, Sandra Payne, Molly Spooner, Mary Sullivan
Original Illustrated Japanese Storytelling
Our project is creating and performing illustrated stories in Japanese, following the Japanese "kami-shibai" tradition. Our goal is to increase our students' language skills and to share Japanese culture.
Carol Ruth Kimmel , Wenya Lu, Nancy Seeger
Student Newsletter for Orr Campus
Students of our small school will write, publish and distribute a campuswide newsletter about tutoring, After School Matters programs, scholarship presentations and sporting events.
Kate Mullen , Brian Surina
Community Voice Newspaper
Students will take their knowledge from their English and Language Arts programs to create a literary and community newspaper for the school and Englewood community.
Amy Baumanis , Calvin Lane , Linda Murphy
Sharing Little Books
Students will work in groups to create illustrated books written in several languages, then share those books with elementary school students.
Carmen Gioiosa , Olga Echeverry, Samantha Godden-Chmielowicz
Genetics Class into the Digital Age
Students will research the biological basis of congenital disorder syndromes and prepare PowerPoint slides for the Annual Symposium for Science Education at Oak Park and River Forest High School .
David Ashkenaz , Paul Bagdonas, Mary Deskovitch, Joeseph LaMendola, MAureen McMahon, Dorota Ochwat, Abel Pereyra, Theresa Sivasubramamian
Guitar-O-Rama is an after-school club which offers students the opportunity to learn guitar basics in a supportive, structured environment.
Learning English Through Song
Students will use projected karaoke song lyrics to learn English through American music. They will have fun while learning to read, speak and sing popular songs.
Assisting Senior Citizens
Our special education students, accompanied by their teachers, go into the school community to interact with and help senior citizens with gardening and other chores around their homes on a year round basis.
Gerard Slania , Patricia Bonness
Community in Stitches
Students will knit or crochet scarfs that will be donated to a charitable organization of their choosing.
Catherine Coughlin , Marlene Winn, Patricia Bonness, Tobby Zbaraz
Initiatives in Environmental Activism
Students will adopt a local beach, monitor water quality and collect garbage monthly. Students will share what they've learned in an Earth Day event, and at two local area conferences.
CarolLynn Chmielewski , Lourdes Guerrera , Megan Morrone, Audrey O'Callaghan, Catherine Saccomondo, Wayne Schimpff, Jerome Thomas
Von Steuben 6th Annual Film Festival
This is a year-long project in which students work together in teams to write, film, act, direct and edit short films. At the film festival the best in thirteen categories are recognized with a VONSCAR.
Carlo Trovato , David Bradburn, Jessica King, Ellen O'keefe, Tim Toner
Quilt in Time
Students will use techniques of photo quilting, embroidery design and digital designing. They will teach their techniques to their peers and women at the Family Rescue & Battered Womens' Shelter.
Beverly Matushek , Caryl Damiana, Rita Koziarski, Ellen Moffat, Carolyn Petry, Lois Wise, Eunice Zambala
A book club will be formed with ten students and will meet two days a week, two hours each day.
Melissa Papa , Julie Campoverde
Horticulture Through Language Arts
Students will understand how to design a garden for growth in both shade and sunlight as well as how to landscape for a more beautiful garden as a hobby or vocation.
Barbara Horwick , Evelyn Chandler, Ollie Gordan, Brent Hanchey, Myri Pearson-Jeanty, M.D. Price
Science Fair by Video
Students detained at the Cook County Department of Corrections will have the opportunity to create, develop and present, via videotape, a research project at the Chicago Public Schools Annual Science Fair.
Kelly Hjertstedt , Michael Allen, Frank Glover, Brent Hanchey
Young Women's Leadership
The River Project is a real life science experience for students to investigate the environmental, biological, chemical and physical aspects of the Chicago River .
Megan Faurot , Kathleen Grimes, Sharon Holmes, Michelle Redmond, Harshaw Soni