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SIMON: My South Shore High School, then and now

September 14, 2017 by Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Sun-TimesToday, there are homeless kids not only at South Shore, but throughout the school system. The numbers are in dispute. In the 2013-2014 school year, the public school system said the number of homeless kids was 5 percent of school enrollment. That ...

South Shore Prep Had Suspected Case Of Bed Bugs, But None Found: CPS

May 4, 2017 by DNAinfo

DNAinfoBut Thursday afternoon, CPS spokesman Michael Passman said exterminators were sent to the school after the report but did not find any bugs. "Exterminators recently visited South Shore out of an abundance of caution in response to an unconfirmed bed ...

G Herbo Named Honorary Principal for a Day at Chicago High School

March 7, 2017 by XXLMAG.COM

XXLMAG.COMLater on that evening, Herbo will get back to doing what he does best, performing a show for the Red Bull Sound Select Concert series with fellow Chi-Town MC Lil Bibby. Sounds like an eventful day. Herbo speaking at a school from his hometown is ...

While politicians bicker, Illinois' poorest schools slip further behind

February 9, 2017 by Chicago Tribune

Chicago TribuneI hope that our elected leaders come together around fair funding and that our district is able to land on a set of budget changes that allow for greater protections for our most vulnerable schools and students. Beyond being the right thing to do, it ...

Mayor, CPS Expand IB Programs at 4 High Schools

December 2, 2016 by DNAinfo

DNAinfoCHICAGO — More students at four high schools will get a chance to participate in the International Baccalaureate program in the fall, giving them an opportunity to get a jump on college through the academically rigorous program, Mayor Rahm Emanuel ...

New administrator hired in West Aurora School District

August 5, 2016 by Chicago Tribune

Chicago Tribune... Junior High in Joliet School District 86. She previously was an English teacher at South Shore International College Prep High School in Chicago. Waller also was an English teacher at Waubonsie Valley High School in Indian Prairie School District ...

Chicago South Shore prep school council members sue to remove fellow council member, undo council votes since April

August 29, 2015 by Cook County Record

Cook County RecordSouth Shore International is a college preparatory high school located on East 75th Street at S. Jeffrey Boulevard in the heart of Chicago's South Shore neighborhood. The school's mission statement says it immerses students in a globally-focused ...

You'll never guess which famed fashion designers are from Chicago

April 24, 2015 by Crain's Chicago Business

Crain's Chicago BusinessWhen Donald Pliner, designer of beautiful, high-end comfortable shoes, recently announced he was stepping down from the company he founded in 1989, reports that he was born in Chicago came as a surprise to many. Pliner was born here in 1943 and ...

Homer Turner, football coach in Chicago, dies at 81

February 13, 2015 by Chicago Tribune

Chicago TribuneHe retired from South Shore in the early 2000s but continued to teach driver's education for several years at two other Chicago high schools. His work as a physical education teacher meshed nicely with his coaching, according to Hall. "He recruited me ...

Steve Coleman, a made-in-Chicago jazz master, wins a MacArthur

September 16, 2014 by Chicago Tribune

Chicago TribuneSteve Coleman took up the alto saxophone when he was a freshman at South Shore High School and within a few years inevitably was drawn into the orbit of one of Chicago's greatest jazzmen: Von Freeman. It was Freeman, a tenor saxophone giant who died ...


May 6, 2014 by Insurance News Net (press release)

Keiana A. Barrett was bom and raised in the South Shore community. As a youth she attended Bryn Mawr Elementary School (presently named Bouchet Elementary ) on East 73rd Street along with participating in a wealth of youth programs at Rainbow Beach ...

Man charged in '07 slaying on South Side

August 17, 2013 by Chicago Tribune

Chicago TribuneShortly after 2 a.m. that day, Morris got in an argument with Atkins on the 7900 block of South Paxton Avenue, police said. At some point during the quarrel, Morris shot Atkins in the chest. Atkins, of the 8000 block of South Merrill Avenue, was taken ...

Selective enrollment program to be added at South Shore International College Prep

May 21, 2012 by Chicago Tribune

The new $94 million South Shore high school, at 1955 E. 75th St., opened last fall as a largely neighborhood school with an International Baccalaureate program and a trade program. While this year's freshmen class will be allowed to graduate from the ...

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