After attending the Bioneers Youth Event, please take a moment to complete the form below.
Hello, Youth of All Ages!
In 2 weeks, the Bioneers event is happening with a program dedicated to Youth (High School & College)! The theme is community resilience inspired by nature.
GCE will be attending as a school, and we would love to see the place packed with youth.
A BIT OF INFO: Ameena Matthews from the Interrupters (CureViolence) is opening for the youth! Adam Gottlieb from Louder than a Bomb is performing. Robbie from The Encyclopedia Show is MCing. Admissions for students is just $5 (a steal). More info here.
Teresa Córdova, Director of Great Cities Institute (GCI), release her book “Citizens in the Present: Youth Civic Engagement in the Americas”.
Mikva Challenge, 332 S Michigan Ave, Suite 400, Chicago, IL 60604.
Free, Open to the Public. Registration is required.
GCE is hosting its first round of Final Presentations this year — and we hope you have a wonderful time exploring the student work, both in the real and in the virtual worlds.
what & why?
Join hundreds of other Chicago-area cyclists, transit advocates, anarchists and ghouls this Friday, October 25th for the monthly Critical Mass bike ride. The October ride is especially festive as riders are encouraged to wear their costumes while riding.
where & when?
Meet at 5:30 pm at Daley Plaza (Dearborn & Washington Streets), bring your bike and helmet, and you’re set – there is no cost to ride.
* Image credits: CHIPPS, Laurie. (2007). Chicago Critical Mass’ 10th Anniversary. Blue Bikes; Flickr.
Please use the form below to select your Electives and Health & Wellness options.
Before you decide, here’s some context: Electives are opportunities to combine subjects that are not normally combined: Math + History, or Science + Art, for example. Therefore, electives give both teachers & students an opportunity to step out of their comfort zones. Keep that in mind as you choose your electives: we invite you to take a risk and try subjects you haven’t tried before.
As a piece of inspiration, check out this video of a previous elective, in which students (and teachers!) definitely stepped out of their comfort zone.
Please find below the form to know and choose your electives:
Dear Students & Families:
We are now five weeks into the school-year (Holy Cow!). Time to share, review, and gather some information. Thus, this newsletter focuses on 4 opportunities for engagement with several hyperlinks highlighted:
- Final Presentations Save-the-Date
- Action Project OnIns (Online Investigations)
- Student Survey
- Student & Family Site details
2. Action Project OnIns are live!!!
We strongly encourage you to view your children’s blogs, and we also maintain a school blog. Previously, all posts were available at gcevoices.com; and you may still find archives from the past few years. Since we are in the midst of rebranding, we are beta testing our new blog which features the first two dynamic OnIn posts from this year: Designing Better Tools (junior D & E course) and Access Local Profiles (freshman MDGs & You course). Please check them out and let us know your thoughts by sharing comments.
3. Student Survey.
As you know, we are a laboratory for learning, and we constantly seek feedback that we may use to innovate and improve. Students, please complete this survey based on your first 5 weeks. Thank you.
This year we have created a comprehensive site that transparently communicates pretty much everything we do and that you need to know. Please review this site closely so that you are more aware and skilled at navigating the GCE experience. Please also click any of the links below and they will take you directly to that specific site page (sub-pages in parentheses). Thank you.
- Home Page
- Orient (courses, schedules, facilities, family agreements)
- Communicate (emails, DRIVE [file sharing], Engrade)
- Represent (blog, Field Experience…)
- Request (transcripts, external credit requests, independent studies, & clubs)
- Parent & Guardian specific information