2007 High School Winners
The project is intended to bring a culturally diverse group of teens together to discuss effective conflict resolution and reconciliation practices to resolve social and personal conflicts in school peacefully.
Patricia Miller, Howard Binder, Eric Markowitz, Sondra Hensel, Julie Lyons
BEST (Bowen Campus)
Inflatable Native Plants
The environmental science and introductory art students will collaboratively design and construct several large inflated models of local native plants, for use in an outdoor community festival.
Albert Stabler, William Smith
The Gwendolyn Brooks Memorial Garden
Students will continue to maintain a garden memorializing Chicago Nobel poet laureate, Gwendolyn Brooks.
Elizabeth Pizza, Stephanie Buford
Special education and handicapped students will work together to develop and run services for the school community including copying, delivering, shredding, recycling and running the school store.
Jane Klunk, Susan Schlitz, Mae Piszczor, John Moore, Kathy Knutson
With the purchase of a variety of cameras, the senior journalism class will learn basic to advanced photography skills designed to improve the quality of the newly revived school newspaper.
Physics and the Visual Arts
Our physics exposition will present an interactive display of optical phenomena as they apply to the visual arts. Senior physics students will present their work to middle school students.
Quilting Our Community
The purpose of this project is to introduce Art 1 students to the history and art of quilting based on African-American tradition.
Language Arts / English
A Fine Kettle of Fish
This project encourages the development of writing skills among young people from the second - twelfth grades by taking creative writing pieces written by elementary school students and transforming them into performance pieces.
Students will work within a group to learn how films are made and how to create their own.
Curie Youth Radio
Students create, record and produce their own stories for local and national radio stations.
Spring Dance Concert
The Spring Dance Concert will showcase all dance styles in the department and give each student an opportunity to be part of a two-hour performance.
African American Quilt Project
Students will learn about the history of African American quilting, creating a large scale quilt of their own.
Sara Zoldan, Ron Ashlaw
The purpose of the project is to publish a quality newspaper and to provide an authentic learning experience that promotes literacy and cooperative learning.
Pearl Foucher, Lauretta Pitts, Patricia Anderson, LaShawn Yancy
The Camp is Orr High School's rap group. In addition to students writing, practicing and performing their own lyrics and music, student will learn about sound recording, marketing and promotion in the music business
War and Peace
Through writing, printmaking, publishing, and a collaborative mosaic sculpture, students will express their views about the reasons for violence and ideas about peace.
In this project, students will create a scale model of their dream home in groups, allowing them to utilize the math skills they have learned and connect those skills to a real-life application.
Gerardo Estrada, Eddy Mazur
Fitness Through Dance
Dance will provide a means for less athletic students to continue to be physically active in an activity of their choice.
Village of Farragut Bridge
Advanced algebra and trigonometry students will have a realistic business and construction experience. They will use their mathematical skills to research, plan, purchase, build and test a bridge.
Lorena Kramer, Amanda Babb, Aleks Mironchuk, Amela Cenan, Sara Seitz, Jason Paul, Gerardo Estrada
This project encourages students to explore, understand and document themselves and their surroundings through photography. Students will learn to appreciate themselves and their world.
Donn Simon, Susan Chinnock
Service Learning / Character Ed
Conserving Our Water & Land
Gage Park High School and McCorkle Math, Science, & Technology Elementary School will collaborate to protect our water and land by monitoring water quality and managing our food wastes through composting.
Patricia Parsons, Miguel Davis, Barbara Musial, Michael Williams, Thelma Parks
Our publication project seeks to reach out to those in need through encouraging words and artwork while developing writing skills of children with special needs.
Birds of a Feather Mosaic Together
In this project students will learn traditional mosaic smalti tile techniques and they will create a mosaic tile installation art piece while studying mosaics of a variety of time periods and cultures.
Miriam Socoloff, Susan Dardar, Patrick Miceli
Students will make living plant arrangements to place at a Board of Education office site. They will maintain these arrangements throughout the year.
The Art of Stained Glass
Students will learn how to create stained glass windows and develop an appreciation for the process and the final products.
Sarah Spector, Audrey Weissler
Social Studies / History
Black History Alive-2007
Students will put on a live performance highlighting the accomplishments of Hyde Park graduates, particularly those of African American descent. HP alumni will visit classes to share their stories.
Marilyn Rogawski, Megan Olson, Elaine Weber, Gerald Springs, Theresa Perry, Angelita Burgess
Gardening Massive Change With Art
Students will be introduced to the art and culture of Japan. They will learn traditional Japanese art-making techniques and they will produce an ecology-based installation piece for the school garden.
Poetry Quilt & Jam
The participating students will create their own pieces of creative writing and present them to a live audience at a Poetry Jam.
Tee's To Succeed
Students will develop creative and technical skills by using computer graphics to design heat transfers and then utilize a heat press to apply those designs to flat blanks such as tee-shirts, plaques, sweats, etc.
We will work with our students to edit and publish three magazines of writing and art work by youth incarcerated in the Cook County Juvenile Detention Center.
Yvette Spencer, Anna Uliassi, Tyesa Walton, Mary Rizzo, Jack Dohr, Patricia Arthur, Wanda Grigsby, Wrasulin Michels, Amanda Klonsky (consultant), Ryan Keesling (consultant
Plants on Solid and Nonsolid Ground
Students will participate in a school-wide Science Fair with sights set on winning the city-wide Science Fair.
Brent Hanchey, David Horton, Romeo Meadows, Donna Mitchell, Mary Rizzo
Jones College Prep.
High School Opera Showcase
Faculty and students come together to learn, create and perform staged, costumed scenes from Grand Opera for the Jones Community.
Gaye Klopack, Grace Moody, Ray Lesniewski, Christine Malebranche
Jones College Prep.
Using podcasting technology, student work in speech and broadcast writing through the Spring Theatre Production of "The Skin of Our Teeth."
Robin Bennett, Ray Salazar, Charles Mills, Julie Achettu, Amy Fritsch
Not All Heavy Metal Rocks
Students will analyze lead contamination in soil and water samples from in and around the Pilsen community. The results of the study will be disseminated to the local residents.
Nicole Castro, Khara Criswell
Art from Art Five
Art from Art teaches students practical and marketable skills in art. They learn to transform furniture into art objects which are auctioned off with the money going to college scholarships.
Jennifer Trejo, Deborah Ryder, Jennifer Barron
This project will encourage students to investigate and record their relationships with people and places in their lives through photographic images and text to be compiled into a permanent 10
Elizabeth Dynak, Benjamin Jaffe, Michael Shea, Roshelle Brady
This is a fully designed production of the musical, DREAM GIRLS, acted and sung by students. Five lavaliere microphones will facilitate the production.
Jim Zvanut, Karen Lewis, Bobbie Knight, Benjamin Washington, Mark Wienand
You Can't Take It With You
The Lake View Drama Club will produce a comedy this spring, involving students in every aspect of the production, from nailing boards to treading the boards.
Jennifer McGee, Lauren Biegert, Toney Vast-Binder, Kate Garcia
A Portrait in Black & White
Students will use B/W photography to compose "portraits" of their school that not only document the architectural features, but that also reveal the essence & personality of the school through the use of light and space.
C.S.I. :Lane Tech
Student teams will collect and analyze evidence from a staged crime scene, write search warrants and try a suspect in a mock trial.
Jill Wayne, Nick Miklusak, Susan Sebestyen
To Kill A Mockingbird Production
Royalties, scripts, and lighting are needed for a full length production of "To Kill A Mockingbird."
Sarah Hanly, Kirsten Hanson
Social Studies / History
African Kitchen Table Traditions
The project will demonstrate how African Americans unconsciously preserved African cultures and traditions through food. Students explore family special occasion menus from Africa and Chicago's African American communities.
Florence Onubogu, Juanita Thurman
Knitting to Stay Warm
The purpose of the project is to teach students the history of knitting and how to knit. Their knitting will provide a warm article of clothing for themselves and/or someone else in need.
This project will launch a publications program at Lindblom Math & Science Academy. The program will be responsible for a variety of student publications from concept through creation.
Let's Sing and Dance Arabic!
Students will learn songs and dances as well as how to play musical instruments of the Arab World in order to gain a better understanding of that part of the world.
Lalainya Goldsberry, Steven Bradley, Katie Terry
The Theater Company will train students in all of the elements necessary to produce a full length play on stage. Performances will be open to the Lindblom family, as well as members of the Englewood community.
HomeGrown and Chicago Fresh III
Urban Agriculture connects students to Science and the Environment. The project allows Agriculture students to teach their skills to other Marshall students and the community.
Carol Williams, Sandra Payne, Brenda Hartzol
Folk and Cultural Dance Concert
In partnership with leading Chicago dance troupes and choreographers, students will create dance pieces, costumes, masks and props for an end-of-the-year performance.
Noble Street Charter
The Last Bell: Russian Graduation
The purpose of this project is to organize a ceremony,
Marina Kostina, Tatyana Sergeeva
Noble Street Charter
This project will allow our newly opened school to create, print, publish and distribute a newspaper and yearbook.
Denise Gelb, Nate Schwartz
Afro-Cuban Percussion Ensemble
Our project is a performance based percussion ensemble focusing on Afro-Cuban/Afro-Caribbean drumming techniques. Dissemination of the history and culture behind the Afro-Caribbean music will also be part of the project.
The Mysteries of Glass Beadmaking
A Glass Beadmaking Program will provide students with equipment and guidance for creating unique glass beads. It will foster creativity, inquiry, research and communication skills.
Jenny Sider, Maria Diaz, Anthony Czech, J. Roman, Nora Turner
Construction of a Garden Arbor
Students and staff will design and create a decorative garden arbor which will be assembled exclusively with copper tubing
Steve Kotis, Jose Martinez
Independent Eating Skills
Students will learn to eat independently which will enhance their opportunity to join the work force.
The Art of Capoeira and Breakdance
Students will engage in physical activity through martial art and dance. They will learn about the African and Brazilian roots of Capoeira Angola and modern Hip-Hop Breakdancing.
Stephen Menyhart, Shaka Rawls, William Pankonin
The Phoenix Shadow
The purpose of this project, "The Phoenix Shadow," is to analyze old time radio broadcast programs within the context of current popular media that influences youth today.
Robert Edwards, Robert Halbeck
Les Miserables School Edition
Three high schools will combine their academic and arts programs to co-produce a musical, "Les Miserables."
Clifford Gabor, Montgomery Gabor, Anita Gabor, Mark Ursa, Nitya Viswanath
Using Technology to Create Music
Students will use technology to determine how to make musical instruments out of cooper tubing.
Richard Santoro, Michael Kroski, Randy Huebner, Marcelo Caplan
Video Conference in Korean Class
The primary goal of the project is to promote inter-cultural communication and international collaboration between students in CPS and South Korea using video-conferencing technology.
Seon hwa Eun
Mosaics: Connecting Art and Culture
The project is an in-depth study of Italian mosaics and their connection to other styles of mosaics from around the world. Students will create a large school mosaic mural.
Students will work collaboratively to research, design and create a permanent indoor mosaic installation. The mosaic will be inspired by art/history and the community of Carl Schurz H.S. at the time of its construction.
Debra Deutsch, Megan McCarthy, Ron Miller
Schurz Instructional TV Network
Students will develop and implement the Schurz Instructional TV Network, and deliver regular video programming to the school throughout the course of the 2006/2007 school year.
Thomas Voegtle, Valerie Wadycki, Josie Whiting-Smith, Deborah Deutsch, Doyle LaCrua, Michael LaRocca
A Story for My Child
Simpson art students will create a children's book appropriate for a child ranging in age from infancy through three years old. The books will be bound and shared with the school and neighborhood child care facilities.
This project is a collaborative effort between the music, theater and art departments. Students will research the Medieval and Renaissance Eras to create a dinner table production that includes costumes, art work and music.
Myths, Puppets, and Found Sounds
This is an inter-disciplinary project that uses narration, sound effects, and shadow puppetry to bring world myths, legends and fables to life.
Dominique Martin, Mary Melady, Robert Olszewski
Victorian Fashion & Costumes
Students will design and make Victorian costumes for the school's winter play.
Carlos Ruiz, Nilda Pauley, Edith Richards, Carin Gilbert
World Drumming will provide students with a rich opportunity to connect to societies and cultures through music creation and performance.
A Life Worth Examining
Through the use of cameras, students will learn to see everyday things in their lives from a different perspective and understand the impact these things have on their lives.
Chor H. Ng
UPLIFT Community High School
Students will edit and publish a professionally printed anthology of their own work which will be used as a model for further student writing in years to come.
Service Learning / Character Ed.
Assisting Senior Citizens
High School Special Education students, accompanied by their teachers, go into the school community and assist seniors with chores around their homes. Landscaping, painting, and household chores are included.
Gerard Slania, Patricia Bonness
Sewing Holiday Stockings & Scarves
Students will make fleece scarves and felt stockings and will fill the stocking with gifts for homeless teens.
This Is Where I Came From
Students will construct a family scrapbook and learn about their family history while showing respect and tolerance for other people's families.
Von Steuben 7th Annual Film Festival
The festival is a year-long project where students work together in teams to write, direct, act, film and edit short films. The films are screened at our annual film festival.
David Bradburn, Jessica King, Cheryl Daniel, Ellen O'Keefe, Tim Toner, Debbie Dunleavy
Language Arts through Horticulture
The purpose of the project is to educate students on the importance of nature and how it affects our daily living.
Barbara Horwick, Sean Coffey, Arliss Lisner, Gina Tamamdijeva, Paula Tucker
Science Fairs Opportunities
Students at Consuella B. York High School will have the opportunity to create, develop and present a project at a local school science fair.
Grace Anderson, Kelly Kirk