On Monday, November 3rd, special guests State Representative Greg Harris and State Representative Cynthia Soto visited our school to learn more about a special program that we have in place to support our students. Also in attendance were Jack Wuest, Executive Director of Alternative Schools Network (ASN), Marvin Garcia, President of our school’s Board of Directors, Martrice Manuel, Program Director of ASN, and Juan Calderon from the Puerto Rican Cultural Center. Following is the address given by Rosemary Clinton, one of our seniors, who spoke to the guests
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Dr. Pedro Albizu Campos Puerto Rican High School welcomes families to the Parent Academy, launching the ’14-’15 school year with resources, access – and shared goals!Sep 23rd, 2014 | By elias
On September 16th, parents, guardians and families gathered at “La Escuelita” for the first of the year-long program of monthly meetings that aim to strengthen the partnership between school and families — so crucial to the success of our students.
CPS releases official “Graduation Rate” of 97.8% for Dr. Pedro Albizu Campos Puerto Rican High School!Sep 23rd, 2014 | By elias
Our school just received notification from Chicago Public Schools that not only are we a top performing school, but that our official graduation rate was 97.8% for school year 2013-2014! Of course, this is a reflection of all of the hard work of our resilient student body, our exemplary staff and our extraordinary parents and community.
Daniel Correa reviews Issue #2 of The Abayarde News, student newspaper of Dr. Pedro Albizu Campos Puerto Rican High School! Daniel is in the “Mobile Journalism Unit” that produces the paper, which was released at Graduation 2014, June 7th.
Contribute to the Dr. Pedro Albizu Campos High School and help us continue to offer rewarding programs and activities. Many donations are tax-deductible. Thank you for your support. $1,000 – Provides the Senior class with cap and gowns for graduation $500 – Supports 20 Juniors to attend a college tour $250 – Provides 10 students
On Friday, May 2nd, 2014 Congressman Luis Gutierrez office celebrated their annual art competition. During this edition, Mariela Quintana-Lazaro, a senior of Dr. Pedro Albizu Campos High School was awarded first prize with her charcoal drawing titled “Don Joaquin”. Mariela will be awarded with a trip to Washington DC where her artwork will be exhibited for a period of a year at the US Congress. Congratulations Mariela!
We are happy to introduce the FIRST edition of The Abayarde News! We hope that this will be the beginning of a long legacy of school-wide newspapers to help students and staff stay informed of all the exciting school-wide activities taking place throughout the halls of Dr. Pedro Albizu Campos Puerto Rican High School as well as our community. Here, we hope to provide a space for students (and staff) to share their voice, their art, and their culture with the rest of the high school community while reporting on student-sports, current events, and activities.
Jorge Emmanuelli Náter Professional Biography Jorge Emmanuelli Náter – great grandson of master Bomba musician Sergio Náter Peña (most well known for his mastery of the “Primo” or “Subidor” lead drum of Bomba during the early 1900s). Jorge embodies the legacy of at least 100 years of Bomba & Plena knowledge in his family. He
Our beautiful students are THRIVING! Amidst three polar vortex’, ongoing trauma, obstacles to learning and challenges in life, Albizu Campos Students showed that they have what it takes to RISE TO THE CHALLENGE!