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Archdiocese closing schools as it faces budget issues

St. Rene Goupil, 6340 S. New England Ave., Chicago

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St. Hyacinth, 3640 W. Wolfram St., Chicago

St. Ladislaus, 3330 N. Lockwood Ave., Chicago

St. Turibius, 4120 W. 57th St., Chicago

In Chicago, St. Dorothy School and St. Columbanus School on the South Side will be consolidated into a new school operating at the St. Columbanus site, at 7120 S. Calumet Ave.

  • Tad,
    I don't understand YOUR logic.
    All roads are toll roads.

    Check your gasoline taxes, State License Plate Tax and City Sticker Tax, etc.
    All this money is suppose to go to roads.
    THESE TAXES ARE THE ROAD TOLLS. I DO PAY UP.

    What do road taxes have to do with educational taxes?

    A School Voucher will bring quality to all schools
    or the individual school will die for lack of quality.
    Let the people decide.

  • If I don't drive, why do I subsidize your roads?

    How do you think DLS and QoP will look if kids from Englewood are taking their vouchers there? The teachers at those schools would quit en masse.

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Cops warn of armed robberies at South Side businesses

The first incident happened about 10:37 a.m. Thursday at a store on the 5600 block of South Harlem Avenue. About two hours later, another business was hit on the 200 block of West 87th Street, said police.

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The first incident happened about 10:37 a.m. Thursday at a store on the 5600 block of South Harlem Avenue. About two hours later, another business was hit on the 200 block of West 87th Street, said police.

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  • St Symphorosa Elementary School reviewed by a parent

    This school is amazing. I really like the caring, family atmosphere and the excellent teachers that go above and beyond to ensure student success. My child is happy and safe at St. Symphorosa. The academic foundation he is receiving is excellent and his faith formation is wonderful. I appreciate this school and know that my child will have a bright future thanks to the start he received at St. Syms.

    St Symphorosa Elementary School (6125 South Austin Avenue) Published on GreatSchools October 29, 2014
  • St Symphorosa Elementary School reviewed by a parent

    My children have always scored way above average on their standardized tests. And if by clique you mean people are friendly to each other? It's a shame you are not part of that. My kids have been going to dances at the school for years. They have never been encouraged to bring dates. Maybe some kids want to bring dates, but it's never been encouraged by the school, teachers or parents. Overall, my family has been very happy with the school.

    St Symphorosa Elementary School (6125 South Austin Avenue) Published on GreatSchools October 29, 2014
  • St Symphorosa Elementary School reviewed by a parent

    Ugh I wish I could just piggy back off of whomever wrote on oct 28th. GOOD FOR YOU!! For speaking up because everything you said is 100% accurate. I Would bet my life that the people who are giving good reviews are the ones who push the clique at this school. Yes I'm sure your child is "excelling" as you say. It's easy to when this school is A YEAR behind. The 4 & 5 teachers are so bad I talked to a lawyer and was ready to take action when my husband talked me out of it. This school is a JOKE. The only reason it got one star is because I couldn't submit with zero!!!!

    St Symphorosa Elementary School (6125 South Austin Avenue) Published on GreatSchools October 29, 2014
  • St Symphorosa Elementary School reviewed by a parent

    So sad to hear parents speak negatively of this school. I have been a parishioner since I started Kindergarten at the school many years ago, and am happy with the education my kids are receiving now. They have made amazing friendships with their classmates and enjoy a wide variety of activities (scouts, school musicals, clubs, etc - not only sports). The age at which they are invited to Homecoming dance is the same at ALL the schools in the area (ask around - JV and Varsity level is included in the dance). Unlike some other schools, Syms includes ALL students in grades 4-8, not just football players and cheerleaders at their dance! Students are treated fairly and receive a quality, Catholic education. My sons standardized tests scores are WAY above the National average and have been every year! The teachers do care and will work with your child if they need help. I love the opportunity to be extremely involved in activities and events at the school. We are proud to be members of the Syms "Family"!!!

    St Symphorosa Elementary School (6125 South Austin Avenue) Published on GreatSchools October 29, 2014

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St. Hyacinth Basilica School in Avondale to Close at the End of School Year

• St. Rene Goupil, 6340 South New England Ave.

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• St. Ladislaus, 3330 North Lockwood Ave.

• St. Turibius, 4120 West 57th St.

Another school that will close is Saint Agatha Catholic Academy, 3151 W. Douglas Blvd. It's slated to become an early childhood center, officials said.

Two schools in the city will merge: St. Dorothy School, 7740 S. Eberhart Ave. and St. Columbanus, at 7120 South Calumet Ave. The new school will be called the Augustus Tolton Catholic Academy. It'll be located at St. Columbanus.

Two schools in the city will merge: St. Dorothy School, 7740 S. Eberhart Ave. and St. Columbanus, at 7120 South Calumet Ave. The new school will be called the Augustus Tolton Catholic Academy. It'll be located at St. Columbanus.

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  • St Symphorosa Elementary School reviewed by a parent

    Before sending your children to this school, ask a few questions. First, ask to see the school's standardized test results. Second, ask how old (young!) children are when they can attend their first dance/ Third, ask to speak to teachers in ALL grades - espeicallly teachers who are near retirement, and ask them about their teaching methods and whet they think of children, in general, and children in their classes. Then ask what you want for your children? Is a strong academic program important? Look at the standardized test scors, and you'll be very disappointed. Is it important for teachers to try new, innovative teaching methods, and not just try to force kids into their teaching "box"? You will be disappointed in about half the teachers. Do you want a school where bullying is not tolerated and this behavior is dealt with swiftly and fiarly? If your child is bullied, more than likely, he or she will be blamed for "not fitting in." If you like the ydea of pre-junior-high age children going to boy-girl dances, and encouraged to bring "dates", you will find that here. What is important to you?Great academics in a Christian setting? Look elsewhere.

    St Symphorosa Elementary School (6125 South Austin Avenue) Published on GreatSchools October 28, 2014
  • Twain Elementary School reviewed by a parent

    I was very pleased with this school until today. Yes they have high expectations for the children and the principle and teachers are wonderful. But today i went to give my child and her peers in her class some cupcakes for my childs birthday, and guess what they are no longer allowed in school because they are now promoting "healthy eating"... now you want to promote healthy eating!!! Point blank a child wants to be celebrated on their special day and its not a birthday with out a cake or cupcake to them. Who are they to tell me what i can and can not feed my child! This new rule is by far thee most ridiculous rule CPS has come up with by far! So what now they would like us to bring healthy snacks like prune juice and fiber one bars instead..... ha i bet the children would just love that! I just wrote to the Board of Education in regards to this new rule. I think this new rule is a complete joke and needs to be thrown out immediatley.

    Twain Elementary School (5134 South Lotus Avenue) Published on GreatSchools October 28, 2014

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