News & Updates
Goudy in the news - Click here to read an article on DNA Info about the Reading Buddy Program - a partnership with the Admiral at the Lake Retirement Community
June 1, 2017
As the 2016-2017 school year ends, I would like to take a minute to reflect on the productive and joyful experiences that I have had the pleasure of sharing with the students, staff, and parents over the course of the academic year. We began with a Pokemon inspired theme to “capture” our hopes and dreams for academic and social success. Our holiday show sparkled with songs and poems that expressed the concepts of peace and love for each other and our community. We had fun and exciting Family nights that provided hands-on learning activities that focused on health, science, technology, engineering, and math. This spring we enjoyed our students’ performances in an outstanding production of Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and our rock band had everybody jamming during their spring concert.
Despite devastating blows to our budget, we sacrificed and endured. My staff and I are committed to providing the best possible educational opportunities for our students and found ways to ensure field trips to such places as Eagle River, Wisconsin (Trees for Tomorrow), Springfield and DeKalb (State Capital, Lorado Taft) and various other venues. Our technology equipment is in excellent working condition, we have a fully functioning engineering lab, drama and music rooms and a beautiful library. Through grants and partnerships, our students had opportunities to participate in enriching after school classes, dance, and various sports (football, soccer, volleyball, basketball, and cross-country). Our partnerships with the Admiral on the Lake, Northwestern and Loyola Universities, The Gust Foundation, the Chicago Blackhawks, Latin School, Urban Initiatives and the 48th Ward Aldermanic Office have continued to thrive and enrich our school community.
The students of Goudy never fail to impress me. Their hard work and perseverance through challenging curriculum is a testament to their commitment to learning. Our kids scored fifth in the City of Chicago in the Hour of Code contest and won thousands of dollars’ worth of prizes in the first annual Uptown Hack-a-Thon. The collective academic achievement of our students has brought our school to a Level 1+ rating and I am confident we will maintain such an exemplary rating in the years to come!
Now it is time to relax and rejuvenate over the summer months. I wish you happy summer days with some time on our lovely lakefront. I encourage you to take your children to the local library and spend time reading with them; there is nothing like spending time with a good book!
Below are some important dates for you to know for the month of June.
- June 7th and 8th: Talent Show
- June 9th: Field Day
- June 15th: Kindergarten Graduation
- June 16th: 8th Grade Graduation
- June 20th: Last Day of school
See you back on September 5, 2017 at 8:00am for the first day of school year 2017-2018!
With Best Wishes,
Principal Pamela Brandt
May 23, 2017 - The First Step in Applying to High School.
For our 7th grade families, high school application season for school year 2018-19 is quickly approaching. There are a lot of things to prepare before then, but the most important among them is to complete the first step in the application process by visiting Go.CPS.edu and subscribing to the mailing list today.
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On Saturday June 3rd Goudy took part in the end of the season Urban Initiatives Work to Play Cup. Goudy was one of 50 Chicago Public School to take part in this great program that encourages team work, healthy lifestyle choices and leadership along with enhancing the students soccer skills. At this event Goudy to home the award for most athletic athletes.
Goudy Technology Academy was awarded grant funding through the JJ Watt Foundation for all new uniforms and sporting equipment for the after school sports programs. The JJ Watt Foundations works to support middle school student athletes so that the student athletes can be their very best on and off the field. Goudy was provided with funding for boys and girls basketball, soccer, volleyball and co-ed flag football. We would like to thank the JJ Watt Foundation for making our after school sports a possibility and for supporting our student athletes to reach their full potential.
Through the hard work of our teachers, students, and parents, Goudy Technology Academy is a Level 1+ school! We want to thank the parents and the Goudy community for your continued support and collaboration to enable us to achieve such a distinguished rating. We look forward to another great school year in 2016-17!" Please see the report itself and the parent letter..
In light of recent national events, CPS has been testing the water for levels of lead at all schools. CPS is committed to the health and safety of our students and staff; this testing is conducted with an abundance of caution to ensure water in our schools is safe.
Results from Goudy indicate one fountain (located on the 3rd floor next to Room 305) was above the action level. The full results and resources to understand the process and next steps are now posted on online at CPS.EDU/LEADTESTING.
We will continue to keep you and your family informed throughout this process." Parent Letter|| Health Resources