Nov 2017: Urban Initiatives is halfway through our fall Work to Play season. Goudy has been busy! Please see the attached team photo that was taken at Game Day earlier this fall and review our recently released Impact report. Thank you for your continued support and partnership.
Goudy upcoming special events:
12/13 tentative end of season party
12/15 Game Day @ Windy City Fieldhouse + Last day of work to play fall programming
11.21.17: A warm thank you to all the parents, students, and staff for coming out to meet author, W. Nikola-Lisa and participate in the evening's activities. You made Family Reading Night a great Success!!
Nov 2017 - Goudy School we strive to empower students to become successful leaders and productive citizens in our society. Working toward this goal, we have put into the practice the words of the late Martin Luther King Jr who once said, "Everybody can be great because anybody can serve." With this in mind, the "Service Workers Program" was born. In this program, fifth grade students apply to commit four recess periods to serving the kindergarten students during lunch. This service involves helping them carry trays, guiding them through the lunch line, and doing small acts of kindness such as opening milk containers, fetching an extra ketchup , or simply asking them how their day is going. So far, the program has been a great success and we hope to expand it in the months to come.
11.21.17 Family Reading Night from 5-7pm
Author: W. Nikola-Lisa
On September 16, Goudy students, teachers, and a parent joined the Sierra Club, Friends of the Great Lakes, and other volunteers to help clean up Montrose Beach. Volunteers logged the types of trash collected as part of an annual survey of garbage found near waterways around the world.
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.
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 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
The Goudy fifth grade students are enjoying nature in Eagle River, Wisconsin at their annual Trees for Tomorrow field trip.
Trees for Tomorrow, an accredited natural resources specialty school, is located in the beautiful outdoor classroom known as the "Northwoods" in Eagle River, Wisconsin. Trees for Tomorrow promotes sustainable management of our natural resources through transforming educational experiences. Classroom time with science based study combined with active field study in the surrounding nature rich areas lends to preparing our students to be tomorrow's stewards of our natural world.
On May 4th and 5th, The Goudy Drama Club performed the theatrical version of Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory under the direction of our drama teacher extraordinaire, Ms. Julie Strassel.
Our actors did an outstanding job portraying their characters with a unique depth of understanding, creativity, and humor. BRAVO!
A special shout out of thanks to the following individuals for their support of this project: Mr. Mike Sviokla, Mrs. Maritza Ehrhard, Mrs.Manning and Ms. Samantha Steele.
On April 18, 2017 Goudy held its annual STEM Night. With the generous help and support of our staff and volunteers from Northwestern University and Loyola University, the Goudy community celebrated a night of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. The night was filled with various STEM related hands on activities for parents and students to participate in...thank you all for attending this event!
On Friday, March 24th the students took a trolley ride to Windy City Field House where they competed against other schools in Chicago. The students had a blast from the ride there to the field. Thank you Urban Initiatives!!!
Earlier in March, nineteen budding Goudy artists had the wonderful opportunity to participate in an arts program sponsored by the Admiral at the Lake Retirement Community. The students were able to create their own original paintings and receive guidance from a professional artist. Their paintings are currently displayed in the art gallery of the Admiral at the Lake. Click the image below to view a slideshow of their beautiful artwork!
On February 17th, Goudy Kindergarten students celebrated the 100th day of school!
The kindergarteners participated in many fun activities to show that they are 100 days smarter!
Congratulations to Goudy's 2017 Spelling Bee Winners!
Rayyan Basathia (6th grade)
Hafsa Omar (6th grade)
Lejla Bajramovic (8th grade)
Back in December, CPS Computer Science for All and the Office of Leadership & Learning in partnership with Digital Youth Network created Code 60+ challenge, a 5-week learning challenge to bring Computer Science education to life. The challenge was to give students, parents, and teachers an opportunity to go beyond the hour of code by learning coding and computer science through digital challenges. Over the 5-week challenge, Goudy students coded over 800 hours and placed fifth in the city in number of hours coded. One of the winners from the Code60+ challenge was Nicholas L. in 8th grade who won a Chromebook in recognition of his accomplishments!
A year ago, when 48th Ward Alderman Harry Osterman visited our then 3rd graders at Goudy, he made them a promise that he will bring them to City Hall for a tour. On Wednesday, December 14th, Harry Osterman made good on that promise and invited our now 4th Graders to Chicago City Hall! Students were able to view the City Council Meeting, received a tour of City Hall, and participated in an intimate Q& A session with the Alderman. A HUGE THANK YOU to Harry Osterman for sponsoring this unique field trip!
On November 17th, Goudy's Fifth graders attended Convergence, an art exhibit at Mana Contemporary Art Gallery. The exhibit featured artwork from Goudy students as well as over 20 other Chicago Public Schools who were part of CAPE (Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education).
When these students were in 4th grade, they worked with artist Margy Stover to create floating and sinking sculptures in Engineering Lab. They were excited to see their sculptures exhibited in a professional art space, and enjoyed exploring the work of other artists as well.
On November 10th Goudy had our 3rd annual Health and Wellness Fair. Hundreds of Goudy students and family members poured into our school to attend 12 different breakout sessions focused on health topics such as exercise, hygiene and healthy eating. At the conclusion of our event the students were energized for their annual visit from Staley, the Chicago Bears mascot who presented 4 downs to a healthy lifestyle.
Goudy says thank you for all who attended and cant wait to see you at next years event!
On October 27th, Goudy took part in the G.O.A.L initiative (Get out and Learn). This is a program ran by the Chicago Blackhawks with the purpose of introducing hockey to the students of Chicago. Not only did the Chicago Blackhawks Training staff come to our school and teach an hour long class to our students, they also donated 2 hockey goals, 40 hockey sticks, hockey balls, Chicago Blackhawks pennies and goalie equipment.
Goudy says thank you to the Chicago Blackhawks!