CICS Prairie will be closed on Monday, January 27 due to dangerously low temperatures. Please click or call for updates and stay warm, Eagles!
Students showcased their skills and creativity at the annual CICS Prairie Invention Convention shortly before winter break. Over 150 students in grades 5-8 participated in the event. Our inventors were tasked with designing a new invention or process that solved a problem in some form or fashion. Entries included the “Super Sweater,” a sweater with expanding sides, a pencil case made entirely out of recycled material, and a Monopoly-like board game that helps its players lose weight!
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Please note that CICS Prairie will be open on Wednesday, January 8. We look forward to welcoming our students back for a great school day and a superb second half of the school year!
CICS Prairie will be closed again on Tuesday, January 7, due to dangerously low temperatures. At this time, school is expected to be open on Wednesday. Please click or call for updates and continue to stay safe, Eagles!
CICS Prairie will be closed on Monday, January 6, due to dangerously cold temperatures. Please click or call for updates and stay warm, Eagles!
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Isis, a CICS Prairie kindergartner, sings the Prairie Pride song!
4 English Muffins, 2 hard-boiled eggs, olive oil, sliced tomatoes, grated mozzarella, oregano, Kosher salt
1. Make hard-cooked eggs.
2. Toast 8 English-muffin halves and place on a cookie sheet.
3. Drizzle each with olive oil, then layer on tomato slices, hard-cooked egg slices (1/2 an egg each), and a little grated mozzarella.
4. Sprinkle with oregano and kosher salt.
5. Broil 5 minutes or until the cheese melts.
Distinctive Schools has changed the date of the early dismissal day in February. CICS Prairie will now dismiss students at 11:30 a.m. on February 12, 2014, and not on February 5, 2014, as previously planned. We will follow the regular Wednesday schedule on February 5. Please plan accordingly and contact us with any questions. Thank you!
CICS Prairie held the 2013-2014 National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) induction ceremony yesterday. The Prairie chapter of the NJHS emphasizes leadership, good character and service to the surrounding area. Members engage in local and national service projects that aim to give back to the community. Congratulations to the following middle school students, who were honored at the ceremony: Myron Lewis, Amala Okoye, Laniya Hudson, Mirna Roque Megan Lee, Justin Houston, Gabrielle Rivera, Kayla Kyles, Illie Benton, Christin Wright, and Armon Bailey. Great work, Eagles!
CICS Prairie middle school students Megan, Brianna, Denisha, Kelsey, and Antoinette practice their routine before drill team tryouts!
Did you know that CICS Prairie seventh grader Kenya Hill won a recent Junior Grand Prix tennis tournament at Homewood Flossmoor High School? Way to go, Kenya! You may remember this story from last school year about her dream to pursue tennis in high school, college, and beyond!
The CICS Prairie Run Club ran the Pumpkins in the Park 5K in Lincoln Park over the weekend. Led by Ms. Harkins, they’ve practiced twice a week this school year to prepare for their big race!
Thank you to everyone who participated in the Town Hall meeting with CPS CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett. We have made a great first step in strengthening our parent voice and, as a result, will establish a charter school advisory board to support our advocacy efforts and bolster our campaign for equal funding.
Please contact Ms. Steinberg (email@example.com) or Mrs. Pinto (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are interested in supporting future advocacy efforts.
September 16: After school programs begin
September 17: Prairie Parent Teacher League holds its first meeting
September 18: 11:30 dismissal