We’re wishing you a fantastic and restful Labor Day break! We will be closed on Monday, and cannot wait to see our students back in the classroom on Tuesday, September 5. Have a wonderful Labor Day Weekend!
Join us for our Back to School celebration on August 18th at 12:45pm! We will have food, games, raffles prizes and more! See you there!
We can't wait for the Bud Billiken Parade this weekend! Stop by our booth, say hi and grab a free gift!
Have you heard the news? We’re excited to Be Distinctive! This school year we’re partnering with @Distinctive Schools to bring opportunities, resources, and joyful learning to Loomis-Longwood! We’re getting ready for an amazing school year together — and there are still seats available! Learn more and join our family at cicsloomislongwood.org!
At CICS Longwood we focus on personalized learning. There is no one size fits all approach to education- our learning model allows every student to learn at the exact right pace for them.
Relationships are at the heart of everything we do at CICS Longwoood. Our teachers take the time to get to know each and every one of their students and make them feel at home. We love seeing our students and staff having fun together in school!
We're kicking off the 2023-24 school year by welcoming our new team members at orientation! We had such a fun day collaborating and getting to know each other, we can't wait to get this awesome year rolling!
CICS Longwood High School is a tuition free 9-12 charter school located in the Washington Heights neighborhood. Our innovative approach focuses on strong relationship-building, student-well being and joy, and challenging curriculum to ensure student success!
You can spot Distinctive Schools all over Chicago this weekend! Come see us at Wicker Park Fest today through Sunday!
We're at the Fiesta Del Sol in Pilsen all weekend! Come out and say hi and chat with us about the 23-24 school year!
Next week is Registration Week! Stop by to Register for CICS Loomis K-2, CICS Longwood Elementary 3–8 and CICS Longwood High School on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday between 8:30am-3pm! Meet staff, complete registration paperwork, submit important paperwork, pay fees, pick up supply lists, register for before and after care, & get your questions answered – we can't wait to see you!
Social Emotional Learning is at the heart of our educational approach at Distinctive Schools! Through our partnership with Move This World, we empower students, families, and teachers to develop essential social-emotional skills that extend far beyond the classroom. From interpersonal skills to a growth mindset, we're creating a nurturing environment for lifelong success. Join us on this journey of growth and positive change!
Prep for Kindergarten with Fun Summer Learning! 📚✨ Get your child excited and ready for this exciting new chapter. Read our blog to discover creative ideas and activities to do together: https://www.distinctiveschools.org/article/1152950
Dive into an Epic Summer Reading Adventure! Let's make this summer one for the books! 🏖️💫 Whether you're relaxing by the pool or on a thrilling road trip, there's no better time to get lost in captivating stories. Here are some summer reading ideas to spark your imagination: https://www.penguinteen.com/2023-ya-book-preview/
CICS Longwood HS hosted an Efficacy and Empowerment Day and it was a true success! Our theme for the day was "Raise Your Voice!" Students had the chance to participate in transformational workshops and activities with several guest speakers that have done transformational work themselves. We are hoping that students felt empowered to show up as their best selves and become confident, self-aware young people.
Earlier this year our staff had an extraordinary leader in the education field come and speak to our staff! Dr. Shaun Woodley, CEO & founder of Teach Hustle Inspire - The League of Extraordinary Teachers
Recently we held celebrations for K-2 students who have been identified as scholars who go way over and beyond. These scholars have perfect attendance, no behavior referrals, and are all on the honor roll. Keep it up!
We hope you're having a great summer!
We are so proud of our professional development workshops! This workshop focused on teacher collaboration, teamwork, and mental wellness. We had 100% engagement and 90% of the staff strongly agreed that our objectives were met! The fine arts team did a great job creating and facilitating these spaces.