Last week, Simpson Academy Juniors and Seniors were treated to a special career event. We visited one of the Mario Tricoci University locations at 6458 N Sheridan Road. Our hosts were very gracious, and provided our Butterflies with a day of demonstrations, information about educational and career opportunities in the beauty industry, and shared their own student experiences. Thank you to all the staff and students at Tricoci for giving us a fantastic day. We were very impressed! Visit the Tricoci website here: http://www.tricociuniversity.com/
Here's a look at some of what we did.
E.P.I.C. Dance Team having fun, entertaining the audience.
Report Card and Parent Night was a hit! Parents, teacher and students had a chance to meet and discuss academics, as well as learn about new programs, watch a cooking demonstration, and be dazzled by the E.P.I.C Dance Team.
Chef Cordell McGary II, demonstrates how to make a delicious and healthy meal.
It was a pleasure and an honor to have Chef McGary visit our school. Classically trained at Chicago's Washburn Culinary Institute in French cuisine, Chef Cordell has brought his talents and passion to local restaurants, and also serves as a private Chef. His food service company provides personal chef services, private parties, cooking classes and demonstrations. Take a moment to visit his website: http://chefcordell.com/about/
The Simpson Academy Journalism and Media Class wrote and filmed this documentary about our lives and our school. It took some courage, but we felt very strongly about telling our stories. Thanks for watching!
Our Journalism and Media class has finished our very first video! We wanted to create a "commercial" of sorts for our school, to show the world that We Are Simpson; More than just a school! We filmed all over the school and tried to include as much as possible in one minute. So here you go... Simpson Academy in a minute. We hope you enjoy our work, because we enjoyed making it. Our next project will be a documentary, so be on the look out for us with cameras in hand.
Spirit Week was filled with dress-up days, including Twin Day, Pajama Day, Dress Like a Boy Day, and Rep Your Class Day. Thanks to everyone who participated! Check out some of our participants below!
Homecoming Dance Divas!
Homecoming Dance was held on October 26 a the Montefiore gymnasium. It was a chance to kick back, and hang out with friends. Our hope is that our next event will be even better! Thanks to everyone who joined us.
This Friday, students at Simpson Academy gathered to support the fight against breast cancer. October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and a member of our extended Simpson Family, the wife of Mr. Vargas, is currently battling breast cancer. We want to share our love and support for Mrs. Vargas and for all those fighting this disease. Talk to friends, family and loved ones, and remind them about keeping up to date with breast cancer screenings and mammograms.
Next week we're ready for progress reports, so many of us have taken exams this week. Next week will also be very busy for us with Wednesday movie day! Movie tickets are $2.00 and include your first bag of popcorn. We'll also be selling soft-drinks and hot dogs for $1.00 each. Additional bags of popcorn will sell for $1.00. Come join us for monthly kudos and a movie!
See you next week!
The Simpson Journalists
Congratulations are in order for Simpson Academy's new class officers! This past week we held student elections. Deborah Smiley, is our new President, Margarie Buie, Vice-President, Sandra Wade is our Secretary, and Micayla Simmons is our S.W.A.N/homeroom coordinator.
In other news, we've started some fundraising. Please help us by satisfying your craving for chocolate or chips! Candy bars and small chip bags are for sale during lunch periods. All students will benefit from our fundraising efforts. Be on the lookout for other activities, including movie days.
E.P.I.C Dance team tryouts
The E.P.I.C. dance team held try-outs this past week. The team is working hard on a new routine, and it's looking good! Practices are every day. We're looking forward to watching their performances.
Journalism class is also going well, and we'll be ready to roll out our first monthly issue soon. Keep an eye out for us!
See you next week,
Budding journalists, hard at work.
Teachers and students are glad to be back after the CTU strike, and we're ready to work! We're motivated to start the school year. We hope to share experiences with our readers, to promote the positive aspects of our school, and to gain wider recognition as a quality educational environment for young women.
If you're wondering about us Simpson Butterflies, please have a look around the other areas of the site. We're a Chicago Public School for pregnant teens and teen moms. We offer great opportunities to support students on their way to becoming great mothers, great scholars, and great citizens.
This week, we've started making arrangements for creating a student council. Nominations are coming in. Juniors and seniors will be campaigning and delivering speeches next week. Stay tuned for election results! We've got a lot of ideas and enthusiasm for our new council about ways to make our school even better!
We're also looking forward to Homecoming activities, pep rallies, spirit week, and other great things on the horizon. Please visit us often, as we'll be updating the blog on a weekly basis.
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