The LSC has adopted a new uniform policy:
Students should wear:
* A Plain White Polo Shirt that is Short or Long Sleeved
(Previously Owned Gray School Uniform Polos can be worn as well.)
* A Clear or Mesh Backpack is Still Required
Target, Walmart, and Sears sell basic polos and uniform pants. The backpack is also available at school for $10.
Thank you for your support!
A Message From Susan Gross, Our New Interim Principal!
July 10, 2015
Dear Gray School Community,
My name is Susan Gross and I am happy to be selected as Gray’s Interim Principal for 2015-2016! I am absolutely thrilled and honored to have this incredible opportunity to lead this amazing school. After just my first week in this role, I have already met the staff, members of the administrative team, and Local School Council and am extremely impressed by the high level of commitment and dedication all have expressed to our students and community.
For 23 years I have served Chicago Public Schools, including 13 years as an English teacher, mentor teacher, department chair, and Dean of Students. In addition, for the last 10 years I have served as assistant principal at Taft High School and Head of School at Ogden International School. I am committed to enhancing a positive school climate and culture for both students and staff and supporting the teachers’ professional development. My successes as well as my mistakes have well prepared me for the role of Interim Principal of Gray!
To keep you updated, a new boiler has been installed and an electrical evaluation for the air conditioning system has begun for the primary building. The school budget will be released on Monday, allowing for continued organizational charting of our classes and students. Summer school has been a success and plans have already begun for the Fall Open House and opening of the school. The school office is available for your support ng the summer months Monday -Thursday from 9:00 AM -11:00 AM.
As I continue to meet the staff, parents, and community members over the summer months, I will be seeking your input and guidance on Gray’s successes, needs, and suggestions. Please do not hesitate to share openly and honestly. I truly believe that collaboration among all school stakeholders will drive Gray to even greater success.
Please check the school website for important updates and events and have a very happy and relaxing summer!
Congratulations to the Class of 2015!
Congratulations to students, parents, family, and friends!
Thank you teachers, staff, CPS, Alderman John Arena, the LSC, BAC, and NCLB.
Everyone made this day possible!
Girls on The Run Completes Training for May 30th 5K!
3rd Graders at the Museum of Science and Industry
On April 23, 2015, our 3rd graders went to the Museum of Science and Industry! Here are some of our third graders exploring weather and light at MSI! (Photos courtesy of Ms. Navar.)
4th Grade Dinosaur Adventures
8th Graders Reach New Heights at the Willis Tower
First Graders Explore ...
On February 26, 2015, our first graders explored past civilizations and animals. They also learned more about the earth. Thank you to Ms. Todhunter for these fun pictures of our students! Thanks to the first grade team and parents for making this a great learning experience!
Middle School Grades and Attendance Matter More than Test Scores for High School and College Success: