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CPS has released student survey results for Gray School organized by the University of Chicago. We made it to the highest grouping! Please click on the links to see the reports: Overall Summary: http://goo.gl/0LJ4tf† † † Detailed Report:http://goo.gl/Nl8hT5
Girls on The Run Completes Training for May 30th†5K!


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Dear Parents,

As our school year comes to a close, it is always nice to revisit our challenges and accomplishments along the way.

Our Gray School Stallions have grown and challenged themselves both academically and socially.† More than 50% of our 8th grade graduates will be attending high schools with selective programs, Charter schools, Select Enrollment High Schools, and private schools with scholarship monies. Our teachers have done the same with more than a hundred opportunities for professional learning.† They have stretched and grown as professionals and instructors.† We are so fortunate to have teachers who are committed to embracing change and challenge, setting an example for all our students.† At Gray School we are life long learners.†

Our facility has seen some changes this year.† We have new fencing around our center building, which was donated by a community partner.† We have had the lunchroom painted and the 8th grade students have painted a mural outside the Auditorium.† We have installed a new sound system in the auditorium that hasnít had an empty seat for any of our wonderful assemblies.†

Neighboring schools will be closing their doors this year.† We are sad for the loss of a community partner and we are hoping that the families of those communities will consider making Gray School their new home. Please talk to your neighbors and share with them the wonderful news of Gray School.†† In preparation for next year we are carefully planning for student placement. †If you will be transferring at the end of this year, our goal is to ensure that student records are ready and available. Please fill out this form and return it to the main office on or before June 5th.

English and Spanish Link:http://goo.gl/LKDpgO
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Thank you, parents and community, for a wonderful year.† GO STALLIONS!!!
Catherine Sugrue, Principal


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†
Students of all ages are captivated by the dinosaurs of years' past. †Some of Ms. West's students are featured here with dinosaurs from this era.
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8th Graders Reach New Heights at the Willis Tower
Photos courtesy of Ms. Rodriquez.

CPS PARCC TEST ANNOUNCEMENT

† † †Testing for Grades 3-8 is scheduled to begin on April 27, 2015. †Practice tests are available at:†http://parcc.pearson.com/practice-tests/. Please help us to make sure that students are well rested and ready to take this new test at CPS. Our teachers have been working diligently to help your children do their best. Thank you!


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!


University of Chicago Report:
Middle School Grades and Attendance Matter More than Test Scores for High School and College
Success:
Gray School is currently exceeding our school wide attendance goal of 96%.† Please read the article below to discover that attendance in middle school is the largest contributing factor to their success in High School and beyond. Please read the report at:†http://goo.gl/1OUh7j.
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