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School News for Pre K-8 and High School

New Ogden Website Launched

Posted 1/29/2013 9:53:35 AM

If you have landed on this page, you're in the wrong spot. We have a new website at www.ogdenschool.org This website is no longer going to be maintained. Look for our new site!

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The Ogden Academic Decathlon

Posted 1/28/2013 9:58:06 AM

The Ogden Academic Decathlon team is advancing to the second round of the Academic Decathlon competition. Academic Decathlon is a rigorous course of extra-curricular study based on a specific theme. This year's theme was Russia.

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Big Win for Ogden HS Girls Varsity Team!

Posted 1/24/2013 1:58:08 PM

The HS girls varsity basketball team has won the first ever CPS playoff game in our short Ogden history! We beat Lake View HS 46-21.

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Big Win for Ogden HS Girls Varsity Team!

Posted 1/24/2013 1:55:37 PM

The HS girls varsity basketball team has won the first ever CPS playoff game in our short Ogden history! We beat Lake View HS 46-21.

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Yearbook Ordering Time Waning!

Posted 1/23/2013 8:00:00 AM

Now order your yearbook online! There are three yearbooks available for ALL of our PreK - 12th grade students. Click on for the all of the links! Last day to order a yearbook is February 1st! Act now!

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"January Thaw" Get-Together

Posted 1/22/2013 2:56:38 PM

The Friends of Ogden host the "January Thaw" winter get-together at Le Colonial, 937 North Rush Street on Wedesday, January 30, 2013, 5-7:30 p.m. $40.

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Another Great Showing for Ogden Debaters

Posted 1/22/2013 9:03:41 AM

Led by standout performances from some of the team's newest and youngest members, the Ogden Middle School Debate Team captured several awards at the Chicago Middle School Debate League's Jan. 19 tournament.

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CTA Fare Change Information

Posted 1/18/2013 2:22:27 PM

Changes to CTA fares could have an immediate impact on students. Here are some important facts that you should be aware of.

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Ogden Girls Varsity Basketball News

Posted 1/18/2013 11:00:05 AM

The girls varsity basketball team continue their winning streak by defeating Manley HS 58-43.

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Ogden is MYP AUTHORIZED!!

Posted 1/16/2013 11:37:03 AM

Mr. Staral is proud to announce that The Ogden International School of Chicago is now authorized in both the DP and the MYP programmes of the International Baccalaureate.

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Ogden International Headlines

Posted 1/15/2013 8:57:39 AM

Mr. Staral has shared some important information for all of our Ogden students, faculty, parents, and caretakers. Please take a moment to read it in its entirety.

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Model United Nations

Posted 1/14/2013 8:21:28 AM

On January 9-11 Juniors Ronald Oliver and Emma Spring with Sophomores Morgan Smith, Taylor Bradford, Amanda Medendorp, Brianna Jones and Linus Erkenswick participated in the largest U.S student-run Model United Nations event in San Antonio, Texas.

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Semester Final Exams

Posted 1/11/2013 10:44:30 AM

At the end of each semester, the district has designated three days for grades 6-12 students to complete their final exams. First semester final exams have been scheduled for January 22, 23, and 24. On these days, all West Campus students will begin at their regular time, but high school students (grades 9-12) will be dismissed at 1:35 p.m., and middle school students will be dismissed at 2:05 p.m. Students who ride the shuttle bus or route bus will depart from the West Campus by 2:15 p.m. Please make the necessary arrangements.

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An Ogden Teacher Has a Project Funded!

Posted 1/10/2013 8:43:45 AM

Give Ms. Dhruv, our East Campus teacher/librarian, a high five! Ms. Dhruv recently earned funding for "Let Us Listen! We Need Headphones!".

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Monday, January 14, 2013

Posted 1/9/2013 3:53:12 PM

This Monday, January 14, 2013 will be a busy afternoon at Ogden International's West Campus. Starting at 3:04 p.m., there are going to be several important meetings... some for middle schoolers, some for high schoolers... and some for both. Please click on to access the comprehensive list.

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"January Thaw" Get-Together

Posted 1/8/2013 11:49:08 AM

The Friends of Ogden presents, “The January Thaw” Winter Get-Together at Le Colonial. Wednesday, January 30, 2013 5-7:30 p.m.

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Advanced Placement (AP) Parent Meeting Announcement

Posted 1/7/2013 1:03:23 PM

There will be an important AP parent meeting on Monday, January 14, 2013 in the West Campus cafeteria from 5:30 - 6:00 p.m. We encourage AP students and/or their families to attend.

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Ogden Hosts Ukrainian Educators

Posted 12/20/2012 8:06:41 AM

Recently, a visiting contingency of educators and administrators from Kyiv, Ukraine, visited Ogden International. They were greeted by Mr. Staral and Mr. Vandarakis.

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CPS School Calendar Survey

Posted 12/20/2012 7:56:43 AM

The Chicago Public School system is launching an online survey for parents and students as it works with the Chicago Teachers Union to develop a single calendar for its schools in the 2013-2014 school year and do away with its two-track schedule. Please click on for the link to this survey.

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Winter Break

Posted 12/19/2012 8:47:58 AM

Ogden International School of Chicago will take the full two weeks of winter break. Our break will begin on Monday, December 24, 2012 and continue until Friday, January 4, 2013. Classes will resume on Monday, January 7, 2013. All of us here at Ogden wish you a safe and healthy holiday season. We look forward to seeing you in the New Year!

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Harlem Globetrotters at Ogden East on TV!

Posted 12/17/2012 8:00:00 AM

Ogden Community! Take a look at some of the video clips of the Harlem Globetrotters at Ogden East last week!

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Illinois Student Assistance Commission Finalists

Posted 12/14/2012 8:31:03 AM

Andre Ellis, Carl Arkebauer, Jayant Kumar, and Alexander Zoiopoulos all received recognition from The Illinois Student Assistance Commission as finalists for the 2013-2014 State Scholar competition.

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Nigerian author Toyin Ayeni visits Ogden

Posted 12/13/2012 10:16:31 AM

This week Ogden’s West Campus welcomed Nigerian author Toyin Ayeni to speak to the Student Ambassadors about contemporary Nigeria.

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Ogden Int'l High School Teacher Accolade

Posted 12/13/2012 8:26:28 AM

One of our Ogden Int'l High School teachers, Ms. Milena Sjekloca, recently completed and passed the rigorous criteria to become an official National Board Certified Teacher! National Board Certification is an advanced teaching credential.

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Ogden Represented at the Shedd Aquarium Wreaths

Posted 12/11/2012 1:00:00 PM

The Middle School Science Department is proud to announce its students' Shedd Aquarium Wreaths are on display at the Shedd Aquarium now and through January 7, 2013.

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Ogden HS Swim Team

Posted 12/11/2012 8:47:11 AM

Ogden Int'l HS sports is "sporting" a new swim team... and they just won their first meet! Last night, Ogden swimmers were victorious against Solorio HS with a whopping 77 - 48 team win. Congratulations!

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6th Grade Art Project

Posted 12/10/2012 8:56:24 AM

Our 6th graders just finished working on our annual art exchange program and their work is on its way to an all girls school in Amman Jordan. It's been a really great experience for all of us.

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Harlem Globetrotters 65% off Tickets for CPS Students and Families

Posted 12/10/2012 8:35:50 AM

The Harlem Globetrotters are offering a 65 percent discount to all CPS employees and students including families. The tickets must be purchased by using the form found here in this article. Click on for more information!

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More Medals For Ogden Debaters

Posted 12/10/2012 8:34:29 AM

Ogden played host to the Chicago Middle School Debate League's second tournament of the season, held Dec. 8, and walked away with several top honors.

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CFE Small Grant Winner

Posted 12/10/2012 8:27:12 AM

Congratulations to Mary Talbot as she is a CFE Small Grant Winner! $526 will be granted to Ms Talbot's project Beyond the Basal with Book Clubs.

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Ogden Middle School Science Fair 2012

Posted 12/10/2012 8:13:12 AM

Ogden International School of Chicago is proud to announce the 63rd annual Ogden Middle School Science Fair 2012 will be held at the West Campus in the gymnasium on Thursday, December 13th and Friday, December 14th from 8:00 A.M to 3:00 P.M.

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A Forwarded Message from Barbara Byrd-Bennett, Chief Executive Officer | Chicago Public Schools

Posted 12/7/2012 11:14:16 AM

Over these past few weeks, most of you have heard about the utilization crisis facing our District. Because of population declines over the past decade, 145,000 fewer school-aged children reside in Chicago than they did 10 years ago. And, although enrollment in CPS schools has shown a similar decline, we have taken little action to address this issue. As a result, CPS currently serves 403,000 students but has space for more than 511,000. That means 20 percent of our schools are empty.

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One of Ogden's Own...

Posted 12/7/2012 11:11:12 AM

One of our Ogden students in Mr. Edgar Ferrer's class, Riqui Hernandez, is a professional ballerina with the Jeoffrey Ballet Company. This Holiday season, she will be performing in a lead role in The Nutcracker at the Auditorium Theater.

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Another DonorsChoose.com Project Funded!

Posted 12/6/2012 8:20:18 AM

We would like to thank the Ogden Int'l Community for their generosity in funding our World Language B DonorsChoose.com project. We have been funded for a total of 36 headphones/microphone sets to be used in our World Language B classes using the PowerSpeak online language acquisition program.

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December School Calendar Reminder

Posted 12/5/2012 4:10:44 PM

Recently, the December breakfast and lunch menus were posted on the CPS website and we need to make a clarification. Some of the menus stated that there is no school on Thursday, December 20th and Friday, December 21st. This is NOT so. School WILL be in session on December 20th and 21st for ALL of our students, East and West Campus.

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Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts

Posted 12/4/2012 12:42:19 PM

Ogden International High School IB students are organizing a Toy and Book Drive for a school in Midland Beach, Staten Island, New York, that was hit hard by Hurricane Sandy.

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Ogden Int'l School of Chicago Athletic Dept Fundraiser

Posted 12/4/2012 11:10:01 AM

Sunday, December 9th, 2012; 12pm to 4pm at A.J. Hudsons, 3801 North Ashland Avenue, Chicago, IL 60613.

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Greater Chicago Food Depository Drive

Posted 12/3/2012 9:42:27 AM

This Holiday Season, the Ogden International School of Chicago is participation in a canned-food drive to support eh Greater Chicago Food Depository! Our food drive will take place from Monday, December 3rd through Friday, December 14th. I hope you will join us in this effort to help thousands of Chicagoans who are at risk of going hungry.

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Ogden and DonorsChoose

Posted 11/30/2012 11:25:21 AM

Recently, Mr. Espejo, one of our World Language B instructors, wrote two projects on DonorsChoose to get some new headphones for his classes. He truly want his students to take advantage of PowerSpeak, an online language acquisition tool and other listening/speaking opportunities (exchanges online with students overseas etc.). Right now, there is a matching donor opportunity. That is, if a donor makes a donation to any of his two project for headphones, there is a company that will match the donation.

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Ogden Int'l Prospective Parent Meeting PowerPoint

Posted 11/30/2012 11:06:25 AM

Recently, a Prospective Parent meeting was held at Ogden Int'l. A PowerPoint was presented and many asked for a copy. Please click on for the PowerPoint.

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Ogden U on YouTube

Posted 11/28/2012 11:46:39 AM

Here's a great video post on YouTube of our recent Ogden U! Thank you to Mr. MacDonald for your effort in putting this together!

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CHOICE Participants in Thailand!

Posted 11/28/2012 10:52:15 AM

Six CHOICE participants recently returned from Bangkok, Thailand. Click on for some photos and tales from that experience.

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Ogden East Campus Library News

Posted 11/27/2012 8:38:55 AM

Give Ms. Dhruv, our East Campus Teacher-Librarian a high five! Ms. Dhruv recently earned funding for "Complete Our Adventure with The 39 Clues! "

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Project Soapbox

Posted 11/25/2012 2:29:59 PM

Ogden junior Alex Thompson-Brim wins Student Choice award at the annual Mikva Challenge’s City-wide Project Soapbox at IIT.

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PETA Demonstration Today at the East Campus

Posted 11/14/2012 1:55:18 PM

The Chicago Police Department has informed us of a PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) demonstration today at the East Campus. The demonstration is scheduled to begin today at 3:15 PM and will end at 4:15 PM. Chicago Police and Ogden staff and security will monitor the protest to ensure a safe student dismissal. It is not directed at our school, it is just going to be nearby.

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Ogden's Hard-of-Hearing Program Receives Grant!

Posted 11/14/2012 11:35:44 AM

The Hard-of-Hearing (HOH) program, under the guidance of Ms. Laura Michalski, was awarded nearly $800 through the Oppenheimer Family Foundation Teacher Incentive Grant for 2013 to put toward their upcoming "Community Connections" project. This project will allow students within the HOH program to fully access and interact with their local communities while preparing themselves to become contributing members of society. Twice a month, students will have the opportunity to apply academic lessons learned across the curriculum to real-life situations which they will face throughout their lives.

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Ogden Students Participate in Youth Employment Program

Posted 11/14/2012 10:37:11 AM

Recently, three of our Ogden Int'l High School students, Christian Alexander, Nicole Kusper, and Mariel Rojas were selected to participate in the Youth Employment Program that was hosted by the Chicago Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities. This

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Ogden 5/6 Girls Cross Country Team ~ 2nd best in the City!

Posted 11/14/2012 7:58:51 AM

Saturday, November 3rd was a great day for Ogden Cross Country. Our Ogden 5/6 Girls earned a team award in Cross Country at the City Championship Race!

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Medical Compliance Announcement

Posted 11/13/2012 3:57:36 PM

Starting tomorrow, November 14, 2012, students who are not in medical compliance will be excluded from school. Students who have an appointment scheduled for their physical or immunizations may continue to attend school providing that you supply the main office with that date.

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Ogden 9th Grader Honored

Posted 11/13/2012 3:09:05 PM

Brittany Bradley, one of our current 9th grader, recently won first place in the the Anti-Defamation Society art contest.

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Ogden Int'l Change of Hours

Posted 11/13/2012 8:56:00 AM

Recently, the Chicago Board of Education and the Chicago Teachers Union approved a new contract. As a result of the terms in the contract, Ogden will be changing the school hours effective Monday, November 26th. To meet the provisions in the new contract, school hours will be the same all five days with no early release on Fridays. The most current calendar will not change and will include several half-days during the course of the school year. The adjustments are necessary to meet the new parameters of the Agreement as the initial parameters of the interim contract are being phased out.

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Ogden U

Posted 11/7/2012 4:19:36 PM

The Ogden International School of Chicago's West Campus in-house University... otherwise known as Ogden U., will be in session on November 16, 2012.

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Important Senior Meeting for College Financial Aid!

Posted 11/7/2012 3:35:25 PM

Tuesday, December 11th at 5:30PM-Mandatory Senior Meeting regarding Financial Aid. All Senior students and parents/guardians MUST be in attendance.

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A Forwarded Message from Mrs. Barbara Byrd-Bennett, CEO of CPS

Posted 11/7/2012 12:00:25 PM

Last week, I announced that CPS will not take any further steps with school actions, such as school closures and consolidations, until as a District we have completed a very critical first step in the conversation around school actions – launching a rigorous and respectful community engagement process that allows parents and the community to have a voice at the front end of any decisions made around school actions. The trust that the many parents and the community has for CPS is broken, and it’s time that we acknowledge that and take the steps needed to heal any wounds.

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Ogden Presents: "An Evening of Fine Arts"

Posted 11/6/2012 8:22:07 AM

On Thursday, November 15, 2012 from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. at Ogden Int'l School's West Campus, 1250 W. Erie, there will be "An Evening of Fine Arts" featuring both drama classes.

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The First Ogden Seniors off to College!

Posted 11/2/2012 1:51:22 PM

Ogden is proud to announce the first students to receive acceptance letters to college! Brandon Adams and Brian Brigantti flank Mr. Staral, proud principal of these two boys.

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Second Quarter After-School Programs

Posted 10/30/2012 11:32:30 AM

The Right at School after-school programming for the second quarter's deadline is here! Tomorrow is the last day for registration. Please click on for their catalog.

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Report Card Pick-up Day

Posted 10/30/2012 10:23:42 AM

Friday, November 2, 2012 - Report Card Pick-up day. All grades! East Campus, 24 West Walton. 12:46-6:30 p.m. Classes will NOT be in sesssion.

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Ogden Int'l Halloween Costume Guidelines

Posted 10/30/2012 10:05:00 AM

To All Ogden International School of Chicago Parents and Students! Students who wear costumes on Wednesday, October 31st must follow these guidelines. Please click on for the guidelines.

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Ogden Debate Team Starts Season Strong

Posted 10/29/2012 2:25:01 PM

With a team made up mostly of first-time debaters, the Ogden middle school debate team dominated the novice division of the Chicago Middle School Debate League at the league's first tournament of the season.

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Ogden West Campus Picture Day

Posted 10/29/2012 10:44:10 AM

Ogden West Campus students! Picture Day will be on Wednesday, November 7, 2012. Wear your best clothes and smile! All students will have an opportunity to have their picture taken for the yearbook. Graduating seniors and 8th graders will have cap and gown photos taken early in the new year.

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2012-2013 School Year's Open Houses

Posted 10/29/2012 9:58:07 AM

There are many opportunities to visit our school at both campuses. Here is a comprehensive list of our upcoming events. Click on for the list!

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Have a Safe Halloween

Posted 10/22/2012 11:25:24 AM

As Halloween approaches, Attorney General Lisa Madigan encourages Illinois families to "know their neighborhoods," as they plan safe trick-or-treating routes for their children, by going online to the Illinois Sex Offender Registry website at www.isp.state.il.us/sor.

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Ogden’s Parents Back-to-School Reception

Posted 10/22/2012 8:43:06 AM

The Friends of Ogden’s Annual Parents Back-to-School Reception is Wednesday, October 24, 2012, 6 - 8 p.m., Fulton’s on the River's Bridge Bar. Click on for more information!

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Reduced Price Internet Offer

Posted 10/18/2012 9:10:59 AM

Comcast is offering our students and families reduced rate Internet service. Please click on for more information.

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Ogden Int'l Student Immunization Information

Posted 10/15/2012 10:47:47 AM

Every Ogden Int'l student must have up-to-date health immunizations in order to attend school. Please refer to these handy addresses, telephone numbers and other information to make sure that all of our students are compliant. Please click on to access all of the information.

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Ogden Int'l Online Bookfair

Posted 10/15/2012 8:37:00 AM

The Ogden International School of Chicago's online bookfair will commence on October 26, 2012 and will continue through November 15, 2012.

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The Most Recent Academic School Calendar

Posted 10/15/2012 8:33:14 AM

The recent changes to the calendar have been emailed out and are now online. Due to several contributing factors, it was necessary to augment our academic calendar a bit. Be advised of the following changes, March Half-Day switched to March 29th and Spring Break will be from April 1-5.

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First Science Olympiad Meeting

Posted 10/9/2012 8:46:21 AM

We had our first Science Olympiad meeting and it was a great time of learning about the team and even competing in a mini-competition of our own. Students were given a bucket of materials and a time limit to build a structure.

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Ogden Int'l Calendar Update

Posted 10/8/2012 3:30:18 PM

Due to the number of international students trips that have been scheduled during the first week of April with our sister schools, Ogden has requested that our original Spring Break remain intact. Central Office is considering our request and we should have a final determination by tomorrow.

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Ogden’s PTA Annual East Campus Halloween Costume Parade

Posted 10/8/2012 10:19:25 AM

Ogden’s PTA Annual Pre-K through 5th grade Halloween Costume Parade will be on Wednesday, October 31, 2012 starting at 3:00 p.m.

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Girls Varsity Volleyball News

Posted 10/8/2012 8:26:33 AM

The varsity girls VB team lost a very close game to undefeated Airforce this past Thursday. Coach Chantry said, "Although we lost we played the best volleyball of the year so far".

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West Campus Spirit Week

Posted 10/8/2012 8:10:18 AM

West Campus Spirit Week is on!!! Click on to find more details!

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Model United Nations Club

Posted 10/5/2012 1:08:26 PM

INFORMATIONAL MEETING for all interested high school students. Monday, Oct 8 from 3:35pm-3:50pm. in Room 1004.

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The New Ogden Academic School Year Calendar

Posted 10/2/2012 10:02:57 AM

Here it is!!! The new and revised Ogden Int'l calendar. Please click on to access the file!

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Technology and Kindergarten

Posted 10/2/2012 9:35:43 AM

It's never too early to start our students off with technology skills! Here is a class of Kindergarteners in Ms. Dhruv's library class working on computers and learning how to use a SmartBoard.

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IB Unit on Community Helpers

Posted 10/2/2012 9:09:09 AM

As part of Kindergarten's first IB unit on Community Helpers, the Johnathan Breitung Salon and Luxury Spa in Wrigleyville came to our six Kindergarten classrooms to answer questions about their craft for our young learners.

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Supply Fee 2012-2013 School Year

Posted 10/1/2012 2:35:54 PM

If you have not done so, please remit payment for the supply fee for the 2012-2013 school year. Due to the rising costs of printing, ink, hardware maintenance, consumable instructional materials, access to technology, and general school supplies, a $100.00 supply fee for grades K-8 or $250.00 supply fee for grades 9-12 is required from all students.

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Ogden Science Olympiad Team Meeting

Posted 9/28/2012 8:07:35 AM

All West campus students (grades 6-12) are invited to attend the kickoff for the 2012-2013 Ogden Science Olympiad team. Science Olympiad is a competition between schools that pits students against each other in events testing their knowledge, laboratory, and engineering skills.

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East Campus Picture Day

Posted 9/27/2012 11:29:35 AM

East Campus Picture Day will be on Thursday, October 4. These pictures will be available for purchase and will be placed in the school yearbook. Flyers available online. Please click on to access the file and more information!

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6th - 8th Grade After-School Opportunities

Posted 9/27/2012 8:51:04 AM

Ogden International's middle school students will soon have an opportunity to join a couple of after-school activities. Click on to find out!

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Columbus Day

Posted 9/27/2012 8:23:51 AM

Just a reminder... there will be a full day of school on Monday, October 8, 2012. Although it is Columbus Day, school will be open for a full day of instruction.

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The Friends of Ogden Invites You To...

Posted 9/24/2012 11:19:07 AM

Ogden’s Annual Parents Back-to-School Reception, Wednesday, October 24, 2012, 6 - 8 p.m., Fulton’s on the River's Bridge Bar, 315 N. LaSalle Street , $40 includes wine, beer and hors d'oeuvres.

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Ogden Int'l Open House

Posted 9/24/2012 9:27:07 AM

The East Campus Open House will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, October 1st and the West Campus Open House will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 3rd.

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Wisconsin Association of IB World Schools

Posted 9/21/2012 11:01:09 AM

The Wisconsin Association of IB World Schools (WAIBWS) is offering the IB Orientation Seminar, the newest level of training of the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO). This seminar is designed for schools and districts that are looking for an innovative program to enhance the learning experience for 21st Century Learners. The Orientation Seminar also provides an excellent overview of IB for new staff in existing programs.

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Girls Varsity Volleyball News

Posted 9/20/2012 10:13:01 AM

The girls volleyball teams are off to a fantastic start! The varsity team is 4-0 and defeated Wells, Marines, Alcott, and Douglas high schools. The sophomore team has played one game and defeated Alcott High School. Congrats to all the girls!!!

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A Forwarded Message from Mr. Brizard, CEO of CPS

Posted 9/19/2012 3:30:10 PM

After 10 months of negotiations, I am pleased to report that Chicago Public Schools (CPS) reached an agreement with the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) yesterday that ended the teachers strike and allowed your kids to get back in the classroom with their teachers. We know this has been a challenging time for many of you and we want to thank you for your patience and support as we’ve worked to secure a contract that is fair for our teachers, your children and Chicago’s taxpayers.

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School Reopoens Wednesday, September 19th

Posted 9/18/2012 6:18:28 PM

Classes and all after school activities will resume tomorrow, Wednesday, September 19th. West Campus begin at 8:00 a.m. and East Campus begins at 8:30 a.m.

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5th Annual State Universities of Illinois College Expo

Posted 9/17/2012 7:55:02 PM

This fall will mark an important journey as juniors and seniors complete their concrete plan to continue educational training beyond high school. Visit the 5th Annual State Universities of Illinois College Expo on Thursday, September 20, 2012

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Instructional Resources on the Web

Posted 9/17/2012 7:47:01 PM

Please access the following sites for instructional resources during the strike:

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Children First Contingency Sites - Strike Will Continue Monday and Tuesday

Posted 9/13/2012 7:00:00 PM

The strike will continue through at least Tuesday, September 18th. The earliest school can resume is Wednesday.

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International Hosting Opportunities

Posted 9/11/2012 6:54:47 PM

Our international hosting and student trips are well on the way! Students from Milan and Lyon are headed for The Ogden International School of Chicago!

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Open House Nights Cancelled

Posted 9/9/2012 10:00:00 AM

The Open House nights scheduled for this week at both campuses will be rescheduled after the strike has been settled. Thank you..

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A Forwarded Message from Mr. Brizard, CEO of CPS

Posted 9/7/2012 11:10:06 AM

We began this school year with the promise of the full school day for our students, providing them with more quality time in the classroom with our teachers. Last week, the leadership of the Chicago Teacher’s Union announced its decision to strike on September 10, 2012. I want to assure you that we are meeting with CTU every day; we are still negotiating and we are hopeful they will reach an agreement before any disruption to our students’ learning. No one will be hurt more by a strike than our children, and we know they belong in the classroom with their teachers.

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East Campus Dismissal

Posted 9/6/2012 11:35:22 AM

Students at the East Campus are dismissed at 3:45 p.m. Monday through Thursday and at 2:30 p.m. on Friday. Kindergarten and first grade students are dismissed onto the plaza, second and third grades are dismissed at Oak and Dearborn, and grades four and five are dismissed at State and Oak.

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Ogden's Academic Decathlon Team

Posted 9/5/2012 2:48:22 PM

To all students interested in Ogden's Academic Decathlon Team, there will be a short informational meeting in Room 2026 after school in Thursday September 13th. In case you are unfamiliar with Academic Decathlon, click on for more information!

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Ogden After School

Posted 9/4/2012 3:21:38 PM

All of Ogden's After School programs began last week and will continue. However, registration for all programs has closed.

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Ogden East Campus Library Call-for-Volunteers

Posted 9/4/2012 12:20:30 PM

Our East Campus librarian, Ms. Neha Dhruv, is asking for some parent/guardian volunteers! There's lots to be done in our very busy library.

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Celebrating Vanessa Southwell

Posted 9/4/2012 9:46:45 AM

Ogden students, families and staff are welcome to join in celebrating the life of our colleague, Vanessa Southwell, who passed away this summer. The memorial will be held on Saturday, Sept. 15 at 10 AM at the Pulaski Park Fieldhouse, 1419 W. Blackhawk.

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Ogden's Grading Scale Update

Posted 9/4/2012 9:01:25 AM

After discussions with our Network, it has been determined to maintain our current Grading Scale at the West Campus for the 2012-2013 academic year.

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Ogden East Campus Pick-up and Drop-off

Posted 9/4/2012 8:40:59 AM

Parents/Guardians are reminded that parking/standing is not permitted around the perimeter of the school or in front of 30 West Oak Street. Cars will be ticketed. PK parents have a special sticker to allow limited parking on the north side of Walton Street only. All other cars will be ticketed and possibly towed. Please walk to school or park at a legal metered space. The double and triple parking around the school is unacceptable causing a serious safety hazard to our students. Thank you for your cooperation.

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Mr. Jacobson Earned Support at DonorsChoose.org

Posted 8/31/2012 10:43:28 AM

One of our Ogden colleagues, Mr. Jacobson recently earned support at DonorsChoose.org for "New Teacher Needs A Library".

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Ogden and "Right at School" After-School Programs

Posted 8/27/2012 5:20:00 AM

With Right At School's after-school enrichment program, your children will be happy, healthy and engaged in our exciting enrichment classes from the moment the school bell rings until you're ready to pick them up. ALL after-school programs at Ogden Int'l will be managed by Right At School. Click on to access their list of programs that are offered this fall.

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Robotics Demonstration

Posted 8/23/2012 1:26:06 PM

Middle School and High School students and their parents are invited to a Robotics demonstration at the West Campus at 6:30 on Wednesday, September 5th.

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Mr. Staral's Back-to-School Letter

Posted 8/20/2012 12:09:37 PM

The first day of school is Monday, August 27th!!!

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Supply Fee Reminder

Posted 8/20/2012 10:14:00 AM

If you have not done so, please remit payment for the supply fee for the 2012-2013 school year. Due to the rising costs of printing, ink, hardware maintenance, consumable instructional materials, access to technology, and general school supplies, a $100 supply fee for grades K through 8 or $250 supply fee for grades 9-12 is required from all students.

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CPS Healthy Meals

Posted 8/20/2012 10:00:00 AM

Chicago Public Schools offers healthy meals to students every day.

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The Passing of Ms. Southwell

Posted 8/7/2012 8:48:20 AM

Last Thursday, Ogden lost a beloved member of its community, when world language teacher Vanessa Southwell passed away in her home. Please keep Ms. Southwell’s family and friends in your prayers as we work to support each other during this difficult time.

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Ogden's Wall of Honor

Posted 7/25/2012 1:19:00 PM

Thanks to your support we raised $102,000.00 at the Spring Soiree! Thank you all for your generosity. We invite you to participate in this ongoing historic campaign at one of four levels. Names and payment MUST be received by this Friday, July 27, 2012.

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Thank You!

Posted 7/25/2012 1:18:23 PM

Thank you to Mr. and Mrs. Anderson, new parents at Ogden, who generously donated $20,000 to maintain full-day Kindergarten for six sections! Donations are needed to equip the classrooms with furniture and instructional materials. Donations are still being accepted to ensure the necessary items are in place for teh first day of school. Thanks to all who already made the donations.

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Bussing Applications for IG Students

Posted 7/25/2012 1:11:04 PM

Bussing applications for IG students ONLY are still being accepted! Please download, print and compete the following two forms on the next page and return to the main office at 24 West Walton, Chicago IL 60610 as soon as possible. Again, this is for IG students only in grades 6 through 8.

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2012 Brick in Architecture Award

Posted 7/25/2012 12:56:45 PM

The Ogden International School of Chicago's East Campus building has won the prestigious "2012 Brick in Architecture Award" Best in Class for Educational Buidings!

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The First Day of School

Posted 7/25/2012 12:37:24 PM

The first day of school is Monday, August 27, 2012! West Campus start time is 8:00 a.m. and East Campus start time is 8:30 a.m. Please plan accordingly.

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8th Grade Graduation Pictures

Posted 7/25/2012 12:36:26 PM

8th grade graduation pictures are available online for viewing, downloading and printing.

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6th Grade French Classes

Posted 7/25/2012 12:25:48 PM

Incoming Ogden Int'l 6th graders!!! Aimeriez-vous apprendre le français? Would you like to learn French? There are still plenty of seats left in our French World Language studies for 6th graders.

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CPS & CTU Contract Negotiations

Posted 7/25/2012 11:48:01 AM

As you are probably aware of, there have been recent developments in the contract negotiations between CPS and the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU). We at Ogden do not have any information regarding this decision's impact on our school. We will keep you posted as news develops as to how it affects us. However, at the moment, it is all in a state of transition.

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Ogden Int'l Kindergarten "Meet and Greet"

Posted 7/23/2012 5:24:13 PM

Attention new Ogden Kindergarteners and their parents/guardians!!! Come to this year's "Meet and Greet," Thursday, August 23, 2012 from 5:00-5:30 p.m., Ogden's East Campus, 24 West Walton.

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Ogden Int'l High School Orientation

Posted 6/28/2012 5:24:02 PM

The Ogden International High School of Chicago will be offering an orientation program, to the incoming Class of 2016. Ogden’s Summer Orientation will take place at the Ogden West Campus, 1250 West Erie St. on Tuesday, August 14th, Wednesday, August 15th and Thursday, August 16th from 9:00 AM until 12:00 PM. No transportation will be provided and students should bring a bag lunch every day.

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Important Ogden Int'l Clarification

Posted 6/21/2012 9:06:26 PM

In recent weeks, you may have received flyers entitled “Ogden International Summer Camp Pre-k-6th Grade” and/or “LCSC Pre-k-6th Grade” advertising a summer camp scheduled to run from mid-June to mid-August 2012. The Ogden International School of Chicago is not a sponsor, nor hosts of the proposed camp. Ogden is not responsible in any way for the camp or affiliated with the sponsors. If you have questions or concerns regarding the camp, please contact the sponsors directly. The school has no information regarding this camp nor any of the details associated with it. Have a wonderful summer holiday and see you on August 27th.

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Ogden School in the Gay Pride Parade

Posted 6/21/2012 4:34:49 PM

Ogden International School of Chicago is proud once again to march in Chicago's Gay Pride Parade. We need as many people as possible to come out and march with us! Here are the details for the parade: Sunday, June 24, 2012 Line up begins at the corner of Montrose and Broadway (We line up along Montrose) We are in Position Number: 3A... which is a GREAT place to be! The parade starts at 12:00 p.m. (Line-up by 11:00). We hope to see you there!!!

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CPS and CTU Collective Bargaining Process

Posted 6/21/2012 4:22:00 PM

As you are likely aware, CPS and CTU are in the middle of the collective bargaining process established in the recent Illinois Education Reform Legislation (SB7), created by CPS, CTU and other union leaders and education stakeholders across the state. This legislation was specifically designed to foster negotiation and avoid a strike. To that point, we are working diligently through this process in every effort to avoid a strike.

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Attention 8th Grade Students and Parent/Guardians!!!

Posted 6/21/2012 4:15:00 PM

Beginning next fall, eighth grade students will be able to apply to multiple CPS high schools using just one single application. Previously, students applying to multiple high schools had to fill out separate applications for each school. The new single application simplifies the process for students and parents. Students can explore different programs and schools, choose the schools that best fit their academic needs, then fill out just one application. It’s that simple!

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Ogden Student Earns Honors at National History Day Contest

Posted 6/15/2012 5:01:07 PM

-- WASHINGTON -- June 14, 2012 -- Carl Arkebauer, a student at Ogden International High School presented his project at the annual National History Day competition, held in Washington, D.C. area June 10-14.

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2012-2013 IG Summer Institute

Posted 6/15/2012 4:50:21 PM

For those students who have been accepted to the Ogden International Gifted Program (IG). This brief reminder provides information on the 2012-13 IG Summer Institute.

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A Forwarded Letter From Mr. Brizard, CEO of Chicago Public Schools

Posted 6/7/2012 2:11:36 PM

You have probably heard a lot of rumors in recent days surrounding the Chicago Teachers Union’s (CTU) call for a strike authorization vote to begin today. I want to take this opportunity to explain why taking a strike vote at this premature point in the contract negotiation process is of concern, and how it will impact your children and the families we serve across the district.

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FREE SUMMER ARTS WORKSHOP FOR 11TH AND 12TH GRADERS!

Posted 6/6/2012 11:16:00 AM

EXPAND YOUR DRAWING AND PAINTING SKILLS! JULY 9-26, 2012 from 9:00a.m. to 12:00p.m. Ogden Summer Studio: Visual Arts Boot Camp. West Campus-Open to Students Entering Grades 11-12. Monday-Thursday, July 9-26.

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2012-2013 School Year Informative Updates

Posted 6/6/2012 8:41:25 AM

In order to ensure a smooth transition as all schools move to a Full School Day next year, CPS will be implementing a more coordinated approach to bell times beginning in school year 2012-13. By implementing this approach to bell times, the District will be better able to ensure the safety of all CPS students.

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Blog Entry from Shanghai!

Posted 6/4/2012 2:17:21 PM

Six Ogden students and their chaparones are in Shanghai, China. Read their first blog entry here!

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Summer Registration Hours

Posted 6/4/2012 11:48:53 AM

Parents/Guardians enrolling students for the 2012-2013 can do so at both campuses (grades K-5 at the East Campus and grades 6-8 at the West Campus) from June 11th through August 9th. Registration will take place from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon Monday through Thursday. Offices will be closed the week of July 2nd. Additional registration times will be held after August 9th.

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Ogden Junior Rows to Nationals!

Posted 5/31/2012 8:50:46 AM

Ogden Junior Bradley Moore's JV Boat placed 2nd recently at the Midwest Region competition, and won the state competition in Crystal Lake earlier this month.

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Attention Ogden Int'l High School Students!!!

Posted 5/25/2012 10:29:54 AM

Want to play basketball like Derrick Rose or Ticha Penicheiro? Come to Ogden High School’s Boys and Girls basketball camp. All students from the incoming freshmen to the seniors (9-12) are welcome to participate in the camp this summer. July 9-July 20th Monday through Friday from 10am-1pm. $50.

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Ogden Sports Announcements

Posted 5/24/2012 10:30:50 AM

Congratulations to the 7th and 8th grade girls fastpitch softball team for winning their first city playoff game 7-2! They advance to the semi-finals on Thursday May 31st. Congratulations also to the 5/6 and 7/8 boys and girls Track and Field team for advancing to the city regionals on Tuesday May 29th!

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Mark Rutte, Prime Minister of the Netherlands Visits Ogden International

Posted 5/23/2012 8:57:53 AM

Mark Rutte, Prime Minister of the Netherlands, visited Ogden's West Campus. Mr. Rutte met with selected student guests and for a Mikva Challenge symposium.

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A Letter from Mr. Staral, Principal

Posted 5/21/2012 9:06:46 AM

On Friday, May 18th, we completed our official authorization visit for the Middle Years Programme. The final authorization decision will be determined in the early fall as the observations are forwarded to several officials in the International Baccalaureate Programme. Thank you to our coordinator, Mr. Jeff Finelli, and the entire Middle Years staff for an outstanding review.

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Ogden Fastpitch wins Network Championship

Posted 5/21/2012 8:57:04 AM

Ogden’s very first Girl’s 7/8 Fastpitch Team has maintained an undefeated season of 6-0.

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Depaul College Connect Summer Program

Posted 5/18/2012 1:13:10 PM

Ogden Int'l sophomores Emma Spring and Kristen Lyda have both been accepted to the Depaul College Connect Summer Program.

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Mr. Brizard's NATO Letter Translated

Posted 5/18/2012 12:47:06 PM

Mr. Brizard's latest NATO letter that recently went out to all CPS parents and guardians has been translated into Chinese, Polish, and Spanish. Click on to access these documents.

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Another Accolade!

Posted 5/17/2012 9:40:33 AM

We are proud to announce that Ogden International East Campus is the 2012 proud recipient of the 56th Annual Chicago Building Congress Merit Award for New Construction Chicago.

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NATO Update from Jean-Claude Brizard, CEO | CPS

Posted 5/17/2012 9:22:50 AM

As you are aware, the City of Chicago is preparing to host the upcoming NATO summit on May 20-21, 2012. The summit is being held at McCormick Place. Some parents have asked whether there will be any impact to Chicago Public Schools and if there were any special precautions that were being taken by Chicago Public Schools. Based on discussions with the NATO Summit organizers, the CTA and the Chicago Police Department, other than some possible traffic delays, we are not anticipating any significant issues to our school's daily operations.

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Oops, He Did It Again!

Posted 5/15/2012 10:56:02 AM

Ogden International School of Chicago's 6th grade student, Fletcher Jones won 2 more Gold medals at the Special Olympics Spring Track and Field Games held in Chicago on Thursday.

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Mark Rutte, Prime Minister of the Netherlands

Posted 5/14/2012 12:36:05 PM

Mark Rutte, Prime Minister of the Netherlands, is coming to Ogden's West Campus this Sunday.

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Ogden Girls Track Team News

Posted 5/14/2012 9:41:00 AM

This past Friday night the Ogden girls track team competed in the state qualifying meet. In the biggest meet of the year, the girls ran the best they have all year.

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Kyrgyzstani Fulbright Scholar Farida Abdulhafizova visits Ogden International

Posted 5/11/2012 11:31:18 AM

Kyrgyzstani Farida Abdulhafizova visited ninth grade World History classes to share the beautiful and rich culture of her country.

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Ogden Junior Carl Arkebauer Advances to the National History Day Competition

Posted 5/11/2012 10:51:41 AM

Ogden congratulates Carl Arkebauer for being selected to represent the school and the state of Illinois at the National History Day Contest, June 10-14.

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A Forwarded Message from Mr. Staral: It's Official!

Posted 5/10/2012 8:46:02 AM

I am extremely pleased to announce that we have received word from the International Baccalaureate headquarters that Ogden Int'l School of Chicago has been authorized as an International Baccalaureate World School.

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The Good Neighbor Award

Posted 5/10/2012 8:45:00 AM

The Chicago Association of Realtors announced that the Ogden Int'l School's East Campus building has been one of the submitted candidates chosen to receive their "Good Neighbor Award." The Good Neighbor Award showcases ground-breaking new and newly rehabbed or redeveloped properties in the Chicago metropolitan region that have increased economic vibrancy in their neighborhoods and bolstered local pride.

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NATO Summit in Chicago

Posted 5/10/2012 8:20:00 AM

As you are aware, the City of Chicago is preparing to host the upcoming NATO Summit on May 20-21, 2012. The Summit is being held at McCormick Place. Please click on for more information.

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2012-2013 School Year Status Report

Posted 5/8/2012 1:59:49 PM

Mr. Staral held a meeting last Friday to discuss the upcoming 2012-2013 school year. The PowerPoint presentation that he refered to through the meeting can be found here in .pdf form.

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Ogden Advanced Placement Exams Begin May 10: Good Luck Owls!

Posted 5/4/2012 9:27:43 AM

May is AP Exam time in high schools across the nation and beginning May 10, many Ogden juniors will participate. The College Board’s Advanced Placement courses provide students with opportunities to acquire the skills and habits necessary to become successful in college, the potential to earn college credit early and to stand out in the college admission process.

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British Consul General, Robert Chatterson Dickson to Speak at Ogden

Posted 5/4/2012 9:20:41 AM

On Wednesday, May 9, in commemoration of the formation of the European Union, Ogden International is proud to host a visit by British Consul General, Robert Chatterton Dickson.

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High School Investigation Day

Posted 5/3/2012 12:00:00 PM

On Friday, May 11, 2012 from 1 - 4 p.m., all incoming students of the class of 2016 and their parents are invited to learn more about The Ogden International High School of Chicago's class offerings and policies.

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An Urgent Ogden Int'l School Matter

Posted 5/2/2012 5:49:22 PM

We received some information regarding our start/end time for next school year. Final decisions will be made by the Central Office for each school in mid-May. A meeting to discuss the parameters for Ogden East and West Campuses will be held on Friday, May 4th at 6:30 p.m. at the East Campus. Mr. Staral realizes this is short notice, however he wants to share various scenarios with you that can affect Ogden next school year.

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2012 Model UN Conference

Posted 4/30/2012 12:37:34 PM

Last Friday, April 27, twenty-one OIHS students and Ms. Muñoz attended CPS’s Global Classrooms 2012 Model UN Conference at the Illinois Institute of Technology.

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Ogden Int'l H.S. Sports News

Posted 4/30/2012 10:48:12 AM

Both boys and girls track teams have had a busy week. Click on to read all the news!

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Ogden Students Row for Medals

Posted 4/30/2012 8:58:32 AM

Ogden junior Bradley Moore and his 8th grade brother Henry, both members of the Chicago rowing team Lincoln Park Juniors (LPJ), placed in their races at the Dogwood Regatta, Oak Ridge, TN.

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6th Grade Students Visit the Jewel Food Store

Posted 4/23/2012 2:20:05 PM

Several 6th grade students and I visited the Jewel Food Store on Clark and Division in recognition of Earth Day and Jewel's recycling methods

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Ogden Juniors are Ready!

Posted 4/23/2012 9:18:00 AM

The Ogden Juniors are ready for their ACT/PSAE exams next week. ACT: Tuesday, April 24, 2012 @ 8AM PSAE: Wednesday, April 25, 2012 @ 8AM Here are a few choice tips offered to them from Ms. Gardner and Mr. Ribaudo!

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Ogden 7th and 8th Grade Whole-Class Field Experience

Posted 4/23/2012 9:17:00 AM

On April 24th and April 25th, our juniors will be taking the ACT. As a result, our 7th and 8th grade students will be out of the building on field experiences. On both days, all students will meet at our East Campus (24 W. Walton) in the cafeteria at 8:15 a.m. There will be no shuttles to and from the West campus on those two days. In addition, students who walk or get a ride to school will also need to meet at the East campus. All activities conclude at the East campus at 3:04 pm.

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Ogden Freshman and Sophomores

Posted 4/23/2012 9:16:00 AM

On Tuesday, April 24th and Wednesday, April 25th Freshman and Sophomores are not allowed in the West Campus building due to ACT and PSAE testing of our Juniors. Although they are not going to be in school, each Freshman and Sophomore student have been directed by their advisory teachers to do self-directed assignments. For example, the Sophomores will have time to work on their Personal Project. Each Freshman and Sophomore student will know what their teachers will expect of them.

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Ogden School Student Transfers

Posted 4/23/2012 9:14:00 AM

In order to prepare for the 2012-2013 school year, students who have relocated or are planning to relocate prior to August 2012 are requested to inform the Main Office no later than Friday, May 4, 2012. All necessary transfer documents will be prepared and given to your child with the final report card in June.

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A Forwarded Message from Jean-Claude Brizard CEO of CPS

Posted 4/23/2012 9:10:00 AM

This week, we have a terrific opportunity to give what we can to those families in the Chicago area in need of one of the most basic necessities in life – food. I’m pleased to announce that CPS is once again joining forces with the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) and the Greater Chicago Food Depository in the One Chicago, One Food Drive, scheduled for Monday through Friday, April 23-27.

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Three Ogden International High School Students Qualify for Illinois History Expo

Posted 4/19/2012 1:45:00 PM

Ogden’s Humanities Department is happy to announce that Carl Arkebauer, Andreas Kundert and Jacob Klein will be advancing from the 2012 Metro Senior Finals Advancing to the statewide history fair competition on Thursday, May 3 at the Prairie Capital Convention Center in Springfield, Illinois.

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Ogden International Academic Calendar Update

Posted 4/16/2012 11:13:00 AM

On March 16th, CPS released the proposed 2012-13 school year calendars, which are designed to be more student-focused and sensitive to the scheduling needs of parents and families. Ogden is the only school that has had a unique calendar for many years. While most Ogden families preferred our unique calendar; we must ultimately accept the changes CPS is proposing as we face financial and systemic challenges with multiple calendars being followed throughout the system.

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The Ogden Spring Soirée is This Sunday!

Posted 4/16/2012 11:09:00 AM

The Ogden Spring Soirée is only days away! Sunday, May 6, 2012 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Fulton's on the River, 315 North LaSalle Drive.

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Ogden's 8th Grade Class of 2012 Graduation

Posted 4/16/2012 10:17:09 AM

The plans for this year’s graduation activities are well underway. Graduation exercises for the Class of 2012 will be held on Saturday, June 9th at 11:00 a.m. at the Harvest Bible Chapel (formerly the Scottish Rite Bodies), 915 North Dearborn Street. Due to the number of graduates in our 2012 Graduation Class and the size of the auditorium, each graduate will receive four (4) tickets for the ceremony.

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Middle Schoolers Dance Away A Jinx

Posted 4/16/2012 10:12:00 AM

Congratulations to the Middle School Student Council on their "Superstition Ball." The Friday the 13th dance was a huge hit, with more than 90 7th and 8th graders having a great time. Special thanks to 8th grade moms Karen Jones and Julia Shell for all of their hard work on the dance, and to the several middle school teachers and administrators who served as chaperones: Mr. Pietrini, Ms. Dollentas, Ms. Feeney, Mr. Loredo, Mr. McCormick and Ms. Michalski.

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Ogden a presenta o Brasil para Chicago

Posted 4/13/2012 9:43:22 AM

Twenty-seven Ogden International High School Student Ambassadors representing the ninth, ten and eleventh grades recently took part in the Cultural Kitchen program at the International Youth Hostel in downtown Chicago.

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A Letter from Mr. Jean-Claude Brizard CEO | CPS

Posted 4/11/2012 8:35:00 AM

Based on the input from parents across the district, the Mayor and I announced on Tuesday that all elementary students will move to a 7 hour school day beginning next fall. High school students will move to a 7.5 hour school day with a 75-minute early release one day a week. The changes to the Full Day reflect hours spent meeting with and gathering feedback from parents from all corners of the city. We are committed to work as partners with parents to make decisions that will boost achievement of all students.

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2012 - 2013 School Year PreK - 8th Grade Registration

Posted 4/10/2012 2:16:00 PM

The 2012 - 2013 school year registration for K-8 starts on April 10, 2012 and will continue through the school year. There's a lot of information following so please click on!

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Local School Council Elections

Posted 4/10/2012 10:20:32 AM

As the Local School Council election approaches, we would like to invite you t loearn more about the candidates seeking appointment as a Local School Council representative of The Ogden International School of Chicago. A candidate Forum will be held on Monday, April 16, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. at Ogden International, 24 West Walton St.

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Ogden Submits Application for Good Neighbor Award

Posted 4/9/2012 8:08:00 AM

The Good Neighbor Awards recognize the efforts of developers whose recently constructed or rehabbed buildings have positively impacted the community.

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Study: Program Designed for Diplomats’ Kids Helps CPS Kids’ Chances in College

Posted 3/23/2012 8:34:32 AM

An International Baccalaureate program created in Switzerland for the children of diplomats has produced “dramatic’’ results in Chicago’s gritty neighborhood high schools by sizeably boosting the chances its graduates will make it into selective colleges — and stay there, a new study concludes.

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Spelling Bee Update

Posted 3/22/2012 1:31:01 PM

Congratulations to Ogden International 7th Grader Natalie Dabkowski. After besting Ogden's other top spellers in the school bee last month, she took on 100 of the city's best in the March 16 All-City Spelling Bee.

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Denver DCIS Schools Visit Ogden International

Posted 3/22/2012 1:00:53 PM

March 18-20 Ogden International welcomed the first-ever central region Asia Society ISSN sister-school exchange, hosting 11 middle and high school students from Denver schools DCIS Downtown and Montbello.

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Ogden Int'l Academic Calendar Update

Posted 3/22/2012 9:42:29 AM

Last Friday, CPS released the proposed 2012-2013 school year calendars, which are designed to be more student-focused and sensitive to the scheduling needs of parents and families. The new calendar will increase the number of full weeks in our school year, which will enhance our efforts to boost student achievement. Unfortunately, CPS will no longer be accepting any modifications to the proposed calendars for the coming school year. Ogden has had a unique calendar for many years. While most Ogden families preferred our unique calendar; we must accept the changes CPS is proposing as we face financial and systemic challenges with multiple calendars being followed throughout the system. Two calendars have been proposed for the 2012-2013 academic year. After careful consideration, the Ogden Local School Council supports the Track E Calendar.

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A.C.T. & P.S.A.E. Testing Days

Posted 3/19/2012 9:36:05 AM

That time of the year is soon upon us as our high school Juniors take their A.C.T/P.S.A.E exams. On Tuesday, April 24 and Wednesday, April 25th, our juniors will be testing. Consequently, there are going to be some schedule changes for all of the other students at the West Campus.

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Notify Chicago

Posted 3/19/2012 9:23:14 AM

Do you have concerns about the upcoming NATO summit that is going to be hosted in Chicago? There are going to be disruptions to commuting no matter how one gets to and from school or work. We have been in conversations with CPS's Safety and Security regarding this summit and other upcoming events in Chicago. We have been recommended to use a new service called "Notify Chicago." By simply signing up for this free service, you'll get up to the minute information about street closures, train delays, and much more. Go to http://notifychicago.org for more information and the sign up page.

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Ogden High School Students' History Fair Update

Posted 3/16/2012 10:08:00 AM

Of the fourteen Ogden Int'l High School students that took part in the senior division of the Chicago-wide 2012 History Fair on Saturday, March 10 at the Illinois Institute of Technology, three of them are going to be heading to the Metro-wide event next month! Congratulations!

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Ogden School and DonorsChoose.org

Posted 3/15/2012 9:28:01 AM

One of Ogden Int'l School's instructor, Mr. Tim Reilly, recently earned support at DonorsChoose.org for Operation, Visualization!"The following resources will be delivered to Mr. Reilly's class!

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Ogden Yearbooks

Posted 3/14/2012 7:46:00 AM

Yearbooks for the 2011 - 2012 school year can be ordered online. There are two separate order pages, one for the East Campus and one for the West Campus. All of the yearbooks will be shipped to the respective campus that they are ordered for. The cost for a yearbook is $35.

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Ogden Debaters Finish Season Strong

Posted 3/12/2012 8:27:04 AM

Eighth Graders Lydia Allen and Lenny Brahin, star debaters for Ogden all season, made it to the finals of the Chicago Middle School Debate Championships on March 10 at Schurz High School.

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Full School Day and Special Education

Posted 3/9/2012 8:29:43 AM

If you have a child who receives special education instruction and/or other supports and services as outlined in your child’s Individualized Education Program (IEP), please click on to read the following letter from Richard G. Smith, Ed. D., Chief Officer, Office of Special Education & Supports.

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Ogden Int'l East Campus' Spirit Week

Posted 3/8/2012 8:53:31 AM

East Campus Spirit Week!!! March 12-16, 2012! Join in the fun with your classmates and show your East Campus Ogden International School spirit!!!!!!

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From the Desk of Mr. Staral, Ogden Principal

Posted 3/6/2012 8:56:38 AM

Your child received his/her Mid-Quarter Progress Report today. The Mid-Quarter Progress Report provides you with your child’s performance in each of the subjects as of the 25th week of the school year. We will continue to assess your child’s progress through the end of the third quarter. The third quarter report card will be distributed on Thursday, April 19th. Please monitor your child’s progress using the Parent Portal and, if necessary, contact the classroom teacher to discuss specific areas. It is important for us to work together to ensure all students are meeting the grade level standards. Please click on to read more announcements.

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Our West Campus History Fair Winners!!!

Posted 3/1/2012 9:36:24 AM

And the winners are... The following students will now go on to the city-wide event that will be held at IIT on Saturday, March 10. Good luck to all of our students! Please click on to access the list.

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Upcoming ISAT Testing Information

Posted 2/28/2012 10:52:00 AM

ATTENTION PARENT/GUARDIANS OF OGDEN 3RD THROUGH 8TH GRADE STUDENTS! We will be giving your child state-required achievement tests during the week of March 5-9, 2012. Students in grades 3 through 8 will be tested in reading and mathematics. Students in grades 4 and 7 will also be tested in science. These tests are a part of the Illinois Standards Achievement Tests (ISAT).

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Ogden Int'l Congratulates...

Posted 2/28/2012 10:51:58 AM

Lenny Brahin, 8th grader at the Ogden International School of Chicago! He received an award last weekend at the University Club of Chicago during the Chicagoland Engineering Benefit Dinner during National Engineering Week 2012 for his Bridge Project.

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Kindergarten Spanish Classes Offered

Posted 2/28/2012 9:32:08 AM

Ogden International has recently partnered with Instituto Cervantes, a local educational and cultural institution. As part of our IB Primary Years Programme, we are obligated to offer a world language to students beginning in second grade. To become fluent in a second language, students need exposure early and often. Instituto Cervantes has been working with our world language teachers to assist them in professional development, cultural activities, and instructional practices. Please click on for more information.

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High School Model UN Meetings

Posted 2/27/2012 10:54:42 AM

High School Model UN meetings will be taking place every Wednesday at 7:15 a.m. in Room 1003. Anyone interested in participating can still apply by contacting Ms. Muñoz at mbadillo-ro@cps.edu or visiting her in Room 1003.

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Ogden Boys Varsity Basketball Team Wins Big!

Posted 2/27/2012 9:01:27 AM

The Boys’ Varsity Basketball team experienced their first ever state playoff game last week and won! This is a historic occasion for OIHS as their triumphant performance over Chicago Military Academy marked the first state playoff win, in any sport, in Ogden International High School’s young history.

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Ogden Int'l High School Sports Practice Schedules

Posted 2/24/2012 10:21:56 AM

Here is the lineup of practice days for our fabulous Ogden Owls sports teams this spring. All of the practices start after school on the listed days. Please click ahead for the full list.

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Do You Want To Make A Robot?

Posted 2/24/2012 10:03:30 AM

Welcome to the FIRST LEGO League! this program introduces younger students to real-world engineering challenges by building LEGO-based robots to complete tasks on a thematic playing surface. FLL teams, guided by their imaginations and adult coaches, discover exciting career possibilities and, through the process, learn to make positive contributions to society.

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Dr. Anna Neistat Visits Ogden West Campus

Posted 2/23/2012 10:53:02 AM

Ogden International is pleased to welcome Dr. Anna Neistat, Associate Director, Human Rights Watch; an organization dedicated to protecting the human rights of people around the world. Dr. Neistat will be joining our Model United Nations students for a brief discussion followed by an all-school event in the auditorium.

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Chicago Middle School Debate League

Posted 2/21/2012 11:37:00 AM

Ogden 8th graders Lydia Allen and Lenny Brahin are now 4-for-4 in the Chicago Middle School Debate League.

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Teşekkür Ederim!

Posted 2/17/2012 11:33:00 AM

We welcomed Mr. Fatih Yildiz, Consul General of Turkey, to our school yesterday. "Fatih Bey" met with a select group of students and discussed Turkish culture and history.

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7th and 8th Grade History Fair Photos

Posted 2/17/2012 11:22:29 AM

The 7th and 8th grade history fair is history itself! Click on and take a look at some photos from the event!

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Ogden International High School Spring Sports

Posted 2/17/2012 11:12:40 AM

The Ogden International Athletics Department has been hard at work organizing for the upcoming spring sports season. Mr. Chanty is pleased to announce a series of informational and interest meetings for several upcoming sports teams.

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Kaplan ACT Prep Course

Posted 2/16/2012 8:47:13 AM

The Kaplan ACT Prep Course was discussed with parents at last week's meeting and many of our Ogden parents of Juniors indicated that they were eager for their student(s) to participate. Please ensure that all junior students receive one of the registration applications that is attached in this news item and that they are made aware of tomorrow's deadline for registration. Students who have questions (financial or other) can contact Ms. Deb Fenwick at dlfenwick@cps.edu. Note: Final registration forms are due by Friday 17, February. Please click on to access the form.

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CPS Regional Science Fair

Posted 2/16/2012 12:58:00 AM

CPS Regional Science Fair was held at Truman College and our own 6th grader, Brendan Allen, won the Top Prize (Outstanding).

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Ogden Int'l High School Freshmen Prevail!

Posted 2/8/2012 8:27:43 AM

CPS Regional Science Fair was recently held at North Eastern University and two of our own freshman students, Jacob Klein and Andres Kundert, won the Top Prize (Outstanding).

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Call for History Fair Judges!

Posted 2/8/2012 8:24:26 AM

The Ogden International School of Chicago's 7th and 8th grade history fair is coming up and the students need you to judge their projects! There will be two days of judging, Thursday, February 16th and Friday, February 17, 2012 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. All parents, guardians and Ogden staff who has time are kindly asked to provide some of your quality time with our students work.

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CPS Report Cards

Posted 2/6/2012 9:01:00 AM

Recently, CPS report cards were distributed to our students. Please be sure to ask your child to show you his/her report card when they arrive home so you can review it and discuss your child’s academic performance to date.

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Junior Parent Night-College Readiness

Posted 2/6/2012 8:26:24 AM

You are invited to attend a presentation of timelines, information, and expectations regarding college applications, exams, and important events during the next calendar year. Junior students should attend with their parent/guardian at 6:00 p.m. at the West Campus, 1250 West Erie.

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Ogden Boys Varsity Basketball News

Posted 2/6/2012 7:45:50 AM

The Ogden Boys Varsity Basketball team finished their regular season this past Thursday with an impressive victory over CAAT 48-32.

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Girls Varsity Basketball

Posted 2/3/2012 1:33:00 PM

The girls varsity basketball team finished the season 8 wins and 5 losses. The Lady Owls took 4th place in the Metro West division! The girls have been practicing all week for their IHSA Regional State Playoff game on Monday February 6th.

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7th/8th Grade Basketball News

Posted 2/3/2012 9:22:47 AM

Inspired by the girls the day before, the Ogden 7th/8th grade boys basketball won a close game versus Jenner on Thursday. The boys used tough defense, intensity, and teamwork to bring home a victory for Ogden. We would like to thank the parents, siblings, and girls' basketball team for supporting us and making it seem like a "home" game.

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Box Tops for Education

Posted 2/2/2012 2:52:29 PM

It’s more important than ever to find creative ways to fund raise for Ogden without having to sell or buy additional products. We are currently participating in Box Tops for Education and Labels for Education. Click on for more information!

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Second Semester Has Begun!

Posted 2/2/2012 8:46:45 AM

It seems like just the other day when we were welcoming our students to the first day of school in August. Time has certainly gone by quickly. The second quarter (first semester) officially ended on Friday, January 27th.

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Vision/Mission and Full School Day Discussions

Posted 1/31/2012 8:08:00 AM

The recent SIPAAA meeting was quite productive as we discussed our school’s vision and mission, academic successes and challenges, IB and ISSN expansion and findings, and the upcoming Full School Day initiative. If you are interested in continuing the Vision/Mission and Full School Day discussions, a meeting will be held at 6:00 p.m. this evening, Tuesday, January 31st at the East Campus. The parking restriction for the streets around the perimeter of the school expires at 6:00 p.m.; therefore you can park at no charge in these areas.

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C.H.O.I.C.E. Update

Posted 1/26/2012 11:29:55 AM

Due to an overwhelming response to the upcoming international field experiences to Milan, Italy and Lyon, France (both middle school and high school). All three trips are closed. Please consider our Belgrade, Serbia; Shaghai, China; or Bangkok, Thailand experiences as there is still available space for these trips.

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Randolph Street Bus Service

Posted 1/26/2012 8:30:25 AM

Thank you to the parents who have contacted us regarding the Randolph Street bus service. As of this morning, we have 42 students registered for the IST bus service at the cost of $375.00 If you submitted a check for $750.00, you can pick it up at the East Campus. All $375.00 checks will be deposited on January 27th. There will be no disruption in bus service for our students who reside on the New East Side! Please contact the East Campus Main Office at 1.773.534.8110 if you have any questions.

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East Campus Dining Hall Salad Bar

Posted 1/26/2012 8:25:00 AM

The East Campus Dining Hall has reopened the salad bar. All East Campus students can select items from the bar on a daily basis, except half-days.

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Getting an Early Start on Finance!

Posted 1/24/2012 10:55:05 AM

It is said that it's never too early, or too late to learn about financial literacy. Well, Ogden's Kindergarteners are going to get a visit this week!

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SERBIA Trip Follow-up Meeting Announcement

Posted 1/24/2012 10:35:38 AM

The Ogden International C.H.O.I.C.E Program hosts A SERBIA Trip Follow-up Meeting for Interested 6th grade students.

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PACK THE PLACE!

Posted 1/23/2012 9:35:11 AM

Come out for the Boys Varsity Basketball team’s last home game of the regular season at Ogden's East Campus gymnasium. Student entry will be reduced to just $1 as students pack the stands to show support for the Owls. Win a chance to receive a FREE IPOD in our halftime shooting contest! Let’s pack the place after school on Wednesday, January 25, 2012 to support our Owls!

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Boys Varsity Basketball Dominates!

Posted 1/23/2012 9:30:44 AM

The rejuvenated Boys’ Varsity Basketball team had an undefeated week last week! Their success started on Tuesday after a convincing 61-33 win over Chicago Academy for Advanced Technology. This dominating performance was conducted by the Varsity’s bench mob as Darius Peggs, Cleveland Roberison, Andre Ellis, Jonathan Vera and David Rozell all rose to the challenge and played big minutes.

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Ogden Debaters Just Keep Winning

Posted 1/23/2012 8:23:04 AM

For the third consecutive tournament, Ogden 8th Graders Lydia Allen and Lenny Brahin won the top prize at Chicago Middle School Debate League Tournament on Jan. 21. The pair won first place in the varsity division at the tournament.

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Randolph Street Bus Service

Posted 1/20/2012 8:36:28 AM

Thank you to the parents who have contacted us regarding the Randolph Street bus service. Many of you continued to express your concerns regarding the cost of the service. Mr. Streit has negotiated a final offer from IST. We will need to act quickly if IST will be the provider.

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OGDEN'S GOT TALENT

Posted 1/19/2012 10:43:47 AM

Mr. Nott is organizing a Music Department Fundraiser school talent contest for students in the 5th through 8th grades. Not only students can enter, but teacher may, too!

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School Improvement Plan Meeting Announcement

Posted 1/16/2012 7:40:00 AM

The School Improvement Plan Committee will conduct a planning workshop on Saturday, January 21, 2012, from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at the East/Main Campus. We will spend this time discussing our School Improvement Plan for the 2012-2013 academic year.

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From Mr. Jean-Claude Brizard, CEO | Chicago Public Schools

Posted 1/15/2012 10:36:00 AM

At Chicago Public Schools, we are committed to providing every student in every community with access to a high quality education, and one of our key efforts toward achieving this mission is our transition to a full school day district-wide in school year 2012-13.

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Girls Varsity Basketball Team Rings in the New Year... WINNING!

Posted 1/12/2012 9:31:00 AM

The girls varsity basketball team is off to a great start this New Year! They defeated Phoenix Military Academy 52-27. The girls currently have a record of 7 wins and 3 losses. Come see the girls play their toughest opponent today, Thursday, January 12, 2011 at the East Campus at 4pm.

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Progress Reports

Posted 12/19/2011 2:41:18 PM

Tomorrow, Tuesday, December 20, 2011 Ogden International will be distributing progress reports. This is not a teacher/parent conference day. Students will be given their progress reports during tomorrow's advisory or in their homeroom.

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Tele-Townhall Discussion with Mr. Jean-Claude Brizard

Posted 12/19/2011 11:37:17 AM

First, if you are among the hundreds of parents that joined the last two parent tele-townhalls, thank you! Mr. Brizard thoroughly enjoyed taking your questions and engaging with you on issues facing our students and the district. He wants to keep the conversation going as we head into the holidays, and would like to invite you back to CPS's final tele-townhall of 2011.

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High School Girls Varsity Basketball

Posted 12/19/2011 8:06:04 AM

The High School Girls Varsity Basketball Team had two tough losses this past week. We lost to both Manley and Marines.

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Chicago Middle School Debate League

Posted 12/12/2011 8:53:01 AM

The quantity and quality of the competition in the Chicago Middle School Debate League is intensifying, but Ogden’s debate team continued to roll at the league’s second tournament, held Dec. 10 at Morgan Park High School.

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Ogden International After-School Theatre Program

Posted 12/9/2011 1:29:01 PM

OISC in association with Patty Corella of Corella Productions is proud to announce a new season of theatre at Ogden International. Our first production will be Willie Wonka, Jr. This tuition-based after-school program has many parts for beginners and seasoned theatre lovers of all ages. Musical Theatre teaches children to work along with others, see rewards for hard work, take direction and build self confidence. This 9 week program will build a lifetime of memories for you and your children.

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High School Girls Varsity Basketball News

Posted 12/9/2011 10:50:31 AM

High School Girls Varsity basketball team lost a tough game to Douglas Academy this past Tuesday. The girls bounced back on Thursday and won a grueling defensive battle against Powerhouse High School. Kadeja Smith owned the boards with 10 rebounds.

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Show That You Care, Donate a Bear!

Posted 12/9/2011 10:47:37 AM

Several OIHS Juniors are organizing and sponsoring a Teddy Bear Drive. All donated bears will go to the Children's Memorial Hospital for patients with cancer.

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West Campus Candygrams

Posted 12/9/2011 9:17:00 AM

Are you looking for creative, affordable gifts this season? If so, you’re sure to put a smile on someone’s face with a Candygram. Candygrams will be sold for $1 and consist of a candy cane, your personal message, and delivery to that special someone’s advisory on December 21st. Sales will take place from December 13th- December 20th. During 5th and 6th period lunch. Sponsored by Junior Prom Committee.

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Ogden International High School Basketball Schedule!

Posted 12/8/2011 1:34:41 PM

Here are the Basketball Home Dates for JV and Varsity Boys. Come on over to the gym at the East Campus and cheer on the Ogden Owls!! Times are TBA, prices are $2.00 per student, $3.00 per adult, and middle school is welcome to join!

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Coins for Change

Posted 12/8/2011 11:47:43 AM

The International Teacher Team, and the Ogden sixth grade students feel it is necessary to immediately address a pressing humanitarian issue in the Horn of Africa. They are suffering through the worst drought in over sixty years. The Horn of Africa Famine/Crisis is currently affecting millions of people. They students and the International Teacher Team have planned "Coins for Change" to raise money for this cause.

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HS Girls Varsity Basketball News

Posted 12/6/2011 9:43:07 AM

The HS girls Varsity basketball team defeated Phoenix Military Academy 41-21! The girls are off to a great start. they are 4 and 0 so far!!! Congrats girls!

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ITKA Karate Program at Ogden

Posted 11/28/2011 8:10:00 AM

The ITKA Karate program at Ogden school is going very well. Our students have made great progress and now they would like to share their knowledge and skills. They are going to offer a special Karate demonstration, along with a presentation on health, time and energy management at the Ogden School for the parents of our students, and of course teachers are welcome. To serve our students best at ITKA they utilize Focus, and concentration as tools to promote better attendance, good health, discipline with care, interact with respect, and cooperation.

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Ogden Students Return from Hamburg, Germany

Posted 11/24/2011 3:00:28 PM

A handful of our Ogden students recently returned from an exciting educational field experience in Hamburg, Germany.

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Ogden Spanish Teacher Presents at International Education Conference

Posted 11/24/2011 2:08:42 PM

Ogden Spanish teacher connects with CPS teachers at the 4th Annual Chicago International Education Conference: Educating for Global Competence.

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Ogden Girls Varsity Basketball Win

Posted 11/24/2011 12:13:36 PM

The Ogden girls varsity basketball team won over Farragut with a comfortable 39 - 21 final score. Way to go girls!

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OIHS Junior Featured in Sun Times

Posted 11/14/2011 1:16:55 PM

One of Ogden's own high schoolers was recently featured in a Chicago Sun Times article. CPS juniors are able to take college courses at any of the City Colleges of Chicago. Here at Ogden, there are 20 students enrolled in this program.

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IB World School statistics

Posted 9/15/2011 2:27:56 PM

We've been speaking a lot about the IB program that we have initiated here at our school in different formats and we want to share a chart with you. On the next page you will find the chart that illustrates exactly how many schools in the world are in the IB program and exactly how many of them offer the full gambit of the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP) and the Diploma Programme (DP).

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Forms and Other Documents

Posted 9/14/2011 4:11:22 PM

Don't miss our "Forms and Other Documents" page located under our "School Information" tab. This is where you'll find applications such as Bus Service for IG students and 2012-2013 school year application for Pre-K!

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