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Whitney Young High School

Whitney Young High School
Whitney Young High School

West Side Educators Urge Local Families To Enroll Students In Area’s First Gifted Center

The gifted program will create a pipeline for bright students to access selective schools later in life, said Principal Peggy Burnett-Wise.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Whitney Young Staffer Accused Of ‘Inappropriate Interactions’ With Student Removed From School

A final determination regarding the staff member's return has yet been made. An investigation is underway.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Student’s Dress Made From ‘I Voted’ Election Wristbands To Go On Permanent Display

Mila Livoni Zidel, a senior at Whitney Young High School, made the dress as a final for a fashion class.

Downtown

Police Forget To Warn School About Training Exercise, Leading To Lockdown During Finals

Whitney Young students spotted a gunman outside, which prompted the lockdown. “This is inexcusable,” the school’s principal said.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Whitney Young Principal Denies She Knew About Swim Coach’s Alleged $30,000 Deal To Rent Out Pool

An inspector general report states Joyce Kenner knew, or should have known, about the off-the-books rental.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

CPS Alums Step Up To Help Seniors With College Essays While Teachers Are On Strike

A Whitney Young alum who recalled her own pre-college stress recruited other alums to help edit the essays.

Downtown

Michelle Obama Honored With New Namesake Whitney Young Athletic Complex: ‘This Is A Facility For Everybody’

"It’s similar to what Barack and I are hoping to achieve with the Obama Presidential Center, a place where everyone in Chicago can gather to learn and play and strengthen this community together," the former first lady said.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Whitney Young Raising Money To Resurface Tennis Courts To Complement New Michelle Obama Athletic Complex

If the school can raise $60,000, the U.S. Tennis Association will match funds raised to improve the school's tennis courts, school officials said.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Man Charged With Carjacking After Whitney Young Teacher Held Up At Gunpoint In School Parking Lot

Nicholas Williams was arrested and charged with possessing a stolen vehicle, police said.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Whitney Young High School To Unveil New $4.3 Million Michelle Obama Athletic Complex This Summer

The new complex, which includes a multi-purpose field that can host baseball, softball, football, soccer and lacrosse, will be unveiled during a ribbon cutting ceremony on August 12, the school principal said.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Person In Custody After Whitney Young Teacher Carjacked Outside High School

A teenager got into the teacher's car around 8 a.m., took her purse and phone and then stole the car.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

New $4.3 Million Whitney Young Athletic Field Under Construction Next To Skinner Park

“This is not just for Whitney Young, it’s for the entire community," Principal Joyce Kenner said.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Tougher New Whitney Young Attendance Policy Concerns Seniors Who Fear They’ll Miss Huge Events Like Prom

The new policy, implemented last week, prohibits seniors from having more than eight unexcused absences.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop