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Alain Locke scholar stands before "Typhoid Mary" presentation at the 2022 Grades 7-8 History Fair

Lots to Learn for Alain Locke All-Stars at the 2022 Grades 7-8 History Fair

The 2022 History Fair was an exceptional opportunity for our all-stars to explore a range of significant historical events in the Alain Locke gymnasium last Thursday. For their displays, our expert seventh- and eighth-grade historians presented on a variety of different topics, including “Muhammad Ali and the Vietnam War,” “The Tulsa Massacre” and “Typhoid Mary.” …

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Alain Locke Associate Board members assemble holiday meal gift baskets for all-stars and families

Alain Locke Associate Board Assembles Holiday Meal Gift Baskets

Members of the Alain Locke Associate Board recently met to assemble holiday meal gift baskets for all-stars and their families. Following last month’s #GivingTuesday fundraiser, Associate Board members were able to purchase items and put together gift baskets that Ms. Foster distributed to 20 families. Thank you to everyone who made this all possible by …

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Alain Locke named #3 Illinois charter middle school by U.S. News & World Report

Alain Locke Named No. 3 Charter Middle School in Illinois

We are thrilled to share today that Alain Locke Charter School has been named the No. 3 charter middle school in Illinois and earned a “Best” school recognition from U.S. News & World Report. This is the first time ever that U.S. News—which publishes annual rankings of high schools and colleges—has ranked public K-8 schools. …

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Alain Locke pre-K all-stars in the classroom during the fall of the 2021-22 school year

Photos From the Classroom With Our Pre-K All-Stars

Things are in full swing right now at Alain Locke, and we’re all so happy to be back in the building for the 2021-22 school year. Our pre-K all-stars are having an especially great time learning in their classrooms this fall. Check out some recent photos below! Click thumbnails to enlarge

Alain Locke all-stars back in the classroom for full-time, in-person learning

We’re Back! Check Out the Photos from Back-to-School 2021-2022.

We are very happy to be back for full-time, in-person learning now for the 2021-2022 school year. Since starting classes last Friday, everyone has been hard at work and taking the necessary precautions to stay safe. Things are just getting started, but we can’t wait to see what else this school year has in store! …

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Photos From the Class of 2021 Drive-Through Graduation Ceremony

Alain Locke on Wednesday hosted our Drive-Through Graduation Ceremony for the Class of 2021. Our graduating eighth-graders brought a whole new meaning to our theme for this school year: “The Power of Purpose!” We’re wishing you all the best as you embark on your high school careers! Check out the photos from the Class of …

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Download the 2021-2022 School Year Calendar Today

It’s hard to believe, but it’s already time to start thinking about the 2021-2022 school year here at Alain Locke. This current school year has been unlike any other—that is for sure! After lots of remote learning, we’ve been so happy to start welcoming some of our all-stars back to to the building already. We’re …

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Young girl hoisted on man's shoulders with arms in the air.

Black History Month Activities At Home and In Town

February is cruising along, but there’s still plenty of Black History Month left to enjoy. Check out this list of free activities, for example. Most of the events are online so you can stay nice and cozy at home, and there’s even one outside, too 🙂 Black History Month with WTTW WTTW’s Black History Month …

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