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Alain Locke students at the African-American History Program.

Students Take a Journey Through Time at the African-American History Program

Alain Locke fifth- through eighth-graders put on a fantastic show at our African-American History Program. The theme of the event was “Strong Roots, Amazing Achievements!” and allowed for students to showcase African-American history in three distinct areas: African-American inventors the black rodeo historically black colleges The African-American History Program also featured performances from the Alain …

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RSVP for ‘Your Money Matters’ Workshop by February 14

Alain Locke Charter School invites you to join us for the free “Your Money Matters” financial literacy workshop. Made possible in partnership with Chicago-based LADDERUP, “Your Money Matters” will offer strategies for making the most of your finances. The event is scheduled for 4 p.m. on Wednesday, February 19 at Alain Locke. Interested in attending? …

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Alain Locke Charter School student working on a painting

Submit Your Lottery Applications for the 2020-2021 School Year

The new year is officially underway, and that means it’s already time to start thinking about next school year. Alain Locke Charter School is now accepting lottery applications for the 2020-2021 school year, which begins on July 13, 2020. Want your child to attend Alain Locke next school year? Submit your lottery application online or …

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Aerial view of the Alain Locke gymnasium for the 2019 Pre-Kwanzaa Program

Photos from the 2019 Pre-Kwanzaa Program

Alain Locke hosted our annual Pre-Kwanzaa Program on Wednesday, and this year’s program made for a particularly spectacular day with an incredible turnout. The day featured a number of tremendous performances in which Alain Locke students of all grade levels depicted the seven principles of Kwanzaa through skits, songs, music and dance. Are you familiar …

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Students Put on Annual Holiday Music Performance at SWC Technology Office

With the holiday season now upon us, Alain Locke Charter School students have been busy showing off their holiday spirit. Alain Locke students visited our friends at SWC Technology Partners at their Oak Brook office on Friday to put on their annual holiday music performance. Students also enjoyed a great lunch that was provided by …

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Group sits at table in gymnasium during Family Math Night

Alain Locke Hosts First-Ever Family Math Night

Alain Locke Charter School hosted its very first Family Math Night last week for fifth- through eight-graders and their families. Attendees learned a variety of math games—which they are encouraged to play at home—and enjoyed some DELICIOUS Lou Malnati’s pizza as well. The event came just one week after the annual Family Literacy Night. Big …

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200 in Attendance for Annual Family Literacy Night

More than 200 students and family members were in attendance for the annual Alain Locke Family Literacy Night last week. The event, which was themed “Reading Gives You Superpowers,” included visits from some of our favorite “superheroes,” reading activities and crafts with teachers, and dinner. The event was open to all Alain Locke pre-K through …

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Students gather around computer at 2019 High School Fair

Another Amazing High School Fair at Alain Locke

Alain Locke Charter School hosted yet another outstanding High School Fair last week, which included visits from nearly 30 high schools from across Chicago. The annual High School Fair gave fifth- through eighth-grade students the opportunity to explore options for the next steps of their education after Alain Locke. Representatives from 28 high schools in …

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