On Wednesday, May 11th, Healy staff hosted the first ever “Healypalooza” and Family Night of 2016. Students showcased their work, projects, and artwork to parents and other community members. Over 500 students and 200 parents participated on this event. Thanks to those who donated shirts, water, chips, money, time, effort, creativity, and just overall love to the community. Days like this show how amazing is our Healy community.
Opera for All Performance
8th Grade Washington Trip
Once again this June, the 8th grade team and several other members of Healy’s staff and LSC will be taking 77 Healy 8th graders to Washington D.C. for 4 days June 1st-5th. 13 chaperones will be traveling with our 8th graders on a bus to DC where they will go on a private tour of the capital building, visit Arlington Cemetery, the Holocaust Museum, the Vietnam Memorial, the Smithsonian Museum, and the many other museums and monuments in Washington DC.
Click below to access the May issue of the The Healy Herald. This is the product of Ms. Zwierzynski's after school program with the resources she obtained through the DonorsChoose website.
New Healy Principal
After the unanimous vote, the Healy LSC offered the principal position to Ms. Elizabeth Nessner (current Assistant Principal at Mark Sheridan) in during the scheduled April meeting (4/27/16). Ms. Nessner will be joining the Healy staff on Friday, June 3rd. Congratulations to Ms. Nessner and welcome to the Healy family!
“Peter Pan” as Adapted by the 2015-2016 Healy Ensemble! On Thursday, April 28th and Friday, April 29th Healy’s Ensemble performed Peter Pan in the Healy auditorium. Directors Amy Kornaus, Gwyn Davis, and Roy Freeman worked really hard with our Healy Ensemble performers to put on a great show. Great Job Everyone!
Congratulations to Room 113 (7th grade) for having the best attendance in April. This classroom ended the month with 100% attendance! They were followed closely by Room 102 (4th grade) with 99.5%. Third place was Room 223 (1st grade) with 99.3%. The overall school attendance for the month of April was 96.9%. Please continue to support our school and your student’s learning by making attendance a high priority each and every day.
The National Association of Title I Schools honored our school in the National Title I Conference in Houston, Texas. Our school received a Distinguished School Award during the ceremony on January at the Brown Convention Center in Houston. The Illinois State Board of Education honored our school at the State Conference in February at the Sheraton Hotel in Chicago. Congratulations Healy Community!
Student of the Month
Math Counts Citywide 1st Place
Work in Mandarin Class
Science Corner: Heart Dissection
After learning about the circulatory system, 7th grade students were able to compare and contrast a real-life example to what was learned in class. Students were able dissect sheep hearts to trace the path of blood as well as analyze the form and function of the heart.
I would like to remind parents and community members that the Chicago Police Department will be issuing tickets to any vehicles parked in the alleys, double parked, and/or abandoned around our school.
The following are the school’s policies regarding late arrivals and/or early dismissals:
Code in the System
Between 7:46 - 8:45 AM
Between 8:46-11:30 AM
½ day of attendance
After 11:30 AM
Full day absent
Code in the System
Before 11:30 AM
Full day absent
Between 11:30 AM- 2:00 PM
½ day of attendance
After 2:00 PM
Full day of attendance
We recommend parents to visit the CPS Parent Portal to monitor their child attendance, as well as their academic progress. Please contact the main office for information on how to access this portal.
The school day begins at 7:45 a.m. with breakfast in the classroom until 8:00 a.m. The school day ends at 2:45 p.m. The school building will not be open until 7:30 a.m.; therefore, please do not bring your child to school prior to this time. We don’t have any staff available to supervise your child if you send him/her to school before 7:30 a.m.
Great Job Healy Team!
On Monday, October 26th, CPS released the ratings for all the schools in the district. Our school received 4.9 out of 5.0 points in this ratings. This is second highest score among all K-8th schools in the city (484 schools). This means that our school’s performance substantially exceeds the city standards for academic performance. Being awarded a 1+ rating for both Growth and Attainment is the result of a lot of hard work and dedication in the classroom from teachers and students. This accomplishment is a collective effort and couldn’t be done without the outstanding support and commitment from our students, faculty, parents, and community. Congratulation Healy School – We did it again!
New Photo Visitor Passes
The safety of Healy students, staff, parents and the school community is our #1 priority. As such, we have purchased a new photo visitor pass system for both the annex and the main building. Beginning Monday, December 7th, the front desk security in both buildings will be taking a picture of each visitor who enters the school building. This photo will be printed on a temporary visitor pass sticker that all visitors will be required to wear while in Healy buildings. We strongly believe this is going to help us maintain a more secure environment in our school. All visitors are required to complete this process in order to access any of our buildings.