At Ogden International we strive for excellence in our high school. This is not your "typical" public high school. Here you are a person, not a number. We are not a Selective Enrollment school. If you graduate from our 8th grade, you have the honor of moving up through our high school - continuing to be surrounded by our dedicated faculty and staff in a nurturing environment. This intimate environment allows for an individual approach to education.
The International Baccalaureate (IB) programme sets us apart as well with its trans disciplinary, inquiry-based learning allowing for a more student-led experience. We focus on our communities here in Chicago through outreach projects and walking field trips. Chicago is an extension of our classroom.
We celebrate our cultural differences through theater performances, dining out, art exhibits and exchange programs that span the globe. Our goal is to develop strong thinkers that are globally minded. The students that graduate from Ogden International have a keen sense of how to understand differences in people and are working toward a more peaceful world.
Come back often for important High School information and announcements!
This is where everything is going to posted throughout the year.
Week of March 27
IB: We strive to exhibit the attributes of the Learner Profile and demonstrate the IB Attitudes all year long! March's learner profile is "thinker" and attitude is "creativity." Ask the learners in your family how have each have used critical and creative thinking skills to analyze and take responsible action on complex problems. How have they made reasoned, ethical decisions? Want to know why IB is important for our learners. Read THIS.
Coffee talk with Principal: This Thursday, 8:45am, stop by the East Campus cafeteria for a coffee talk with the principal. These sessions are always an open Q&A opportunity to chat and get to know one another. Due to unpredictable numbers of participants, BYO coffee!
International Week Planning: The next Ogden International Week meeting is
March 27 at 8:30 a.m. in the cafeteria. We continue to look for Ogden parents to join the committee. International Week will be a week- long event takes place from June 5-9. If you have questions, please email Candice Warltier at email@example.com.
(all) Spring Break: Chicago Pubic Schools Spring Break begins on April 7th and will continue until April 16th. It is imperative that students are in school up until the start of break and return on April 17th. Please plan accordingly.
(all) Support Friends of Ogden simply by having lunch or dinner: On Thursday, March 30th at The Windsor, 160 E. Huron, 15% of your entire bill will be donated back to Friends of Ogden, to be used only for Ogden International. Be sure to mention "Friends of Ogden". Make reservations or learn more at http://www.thewindsorchicago.com or 312-943-7777.
(all) Staff vs. Student Basketball Game: Come out on Friday March 31st to watch our Ogden Staff take on our Ogden Students in a game of basketball. The game will be held at the East Campus at 4pm on Friday March 31st.
(all) Ogden Sports Booster Club: Members of the Booster Club are running the Wrigley 5K! Support them here: https://squareup.com/store/ogdenbooster/
If $5,000 or more is raised, Dr. Beyer will run the 5K in the entire Owl mascot costume, regardless of the day's temperature!
(all) Ogden-Jenner consolidation proposal: Last Saturday CPS released the following timeline. Questions or comments can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
(all) Black Excellence Exhibition: Parents, Teachers and Students of Ogden International are invited to join our Black Student Union as they celebrate Black Excellence at their very first "Black Excellence Exhibition"! There will be a lot of fun activities for everyone to participate in, such as painting, poetry, film, music, and much more! The Event will take place on March 30, 2017 @ 4:30pm- 7:30pm at the West Campus.
(all) Attendance policies: If you did not receive the email with the new attendance policies, please let us know. Tardiness and truancy can result in misconducts. Please ensure you are at school on time, and only absent for valid reasons.
(9-12) College Fair: All high school students and their families should consider attending THIS college fair at DePaul, Wednesday, March 29, from 5:00-7:00 PM, DePaul University, 2250 N Sheffield Ave.
(6-12) Ogden International Weekly: HERE is the edition for March 22nd.
Special Thanks: This weekend over 30 teachers from both the East and West campus gathered for Philosophy for Children in PYP & MYP IB Programmes professional development at the East campus. A special thank you to the Friends of Ogden for funding the opportunity, the wonderful Ghantous family for feeding our teachers both days from Cafecito, the PTA for providing popcorn and snacks, Starbucks on Rush for coffee, NYC Bagel Deli for providing bagels, and various staff members who contributed. It was a shining example of how the Ogden learning community comes together and values learning at all levels!
Please remember to send in all of your box tops. The classroom with the most will win a special prize from PTA. They are due by June 1st.
Enrichment Opportunities: Don't forget to keep checking back to our webpage of Enrichment Opportunities. You can even share it with parents/students from other schools! It is updated often with summer camp info, internships, college scholarships, tutoring opportunities, etc - all things that can support our students. It's a great resource!
UPCOMING EVENTS - A LOOK AHEAD:
Monday, March 27th
Wednesday, March 29th
Thursday, March 30th
Friday, March 31st
NO SCHOOL: APRIL 7
SPRING BREAK: WEEK OF APRIL 10
2016-2017 OFF CAMPUS LUNCH POLICY:
Students in grades 11 & 12 may qualify for open campus lunch by filling out the open campus lunch application found in the main office or online (please download, print, fill out and submit hard copy to front office). You will find the details of the 2016-2017 policy here.
Principal: Dr. Michael S. Beyer
Heads of Schools
East Campus: Cara Kranz
West Campus: Dr. Stacie Chana