Welcome to West Campus
At Ogden 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. . 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.
In-Person Instruction Suspended for Remainder of the Year
Please find attached HERE an important update from Chicago Public Schools regarding the district's decision to extend the school closure of all Chicago Public Schools for the remainder of the school year. Remote learning for students will continue until through June 18, 2020, the last scheduled day of the school year. We will continue to communicate information from Chicago Public Schools as it becomes available. Please know that, while we share your disappointment at not being able to return to our school buildings this year, we will not waver in our commitment to educating and supporting our students and will work alongside our families every step of the way.
West Campus Remote Learning Plans
The OIHS Remote Learning Plan can be found HERE. The document contains important information pertaining to teachers' learning platforms, class codes, and office hours for faculty and staff.
Ogden Virtual Graduations and Celebrations Consent Form
Please click HERE for the consent form for Ogden's virtual graduation and celebrations policy. Please submit completed forms to Ms. Witherspoon via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Updates on Grading, Graduation Requirements, and Promotion Policy
Please click HERE for important updates from CPS regarding grading, graduation requirements, and grade promotion policy. For further guidance on grading as it pertains to remote learning, please click HERE.
Friends of Ogden 2020 Scholarship Opportunity
Friends of Ogden is committed to supporting our Senior Class of 2020 through a variety of ways, including assisting our students in their post-secondary journeys.
Friends of Ogden is offering a scholarship for two current exemplary senior students who embody the Ogden pledge, IB Learner profiles, and who serve as a model for their fellow Ogden peers and community. The scholarship is worth the amount of $2,500. The application can be found HERE. The deadline for students to apply for the scholarship is Friday, May 29th. Students must submit their completed applications to either Ms. Witherspoon (email@example.com) or Ms. Morfin (firstname.lastname@example.org) via email with the subject "Attention: Friends of Ogden" on the subject line. All senior students are encouraged to apply.
In order to be considered for this scholarship, applicants must meet the following requirements:
National Honors Society Application
Ogden's National Honor Society is releasing a virtual application for 9-11th graders during this time. The students that will be accepted will take part in an induction ceremony next school year. To complete the application, make a copy of the Google Doc and you can fill it out from there. To submit the application, share your completed Google Doc application with Ms. Stark (email@example.com) by May 29th, 2020 by 3:00 P.M. If you have any questions, reach out to Ms. Stark. Please click HERE for the application.
2020 Ogden Athletic Boosters Scholarship
Ogden's Booster Club is offering up to two $500 scholarships for the Class of 2020 seniors who were active members in at least one athletic team this school year. Please click HERE for the application. The deadline to apply is Friday, June 5th at 12 P.M.
Class of 2020 Updates
CPS has issued guidance that physical celebrations for graduation are not permitted so we are planning a Virtual Graduation on June 12th, the time and viewing directions are forthcoming. Gradebook for seniors closes on June 9th and it is imperative that students complete all of their course work, finish their Lean Plan Succeed Plan and Complete the Senior Exit Questionnaire in order to graduate. Questions on graduation requirements or graduation? Please contact Ms. Witherspoon at firstname.lastname@example.org. For further guidance on graduation policies, please click HERE to view the current graduation memo from Chicago Public Schools.
Additionally, seniors will also have the opportunity to pick up their cap and gown, yearbook, Class of 2020 hoodie, DP shirt, and a few other personalized mementos at our Jenner Campus in early June. Please stay tuned for more information on this pick up procedure. For questions about senior pictures, please click HERE. Finally, in lieu of Prom and the Six Flags trip being canceled, the Class of 2020 has expressed they would like to have a celebratory luncheon reunion next Winter and Ogden admin is working with the House of Blues to host this event during Winter Break. As we receive more information about picking up materials for graduation, cleaning out lockers, and dropping off books we will certainly keep you updated. We sincerely appreciate your patience and grace as we are awaiting more guidance from CPS before we can move forward with our plans. The Class of 2020 has solidified their legacy at Ogden International HS as a courageous and thoughtful class of determined scholars and we look forward to celebrating with you all soon.
Ogden Device Distribution
Devices will continue to be distributed this week to students/families who need them from 9:00 - 1:00 daily at our Jenner Campus (1119 N. Cleveland Ave), no appointment needed.
OIHS Yearbook Sale
Don't forget to purchase your OIHS yearbook for School Year 2019-2020 using the link HERE. Yearbooks are $35. Please contact Ms. Lujan at email@example.com for questions regarding orders. Further information is forthcoming how these yearbooks will be distributed.
Blessings in a Backpack
Chicago Sinai Congregation will continue to distribute blessings in a backpack to our community! These resources will be available on Fridays from Walter Payton High School and LaSalle Language Academy lunch distribution sites between 9 A.M. and 1 P.M. For more information, please click HERE.
Updates to CPS Meal Distribution Plan
Beginning the week of April 13th, the district will launch a consolidated meal plan that sees that schools that were most frequented by families will continue to provide free meals to students and families. Schools that were less utilized by families will no longer serve as distribution sites. Please note, meals will no longer be distributed from any of Ogden's campuses. You can find a list of grab-and-go meal sites HERE that will operate beginning April 13th and onward. These sites will be open Monday through Friday from 9 A.M. to 1 P.M.
Remote Learning Announcement from Mayor Lightfoot
Please click HERE for an important press release from Chicago Public Schools regarding Mayor Lori Lightfoot's announcement to establish remote learning plans to ensure instructional time continues while CPS school buildings and campuses are closed. Remote learning will be in effect for all Chicago Public Schools starting Monday, April 13th. For further information, please click HERE.
Protecting Personal Health Information during the COVID-19 Response
Please click HERE to access information from Chicago Public Schools regarding the district's response to protecting personal health information as new developments surrounding COVID-19 occur.
District's Response to COVID-19 and Additional Enrichment Learning Resources for All Grades
Please click HERE to access important information regarding the district's response to COVID-19 and additional enrichment learning resources for students of all grade levels.
COVID-19 Updates and Communications
Please see HERE for the March 13, 2020 communication regarding CPS' interim guidance on group gatherings and district sanctioned travel through April 12, 2020. Please see HERE for a March 11, 2020 communication update. Additionally, please find attached an important update from Dr. Kenneth Fox, Chief Health Officer of Chicago Public Schools, regarding a situation at our East Campus that was shared on March 10th. The letter can be viewed in English HERE and Spanish HERE. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Mr. Herrick directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday Enrichment Google Meet Drop-Ins for Students
In addition to the enrichment activities and videos posted on Grade Level Google Classrooms, Ogden HS staff are continuing to host optional Google Meet live meetings for students to drop-in to discuss things such as college readiness plans, connect with other students and staff and build community through social emotional learning and mindfulness activities. We encourage students to connect using the links below.
- 10-11 A.M. Class of 2020 Check-In hosted by Admin and Senior Teachers
dial +1405-695-6119 PIN: 271 854 596#
- 10-11 A.M. College Readiness Check-In hosted by our Counselors
dial +1 641-812-2388 and enter PIN: 688 467 460#
- 10-11 A.M. SEL Check-In hosted by our Deans and Support Staff
(US) +1 443-424-3833
- 12-1 P.M. SEL Check-In hosted by our Deans and Support Staff
(US) +1 470-241-5849
Counseling Services offered by DePaul University
The DePaul University Education and Counseling Center is offering remote counseling to help our community during this time. Interested individuals should contact Dr. Martha Mason, Director, at email@example.com. The DePaul Education and Counseling Center is also offering virtual access to their Strengths Program and tutoring services. For more information, please click HERE.
Other Resources to Support Families during COVID-19
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