Back to School at Legacy
Legacy welcomed new and returning scholars, families, faculty, and staff at the annual back to school bbq on August 11. Everyone enjoyed freshly grilled food, music provided by a DJ, and a visit from the Fresh Moves bus. The scholars played basketball, got their faces painted, worked on a community art project, jumped in the bounce house, snacked on cotton candy, and met their new teachers.
View photos from the BBQ
Our scholars, faculty, and staff have been hard at work since Legacy's eighth school year started on August 13.
- Legacy has 500 scholars enrolled in pre-k through 8th grade. Most are returning scholars.
- Legacy has over 50 faculty and staff who support the school's mission and vision in service of our scholars.
Consistent Academic Success
82% of Legacy scholars met or exceeded Illinois state educational standards, as measured by the ISAT (Illinois Standards Achievement Test, Spring 2012). This reflects consistent high academic success at Legacy.
*The CPS-designated 'Austin-North Lawndale Elementary Network' consists of 30 district schools in those two neighborhoods.
Summer Learning at Legacy
Legacy partnered with Summer Advantage USA to provide academics and enrichment over the summer months to 100 scholars. Summer Advantage USA is a national non-profit organization that runs high-quality summer learning programs for children in grades K-8. Summer Advantage aims to provide children access to a well-rounded summer program that helps them succeed in school, stimulates their dreams for the future and helps them develop as leaders in their communities.
Scholar Artwork on Exhibit at Navy Pier
Last May, thirty 5th grade scholars participated in an intensive collage-making workshop sponsored by the Chicago Children's Museum and Expo Chicago (also known as the International Exposition of Contemporary/Modern Art and Design). The theme was Navy Pier's iconic ferris wheel and their artwork will be exhibited at the museum for six months, beginning with Expo Chicago (September 20-23 at Navy Pier). The scholars who made the collages, along with thirty of their classmates, will tour the Expo on September 22 and will see their artwork on display. Read more about the scholars' project: Expo Chicago's a Kid-Friendly Fair.
Legacy Graduate Spends Week with Scientists and Journalists
Jarius, a 2012 Legacy graduate, spent the summer working with 826CHI and Project Exploration as part of their Science Media Team. Everyone at Legacy is very proud! 826CHI is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting students ages 6 to 18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. Project Exploration is a non-profit science education organization that works to ensure communities traditionally overlooked by science - particularly minority youth and girls - have access to personalized experiences with science and scientists. Read more about Jarius' project: A Chemist, an Astrophysicist, a Journalist or 2.