Amanda’s Garden


Ray School community celebrated the existance of Amanda’s garden.  Twenty years ago Amanda was a young student at Ray.     She was tragically struck and killed by a car on the first day of school.  The garden was built as a memorial to her.  This year Ray school students , staff and community  celebrated with chips and various dips enhanced with fresh herbs from the garden, cookies supplied by Medici and music.  Amanda’s parents Mr and Mrs. Carter were present along with Ace of Spades representatives Rolando Favela and Dr. Margaret Johnson who helped to plan and plant the garden.  Mr. Carter, seen above with his guitar, sang and led the group in song.  Our own science teacher, Ms. Garcia, who worked tirelessly on weekends with students to plant is also seen above addressing the group.  Though it was a chilly, blustery day, the group spirit was not dampened.  It was a great commemoration.

Published in: on October 18, 2010 at 5:34 pm Comments (1)

Principal For A Day

Chicago Public Schools is hosting the annual Principal For A Day on Thursday, October 29.  Ray School will have two returning principals, Mr. Jason Hale from ING, and Mr. Williie L. Pickens, renowned musician and Hyde Park resident.  Two other principals will join them, Mr. Dante L. Mosely, Vice President  of Business Development from the 57 Street branch of the Hyde Park Bank and Ms. Patrice Miner, President and CEO of Kiddie Kuts Salon here in Hyde Park.  The principals will breakfast with members of our local school council and our PTA  to begin the day.  They will have a tour of the school and have an opportunity to spend time in classrooms leading an activity.  Finally, they will sit on a panel to talk about their jobs and entertain questions from our fifth and sixth graders.   Our student council leaders will  moderate the discussion.  The morning will end with a luncheon at the Chicago Hilton and Towers.  We hope to build partnerships that will result in resources and opportunities for Ray School  students.

Published in: on October 26, 2009 at 2:20 pm Comments (0)

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