When Principal Tim Devine announced on February 11 that he would be leaving Payton at the end of this school year, citing a desire to return to teaching, few could have expected that the coronavirus pandemic would upend nearly every facet of daily life in the coming months.
With the most recent update to its remote learning grading policy, CPS has demonstrated its failure to adequately take students’ situation into account.
Payton called off all spring foreign exchanges and trips Friday evening, a dramatic but expected move in the wake of the worldwide coronavirus outbreak.
With a lot of people coming from different backgrounds here at Payton, we wondered: How else do people celebrate? Are there different traditions they have? What about the food? We interviewed several people to find out more about the way they celebrate. Here’s what they said.
Each spring, Payton students submit their course requests for the following school year. On a website called Sound Programming, they rank their choices and select alternates as required. Yet this is only the beginning of an arduous process that will last all summer: Creating daily schedules for Payton’s more than 1,100 students.
Payton students participated in a variety of service projects throughout Chicagoland on Monday as part of the school’s annual “Sweetness Day.”
By Allison Cho, Camille Grandjean, and Grace McDermott EDITORS Many students are familiar with the current school laptops: bulky, slow, and constantly low on battery. But technology at Payton will soon undergo […]
by Caroline Bernet Stella Binion steps on stage, to deliver a poem, but she is not standing in Chicago. She is in Washington D.C. in front of First Lady Michelle Obama. She […]
On November 8, Walter Payton opened its doors for the public to roam its hallways and explore the Payton experience. The grand affair was crowded with prospective students, parents, teachers, students and […]
“Last Chance High,” a new documentary series from Vice, chronicles the lives of students at CPS’s only therapeutic day school, Moses Montefiore Academy. The school’s purpose is to educate troubled teens who […]