News & Announcements

Reported Case of Covid-19 in Amundsen Community

This notification is for your awareness, and you do not need to take any further action at this time. If you have been identified as a close contact, you would have received a separate notification from the Office of Student Health and Wellness with quarantine instructions. Click to read full letter.

Get Your COVID-19 Vaccine!

CPS clinics will be offering the Pfizer vaccine for CPS students 12 and older and their family members. The vaccine is FREE, SAFE, and EFFECTIVE at protecting individuals against COVID-19. As COVID cases start to increase again throughout the city and we are just 6 weeks away from the start of school, vaccinating our communities NOW is more important than ever.
More info can be found at www.cps.edu/vaccinations.

Freshman Connection Session 1 Starts Tuesday July 6th

Session 1 of Amundsen Freshman Connection Starts Tuesday July 6th at 8am! All families who registered for Freshman Connection should have received a confirmation email with details last week. If you did not receive it, please check your SPAM folder as many families have found it there. Students should arrive no earlier than 7:45 and no later than 8:20 am each day. Please arrive via the main entrance on Damen. The program bulletin can be found at the link above. It will answer many of your questions regarding the program. If you still do not know which session your child is in, please reach out to Colleen Murray for more information. We are excited to welcome our session 1 families and we look forward to welcoming our session 2 families on July 19th.!

Session 1 of Amundsen Sophomore Connection starts Tuesday July 6th!

Session 1 of Amundsen Sophomore Connection Starts Tuesday July 6th at 8am! All families who registered for Sophomore Connection should have received a confirmation email with details last week. If you did not receive it, please check your SPAM folder as many families have found it there. Students should arrive no earlier than 7:45 and no later than 8:20 am each day. Please arrive via the main entrance on Damen. The program bulletin can be found at the link above. It will answer many of your questions regarding the program. If you still do not know which session your child is in, please reach out to Colleen Murray for more information. We are excited to welcome our session 1 families and we look forward to welcoming our session 2 families on July 19th.!

Amundsen Freshman finds X and Math Team Glory!

Congratulations to Dominic V. on his first place finish at the Chicago City Math League Finals this spring! He won the McCarthy-Murzin Award for the highest cumulative Algebra score in his division in the city.

Amundsen yard signs are in stock and for sale!

Show your Viking pride neighborhood-wide -- in your yard, in your window, or on your balcony! Signs are $10 each and available for local pickup.

Want one? Email friendsofamundsen@gmail.com to arrange pickup and payment (cash or credit card at pickup). GO VIKINGS!

Prom is on, and we need your support!

AHS leadership is hard at work organizing an extra special prom-style celebration for the Class of 2021. With the help of an expert planner, the school’s back parking lot will be transformed into a safe, festive outdoor venue. The student fee for this prom-style celebration is $100. However, additional funding is needed to ensure all seniors have the opportunity to attend and that we give the Class of 2021 a Viking-worthy night to remember! The Friends of Amundsen prom fundraising campaign will help pay for outdoor party needs including tents and other enhancements needed to turn a parking lot into a safe and memorable venue. The goal is to raise $2,500 by Friday, June 4. Click on the link above to show your support! Thank you for your generosity!

Amundsen Team Wins 2nd Place at 2021 Japan Bowl!

18 Amundsen students participated in the 2021 Illinois Japan Bowl on Saturday, March 13, 2021. The Illinois Japan Bowl is an academic competition that tests Illinois high school students who are studying the Japanese language on a wide range of topics including their knowledge of the language and their understanding of traditional and modern Japan. One Amundsen team comprised of Matthew Bell, Kailey Garcia, and Carmen Garcia, won 2nd place at the Level 3 competition behind the UChicago Lab School, beating out New Trier Township HS who came in 3rd. We are so proud of our Japanese Language Vikings and of their teacher, Ms. Hitomi Kameyama, for this great achievement. Congratulations to all!

Be valiant and support Best Buddies with the Amundsen Vikings!

Inclusion is extremely important. Everybody deserves the chance to make strong friendships and feel like they belong. This is what Best Buddies and the Friendship Walk are all about; creating opportunities for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to build great relationships with their peers, and constructing a more inclusive society for everyone. Here at Amundsen, we are dedicated to being a proponent of this message and establishing a friendly, supportive community with our students. Please consider donating to the Best Buddies Friendship Walk to help us foster inclusion in our world! You can donate directly to our team page by clicking on the above link.
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