News & Announcements

Friends of Amundsen Fundraiser Tickets are now on Sale!

Join FOA and the Amundsen community for Raise the Sails! on Friday, April 24th, 2020 from 7pm-11pm at the Ravenswood Events Center in Chicago (4021 N. Ravenswood). This event benefits the Friends of Amundsen in their efforts to support AHS students. Tickets can be purchased at the link above. Hurry! Early Bird Pricing Ends Tuesday, March 31st! Hope to see you there!
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Amundsen's Got Talent!

Amundsen students, do you sing, act, dance, juggle? Do you have what it takes to win? Click on the link above to sign up for Amundsen's Got Talent! Register by March 9th. Preliminary rounds begin on March 18th! Contact Dr. Duggan for more information.
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Scholarship Information Sessions--Wednesday, January 22nd in the CCC

On Wednesday, Jan 22, the Scholarship Team is hosting information sessions in the College and Career Center (Room 114) during all lunch periods for students to learn about the CPS Wentcher Foundation Scholarship. The CPS Wentcher Scholarship Foundation awards 70+ college scholarships annually to high-performing CPS seniors to help students pursue higher education, valued at up to $10,000 per year, totaling up to $40,000. The deadline to apply is Feb 7, 2020!
Eligibility Requirements
* Open to Chicago Public Schools seniors graduating in June 2020
* Minimum 3.0 unweighted GPA
* Minimum 1030 SAT total score (or 20 ACT)
* Open to students who are eligible to apply for federal financial aid
Click on the link above to be taken to the application homepage!
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IB Program Sophomore Parent Informational Meeting

Attention Sophomore Parents! If you've been wondering whether the IB Diploma or Career-Related Programs are right for your child, then come to the Sophomore Parent Information Meeting on January 14th, 2020 at 6pm. This meeting is for parents of ANY current AHS sophomore who is thinking about the IB program. You do not have to be a current IB student to apply. We encourage all families to consider this rigorous curriculum as an option for your college-bound student. Applications are due on January 17th, so if you have questions, please consider attending this meeting! (Click on the link to access the application!)
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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all of our Amundsen Families! School starts Thursday, January 2nd at 7:45am. Please see the message above for important details!
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Amundsen Student Travel Club Plans 2020 Trip to the National Parks! Parent Meeting Scheduled for 12/16!

Amundsen Student Travel Club Presents:
Explore National Parks! A 7 Day Adventure to The Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon and Zion National Park!
● Where: Grand Canyon, Zion, and Bryce Canyon National Parks
● When: November 5-11, 2020
● All-Inclusive Price: $2649 (includes airfare, private coach bus, hotels, all meals, tips, entrance to parks, etc.)
● PAYMENT PLANS AVAILABLE! YOU DO NOT HAVE TO PAY ALL AT ONCE!
● How: If interested, please come with parent/guardian to our informational sessions on Monday 12/16
● @ 5:30 PM in Rm 209.
Join the Student Travel Club Google Classroom @ r600kqz for updates and information on how to register and to RSVP to the informational session or see/email Ms. Hanus
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Amundsen High School Rated Level 1+ Again!!!

We are happy to announce that, for the third year in a row, Amundsen High School has been rated a Level 1+ high school by the Chicago Public Schools. Amundsen is one of only a small number of neighborhood high schools to have achieved this rating, and the only one to have achieved it after being in a probationary status. We are so very proud of our students, and we thank and congratulate all of the members of the Amundsen family who have contributed to this achievement. We could not have done it without you! #3peat #NeighborhoodHS #Viking_Pride
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Amundsen's Haunted House is back...just in time for the holidays!

If you've always felt that you needed a little more scary in your merry, Amundsen has the cure for you! Join Amundsen's Haunted House Ensemble in their latest creation, "The Nightmare Before Christmas Break" on December 19th and 20th from 5:30-8pm at AHS. Enter through Door #4. Tickets at the door are $5. All proceeds from this fundraiser will benefit future theater productions and other AHS student activities.
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