News & Announcements

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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WEATHERING THE WINTER! Keep Warm and Safe In the Cold!

Bitter cold temperatures are more than an inconvenience; they can pose a serious threat to health and safety. CPS wants you to be prepared and informed this winter on how to best handle cold conditions, so we encourage you to follow these important tips included on the attached flyers. Click on the link above for more information about how to keep warm and safe this winter.
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Thank you for your support of the Friends of Amundsen Back to School Boost!

Thank you to everyone in the Amundsen community who supported this year's FOA Back to School Boost. This years Back To School Boost saw an increase of over 30% over last year with a total of $3755. This was a “give the sake of giving” capital campaign and the Friends of Amundsen are so very grateful to those who donated. General donation opportunities to FOA to help support AHS are evergreen, so click on the link above to give:
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