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Summer Boot Camp Registration for Rising IB Juniors (Click here)

The Amundsen IB Program and Gear UP are joining forces once again to offer a summer boot camp just for Amundsen's rising IB juniors. If you've recently been accepted into either the DP or CP program and want to strengthen your academic skills or learn how to manage your stress, then this program is for you! The two-week session also includes 2 college tours. Click on the link above to access the registration form. Space is limited so register today!
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Get a Jump on the Application Process this Summer at College Boot Camp! (Click here)

Amundsen High School, in partnership with GearUp will offer a college planning boot camp this summer to help rising AHS seniors get a jump on the college application process. This is for all seniors, but is highly recommended for those with heavy academic or athletic schedules who might be too busy during the year to find time for the college application process. Register by clicking on the link above. Hurry, space is limited!
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2019 Jorndt Joy of Learning and Joy of Teaching Winners

Congratulations to Syed A., Amy E., Rubens G., Matthew G., Angie L. and Elise N. for earning the Dan and Patricia Jorndt Joy of Learning Scholarship. We also want to give a big shout out to Ms. D. Barba, Ms. M. Kennedy and Ms. T. Nguyen for winning the Dan and Patricia Jorndt Joy of Teaching Award. The award ceremony will take place at Amundsen on May 21, 2019. Thank you to the Dan and Patricia Jorndt Foundation for your generosity and support of Amundsen High School!
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Amundsen Japanese Language Students Participate in Japan Bowl 2019

We are excited to hear that several Amundsen Freshmen in our IB MYP Japanese Language program participated in Japan Bowl at North Central College last Saturday. Japan Bowl is an academic competition for high school students who are studying Japanese across the state of Illinois. Since there was no official competition for Level 1, students participated in the Level 2 practice round this year. They did a great job and already look forward to competing next year. Congratulations to all of the students and to their teacher, Ms. Kameyama, for their hard work and dedication to the study of Japanese language at Amundsen High School. Great job!
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Got a Problem?

Let Amundsen Design students offer a solution! On May 17th, AHS Design students will compete in our 3rd annual Makeathon where they will offer solutions to everyday problems proposed by stakeholders in our community. We are looking for stakeholders to work with our students on these projects as their teams utilize the design process to innovate and iterate a solution. Stakeholders communicate with students 3 times to describe the problem and to offer feedback on prototype solutions. They are also invited, but not obligated to participate in the judging process on May 17th. Interested stakeholders should contact Aleksander Rusic of Amundsen’s Dyson team at arusic@cps.edu. Parents, staff and community members are all welcome to participate. Thank you for your support!
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Amundsen's Whirlwind Week!

March Madness usually refers to basketball, but March has proven to be a very exciting month for all of our Amundsen Vikings. Starting with a live performance by members of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, and ending with Amundsen Acadec's stellar performance at state, this past week has made March a month to remember. Click on the link above to learn more about what made this such an amazing week for our Vikings!
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Important Information for Parents!

Attention Parents! Please come to this important information session being held this Thursday night, April 25th, at Amundsen High School at 6:00pm. Find out everything you need to know to keep your child safe from these harmful products.
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Attention all AHS Families: SAT and PSAT Testing Schedules April 9th and 10th (Click for More Info)

On Tuesday, April 9th, AHS will administer the SAT test to all 11th graders and some 12th graders. All other students are off on Tuesday.

On Wednesday, April 10th, AHS will administer the PSAT exam to all 9th and 10th graders. All other students, except for those who have extended time for the SAT are off on Wednesday.

Students who are testing should report at 7:30AM on the day of testing and report to their designated classroom. Students will be dismissed when testing is complete. This is approximately 12pm for the PSAT and 1pm for the SAT unless the student has been provided with an individualized schedule.

For more details, please see the attached letter which includes details of the testing plan.
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Attention Families with 8th Graders!

We know that choosing a high school is a big decision and that you might still be undecided about which one is right for you. To help you decide, Amundsen High School and the Friends of Amundsen will be hosting one more (mini) open house this Tuesday evening, April 2nd at 6:30pm. So go vote early and then head over to AHS for an informal opportunity to know us better.
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Academic Decathlon State Competition

The Amundsen Academic Decathlon Team finished the season 5th place overall at the State Competition held at Northeastern University on March 16th. The decathletes earned 6 individual medals led by Isaac E. Go Vikings!
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