News & Announcements

LSC Elections are November 19th

Please read the attached document regarding voting procedures for the November 19th Local School Council Election. For further information, please see the Local School Council page of this website. Thank you!

FOA Holiday Vikings Shop is now open!

Show your Viking spirit with some new gear! Take a look at our new hats, gloves and scarves—they make great gifts. Seniors! Check out the new 2021 Senior Shirt and order one today. Sale runs from 11/16-11/29 with pick-up or delivery the week of 12/14. Click the above link to visit the shop!

Questions, please email us at [email protected]

Thank you Friends of Amundsen!

The Amundsen faculty and staff would like to express our gratitude to the FOA members, parents and students who shared their time, effort, and amazing baked goods with us last week. Over 30 Viking volunteers made & delivered goodies for 130 AHS teachers and staff which means over 1,500 cookies were made!

We know families are facing many challenges this year, and this extra effort in the midst of remote learning and everything else that is happening is truly appreciated. Your efforts created little bright spots in our day and reminded us all once again how lucky we are to work at Amundsen. Thank you FOA!

Click on the link to read some of the things our staff had to say about this kind gesture!

Parents talk to Parents! AHS Virtual Parent Panel Nov 24, 5:30-6:30pm

Join us for a virtual panel discussion for current Amundsen parents with current Amundsen parents.
The Parent Initiative Team (PIT) is a subcommittee of the AHS Post Secondary Leadership Team. PIT represents parents of all of the following AHS Parent groups: *PAC, BAC, FOA, FOAA, LSC Reps
PIT’s purpose is to streamline communication and events across all parents on campus and to collaborate with the AHS staff to leverage overall communication.

*PAC - Parent Advisory Council *FOA - Friends of Amundsen *FOAA - Friends of Amundsen Athletics *LSC - Local School Council

FOA Senior Shirt Contest Winner

Congratulations to Senior Magali Perez for winning the FOA’s Senior Shirt Contest! She describes her design as “I think it’s a good representation of all the struggles we have gone through and how we have developed as a new generation.” Thank you to all students who submitted a design. The shirt can be purchased through the FOA Vikings Shop at

Chicago Public Schools Announces Updates to LSC Election Procedures

Please click on the link above to read the latest information from the Chicago Public Schools regarding Local School Council elections to be held this November. This document provides that for the first time ever, parents, guardians, and staff will be able to vote by mail for LSCs. Community members will still vote in person at schools on November 18th (Elementary) or November 19th (High Schools). Please read the CPS press release for details.

Friends of Amundsen Athletics Needs Your Support!

Friends of Amundsen Athletics (FOAA) operates as a partner under Friends of Amundsen as a charitable 501(c)(3) and dedicated to promoting school and community support for the Amundsen High School athletics program. FOAA is funded through initiatives made possible through our Amundsen Allies and support of volunteers and community members. Proceeds go towards student-athlete programs and supplies, and events that promote family and community awareness of Amundsen High School Athletics. If you are interested in volunteering for athletic events moving forward, please complete the volunteer form on our website: (follow the link above!)

Local School Council Election Webinar--Updated 10.8.20

On Thursday, October 8 at 1 p.m., the Amundsen High School Local School Council Election Coordinator and Principal will host a webinar where we will be drawing names to determine order and placement on the Amundsen High School Local School Council ballot. If you are interested in observing this process, please click on the above link and enter the Access Passcode: !37W&nmm. Thank you! (The live link has now been replaced with the recorded video as the webinar has concluded effective 10.8.20)
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