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LSC Elections - James B McPherson Elementary School

4728 N Wolcott Ave, 60640 Principal: Carmen Alicia Mendoza Grades: PreK-8
School Web Site School Type: Neighborhood Elementary
(773) 534-2625 596 Students

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Katie Osgood

Running for Community Representative | Currently on LSC: No
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Hello, my name is Katie Osgood. I grew up outside Chicago and have lived in the city for the past 6 years. I am a special education teacher who currently works in a psychiatric hospital in Uptown, just down the street. I also have experience teaching in a Chicago public elementary school as well as many years teaching English overseas. As a fierce supporter of public education, I am very interested in becoming a member of McPherson's Local School Council. I live in the shadow of McPherson and I love what I see happening in this school. I want to be a part in making this school even better.
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Michael E. Carlson, Jr.

Running for Parent Representative | Currently on LSC: Yes
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-Law Enforcement, Security and Investigations for 45 years. -Worked for The City of Chicago, Cook County and the State of Illinois. -BA, from UICC, attended law and graduate school. Attended the Chicago Police Academy, and the Illinois Police Training and Fire Service Institutes. -Multi-tour U.S. Army Viet Nam Veteran. -Volunteered with Head Start at Cabrini-Green and Big Brothers/Big Sisters, received the Big Brother of the Year award among other recognitions. -Volunteers with alcohol/drug abuse programs, autism and other special need and school support programs. -Active LSC member for over 8 years. -Proud father of a McPherson Autism student and of Katelyn Carlson who passed away suddenly at Edison School in 2010.
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Jacob Hebert

Running for Community Representative | Currently on LSC: No
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I am originally from Salina, KS. I moved to Chicago in 2005 after graduating from Knox College in Galesburg, IL. After a year in Humboldt Park and 3 in Rogers Park, I moved to Ravenswood with my wife 2 years ago, and we love the neighborhood we now call home.
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McPherson School News

Toddler Time with Friends of McPherson

Ricardo Villarreal | Friday, Oct 5 | No comments
Toddler Time with Friends of McPherson With the winter months arriving, keeping the little ones active can prove as issue. Toddler Time, sponsored by Friends of McPherson aims to provide a solution. October 16th will mark the beginning of drop-in playgroup for children 0-4 years of age, that will take place on Tuesday and Thursday mornings 10:00am to 12:00pm at McPherson Read the Rest... Read More »

Mutual Gains from Non-Profit Donation

Ricardo Villarreal | Monday, Oct 1 | No comments
Mutual Gains from Non-Profit Donation Students at McPherson Elementary received the gift of a good book on Friday; several hundred in fact. The donation was made on behalf of the non-profit group, We Save Lives (WSL), and included a total of 656 new books, at a cost of $6,500.  Employees of Projé Inc., a corporate sponsor of We Save Lives, found that even Read the Rest... Read More »

CPS Releases LSC Results; Waters Elem Candidate Gets Most Votes

Mike Fourcher | Wednesday, Apr 25 | 5 comments
CPS Releases LSC Results; Waters Elem Candidate Gets Most Votes Responding to a Freedom of Information Act request from Center Square Journal, the Chicago Public Schools released complete Local School Council election results this afternoon, a full week after the elections were conducted. 6,613 candidates ran for community, teacher, parent and non-teacher staff representative positions. While over 400 candidates received no votes at all, Waters Read the Rest... Read More »

Some Elem Schools Provide LSC Results – But Not All – UPDATE

Mike Fourcher | Thursday, Apr 19 | 3 comments
Some Elem Schools Provide LSC Results – But Not All – UPDATE A day after Local School Council elections, not every area elementary school was willing or able to provide election results over the phone. Depending on the school, staff had different procedures for providing results to the public, ranging from simply reading them over the phone to leaving a message for the principal. Read More »

Election Day for Elementary Schools: Races to Watch

Patty Wetli | Wednesday, Apr 18 | 5 comments
Election Day for Elementary Schools: Races to Watch What, schools are holding elections today? Why didn’t anyone tell us? But seriously folks, Local School Council election day is upon us, at least at the elementary level, and then we get to do it all over again tomorrow at the high schools. We won’t know if voters give a hoot until the final ballots Read the Rest... Read More »

This Week: A Free Way To Improve Your Property Values

Mike Fourcher | Tuesday, Apr 17 | No comments
Homeowners in Lincoln Square, Northcenter, Ravenswood and Ravenswood Manor will have a tremendous opportunity to improve their property values. With a fifteen minute detour on Wednesday and another on Thursday, you can set things in motion that could ultimately raise your home value by tens of thousands of dollars! Read More »

Read Profiles For Dozens Of Local School Council Candidates

Mike Fourcher | Monday, Apr 16 | No comments
Read Profiles For Dozens Of Local School Council Candidates While some schools have internal ways of promoting candidates among parents, Bell Elementary is distributing candidate flyers though weekly send-home packets for instance, school community members generally have no way of learning about Local School Council candidates. So you can make an informed choice this week, dozens of candidates for Local School Council have posted profiles Read the Rest... Read More »

How Many Votes Does It Take to Win an LSC Election? A Lot Less Than You’d Think

Patty Wetli | Friday, Apr 13 | No comments
How Many Votes Does It Take to Win an LSC Election? A Lot Less Than You’d Think In 1989, during the first LSC elections, 300,000 votes were cast–that’s roughly what Rahmbo earned to become mayor. But like a lot of statistics, that oft-referenced number is slightly deceiving. Divide the amount of votes among multiple candidates at hundreds of schools and it’s clear that anyone with a handful of friends (real, not Facebook) Read the Rest... Read More »

CPS Releases List of LSC Candidates

Mike Fourcher | Thursday, Apr 5 | 5 comments
CPS Releases List of LSC Candidates While every elementary school in the Center Square Journal coverage area has enough candidates to conduct LSC elections, the two neighborhood high schools, Lake View and Amundsen, do not have enough parent candidates to fill out a full council, despite an abundance of non-parent community members running for LSC at the high schools. According to Read the Rest... Read More »

CPS Policies Hinder Promotion of LSC Candidates and Elections

Mike Fourcher | Thursday, Apr 5 | 9 comments
CPS Policies Hinder Promotion of LSC Candidates and Elections With Local School Council elections weeks away on April 18 and 19, Chicago Public Schools obstructed their own efforts to promote LSC elections by taking more than a week to make the names of Local School Council candidates available to the press or public, a new low for CPS, according to one of the original Read the Rest... Read More »

Neighborhood Schools Still Looking for LSC Candidates

Patty Wetli | Tuesday, Mar 20 | 3 comments
Neighborhood Schools Still Looking for LSC Candidates With just three days to go until CPS’ extended filing deadline on March 23, a number of schools in CSJ territory are still looking for candidates to run for Local School Council elections. We use the the term “run” loosely: Most of the positions are uncontested, so a single vote for yourself could carry the Read the Rest... Read More »

Grow 47 Has a Story to Tell

Patty Wetli | Friday, Feb 3 | 9 comments
Grow 47 Has a Story to Tell Once upon a time, Ald. Ameya Pawar (47th) formed a public school initiative–Grow 47, co-chaired by Dan Hynes and Paul Rosenfeld. In 2011, they came across a golden goose: $10 million in state funding for an annex at Bell Elementary and $10-13 million in TIF dollars allocated for a Coonley Elementary annex. Now, with those Read the Rest... Read More »

Growing Pains at Waters Cause Elementary to Shutter Tuition-Based Pre-K in 2012-13 School Year

Patty Wetli | Tuesday, Jan 10 | One comment
Growing Pains at Waters Cause Elementary to Shutter Tuition-Based Pre-K in 2012-13 School Year Call Waters Elementary, 4540 N. Campbell Ave., a victim of its own success. “Our trend is we are growing,” said Principal Titia Crespo. As a result, with increasing numbers of neighborhood children enrolling at the well-regarded school, Crespo recently announced that Waters would have to eliminate its tuition-based preschool program in the 2012-13 school year. Read the Rest... Read More »

Ravenswood Terrace Residential Project Dead?

Mike Fourcher | Thursday, Dec 15 | 2 comments
Ravenswood Terrace Residential Project Dead? Real estate news site GlobeSt.com is reporting this morning that the Ravenswood Terrace project, a $50 million project first reported by Center Square Journal, is dead. The residential project would be sited immediately north of the Ravenswood Station commercial project on Lawrence Ave. and the Ravenswood Metra North station. The publication says that developer Magellan Read the Rest... Read More »

McPherson Holds Open House for New Tuition-Based Preschool Program

Patty Wetli | Friday, Nov 25 | No comments
McPherson Holds Open House for New Tuition-Based Preschool Program In the 2012-13 school year, McPherson Elementary, 4728 N. Wolcott, will join the ranks of CPS schools offering full-day tuition-based preschool for three- and four-year-olds. Parents can preview the program and meet teacher Dawn McCarthy at an open house scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 30, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Like similar programs, McPherson’s is open only Read the Rest... Read More »

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