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Today's Announcements ( 01/28/2020 )

Today's Announcements

School Wide

  • CFE Teacher of the Year Award Nominations

    CFE Teacher of the Year Award Nominations Due February 17, 2020: Do you know an exceptional Chicago public school educator? Someone who consistently goes “above and beyond” the call, maintaining an active passion and zeal for teaching and inspiring students, despite the associated challenges? If so, please take a few moments to nominate this individual for CFE’s 2020 Teacher of the Year Award! Please review the specifications document here: and submit nominations using this form:

  • Gang Tattoo Removal Sessions

    Gang Tattoo Removal Sessions: New Life Community Church, located in Brighton Park (4155 S. Rockwell Street), is hosting Gang Tattoo Removal sessions on January 6th, February 3rd, and March 2nd from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm on a first come, first served basis. Each session is $20 and minors must be accompanied by an adult guardian. For additional questions, please reach out to Rosa Galvan of the Brighton Park Neighborhood Council via

  • Governor's Volunteer Service Awards

    Governor's Volunteer Service Awards: recognize individual volunteers through a statewide award program to highlight the importance of volunteerism and community service in the State of Illinois. Each of the project categories will have a winner selected in each of the Commission’s five service regions across the state (Northeast, Northwest, East Central, West Central and Southern Illinois). Thus, there are a total of 30 awards possible throughout the state! The following awards categories are offered:
    *Adult (19-54 years old)
    *AmeriCorps Member (member of an Illinois AmeriCorps national service program)
    *Business (a for-profit company)
    *Senior (55 years old plus)
    *Senior Corps Members (55 years old plus that are members of the national service programs Foster Grandparent Program (FGP), Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), Senior Companion Program (SCP))
    *Youth (18 years old or younger)
    To nominate someone for this award, open this link:

  • Lunches reminder

    We want to remind families that students are permitted and encouraged to bring their own lunches to school if that is their preference. Lunches may not contain soda, caffeinated energy drinks, or chips. Students may retrieve their lunch from their locker on the way to the gymnasium. More information can be found in the student handbook.

  • Parent & Student Code of Conduct Workshops

    Join us for our Noble Parent and Student Code of Conduct Workshops! Share your feedback with our Managing Director of Schools, Brenda Cora, in order to affect the 2020-2021 version of the SCC.
    Parent Session #1
    Wednesday, February 26th
    5:30pm - 7:30pm
    Chicago Bulls College Prep (including Spanish translation)
    RSVP to Jasmin Rosales,, 312-825-4791, or

    Parent Session #2
    Thursday, March 5th
    5:30pm - 7:30pm
    Hansberry College Prep
    RSVP to Chanelle Bell,, 312-771-8134, or

    Can’t make a session in person? Any Noble parent can email input about our SY20-21 Student Code of Conduct to

  • PowerSchool Access

    PowerSchool Access: PowerSchool access will be disabled for parents and students from 1/17-2/3 for RCPU.

  • Princeton Prize in Race Relations

    Princeton Prize in Race Relations: General background information about the Princeton Prize is available here: Only requirement is that you must be a high school student. If you have questions, please reach out to Marquis Parker, A few notable points include:
    The local Princeton Prize winner will receive a $1,000 cash award from Princeton.
    In addition to the Princeton Prize winner, notable applicants are eligible to receive Certificates of Recognition from Princeton University.
    Applications are due on January 31, 2020.
    Decisions are usually made in the March/April timeframe, winners notified in early April.
    The local award reception will take place in Chicago sometime around late April or early May.

  • Report Bullying

    Students, school staff, and parents/guardians who witness student bullying or who have information about actual or threatened bullying should immediately report it:


    Seniors, you will have your senior cap and gown pictures taken (at no cost to you) on Monday, February 3rd. You will be pulled from PE or Mandarin.
    ** If you would like to have dressed-up pictures (out of uniform) in addition to your cap and gown pictures, you must pay a $10 sitting fee in cash. This can be paid to the main office; the fee is due by January 31st.**
    Email Mrs. Villena at with any questions.

  • Student & Alumni Code of Conduct Input Session

    Currently enrolled Noble students and alumni interested in sharing their perspective on Noble’s Student Code of Conduct are welcome to attend an all-network student + alumni feedback session. Students and alumni must RSVP in order to gain entry to the session. This session will be hosted by Ms. Brenda Cora, Managing Director of Schools.

    Student + Alumni Input Session #1
    Tuesday, February 4th
    5:30pm – 7:30pm
    Gary Comer College Prep (Alumni Hall)
    7131 S. South Chicago Ave
    RSVP here:

    Student + Alumni Input Session #2
    Wednesday, February 12th
    5:30pm – 7:30pm
    UIC College Prep (room 210)
    1231 S. Damen Ave.
    RSVP here:

    Can’t make a session in person? Any Noble student or alumni can email input about our SY20-21 Student Code of Conduct to

  • Summer Arabic Language Program

    Summer Arabic Language Program for High School Students at UIUC Summer 2020 Due April 19th, 2020: The Arabic language is one of the emerging must-have languages in an increasingly global world. This summer, high school students can earn 2 University of Illinois credits in just 2 weeks by taking part in UIUIC's intensive Modern Arabic Language Program, which will be held from June 14 to June 27, 2020 at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign campus. This program is a great way for high school students to prepare for college. Program Highlights:
    This is a language program designed and run by experienced teachers, tutors, and staff with a native command of Arabic
    No prior knowledge of Arabic is assumed
    Small class size and supportive environment
    The program provides solid preparation for college
    Registration is open until April 19, 2020. There is an application fee of $25, and accepted students will need to pay a deposit of $250. For more information, please review the attached program materials, visit our website at, or send an inquiry to

STEM Enrichment

  • Women in Engineering Summer Program

    The Women in Engineering Summer Program (WIESP), sponsored by Knowles Corporation, is a free, 4-week, non-residential program that offers high school students an unparalleled opportunity to learn more about engineering through hands-on projects and field trips. Participants will also have an opportunity to work with world-renowned professors, meet COE students, make new friends, and earn a stipend upon successful completion of the program!
    More information & to apply: