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Jean Baptiste Pointe DuSable Commemoration Essay Competition
YOU ARE INVITED TO PARTICIPATE!



Who:

Chicago Public School Students in 3th, 4th and 5th grades


What:

If DuSable lived today what do you think he would do to build a stronger and more peaceful Chicago? How would he help all people to learn to live together in harmony?
When:

Submit completed application and essay online or via e-mail no later than



Monday, February 23, 2015
Application Process:

Submit online application:


  1. CPS has a new online scholarship management system called Academic Works. Parents and students can log into the system to access the online application! Website: Https://cps.academicworks.com




  1. What’s needed to log into CPS Academic Works?

Username is the student’s CPS Login ID, the Password is the student’s CPS ID#


  1. Complete the General Application, then click “Opportunities,” “Apply,’ select DuSable Essay and complete it.

OR
Submit scanned completed hard-copy application via e-mail it upload to CPS Academic Works:


  1. Go to http://bit.ly/DuSableEssayApp (shortcut link to the application)

  2. Download a copy of the application

  3. Complete the application – type responses (obtaining all necessary signatures)

  4. Upload a scanned copy of the complete application to your CPS Academic Works Account

  5. Send a scanned copy of the complete application to: collegescholarships@cps.edu.


No late entries. Deadline is February 23, 2015.
Prizes awarded to 1st Place, 2nd Place, and 3rd Place Citywide winners.

All six Citywide winners will participate in the

Happy Birthday Chicago” Celebration at the



Chicago History Museum on Wednesday March 4, 2015.

Jean Baptiste Pointe DuSable Commemoration Essay Competition

January 20, 2015
Dear Principal, Counselors and Teachers:
Chicago Public Schools (CPS) is pleased to continue its participation in this the Thirteenth Annual Jean Baptiste Pointe DuSable Commemoration Essay Competition. Partners include the Friends of DuSable (FOD), the Chicago History Museum (CHM), the Bronzeville Children’s Museum, the Chicago Loop Alliance, and the Chicago Commission on Human Relations. CPS values its collaborations with cultural, business, and educational institutions throughout the Chicago area.
This year's theme is timely because it helps students focus on their community and the city of Chicago. Today’s society is one of disharmony between citizens, people of other races. DuSable was a community builder. He was able to have a peaceful relationship with everyone in his frontier. He worked with the Native Americans and others, like traders and travelers, who came through his territory. If DuSable lived today, what do you think he would do to build a stronger and more peaceful Chicago and have everyone work together in harmony?
“Friends of DuSable” is a non-profit organization, dedicated to honoring Jean Baptiste Pointe DuSable the modern-day founder of the city of Chicago. Together we are committed to perpetuating the memory of DuSable as the first immigrant and modern day founder of Chicago, through recognition of his contributions in the building of our city into the great center of culture, commerce, diversity and community that it is today.
The Contest is open to students in the third (3rd), fourth (4th), and fifth (5th) grades, and provides students with an opportunity to demonstrate excellence in the language arts and to enhance their learning in the social sciences. The Contest will promote the integration of the Illinois Learning Standards with the Reading Instruction Framework and Standards Based Instruction and the Partnership Office.
All citywide essays winners will be recognized during the City of Chicago’s “Happy Birthday Chicago” Celebration, to be held on Wednesday, March 4, 2015. The first, second, and third place citywide winners in each grade will receive awards, including a monetary prize.
Enclosed you will find the Contest Guidelines, prompts, and additional helpful information. Please encourage all of your third (3rd) and fifth (5th) grade students to participate in the Thirteenth Jean Baptiste Pointe DuSable Commemoration Essay Competition. Each school may submit a maximum of three (3) entries.

Submit all essays no later than Monday, February 23, 2015 to the Project Manager, Scholarships & WNI Office, ATTN: Marcia Boyd, Chicago Public Schools, Office of College and Career Success, 42 West Madison Street, 3rd Floor, Chicago, Illinois 60602. (See Contest Guidelines) If you have any questions or require additional information, please contact Marcia Boyd. E-mail: collegescholarships@cps.edu


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