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Harvest Celebration!

Multicultural Harvest Feast 11/23/19 @ 10 am-1 pm

Please join us for our annual Family Celebration of our Cultural Diversity. Each family is asked to bring a dish reflective of their cultural to share. Before our feast, we will participate in a fun holiday activity and other cultural games. If your family would like to participate please submit the form that your student brought home.
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Parent Portal Signups

James Ward is trying to get our parent portal up from 51% to 80%. Please help us by making sure you have your own parent portal account for your student.
It Takes a Village to Raise a Child

Job Positions Available

James Ward School has some job positions available. These positions are available for the fall. Please apply now for the fall.  * Morning/Afternoon Traffic Patrol * Recess Monitors * Boy Scout Troop Leader Contact Ms. Anderson at kdanderson@cps.edu
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All About Mr. Ward

James Ward, Esquire, was born in Antrim, Ireland on August 1, 1814. In 1834, he traveled to America and lived at Auburn, New York as a farmer. He married Mary E. Hickson in 1840 and remained with her until her departure from this world in 1855.
Mr. Ward was a member of the Chicago Board of Education from May 1857 to 1863. During this period there was much progress and growth in the school system. At that time, he was the chairman of the committee on School Buildings and Grounds. As the chairman, he was responsible for the planning and supervision of the construction of the free schools in Chicago.
 
 
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  • attendance 98.3% Attendance Rate
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