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Orientation Day

Family Orientation Days

Family orientation days will be Aug, 19 to Aug. 23. We will host orientation days for all James Ward families- both new & returning. On these days, parents will have the opportunity to pay fees, purchase new uniform/gym shirts, fill out important school documents, request to be a Level 1 or Level 2 volunteer and get Parent Portal access information. It is important for parents to attend these orientations.

Project Vision

I hope you're all enjoying your summers! I just wanted to reach out to remind you that Project: VISION will be having open enrollment during the following dates and times for new students at our Youth Center (236 W. 22nd Place): Monday 8/19 - 9am to 4pm Tuesday 8/20 - 9am to 4pm Wednesday 8/21 - 9am to 4pm

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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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