Thursday, December 27, 2012

Santa wants you to Recycle Your Christmas Tree!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Amundsen High School is "Acting" Against Hunger

Skate with Santa at McFetridge Sports Center

Get moving this winter!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

More Amundsen in the news! Cheerleading and Holiday Cheer

Amundsen High School and the community have worked double time to promote successes and address needs.  There is no doubt this is a go to choice for our kids.  Here's some of the latest cool stories featured in local news journal

'It's a Wonderful Life' Cements Bond Between Amundsen, American Theater Co.  by Patti Wetli


School Spirit is Back at Amundsen by Patti Wetli

Thursday, December 13, 2012

This Wednesday! Winter Carnival at Amundsen High School

Friends of Amundsen sent along this flyer for:

Amundsen High School's Winter Carnival 
Wednesday, December 19th from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm.  

Check it out!

VIDEO! Prairie burn at Winnemac Park

Click to Watch the Video HERE!

Neighbor Amy Williamson describes  the prairie burn at Winnemac park last week:

Photo, Eric Rojas
This morning, 12/6, landscape crews in Winnemac Park cut and rake prairie plants away from wooden fences in preparation for an upcoming controlled prairie burn. It is important for prairies to be burned periodically to kill off invasive plants, release nutrients into the soil and to germinate certain types of seeds. Established prairie plants have long roots and are not harmed by the fires.
Photo, Eric Rojas

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Jorndt Stadium to close at 3 PM until Spring 2013

Just saw this sign posted at Jorndt Field.  It will be now be open M-F 8 am - 3 pm. 

Photo, Scott Bloom
If you have questions about why cuts were made and would like to see the hours restored, please call the Chicago Board of Education at (773) 553-1600.  This neighbor (Eric Rojas) has personally been scooted off the track at 3PM this week! The cuts may make good sense, but it's a blow to evening runners. 

Info about Jorndt Field (from Wikipedia)

The sports stadium was renovated in 2004 and renamed Jorndt Field after Louis C. Jorndt. Lou Jorndt taught and coached at Amundsen from 1930 until 1953. His son Dan Jorndt, and his wife Pat Jorndt donated $1 million for the renovation. Football scenes for the movie The Express (2008), about the life of Ernie Davis, the first African-American to win the Heisman Trophy, were filmed in Jorndt Field in April and May 2007.

Photo, Scott Bloom
Get your work-out in early! Photo, Eric Rojas

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