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DePriest Performs

The Middle School Dance Clubs (MSDC), The Joffrey Ballet’s longest-standing school program, is a weekly dance education program. Participating students and teachers learn about dance through a syllabus incorporating assessments based on Illinois Fine Arts and Social Emotional Learning Standards. MSDC students attend three Joffrey performances and work with Joffrey Teaching Artists to create original dances. The program culminates with two major events: the Spring Concert in March and the week-long Intensive.
CS4All is at Depriest! Grades 6 - 8
CS4All is an innovative Computer Science education program that provides equity, empowerment, and opportunities that maximize the innate potential of every student to transform and advance their community, nation, and world (
DePriest visits Chicago State University

The Dean of Students took a group of Middle School Students to Chicago State. During their visit, they were able to tour the campus, meet professors, and watch a college basketball game.
Reading is a Human Right! World Read Aloud Day!

World Read Aloud Day is an awareness day advocating for literacy as a right that belongs to all people, celebrated around the world annually on the first Wednesday in March.
The Diving Dolphins

Our Diverse Learners are participating for the first time in the Special Olympics Track & Field Events in May. They will be participating in the "Parade of Athletes" at Soldier Field. During the past few weeks, many of our students and staff have been working hard getting ready for the upcoming events. If you could see how thrilled each of our students are when he/she crosses the finish line and everyone's cheering. It's amazing!!
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