Community and Connection

As we practice physical-distancing and closed schools until at least April 30th, we are choosing to value connection, community, and love in whatever ways possible. We see this in the ways our teachers are connecting to students, even though there is no shared physical classroom. We see it in the joy, zest, and celebrations of learning that continue happening on YouTube channels and social media. And we certainly felt community during our first ever KIPP Chicago Zoom community circle.

On Friday, March 27th, we had our first KIPP Chicago Zoom community circle. We spent 45 minutes coming together in community through group meditation, some poetry, and a Q&A session with former U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. We look forward to coming together for more of these sessions in the future!

Mr. Mitchell from KIPP Ascend Primary makes sure to add some ‘just for fun’ videos. In this one, he makes blueberry muffins at home.



KIPP Ascend Primary’s 1st grade team gives shout outs to students who are meeting expectations learning at home!



Ms. Jones from KIPP Bloom Primary gets KIPPsters up and moving and laughing with their favorite song about…fanny packs!



Ms. Patel and Ms. Moorehead from KIPP Academy Chicago get creative with a TikTok video encouraging their students to get each other onto Google Classroom!


On Friday, March 27th, we had our first KIPP Chicago Zoom community circle. We spent 45 minutes coming together in community through group meditation, some poetry, and a Q&A session with former U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. We look forward to coming together for more of these sessions in the future!

Remote instruction for the 20-21 school year will begin on Monday, August 24!
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