AGC Mission and Vision

AGC develops mindful leaders who take action both now and in the future to positively impact their communities and the world beyond.

Vision :
AGC will ignite a movement to create a better world.
We will transform our educational systems by being an incubator of innovation.
Using a foundation of academic knowledge and global-mindedness each student will create a life of possibility and contribute to a more peaceful and just society.

Announcements and Reminders

AGC’s Plan to Make Up Snow Days/School Closings for 2014-2015


As of 2/27/15, we have had four snow days where school was closed.  In order to make up those days, we are making the following changes to our calendar:


March 12th – now a regular school day

May 8th – now a regular school day

June 24th  – now a regular school day

June 25th – now a regular school day

June 26th – now a regular school day




El Plan de AGC para compensar Cierres / Dias de Nieve para 2014-2015


Desde la fecha 02/27/15, hemos tenido cuatro días de nieve o frio extremo, donde la escuela fue cerrada. Con el fin de compensar estos días, estamos haciendo los siguientes cambios en nuestro calendario:


12 de marzo - ahora un día regular de clases

08 de mayo - ahora un día regular de clases

24 de junio - ahora un día regular de clases

25 de junio - ahora un día regular de clases

26 de junio - ahora un día regular de clases

Posted 4/23/15 by M. Mares

Chicago Public Schools My Voice, My School Surveys 

Starting Tuesday, April 1, 2015, parents and guardians of CPS students are invited to complete a survey about their child's school. The survey takes about 10-15 minutes to complete and is available in several languages. It is completely anonymous.

"Our parents are the most critical partners we have to support student success," said Chicago Public Schools' Chief of Accountability John Barker. "The annual My Voice My School Parent survey is an incredible opportunity for our parents' important perspective to be heard. We thank all of our parents for taking a few moments to participate in the My Voice My School Parent survey."

The survey will be available until April 30th. Parents can pick up a paper copy of the survey at their school, or use the links below to access the survey online.

Parents can take the survey in many languages






Please go to this link to access the surveys: My Voice My School




La Encuesta “Mi voz, Mi estudios” se administra a partir del martes, 1 de abril de 2015, Invitamos a padres de los alumnos para completar una encuesta sobre las escuela de sus hijos. La encuesta toma aproximadamente 10-15 minutos para completar y está disponible en varios idiomas. Es completamente anónima. La encuesta Escolar de Padres es una oportunidad increíble para saber la perspectiva de nuestros padres y es importante a ser escuchado. Agradecemos si todos nuestros padres podran participar en la Encuesta, Mi voz Mi Escuela”. La encuesta estará disponible hasta 30 abril. Los padres pueden recoger una copia en papel de la encuesta en la escuela, o utilice los enlaces que aparecen a continuación para acceder a la encuesta en línea. Los padres pueden participar en la encuesta en muchos idiomas Chino Inglés Español, Polaco

Para la Encuesta utilice este enlace: My Voice My School

Posted by: M.Mares 3/26/15


Chefs’ Playground Gala Student Art Contest

Concurso de Dibujo Estudiantil

We are looking for students to draw portraits of celebrity chefs for our big event on June 4. We invite students of all ages to submit their portraits of our Chefs. /  Animamos a todos los estudiantes de AGC a participar en el Concurso de Dibujo para el evento: Chef's Playground.      

Contest rules / Las reglas del concurso:

Subject: Chef head and shoulders / Asunto: Chef cabeza y hombros

Material: colored pencil / Material: lápiz de color

Paper: 8 ½ x 11 white paper / Papel: 8 1/2 x 11 de papel blanco por favor! 

Background: White background please! / Fondo blanco 

Deadline: May 1 to the office / Enviar por 1 de Mayo a la oficina

Prize: a gift package of art supplies / Premio: materiales de arte

To view and download full sized chef images, CLICK HERE. 

Dear Families,
CPS announced this week that all schools must give the PARCC test.  The district was seeking permission from the State Board of Education to wait until next year to test all students.  Those efforts were not successful.  Some things you need to know:

1. PARCC is a new Common-Core aligned standardized test
2. This year, there are two tests: 1-Problem Based Assessment (March) and 2-End of Year Assessment (May)
3. 3rd-5th grades test using a paper version.  6th-7th grades test on the computer.
4. We do not know exactly how the results will be used for promotion, high school admissions, or school ratings.
5. The State Board of Ed does not have specific laws stating students may opt-out of standardized exams.  However, if you would like your student to not take the test, please see Maria in the office to fill out a permission form.  AGC will honor these requests.
6. Testing starts next week.

If you would like more information about PARCC; please see the following resources:

Raise Your Hand

More than a Score:


Also, please see me in the office if you have any questions.  I am very happy to help.

Anne Gillespie

Espanol aqui!

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Upcoming Events

Friday, April 24
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Annual AGC Agua Dance
6254 S Archer Rd, Summit, IL
$5 per person
$15 per family (up to 4)
Tickets on sale at the door
Tuesday, April 28
Family Group Connections with Ms. Gleason
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Ms. Gleason invites Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade families to discuss Healthy Sexuality.
AGC 47th street Multipurpose Room
*includes a family meal at 5pm.
*free childcare
Wednesday, April 29
Community Clean-up

Accompany our AGC students as they venture out into the community as they clean and improve public spaces throughout our neighborhood.

6th Grade Field Trip
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Museum of Science & Industry
Thursday, April 30
LeClaire Park planting

Join AGC students as they collaborate with LeClaire Park and plant seeds in the spirit of community.

Tuesday, May 5
Teacher Appreciation Day
Monday, May 11
Unit 6 begins
Wednesday, May 20
4th Grade Camping Trip
Camp Manitowa
AGC Community Council meeting- 47 St.
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Elections -come and vote!
Sign up to volunteer for Parent University (Fall 2015) planning committee.