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With Mission in Mind—February 8, 2021

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Reflection from Kendall Mallette, Director of Mission Integration 100 Ideas That Changed the World I was recently looking at a 2011 special issue of Time Magazine entitled 100 Ideas That Changed the World: History’s Greatest Breakthroughs, Inventions and Theories. I vividly recall picking it up off the grocery store rack near the cashier ten years ago and thinking that…

Equity and Justice Bulletin—Vol.14

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What We Are Celebrating: Together We Heal launches a journey aimed at building racial healing across Chicago. We want every Chicagoan to do their part to foster racial healing, learning, and restoration in every neighborhood across our City. We seek to promote civic unity by encouraging Chicagoans to connect across lines of difference and support a collective conversation about our…

With Mission in Mind—February 1, 2021

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Know the Past, Shape the Future “Black History Month shouldn’t be treated as though it is somehow separate from our collective American history, or somehow just boiled down to a compilation of greatest hits from the March on Washington, or from some of our sports heroes,” President Barack Obama said in a 2016 speech.”It’s about the lived…

Equity and Justice Bulletin—Vol.13

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What We Are Celebrating: There were several firsts and memorable moments during last week’s inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, but no one can deny that Amanda Gorman, America’s youngest inaugural poet in U.S. history, stole America’s heart. FXW will be walking the talk as faculty incorporate this lesson suggested by the…

With Mission in Mind⁠—January 25, 2021

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Reflection from Erin Horne, Director of Education A question I’ve been asked many times over my tenure at FXW is, “What makes FXW a special community?” While my role as an educator has changed over the 20 plus years from Grade 3 teacher to Assistant Principal to parent to Principal to Director of Education, my answer remains constant. What…

Equity and Justice Bulletin—Vol.12

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Save the Date: Equity & Justice Forum Community Read: The Other Wes MooreIn honor of Black History Month, DePaul College Prep has chosen to read The Other Wes Moore for their community book club. FXW’s Equity & Justice Forum has accepted DCP’s invitation to have FXW families, particularly in but limited to…

With Mission in Mind⁠—January 11, 2021

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Follow the LeaderIf you are in need of motivation for transforming the world, look no further than the virtual hallways of FXW. Following last week’s violent breach at the U.S. Capitol, our Administrative and Counseling Teams immediately began preparing a framework for faculty to discuss the horrific events should students have questions or concerns. As I paraphrase The…

With Mission in Mind⁠—January 4, 2021

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Ringing in 2021 ReflectivelyAs we joyously ring in 2021, whether virtual or in-person, FXW remains committed to providing our students with the best educational experience bar none. Embedded within this commitment is our responsibility to take a stand and make a difference on important societal issues, which includes championing social justice and racial equality. Coming together as a community…

With Mission in Mind⁠—December 14, 2020

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Let There Be Light The holidays are here. Equally as important as our respective faith traditions of Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Las Posadas, the winter solstice, and Diwali not too long ago, the corporate Season of Light is a time that illuminates the dark days of daylight savings time and, in 2020, the pandemic for all of us. At FXW, where…

With Mission in Mind⁠— December 7, 2020

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Are We Developing Moral Rebels? At 3:45 a.m. on March 8, 2020, my husband and I were rudely awakened by the sound of my cell phone ringing by my bedside. On the other end of that call was our eldest son (FXW ‘12). He was atypically hysterical as he called from the ambulance that was pulling away from…