The Panther Post

Winter Break Edition 2015

Congratulations to our Peirce Science Fair Winners!

Thank you to all the parents who volunteered their time last week as Science Fair judges for the annual Middle School Science Fair at Peirce. It was wonderful to see all the different projects into which our middle schoolers put so much effort!

This year's winners are:

6th Grade:

3rd Place- Luke Kaufman

2nd Place- Marlene Benitez

1st Place- Rachel Nguyen

7th Grade:

3rd Place: Alyssa Marshall

2nd: Natasha Gonzalez

1st Place: Ayiana Newcombe

8th Grade:

2nd Place: Aileen Perez

1st Place: Ruth Lopez

AND Moving on to the Network Science Fair which is February 5, 2016:

Rachel Nguyen

Natasha Gonzalez

Ayiana Newcombe

Ruth Lopez


MAP Assessment Information Session: Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at 8am and 6pm

Tuesday, Jan. 5th 2016 at 8am

1423 West Bryn Mawr Avenue

Chicago, IL

A flyer came home in your student's backpack concerning the MAP Assessments which are taking place now and in January. You can see a copy of the flyer in English and in Spanish by using the Backpack Mail link on the Peirce homepage. It is entitled MAP Parent Letter.

Ms. Zaimi will be holding an informational session for parents on Tuesday, January 5, 2016 to answer any questions that you might have. The session will be held 8:00 am and at 6:00 pm.

Coffee with the Principal, Ms. Zaimi

Thursday, Jan. 14th 2016 at 8am

1423 West Bryn Mawr Avenue

Chicago, IL

Please join Ms. Zaimi for coffee and bring your questions and feedback!

Sexual Health Curriculum Informational Session: 8:00am and 5:00pm

Tuesday, Jan. 26th 2016 at 8am

1423 West Bryn Mawr Avenue

Chicago, IL

In February 2013, the Chicago Board of Education approved the Comprehensive Sexual Health Education Policy (CSHE). This policy is mandated district-wide. In kindergarten through eighth grades, Peirce will be implementing the CSHE curriculum during third quarter this school year. Each lesson is developmentally appropriate, medically accurate, and emphasizes healthy decision-making. At the beginning of the third quarter, each parent/guardian will receive a notification letter regarding grade level specific content and a parental consent form.

There will be an informational session held on Tuesday, January 26th @ 8:00am & 5:00pm in the schools gym. (Both sessions will be the same information.)

Any further questions, please contact Mrs. Graney at