Tag: Illinois

Operation Graduation 2011 Essay: Miguelo Aburto (DeKalb, Ill.)

My Ombudsman Experience My experience at Ombudsman was great! I don’t even know where to begin. I thank the Ombudsman program so much, because it made me stay in school. It also helped me graduate.  I’m also thankful because I ...

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Lyons PLUS Students Recognized as Students of the Month (Lyons Township, Ill.)

Marcos Flores and Nick Szot were recently named Students of the Month by the Lyons Township High School art department. On April 13, staff, classmates and family joined Marcos and Nick at LTHS to celebrate their outstanding achievements in animation. ...

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Proviso Students Use Survey to Study Bullying (Proviso, Ill.)

Be Cool, Not Cruel:  Anti-Bullying Initiative As part of the ongoing anti- bullying campaign at Ombudsman Proviso, students took part in a survey aimed at seeing how bullying affects them personally. The survey results provided some interesting insights and comments: ...

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February Open Houses (Chicago, Ill. and Jackson, Tenn.)

February Ombudsman open houses: Wednesday, February 23: Chicago-area Community Open House Ombudsman Educational Services invites students, parents, administrators and members of the public to a community open house from 1:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 23, at its Mundelein ...

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Proviso Center News – January 2011 (Proviso, Ill.)

Student Spotlight:  Edwin Cervantes This month we are speaking with Proviso West senior Edwin Cervantes. OES: Edwin, can you think back to when you first came to Ombudsman? What do you remember? EC: I remember not knowing anything [about the ...

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Ombudsman celebrates the holidays by giving back

Students and staff at Ombudsman learning centers throughout the country are directing their holiday spirit toward serving others by contributing food, clothing and toys to their neighbors in need, raising money for children’s hospitals and sending handmade cards to U.S. ...

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Proviso Center News – December (Proviso, Ill.)

Student Spotlight:  Sheniece Maddox This month we are speaking with Proviso West freshman Sheniece Maddox. OES: It is always interesting to learn what students thought about the program before enrolling. What were you expecting? SM: I heard this was a ...

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Operation Graduation 2010 Essay: Grace Alderson, Gurnee, Ill.

The transition from junior high school to high school can be particularly disorienting for some people including me. I felt my junior high school had not prepared me academically for the insurmountable effort and time needed to attain excellent grades ...

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Operation Graduation 2010 Essay: Salina Bertolli, Downers Grove, Ill.

Ombudsman is a great alternate route for any child that feels they cannot meet their goals at their own high school. Going to Ombudsman saved my life and helped me achieve my goals. When I was at [my old] high ...

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Ombudsman Program Expands in Four States

This fall, new or expanded Ombudsman programs will open in school districts in Illinois, Georgia, Nebraska and Colorado. Quincy, Ill., Public School District #172 will become the 76th Illinois school district to partner with Ombudsman when a new center serving ...

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