Mrs. P. Gyftakos' Middle School Writing Class

Thomas J. Waters Elmentary Fine and Performing Magnet Arts School

WE ARE a multilingual, diverse school of community of parents, students, teachers, staff, community, and external partners as a family of learners.

WE HAVE a hands-on curriculum-based literacy, math, science and social studies program that comes alive through fine and performing arts, environmental studies, and technology.

WE CELEBRATE and NURTURE cultural diversity, family history, life experience, language, in a culture of social awareness, change, and action.

WE INSPIRE and PROMOTE a positive school community culture, school leadership, shared decision making, collaboration, and external and parent partnerships.

WE NETWORK and CONSULT with universities, elected officials, educators, non-profit organizations, civic groups, professional communities and philanthropic entities.

WE PRESENT and PARTICIPATE in city, state, and national professional educational conferences

Thomas J. Waters Elementary Fine and Performing Magnet Arts School

4540 N. Campbell

Chicago, Illinois 60625

Telephone:  773 534-5090    Fax:  773 534-5087

     Principal:   Ms. T. Kipp   Assistant Prncipal: Ms. Nilsa Alvarez

Counselor:  Mrs. Hadley Bricker

Case Manager:  Mrs. D. Garrison

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