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New Addition to the Firebirds

New Addition to the Firebirds

Kevin Vargas

November 26, 2019

The year began with a few new faces to the Firebird staff. One new Firebird is Ms. Karns a chemistry teacher. She is from a small town called Little York, Illinois, and has been teaching for seven years. She continues her teaching career here at PMA and hopes to gain experience from the school.    ...

Meet Mr. Vivians

Meet Mr. Vivians

Damien Ponce

November 25, 2019

With the start of the new school year Phoenix  hired a new military property coordinator, Melvin Vivans. He replaced Mrs.Melesio. .Vivians came to Phoenix with a lot of experience.   “My previous job; I was a material control and accounting specialist for the Army. I served over nine and...

Meeting Ms. Assil

Meeting Ms. Assil

Andres Vargas

November 25, 2019

One of the easy parts of teaching, is showing how much you love your job. However,  finding the right school is often difficult. For Mrs. Assil she was excited to find Phoenix and start working.  She loves the energy of the students and teachers and feeds off of it. .   “During my int...

And Still! Billy Stritzel Wins the Chicago Golden Gloves for the Fourth Time

And Still! Billy Stritzel Wins the Chicago Golden Gloves for the Fourth Time

Kevin Vargas

May 21, 2019

PMA’s very own Billy Stritzel, a security guard and football coach fought in the Chicago Golden Gloves finals on the 13th of April at the Cicero Stadium. Stritzel fought in the heavyweight masters division from the Gregory Boxing Club. Stritzel started boxing 20 years ago and hasn’t stopped since....

Welcome to Chicago Scholars class of 2024!

Yadira Medina

May 20, 2019

For many low income students, opportunities seem hard to grasp, or sometimes even impossible. There exist many programs that aim to help these students succeed far past college, but their lives after that too. Chicago Scholars promises to, “Uniquely select, train, and mentor academically ambiti...

Herron’s Golden Ticket to Morton College

Herron’s Golden Ticket to Morton College

Kenny Wilkerson

May 20, 2019

Successful people are not gifted, they just work and succeed on purpose. PMA Boys Varsity Basketball 4 year starter, senior Khalid Herron made the decision to sign and play basketball for Morton College on a full ride athletic scholarship. It is evident that Herron has worked very hard to receive thi...

Full Ride To Elmhurst

D'ajahnae Croft

May 17, 2019

Having an out of pocket cost of only five thousand dollars is a blessing to most seniors. Imagine not having to pay for anything. Meaning, a full ride scholarship is received. For senior Auri Martinez, this is his amazing reality. On March 27th, 2019, Martinez was awarded The Chicago Scholars Platinum P...

The Wentcher scholarship

D'ajahnae Croft

May 17, 2019

The Wentcher Scholarship is awarded to high school seniors based on their character, academic merit, and financial need. Fifty Chicago Public School students were selected to win the $40,000 scholarship. This year, senior Amari Craig was awarded the scholarship. Craig has worked tremendously hard to...

Henry Crown Scholarship Recipient

Henry Crown Scholarship Recipient

Keilyn Torres

May 15, 2019

As the years pass, Phoenix continues to see graduate many cadets with remarkable scholarships. Amongst those cadets this year was Nallely Sanchez who was awarded the Henry Crown scholarship by Junior Achievement consisting of $40 thousand dollars. Meanwhile senioritis was in the air, students like Sanchez were ...

New Gradebook, New Me

Alexander Valle

May 6, 2019

When CPS students returned to school from spring break they were confronted by a new login system. It was not the ordinary student portal that we have been accustomed to. There are mixed opinions about the new login system, especially here at Phoenix. The new grade-book has taken CPS by storm. ...

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