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Without Reliable Glasses, School Switches Up Plans To Watch EclipseArgo High School teachers will be able to show students a live stream of the eclipse in their classrooms. Summit High School Evacuate... read more

Argo High School Opens New Performing Arts Center

SUMMIT, IL — Members of the Argo Community High School District 217 Board of Education, faculty and elected officials joined Richard and Sharon Portillo as the ribbon was cut on the Richard and Sharon ... read more

Suburban welding teacher helps spark creativity and confidence in students

Jason Smith teaches at Argo Community High School in south suburban Summit. “The more I teach the more I’m realizing that it’s really less about the welding and it’s more about getting these kids exci... read more

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Newly-named school leader wants to boost achievement

The couple has family in both the Philippines and stateside. Childs said his first principalship was at Argo Community High School in Summit, Illinois, with 1,600 students. It had 20 percent African-A... read more


School districts starting to move away from step increases

Cook County's Argo Community High School District 217 is at an impasse after proposing ... effectively eliminating sizable step increases that buoyed teacher pay. "Our board was adamant," Byrne said. ... read more

Illinois Ditches Common Core Tests for High Schoolers

The state tests have drawn opposition from families who questioned the amount of testing at school -- part of a national movement that has prompted some states to stop using the PARCC exams, which are ... read more

Emmett Till’s Family: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

She was the fourth black student ever to graduate from Argo Community High School, a predominantly white school in Chicago, and she was the first black student to make “A” Honor Roll in the school. Sh... read more

Dick Portillo gives $1 million to alma mater

An architect's rendering of a performing-arts center helped persuade Richard Portillo, founder of Portillo's Hot Dogs, and his wife, Sharon, to pledge $1 million to Argo Community High School in subur... read more

Bernie Sanders To Host Rally March 11 at Argo High School

Also on Patch: Bernie Sanders Impersonator Thanks Kasich for Staying Classy at Palatine Town Hall: VIDEO Sanders will appear at a rally at Argo Community High School. Doors open at 5 p.m. The rally is ... read more

Argo Community High School

Argo Community High School Awarded the U.S. News and World "Bronze Medal" as One of the Top High Schools in the Nation! Summit, IL - U.S. News and World Report has issued a "Bronze Medal" to Argo Comm... read more

High profile: Students from Argo Community High School in...

High profile: Students from Argo Community High School in Summit appeared on ABC's "Nightline" in mid-March. The show featured a frank discussion of AIDS by Rae Lewis-Thornton, a Chicago-area native w... read more



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