Pumas Perform for the Public

Students from our rock band club raised the roof at Whole Foods last weekend with their tasty take on The Troggs’ classic “Wild Thing.” Our kids’ rousing rendition is simply titled, “Breakfast!”

Three Cheers for Our City Champs!


Let’s hear it for the CICS Irving Park 5th/6th Grade Cheerleading Team, recently crowned Chicago Public Schools Cheer City Champions! We love to see our kids reap the benefits of their extra effort, teamwork, and dedication. Great job, Lady Pumas!

Registration Information

On-site registration begins Monday, March 9. Please click here for details.

Puma Pridecast (February 2015)

Puma Nation: Click “play” to hear our latest Puma Pridecast!

PARCC Assessment

In March, CICS Irving Park will administer the PARCC Performance Based Assessment for students in grades 3-8 (English Language Arts and Math). We invite you to learn more about the assessment and how students will be able to demonstrate mastery toward Common Core State Standards. Please click the following link for more information: parcconline.org/frequently-asked-questions

The PARCC website offers several practice tests for students in grades 3-8. Please click the following links to access the practice tests: English Language Arts Practice Tests | Math Practice Tests


Valentine’s Dress-Down Day


Dress down for Valentine’s Day this Friday, February 13!

You may wear jeans along with red or pink clothes adorned with hearts, sparkles, or flowers. If you would rather not dress for the occasion, you may wear your regular Puma polo with jeans, or with your regular uniform pants.

Save the Dates: Distinctive Schools Music Festival


The music programs at CICS Irving Park, CICS Prairie, and CICS West Belden have united to bring you three special performances that celebrate the multicultural magic of music! Join us for the inaugural…

Distinctive Schools Music Festival

Monday February 23 at CICS West Belden (2245 N McVicker)
CICS Prairie & CICS West Belden perform at 11:00 a.m.

Thursday, February 26 at CICS Prairie (11530 S Prairie)
CICS Irving Park & CICS Prairie perform at 11:00 a.m.

Monday, March 2 at CICS Irving Park
CICS West Belden & CICS Irving Park perform at 10:30 a.m.

CICS Board Meeting: February 10

The next CICS Board of Directors Meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 10 from 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. at the CICS Network Office (11 E Adams, Suite 600, Chicago, IL 60663). CICS Board Meetings are open to the public.