Thursday, May 3, 2012

In the News! Friends of Amundsen, WPN meeting a great success

Community members and leaders gather for a great meeting at Amundsen High School

Last Tuesday, April 24th Friends of Amundsen held it's first "unofficial" meeting in conjunction with Winnemac Park Neighbors at the Amundsen High School library. About 30 active community members came out to hear talks  from Bill Higgins from the 47th Ward Service Office on the Lawrence Streetscape Project and get a primer on Amundsen High School learning communities from Principal Carlos Munoz and Asst. Principal Brian Rogers.

Read a follow-up story on Lawrence Avenue discussion HERE

Read the Center Square Journal follow-up story on Amundsen HERE for information and commentary

Community member Stephen Reynolds introduces the Friends of Amundsen effort

Asst. Principal Brian Rogers discusses learning communities at Amundsen
Neighbors were really encouraged by the Amundsen leadership.  Several "sold out" school tours have been booked for May since the April 24th meeting.  Please contact the Principal's office at Amundsen High School and tell them you're interested in a school tour...tell them Winnemac Park Neighbors sent you!

A big thank you to Stephen Reynolds for organizing the Friends of Amundsen and booking the school officials for the meeting.  Thanks to all the neighbors who came out and visited the school!