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Awards, Accomplishments and Recognitions

We are proud of all of our students and staff at Ray Elementary School. We are honored to have received many awards and acknowledgements, in general and specifically, for the hard work and creativity put forth by our community members!

Student Achievements

  • Chess Club has received individual and team awards.
  • Chicago Spelling Bee Champs
  • Latin Olympics -- individual and team awards
  • Young Authors Competition winners
  • Area 15 Academic Olympic winners

Teachers & Staff

  • Ray School's own Chandra Garcia was honored by CPS and Office Max as one of CPS's outstanding teachers. Ms. Garcia personifies dedication to all students. Ray School, Chicago Public Schools, and public education are all better places because Ms. Garcia is working for our kids.

  • Disney Teacher Award Nominees
  • Nationally Certified Teachers: Ms. Webb, Ms. Cobb, Mrs. Travis, Ms. Hall,
    Ms. Garcia, and Ms. Prasad-Heintz
  • Rochelle Lee Scholarship winners: Ms. Webb and Ms. Hall
  • Chicago DRIVE award: Ms. Hall
  • Oppenheimer and Chicago Foundation for Education Grant winners.
  • Ms. Garcia and Mr. Cusick have been featured on Teaching Channel, a national non-profit organization that showcases videos on effective teaching practices and great Common Core lesson ideas - online and on television. Tch's mission is to highlight and celebrate exceptional teaching, and serve as a resource for teachers across America.
  • Ms. Garcia is featured in a video entitled "The Continental Puzzle."

Chandra Garcia Ray Elementary School

  •  Mr. Cusick is featured in a video entitled "Freedom Within Form."

John Cusick Ray Elementary School  

Special Notes