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Ames Military School Opposition to be a Focus of Neighborhood Congress

“It’s another way to keep politicians on their feet and tell them we have power and we can do a lot — especially when we have the support of the community,” said Jennifer Valasquez, 19, a youth organizer with the association and former Kelvyn Park High School student.

Military in Ames

Ames Press Club asks: What do kids at Ames think about the upcoming transformation of their school?

'You Haven’t Seen Disrespect Until You’ve Seen CPS Disrespect...' Lies, More Lies and No Grease at McAuliffe Elementary School Meeting

As a reporter, it had been hard listening to the presentations by the CPS representatives. They proclaimed that they were genuinely present to hear what the community had to say. Much of the audience did not buy it: why the disrespect, why no information, why haven’t people talked to us, why do people ignore our overwhelming rejection of transforming Ames? All they could say is “we have no answers.” The community had understood that this wasn’t genuine, it was a “dog and pony” show, designed to say that CPS had gotten community input, when the deal had already been done.

CPS: Marine Academy Not Moving to Ames, but Ames Will Have Military Focus

CPS says Ames Middle School won't close after all, but it will have a new high school and a military focus.

Maldonado Won't Back Down From Plan to Move Military School Into Ames

"I'm really surprised that Maldonado is doing this again because Ames is at the best place it's been in 10 years," said Koutny.

Neighbors Oppose Military Academy

A Logan Square Neighborhood Association survey found that a vast majority of residents did not want a military school and preferred to keep a neighborhood school.

Listening would help alderman’s case

One thing I know for sure: as unpleasant as it may be, Maldonado needs to suck it up and go have that talk with them — before this is a done deal.

Logan Square needs a military school? Says who?

Ames is a successful school by any measure and it has active parent engagement ... Who asked for this?

It seems it was the brain-child of the Alderman and nobody else.

Keep Ames a Community School - SIGN and SHARE the Petition

Hands off this thriving community school!  Please sign the online petition or write a letter.

Labor Beat: Ames School Community Says No Military!

Leticia Barrera and Tamera Gardner address a meeting of parents and community at Ames Middle School on November 1, 2012.

Video Testimony of Ames Parent Mentor Tamera Gardner at Community Forum on the Future of Ames.

Video Testomony of Ames Parent Mentor Tamera Gardner to packed Community Forum on the Future of Ames.

Alderman Maldonado wants Military Academy at Ames

Parents and Community ask "Where is the Community Process?"

Ames Middle School Parents to Alderman Maldonado: No Marine Academy Closed-Door Deal at Our Neighborhood School!

"View youtube video testimony of Parent Tamera Gardner at meeting on Thursday, 11/01/12 at Ames Middle School.  

"[Alderman Maldonado] has not talked to parents.  He has not talked to the Community.  He has not sat down to talk with the Logan Square School Facilities Council.  

Where is the community process?

[Alderman Manldonado] is not the dictator of our community school!"