While showcasing art and writing from students in Chicago Public Schools, StudentsXpress aims to promote creativity and literacy, encourage alternative expressions, create positive self esteem and open discussions.
StudentsXpress is made up entirely of student work (preK-8th grade) and is published quarterly. In addition to posting our digital editions, this site allows students, teachers, parents and community members to stay connected and engaged between issues through student blogs, video blogs games, teacher resources and additional writing and art by CPS students. Please browse around learn what you can do to keep this wonderful project available to students in CPS.
“I love my cat. She can be nice and sometimes mean.
She can be purry and sometimes funny
but that ís not the only thing I love.
I love my life”
“What makes me different is that I am kind of confident about myself and who I am.”
Love is when someone takes care of you. Love is important because without it you will be all grumpy. God loves me and I love Him. I also love riding my bike.
Lead in Children of Color, award winning short film for best director and best documentary short film, Sól is currently working as lead in pilot for Children of Color, the series and her first album, two independent projects. She is recording with international producers and other students from her school. She writes all her songs, performs all vocals, and does production on her album as well. She has performed as an actor in “A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant, A Prayer” and as a singer with a live band in “She’s Powerful.”
“Hi Rachel, My kids at Wildwood brought home the issue of your StudentsXpress a couple of weeks ago and I really enjoyed it. What a wonderful opportunity you have...”
““I just took my first quick peek at the publication– wow! wow! and more wow! Great job!””
“Hello Rachel, Thank you so much for including us in this month’s issue. We got our copies yesterday. The teachers were excited, but the students were elated and proud...”
““We just wanted to let you know how thrilled our students were to see their published work. Thank you for all of your hard work! Looking forward to the...”
““Thank you for publishing this wonderful newspaper. My daughter’s piece was in there and she was so proud. I am a Chicago public school teacher and know that self...”
““Thank you so much, this is such a fun and wonderful way to get our children writing and drawing! Can’t wait to work on the next issue!””
“Hi Rachel, I just found a random note that I had written down comments students made as they received and read the last issue of Studentsxpress. Our students submitted...”
““The families and students are very motivated to actually see their work in print. It is a great selling point from our Literature and Writing Magnet Cluster perspective!””
““My students were artists and authors in StudentsXpress. It is such a wonderful project to be a part of. It also provides such a great incentive when students know...”
““My favorite aspect of the magazine is that it gives my students a chance to have their writing published. It is very important that students see that the adults...”
““My kids absolutely loved it! They were so excited to see that someone thought their writing had enough merit to publish it, and they got a kick out of...”
““When I saw the finished magazine with my work in it, I felt like I had accomplished something great. I have never seen my work published so I also...”
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