Welcome to StudentsXpress

Our mission:

While showcasing art and writing from students in Chicago Public Schools, StudentsXpress promotes creativity and literacy, encourages alternative expressions, creates positive self esteem and opens discussions.

StudentsXpress is made up entirely of student work (preK-8th grade) and is published three times during the school year. 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, 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.

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For our Summer 2020 issue, students wrote letters to themselves or someone else that began with “This is going to be a good day and here’s why…” Look inside to view these letters that were either based in reality or fantasy. Some students also chose to write about their experience with the quarantine that kept them all learning from home in the spring.

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StudentsXpress Star: Jahkil

Jahkil is one very busy 10-year-old. When he isn’t hard at work distributing his Blessing Bags to those in need, he can be found doing one of several extra curricular activities. Jahkil is an avid basketball player, is a member of the Stick and Move breakdance team, and also tap dances with Madd Rhythms. The thespian-in-the-making has been featured in the short film Candles, has appeared in a Chuckie Cheese and K-mart commercial, was seen in an episode of Fox Television’s Empire, an episode of NBC’s Chicago PD and was a member of the Porgy and Bess opera at Chicago’s Lyric Opera House.”

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