James Ward Elementary School
2701 South Shieds Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60616
Phone: 773-534-9050
Fax: 773-534-9044

Ms. Karen D. Anderson                       Mrs. Maria Norville
         Principal                                    Asst. Principal      

"A World Language Magnet Cluster School"

Our Reading Theme Song

Dream Believe Achieve

Mission Statement

Vision Statement



James Ward School in the News

Social Skills and Emotional Regulation Group
March and April 2014
Grades 3-5
Grades 6-8
Click here for flyer

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
Young Scholars Program
for students entering 8th grade in the fall

Click here for flyer

This is a great camp for students with Autism. The camp has an associated fee, but our students should contact David Amaral at the info on this flyer and say that they are with a CISC school and looking for full financial aid. 

We need your help in the fight against blood cancers! By participating in The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) School & Youth programs, our school is working with LLS to help blood cancer patients live their best life today. Please support us by visiting:

The Month in a Glance
April 5th - Easter Egg Hunt at James Ward School
April 5th - Autism Fair (Bogan HS, 8:00-12:30)
April 7th - Parent-Teacher conferences 12-3 and 3:34-6 pm
April 9th & 10th - Multicultural Assembly 8:30-9:45
April 9th & 10th - Multicultural Vendors 10:00-2:00
April 10th - Multicultural Food Tasting
April 11th - LSC Meeting 8:00 am
April 14th-18th - Spring Break
April 21st - Classes resume
April 21st - Last day to place orders through school clothing store
April 21st - PAC Meeting 5:30-6:30 pm
April 28th - DC Trip Parent Meeting 6:00 pm

Happy Chinese New YearYear of the Horse

Read! Read! Read!

Read a book or two and post it at
* Title
* Author

* Short Summary (What was it about? What did you like\not like?)
* Rate the book 1-5 stars


Please take your alunimum cans (pop, soup, etc..) to Chase Steel and tell them to put the money towards James Ward School's account. You can also email us at to let us know what you donated. Thank you bunches!!!
Chase Steel, Inc.
813 West Cermak Road
(Cermak & Halsted)

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2013-2014 Calendar

Welcoming (Opening) Letter
Please Read

James Ward School Clothing Store - Check It Out!

The Office of Access and Enrollment News

Activity Fee is
$50.00 per child
includes one gym shirt and one school polo shirt.
$6.00 sm to lg
$8.00 xl $ xxl
$9.00 xxxl
(Navy Blue & Royal Blue)

Join Ms. Anderson and Mrs. Norville and read a good book and post it on jwsgottakeep

Uniform Donation
*Please bring new or gently used uniforms to donate.

Comcast affordable home internet Service $9.95 a month
(if your child receives free or reduced lunch, you may qualify) 1-855-846-8376 or InternetEssentials. com