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Homecoming football game tickets are only available online. Game tickets are $5 for students and $8 for adults.

  • Fan bus tickets are available for purchase in the School Store starting Monday, October 16.
  • Bus tickets do not include a game ticket (you must buy a game ticket prior to purchasing a fan bus ticket).
  • Bus tickets are $10 for a round trip bus ride to Rockne Stadium.
  • The fan bus will depart on Adams St. at 2:45 PM on Friday, October 20.
  • Only students with both a fan bus ticket and game ticket may leave their 8th block class at 2:45 PM. All others, including students with game-only tickets, do not leave class early and may depart at 3:15 PM on Friday, October 20.

The Homecoming Dance will take place on Saturday, October 21 in the Whitney Young High School gymnasiums. Tickets are now on sale in the School Store during lunch periods (cash only).

  • Dance Ticket Cost: $10
  • Coat Check: $3 (coat check must be paid in advance when buying your ticket at the School Store)

The dress code for the Homecoming dance is semi-formal (which includes dresses, pantsuit, jumpsuit, heels, strappy sandals, dressy flats, loafers, oxfords, collared shirts with tie, sneakers okay).

Doors open at 7:00 PM and will close at 9:00 PM on Saturday. You must arrive by 9:00 PM. Guest forms are available in the School Store. A completed guest form is required to purchase a guest ticket. Guest permission forms will not be accepted at the door. The dance will end at 10:00 PM. Students must arrange to be picked up or depart the dance promptly at 10:00 PM.

SONG REQUESTS | Hey Dolphins! Do you want to hear some of your favorite songs playing at the dance? Fill out this form to recommend a few songs. Make sure to check out the Student Council monthly email for more information on the Homecoming festivities! See you at the dance. 🐬

PARENT VOLUNTEERS | We are in need of some parent volunteers for the entire duration of the dance. Parent volunteers will be helping out with coat check, monitoring the dance floor to prevent crowd surfing, and overall ensuring the dance runs smoothly. If interested, please email Ms. Wright at [email protected].

Attention seniors: As a result of the FAFSA Simplification Act, there is a significant overhaul of the processes and systems used to award federal student aid starting with the 2024–25 award year. For the 2024-2025 aid year ONLY, the FAFSA will open in December 2023. The exact date has yet to be determined by Federal Student Aid. The Alternative Application for Illinois Financial Aid, which provides state aid to Illinois residents who are not eligible for the FAFSA, will open on the same day. Students and parents with Social Security numbers can and should create (FSA IDs). Students and parents can collect the following information in preparation for FAFSA completion:

2022 Federal Tax Return

2022 W-2 Form

2022 TANF and/or WIC Benefit Summary

2022 Supplemental Security Security Income

2022 Unemployment Benefits

2022 Disability Benefits

ITIN Number (if applicable)

Save the date for Whitney Young's FAFSA 101 Presentations on Nov 15 (English) and Nov 16 (Spanish)

New School Counseling Interns: Ms. Mendoza and Ms. Carter are the new school counseling interns for this school year. Ms. Mendoza works alongside Ms. Jimenez and Ms. Carter works alongside Ms. Nicholson. They are both at DePaul University receiving their masters in counseling. As school counselors in training they provide support with academics, social-emotional, and college & career readiness. Both Ms. Mendoza and Ms. Carter helps students apply academic achievement strategies, help students manage emotions and apply interpersonal skills and support students with planning for post secondary options. Ms. Carter is at Whitney Young on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays and Ms. Mendoza is there on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at the counseling suite, 120A. Please feel free to stop by if you have any questions for them.

Testing Update: PSAT/NMSQT for Juniors

The Class of 2025 will sit for the PSAT/NMSQT on October 24, 2023. The test has moved to digital and all juniors should arrive to school with their school issued Chromebooks and approved calculators at 8:00 AM for testing. Students completed a digital readiness check on October 13th in Advisory/Homeroom and have access to a practice exam to help familiarize themselves with the digital format. Detailed test day instructions will be sent directly to student's CPS emails prior to test day.

Chicago Urban League COO Speaks at WY

Chicago Urban League COO Speaks at WY

Article Text: Ms. Calmetta Coleman, Chief Operating Officer of the Chicago Urban League spoke to our students about achieving equity for Black families through education, civic participation and entrepreneurship. Global Citizenship/Local Citizenship, Ethnic Studies, African American History & AP Comp students asked great questions and learned a lot!

IL State University & WY Orchestra Concert

The ISU Symphony Orchestra will be joining the WY Orchestras on our October 18 Concert. Join us for a performances by the WY Symphony and Chamber Orchestras, the ISU Symphony Orchestra, and a GRAND FINALE with the ISUSO and WY Chamber Orchestras combined in an unforgettable performance of Arturo Marquez's Danzón No. 2!! Tickets are FREE!! 7:15pm in the WY Auditorium.

AFS Study Abroad Scholarship Program

We are delighted to announce the start of the 2024-25 application season for AFS study abroad scholarship programs! We are pleased to inform you that full, merit-based scholarship programs such as the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX), the Youth Exchange and Study Abroad Program (YES Abroad), and the National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) are now open for applications, graciously accepting submissions until the early months of November and December. Your journey to NH24 awaits! If you are interested, please contact Ms. Turner at [email protected], or go to the AFS website!


 Join Deca!

Article Text: Ever thought about exploring the world of emerging leaders and entrepreneurs? Joining DECA is your first step toward realizing your career dreams. Our competitive event experiences and numerous leadership opportunities will empower you with skills that set YOU apart from the crowd. If you are interested in creating life-time memories while preparing for college and a career, you should experience DECA. Come to our first meeting on Monday, October 16 after school in room 110! Feel free to join our Google Classroom page for more information: 3dsizzg

CIEE Summer Study Abroad Scholarships

Do you want to increase your confidence, independence, and leadership skills? Improve your language proficiency? Explore a passion? You can accomplish all of the above with CIEE! Thanks to their organization and financial assistance, 124 WY students have received over $350,000 in scholarships and studied in 27 countries. You and your family can find out more with Cecil Thomas, CIEE Global Education Manager, and previous W.Y. participants as they present the programs and answer your questions. Sign up here to attend the meeting on Monday, Oct. 23 at 6pm in the school library. See you there!

High School Internships Club Event Interest

The High School Internships Club is planning a meeting with a guest speaker from Future Founders, a company focused on building a community of entrepreneurs. They have multiple programs and opportunities in the business/entrepreneurship field for high school students. Please fill out this Google Form if you are interested in attending. Click here to fill out the form.

Apply Soon for Grant Funding

Don't miss your chance to apply for a grant for your club, organization, department, or team! The deadline to submit a Friends of Whitney Young Fall Grant Application is this Friday, October 20. FoWY has received a high number of grant requests and won't be able to accept applications after the deadline, so don't delay! If you have any questions about the application process, please email [email protected].

The Whitney Young Weekly is created through submissions received by Thursday each week from faculty, staff, coaches, students and parents.

Monday, October 16

Homecoming Spirit Week Begins

Wednesday, October 18

LSC Meeting (5:30 PM, Library)

Friday, October 20

Homecoming Pep Rally

Homecoming Football Game (4:15 PM, Rockne Stadium)

Saturday, October 21

Homecoming Dance (7:00 PM, Gym A)

Tuesday, October 24

PSAT Exam for Juniors

Thursday, October 26

No School - Parent-Teacher Conferences

Friday, October 27

No School - School Improvement Day

Saturday, October 28

HBCU College Fair (10:00 AM, Blue House)

Whitney Young Event Calendar

Chicago Public Schools Calendar

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