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December 8, 2018 WGN News - Chicago birthplace of Walt Disney will open to public after restoration

Disney teachers Jayme McCullough and Jason Fahrenbach Attend Ribbon cutting. Pictured with Chicago Bulls player Robin Lopez and Mickey Mouse.



December 2018: Afterschool Coding Club

September 2018 - Disney's After School Computer Science Club's partnership with CPS Vision program. (PDF)

Disney Magnet Students Build Glasses App!

Students at Walt Disney Magnet School, under the direction of Mr. Bradley Fisher and Mr. Luis Ferrel, partnered with Apple to develop an app that to combines technology and health services..

The app the Disney students created allows people to design their own eyeglass frames. With the CPS Vision Exam Program in mind, the students believe the app can help provide personalized frames that can be printed in the school's Makers Lab with 3D printing using materials like metal and carbon fiber.

The students are now working on the business aspect of the app. OSHW supports the partnership and is looking forward to using the app to provide students in CPS with a 2nd pair of eyeglasses!  

OSHW can't wait to see their progress this school year!

October 11, 2017 - We are very proud of Disney students' Yasmin and Maliyah who were selected to participate in this amazing program. What a fantastic, life changing opportunity for these young entrepreneurs!"


• May 16, 2017 - GoCPS launches to make applying to high school simpler 

May 9, 2017 - CBS News - CPS Students Share Stage With Professional Musicians...


Cellist Yo-Yo Ma, the CSO’s Judson and Joyce Green Creative Consultant, and musicians from the Civic Orchestra of Chicago joined Disney students and students from five Chicago Public Schools (CPS) for a culminating performance and celebration marking the end of the second year of a music education partnership between the Negaunee Music Institute at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) and the five schools involved in the program—Agassiz, Clinton, Disney, Edwards and Swift Elementary Schools.


The CPS students showcase work—music, visual art and spoken word—that they have created in response to an arts curriculum focused on the theme of courage, inspired by the literary figure of Don Quixote and connected to contemporary issues in students’ lives. The work by the students was created in collaboration with their teachers, CSO teaching artists and Fellows from the Civic Orchestra. In addition to performances of new student compositions, the event includes a performance of an excerpt from Richard Strauss’ “Don Quixote” by Fellows from the Civic Orchestra as well as remarks and participation by world-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma.



Dec 2016 - Walt Disney Magnet School Program featured in The White House - Office of the Press Secretary FACT SHEET: A Year of Action Supporting Computer Science for All





Sept 2016 Chicago will represent at the White House CS4All summit this Wednesday!


WASHINGTON, DC – On Wednesday, September 14, as part of Back to School Week, the White House will host a summit on Computer Science for All. The event will mark progress on expanding computer science (CS) education since the President’s call to action in his State of the Union eight months ago, and celebrate new commitments in support of the effort.

At this event, some of our own CS leaders from CPS (Brenda Wilkerson and Alan Mather from the Office of College and Career Success, and Brad Fisher from Disney Magnet) will be sharing their vision for what districts across the nation need to implement CS4All.










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Dec 16 - ABC 7 News - "Chicago Disney Magnet launches a new chapter of learning"