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John H. Vanderpoel Elementary, a Fine and Performing Arts Magnet School, focuses on developing student academic and study skills.

The school's curriculum was developed on the principle that parents and the community must be involved to create an environment principal where learning is valued.

Elena Bell Principal

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Digital Backpack

This digital backpack is a part of our ongoing commitment to reduce the amount of paper we use. Please click on the links below to access the latest information from our school.

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News & Announcements

Former Principal Antoinette McClellan-Brown's Street Dedication Ceremony
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 10:00AM, 95th street between Vanderpoel and Prospect will be named after an educational icon; Antoinette McClellan Brown.
CPS High School Selection Process
Please review this detailed website and powerpoint for all of the pertinent information needed when making a decision about applying for high school.
CPS YouTube Video - Online High School Application Process
Video presentation of the high school application process, taking each component, step by step.
Order Your Vanderpoel Sweat Suit Today!
Thank you for placing your Vanderpoel Sweat Suit Order. We are expecting delivery by Friday, October 31st.
Upcoming LSC Meeting - Monday, November 3, 2014 at 6:00PM
Please see attached information
From Principal Bell's Desk
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