Helen Caroline Peirce, our school's namesake, was a pretty amazing person. She was an immigrant who came to Chicago at age 4. She lost her parents very early and was adopted by one of Chicago's earliest citizens. She came an active community member in her Lakeview neighborhood and founded the Lake View Woman’s Club which acted as a service organization to the community, had a forum for study and discussion, and gathered for social purposes. The Lake View Women's Club, with her as president, got involved in education issues early on and after she died, the club and her husband both worked to have the city of Chicago start a school in her name.
We are going to spend the month of November celebrating Helen C. Peirce culminating in a birthday event on her actual birthday of December 05. More details will follow.
I'm a dedicated geek, designer, and family man. I'm VP of the FOP and live in Rogers park with 2 great kids, 2 fantastic partners, and 3 tolerable cats.