Message from our Principal, Michael Grenda

Lunch with the Principal

34 Cadets at AJKA had lunch with Principal Grenda. This was one of the incentives for growing 20 points or more on their reading or math MAP scores from fall to winter. Congrats Cadets! Keep up the great work.

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Brigadier General Michael Fahey Visits AJKA!

Brigadier General Michael F. Fahey USMC visited A.J. Katzenmaier Academy last week! During his visit, the General was able to see how cadets start their day with Morning Meeting. He then met with the mentees at The Academy who are a part of a very special Marine Mentoring Program and spent the remainder of his…

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One Year Anniversary at The Academy

One Year Anniversary at The Academy This morning AJKA celebrated the one year anniversary of their name change. Cadet’s and staff all stepped outside into the bitter cold to hold part of their morning meeting and have a ribbon cutting ceremony. Similar to an annual Marine tradition, the smallest cadet at AJK, Sentinel Jair Zavala…

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Marine Mentors and Students
Cadets at The Academy Hold Awards Ceremony for Marine Mentors

Shadowboxs Created by the Cadets On Monday December 19th Marine Mentors were invited to an awards ceremony at A.J. Kazenmaier to celebrate the roles they voluntarily take on as mentors here at The Academy. For the past three months, Marines from the USMC 3rd CAG and MACG 48 of Great Lakes have taken on this…

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Empathy
Empathy at The Academy

Cadets and staff at The Academy have spent the month of December learning about and working on empathy as part of our A Mindset for Learning book study. The book, written by Kristine Mraz and Christine Hertz explores how we can teach the habits of mind needed for academic success. Drawing on the works of Carol Dweck,…

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Parent Luncheon
It Starts With Us – Parent Luncheon

The Academy hosted its second monthly, “It Starts With Us” luncheon on Tuesday December 6th. The turnout was amazing! The purpose of the monthly luncheon is twofold; provide opportunities throughout the academic day for parents to be a part of their cadet’s day and for administration and staff to share some resources that parents can…

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AJK School Description
AJ Katzenmaier is a 3-5 grade level center rooted in the core values of High Attendance, Rigorous Academics and Outstanding Citizenship. Our community school has established a welcoming and dynamic environment for all stakeholders.
AJK Mission Statement
AJ Katzenmaier: Meeting cadets where they are and advancing them forward.
AJK Purpose Statement
To establish a vehicle for change through a shared vision that upon leaving, our cadets will take with them an intrinsic belief in self and the value of knowledge.
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