Message from our Principal, Michael Grenda

After-School Activities

Each Monday and Friday, cadets at the Academy stay after-school to participate in various intramural sports. Coach Eck and Coach Harris spend time teaching cadets the rules of the sports, as well as instilling the values of teamwork and good sportsmanship. Mondays, the AJK Choir meets with Mrs. Ferguson and Ms. Thomas. The choir is…

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Girls on the Run

The Academy will be kicking off another after-school activity, on March 12th: Girls on the Run. For 10 weeks, girls will learn life skills through lessons and running games. The lessons encourage positive emotional, social, mental, and physical development.  Physical activity is woven throughout to develop an appreciation of health and habits that lead to…

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End of the Month Celebration – November

At the Academy, we like to celebrate our students’ successes, their growth, and accomplishments. We want to encourage each of our cadets to push themselves harder to set themselves apart and maintain a growth mindset. On Friday, December 1st we celebrated with our cadets during our Monthly Celebration. Classrooms were recognized by each of our specials…

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D187 OFF THE CHARTS

The North Chicago School District 187 Gurnee Mills art project is underway! Lead by art teachers Julie Port (Forrestal) and Stacy Thomas (AJK), student’s work represents holiday themes from Veteran’s Day to the joys of winter. The amazing works of art include: “My Favorite Cup Design” (for warm foods and drinks that make my tummy…

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Enchanted Backpack Delivers Huge!!!

November 2nd was a big day at the Academy! Not only were the cadets anxious about their 1st quarter rank ups, but there was also something really special on the way from one of our newest partners! Enchanted Backpacks, based out of Chicago, Illinois delivered two truckloads of materials and resources to AJKA!  Enchanted Backpack was…

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AJ Katzenmaier is a 4-5 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.
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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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