Message from our Principal, Michael Grenda

Honoring our Veterans

On November 9th, The Academy hosted its second annual reading of America’s White Table written by Margot Theis Raven and illustrated by Mike Benny. The book was written to honor Veteran’s Day and is a tribute to our MIA and POW soldiers. We wanted to thank USMC Third Civil Affairs Group, Great Lakes for their presence on…

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Election Day

On Election Day, the cadets and teachers of AJK Academy, along with Deputy Superintendent of Instruction, Mr. Pollack, had their own Presidential Election. Each student and staff member had a chance to step into the voting booth to take part in the election process. Here are the results Clinton – 336 Trump – 22

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Resiliency from the Mind of a Third Grader

Third grader, Marylee Brewton from Mr. Truelove’s class reflects on resiliency last week and came up with the following paragraph on her own. We titled it “Resiliency From the Mind of a Third Grader” [button link=”http://ajk.d187.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2016/10/Resilience-mary-lee-brewton.pdf” window=”yes”]Read Marylee’s Paragraph[/button]

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AJK’s International Day of Peace

Wednesday September 23rd was International Day of Peace. We asked all cadets to come in and represent their different countries of origin. See below what countries were represented at The Academy 387JPG 388JPG 389JPG 391JPG 392JPG 393JPG 394JPG 395JPG 397JPG 400JPG 401JPG 402JPG 403JPG 407JPG 409JPG 410JPG 412JPG

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Why We Do What We Do… A Letter From a Former Student

Hi Mr. Grenda, This is Brianna Lee, I went to Neal Math and Science Academy, a few or so years ago. My father and you got along well; his name is Young Lee. I don’t know if you’ll remember us, but we remember you. You are an amazing principal and we thank you for all…

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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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