Message from our Principal, Michael Grenda

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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The Academy Gives Thanks!

Cadets in the Ambassador Program at A. J. Katzenmaier Academy went on a fieldtrip to Feed My Starving Children located in Libertyville, Illinois. Feed My Starving Children was founded in 1987 and is a Christian non-profit that provides nutritionally complete meals specifically formulated for malnourished children. Their mission is simple: Feeding starving children hungry in body…

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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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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.
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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