Message from our Principal, Michael Grenda

Fun with STEM and Harvest Hope

On Saturday, November 14, North Chicago Community Partners (NCCP) and Lake Forest Academy (LFA) hosted a two-part event at A.J. Katzenmaier School (AJK), Fun with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and Harvest Hope. Throughout the day, 65 AJK students and their LFA buddies were engaged in hands-on, STEM education activities and more than 190…

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AJK and AdvancED Partnership

A.J. Katzenmaier has spent the last couple of months preparing for a visit from AdvancED.  AdvancED is the largest community of education professionals in the world. They are a non-profit, non-partisan organization that conducts rigorous, on-site external reviews of PreK-12 schools and school systems to ensure that all learners realize their full potential. While their…

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Our Champions!

We are so proud of our students who took 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in Reading or Math in The World Education Games.

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Teacher of the Month!

November’s Teacher of the Month: Brian Eck, for his involvement in creating a PBIS system of support that involves all stakeholders and makes ownership a key to our success.

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Putting A Cap On Drugs

During Red Ribbon Week, AJK celebrated saying no to drugs by signing a pledge to be drug free.  Each day this week, we had a different “themed” out of dress code day to support this pledge.

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AJK School Description

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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