Message from our Principal, Michael Grenda

The Academy Observes Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week takes place every year on October 23-31. The cadets at the Academy took the pledge to be drug free in a special way this year. Young Marine/Master Gunnery Sergeant and former cadet of AJK Academy, Nina Staben, visited with an informative presentation about Red Ribbon Week.  In her program, Staben spoke to…

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R.R.C.C. September Dance!

The Academy hosted its first R.R.C.C. dance for the 2019-2020 school year. One of our main priorities here is to create a positive learning environment.  Our core values are represented in R.R.C.C. Respect for Self and Others Responsible for All Our Actions Commitment to Education Commitment to Community Students enter into A.J.K. Academy as Cadets. …

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AJK Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

The Academy celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month with some very special performances.  Choreographed and directed by Candace Ferguson, Linda Juarez and Dr. Stacy Thomas, students sang traditional hispanic songs, read poetry from hispanic poets and danced to celebrate spanish heritage. If you missed the performances… you can see them on the attached video! Did you know……

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WALK A COP TO SCHOOL

Students and staff from AJK Academy, Alexander Elementary, Neal Math and Science Academy and North Chicago High School met before school to walk with a cop to school. As part of a community-engagement project, this event helps build relationships between the police department and the community.

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FIRE PREVENTION WEEK!

This week, the North Chicago Fire Department talked to the cadets about fire prevention/safety. Did you know… Fire Prevention Week was established to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire, the tragic 1871 fire that left 100,000 homeless, destroyed more than 17,400 structures and burned more than 2,000 acres. The fire began on October 8, but continued into and…

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Open House at the Academy

On Thursday, September 19th, AJ Katzenmaier Academy and the North Chicago Community Partners hosted its annual open house/carnival. After a short visit with teachers in their classrooms, students and parents were treated to activities including: carnival games, face painting, a picture booth, a jumpy house and dinner. Academy teachers, staff and members of the North…

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D187 Mission Statement
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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