AJ Katzenmaier Academy Strategic Plan View our Strategic Plan View our Mid-Year Update Important Safety Reminder for Parents Please read this important information about our arrival and departure procedures A.J. Katzenmaier Academy Click Here Our Partners in Programming AJK Academy North Chicago District 187 Mission Statement Our Mission Statement Absences Missing just 2 days a month
means a child misses 10% of the school year

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Water Testing Completion District 187 has completed water testing in all of its elementary schools in compliance with health guidelines in the state of Illinois. We have tested all sinks and water fountains in each elementary school in the district. This was done as a follow up to proactive testing completed last school year that raised no concerns in any of the tested schools.

To read more about the water testing, please click below for the letter from Superintendent John P. Price.
See the Results Read letter from Supt. John P. Price

Month of the Military Child

To wrap up Month of the Military Child, Kids Rank is hosting a virtual  Zumba
Saturday, April 25 at 10 AM.

The event is free and open to all families, military and civilian.

Click here to register

Message from our Principal, Michael Grenda

AJK Cadets of the Week

Yaretzi Mujica Sentinel Yaretzi goes above and beyond showing R.R.C.C. in the classroom.  She is a great leader in the classroom and is always willing to help others without being asked.  Sentinel Yaretzi treats everyone with respect.  She comes to the Academy with a positive attitude and is ready to learn. DeRose   4th Grade…

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Congratulations AJK Academy!

A letter from 4th grader Cayla Williams that speaks to the culture and climate of The Academy. 1/29/16 The AJK Academy Palace I think of A.J.K. as a Palace. The reason why is because it’s so nice, neat and clean. Everyone is so respectful. Another thing is this is a place I can’t wait to…

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Art from the Heart

Students at A. J. Katzenmaier practiced the art of cubism inspired by none other than Pablo Picasso with our volunteers from the Art from the Heart program. Analytical Cubism is one of the two major branches of the artistic movement of Cubism and was developed between 1908 and 1912. In contrast to Synthetic cubism, Analytic…

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What Our Squires Really Think About AJK…

5th Grade Squire I like this school because it’s perfect for me and if any student in the world can’t succeed, and they come to this school they will succeed because we’re AJK and we succeed at everything. My favorite thing about this school is our knighthood ranks and RRCC because I went to like…

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What Our Sentinels Really Think About AJK…

Sentinel Carolina Cardoso Luna I think that AJK is kind of better than the other schools I’ve been to before. At my other school they didn’t really help me a lot and my grades were kind of low, but AJK made my grades go up more because Ms. Patterson makes us go into groups of…

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Read With Me!

Read with Me is a literacy program, sponsored by Lake County Cares, that unites students from neighboring communities.  North Chicago Community Partners brought this exciting program to Forrestal School in 2012 and, as of last year, AJK students and teachers became the beneficiaries of this collaboration.  As a part of this program, AJK 3rd grade students will meet with 5th grade “reading…

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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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