AJ Katzenmaier Academy Strategic Plan View our Strategic Plan View our Mid-Year Update Our Partners in Programming AJK Academy North Chicago District 187 Mission Statement Our Mission Statement Absences Missing just 2 days a month
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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.
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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.

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Message from our Principal, Michael Grenda

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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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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