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
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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

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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AJK Observes National Bullying Prevention Month

Every October, schools throughout the country observe National Bullying Prevention Month. The objective is to encourage schools and communities to work together to stop bullying and cyberbullying. To observe National Bullying Prevention Month, the Academy welcomed some very special friends from Medieval Times. They spoke about the Code of Chivalry. A set of rules, created…

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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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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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