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    Ron Port

    Brigadier General Michael Fahey Visits AJKA!

    Brigadier General Michael F. Fahey USMC visited A.J. Katzenmaier Academy last week! During his visit, the General was able to see how cadets start their day with Morning Meeting. He then met with the mentees at The Academy who are a part of a very special Marine Mentoring Program and spent the remainder of his…

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    Forrestal Visits Lake Forest Country Day School

    Forrestal Visits Lake Forest Country Day School North Chicago Community Partners (NCCP) collaborates with Lake Forest Country Day School (LFCDS) to facilitate field trips for students at each school to visit one another and engage in purposeful enrichment lessons, while developing relationships throughout the year. On Thursday, February 2, 2017, 2nd grade students in the…

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    NMSA students warm the lives of over a hundred people!

    Sixth grade students in Ms. Xavier’s and Ms. Welner’s EPIC (Extended, Personal, Instructional and Communal) work class, made over 160 scarves to donate to PADS of Lake County. The students took the “communal” work portion of EPIC to a new level this holiday season as they took on a project to warm the lives of…

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    Rockin’ Out with Reading Power

    Mr. Orbe, North Elementary School Principal, wowed the crowd with his lively performance of Jingle Bells and Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer at Reading Power’s holiday celebration. Reading Power serves the children of North Chicago by providing early literacy interventions to pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, first, and second grade students. img_4801jpg img_4785jpg img_4787jpg img_4793jpg img_4795jpg img_4799jpg Take…

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    Cadets Hold Awards Ceremony for Marine Mentors

    On Monday December 19th Marine Mentors were invited to an awards ceremony at A.J. Kazenmaier to celebrate the roles they voluntarily take on as mentors here at The Academy. For the past three months, Marines from the USMC 3rd CAG and MACG 48 of Great Lakes have taken on this monumental task in an effort…

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    Empathy at The Academy

    Cadets and staff at The Academy (AJK Academy)have spent the month of December learning about and working on empathy as part of our A Mindset for Learning book study. The book, written by Kristine Mraz and Christine Hertz explores how we can teach the habits of mind needed for academic success. Drawing on the works of Carol…

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