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    Ron Port

    Tobias the Therapy Dog Visits Alexander

    Tobias is a 2 year old Golden Retriever therapy dog. His job is to travel around the United States and give support to students, adults and families. Tobias went to Alexander Elementary School and ‘read’ to some of their classrooms. Tobias will be visiting Alexander once a month to read to students and classrooms. DSC_0003JPG…

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    Alexander Elementary Turkey Trot

    Alexander Elementary hosted its 2nd Annual Turkey Trot in November! Students and staff along with members of the community and the North Chicago Fire and Police Departments participated in a 0.6 mile walk/run around the school to promote health and fitness! It was a beautiful day… cloudy and 48° and NO RAIN! Thank you North Chicago Community…

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    North Chicago Student Featured in Lake County News-Sun

    North Chicago Community High School student Oliver Barrera volunteered to serve on a statewide student advisory council. The director of North Chicago’s Schuler Scholars program, Stephanie Oettinger, chose Oliver after being asked to find a North Chicago student to serve on the Illinois State Board of Education’s Student Advisory Council. Click here to read the full…

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    Joffrey Ballet keeps Students on their Toes

    On Thursday, November 2nd teaching artist, Michael, from the Joffrey Ballet visited Alexander School to lead a workshop with the 3rd grade students. Michael explained briefly what the Joffrey Ballet Company does, and also shared how he became a dancer and now a teacher. The students learned classic ballet and then hip hop. After students…

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    Enchanted Backpack Delivers Huge!!!

    November 2nd was a big day at AJ Katzenmaier Academy! Not only were the cadets anxious about their 1st quarter rank ups, but there was also something really special on the way from one of our newest partners! Enchanted Backpacks, based out of Chicago, Illinois delivered two truckloads of materials and resources to AJKA!  Enchanted Backpack…

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    End of the Month Celebration

    At the Academy, we like to celebrate our students’ successes, their growth, and accomplishments. We want to encourage each of our cadets to push themselves harder to set themselves apart and maintain a growth mindset. On Friday, September 29th we celebrated with our cadets during our first Monthly Celebration. Classrooms were recognized by each of…

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