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    Alexander Holds Annual Pickleball Tournament

    Alexander Elementary School held its annual Pickleball tournament. The winners are Nathan Velazquez and Azure Hudson-Terry (third grade)!  During the Pickleball unit students participated in mini tourneys for each class of second and third graders to determine the best of their class.  The winners of each class went on to compete in the Pickleball Championship!…

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    Educational Equity Isn’t One Thing – It’s Everything

    Para una versión en español del blog, por favor vea la parte inferior de esta página Our mission is to empower each child to write their own story of success, and to prepare each child, academically and socially, to pursue and realize their unique purpose. District 187’s mission statement says it all.  Our job is to…

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    Marines Mentor Cadets at AJK Academy

    The USMC, Third Civil Affairs Group visited the Academy in their Dress Blues for a mentoring session with AJK cadets. Our goal is to have positive role models that share similar values. The Marines spoke to the children about the importance of always being prepared. They connected AJK’s RRCC: Respect for self and others Responsible…

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    Local Marines Deliver Smiles to the Academy

    The holiday season got a little brighter for cadets at AJ Katzenmaier Academy when they received gifts from Toys for Tots. Local Marines delivered hundreds of donated toys to the students in North Chicago School District 187 including cadets at AJ Katzenmaier Academy. The Toys for Tots program has a long standing partnership with the…

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    Alexander Staffers Save Student!

    The administration, teachers and staff of Alexander Elementary School are beaming with pride for paraprofessional Julio Martinez and school assistant Perla Vargas!  The two staff members were supervising in the lunchroom, when they saved a first-grade student, using the Heimlich maneuver, who was choking while eating his lunch. Our lunchroom heros were featured in an…

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