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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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    Congratulations to Forrestal’s Julie Ruzkowski

    Congratulations to Forrestal’s Julie Ruzkowski for receiving the Fresh Artists’ Fall 2019 Art Kit Grant!  Awarded by Fresh Artists, Ruzkowski had access to $250 to use online for art supplies that included: Cray-pas, chalk pastels, construction paper and much more.  Ruzkowskit has been part of the North Chicago team for over 20 years.  Ruzkowski currently…

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    Thanks to D187’s Village of Partners

    Para una versión en español del blog, por favor vea la parte inferior de esta página The expression “it takes a village to raise a child” is well-worn because it is indeed true.  District 187 relies on a host of partners to help us do whatever it takes to support the well-being and success of…

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