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  • 1-16-19

    Posted by Brian Valek on 1/16/2019

    Kennedy families,


    Please be aware of these announcements this week:


    School News

    Home and School

    Our next H&S meeting will be Tuesday, January 22nd at 9:00 a.m. in the Learning Commons.  Hope to see you there!


    5 Essentials

    Your feedback is very important to us!  Please consider taking the Illinois 5Essentials Survey at this link:  Select “DuPage” as the County in order to find Kennedy Junior High School.


    The purpose of this online survey is to understand parent/guardian perceptions in the areas of connectedness, satisfaction, interaction, involvement, and quality. Your participation and ratings on this survey are confidential.  The results of this survey will be used to understand areas of strength and challenge at the district and school level based on your input and feedback.

    Families with students attending more than one school are asked to complete the survey for each school individually. The window for this survey closes on Tuesday, February 15, 2019.  

    Thank you for your participation!



    Our 2018-2019 intramural schedule is posted at this link.  In addition, event sponsors will announce to students at school as new activities begin.


    District News

    Overview of Academically Talented and Gifted Services

    Beginning as early as third grade, Naperville CUSD 203 offers academically talented and gifted services. Attend the overview presentation to learn more.


    January 23, 2019

    6:30-7:30 p.m.

    Naperville Central High School Little Theatre (Enter through Door 3)

    440 West Aurora Avenue

    Naperville, IL 60540


    If you are planning to attend, please RSVP.


    Community News


    Adult Volunteers Needed for Veterans

    Members of the Naperville American Legion Post 43 and Judd Kendall Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3873 are looking to help local veterans secure transportation to doctors’ appointments.  These requests are coming from older veterans who can't drive or, due to a scheduled medical procedure, won't be able to drive afterwards. Appointment locations are at the Edward Hines Jr. Veterans Administration Hospital in Hines, IL, or the outpatient clinic located in Aurora.  Drivers would need to be able to take the veteran to his/her scheduled appointment and wait for them.

    If you are available to help, please contact Mike Barbour, VFW Service Officer and American Legion Service Officer at


    Repeated News

    Important Phone Numbers

    For direct connection, please use these numbers:


    Attendance Line - 630-848-5636 (Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to report a student absence, early dismissal or late arrival)

    Health Office - 630-420-3231

    Main Office - 630-420-3220


    Have a great week.


    Brian Valek


    Kennedy Junior High School


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Strategic Blueprint

  • District 203’s FOCUS 2020 Strategic Blueprint

    Posted by Superintendent Dan Bridges on 6/27/2014
    FOCUS 2020 is the strategic plan for comprehensive improvement between 2014 and 2020, designed in response to community feedback, best practice, and a vision for the future. Ultimately, this blueprint will advance the fulfillment of the district’s mission.
    FOCUS 2020’s foundation is the Future Focus Community Engagement process that occurred over the course of a year where hundreds of members from across the community provided feedback to the district leadership regarding areas such as facilities, finances, measuring student success, and programs of study. Learn more about Future Focus by clicking on the specific “Quick Link” to the left of this text.
    The Blueprint includes four “Strategic Focus” areas, namely to:
    1. Design and implement effective practices that promote learning experiences for all.
    2. Foster a high-performance culture focused on student learning.
    3. Steward resources effectively to promote student learning.
    4. Effective communication and community relations.
    Each Strategic Focus then establishes “Commitments.” These commitments are what the district leadership pledges to accomplish within a distinct timeframe. Each commitment then includes a detailed “Action Plan” which will be accessible by the public upon final draft.
    District administrators provided an update on Blueprint Commitments to the Board of Education at the July 27, 2015 meeting.  To watch that presentation, please click here
    Click here for a summary version of the 4 areas of focus of the Strategic Blueprint.
    Click here for a Spanish summary version of the 4 areas of focus of the Strategic Blueprint.
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