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  • Talk 203 11-15-17

    Posted by Brian Valek on 11/15/2017

    Kennedy families,

     

    Please be aware of these announcements this week:

     

    Kennedy News

    Attendance Reminders

    If you are aware of a pre-planned absence for your student, please contact the attendance line at 630-848-5636 to report the absence.  Also, remember to use this number when reporting late arrivals, early dismissals and any absence for your child.

     

    Family Connections

    From Nancy DeLegge, Family Connections Committee Chair

     

    Family Connections is a volunteer committee that provides assistance to Kennedy students and their families.  Currently, we are seeking donations for our Holiday Gift Card program which will provide gift cards to Kennedy students this holiday season. This program is completely separate from the district's Holiday Giving Program and is supported solely through donations from within Kennedy's own school community. 

     

    It's easy to help! Please make your checks payable to "KJHS" and send to school with your student in an envelope labeled "Family Connections Holiday Gift".  Donations may also be dropped off at the front desk.  

     

    Any monetary donation, no matter the amount, is greatly appreciated and will help us provide a happier holiday season for those in our Kennedy family that could use a helping hand.

     

    Questions? Contact Nancy DeLegge at nancydl@gmail.com

     

    Intramurals

    Intramurals are ongoing throughout the school year.  For times and calendars for these events, please visit this link.

     

    District News


    Focus 203 a “Community Conversation about Suicide” 

    Focus 203 Community Engagement Series Continues November 30/December 1

     

    Please join Naperville Community Unit School District 203 and Loyola University Chicago professor, author, and suicide intervention expert Jonathan Singer, PhD, LCSW for a “Community Conversation about Suicide,” during the upcoming Focus 203 community engagement sessions.   More information about Dr. Jonathan Singer can be found here.

     

    Dr. Singer will present information on suicide including: myths and facts, risk factors, warning signs, protective factors, and interventions. He also will provide attendees with tools and information on resources to support mental health and well-being. These Focus 203 sessions will be held in the traditional community engagement format which includes a presentation followed by small group activities. 

     

    Join us at either 7 p.m. on November 30 in the Naperville Central High School cafeteria or 9:30 a.m. on December 1 at the Pavilion at Meson Sabika, 1025 Aurora Ave. in Naperville. Everyone in the Naperville 203 attendance area is invited to attend.

     

    Through the Focus 203 Community Engagement Initiative, community members will have the opportunity to help shape the direction of the District, by providing input regarding key issues.  Only with diverse and informed voices can an effective plan for our District be implemented and executed.

     

    As a reminder, District #203 schools will be closed on Wednesday, November 22nd, through Friday, November 24th, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

     

    Have a great week,

     

    Brian Valek

    Principal

    bvalek@naperville203.org

     

     

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  • Talk 203 11-8-17

    Posted by Brian Valek on 11/8/2017

    Kennedy families,

     

    Please be aware of these announcements this week:

     

    Kennedy News

    Home and School Meeting

    From Amy Masterson, KJHS Home and School President

     

    To All KJHS Parents/Guardians,

     

    Please join us on Tuesday, November 14, 2017, at 9:00am in the LRC for our Home & School Meeting. Our Board of Education representative, Kristin Fitzgerald, will be attending, and our Assistant Principal, Andrew O’Brien, will be making a presentation on the topic of SEL. 

     

    We look forward to seeing you there!

     

    Family Connections

    From Nancy DeLegge, Family Connections Committee Chair

     

    Family Connections is a volunteer committee that provides assistance to Kennedy students and their families.  Currently, we are seeking donations for our Holiday Gift Card program which will provide gift cards to Kennedy students this holiday season. This program is completely separate from the district's Holiday Giving Program and is supported solely through donations from within Kennedy's own school community. 

     

    It's easy to help! Please make your checks payable to "KJHS" and send to school with your student in an envelope labeled "Family Connections Holiday Gift".  Donations may also be dropped off at the front desk.  

     

    Any monetary donation, no matter the amount, is greatly appreciated and will help us provide a happier holiday season for those in our Kennedy family that could use a helping hand.

     

    Questions? Contact Nancy DeLegge at nancydl@gmail.com

     

    Planned Emergency Drill

    From Andrew O’Brien, Assistant Principal

     

    During the upcoming week of November 13th-17th, students at Kennedy Junior High School will be participating in a lockdown-continue instruction drill. This drill is required by the State of Illinois and is aimed at helping students to recognize and practice the important procedures involved in a lockdown situation where a potential minor threat to student safety has been identified outside of the classroom setting.  In preparation for the drill, students will be reminded to locate the nearest classroom, follow their teacher’s instructions, and to remain quiet and still until they are notified of the drill’s completion.

     

     

    Intramurals

    Intramural are ongoing throughout the school year.  For times and calendars for these events, please visit this link.

     

    Have a great week,

     

    Brian Valek

    Principal

    bvalek@naperville203.org

     

     

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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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