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Superintendent's Message


    Jean Stachowiak






    It is hard to believe that another school year is behind us. We have accomplished so much as a school community in these short nine months. From prestigious recognition of our students, teachers and schools, to innovative teaching and learing initiatives, I'm proud of what the North Palos School District 117 community has achieved together.

    We celebrate success along the way. Big or small. We build on them and use them as a foundation to move forward with a bigger and brighter future. Know that anything is possible and hard work and preparation are the keys to success in anything you do. We embrace that belief each and every day here in District 117.

    Quality is and always will be the hallmark in a host of big and small ways in the district. We work to add value to our product- our students - each and every day. We wish you a safe and enjoyable summer and hope you spend time with family and friends. See you in August!

    Yours in education,


    Dr. Jeannie Stachowiak

    Superintendent of Schools



    Through a dedicated commitment from students, parents, staff and the entire community, the mission of North Palos School District 117 is to create a positive, caring, learning environment, which fosters excellence and active student participation and to ensure that every student will realize his/her full potential as a socially responsible lifelong learner.


    Visionary Leadership
    Search for Possibilities

    Learning Centered Education
    Developing Professional Learning Communities
    Organizational and Personal Learning
    Creates a Culture of Continuous Improvement

    Managing for Innovation
    Model and Monitor what is Important

    Systems Perspective
    Find Ways Around Obstacles

    Management by Fact
    Find what is Working

    Focus on the Future
    Believe that Solutions Exist

    Public Responsibility and Citizenship
    Be the Best for the World

    Realize that Change is a Possibility

    Focus on Results and Creating Value
    Broaden Your Definition of Winning

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