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Superintendent's Message


    Jean Stachowiak






    As we head into the second half of the 2017-2018 school year, I want to take a moment and reflect on the first half of the year.

    The first half of the school year was exciting and full of incredible accomplishments. District-wide, students continue to achieve at high levels and continue to score in the top percentage among their peers across the State.  Conrady Junior High School received the National Blue Ribbon Award, which is the highest award a school can receive, and Mr. Anderson received the South Cook Middle School Principal of the Year Award. He recently was recognized as "Illinois Middle School Principal of the Year" by the Illinois Principals' Association. Congratulations Mr. Anderson, Conrady and NPD117!  

    As Superintendent, I am fortunate to work with the incredible staff and students of NPD117.  Thank you all for your continued support of our district.  We look forward to finishing the second half of the school year strong. Should you have any questions or concerns regarding your child’s education, please contact me.


    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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