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Superintendent's Message


    Jean Stachowiak






    It is hard to believe that summer is nearly over, and school is about to begin. It is my distinct pleasure to welcome you to North Palos School District 117.

    Everyone here in our district works hard each day to ensure our students are safe and are learning at their full potential. We care about the whole child. We challenge them to learn at high levels, but we also challenge them to be socially responsible and to be good and caring members of their communities.

    I hope you had a relaxing summer and had a chance to spend time with family and friends. But, I also hope your child is excited about the new school year starting and the amazing new friends and classmates they will meet.

    To the parents of students who will be attending Conrady this year, it is my extreme pleasure to welcome you to a totally revamped school. We hope you and your children are as excited about the changes to the school as we are.

    Again, welcome to our new families, and welcome back to those who are returning.  The NPD117 team welcomes and encourages families to provide feedback.  Please do not hesitate to contact any of us during the school year with any questions or suggestions you may have.


    Yours in Education,


    Jeannie Stachowiak, Ed.D

    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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