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Superintendent's Message


    Jean Stachowiak






    We hope everyone had a great summer and enjoyed time with friends and family. We at North Palos School District 117 welcome - and welcome back - our 3,500 students and their families for what we believe will be another amazing school year. We are excited about building on an incredible 2017-2018 school year.

    For generations, North Palos District 117 schools have served as the educational home to students across our community, as well as a critical part of what makes our towns such a great place to live and raise families. We all work together and are proud of that.

    At the beginning of every year we face unanticipated challenges and opportunities. Please know that we are constantly working to address critical issues transparently, involving community members involving the difficult and challenging decisions that must be made about our classrooms, schools, students and district.

    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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