Julian Middle Matters

District 97 Vision

Oak Park Elementary School District 97 will create a positive learning environment for all students that is equitable, inclusive and focused on the whole child.

International Baccalaureate (IB) Mission Statement

The International Baccalaureate® aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.
To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment.
These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.

Dear Julian Families,

For those of you that were able to attend Curriculum Night yesterday, I hope the time you spent with our teachers was informative and provided an opportunity to learn more about your student’s school day. We are committed to providing all students with a positive learning environment that is equitable, inclusive, and focused on the whole child. Please read on to see how you can access information to support your student's learning throughout the school year. 

Canvas (Learning Management System)

Teachers use Canvas, Julian’s Learning Management System, to post assignments and important information for their classes. Canvas enables teachers, students and families to communicate in a centralized location. Canvas allows teachers to share resources and assignments for students, offer multiple ways for students to complete and submit work, and provides a safe place for students to collaborate. The teachers update Canvas weekly with a team syllabus. Please open this document for step-by-step instructions on how to access Canvas as a parent observer.

PowerSchool (Student Information System)

PowerSchool is Julian’s online grade book, attendance and lunch money tool.  You can check your student’s attendance record, class grades, status of assignments, lunch money account balance, etc.  A link to PowerSchool is located on the Julian home page. Please open this document for step-by-step instructions on how to access the PowerSchool Parent Portal. If you have difficulties logging onto PowerSchool please contact the main office at (708) 524-3040 and our administrative assistants will help you.

Grade Level Team Leaders                                                                                           

The following teachers are grade level team leaders at Julian Middle School.  Feel free to contact them if you have questions team activities, field trips, etc.  If you have concerns specific to a particular class it is best to contact that teacher directly.

Team 6.1 John Pletsch [email protected]

Team 6.2 Robert Shaw [email protected]                               

Team 6.3 Christina Welchko [email protected]g,

Team 7.1 Sam Lee [email protected]                               

Team 7.2 Cy Hendrickson [email protected],

Team 7.3 Ryan Gates [email protected]                         

Team 8.1 Miranda Tucker [email protected],

Team 8.2 Patrick Mucha [email protected]                         

Team 8.3 Christian Kadlec [email protected]     

Student Handbook

I am providing the Julian Student Handbook for the 2017-18 school year. It is filled with important information pertaining to our building.

Upcoming Events

No School – Institute Day – Friday, October 6

No School - Columbus Day – Monday, October 9                     


Dr. Todd T. Fitzgerald

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