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.

Positive Learning Environment

This past Monday, a diverse group of Julian student leaders in grades six through eight came together to share thoughts and opinions about student culture at Julian. The students provided suggestions as to what the school's expectations should be of students and how those expectations should be reinforced.  The group will meet several times during the school year in order to ensure consistent student voice is present in steering culture at Julian. 


Julian Middle School's Music Program
On Wednesday, December 13, Julian Middle School's choir and jazz ensemble performed a selection of holiday songs for district staff. Please click here for a clip of the men's ensemble performing "I Want to Stare at My Phone with You (A Millennial Holiday Song)."

On Friday, December 15, Julian's jazz combo performed at WCIU's "Fill-A-Bag, Fill-A-Bus" event at the Jewel Osco in River Forest. View a video from the event >



5 Essentials Parent Survey

The 2018 Illinois Parent Survey opened on Dec. 5, 2017. The survey window will close on Jan. 31, 2018. Please click on the link below and complete the survey so that we can get feedback from our Julian stakeholders.

Link for parents to take the survey: http://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/survey/parent/


REMINDER: Media Center Closed Tomorrow Morning

The media center will be closed tomorrow from 8:00am – 9:00am. We will be hosting our annual staff holiday breakfast so there will be no library supervision available before school. Also, the school office will open at 8:30am and close at 4:00pm. Please be sure to make appropriate arrangements.


Honor Roll Breakfast

Please note the dates for the Trimester 1 Honor Roll Breakfasts:

8th Gr. – Tuesday, January 9

7th Gr. – Thursday, January 11

6th Gr. – Friday, January 12

Each breakfast is at 8:00 am in the Julian commons. Students that have a 3.0 GPA or higher with no I, D, or U grades are invited. Students received their invitations this week in advisory class. Parents/Guardians that have Honor Roll students also received an email invitation from Julian Middle School yesterday.


Winter MAP Testing

Students will be taking their MAP tests when we return from winter break. Testing will be conducted from January 17-19. Make-ups will start January 22.


Any clothing item or lunch bag in the Lost and Found that's labeled with a name will be returned to that student. Otherwise, the items not labeled will be donated to charity or disposed of on the afternoon of Friday, December 22. We have been reminding students the past few days to take home their belongings. Feel free to stop by Julian prior to winter break if you would like to have a look for yourself.


Upcoming Events:

Winter Break – Monday, December 25-Friday, January 5

School Resumes – Monday, January 8

No School – Monday, January 15 / Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday


Happy Holidays,

Dr. Todd T. Fitzgerald

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