Video: District 97 Positive Learning Environment

The District 97 Vision is to create a positive learning environment that is equitable, inclusive, and focused on the whole child. As such, the middle schools are working on creating a positive learning environment for all of our students. Administrators and teachers at Julian and Brooks middle schools have been collaborating to take intentional actions to foster this type of culture. We created this video to highlight some of the steps we have taken to start the school year. You can expect another video during the spring to continue to spotlight the great things happening in both middle schools.

Here is a link to the video:


Dr. Todd Fitzgerald

Principal, Julian Middle School


Mrs. April Capuder

Principal, Brooks Middle School