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.

Track Team - State Competition

A number of our students athletes have qualified for the state competition this weekend in Peoria. Good luck to them and their coach Mr. Meier as they compete against the best track athletes in the state.

The following students are representing Julian at the competition:

8th Grade Girls

Sage Bryning, Abby Revsine, Rhea Richards, Emily Thiesse and Reese Garland

7th Grade Girls

Lilah Malik, Keria Kleidon and Kate Lewis

7th Grade Boys

Liam Maroney and Garrett Lundgren

6th Grade Girls

Amelia Hammersley and Harper Thompson


Cell Phones Away from the Day

Please remind your student that they should not be using their phone during the school day unless given permission by a teacher. These devices are increasingly turning into a greater and greater distraction to our learning environment here at Julian Middle School. Often times conflict between students occur as a result of the inappropriate use of social media such as Snapchat, Instagram, and others. As a reminder, phones are to be turned off at all times during the school day and stored in a safe place that is out of sight. Staff will request that phones are put away if seen during school time in the building. They may also take phones away from students and return them at the end of the day. Multiple infractions may require the parent to pick up the phone. Finally, please contact the main office at Julian (708) 524-3040 if you need to communicate with your child during the school day. We frequently have students on their phones stating that they are texting or talking to a parent. We appreciate your support related to this matter!


Tribute to Excellence - Thursday, May 30

We will have our annual "Tribute to Excellence" program on the morning of Thursday, May 30 starting at 9:15. On this day, students are honored for going above and beyond, inside and outside of the classroom. The students being recognized will receive an invitation to attend the program during advisory within the next couple of weeks. An email blast will also be sent to the parents/guardians of these students inviting them to be a part of the program.

Some of the activities students will be recognized for are as follows: Math Club, West 40 Speech and Drama Festival, Choir, Orchestra, Band, Art Contest Winners, Robotics team, Volleyball, Basketball, Spoken Word, Best Buddies, and many more.

The program typically lasts about 75-90 minutes. We hope that many of you will join us here at Julian Middle School on the morning of Thursday, May 30 to recognize our students.

Angst: The Movie and Panelist Event

Wednesday, May 22 at Brooks Middle School 6:30pm - 9:00pm

  • 6:30 – Visit resource tables hosted by Oak Park Community Health Partners
  • 7:00-8:15 View the movie “Angst”
  • 8:15-9:00 Panel Discussion

CAST Fundraiser

CAST presents the "Hey, Ya Gotta Eat!!" Benefit at Winberie's on Thursday, May 30 from 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Come for a snack, dinner or dessert and share in our end of year celebration. There will be a great drawing and live music featuring the lovely and talented Keya Shearrill. Please go the CAST website for more information.


Returning Student Registration 2019-2020

Registration opened May 13 and closes June 7. Please see this flyer for more detailed information.


Upcoming Events

Monday, May 27 - No School / Memorial Day

Tuesday, May 28 - Student Chromebook Turn In  

Thursday, May 30 - Tribute to Excellence assembly

Saturday, June 1 - 8th Grade Graduation / 2:00pm at OPRFHS

Thursday, June 6 - Last Day of School for 6th and 7th Graders 



Dr. Todd Fitzgerald


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