Office of the
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Dear Parents and Community Members,
It is with great excitement that we begin the 2015-2016 school year and welcome students and families back into the halls, classrooms, and playing fields of Grayslake Central and Grayslake North. Whether your summer was spent traveling the world, reconnecting with family and friends, or simply reading a great book, we hope you return rejuvenated and ready for a great school year. For teachers, there is no better sound than that of excited students filling the hallways on the first days of school, greeting old friends and making new ones, feeling hopeful about the possibilities the year brings. Know that we, too, feel ever so excited and hopeful about another wonderful year in District 127, and we spent the summer busily preparing our schools and classrooms to make it possible.
Teachers worked throughout the summer writing and revising curriculum, learning new skills at our teacher Summer University, and working in their classrooms. Building and district administrators hosted summer school, hired wonderful new additions to our staff, attended workshops and conferences, planned for the school year, and oversaw construction projects at both buildings. Among other projects, Grayslake Central installed new boilers and coolers this summer and renovated several classrooms, while Grayslake North renovated classroom C105 and enlarged the cafeteria. Meanwhile, our buildings and grounds staff worked hard to maintain the functionality and beauty of our surroundings. Grayslake D127 takes pride in our reputation as a premier learning institution that successfully prepares our students for 21st century college and careers, and our year-round efforts ensure that we maintain that stature.
While our staff works hard all year round, it would be for naught without the support and involvement of the students and community we serve. I am grateful to serve in a community that holds their schools as anchors in the community, and partners with us in preparing our children for tomorrow. We invite you to continue your involvement—keep joining us for sporting events, academic nights, Parent Universities. Join our committees, stay in touch, read our websites and newsletters. We are better, our children are better, when we stand together.
As we prepare for a new school year, CLICK HERE for a glimpse at what our students and staff have accomplished during the 2014-2015 school year.
Welcome back and best wishes for a wonderful school year.
Catherine M. Finger, Ed.D.