Grayslake 127 Community Newsletter - Spring 2017

Grayslake 127 Community Newsletter - Spring 2017

Grayslake Community High School District 127 Spring Newsletter

Click on the link above to read the newsletter, and read the update from Dr. Catherine Finger below:

Members of the District 127 Community,

As I enter my final semester as the Superintendent of Grayslake Community High School District 127, I reflect with joy on this wonderful community that has been home to me for the past twelve
years. It seems only yesterday that we were a rapidly growing, upand- coming district comprised of a single high school. Today, we stand proud as a nationally recognized district of two robust high schools serving a broad and diverse student body of over 3,000 students.

Grayslake Community High School District 127 students can choose from 23 different Advanced Placement courses, participate in more than 50 clubs and activities or play on one of 23 IHSA athletic teams. Students can engage virtually with classmates on their Chromebooks, and explore the world through academically–supported international travel. Our students are pursuing their passions through outstanding art, music, and theater programs and are giving back to their community by donating time and raising awareness and funds for local charities.

Our school district is flourishing because of the tremendous support of our community, the heart and passion of our students, and the dedication of our faculty and staff. We flourish because we are truly a community of learners who support, challenge, and care for one another in the common pursuit of educational excellence.

We are so very grateful for the vibrant partnerships we enjoy with our parents and school community members. The success enjoyed by our students and staff at Grayslake North and Grayslake Central High Schools is the result of the continued collaboration between our schools and our communities. Thank you for all you do as we share in the service of every student, every day.

During my last season as your superintendent, I enter each day with as much excitement, joy, and hope as on my first. Please know that the smooth transition to a new superintendent is well underway and that that the flame of District 127 burns brighter than ever as we pass the torch to Dr. Mikkel Storaasli. Already an amazing place, Grayslake Community High School District 127 will only grow stronger in the years to come.


Catherine Finger, Ed.D.