From the Desk of Dr. Dubec
Spring is always busy in Palos 118 with students and teachers working diligently to complete the year's curriculum. End of the year programs are being planned, and parent volunteers through our PFA are preparing for graduation and culminating activities. Spring is also time for recognition ceremonies, and I was very proud of all the students at West who were honored for their academic achievements at the Board of Education meeting last night.
Several administrative changes will be taking place in our schools for the 2013-2014 school year. Last evening, the Board of Education appointed Mr. Stuart Wrzesinski as the new Palos West Principal. Mr. Wrzesinski will replace Dr. Ron Cozza as he assumes the helm at Palos South. Current South Principal, Mr. Chris Bingen will be departing to take a principalship in Schaumburg. Additionally, a new assistant principal for Palos East will also be named in the weeks to come.
Teachers play a key role in every student's academic and emotional development. We will be taking time to show our gratitude to our wonderful teachers and staff for their dedication during Staff Appreciation Week May 6-10. Our teachers and staff at East, West, and South, make the school environments a place for ambition to thrive through encouragement, creativity, sensitivity and motivation.
With the fourth quarter approaching, there are many upcoming events and activities such as concerts, games, NJHS Inductions, graduation, and Grandparents'/Special People Days. Please consult your school website often for detailed information about important dates. I look forward to an exciting spring filled with many Palos 118 memorable events.
Joseph M. Dubec, Ed.D., J.D.
Superintendent of Schools
Mr. Stuart Wrzesinski,
Palos West Principal
Mr. Stuart E. Wrzesinski has been appointed by the Board of Education as the new Palos West Principal for the 2013-14 school year. Mr. Wrzesinski began his career in education as a math teacher before becoming the assistant principal in 2010 at Hadley Middle School in Homer Glen, District 33C. He received his bachelor's degree from Northern Illinois University, and his master's degree in educational leadership from Concordia University. Mr. Wrzesinski and his wife have two girls and reside in Lockport. He is an avid runner, and also a high school football referee. Mr. Wrzesinski is well respected as an assistant principal, and his commitment to education and the students he currently serves is very evident. We look forward to having him in a leadership role at Palos West.
Register Today for
2013-14 School Year
Savings of $25 per student if fees paid
before June 1, 2013
Infosnap, our new online returning-registration program is being implemented for the upcoming 2013-14 school year.
Look for your family's personal "snapcode" on the back of the registration letter that was mailed earlier in the month to begin the registration process.
Visit our website at www.palos118.org and click the REGISTRATION link. Simply enter the requested information along with your "snapcode" on the back of the registration letter that was mailed earlier in the month.
Complete registration by May 15, 2013. Pay fees before June 1, 2013 and receive a $25 per student discount.