Superintendent's Office


Dear Members of the Harvey School District 152 Community:  

Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year. 

As your new Superintendent, I am extremely privileged and grateful to be a part of such a wonderful school district with a rich history of pride and excellence – thanks to the successful partnerships between our students, staff, parents and community. Together with the staff, I look forward to continuing the important work of giving our students an education that develops their academic, social and civic strengths.

Last school year, Harvey School District 152 experienced many important milestones and successes including a healthy district budget rating, the roll out of a more robust website, and a successful 6th grade consolidation.

Looking forward to the 2018-2019 school year, the District 152 team will be collaborating and working vigorously to achieve success for all students. Our teachers will actively participate in professional development throughout the school year as well as implement more effective instructional strategies. They will establish a data analysis process to more effectively target and differentiate lesson plans for diverse learners. In addition, we will work to improve student achievement and engagement with thorough and consistent assessments through weekly administrative walk-throughs.

I am excited about the opportunities to move District 152 forward by effectively communicating, respectfully challenging the status quo and collaborating to continue our rich history. But, we must do it together. Parents and community members can provide very meaningful support by joining and volunteering with the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) as well as showing students our care for them through the attendance of school events. It is without question that if we all work together, there is a greater likelihood of academic success and achievement for our students.  

I hope you share in my excitement for the upcoming school year and all of the things we will accomplish and learn – together. I look forward to meeting our students, staff, parents and members of the community.

If you have any questions, concerns or suggestions, please contact me or our administrative team at (708) 333-0300.

Best wishes for a successful school year!

With Gratitude,

John F. Thomas,


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