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!
John F. Thomas,