Upcoming Events:

  • Jazz Preview: Wed. Dec. 5 at 7:30 pm in the Julian auditorium.
  • First Trimester Report Cards:  Fri. Dec. 7
  • Julian's Do Re Mi's at Grace Lutheran: Tues. Dec. 11 at 7:00 pm.
  • Winter Choir Concerts: Dec. 18 and 19 at 7:30 pm.

The Homework Club is Now Meeting And Is Open to All Students!

Students will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays and should arrive no later than 3:45 pm. 6th graders meet in Room C204 (8th grade students will assist).  7th and 8th grade students will meet in room C-305. 

CAST Presents Festival of Theatre: On The Battlefront held at Julian from December 13-16th. 

Cry Havoc will begin this series on Dec. 13, Decision Height on Dec. 14, Letters to Lucerne on Dec. 15 and Kindertransport on Dec. 16.  Please see the show descriptions for more information. Tickets will soon be on sale here.  In addition, CAST is fundraising for the Henry E. Reid Memorial Scholorship and thanks to a generous grant from the Paul M. Angell Family Foundation, your donation will double.  Please give today by visiting our CAST website.  Thanks for your help and support!

Jazz Preview is This Wednesday at 7:30 pm in the Julian Auditorium.

Concert dress is:

  • 6th Grade: white on top, black on bottom, fun or crazy tie.
  • 7th/8th Grade: black shirt, black pants, red tie, festive hats if kids want to wear them.

Students should report at 7:10 PM to the band room. All students will have rehearsal on Wednesday in the auditorium in preparation for the concert. We will meet at 8:10 am as usual. Jazz Ensemble and Combo will still meet on Monday and Tuesday of next week, Julian Jives and 6th Grade jazz band will not have rehearsals Thursday and Friday.  Questions, please email Mr. Kanwischer.

District 97 is Now Administering the Illinois 5Essentials Survey. 

Certified staff and parents/guardians from all 10 schools, as well as students in grades four through eight are encouraged to take this survey. Please click here for more information on the survey and click here to access the parent/guardian version of the survey. School-level reports will only be generated if at least 20 % of our parents/guardians complete the survey.  The 5Essentials survey will be available until Friday, Jan. 18, 2019.

Students:  Join Student Council and Become a Leader! Or, drop by and hear more about our future plans and activities.

Student Council Meets every Wednesday in Room B-305 from 3:35 pm - 4:15 pm.  All are welcome!  

Girls' Volleyball Open Gym and Tryouts Begin on Friday, December 7th.

Students, please wear gym shoes, practice clothes and knee pads.  Prepare to sweat!

  • 6th and 7th Grades Open Gym: Fri. Dec. 7 at 7 am.Tryouts: Thurs. Dec. 20 at 3:30 pm.

  • 8th Grade Open Gym: Wed. Dec. 12 at 3:30 pm.  Tryouts: Thurs. Dec. 13 at 3:30.

Questions/concerns may be directed to Ms. Tucker or Mr. Apostol.  Note: the boys volleyball season begins in March 2019. 

It's Time To Purchase a Cap and Gown For Your 8th Grade Student.

These can be ordered on the Webstore; deadline is Wed. Oct.31. Eighth grade students will have their cap and gown pictures taken on Jan. 18 with re-takes if needed on Feb. 22. 

Three Home Games This Week for the Julian Boys' Basketball Team. 

Support your friends and school by watching our boys play Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.  See calendar for details. Go Jayhawks! 


  • Earn money for Julian PTO when you shop at Amazon.  Begin your shopping through the link here and our PTO will earn .5% of your total sale, at no expense to you. First time Amazon Smile shoppers will find our organization by typing Percy Julian School PTO.

  • Save your Box Tops for Education and help earn money for our school.  Send your Box Tops in with your child, drop off at the school office, or bring them in during conferences. Our first submission deadline is October 20th.

weekly  calendar

Monday, December 3
 - Do Re Mi's
   7:45 am
 - Jazz Combo
8:10 am, Room D-104
 - Yearbook Club

   8 am, Room C-402

 - Spoken Word
3:30-5 pm, Room B-205
 - Green Team

   3:30-4:30 pm, Room A-203

 - Spanish Tutoring
   3:35-4:05 pm, Room C-30
- Boys Basketball
   vs Roosevelt (Home)
   Varsity plays first at 4 pm

Tuesday, December 4
 - Jazz Ensemble
   8:10 am, Room D-104

 - Service Learning Club
   8:15-8:50 am, Room C-208
Vex Robotics In-House
    3:30-5 pm
Homework Club
3:30-4:30 pm
  - Spanish Tutoring
   3:35-4:05 pm, Room B-209

- French & Spanish Club
  Next Mtg: Dec.18

Wednesday, December 5
 - Do Re Mi's
   7:45 am with Harpist
- Cast Lunch:
Domino's Pizza
 - Rainbow Tribe Mtg
3:30-4:30, Room B-405
 - Best Buddies Mtg
Next Mtg: Dec. 12
 - Chess/Gaming Club
  3:30-4:45, room C-302
 - Vex Robotics - Competitive
3:30-5 pm
 - Spanish Tutoring
   3:30-4:15 pm, Room B-305

 - Student Council
   3:30-4:15 pm, Room B-305

 - Boys Basketball
   vs Stevenson (home)
   Varsity plays first at 4 pm

Thursday, December 6
 - Men's Ensemble
   7:45 am
 - Julian Jives
   No rehearsal today
 - Spoken Word
   8-8:45 am, Room B-205
 - Art Club
3:30-4:30, Rooms D-301 and
 - Math Club/Team
   3:30-4:15 pm, Room B-207
 - Jayhawk Journal
   3:30-5 pm, Room C-405

 - Rock Band
   3:30-4:30 pm, Room D-104

 - Homework Club
3:30-4:30 pm
- Service Learning Club
3:35-4:10 pm, Room C-208
 - Spanish Tutoring
   3:35-4:05 pm, Room C-40

 - Student Council
   3:35-4:15 pm, Room B-305 
Girls Flow
  3:40-5:30 pm, Room A-126

 - Boys Basketball
   vs McClure (home)
   JV plays first at 4:15pm

Friday, December 7
- Jukebox
7:45 am
- 6th Grade Jazz Band
No rehearsal today
- PTO Friday Lunch:
Firehouse Subs

Saturday, December 8
- Vex Robotics Competition at
: 7:30 am-12 pm


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