Upcoming Events:

  • 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.
  • Winter Break: Dec. 24 - Jan. 6

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. 

Letters to Lucerne will begin this series on Thurs. Dec. 13 at 7:30 pm, Kindertransport on Fri. Dec. 14 at 7:30 pm, Cry Havoc on Sat. Dec. 15 at 7:30 pm and Decision Height on Sun. Dec. 16 at 3:30 pm. Please see the show descriptions for more information. Tickets 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.

Are You Working on Your New Year's Resolutions? 

Why not volunteer and be a part of Julian's PTO. The available positions are:  Two Co-Presidents to work with Lori McConnell, one VP of Volunteers to work with Monica Harper, and lastly, one VP of Programs to work with Cara Carriveau Busch. Please consider volunteering, it's a great way to get more involved at Julian.  If interested, please send an email to

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. 

Julian's Green and Wellness Committee Would Like to Inform You About the Holiday Light Recycle Program. 

Held from December 1 through January 15, there is a collection box located on Central Avenue, West of Park Avenue in River Forest (next to River Forest Village Hall, 400 Park Avenue). Please drop off working and non-working lights/cords, no CFL or fluorescent bulbs.  Italian mini lights, traditional lights, extension cords, rope lights and LED lights are accepted. 


  • 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 10
 - 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 Northlake (home)
   JV plays first at 4 pm

Tuesday, December 11
 - Jukebox Rehearsal
7:45 am
 - Jazz Ensemble
   8:10 am, Room D-104

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 12
 - Do Re Mi's
   7:45 am with Harpist
- Cast Lunch:
Buona Beef
 - Rainbow Tribe Mtg
3:30-4:30, Room B-405
 - Best Buddies Mtg
3:30-5 pm
 - 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 MacArthur (away)
   JV plays first at 4 pm

Thursday, December 13
 - Jukebox Call Time
    7:45 am
 - Men's Ensemble Call Time
   8 am
 - Julian Jives

   8:10 am, Room D-104
 - 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 Heritage Berwyn (away)
   JV plays first at 4 pm

Friday, December 14
- Men's Ensemble Rehearsal
7:45 am
- 6th Grade Jazz Band
8:10 am
- PTO Friday Lunch:
  Firehouse Subs

Saturday, December 15
- Vex Robotics Competitive
am-12 pm


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