Upcoming Events:

  • Cap & Gown Photo Re-Takes: Fri. Feb. 22.
  • 2nd Trimester Ends: Wed. Feb. 27
  • Instrumental Music Concert: Thurs. Feb. 28 at 7 pm. Details below.
  • Battle of the Bots: Sat. Mar. 2 at 7 am

Come Out and Support Julian's Girls Volleyball Teams this Tuesday. 

Both teams play MacArthur Middle School, JV plays first at 4 pm. Go Jayhawks! 

Save the Date for the Julian Instrumental Music Concert on Thursday, February 28 in the Julian Auditorium. 

Students will perform at the following times:

  • 7 pm: Concert Band (6th Grade)
  • 7:30 pm: Symphonic Band
  • 8 pm: Wind Ensemble

Students, please arrive 20 minutes before their performance start time and meet in the band room.  Concert dress is the same as the last concert.  Questions, please contact Mr. Kanwischer.


This tool will support students and our efforts in creating a positive learning environment that is equitable, inclusive and focused on the whole child. We appreciate the feedback our Julian Town Hall Students provided during this process. Here is a preview of the Report Form, that will be accessible on our D97 website. The form enables reporting of Bullying or Peer Conflict and that reporter can decide to do this anonymously as well as have a choice in how they would like the incident addressed. Completing the form will send notice to grade level assistant principals, the principal, and our school climate and culture coach. This notification will enable the school to respond swiftly and appropriately to the information shared within the Report Form.

8th Grade Students and Parents:  Consider Chinese as a Language Option as You Choose Courses for OPRF.  

Even if your student took the language placement test last fall, s/he is not required to continue in the language that was studied in middle school.  Consider enrolling in Chinese and see reasons why here! And, please check out the OPRF Chinese website here.

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, March 15, 2019.

Congratulations to Mr. John Colucci, 6th Grade Language Arts Teacher at Julian! 

On March 15, celebrate at OPEF's 2019 Spring Fundraiser as Mr. Colucci is presented with the first ever Staszak Educator Award. This is a great evening of bingo, live auction, food, drinks, celebrity bingo callers, and wine raffle. Buy a table for you and five of your best friends and get extra bingo cards! Learn more about this new event here.

Don't Miss the Next PTO Community Meeting on Monday, March 11 in the Media Room from 7-8:30 PM. 

 We are working on filling board positions for the 2019/20 school year, drop by and learn more about PTO and how we assist our students and staff at Julian. Questions/concerns may be sent to

CAST Presents Reverie on February 22 and 23 at 7:30 pm in the Julian Auditorium. 

Reverie is an original musical revue of some of the most entrancing songs and scenes of the World War II Era. Please see the CAST website for more information about the show.  Tickets are $5 students/seniors, $10 adults and can be purchased here or at the door.  Prepare to be entertained! 

Suburban Unity Alliance and DivCo with District Support Have Partnered to Celebrate Black History Month in Our Schools! 

 Through the end of February, you can order a Black History Month T-shirt for your student(s) or yourself.  Students can wear their t-shirt proudly to school or hanging around the Village.   Be sure to tell your child to ask their teacher about one significant fact about black history. All monies raised will go directly to help under represented students in D97 through dedicated activities powered by DivCo.

Battle of the Bots is Coming to Julian on Saturday, March 2nd!

Have a child interested in robotics? Every year OPEF and Julian Middle School play host to some of the top middle school robotics teams in the area. This is an all day event with tons of fun for all ages. Tickets are $3 for adults and free for kids and can be purchased at the door. Doors open at 7 am, visit OPEF website for event schedule and more information.

8th Grade Parents: It's Time to Place Happy Ads in the 2019 Yearbook. 

Access the Happy Ad Form to add a personalized message to your 2019 graduate for inclusion in the yearbook. If you have not ordered a yearbook, the cost is $30 and can be purchased at the Web Store or by sending cash or check (payable to D97) in an envelope labeled with student's first and last name, grade level and dropped off at Mr. Apostol's classroom C402. Questions?  Please contact Mr. Apostol

Now is the time to purchase Yearbooks for the 2018-2019 school year!

 The yearbook cost is $30 and can be purchased at the Web Store or by sending cash or check (payable to D97) in an envelope labeled with student's first and last name, grade level and dropped off at Mr. Apostol's classroom C402. Questions?  Please contact Mr. Apostol


  • 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.

  • The Next Deadline for Box Tops is March 1.  Please turn in box tops by Feb. 15 to ensure we meet this deadline.  As you know, Box Tops help support our students and staff at Julian. Thanks for your contributions. 

weekly  calendar

Monday, February 18
- No School Today
Tuesday, February 19
- Do Re Mi's
8 am
 - Jazz Ensemble
   8:10 am, Room D-104

- Service Learning Club
8:15-8:50 am
- Vex Robotics In-House
   3:30-5 pm
Homework Club
3:45-4:30 pm
 - Spanish Tutoring
   3:35-4:05 pm, Room B-209
 - French & Spanish Club
  Next mtg: March 5

Wednesday, February 20
- CAST Lunch:
Buona Beef
 - Rainbow Tribe Mtg
3:30-4:30 pm, Room B-405
 - Best Buddies Mtg
3:30-4:30 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
 - Girls Volleyball
   vs MacArthur (home)
   JV plays 1st
at 4 pm
Thursday, February 21
 - Mens Ensemble
  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

 - Vex Robotics - Competitive
3:30-5 pm

 - Homework Club
3:45-4:30 pm

- 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
Friday, February 22

- Jukebox Rehearsal
   8 am

 - 6th Grade Jazz Band
   8:10 am
- PTO Lunch:
Domino's Pizza

- Vex Robotics - Competitive
3:30-5:30 pm

Saturday, February 23
- Vex Robotics: Competitive
9 am-12pm

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