Letter from the Principal

Letter from the Principal

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Welcome to the Home of the Elks! We have an amazing group of teachers, educational service personnel, coaches, support staff, and administrators who collaborate to give our students a cutting edge junior high school experience.

I’m very proud to be entering my eighth year as principal of Grove Junior High School, and I’m excited to share with you the varied and enriching experiences Grove and CCSD59 have to offer our students. Our collaborative staff works tirelessly as part of various professional learning communities to design and implement a rigorous standards-based curriculum. We rest that work in preparing our students for their future while also providing them with the skills they need to succeed today.

Underlying our instructional goals lies a strong focus on Social-Emotional Learning (SEL). This work is also rooted in standards meant to support the different SEL skills we know are part of being a well-rounded student, individual, and member of a community. One of our most significant areas where that SEL work occurs is the community program. Four days a week, students meet with a small group of other students and adult mentors who build a community atmosphere and implement SEL lessons. This group stays together from sixth through eighth grade. This is one of the many unique opportunities that we are proud to offer our students.

Additionally, Grove is home to a multitude of clubs and extracurricular activities ranging from anime club and coding club to wrestling and cross country. We truly believe we have something for everyone here.

At Grove, we celebrate our students and honor their cultures and perspectives. Our faculty, staff, and administration are focused on the absolute best for every child! Our goal is to build partnerships with our community and families so that we can share in our students’ success. Please contact us if you have any questions, as we look forward to supporting you in any way possible. Go Elks!

Best regards,

John Harrington
Principal

john-web

Welcome to the Home of the Elks! We have an amazing group of teachers, educational service personnel, coaches, support staff, and administrators who collaborate to give our students a cutting edge junior high school experience.

I’m very proud to be entering my eighth year as principal of Grove Junior High School, and I’m excited to share with you the varied and enriching experiences Grove and CCSD59 have to offer our students. Our collaborative staff works tirelessly as part of various professional learning communities to design and implement a rigorous standards-based curriculum. We rest that work in preparing our students for their future while also providing them with the skills they need to succeed today.

Underlying our instructional goals lies a strong focus on Social-Emotional Learning (SEL). This work is also rooted in standards meant to support the different SEL skills we know are part of being a well-rounded student, individual, and member of a community. One of our most significant areas where that SEL work occurs is the community program. Four days a week, students meet with a small group of other students and adult mentors who build a community atmosphere and implement SEL lessons. This group stays together from sixth through eighth grade. This is one of the many unique opportunities that we are proud to offer our students.

Additionally, Grove is home to a multitude of clubs and extracurricular activities ranging from anime club and coding club to wrestling and cross country. We truly believe we have something for everyone here.

At Grove, we celebrate our students and honor their cultures and perspectives. Our faculty, staff, and administration are focused on the absolute best for every child! Our goal is to build partnerships with our community and families so that we can share in our students’ success. Please contact us if you have any questions, as we look forward to supporting you in any way possible. Go Elks!

Best regards,

John Harrington
Principal