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Principal's Message

Mr. James Walton

Hello to the Students, Parents, Families and school community of S.T.E.M. Academy!

“To provide a nurturing and safe environment; to become a model district; to provide a safe, collaborative and dynamic learning community that empowers and challenges our students.”

I quoted these words in my introductory letter at the beginning of the 2017-18 school year! As we are in the Second Quarter, this quote continues to be critically important to the academic and educational pursuits of the students of S.T.E.M. Academy!

The Illinois Association of School Boards has proclaimed November 15, 2017 as “School Board Members Day.” I join with my colleagues across this district to celebrate the dedicated and passionate champions of the Dolton School District 149 Board: Darlene Gray Everett, President, Lolita Crisler-Liggons, Vice President, Bertha Jolly, Secretary, Pamela Eldridge, Member, Rayya Ghani, Member, Kim Y. Knight-Anderson, Member and Wilbur Tillman, Member. In honor of National School Board Recognition Day, I would like to thank each of you for your tireless service and labor of love for all of us!

You have been at the forefront of every initiative, purchase, support and accommodation for this district, along with the many hours of planning, reviewing and improving every aspect of our district. So on this day and every day, on behalf of everyone here at S.T.E.M. Academy, I want to say THANK YOU and WE APPRECIATE YOU!!!!

We Believe…Excellence, Humanization and Pride!!

 Educationally yours,
James M. Walton, Jr.












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