Alumni : Welcome

Welcome Chicago Junior School and
Fox River Country Day School alumni!

There is a lot of exciting activity taking place on campus these days. If you arent hearing from us regularly, please fill out the alumni information form so we can be in touch. We want you to feel connected to us and the ongoing activities of your alma mater, and to each other.

Here are just a few activities and events we would like you to know about:

New lower school building: Most of us have wonderful memories of Hoxie House that will last forever. The building itself, however, is a different story! It reached a point where it made more sense to raze it and build a new building rather than to continually work to maintain it. The new classroom building was unveiled on December 10, 2005 and classes moved in over Christmas break. Feel free to contact our Alumni Director to arrange tours of this new building.

New look and feel to publications: The annual publication Oak Leaves has a new look and feel which we think youll really enjoy. You can read about campus activities, forums, speakers, faculty news and curriculum developments. If you aren't receiving Oak Leaves and would like to, please let us know on the alumni information form.

Capstone trips to Washington DC and Costa Rica: A new capstone program has been introduced for 7th and 8th graders. Each year, a week-long educational trip will be organized that will take place in May, just prior to graduation. In the spring of 2005, some students went to Costa Rica to study the rain forest, while others traveled to Washington, DC to explore our countries Capital.

Fen and trail clean up: Speaking of the campus environmentalist, hes been busy this year meeting with tree companies about keeping our venerable Oaks pruned and healthy, organizing trail and Fen clean ups, and hes just begun the construction of a large new sign that will be erected at the head of the Fen near the pool.

Improved web site: The IT department has spent a great deal of effort revising this web site. Check it out regularly; youll enjoy seeing whats going on and reading about different events and activities.

This is just a small sampling of the enriching activities and progress occurring on our beautiful 53-acre campus.

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