We are honored to welcome your child to our school. It is our goal to provide each child with a safe and loving environment so they can learn and mature appropriately. We have reduced out of school suspensions by 90% over past years, by incorporating restorative justice practices and socio-emotional learning strategies into our everyday curriculum.

We look forward to a year full of new friendships, energizing challenges, strong relationships, great successes, positive choices, and increased learning. We are all excited about the great things happening at our school, such as, K-8 Project Lead the Way and DAT Kids after-school care. And welcome some new and familiar community partners: 2 Chicks & a Hammer, Morgan, Emmanuel Church, and PwC, among others. We are always seeking new ways to get involved with our community and hope to see you at one of our future events!

Adrienne Kuchik
Principal, James A. Garfield School 31

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Mr. Prewitt is spending time teaching routines and expectations for 8th grade ELA. #StartStrongIPS #ProudToBePublic ...
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James A. Garfield, IPS 31
Things are off to a great start already! #StartStrongIPS ...
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For the first time in 33 years (yep, I started kindergarten 33 years ago! 😳) I’ve missed the first day of school. Die to an intense spine surgery 6 weeks ago, I haven’t been cleared to return to work. Thanks to 8th grade homeroom teacher, Caleb Prewitt, I just got to greet all of our students virtually through Teams! 🙌🏼🍎👩‍🏫💻🏫✏️✂️🖍💪🏼📚🖇📐📖🚌🥰🙌🏼#StartStrongIPS #thegarfielddifference #family #dayONE #welcomeback ...
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It’s finally here! The first day of school is such a magical time and it’s been TWO YEARS since we’ve been able to celebrate this day in person with our students. From everyone at James Garfield, we’re so excited to see you, to meet our new families, and to make this the best year yet! Don’t forget to #MaskUp today! See you at 8:45 for breakfast!!!☺️👩‍🏫🚌✏️🖍📖📐🏫✂️❤️🤩 ...
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Monday is the day! We can’t wait to see all of our scholars in the morning. Doors open at 8:45 for breakfast and school starts at 9:15. Don’t forget that students need a mask, regardless of vaccination status, and we are still not allowing visitors past the front office (so no walking your student to class).If you don’t know who your student’s teacher is, stop in the front office and Mrs. Walton and Ms. Bella will be happy to help you. Seee you in 15 hours!!! ...
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