Welcome! First Day of School – August 31st     

Welcome to Koraes School, an Orthodox Christian Preschool-Elementary School-Middle School where our mission is to pursue excellence in academic knowledge and skills through a whole-child approach to education that fully prepares students for college, career, citizenship and the challenges of the 21st Century.  We are still accepting registration forms for the upcoming school year.  Call the school office at (708.974.3402) or email us at:  cskiadopoulos@koraes.org or mzaharis@koraes.org.  We are in the office until July 31st (10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.).                  

“Ta Nea” at Koraes – July 18, 2015

Dear Families and Friends of Koraes School,

Although it is summer and everyone is well into their “vacation mode” when it comes to thinking about school, we are working hard to ensure the beginning of yet another fantastic year at Koraes.

School begins on August 31st this year.  We will have our 2nd annual “meet and greet your teacher” day on Friday, August 28th.  This fun event will be for all grades prekindergarten through eighth grade.  You  and your child can come by any time from 10:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. to meet your teachers and  drop off your child’s school supplies.  It will also be a time to reconnect with friends from last year and meet new friends for this school year.  Our KPTA will provide light refreshments and offer the opportunity for you to join this energetic group of parents who actively help our school all year long.

In the upcoming school year we will continue to offer our regular school curriculum in core subject areas:  math, reading, science and social studies.  All of our instruction is aligned to the Common Core Standards and promotes differentiated learning activities that address the needs of all students.   Along with the regular curriculum, Greek, art, physical education, technology,  a new addition to our line-up will include the “Second Step” program in all grades .  This is one of many programs available to schools that meets the State of Illinois Board of Education directive to include a social-emotional curriculum that addresses both appropriate behaviors and the topic of bullying.  By approaching a negative behavior such as bullying in a comprehensive manner,  we can set the foundation for social and academic success of all students.  When teachers and students are armed with the knowledge needed to differentiate between aggressive, passive and assertive responses to situations they encounter, the power to create a positive school climate is enhanced.  Second-Step is a research-based program that is created with the intention of teaching our students social and emotional competence skills needed to create a safe and happy environment for all children.

Be sure to work on your summer packets a little at a time over the summer and come back to school ready to learn.  We hope to see all of you in a few weeks.  Enjoy the rest of the lazy days of summer!

Dedicated to the Service of His Children,

Diakonissa Mary Zaharis, PhD