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Principal's Message

Dear Stagg Chargers,

Amos Alonzo Stagg High School is always busy, but never quite as busy as the final months of the school year.  While students and teachers are preparing for high-stakes tests, final examinations, and end-of-year projects, administration is busy preparing for next year!

The information we gather above assists in formulating and tracking the progress of goals and objectives, but ultimately our focus needs to be on the individual learner.  The experience each student has in our school is what defines Stagg as an academic institution.  If you have any questions regarding school improvement initiatives, or our progress on goals and activities, please do not hesitate to contact administration in our school.

As many of you have seen on the news, Stagg High School is one of 8 high schools across the nation to participate in Teen Mental Health First Aid Training.  All sophomores at Stagg participated in this multi-day training conducted by members of the Illinois Association for Behavioral Health.  We believe that this is the natural next step in preparing our students to appropriately face the challenges teens have to navigate every day. As always, our nationally recognized “Say Something” program is the best proactive measure we can take as a community.  “Say Something” does not end with the close of the school year, it is active 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  There is always a trusted adult to say something to, whether it is your student’s coach, summer school teacher, religious leader and of course law enforcement.  Together, we make a difference and our Mental Health First Aid Training now allows our students to identify situations where students may need additional support.

Stagg High School is committed to providing important information to the communities we serve.  If you are a member of a community organization who would like Stagg to come out and speak about a variety of topics important to your organization, please feel free to contact the principal’s office at 708-974-7410 or by email at eolsen@d230.org.  I, or any member of our administrative team, would be happy participate in community and organization discussions related to our school, our students, and the communities we serve.

Finally, please remember to complete your Annual Residency Verification for the 2019-2020 school year.  Students who do not complete this before school ends run the risk of losing course requests to students who have the process completed. As a parent, one of the most important things you can do is review your contact information with the school.  This information is found on Skyward and I would ask that you please check to make sure all information is correct.  In addition, the State of Illinois requires an additional Meningococcal vaccination for all senior students.  Please contact the Guidance Office if you have any questions regarding residency verification and our Health Office regarding vaccinations.

With the end of the school year approaching fast, on behalf of the Stagg staff, we would like to wish all of our families a safe and enjoyable summer break.

Eric A. Olsen
Principal