October 2021

Phoenix Academy News

Congratulations to the Phoenix Academy September Student of the Month,
Keith Perkins! 
As a 4.0 student and a student who is always thoughtful and diligent, the KEC teaching staff has enjoyed having Keith in person this year and seeing him interact with friends and peers. Keith is a wonderful student who deserves to be student of the month.
Congratulations to the 2.0 September
Student of the Month, Jeanette Council!
Ms. Duffy stated that, "Jeanette is fun to be around, and works hard to meet her goals. It is cool to see that she cares about understanding what she learns (versus just trying to get a passing grade) and puts a lot of effort into her projects." The KEC staff appreciates Jeanette and the dedication she has shown starting out this school year.
Fall Fun Festival 2021

Held on October 7, the annual Fall Fun Festival was an all day affair for the Phoenix Academy. This day is traditionally focused on the mentor groups competing in different sporting events. However, due to a rainy day, we allowed students to choose different activities to participate in. We had pumpkin carving/decorating in the morning with Ms. Johnson and Ms. Luoma, arts and crafts in the afternoon with Ms. Luoma, movies with Mr. Protz  and Ms. Johnson, and board/card games with Mr. Carr.  Mrs. Chevalier brought back the very popular shrinky dinks, and in the afternoon there were some fierce battles in dodge ball and volleyball with Mr. Roberts. The students also hot dogs and chips for lunch, thanks to Chef T for cooking for the hungry masses.  A big thank you goes to all the teachers and staff for supervising and making things run smoothly!

New Staff Spotlight

Mr. Roberts

Hello! My name is Mr. Roberts. I am the new Physical Education teacher at KEC. I was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois and currently live in Sycamore. My journey to DeKalb started in 2011 when I attended NIU to obtain a Bachelor's Degree in Visual theatre studies & performing arts which I received in 2017. I began subbing at KEC last year. I am a new father of one baby girl, and I do hope to return back to school in the future to receive a degree in counseling. Amongst all of that is my die hard love of sports. I am a huge sports fan and love the Bears, Blackhawks, and Bulls.
I am very excited to join the KEC staff and community. 

September Project of the Month Winner:

Mr. Geiseman
"Chef T"

"Chef T is fostering a positive atmosphere in our lunchroom, serving students with a smile, and doing his best to make sure our food program benefits our students."
~Phoenix Academy Graduation ~
December 14, 2021
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