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Jesse White Learning Academy

Upcoming Events

 JWLA Title I Curriculum Night 2021

September 16th 2021.
6:00-7:46:00-7:45pm Virtual 

  1. Welcome/Opening Session with Principals (Parents please click on this link to join)

  1. Parents sign in here .( Parents please click to sign in) 

  2. Bitmoji School Here (Parents click to go to the presentations)

  3. Parents please fill out this form if you have any Questions, Comments, or concerns about the school year so far. Here. 

  4. Learning in 2021-2022 School Year

  • Attendance Counts

  • Academic Expectations

  • Student Attire

  • Student Behavior

  • District and State Assessments

    • NWEA Math and Reading 

    • Illinois Assessment for Readiness (IAR)

    • Illinois Science Assessment (ISA)

  • Student Supports: Multi-Tiered Systems of Support

    • Academic

    • Behavior

  • PBIS Overview 

  • Classroom Presentation Links

  • Raffle (Winners will be notified and the prizes will be able to be picked up by week of 9/20/21)

Dear Jesse White Learning Academy Families,

This year we are celebrating Grandparents Day in a unique way. Grandparents Day activities are fun things that grandparents and grandchildren can do together to celebrate Grandparents Day. While grandparents enjoy getting gifts, they really enjoy getting to spend time with their grandchildren. These Grandparents Day activities can range from the simple and short to an all-day event with lots of things going on. Below you will find a list of activities that you can do with your grandparents. We ask that you take a picture to share with us the time that you spent with your grandparents. Please send in a hard copy of the picture or email it to your child’s teacher. We will post these online and display them in our school. Grandparents are the heart of our families. We love celebrating them here at Jesse White  Learning Academy! 


Read a book together                          Spend time together outside

Share a poem                                     Take a walk

Make a card together                           Complete a puzzle

Spend time coloring together               Make a scrapbook

Hold a grandparent interview               Share a funny memory 

Sing together                                     Watch a movie

Start a tradition together                    Bake or cook something 

Enjoy a meal together                         Enjoy each other's time 


Monthly Newsletter September Edition

August Newsletter will be sent home, thereafter, printed copies available upon request!


Jesse White Learning Academy Mission and Beliefs

Jesse White Wildcats logo
Maximize student achievement and personal growth by fostering a unique path to greatness. 

We believe student achievement and personal growth is improved when: 
  1.  Strong school, home and community partnerships are cultivated
  2. Rigorous and relevant instruction, along with hight expectations are the norm.
  3. Research, data and educational best practices drive decision-making.
  4.  A culture of mutual respect and empathy is established.
  5. A safe, clean, secure and inviting atmosphere is maintained.

Administrative Team

Ms. Latrice Johnson - Principal
Ms. Killeen Sharp  - Assistant Principal
Mrs. Sandra Jaime - Assistant Principal
Victoria Coleman - Administrative Assistant 
 Kimberly Myles - School Secretary

Student Spotlight

August Student Perfect Attendance

??Great Job Jesse White Wildcats who recieved Perfect Attendance for the  month of August 2021??

Teacher Spotlight

Hazel Crest Teacher Rewards Art Class Students With New Sneakers They Designed Themselves

CHICAGO (CBS) — It’s been a tough year for kids, but a Hazel Crest teacher found a way to reward his students with new sneakers.

These shoes weren’t designed by Adidas or Reebok, they came straight from the students’ imaginations.

CBS 2 Morning Insider Tim McNicholas was there when their hard work paid off.

What wound up on their new shoes started on the minds of the students in Mr. Ben Salus’s art class.

“You can have your great ideas come to fruition right now,” Salus said.

His students are about to get their first look at the coolest new kicks in town—shoes they designed themselves.

“You had a creative idea and you made something of it,” Salus said.

Anthony Amos spent weeks bringing those ideas to life. He’s a professional artist who hand-paints custom designs on sneakers; a craft he started as a kid, when his family couldn’t afford the cool new shoes.

“This project was really close to home, mainly because it is exactly why I got into customizing shoes,” Amos said.

Amos unveiled the finished product at the Jesse White Learning Academy.

“I’m happy,” student Eric Rockett said after seeing his new shoes. “My favorite thing is the dinosaur part.”

“These shoes are something special, and I’ll keep them by my side for a very long time,” DaAngelo Jones said.

“I thought the yellows and the pinks look good together,” Danielle Moore said. “I’m excited to wear these, see which outfit could go best with these.”

“Man, I’m keeping back from crying,” Salus said. “I feel like they had a bigger sense of what they accomplished this year, just holding something like this.”

“Pure elation to see a child just go, ‘Wow I made this,’” Amos said.

Salus has come up with a name for the project: From Concepts to Kicks.

He’s already raising funds for next year when the challenge will expand district wide.


16910 Western Ave.
Hazel Crest, IL. 60429 
Phone - 708-825-2190

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