October fun lunch forms due Today

Posted September 24th, 2014 by Mr. Doerpinghaus

October Special Lunch forms are due with payment no later than Friday, September 26.  Cash and checks are accepted for payment.  If paying by check, please make the check out to John Muir School.  Please click on the above link for a copy of the form.

iCompete Kickoff Party – Tuesday, September 30

Posted September 23rd, 2014 by Mr. Doerpinghaus

The iCompete Kickoff Party will be on Tuesday, September 30th at Prairie Stone.  Be at Muir at 5pm!

PTA Meetings

Posted September 8th, 2014 by Mr. Doerpinghaus

The next meeting of the John Muir PTA will take place October 14th at 6 pm.  We hope to see you there.

Thank you in advance to all adults that assist with programs for our children.  It makes a difference.

Upcoming PTA meetings will be held as follows:

October 14th – 6 pm

November 11th – 8 am




Pizza lunches every Friday

Posted September 2nd, 2014 by Mr. Doerpinghaus

Pizza will be sold during lunch for $2 a slice every Friday throughout the year.

Principal’s Message

Posted August 10th, 2014 by Mr. Doerpinghaus

#1 Muir Community,

It is with great excitement that I welcome you back to this upcoming school year. I hope your summer was filled with time spent with family and friends. The dedicated Muir staff have been busy preparing their classrooms and planning lessons in anticipation for the students to arrive on August 26th. We are all eager to get the year started!

I am also pleased to announce that Mr. James Schwartz will be joining the Muir community as assistant principal for this upcoming school year. Mr. Schwartz joins us from Keller Junior High and will make a great addition to our school. I have worked closely with Mr. Schwartz the past several months and he looks forward to meeting everyone in the Muir community.

Please see below for some important upcoming dates:


Thursday, August 14th-Information Day

On this day from 9:00 AM-12:00 PM and 6:00-8:00 PM, you may drop off any registration information, physical paperwork, pick up school supply lists and pay consumable fees.


Monday, August 25th-Welcome Back Picnic

From 4:30-6:30 we will have an open house at Muir where students can drop off their school supplies, meet their teacher and enjoy a light snack from our PTA. We will also be selling Muir spirit wear and you will have the opportunity to join our Muir PTA. We hope to see all of you there!


Tuesday, August 26th-First Day of School 1-6

Students should arrive between 8:25-8:30 each day and lineup with their teachers. Instruction begins at 8:40 so it is very important that students arrive on time.


Thursday, August 28th-Meet and Greet with the Principal

From 8:00 AM-9:00 AM I will hold a meet and greet for all parents. As I serve in my first year as Principal of Muir, I look forward to meeting all Muir families and building a strong relationship between school and home. Come and join me for a cup of coffee and light refreshments on the 28th!


Tuesday, September 2nd-First Day of School for Kindergarten



Ms. Smolinski and Mr. Schwartz

Summer Reading Video

Posted June 9th, 2014 by Mr. Doerpinghaus

Congratulations from Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth

Posted August 22nd, 2013 by Mr. Doerpinghaus

Please read the attached letter acknowledging the academic gains made by the students at John Muir Literacy Academy.  Duckworth

Chicago Tribune article about Muir

Posted June 19th, 2013 by Mr. Doerpinghaus

An article about Muir was recently published in the local section of the Chicago Tribune.  Here is a link to the article,0,1169787.story