Principal's Message

By Mr. Frank Kuzniewski, John Mills Elementary School Principal

Frank Kuzniewski at the Tower Bridge in London.

NOTE: This welcome message was written for the 2019-20 school year. Mr. Kuzniewski's message for 2020-21 will be published here later this summer. The first day of school will be Aug. 31, 2020.

Welcome to John Mills School, home of the Trojans!

It is my honor to serve this incredible community rich in pride, tradition and educational progress.

If you are new to the Trojan family as we enter the 2019-20 school year, you are in good company. I am new here, too.

Be comforted in knowing you are embraced by an incomparable culture of welcoming.

Our educators, parents, community members and students are devoted to unlocking potential and igniting lifelong learning.

The success of John Mills Elementary School is found in the many who continue to serve to extend its exceptional reputation as we journey ahead together to shape our future.

Here at John Mills we hold great importance in:

  • Collaboration
    As individuals we strive to help every child with every need but serve them more fully as an educational community. When we work as a team we provide every student with greater opportunities for success through daily instructional delivery, targeted interventions and opportunities for enrichment.
  • Concern
    Every student at John Mills has teachers advocate for them and provide endless, high-level learning opportunities. This year we will provide both interventions and enrichment opportunities for all students so they matriculate through our system readied, capable and confident.
  • Growth
    We view all growth as success. We have a faculty and staff that celebrates every accomplishment, recognizing development in all varieties as vital in creating a well-rounded person. While we often focus on the learning of our students, District 401 also values the growth of staff and faculty. Many of our teachers as well as our building administration at John Mills have taken advantage of professional development opportunities to enhance our instructional and leadership practices. We continue to grow to model learning as endless and ever necessary in the 21st century.

These areas of collaboration, concern and growth highlight our endless pursuit toward excellence. It is what our students and their parents deserve. We welcome parents, grandparents, guardians and all stakeholders to John Mills Elementary School and hope to see you at many school and District events.

Remember to follow John Mills on Twitter @jm401_trojans and District 401 @epcusd401.

With Trojan Pride,

Mr. Frank Kuzniewski