Kruse Education Center
7617 Hemlock Dr, Orland Park, IL 60462
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For more information on the boundary change, visit this page.

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The District appreciates the community’s understanding as they continually strive to improve schools and the quality of children's education at District 146.

Kruse Accelerated Math Class

The Kruse 5th grade Accelerated Math class just completed their scale model project where they scaled up the AT-ST land-walker from Star Wars. The students first made the little version (the little blue one pictured between the big one’s feet), calculated the dimensions for a scaled up version, measured, drew, and created the scaled-up components. Then they finally assembled it. “May the     f-ORE-ce be with you!”

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Pennies for Pooches Drive ends April 1

Kruse Pennies for Pooches Drive - D146 from District 146 on Vimeo.

Kruse’s Student Council is running a “Pennies for Pooches” Drive for the Animal Welfare League. The classroom with the largest donation will be invited to an appreciation party courtesy of the League. Student Council just completed their “Pennies for Patients” drive for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society with $1,422 in donations. Mrs. Campbell’s first grade class raised the most donations and will receive an Olive Garden lunch. “Student Council has worked hard for both fundraisers including making signs and videos to highlight both charities,” said Marifran Henry, student council co-sponsor. They have also sponsored a food drive for the Orland Township Food Pantry and a holiday gift-giving tree for families in need.

“I am really proud of our students’ efforts, and I appreciate the support of our families," Kruse Principal Carey Radde said. "Student Council is a wonderful opportunity for students to learn how to give back to their community."

Kruse Culture Cookbook Recipes

District explores strategies to address overcrowding at Fulton School

Dear District 146 Families,

I have important information about our District 146 facilities regarding school population. District 146 is currently experiencing overcrowding at Fulton School. Fulton’s enrollment is at 106% of capacity, which is stretching resources thin and causing undue stress for both students and teachers. Rooms that were not designed to be classrooms are currently being used to instruct students. We need to find a solution.

Other District 146 schools (Fierke, Kruse, Memorial and Central) are not experiencing overcrowding. Fierke is at 71% of capacity, and a recently completed demographic study predicts that enrollment will decline slightly over the next five years. Similarly, Kruse is currently at 76% of capacity with the demographic study predicting stable enrollment at Kruse over the next several years. Memorial is at 82% capacity with the demographic study showing a modest increase over the next several years. Currently, the District 146 Board of Education is looking at several strategies to relieve the overcrowding at Fulton. Some strategies include shifting attendance boundaries, which would result in some Fulton students attending other District 146 schools as early as next fall.

We are working to determine the best possible solutions for our District. I will share an overview of possibilities with the Board of Education at the Board Meeting on March 14th at 6:00 p.m. No decisions will be made at this meeting, but if you would like to hear the Board’s discussion, please join us. We appreciate your interest in this effort. Our goal is to continue to improve the quality of education and services to which your family is accustomed.


Dr. Jeff Stawick

One Book, One School: Charlotte's Web

Kruse kicked off the One Book, One School program with an assembly on January 11. At the assembly, the students discovered the book they would each read as a school.

Follow along with the readings from Kruse School on the below image.

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