John A. Bannes Elementary School News

Congratulations to our Bannes Bobcats of the Week! These students were chosen by their teachers for their outstanding character and leadership qualities.

KSD 140 observes Memorial Day on Monday, May 27th. No school.

If you were unable to make our May 22nd Parent Night regarding D140’s Supplemental Services, please click here to view slides from our presentation.

Congratulations to our Bannes Bobcats of the Week! These students were chosen by their teachers for their outstanding character and leadership qualities.

As the school year draws to a close, we bid farewell to an outstanding group of fifth grade students.

Kirby School District 140 brought home nine awards from the annual South Cook Math Bowl held at Prairie State College on May 9th and May 10th. Quite a feat when you consider more than 200 contestants from almost 30 school districts competed each day in this awesome event.

The Board of Education recently approved a two-year plan for renovating Bannes Elementary School. While our building has always been well-maintained, we've determined that Bannes would benefit from a complete mechanical system upgrade. The project will be completed in two phases beginning in spring 2019 and ending in summer 2020.

Third through fifth grade students faced off  in Bannes Elementary''s annual Battle of the Books, a quiz show type of competition meant to test literary knowledge. At the event, students were asked ...

Please join us for an informational meeting at Bannes on Tuesday, May 14th at 7:00 p.m. District and school personnel will be available to discuss our construction plans and answer any questions you may have.

Congratulations to our Bannes Bobcats of the Week! These students were chosen by their teachers for their outstanding character and leadership qualities.

Ten outstanding fifth-grade students from Kirby School District 140 recently received Awards of Excellence at the Illinois Principals Association’s Student Recognition Breakfast.

Student-athletes from Kirby School District 140 excelled at the Area E Special Olympics Track & Field Spring Games held at Thornwood High School in early May.

Congratulations to our Bannes Bobcats of the Week! These students were chosen by their teachers for their outstanding character and leadership qualities.

Friday, May 3rd is a START Day. Elementary schools will be dismissed at 12:30 p.m. and middle schools will be dismissed at 1:20 p.m.

Friday, May 3rd is the last day to qualify for a discount on registration fees for the 2019-20 school year. All packets must be received by the end of the school day or postmarked by Friday, May 3rd in order to qualify for the discount.

Best of luck to the fifteen KSD 140 athletes participating in the Special Olympics Track & Field Spring Games at Thornwood High School on May 4th!

Congratulations to our Bannes Bobcats of the Week! These students were chosen by their teachers for their outstanding character and leadership qualities.

Kirby School District 140 engaged Midwest Environmental Consulting Services, Inc. (MEC) to test water at our schools and is very pleased to report that all tests indicate there is no concern of any elevated lead content in the drinking water.

The following Summer Academy classes will be available to our students during the end of July and the beginning of August ...

Congratulations to our ten top-notch fourth and fifth grade spellers who competed on Tuesday, April 23rd in Bannes' annual Spelling Bee. Our first place winner correctly spelled ...

There is no school on Friday, April 18th. Enjoy the long weekend!

We need your help in our planning process for next year. Please complete this quick 3 minute survey designed to gather information about your preferences for emergency closure make up days and a possible 90 minute delayed start option.

Registration packets for the 2019-20 school year will be sent home with students on Thursday, April 18th. Please call your child’s school office if you do not receive one. In order to qualify for the discount on fees, you must return your packet on or before Friday, May 3rd.

Congratulations to our Bannes Bobcats of the Week! These students were chosen by their teachers for their outstanding character and leadership qualities.

Just a reminder ... Wednesday, April 10th is a START Day. Elementary schools will be dismissed at 12:30 p.m. and middle schools will be dismissed at 1:20 p.m.