John A. Bannes Elementary School News

5Essentials Survey Link

January 16, 2020

D140 students, teachers, and parents will be given the opportunity to weigh in on school climate and learning conditions by taking the Illinois 5Essentials Survey.

KSD 140 honors the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. No school on Monday, January 20th.

This year, March 17th’s Presidential Primary Election Day will replace Pulaski Day as a school holiday. Students will attend school on Pulaski Day, Monday, March 2nd. There is NO SCHOOL on TUESDAY, MARCH 17TH.

Our Special Olympics Basketball Team won a silver medal at the Algonquin Tournament on Sunday, January 12. Athletes representing D140 were ...

In an effort to expand opportunities for student voice, the Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council (SSAC) meets regularly throughout the school year and allows the superintendent to gather feedback directly from D140 students.

Please share your thoughts to help improve our schools!

Welcome Back!

January 7, 2020

We would like to commend our students and staff for their hard work and dedication during the first semester of the 2019-20 school year. We are looking forward to an equally pro...

Engaged professionals. Equipped innovators. Empowered educators. Bring on 2020!

Please show your support for our athletes as they play their middle school peers on Thursday, January 9th at Grissom Middle School.

Happy Holidays!

December 19, 2019

As Winter Break approaches, we would like to thank the students, staff, parents, and community members who contribute so much in helping create an atmosphere of excellence in KSD 140.

Just a reminder ... Friday, December 20th is a Half-Day.

Congratulations to our twelve top-notch fourth and fifth grade spellers who competed on Tuesday, December 10th in Bannes’ annual Spelling Bee.

D140 parents are invited to a Parenting the Digital Generation presentation at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, December 9th at Prairie View Middle School.

Looking to add some holiday pep to your step? Check out our upcoming D140 band and chorus winter performances!

Parent/Teacher Conferences are scheduled in all KSD 140 elementary and middle schools on Monday, November 25 from 1 - 8 p.m. and Tuesday, November 26 from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

D140 students, teachers, and parents will be given the opportunity to weigh in on school climate and learning conditions by taking the Illinois 5Essentials survey.

November 15th is School Board Members Day - a time to salute the work of our volunteer school board members and to celebrate public education.

Schools throughout the District commemorated Veterans Day with special assemblies, patriotic programs, class projects and tributes to our military veterans.

On October 30th, the Illinois State Board of Education released our District’s annual School Report Card. I am pleased to report ...

he Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) released Kirby School District’s annual School Report Card on Wednesday, Oct. 30th. The Report Card shows how well our District is progressing on a wide range of educational goals, including preparing all students for success in high school and beyond.

Thursday, October 31st is a HALF DAY. Elementary schools will be dismissed at 11:10 a.m. and middle schools at 12:00 p.m.

During Red Ribbon Week, schools across the nation join together to promote a drug-free lifestyle and encourage students to make positive, healthy choices.

Beginning Monday, September 30th at 8 am, you can schedule a Parent/Teacher Conference by going to http://www.ptcfast.com/reg1 and inputting your student’s class or team entry code listed below ...

KSD 140 celebrates Columbus Day on Monday, October 14th. No school.

As the days get shorter and the temperatures begin to drop, it feels as though Fall is finally upon us. Now that we are settled into our school routines, I would like to take a moment ...