John A. Bannes Elementary School News

Thanks to the local and federal law enforcement officers and firemen who celebrated First Responder Day with our students and staff on Thursday, March 14th.

Show your school spirit as we count down the days until Spring Break!

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

Think Spring!

March 14, 2019

KSD 140's Spring Break is Monday, March 25th through Friday, March 29th. We look forward to welcoming everyone back to school on Monday, April 1st. Enjoy!

KSD 140’s Polar Plunge team took a dip in the frigid waters of Lake Leisure in Joliet on Saturday, March 9.

Kirby School District 140 welcomes parents to Kindergarten Registration for the 2019-2020 school year on Wednesday, March 13th 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Principal for the Day

March 8, 2019

Bannes' February Book Madness bracket challenge winner acted as "Principal for the Day" on Thursday, March 7th.

Four student-athletes from Kirby School District 140 excelled at the Area 7 Special Olympics Gymnastics Competition held at Palatine High School on March 3rd.

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

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

If you were unable to make our April 6th Parent Night regarding Vaping, Underage Drinking, and Synthetic Marijuana Usage ...

The D140 Board of Education approved the 2019-20 School Year Calendar at their February 21st meeting. Highlights include ...

KSD 140 celebrates Casimir Pulaski Day on Monday, March 4th. No school.

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

Please join us on Wednesday, March 6th at Prairie View Middle School for an informative parent evening discussing vaping, underage drinking and synthetic marijuana usage.

Just a reminder ... Wednesday, February 27th 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.

Show your school spirit! Celebrate Read Across America by participating in our theme days February 25th through March 1st

The Pennies for Patients program is part of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s fundraising efforts and offers students the chance to help children with leukemia, lymphoma or myeloma by collecting spare change. With the support of our very generous Bannes families, this year's Student Council drive raised an impressive $5088.97.

102 Days Smarter!

February 20, 2019

Bannes second grade students are 102 days smarter!

Bannes' Kindergarten students are 100 days smarter!

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

February 18th, originally scheduled as a day off for Presidents’ Day, is serving as the make up day for the November 26th school closure due to snow.

Thanks to the members of Andrew High School's Varsity Athletic Leadership Team (VALT) who came to Bannes on February 6th to read to our Kindergarten through second grade students. We really enjoyed your visit!

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

The Association of School Business Officials International has awarded Kirby School District 140 its Meritorious Budget Award (MBA) for excellence in budget presentation during the 2018-19 budget year. This is the 14th consecutive year that the District has achieved this distinction.