John A. Bannes Elementary School News

Just a reminder ... Friday, October 29 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. It is an ideal way for communities to unite and take a visible stand against substance abuse.

When we stand together, no one stands alone! Students and staff are encouraged to wear orange on Unity Day, Wednesday, October 20

Check out the latest KSD 140 Connection!

The Bannes PTO will host It’s A Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown Event on Friday, October 22 from 6 - 8 p.m. in the Bannes North parking lot.

The opportunity to order hot lunch and snack day for the first half of the school year will reopen October 1 - 15.

KSD 140 observes Columbus Day on Monday, October 11. No school.

Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held on Monday, November 22 from 1:00 – 8:00 pm and Tuesday, November 23 from 8:00 am - 3:00 pm. If you would like to arrange a conference on either of those dates, please go to

Show your school spirit! Students and staff are invited to participate in D140s “Spritober” October 1 -29.

Beginning October 25, Bannes students and staff are invited to participate in Red Ribbon Week.

During September, members of D140’s Technology & Curriculum (TaC) Team helped students and teachers launch into the new school year with lessons in device care, Logitech Crayons, password/login protocols, and Apple Classroom.

Students and families are encouraged to participate in the annual Family Fun Run/Walk sponsored by the Bannes PTO on Saturday, November 6 at 9:30 a.m.

As part of their National Fire Prevention Week campaign, our local fire departments visit KSD 140 elementary schools in September and October to educate our students about all aspects of fire safety and prevention.

Just a reminder ... Friday, September 24 is a HALF-DAY. Elementary schools will be dismissed at 11:10 a.m. and middle schools at 12:00 p.m.

Picture day at Bannes will be Thursday, September 23. Click here to order your chi...

Bannes students will have a chance to shop the Scholastic Book Fair during their schedu...

D140 students and staff are encouraged to wear red, white, and blue on Friday, September 10 in observance of Patriot Day which is Saturday, September 11.

Thanks to the members of Andrew High School's Varsity Athletic Leadership Team (VAL...

Kirby School District 140 has partnered with the University of Illinois (“Testing Partner”) to test students for COVID-19 infection. This notice provides...

Just a reminder … KSD 140 celebrates Labor Day on Monday, September 6. No school.

Check out the latest KSD 140 Connection! The KSD 140 Connection is intended to inform families and foster a connection between school and home. We appreciate your partnership!

Hot Lunch and Snack Day orders are due by August 31. Click here to place your onli...

Welcome to the 2021-22 school year! It's great having everyone back in our classrooms. Looking forward to a wonderful year!


August 25, 2021

Grissom and Prairie View band members concluded Summer Band Camp with a wonderful concert. The 6th Grade Cadet Band members are brand new to playing instruments this year and...

Welcome to the 2021-22 School Year! Monday, August 23 – Back to School Night for K-5, Preschool and Early Childhood families from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, August 24 – Back to School Night for Middle School families from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.