Helen Keller Elementary School News

There is NO school on Monday, January 21st. Our Make Up Snow Day is FEBRUARY 18th.

The Board of Education and I are so appreciative of the staff, parents, and community members who enthusiastically support Kirby School District 140 each year. In 2018, the District focused on curriculum enhancements and celebrated numerous student achievements and service learning opportunities.

KSD 140 honors the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. No school on Monday, January 21st.

Operation Snowflake will be held at Prairie View Middle School on Friday, February 22nd from 5:00 – 10:00 pm. Registration forms and a $25 fee are due by Friday, Febr...

School Safety Notification

January 17, 2019

We are notifying D140 families about an incident that occurred near Keller Elementary School this morning.

Please join us for an informative evening featuring nationally renowned speaker, educator and consultant, Robert Jackson.

Happy Holidays!

December 21, 2018

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. Best wishes for a happy holiday season!

To help our neighbors stay warm this winter, Student Council members invited the Keller community to donate mittens, hats, gloves, and scarves for Together We Cope.

Just a reminder ... Friday, December 21st is a Half-Day. Elementary schools will be dismissed at 11:10 am and middle schools will be dismissed at 12 noon.

KEA Scholarship Sunshine Pins in honor and remembrance of beloved teacher Ms. Abby Ohl may be purchased on Monday, December 17th from 5-7 pm at Grissom Middle School.

Congratulations to all the first and second grade students of Keller Elementary who performed in the Winter Sing on Tuesday, December 11th. The students performed a musical based on ...

The KSD 140 boys’ volleyball program dominated the Southwest Interscholastic Conference (SWIC) this year. All four of the District’s middle school teams turned in impressive seasons. The program’s stats include ...

Our KSD 140 Special Olympics Basketball team opened their season with a home game against Lincoln-Way Special Recreation Association at Grissom Middle School on Wednesday, November 28th. Thanks to all ...

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

Happy Thanksgiving!

November 21, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving! With the Thanksgiving holiday upon us, we would like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude to the staff, parents, and community members who enthusiastically contribute so much to our District.

All seven D140 Student Councils will be selling 1-inch KEA Scholarship Sunshine Pins for $3 each in honor and remembrance of beloved Grissom teacher Ms. Abby Ohl. SALE DATES: Dec. 3 - 7 - Students may purchase pins during lunch / Dec. 17 - Community may purchase pins from 5-7 pm in the Grissom commons.

A BIG THANKS to the Keller Community for their overwhelming response to our annual Student Council Bag-a-Meal Food Drive.

The KSD 140 School Board announced this evening that they have selected veteran educator Dr. Shawn Olson as the next Superintendent.

Parent/Teacher Conferences are scheduled in all KSD 140 elementary and middle schools on Monday, November 19th from 1-8 p.m. and Tuesday, November 20th from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Directed by Ms. Larena Code, the Keller Elementary Chorus performed a pregame medley of patriotic songs at a Chicago Wolves’ game on Veterans Day.

At a Veterans Day assembly on Friday, November 9th, Keller Elementary Students and staff honored veterans from our community and thanked them for their dedicated and loyal service to our country.

Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held on Monday, November 19th from 1:00 – 8:00 pm and Tuesday, November 20th from 8:00 am - 3:00 pm. If you would like to arrange a conference on either of those dates, please go to http://www.ptcfast.com/reg1.

This week, schools throughout the District will commemorate Veterans Day with special assemblies, patriotic programs, class projects and/or tributes to our military veterans.

The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) released Keller’s annual School Report Card on Wednesday, Oct. 31st. The Report Card shows how well our school is progressing on a wide range of educational goals, including preparing all students for success in college and career.

Keller held the annual Pumpkin Chase and Ghostbuster Race on Monday, October 29th.  First up was our Early Childhood through fifth grade students participating in the Pumpk...