Helen Keller Elementary School News

Thanks to our D140 families for their continued support and involvement in our District and to our teachers and support staff who have provided ...

D140 recently asked District families and employees to complete a three minute survey designed to gather information regarding their preferences for emergency closure make up days and a possible late start option.

Best of luck to the six KSD 140 athletes participating in the Special Olympics Track & Field State Games June 7-9 at Illinois State University in Bloomington Normal!

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.

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

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.

On Friday, May 10th, seven teams of students faced off in Keller Elementary's annual Battle of the Books, a quiz show type of competition meant to test literary knowledge.

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.

On Wednesday, May 1st, Keller celebrated the completion of their All-School Book Read, Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library, with a visit from author Chris Grabenstein.

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.

Congratulations to our ten top-notch fourth and fifth grade spellers who competed on April 29th in Keller's annual Spelling Bee. Our first place winner correctly spelled ...

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!

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.

Congratulations to all the fifth graders of Keller Elementary and members of Keller Chorus who performed in the musical, “We Came To America”, based on the book by Faith Ringgold.

Autism Speaks ... It’s time to listen! Autism Awareness Week Monday April 22nd - 26th at Keller.

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.

Keller students raised $1,480 for the NAWS Humane Society by hosting a Spirit Week and coin collection just prior to Spring Break.

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.

We really enjoyed visiting with everyone who stopped by our booth at the Discover Tinley Expo on Saturday, April 6th.

The combined choirs from Grissom and Prairie View toured to Bannes, Millennium and McAuliffe on March 21st to promote "Music in Our Schools" Month.