Plano Middle School

Welcome to 2022 - 23 School Year!

Plano Middle School: A National "Schools to Watch"

Welcome to Plano Middle School and the 2022 - 23 School year. The staff at Plano Middle School is beyond excited to open our doors and welcome students for the 2022 - 23 school year. Plano Middle School is a Nationally recognized School's to Watch Award winning school for best practices in middle level education. Implementing age appropriate Middle Level Best Practices for Academic Excellence, Developmental Responsiveness, Equity, and Organizational Structures, Plano Middle School provides a learning environment where all students are provided the opportunity to meet the District #88 mission to Achieve Academically, Experience Personal Growth, and Make Positive Contributions to Society.

Plano Middle School strives to provide a program that supports our students' academic, social emotional, and developmental growth. We are proud to offer a challenging educational program, a NAMM award winning music program, an ever-growing athletic program, and a host of club opportunities that offer something for everyone. Plano Middle School encourages its students to get involved and stay involved. We believe it is important to be connected to the school through positive relationships, a sense of community, and participation in extracurricular opportunities; from the first day of school to the last, this is a message students will hear often.

Our staff recognizes the role they play in helping our children reach their full potential, and they do not take the responsibility lightly. We truly believe all students can be successful, and this belief drives the work they do on a daily basis. Parent involvement is vital to your children’s success, and we ask that you continue to play an active role in their education.

I am honored to lead such an outstanding school community and eagerly anticipate a rewarding and successful year. Please do not hesitate to contact me with questions, concerns, or input at any time.

Proud to be a Tiger!

Mark Heller, Principal

Welcome to 2022 - 23 School Year!

In this Newsletter we have provided information relative to getting off to a good start to the year. If there is ever anything we can do to assist you or answer any questions you may have please do not hesitate to reach out to us. Our office is open from 7am - 3:30 pm beginning August 1st.

Throughout the year we will send out a Weekly Update Newsletter with information about the weeks events and other upcoming school events. Communication will be done through email, so please be sure to have a current working email that you check entered into your PowerSchool account. If you ever need help updating this feel free to reach out to our office staff and they can help.

School Supply Drop-off


BETWEEN 12 noon - 6 PM




  • Pick up class schedule
  • Receive locker assignment
  • Setup locker and drop off supplies in it
  • Receive information on general school information
  • Purchase PE Uniforms. Shirt = $10 / Shorts = $10.

School Supply lists can be found here

QUESTIONS? CALL PLANO MIDDLE SCHOOL - (630) 552-3608 (after August 1st)


Plano Middle School offers Soccer, Cross Country, and Girls Basketball in the Fall. Boy's Basketball and Cheerleading get started in October followed by Wrestling in November and Volleyball in December. For a complete listing in schedules click on the QR Code.

Please note that a student must have a current athletic physical on file with the Plano Middle School Student Service office in order to participate in any athletics. If you think your student will be interested in athletics we recommend you schedule a physical as soon as possible. Physicals are good for 1 calendar year and need to be done again every year, get in the habit of scheduling those over the summer as they will be needed to participate in athletics every year through high school graduation. A sports physical clinic will be held at EGJ on August 3rd. Click here for a flyer

Soccer (co-ed):

-signup link

-"Open Field" soccer 8/1,8/2,8/3,8/4 from 3-4:30 each day. Any middle schooler interested in practicing their soccer skills or playing pickup soccer games can attend.

-Official tryouts will take place Monday and Tuesday, 8/8 and 8/9, from 2:45-4:30.

-A physical is required to participate in soccer. There is also a $50 athletic fee.

-Athletes must provide their own shinguards and water bottles.

-Coaches: Madelyn Conroy & Jacob Alley

Cross Country (co-ed):

-signup link

-Summer practices held 8/8,8/9,8/10,8/11, and 8/12 from 9-10am and 8/15 & 8/16 from 3-4:30pm. These are highly recommended! 8/17 practice will run from after school - 4:30pm.

-A physical is required to participate in cross country. There is also a $50 athletic fee.

-Athletes should have comfortable shoes suitable for running and provide their own water bottles.

-Coach: Leslie Young & Tristan Spivey

Girls Basketball:

-signup link

-Tryouts will be held 8/29 & 8/30 after school until 5pm. Those trying out must attend both days of tryouts.

-For those who make the team, practices will begin 8/31 after school.

-A physical is required to participate in girls basketball. There is also a $50 athletic fee.

-Coaches: Katie Grasch & Megan Tracy

1st Day of School! Wednesday, August 17th

When students arrive to the building on Wednesday, August 17th they should report directly to their Advisory Teacher. If they are not sure who their Advisory Teacher is you can look up their schedule on PowerSchool. Staff will also be stationed at the entrances to Plano Middle School to answer questions and point students in the right direction upon their arrival.

School Day Schedules


Building doors open at 8:00 am

First class starts at 8:20 am

School day ends at 3:05 pm


8:20 am - 11:20 am

Drop off and Pick up Procedures

Families who drive your student to and from school. The drop off and pick up area for students is on the North end of Plano Middle School between the middle school and the District Office. Please enter from Hale Street north of the District Office and circle around to drop off or pick up your student.

Please DO NOT park in the parking spaces in front of the school. Backing out of these spaces directly on to Hale St. causes a traffic hazard and we do not want to see any of you get in a car accident due to cars and buses driving up and down Hale St.

Water Bottles

Students are encouraged to carry a water bottle with them throughout the school day to stay hydrated. All of our drinking fountains are equipped with water bottle fill stations.


August 8th - Cross Country Practice Begins 9 am

August 8th - Soccer Practice Begins 2:45 pm

August 17th - First day of School

August 25th - Picture Day

August 25th - Open House 6 - 7:30 pm

August 29th - Girls Basketball Practice Begins

September 5th - No School

September 8th - Fishing Club Begins 3 - 5 pm

September 16th - 11:20 Early Dismissal

September 30th - Picture Retakes

October 1st - homecoming Parade

October 10th - No School

October 19th - Unity Day

October 27th - 11:20 Dismissal Conferences 12 - 7 pm

October 28th - Conferences 8am - noon (no school)