Mills Moments

Friday, April 29, 2022

Trojan Family,

We want to express our gratitude for our teachers and staff at John Mills School. What awesome work they do keeping students engaged, learning, and excited about school each day. We are so lucky to have such a hardworking group of individuals. We hope you can show your gratitude in some way or another during Teacher Appreciation Week, May 2nd-May 6th. We are also grateful for the partnership with the PTA who have planned a week of showering our teachers with appreciation next week. The PTA has graciously supported end-of-year activities for our students and we look forward to celebrating with our students and their families.

Kindergarten registration is here. Please keep reading for more information so you can take advantage of early registration.

New and returning student registration information will be coming soon. If you have not already established a PowerSchool Parent Portal, please do so immediately. Parents and guardians will need a PowerSchool Parent account to complete the registration process. More information about new and returning student registration will be coming soon.

Mark your calendars for the construction groundbreaking ceremony on May 17, 2022, from 5-6pm. Everyone is welcome to attend and celebrate as we build for a brighter future.

This time of year is filled with all sorts of wonderful events and activities, and we look forward to a strong finish to our school year. Here we go with May!

Congratulations to our Trojans of the Month!

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Memo from Nurse Gillespie

The State of Illinois requires all children in kindergarten and 2nd grade to have a dental exam. The dental exam is due by May 13, 2022. Click below for the form.

Student Chromebooks

Students will be keeping their Chromebooks over the summer, unless they are graduating or know they will not be returning to the district in the Fall. Parents may choose to have the District hold on to the Chromebook if they are not comfortable keeping them over the summer. Contact to make arrangements for summer storage.
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  • Registration for full and half day kindergarten is open.
  • To register, students must be 5 years of age on or before September 1, 2022.
  • Any homeless child shall be immediately admitted to District 401, even if the child or child's parent/guardian is unable to produce records normally required to establish residency. District 401's liaison for homeless children is Director of Student Services, Dr. Kari Smith. You can contact Dr. Smith by sending an email to:

Cafeteria Menu

The monthly menu for breakfast and lunch can always be found here. The menu is subject to change based on the availability of products each day.

Mark Your Calendars

May 2nd- May 6th Teacher Appreciation Week

Wednesday, May 11th- PTA Meeting 6pm

May16th-May 20th Book Fair

Tuesday, May 17th- Groundbreaking Ceremony 5:00-6:00

Thursday, May 19th- Kick-off Event 5:00-6:30

Monday, May 23rd- Multicultural Night

View our John Mills school calendar

View all of our upcoming district events by visiting our district calendar

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