Kennedy School News

January 19th - January 23rd

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Six Flags Read to Succeed

The Six Flags Read to Succeed program has started! If you would like your child to participate, they will need to fill out the Student Reading Log that went home with your children & record 6 hours (360 minutes) of reading by Friday, February 20th. These forms need to be turned in to your child's classroom teacher upon completion. Each child who returns their reading log will receive a ticket to Six Flags Great America! Happy Reading! Remember, reading on MyOn counts as time reading, too!

Cell Phones

Please remember all cell phone use (for texting or calling purposes) is prohibited while in a school zone as per Illinois State Law. This laws works to ensure the safety of everyone on the school grounds, most importantly, our students. Please do not endanger our students. Use hand-free options only, and understand that our staff may respectfully ask you to follow the law if you are disregarding it. Thank you for your cooperation.

Illinois 5 Essentials

School District 81 will join other districts across the state in participating in the Illinois 5Essentials Survey. The survey is now open, and will remain open until March 13th. The survey data will provide feedback that will help shape and guide our improvement efforts. All District 81 teachers, parents, and our middle school students will be asked to participate. Please note that students will be taking the survey at school.


The Parent Survey

Your feelings about your child’s education are important, and we are grateful for this opportunity to receive your thoughts and feedback. Your identity is not shared with District 81, and your responses are kept confidential.


To take the survey please visit https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois and select the PARENT survey to begin. You will then need to type “Cook” into the County field. Type in the school that your child attends, and then select the correct school from the dropdown box.

Upcoming Dates: Mark Your Calendars


Jan 28: 100th Day of School

Jan 28: 2nd Grade Field Trip to Cernan Space Center

Jan 28: Board of Education Meeting (7pm)


February 16: NO SCHOOL (Presidents' Day)

February 24: NO SCHOOL (1/2 School Improvement Day & 1/2 Parent/Teacher Conferences)