KSD140 Connection

A Message from Superintendent Dr. Shawn Olson ~ May 7, 2021

It’s hard to believe it’s May already! I continue to be amazed by our incredible students, families, and D140 staff and the way in which they have risen to the challenges of this school year.

As we wrap up Teacher Appreciation Week, I’d like to thank our teachers, paraeducators, and support staff for the professionalism and innovation they’ve displayed this year. To say that they have gone above and beyond is a dramatic understatement. The level of flexibility and dedication that they have continually shown is second to none. I am so proud of all that they have been able to achieve with and for our students and families.

As we look toward the end of the school year, I am pleased to see the resumption of some in-person sports and events, especially surrounding the class of 2021. Modified soccer and track seasons, band, graduation, and activities for our fifth and eighth grade students are planned for May and June. It feels like a return to some semblance of normalcy. Hopefully, this is a foundation we will continue to build upon throughout the summer and into the 2021-22 school year. I am looking forward to brighter days ahead.

Dr. Shawn M. Olson


D140 Board of Education Seats Re-elected and New Members

At their May 4 meeting, the Board of Education seated re-elected and new members Carol DeMicheal, Thomas Martelli, Aileen Mullee-Dituri, and Lucy Shalash for four-year terms.

After they took the oath of office, the Board elected its officers. Thomas Martelli will serve as Board President, Carol DiMicheal as Vice President, and Lisa Strand as Secretary.

Congratulations to all!

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Summer Sports Camp Registration Information

Grissom and Prairie View middle schools will be offering Summer Sports Camps for students in grades 5 - 8. Fees include instruction and a camp t-shirt. Please click on the links below to view camp dates, times, fees, and school-specific locations.

Have You Registered Your Student for the 2021-22 School Year?

Student registration for the 2021-22 school year is now open! Please log in to your Infinite Campus Parent Portal to register your returning student(s).

If you have any questions, please call your school office for assistance.

Bannes: 708-532-6466

Fernway: 708-349-3810

Keller: 708-532-2144

McAuliffe: 708-429-4565

Millennium: 708-532-3150

Grissom: 708-429-3030

Prairie View: 708-532-8540

Reminder ... June 11 is a Half-Day

The last day of school, Friday, June 11, is a half-day. Elementary Schools will be dismissed at 11:10 a.m. and Middle Schools will be dismissed at 12:00 p.m.

CCDPH Family Vaccine Interest Form

The Cook County Department of Public Health asked us to provide our parents and guardians with a link to their Family Vaccine Interest Form. The form does not request any personal information and is entirely voluntary.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

Upcoming Events

  • May 13: Non-Attendance Day - No School
  • May 20: Board of Education Meeting
  • May 31: Memorial Day - No School
  • June 8: Prairie View and Grissom Graduations
  • June 11: Last Day of School - THIS IS A HALF-DAY - Elementary Schools will be dismissed at 11:10 a.m. and Middle Schools will be dismissed at 12:00 p.m.

D140 COVID-19 Dashboard

D140's COVID-19 Dashboard provides the community with current information regarding districtwide positive COVID-19 cases and quarantine information. It will be updated each Friday by 10:00 am.

For additional information, please visit our Update Center.