KSD140 Connection

November 2022

Superintendent's Message

With the Thanksgiving holiday fast approaching, I would like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude to the students, families, staff, and community members who enthusiastically contribute so much to our District.

Teachers who go above and beyond for their students

Hardworking students

A community of support

No extreme snow yet!

Knowledgable and dedicated professionals helping all students succeed

Supportive school board members

Gratitude for the opportunity to serve this District

I am EXTREMELY thankful for my family!

Volunteers that help in our schools

Immaculate buildings thanks to our maintenance and custodial staff

New connections

Greatest students, staff, and families I could ask for!

On behalf of Kirby School District 140 and the Board of Education, I would like to wish all of you a Happy Thanksgiving!

Dr. Dan Callaghan



Unity Trees on Display in All D140 Schools

Next time you’re in one of our schools, check out our Unity Trees! Every building in the District has one. Students and staff throughout the District decorated hands with messages giving thanks, setting goals, and celebrating first-quarter accomplishments. We are KirbyONE40!

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Bannes Fun Run/Walk Promotes Family Fitness

The Bannes PTO sponsored a Family Fun Run/Walk for students and their families on Saturday, November 12. Thanks to all who participated!


McAuliffe and Keller Family Reading Nights

During the week of November 14, our McAuliffe and Keller school communities enjoyed family events centered around reading and technology activities. Thanks to the many students and their families who joined in the fun.

A special thanks goes out to our Board of Education for helping us unveil McAuliffe’s newly renovated Media Center.


D140 Board of Ed Celebrates Students at November Board Meeting

Five District 140 students were recognized at the November Board of Education meeting for their winning submissions to the Tinley Park Fire Prevention Poster Contest. This year's theme was “Fire Won’t Wait. Plan Your Escape.”

Congratulations to Maddy S. (McAuliffe), Vinny M. (Bannes), Gavin H. (McAuliffe), Tegan F-M. (McAuliffe), and Aaron M. (McAuliffe)!

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D140 Schools Commemorate Veterans Day

D140 students and their families commemorated Veterans Day with special assemblies at schools throughout the District. Thank you to all who have served.


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Countdown to Winter Break

D140 students and staff are invited to participate in our Countdown to Winter Break spirit days from December 5 through December 22. Click HERE for details!


Calendar Change

This year, D140's Winter Break will begin with a Half Day on Thursday, December 22. Elementary schools will be dismissed at 11:10 am, and middle schools will be dismissed at noon.

This is a change from the 2022-23 school year calendar originally released to families. The adjustment to Winter Break will also affect the last day of school. The 2022-23 school year will now conclude with a Half Day on Friday, June 9, 2023. Elementary schools will be dismissed at 11:10 am, and middle schools will be dismissed at noon.


Upcoming Events

  • Wednesday, November 23 through Friday, November 25 - No School - Fall Break
  • Sunday, December 4 - Tinley Park Holiday Market Chorus and Jazz Band Performances - Chorus - 3 pm, Jazz Band 4 pm

  • Tuesday, December 6 - Grissom and Prairie View Chorus Concert - 7:30 pm at Grissom Middle School

  • Wednesday, December 7 - Symphonic Band Winter Concert - 7:30 pm at Prairie View Middle School

  • Tuesday, December 13 - Cadet and Jazz Bands Winter Concert - 7:30 pm at Grissom Middle School

  • Thursday, December 15 - Board of Education Meeting - 6:30 pm at Administration Building
  • Thursday, December 22 - Half Day Early Dismissal - Elementary schools will be dismissed at 11:10 am and middle schools will be dismissed at 12 noon.
  • Friday, December 23 through Monday, January 9 - No School - Winter Break
  • Tuesday, January 10 - School resumes