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CMSGC Holiday Band Concert serves up the season’s old and new holiday favorites

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Balmoral Elementary Home

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Posted on: December 7, 2014

Winter Break


Our winter break will begin on Saturday, December 20th. School will resume on Monday, January 5th, 2015. School will not be in session for two weeks. Please enjoy this special time with your family and friends. The staff ... Read on...

Posted on: December 21, 2014

Teaching Tens and Ones


Scholars in Mrs. Sullivan's second grade class have been busy learning about regrouping. The culminating activity was for scholars to create a way to teach it to their peers. The scholars worked in small groups to create... Read on...

Posted on: December 21, 2014

MAP Testing

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Balmoral will be administering the MAP tests to scholars in grades 1-5 starting the week of January 12th. Scholars will be tested in Reading and Math. This will be the second time this school year for the test to be given.... Read on...

Posted on: December 21, 2014

Dress For The Weather


Please remember to dress your scholar for the weather. Hats, coats, and gloves are needed for the bus stops and for recess. Scholars will be going outside for recess if weather permits. Also, remember to check the district... Read on...

CM Sixth Grade Center Home

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Posted on: December 17, 2014

Cleopatra Visits

Students in Mr. Vallow's social studies classes had a special visitor recently. Egyptian queen Cleopatra dropped by.

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Posted on: December 17, 2014

Texas Roadhouse Fundraiser

Thanks to all who participated in the Texas Roadhouse Fundraiser. Mrs. Ahern's class sold the most and won a catered Texas Roadhouse Lunch.

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Posted on: December 12, 2014

Holiday Concert

The Sixth Grade Center Band recently performed several holiday tunes at the holiday concert.

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Posted on: December 3, 2014

Four CMHS Students Published in the Chicago Tribune


CMHS students Veronica Mayes, Allison Carlos, Jamari Pierce, and Gavin Wagner can now add "published writer" to their burgeoning repertoires. All four students' work was specially selected for recent publication... Read on...

Posted on: December 15, 2014

CMHS Winter Break

CMHS First Semester finals will be taking place December 18th and 19th. Both days will be early release for students. Winter Break will start after finals on December 19th, and extend until January 4, 2015. Classes will... Read on...

Posted on: December 21, 2014

Next Parent University is on January 7th

Parent University is a series of informational sessions and workshops that will help you and your student make the most of their years at Crete-Monee High School. The sessions are designed to give you an overview of some... Read on...

Posted on: December 1, 2014

Financial Aid Workshop/Sesión informativa de ayuda financiera

On January 8th, 2015, Crete-Monee High School will be hosting a workshop on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, also known as the FAFSA. During this time we invite you and your family to attend in... Read on...


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Posted on: December 15, 2014

Student Council Volunteer Work

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By: Nick Washington
On December 5th, Mrs. Teslow and Mrs. Ali led a group of ten students from Crete-Monee Middle School’s Student Council to the Ronald McDonald House in Oak Lawn, Illinois. Ronald McDonald House is a home... Click here to read the article...

Posted on: December 11, 2014

Robert Crown Presentation scheduled.


In January, all 8th grade students have the opportunity to attend a Health Education Program.

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Posted on: December 4, 2014

Are You Smarter than a Middle Schooler?

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By Noah Wood and Maddy Gray

Scholastic bowl is an after school club where students compete against other schools, and answer different questions about all subjects. A few members of the club were asked questions about... Click here to check out their article.

Posted on: December 2, 2014

Pencil Party!

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Several years ago, Dr. Sempebwa, a motivational speaker, spoke to CMMS students about growing up in Uganda and the need of many of their students. Since that time, CMMS has collected gently used shoes, new socks, and raised... Read on...

Posted on: November 24, 2014

CMMS spirit wear makes a great gift!

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Looking for the perfect gift this holiday season? CMMS Spirit wear is available through our PTA!

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Posted on: November 10, 2014

CMMS staff participates in Hot Chocolate Run.


On Sunday, November 9, CMMS staff joined over 30,000 people to support the Ronald McDonald House. They were rewarded with a tasty chocolate fondue bowl and hot chocolate at the end of the race. Staff braved the cold to... Read on...

Coretta Scott King Home

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Posted on: December 19, 2014


Students whose names are pulled for the raffle may earn extra privileges, such as helping school staff or special seating in the classroom or at lunch, nonuniform passes, or extra computer time, just to name a few!

Posted on: December 19, 2014

Popcorn Fundraiser

Over $1300 was raised during this fundraiser! Thank you very much to all who sold or bought popcorn. Enjoy the popcorn!

Posted on: December 19, 2014

2nd Trimester Action Plan Underway!

Students will be working on projects to be included in care packages and collecting food and hygiene items for soldiers to enjoy. We are also looking to display photos of family members of our students and staff who have... Read on...

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Crete Elementary Home

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Posted on: December 8, 2014

Boys Basketball Exhibition Game

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The fourth and fifth grade boys basketball team will hold an exhibition game for students on Dec. 12. The boys will play two games, one for the kindergarten through second grade students, and one for the third through fifth... Read on...

Posted on: December 8, 2014

Fourth and Fifth Grade Book Clubs

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Students in 4th and 5th grades participated in book clubs to discuss the November title for Tournament of Books. The fourth grade book being discussed was Kimchi and Calamari by Rose Kent. The fifth grade books was Hold... Read on...

Posted on: December 8, 2014

Warm Up With a Good Book Literacy Night

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Crete Elementary held the first family literacy night of the year, with the theme "Warm Up With a Good Book! The evening started with pizza and juice for parents and students. After dinner, students stayed in the... Read on...

District News Home

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Posted on: November 24, 2014

Know Before You Go: Emergency School Closing Information

On inclement weather days, it may be necessary to cancel school or delay the start time of the school day. On such occasions, the school district encourages parents to check for up-to-date information on school closings.

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Posted on: December 8, 2014

2014 School Report Cards are now available

The Illinois School Report Card, which was redesigned in 2013, has been identified as the leading report card out of all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The report card information goes beyond standardized test scores

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Posted on: December 8, 2014

Superintendent Cunningham unveils the Facilities Master Plan (FMP) for the district

Superintendent Cunningham's PowerPoint presentation walked the audience through the steps and phases of a 5-year plan for improving district facilities.

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Early Learning Center Home

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Posted on: October 20, 2014

Car Rider Signs

If your child is a car rider, please remember to always have your green car rider sign in the window where the teachers can see it. If there is someone else who frequently picks up your child, please ask your child's... Read on...

Monee Education Center Home

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Posted on: December 18, 2014

MEC WinterFest

Students and staff at the Monee Education Center participated in a week of fun and exciting activities to end out the school year. Students that passed the seven day challenge by demonstrating respect, responsibility, and... Read on...

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Posted on: December 18, 2014

Mock Trial

CAP students and staff members participated in a mock trial in Mrs. Musni's English class titled "Mr. Clause vs. Justin and Omarion."

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Posted on: November 17, 2014

MEC Talent Show

The Monee Education Center hosted a talent show in the MEC Gymnasium on December 11th 2014 at 12:30 PM.

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Posted on: December 18, 2014

Snowflake Sale

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Students are creating and selling 3D snowflakes until this Wednesday, Dec. 17. All proceeds will go to fund PBIS. Please make sure and place your orders. Thank you for your support!

Posted on: December 9, 2014

Deck the Doors


Student volunteers will decorate staff members’ classroom doors with wrapping paper this week. Staff members who are interested in having their classroom door decorated will make a small donation. All proceeds collected will... Read on...

Posted on: December 9, 2014

Holiday Cards & Crafts

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It’s time to get creative and perhaps a little sparkly. Students will create holiday cards to give to their loved ones during this holiday season. Glitters and holiday crafts will be provided for use.

Posted on: November 30, 2014

MEC Believes

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As we settle into second quarter I would like to share with you the Beliefs and Values of the Monee Education Center:
We believe that some students will function more effectively in a non-traditional highly structured... Read on...

Monee Elementary Home

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Posted on: December 13, 2014

Student Council Food Drive


Students and staff at Monee Elementary donated many needed food and personal items to the local food pantry. Student Council members were busy boxing up the items for pick up. Thanks to everyone that donated. They also made... Read on...

Posted on: November 19, 2014

Dress for the Weather!

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Once the temperature drops, we need everyone to wear clothes appropriate for the weather whenever possible. A child may not stay inside without a doctor's note. Coats, hats, scarves, gloves, mittens, boots-all are an... Read on...

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Talala Elementary Home

4 Stories
Posted on: December 19, 2014

November Student of the Month!

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We would like to congratulate the students chosen from each class as Student of the Month for November. The students celebrated their accomplishment with a pizza party with Mrs. Johnson and Mr. Harmon. The students... Read on...

Posted on: December 19, 2014

School Resumes Monday, January 5th

Winter Break will be Monday, December 22nd until Friday, January 2nd. School will resume on Monday, January 5th.

Posted on: December 8, 2014

Dress for the Weather!

With the weather turning colder, it is important that the students are dressed appropriately with winter clothes. We will make every effort to take the students outside for recess unless the temperature is too cold. Please... Read on...

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Posted on: December 8, 2014

December's Tiger Trait is Caring

This month, students will learn the importance of understanding other’s feelings, as well as how to show they care. Help your child learn to be caring by making cards or gifts together for family or friends!

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