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Welcomes Christian Anderson

Mr. Christian B. Anderson

Crete-Monee School District Board of Education is pleased to welcome Mr. Christian Anderson to the school board. Mr. Anderson has recently been appointed to the CM 201-U school board by Will County Regional Superintendent Dr. Shawn Walsh.

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Balmoral Elementary Home

7 Stories
Posted on: February 1, 2016

Sweetheart Grams

Do you have a special person you would like to send a Sweetheart Gram to for Valentines Day? The Student Council has Sweetheart Grams for sale for $2.00 a piece. This includes a sucker bouquet and a personalized message. Orders are due by February 12th. C...Read on...

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Posted on: February 7, 2016

Valentines Dance

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Student Council is sponsoring a Valentines Day Dance on Friday, February 12th. It will begin at 3:40 P.M. and end at 5:00 P.M.. All forms and money are due on Monday, February 8th, to the office. Scholars must be picked up promptly at 5:00 P.M. Please ca...Read on...

Posted on: February 7, 2016

PTO Smencils

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Our PTO will be selling Valentines Smencils for $1.00 each until they are sold out. Please complete the order form and return it to the office, along with your money. Smencils are scented pencils that are made of 100% recycled newspapers. Please contact M...Read on...

Posted on: February 1, 2016

Carson's Community Days

The PTO is sponsoring Community Days at Carsons on February 26th and 27th. The cost of the booklet is $5.00 and the coupons can be used online or in the store. You will receive a $10.00 off coupon, plus percentage off coupons. All proceeds go to the PTO. ...Read on...

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Posted on: January 31, 2016

Presidents' Day

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School will not be in session on Monday, February 15th, in observance of Presidents' Day. This is a federal holiday. Presidents' Day celebrates the birthday of our first president, George Washington (2-22) and that of President Abraham Lincoln (2-12). Read on...

Posted on: December 17, 2015

Bank Deposit Days


We are very fortunate to have a business to partner with, Old Plank Trail Bank. The bank comes in each month to teach our scholars about banking and the importance of saving. Deposits can be made at school every month on specific days. The dates are as fo...Read on...

Posted on: January 19, 2016

Be Safe in the Kitchen

Our Safety Patrol is teaching scholars to be safe in the kitchen. We know that many accidents take place in the kitchen. The members have put up signs throughout the school telling scholars how to be safe in the kitchen. Mr. Walz and Mrs. Robinson are the...Read on...

CM Sixth Grade Center Home

5 Stories
Posted on: February 5, 2016

Black History Month Field Trip

Permission slips and monies for the Sixth Grade Center's field trip to the Black Ensemble Theater are due on Monday, February 8th.

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Posted on: January 6, 2016

Tech-opoly Night!

The Sixth Grade Center will host Tech-opoly Night on Wednesday, February 17th at 6:00 PM. The evening will feature an overview of how to interpret PARCC scores, tips for staying safe online, and a technology resource folder for each family that attends.

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Posted on: February 5, 2016

Candy Math

Sixth Grade Center teachers are constantly seeking ways to make learning hands-on for their students. Students in Mrs. Shymkus' math class used candy to practice the skill of writing ratios.

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Posted on: January 30, 2016

Team Incentives

Teamwork is a crucial part of the successes at the Sixth Grade Center, for both students and teachers! Several of our teachers worked together and hosted incentives to celebrate student achievement in the past week.

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Posted on: January 28, 2016

Sweetheart Dance

The Sixth Grade Center student council is hosting a Sweetheart Dance on Friday, February 12th. Admission is $2 at the door with ID. Proceeds from the dance will be donated to Pennies for Patients.

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CMHS Athletics

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Posted on: February 8, 2016

Congratulations to the Varsity Wrestling team for placing third

At this weekend’s 3A Regional. Placing 4th: Curtis Pointer & Isaiah Castille; Placing 3rd: Michael Foy; Placing 2nd: Crecencio Bentancourt and your Regional champions are Christian hall at 138lb & Lavall Mcnulty at 195lb.

Posted on: February 3, 2016

National Signing Day - Congratulations to our Warrior Student Athletes

The following student-athletes will be signing National Letters of Intent today at the high school. Frank Douglas, Seth Gipson, Drew Harvey, Landon Lenoir, Lavall McNulty, Clint Ratkovich, Adrianna Vera, Eric Vallot and Joe Ware. Great job Warriors! Read on...

Posted on: February 1, 2016

Girls Bowling Conference Champions

Congratulations to the Girls Bowling Team for their Conference Championship on Friday. Kaitlyn Sawallisch placed first in conference, Kiara Hayes 3rd, Taylor Roberts 4th, and Alyssa Baron 5th. Also contributing were Jocelyn Gutierrez and Deja Roberts.

Posted on: January 28, 2016

CMHS Warrior Cheer Outreach Camp Clinic on 2-12-16 from 3:30 PM - 7:30 PM in the CMHS Field House

For more information, please visit our Cheerleading Home Page

CMHS Cheerleading
Posted on: February 2, 2016

Congratulations to the Warrior-Guard Team

Congratulations to the Warrior-Guard Team for receiving 5th place at the "Cedarburg, Wisconsin" Winter-Guard Competition this past Saturday. Outstanding job Team!

Posted on: January 26, 2016

Weight Room Now Open After School

Not currently participating in a seasonal sport? If so, get in shape by stopping by and working out in the CMHS Weight Room after school. The Weight Room is open Mon., Wed., & Thurs. from 2:30-3:45. Participants can take the 4:00 activity buses home.


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Posted on: February 4, 2016

National Signing Day


Congratulations to our several student athletes who, on February 3rd, signed on with colleges around the country to not only continue their education, but their athletic talents as well.

One CMHS student, Adrianna Vera, not only holds an exemplary academi...

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Posted on: February 3, 2016

FAFSA Dinner

Parents and students, please join the CMHS Guidance Department on Friday, February 12th, for 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm, for pizza and to submit your FAFSA! Enter through the Athletics doors. Contact Carissa Henke with questions at (708) 367-8294.

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Posted on: January 24, 2016

Don't Miss the Upcoming Stamp Redemption Day

The next Stamp Redemption Day will take place during all lunch mods on February 16th. Make sure to have your stamp sheet ready to take advantage of available prizes.

Posted on: February 4, 2016

Girls Bowling Win Their Conference

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For the 2015-16 Girls Bowling Season, we have faced many ups and downs. We started off the season a bit tough, trying to shake off some early rust. By mid season, we had shown our dominance in conference. At the Bremen Holiday Invite, we took 1st Consolat...

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Posted on: January 30, 2016

CMHS College and Career Fair

On Wednesday February 24th Crete-Monee High School will be hosting a college and career fair from 6:30 to 8:30 pm in the Fieldhouse. Students and parents are encouraged to attend. Attendees can expect to learn more information about a variety of college a...

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Posted on: February 5, 2016


On January 23rd, Crete-Monee hosted its annual Show Choir competition SPECTACULAR! This event featured twenty show choirs from as far away as Ohio and Missouri, to compete for the title of Best Show Choir along with a Solo Competitions and boasted some of...

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Posted on: February 8, 2016

PBIS Hosts First Stamp Redemption Day

On December 15th, CMHS held it's first PBIS Redemption Day of the year. Students had the opportunity to redeem their Warrior stamps for prizes and raffle tickets. Over one hundred students purchased raffle tickets to be entered into the drawing for Beats ...

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Posted on: January 29, 2016

Eighth Grade Open House on Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 7:00 pm.

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Dear Future Warrior Parent/Guardian,

It is time to begin thinking about your eighth grader entering high school. At Crete-Monee High School we have already begun preparing some exciting opportunities to welcome your son or daughter into our Warrior com...Read on...

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Posted on: January 19, 2016

9 Social Media Red Flags Parents Should Know About

Find out which social media features are cause for concern -- no matter which app your kid is using.

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Posted on: January 15, 2016

Win Big with Box Tops!


Clip Box Tops to help CMMS PTO raise funds for our PBIS store. Turn in at least 10 Box Tops to get your name entered in the raffle. Prizes include gift cards to Jak’s Warehouse. Box tops are due to advisory teachers by Monday, March 14th.

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Posted on: January 6, 2016

What should parents know about Tumblr?

Tumblr is an unending streaming scrapbook of text, photos, videos, and audio clips. It pioneered the vibrant, graphic-rich, full-screen design that kids love (which is one reason Yahoo bought it for $1.1 billion 2013). And -- with more than a million blog...Read on...

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Posted on: December 14, 2015

7th Grade Springfield Trip

7th grade students are invited to attend a trip to Springfield, Illinois. Please refer to the attached permission slip for dates, cost, and criteria. Permission slips are due on Wednesday, March 2, 2016

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Coretta Scott King Home

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Posted on: January 16, 2016

Night at the PARCC

2015 PARCC results went home with students in grades 4-6 on Friday, January 15. CSK is hosting A Night at the PARCC to discuss interpreting your child's test results on Tuesday, February 9 at 6:00 p.m. Please join us!

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Posted on: January 6, 2016

Upcoming Assessments

STEP (Strategic Teaching and Evaluation of Progress) Literacy assessments are individually administered to students in kindergarten through second grade.
F&P (Fountas and Pinnell) tests are individually administered to students in grades 3-5. 1st throu...Read on...

Posted on: December 14, 2015

CSK Eagle's Kindness Sightings - #CSKKindness

If you have received a Kindness Eagle and would link to report a Kindness Sighting, or simply want to learn more about this exciting project, click on the link below to visit our Learners in Action page.

Posted on: January 22, 2016

CSK Staff of the Month


Nominations for Staff of the Month are collected each month from CSK staff. Members are nominated for helping students, staff, or all of CSK!

This month, we give thanks for these two ladies, from left to right:
Mrs. Souffrant, Spanish teacher and Mrs...Read on...

Crete Elementary Home

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Posted on: February 2, 2016

Second Trimester Parent-Teacher Conferences

Mark your calendars for Thursday, March 3rd from 5:00 - 8:00 PM for our second trimester parent-teacher conferences. Classroom teachers will be sending home more information soon! PTO is also sponsoring the American Legion Hot Dog truck featuring and al...Read on...

Posted on: February 2, 2016

"A Walk in the PARCC" at the Next PTO Meeting

Please join us on February 9th at 6:30 PM for the next PTO meeting. I will begin the evening with the “Walk in the PARCC” presentation. I will review information pertaining to the PARCC test that was given last spring, discuss the score reports that par...Read on...

Posted on: September 25, 2015

Paws Laws Rubric


The PBIS team at Crete Elementary has developed a set of expectations for students called the Paws Laws Rubric. This document outlines the way students are expected to behave in various areas of the school, including the classroom, lunchroom, playground, ...Read on...

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District News Home

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Posted on: February 4, 2016

Know Before You Go!

Emergency Closing and Late Start information.

Posted on: January 21, 2016

Help Us Improve Our Schools: Take the 5Essentials Survey!

The 5Essentials Survey will be available in February. Please check back again soon.

Posted on: January 13, 2016

CM 201-U Publishes State of District Report

As a follow up to last month’s Community Forum, hosted by the Board of Education, residents of the district should have received a copy of the State of the District Report that was mailed prior to the Winter Holiday Break.


Early Learning Center Home

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Posted on: January 31, 2016

Car Rider Signs

If your child is a car rider, please remember to always have your green car rider sign with your child's name on it displayed in the passenger's side window. This ensures that your child's name is called in a timely manner and we can keep the pick-up proc...Read on...

Posted on: January 31, 2016



There will be no school on Monday, February 15th in honor of President's Day.

Posted on: January 19, 2016

2/17 Join us for Family Night

Join us Wednesday, February 17th for Family Night at the ELC. Storyteller, Tabitha Fifi will be joining us. Children and families will be able to enjoy listening to a story by her. More information to follow.

Monee Education Center Home

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Posted on: February 1, 2016

Take 5Essentials Survey!


2016 Illinois 5Essentials Survey

Help us improve our schools!

This year Crete-Monee School District 201U schools will participate in a survey called the Illinois 5Essentials Survey. The survey is designed to collect important information on school ...Read on...
Posted on: February 1, 2016

PBIS Goal- Defiance!

The P.B.I.S. student goal is to work on not being defiant, particularly in the areas of following dress code and being out of location - as these are the areas that students particularly struggle with in the past month. Our data shows that defiance is the...Read on...

Posted on: February 1, 2016

President's Day- No School!

In honor of President's Day, MEC will be closed February 15, 2016. Regular hours resume Tuesday, February 16, 2016.

Monee Elementary Home

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Posted on: January 26, 2016

PBIS Team Meeting

Our PBIS Universal Team Meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 10th at 4:00 in room 108.

Posted on: January 26, 2016

Young Rembrandt's Thursday, February 11th

Young Rembrandt's will be on Thursday, February 11th from 3:35-4:45.

Posted on: January 26, 2016

PBIS School Store for K-2 Students!

Our PBIS School Store for our K-2 students will be on Friday, February 12th. Be sure that you are being responsible, respectful, and safe to keep earning your Mustang Money!

Posted on: January 26, 2016

Classroom Valentine's Day Parties

Our Valentine's Day parties will be held on Friday, February 12th.

Posted on: January 26, 2016

No School on Monday, February 15th for President's Day

Just a reminder that there is no school on Monday, February 15th in observance of President's Day. School will resume on Tuesday, February 16th.

Posted on: January 26, 2016

Scholastic Book Fair

Our Scholastic Book fair will begin on Tuesday, February 16th and will run until Friday, February 19th.

Posted on: January 26, 2016

February Board of Education Meeting

The February Board of Education meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 16th at 7:00 at CMHS with public comment at 6:30.

Posted on: January 26, 2016

Young Rembrandt's Thursday, February 18th

Young Rembrandt's is scheduled for Thursday, February 18th from3:45-4:45.

Posted on: January 26, 2016

Family Reading Night!

Our Family Reading Night is scheduled for Thursday, February 18th from 6:00-7:30. More information will be sent home soon!

Posted on: January 26, 2016

Early Dismissal on Friday, February 19th

Just a reminder that on Friday, February 19th we have a 1:15 dismissal. Breakfast and lunch will still be served.

Talala Elementary Home

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Posted on: February 5, 2016

Parent Teacher Club Meeting and PARCC Presentation

The next Parent Teacher Club Meeting will be Monday, February 29th at 6:00 PM. In addition to the regular meeting, parents may also attend for a presentation of "What to Expect for the PARCC Test." We hope to see all our parents at the meeting!

Posted on: February 1, 2016

PARCC Parent Resources

PARCC test scores were sent home with our fourth and fifth grade students during the month of January with their progress report. Please look over your child's scores and view the attached flyer for more information on understanding the PARCC scores.

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Posted on: February 1, 2016

Box Tops and Labels for Education Contest

Don't miss our contest for Box Tops and Labels for Education! The class who submits the most in each wing (K-2, 3-5) will win a treat! Be sure your child's name and teacher is on the baggie or envelope. Expired Box Tops will not count! All money raise...Read on...

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Posted on: February 1, 2016

February Internet Safety

February's internet safety topic is cyber safety basics. Students will discuss screen names, passwords, privacy settings, and logging out. Topics will also include setting rules at home for internet usage and parent contracts.

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Posted on: January 12, 2016

5 Essentials Survey Coming Soon!

Beginning in February, we are asking parents to participate in the online 5 Essentials Survey. We will update you when the link to the survey is available!

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