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The Illinois State Board of Education and Dr. Chris Koch welcome parents and families to the 2014-2015 school year.

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Balmoral Elementary Home

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Posted on: August 22, 2014

PTO Meeting

The Balmoral PTO meeting will hold its first meeting of the new school year on Thursday, September 4th, at 4:00 P.M,. in the staff lounge. Parents are welcome to bring their children to the meeting. Light refreshments will be served. We hope to see you!

Posted on: September 1, 2014

Students of the Month

On Friday, September 5th, our Students of the Month will be rewarded with at Pizza Party. The pizzas are provided by Aurelio's in Crete and the Balmoral PTO. To be a chosen for this award there are several criteria: All... Read on...

Posted on: September 1, 2014

Labels and Box Tops

The Balmoral PTO is once again collecting Labels for Education and Box Tops for Education. These programs earn money and items for our school. Simply cut out the labels and/or box tops and send them to school with your scholar. Please support YOUR PTO.

Posted on: August 25, 2014

Curriculum Nights

Balmoral Elementary will host two Curriculum Nights. Parents are invited to attend this important event. The 3-5 night will be on Wednesday, September 10th. The K-2 night will be on Wednesday, September 17th. Both nights will be from 6:00-7:30 P.M.

Posted on: September 2, 2014

Early Dismissal

Wednesday, September 10th, will be a 1:15 dismissal for scholars. It is a School Improvement afternoon for staff. Breakfast and lunch will be served to scholars.

Posted on: August 25, 2014

PTO Bookfair

The Balmoral PTO is hosting its annual Scholastic Book Fair from September 15th-19th. It will be open Monday, September 15th through Thursday, September 18th from 9:45-3:45 P.M. and Friday, September 19th from 8:45-1:00 P.M.... Read on...

CM Sixth Grade Center Home

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Posted on: August 25, 2014

Water Hydration Program

Due to the high heat index forecast for next week, the district has begun implementing the Water Hydration Program for elementary school buildings without central air conditioning. Water coolers are being added to hallways... Read on...

Posted on: August 20, 2014

Bus Service

We would like to express our sincere apologies for the difficulties with the bus service that occurred for today’s pick-up and departures. The unfortunate delays caused an unnecessary burden to our students, families and... Additional Info....

Posted on: August 14, 2014

Parent Volunteers

The Sixth Grade Center encourages parents to volunteer in our school. If you are interested in volunteer opportunities, please contact Ms. Michelle Calderone at (708) 367-2706 or


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Posted on: August 20, 2014

CMHS Welcomes New Principal

Crete-Monee High School welcomes new principal, James Harden, PhD. Throughout his 16 years as an educator, new CMHS principal, Dr. James Harden has allowed a single idea to drive his work as an administrator and to unify his school community

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Posted on: July 30, 2014

Curriculum Night

Mark your calendars, CMHS Curriculum Night is September 3, 2014, from 7:00-9:00pm. Curriculum Night offers parents/guardians the opportunity to meet their student's teachers and learn about course curriculum and specific course requirements.


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Posted on: September 2, 2014

Math Letter to Parents

Welcome to Math at Crete-Monee Middle School!
According to the Common Core State Standards, knowing, recognizing, understanding, communicating and solving problems, helps connect new material to previously learned material.

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Posted on: September 1, 2014

8th Grade Washington DC Information Meeting

If your 8th grade student is interested in attending the Washington, DC trip in the spring of 2015, please come to our information meeting on Monday, September 15th at 6:30 pm in the Little Theater. You will receive an... Read on...

Posted on: August 26, 2014

CMMS Spirit Wear

Hey there, Comets! Show your school spirit by ordering a team t-shirt! That’s right! Place your order today for a bona-fide 100% cotton Gildan T-Shirt custom-printed to represent your team! T-Shirts are $10 for S-XL and $15 for 2XL and 3XL.

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Posted on: August 19, 2014

Beginning of the 2014-2015 School Year Forms

Students will receive beginning of the year forms. Each student is required to return the signed form to their Advisory teacher by Monday, August 25, 2014. Here's a link to a copy for your records.

Link to Beginning-of-the-Year Forms
Posted on: August 11, 2014

7th Grade Orientation Presentation

Please click the following link to check out the PowerPoint from the 7th grade orientation presented August 6th.

7th Grade Orientation PowerPoint
Posted on: July 10, 2014

CMMS 2014-2015 School Supply List

Be prepared for next school year with our recently updated school supply list.

2014-15 School Supply List
Posted on: June 3, 2014

2014 Summer Reading Information

Again this summer, all students who will be entering CMMS will be required to read one book over the summer. There is a brief assignment that goes with the reading that is due to the student's reading teacher by Friday, September 5th, 2014.

Click here for the list and assignment details.
Posted on: June 5, 2014

2014 Summer Math Assignment

Incoming 7th graders are required to complete the 2014 Summer Math assignment. Returning students were given the assignment at the 6th to 7th grade step-up day in June. Packets are due August 29th. The tentative test date is Friday, September 5th.

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Coretta Scott King Home

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Posted on: August 20, 2014

Curriculum Night Schedule

Please join us for our annual Curriculum Nights to learn more about CSK's unique learning experiences and to meet your child's teachers. Don't forget to visit PTO's used uniform sale for great deals on CSK uniforms.

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Posted on: September 1, 2014

CSK Spirit Day

CSK's first Spirit Day of the 2014-15 school year will be held on Friday, September 5. Students wearing the school colors, blue and gold, may be out of uniform. We can't wait to see everyone's school spirit shine!

Posted on: September 2, 2014

Parent Calendar Resource

The CSK Parent Calendar is now available. The calendar will be featured on the CSK Homepage until October. After that it can be found on the "School Office" page. Make sure you stay up-to-date on the happenings at CSK!

Parent Calendar
Posted on: September 1, 2014


This year the CSK staff is recognizing students who demonstrate SOAR (safety, ownership, achievement, respect) by giving students eagle wing tickets. These tickets are collected by classroom teachers and a raffles will be held on Fridays. Go Eagles!

Posted on: July 28, 2014

Supply lists

Please see our updated supply lists for the 2014-2015 school year. Take care to print only the page relevant to your student(s). Happy Back-to-School Shopping!

Supply lists

Crete Elementary Home

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Posted on: August 29, 2014

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Balmoral Elementary has challenged Crete Elementary to participate in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge! And of course, Crete Elementary has accepted! On Thursday, Sept. 4th at 2:15pm, a group of teachers, parents, board members... Read on...

Posted on: August 8, 2014

Save the Dates!

The beginning of the school year is a busy time! Here are some important dates for your to remember.

August 18-Back to School Night 5:00-7:00 PM
August 20-First Full Day of School (9:30-3:35), Kindergarten Orientation 10... Read on...

District News Home

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Posted on: August 28, 2014

Get to Know...The New U!

Crete-Monee School District is happy to welcome our new superintendent Nathaniel Cunningham, Jr. We are equally excited to introduce the new members of our administrative team. Each brings a wealth of professional experience to their new roles.

Posted on: July 30, 2014

Sraga Hauser to Offer Free Seminar for School Board Candidates

This free seminar is for anyone interested in running for a school board position in April 2015.The seminar will be held on Saturday, Sept 20, 2014, from 9:00 to 10:30 AM at the Tinley Park Convention Center, 18451 Convention Center Dr, Tinley Park, IL.

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Monee Education Center Home

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Posted on: August 21, 2014

Curriculum Night

Save the date – Our annual Curriculum Night will be held on Tuesday, September 23rd from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm. The Monee Education Center staff would like to encourage students and their parents and/or guardians to come on out... Read on...

Posted on: August 21, 2014

PBIS Kick Off

Monee Education Center began the school year with an all school PBIS Kick Off. Both students and staff participated in an ice-breaker power point presentation, which discussed in great detail the expectations of PBIS in... Read on...

Posted on: June 11, 2014

Mentorship Matters

MEC staff would like to thank all of the students, parents, and their teachers for coming out to attend the ”Mentorship Matters” End of Year Celebration that was held here at MEC on June 4, 2014. We had a wonderful turn out... Read on...

Monee Elementary Home

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Posted on: June 5, 2014

School Supply Lists for 2014-2015

Shop the summer sales and save money!

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Posted on: August 20, 2014

Wednesday, September 10th is a 1:15 Dismissal for School Improvement

School will be dismissed at 1:15. Breakfast and lunch will be served.

Posted on: September 1, 2014

Fall Picture Day

Fall Picture Day is Monday, September 29th. Picture order forms will come home closer to the date.

Posted on: August 20, 2014

Wednesday, September 24th is a 1:15 Dismissal for School Improvement

School will be dismissed at 1:15. Breakfast and Lunch will be served.

Talala Elementary Home

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Posted on: August 27, 2014

Talala Elementary Student Handbook

We ask that all families view the Talala Elementary Student Handbook under the About Us tab on our homepage. This will provide information regarding school and district policies. After reading, please sign and return the attached form to school.

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Posted on: August 22, 2014

Mr. Vaughn named Interim Principal

Administrative changes have taken place at Talala Elementary this week and Mr. Amos Vaughn has been named Interim Principal. Please see attached welcome letter from Mr. Vaughn.

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Posted on: August 21, 2014

Curriculum Night

Mark Your Calendars! Curriculum Night will be Thursday, September 11th from 6:00-7:30. Our teachers will be sharing important classroom and curriculum information. We look forward to seeing all our families that evening!

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