News & Announcements

Students Virtual Awards

Congratulations to the 2020 awards recipients!! Continue to strive for excellence as you prepare to be leaders in your classrooms, communities, on your college campuses, and in your future professions! Click on the link above "Students Virtual Awards" to view certificates.

Grab and Go Update - Tuesday, May 12th

Beginning on Tuesday, May 12th, Elementary School District 159 will resume providing breakfast and hot lunches at Colin Powell Middle School, as well as breakfast and ready to eat cold lunch meals at each elementary school.

Grab and Go Meals Program Distribution Update

Elementary School District 159 will begin distributing Grab & Go Meals on Monday, April 20th at each of our neighborhood schools. Click on link above to see the distribution schedule and heating instructions for the meals.

Important Message

Due to our National Crisis, Elementary School District 159
Board of Education will be conducting a digital alternative to its regular Physical Meeting on Wednesday, April 8, 2020 at 6:30 p.m.
All participants may join the Zoom Meeting at and Meeting ID:727550902 Password: 651340
One tap Mobile +13126266799 US (Chicago) Meeting ID: 727550902

Message From Principal Gordon

Dear Knights Families, I hope this letter finds you and your family healthy during such unprecedented times. As you may have heard, the Governor has suspended school until April 30, 2020 however, learning will still take place for Marya Yates students in the form of Remote Learning Phase II. Click on the link above for complete story.

Illinois State Assessments

The Illinois Science Assessment will be given to students in grades 5 and 8 on Thursday, March 21,2019. Make-ups for the test will be given on Friday, March 22nd.

The Illinois Assessment of Readiness will be given on Monday, March 25 through Wednesday, March 27, 2019. Make-ups will be given on March 28th and 29th.

Please click on Illinois State Assessments, at the top of this section, for a list of things you can do to assist your student prepare for the assessments.

5Essentials Survey for School Improvement (Click Here to Take the Survey)

Parents, please complete the 5Essentials Survey for School Improvement. The survey survey is designed to generate a detailed picture of the inner workings of your child’s school. As a parent, this opportunity will allow you to share your thoughts on the important elements of school effectiveness in a survey about your child’s school.
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