This afternoon Mokena Elementary School conducted its annual required lockdown drill. Students and staff did a great job in responding to the prompts required of the drill. A 911 call was placed and first responders activated in response to the drill as well. Our Mokena Police Department’s response was immediate. Please know that our students and staff are safe, and that any observed law enforcement response was not for an actual incident. The safety of our students and staff is always our top priority. Please contact the District if you have any questions or concerns.
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3rd Graders are working hard on this hot day! In math, students are creating division sentences with hands-on counters. In ELA, students are collaborating in groups to summarize stories using a graphic organizer. Keep up the great work!
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Important announcement: Mokena Junior High will have a remote learning day on Thursday, August 24th due to HVAC issues. All other Mokena Schools will remain open.
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Thank you to all of our families that came to MJHS Back to School Night yesterday!
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back to school night
back to school night
back to school night
back to school night
As part of our new ELA curriculum, 5th grade students are learning the grade level skills needed to have collaborative discussions together. Today, students reviewed the discussion norms they created as a class and participated in the "think-pair-share" protocol to discuss their ideas around the module's guiding questions.
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discussion
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discussion
3rd grade students selected independent research reading books today as part of our new ELA curriculum! Students "test drove" many books about their module topic, "Overcoming Learning Challenges Near and Far", and found a book that was their perfect choice!
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books
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Tonight is Back to School Night at MJHS! Hear a presentation from teachers and administrators and then walk an abbreviated version of your child's schedule!
6 months ago, Mokena 159
back to school night
MES students gathered yesterday for an assembly led by author Adam Peterson to kick off the school's theme of "Be The Yellow". We're excited to see how students incorporate kindness this year!
6 months ago, Mokena 159
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be the yellow class hats
be the yellow assembly
be the yellow assembly
be the yellow assembly
Kindergarteners are doing a fantastic job on Day 2 of lunch! Go Stars!
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lunch
Happy first day of school!
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Thank you to the Mokena PTA for welcoming back our fabulous staff members with treats in each school's lounge! We appreciate your support!
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Our teachers and staff members are back! We are looking forward to a great year together!
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Happy Teacher Institute Day! We're so excited to kick off our school year!
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teacher institute day
teacher institute day
teacher institute day
We hope to see all of our MES Stars at the Back to School Nights on Monday and Tuesday!
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MES
We can't wait to see our MIS students at the Back to School Nights on Monday and Tuesday!
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MIS
Thank you to our 12 mentor teachers for providing guidance and support to our new staff members as they start their careers in Mokena. We are looking forward to seeing these partnerships blossom throughout the school year!
7 months ago, Mokena School District 159
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Preliminary bus stop information is available in Skyward. Please check back on Monday for final pick up times and locations.
7 months ago, Mokena School District 159
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Thank you to the Mokena Chamber of Commerce for the goodie bags for our new staff members. Our local businesses' generosity was such a warm welcome to the Mokena community!
7 months ago, Mokena School District 159
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The MJHS softball team kicked off their season with a dominating 13-3 victory over Oak Prairie! Check the school website for all future athletic events!
7 months ago, Mokena 159
softball team
Today we welcomed our new staff members to the Mokena Family as part of a three day orientation. The agenda included getting to know each district department, touring our schools and community, and learning about technology. We are so happy to have you join us!
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