Kindergarten students are working to become play experts as part of their ELA unit "Toys and Play". Today, students practiced speaking, listening, and language standards as they explored attributes of toys and used descriptive language to discuss the toys in small groups.
Thank you to Ms. Schindler, Ms. Al-Takriti, Ms. Storino, and Dr. Johnson for putting together our first ELL Parent Information Night!
Friendly reminder about upcoming fall pictures! 📸
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.
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!
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!
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!
Kindergarteners are doing a fantastic job on Day 2 of lunch! Go Stars!
Thank you to the Mokena PTA for welcoming back our fabulous staff members with treats in each school's lounge! We appreciate your support!
Our teachers and staff members are back! We are looking forward to a great year together!
We hope to see all of our MES Stars at the Back to School Nights on Monday and Tuesday!
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!
Preliminary bus stop information is available in Skyward. Please check back on Monday for final pick up times and locations.
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!
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!
Kindergarten classrooms were revamped this summer! Check out the colorful accent walls in each room!
Our Building Leadership Teams came together as a district team to collaboratively learn about levers of improvement, analyze school data, and create goals and action plans for this upcoming school year. We are very fortunate to have this great group of teachers and administrators focused on continuous improvement for each school!
Don't forget about the kindergarten play date tomorrow hosted by the Mokena 159 PTA!