Marengo Community Middle School Chooses Kind!

Students and Staff of Marengo Middle School have been promoting kindness through recognition of student actions, book study, guest speakers and student/staff activities.  We at Marengo Community School District 165 encourage everyone to "Choose Kind" today and everyday.

816 E. Grant Hwy.
Marengo, Illinois  60152
Phone: (815) 568-5720 Fax: (815) 568-7572

  Welcome to
Marengo Community Middle School


Middle School regular school hours are:

        * Classes start promptly at 7:35 A.M.,
the school day ends at 2:29 P.M.

Middle School Office :  6:30 A.M..-3:30 P.M.


Please Mark Your Calendar


 4th - 20th - PARCC testing continues

20 - 4th Quarter Mid-term

23 - Apex Kick-off

24 - cePTA at 4:30 P.M.

25 - Board of Education at 7:00 P.M.

27 - Scholastic Bowl at Hannah Beardsley Middle School

 27 - Early Dismissal at 11:00 A.M.

27 - 4th Quarter Mid-term reports go home for academic concerns only


 4 - Apex Activity

10 - Early Dismissal at 1:20 P.M.

10 - Student Led Conferences 4:00-7:00 P.M.

11 - Early Dismissal at 11:00 P.M.

15 - MCMS Spring Concert at 7:00 P.M.

18 - 8th Grade Chicago Trip

22 - 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony at 7:00 P.M.

22 - cePTA at 4:30 P.M.

23 - Board of Education at 7:00 P.M.

24 - Last day of School if NO snow days are used - Dismissal at 11:00 A.M.


If you are Brand New to our school district please register your child(ren) as soon as possible.  This is extremely important to get your child(ren) placed in the proper classes.  School offices open until 3:30 PM

2 items of proof of residency will be required to register the children.  Kindergarten will require the child's birth certificate to register. Any student transfering from OUT OF STATE will also require the Birth Certificate in order to register.  


Registration forms are available on our website for "Brand New" students into our district.  The forms can be filled out from your computer, when completed printed out (DOUBLE SIDED) or print out to fill out (DOUBLE SIDED).

Lunch for 2016-2017

Lunch - $2.70 Reduced Lunch - $ .40 (lunch includes a milk)
Breakfast - $1.50 Reduced Breakfast - $ .30
Milk - $ .50 (purchased as an extra milk regardless of lunch status)

The U.S. Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department.  (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at, or at the USDA office, or call (866)632-9992 to request the form.  You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form.  Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202)690-7442 or email at

Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800)877-8339; or (800)845-6136 (Spanish).

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.


Breakfast will be offered daily at a cost of $1.50. Students may purchase their lunch or bring lunches from home and purchase milk. The District provides a hot lunch program on a daily basis. Student price for hot lunch/milk is $2.70 and milk only is $.50. The cost to replace an I.D. card is $3.00 for the first card, $5.00 for the second card and $10 for any subsequent cards. Students will pay for meals through a debit card system. Each family may charge up to $20, regardless of how many students attend District 165. When a student has charged over the limit, a student may request cereal at cost for a limited 3 purchases after they have hit their limit your child should bring their own lunch and drink. 

District 165 utilizes a family breakfast/lunch account system. Family members, regardless of the building the student attends, will share one account. MCMS, Grant, and Locust students will use ID cards to access their family account. MCMS and Grant students may also manually enter their student ID number. We will notify students when funds are running low. Families undergoing severe financial hardship may obtain an application for free and reduced student lunches by calling the school office and by filling out the appropriate forms. We highly recommend that all families in the district fill out lunch application each school year.  A new form must be completed each school year. We are not connected to the Marengo Community High School; therefore a form must be completed for each school, each year.

If you are in need of the lunch application on paper you must notify your child's school to have one sent home with your child.

Mission Statement: District #165's mission is to form a community partnership dedicated to providing a solid educational foundation that enables students to become confident, self-sufficient and productive citizens. Students shall have the academic and technological opportunities to achieve their full potential in a nurturing environment.


Please note that some of our PDF's were created to be printed double sided.

File Downloads: 
2017-2018 School Calendar.pdf215.46 KB
2017-2018 School Calendar-Spanish.pdf219 KB
2018-2019 School Calendar.pdf215.92 KB
2016 MCMS State Report Card.pdf145.52 KB
Oct- Anti bullying month (1).pdf98.65 KB
Cepta.pdf547.33 KB
BREAKFAST APRIL 2018.pdf403.61 KB
boosterclubaccomplishments.pdf33 KB
CLIC Student Accident - Voluntary 24-Hour & Dental Instructions.pdf586.82 KB
DentalExamProof.pdf318.44 KB
EyeExamReport 09.pdf67.56 KB
IDPH.pdf43.89 KB
Extra Curricular Activities 2018.pdf668.5 KB
mcms parent volunteer form.pdf26.17 KB
Lunch April 2018.pdf452.71 KB
Handbook 2017-2018.pdf1.21 MB
MCMS_Booster_Club_General_information.pdf123.05 KB
MCMS_Booster_Club_membership_form.pdf83.84 KB
Medical Authorization 2018.pdf170.62 KB
medical Authorization Sp. 2018.pdf263.28 KB
Newsletter March 2018.pdf809.5 KB
Physical Form updated for 2018.pdf441.99 KB
Notorized Residence C1 SP2018.pdf192.85 KB
Notorized Residence C1-2018.pdf405.39 KB
Notice of Student Withdrawal 2018.pdf161.65 KB
Pertussis letter English & Spanish.pdf93.13 KB
Public_Health_Tdap_Vaccination.pdf100 KB
MCMS Supply List 17 18.pdf402.85 KB
Supply List MCMS 6th-8th 2017-2018 Spanish.pdf399.82 KB
Student_Accident_Insurance.pdf580.97 KB
Public_Health_What_is_Tdap.pdf96.54 KB
The Meaning of School Wide Title I.pdf399.04 KB
MCMS 5 Essentials Report.pdf3.61 MB
2017 Illois Report Card_MCMS.pdf152.94 KB
Marengo Community Middle School At A Glance Report Card.pdf70.01 KB
Teen Dating Violence.pdf390.15 KB
Lunch App ENGLISH D165.pdf1.32 MB
Lunch App SPANISH D165.pdf1.34 MB
Mobile Family Access for parents.pdf872.23 KB