Marengo Community Middle School

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 2:20 P.M. 

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


                                                    5Essentials Survey

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Beginning January 26, teachers and students across Illinois will have an opportunity to participate in the Illinois 5Essentials Survey: Organizing Schools for Improvement. This survey was designed to generate a detailed picture of the inner workings of our school as viewed by students and staff.

The Illinois 5Essentials Survey will be administered online by UChicago Impact at the University of Chicago, on behalf of the Illinois State Board of Education. This survey identifies five indicators that can lead to important student outcomes, including improved attendance and larger test score gains. The five indicators that effect school success are:

  • Effective Leaders
  • Collaborative Teachers
  • Involved Families
  • Supportive Environments
  • Ambitious Instruction

Research has shown that schools strong on these indicators, the `` 5Essentials” are 10 times more likely to improve student learning.

Student participation in the Illinois 5Essentials Survey will help us understand the conditions at our school and guide improvement.  Identities and survey responses will be kept completely confidential and will never be connected to you or your child. 

The Illinois 5Essentials Survey will be conducted January 26 through February 12, 2015 during the school day.  Our Social Studies classes will use the computer labs to take the survey.

For more information about the Illinois 5Essentials Survey, or to view sample school reports, please visit   You may choose to keep your student from participating in the survey.  If you choose this option, please return this form with your signature and a note requesting the student not participate.


Tracy Beam,

Principal, MCMS

Privacy Policy


Please Mark Your Calendar


 29 - Yearbook meeting 2:30-3:15 P.M.


 4 - 3rd Quarter Mid-term

 4 - Regional Spelling Bee at 7:00 P.M. at Heineman M.S.

 4 - Mandatory Freshmen Orientation Night at MCHS auditorium 6:30 P.M.

 5 - Yearbook meeting from 2:30-3:15 P.M.

 5 - Booster Club meets at 6:30 P.M.

12 - 6th Grade Field Trip

12 - Mid-terms go home (for academic concerns only)

12 - Yearbook meeting from 2:30-3:15 P.M.

13 - No School - Teacher's Institute Day

16 - No School - Presidents' Day

17 - Market Day pick-up at Locust

20 - 8th Grade Promotion pictures

24 - 7th Grade Field Trip

24 - cePTA at 6:00 P.M.

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

27 - Sports/Club pictures starting at 7:20 A.M.

Lunch for 2014-2015

Lunch - $2.50 Reduced Lunch - $ .40 (lunch includes a milk)
Breakfast - $1.50 Reduced Breakfast - $ .30
Milk - $ .45 (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.

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.

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