Important Messages

VISION - Inspiring Dreams * Empowering Minds * Strengthening Community

MISSION STATEMENT - Our purpose is to create pathways to intellectual, social and emotional success for all individuals we serve by fostering positive relationships and adding value to the greater community.



2016 Illinois 5 Essentials Parent Survey


Dear Parent, 

We want to know what you think!

The Illinois State Board of Education invites you to participate in the Illinois 5Essentials Survey. In this survey, you will be asked to provide feedback about your child’s school. This survey is designed to help school and district leadership improve their understanding of the parent/school relationship. 

All responses are completely anonymous. Responses to anonymous surveys cannot be traced back to the respondent. Additionally, your responses will be combined with other parents from your child's school and summarized in a school report to further protect your anonymity. Your participation in this survey is voluntary. You may elect not to respond to individual questions and may discontinue participation at any time. 

If you have more than one (1) child and they attend different schools, you may elect to complete the survey for each school. When you take this survey, please respond about the school you have just selected. This survey should take you 20 minutes or less to complete.

Should you have any questions or concerns about this work, you may contact 5Essentials Client Services at 1-866-440-1874.
Thank you advance for your participation.

Click here to take the survey


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The Momence school district has implemented a new mass

communication and notification system. This system vastly

broadens the communication capabilities of the district.


Parents who have e-mail accounts registered with the district

will should have received a welcome e-mail form this system. It is called Dewsly. 


Beyond an emergency notification system, Dewsly will also allow

teachers and coaches to send notifications to applicable parent and

student groups, and post the information to social media quickly and easily.

Whether it is a snow day, the teacher wants to remind parents of a field trip,

or the coach needs to spread the word that the game is postponed;

if it’s happening in the Momence schools, Dewsly can keep you informed.


Click here to check it out:


Dewsly Parents’ instructions:


Superintendent's Newsletter

January 29, 2016

January 22, 2016

January 15, 2016

January 8, 2016

Helpful Staff Links

Public School Works

Other Helpful Links

State/School Health Requirements 

Fitness Center Information

FY16 School Year Calendar

Bullying Policy

Momence Education Association Teacher's Contract


Superintendent's Message


When I was taking my course work for becoming a superintendent, I was told to close the door and read good educational materials every day.  I have to admit that doesn't always happened but I have come across a couple of books.  John Gordon, the author of The No Complaining Rule and The Hard Hat has really inspired me.  It is my desire to lead positively and to help my staff do the same.  

This year we will focus on our road to success and the construction and hard work it takes to get there.  In a construction zone the process seems slow and nothing is easy.  Many times it is frustrating and we get upset but when we finish the project it becomes very rewarding.  We are proud of our accomplishments.  To help us in our progress I am asking each of you to do the following:

  1. Monitor your thoughts and words.  Spend time to see what pops into your head and comes out of your mouth.  Evaluate what you find out.
  2. Make a Gratitude list.  As soon as you get up make a list of things you are thankful for.  When your focus turns negative look at your list instead.
  3. Take a Thank-You Work-out.  Physical activity helps to clear the mind.  Make a mental note of what you are thankful for and carry that with you all day.
  4. Focus on the Good Stuff.  Just for the day focus on what is good rather than wrong.  See what others are doing right instead of wrong.  Praise instead of criticize.  What do you get to do versus what you have to do.
  5. Start a success journal.  Write down all your great interactions with your family, colleagues and students.
  6. Let go.  Make a list of things you would like to complain about.  Review your list of what you have the power to change and those beyond your control.  Identify the solution and make an action plan to address your complaints.  Finally write the word surrender next to the ones out of your control.
  7. Breathe.  Spend 10 minutes in silence.  This is a time I use to pray.

Our jobs are very difficult at times but very rewarding.  We all want the same thing which is to become excellent educators and give our students the best possible education. I hope you will join me as a united team to move our district forward to reach all stakeholders.  Each day make every effort to build each other up as a staff.  We can accomplish more by building each other up and being honorable teammates.

Great things will happen in FY16.  I am asking all our stakeholders to put on your tool belts, steel toed shoes, and hard hats.  The construction zone is about to begin.  I am excited about the journey and look forward to working with you this school year.

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