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    Dr. Katie Harper Wright Elementary school is based in East Saint Louis, Illinois. We serve elementary school students from Pre-Kindergarten to 4th grade.

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    Knights Basketball 2022 Schedule 

    Basketball Shooting

    3-15-2022 5:00 @ Avant

    3-17-2022 5:00 vs Bush

    3-24-2022 5:00 @ Dunbar

    4-7-2022 5:00 vs Dunbar

    4-12-2022 5:00 @ Bush

    4-14-2022 5:00 @ Officer

    4-20-2022 5:00 vs Avant

    4-25-2022 5:00 vs Officer

    5-3-2022 TBD District 189 Tournament

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    Notice of Board Member Vacancy

    NOTICE OF BOARD OF EDUCATION MEMBER VACANCY PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, pursuant to Section 10-10 of the Illinois School Code (105 ILCS 5/10-10) and Board of Education Policy No. 2:70, the Board of Education of East St. Louis School District Number 189, St. Clair County, Illinois (School District) is accepting applications to fill the vacancy

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    Illinois 5Essentials Survey

    Parents, we need your voice! Ask school staff how to participate. The Illinois 5Essentials Survey can be completed starting January 24, 2023.

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    Join Us for the Key Communicator Network (virtual) Meeting

    Key Communicator Network (KCN) meetings are the best opportunity for parents and community members to have an open dialogue with the Superintendent and Cabinet members regarding questions, concerns, or recommendations they have. KCN participants will also hear updates about what is new at School District 189.  You are invited to join us!

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    Join Our Team!

    East St. Louis School District 189 may have the perfect career opportunity for you! Check out our current job openings on our website. School District 189 offers: * Competitive pay! *Best insurance benefits! *Higher pay with experience! *One-time stipend for teachers hired in the areas of math, science or foreign language!

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    Board Member Consolidated Election

    Three (3) seats on our seven-member Board of Education will be filled at the April 4, 2023 Consolidated Election. To be eligible to serve, one must be, on the date of election, a citizen of the United States, 18 years of age or over, a registered voter, and a resident of the State of Illinois and the East St. Louis School District for at least one year immediately preceding the election.

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    SHINE189 Newsletter

    Be sure to review the current SHINE189 Newsletter. Inside, you will find many highlights of stellar students, terrific teachers, achieving administrators, spectacular staff, pivotal programs and nifty news notices!

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    COVID Data Dashboard, Weekly COVID Testing and Test To Stay Program

    Check here for the COVID Data Dashboard. School District 189 is participating in the Test to Stay program in partnership with the CDC, IDPH, and East Side Health District. The SHIELD Illinois saliva-based PCR test is also available weekly to test students or staff for COVID to promote a safe learning environment.

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    eLearning, Return to Learn, & ESSER III Plans

    Please review our eLearning, Return to Learn and ESSER III Plans. We value the feedback received from students, parents and community stakeholders.

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    East St. Louis School District 189's Discipline Improvement Plan

    East St. Louis School District 189 has worked diligently to develop a discipline improvement plan. Please click the read more link to access the document.

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    Safety Message

    The East St. Louis School District is deeply committed to ensuring the safety of all students, staff, and school visitors on a daily basis.  Click here to read about existing safety and security measures we have in place.

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    Información de Emergencia para Familias

    Recursos para estudiantes de inglés

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    Help Is Available

    Many of us may need additional emotional or mental health support. Help is available.

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    Need Help? Resources for You

    There are resources available to those needing assistance now during the COVID-19 pandemic – anything from where to find food and childcare support to numbers for County Health Departments and mental health and counseling hotlines.

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