WELCOME TO JAMES AVANT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

  •  James Avant is located in East St. Louis, Illinois and serves the communities of Washington Park and Caseyville.

    We serve a diverse population of students consisting of African Americans, Caucasians and Hispanics, as well as Special Services students in Kindergarten - 5th grade. We are a school that strives to service the whole student’s needs in our care.  

    Please continue to visit our website as we add new information and features to connect with students, staff, teachers, parents, and community.

    OUR MISSION:

    The Mission of James Avant Elementary School is to provide all students with a safe and nurturing learning environment that fosters a rigorous and diverse core curriculum in every classroom.

     

    OUR CORE VALUES: 

    We believe all children can learn through differentiated instruction.

    We value every student at James Avant Elementary School.

    We value a safe, supportive, stimulating and care environment.

    We believe that every student can achieve EXCELLENCE AND GREATNESS.

    We value our partnership with parents, community, teachers and the entire James Avant Elementary Family.

    JAMES AVANT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IS BUILDING A CULTURE OF EXCELLENCE!!

     

    OUR MOTTO:

    THUNDERCATS  Stay READY

    Respect yourself and others around you.

    Excellence is the expectation.

    Always cooperate with teachers, staff and fellow students at all times.

    Dress properly with pride in your school uniform.

    You are responsible for YOU!!!

     

     

Featured News and Headlines

  • Transitions to In-Person Instruction

    Please see detailed communications regarding upcoming schedules, including Instructional Planning Days and the return to in-person instruction for some students beginning March 10, 2021.

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  • Virtual Recruitment Fair

    Are you interested in changing careers? If so, East St. Louis School District 189 has the perfect opportunity for you. Please visit https://www.applitrack.com/estl/onlineapp/ for current job openings to determine which career you are interested in applying for. The Virtual Recruitment Fair will be held on March 11, 2021 from 9 am to 12 pm. We are eager to meet you!

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  • School District Partners with East Side Health District and National Guard to Vaccinate Staff

    East St. Louis School District 189, in partnership with East Side Health District and the National Guard provided School District 189 staff members with COVID-19 vaccines on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 and Thursday, February 11, 2021. East St. Louis School District 189 is the first known school district in the region to partner with a local health department on such a large vaccination event for staff members.

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  • Former Flyers Football Team Members Play College Football

    Twenty-one former members of the East St. Louis Senior High School Football Team are currently enrolled in college on scholarships and playing on college football teams. These former Flyers are playing all over the United States demonstrating not only their athletic ability but their sholastic abilities as well.

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  • Grab and Go Student Meals

    School District 189 provides Grab & Go meals Monday-Friday from 10am-Noon to students enrolled in the district. The daily bag includes breakfast, lunch, snack and supper! Get yours at: - All 10 schools - Several Community Centers - Mobile Routes. Look for the school bus!

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  • School/Parent Compact

    All School District 189 students and parent/guardian are required to complete the Student Compact. Click here for more details.

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  • Technology Guide for Students and Parents

    Please click here to access resources to help your family navigate technology being used by School District 189. Having technical difficulties? Contact the Tech Helpline at 618-646-3322 or email parentsupportcenter@estl189.com

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  • Board Member Consolidated Election

    Four seats on our seven-member Board of Education will be filled at the April 6, 2021 consolidated election. Check details here about who is eligible to run and key deadlines for the process.

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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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  • Información de Emergencia para Familias

    Recursos para estudiantes de inglés

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  • Ed Resources During Remote Learning

    Families, teachers & staff are concerned anytime students are away from school for an extended period. The Curriculum & Student Support Services departments suggest the following list of resources & websites for students and their families to engage in learning activities. Please use the links provided and activities shared by teachers to keep students engaged in academic and social-emotional activities.

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