Locust Elementary School

539 S. Locust St., Marengo, IL 60152
Telephone: (815)568-7632   Fax: (815)568-1830
Welcome to Locust School
Locust School serves Preschool through 3rd grade students.  School Principal: Suellen Lopez,
School Hours:  8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Morning Preschool: 8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Afternoon Preschool: 12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
April 2017
13th - NO PRESCHOOL     Early dismissal Locust 11:25 a.m.
14th - No school - Good Friday
26th - 4th Quarter mid-term
May 2017
5th - Mid-term reports go home (for academic concerns only)
11th - Early dismissal 2:00 p.m.
          Student led conferences 4:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.
12th - NO PRESCHOOL    Early Dismissal 11:25 a.m.
29th - No school  Memorial Day
Kindergarten Registration For 2017/2018 school year
February 8, 2017 at Locust School from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Child must be five years old on or before September 1, 2017, certified copy of birth certificate and two (2) items with proof of residency are required at registration.
Inscripcion para Kindergarten
El 8 de febrero de 2017, La Escuela de Locust, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Cualquier nino(a) de cinco anos o quien cumplio cinco anos el primero del septiembre 2017 y pertenece a dentro del Districto 165 debe registrarse.  Se requerira el acta de nacimiento del nino durante de las inscripcion por la ley del estado.
Lunch for 2016-2017

Lunch - $2.60 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.


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 $2.60 and milk only is $.45. 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.

PDF Downloads

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


Marengo Union Elementary School District 165’s online registration for the 2017/2018 school year is open NOW.  Please do not wait, fees are not required to be paid at this time, we need for you to do this now, it is extremely important for our Administration for preparing classroom sizes. This registration is required for every student that will be returning to our school district next year.

​Please see attachment called Online Reg Reminder Please complete 3-29-17

El diecisiete de marzo inscripciones para el próximo ano escolar para el distrito uno síes cinco Marengo Union estará abierto. Por favor no se espere, es muy importante reservar su lugar en el salón y es requerido para cada estudiante. El proceso es el mismo, vaya al sitio web de la escuela Marengo uno seis cinco punto o r g use el botón de Family Access. Si necesita su información para entrar a la cuenta contacte a su escuela. El cuatro de abril a las cinco hasta las siete P M la escuela Marengo Middle School estará abierta con computadoras disponibles para inscribir. El once de abril a las cinco hasta las siete P M la escuela de Locust  estará abierta para inscripciones. 


File Downloads: 
2016 Locust School Report Card.pdf136.7 KB
1st-8th Registration Packet 2017 FILLABALE secured.pdf3.57 MB
1st-8th Grade Registration Packet Spanish 2017 Fillable Secured.pdf3.32 MB
Automated Phone consent for PACKETfillable.pdf744 KB
Automated Phone consent for PACKET spanish.pdf338.57 KB
2016-2017 School Calendar.pdf145.36 KB
2016-2017 School Calendar-Spanish.pdf146.85 KB
Cepta.pdf547.33 KB
CLIC Student Accident - Voluntary 24-Hour & Dental Instructions.pdf586.82 KB
DRILL SEPT 10.pdf220.85 KB
DentalExamProof.pdf318.44 KB
EyeExamReport 09.pdf67.56 KB
Handbook 2016 17.pdf1.04 MB
LOCUST April 2017 Breakfast Calendar.pdf212.26 KB
LOCUST April 2017 Lunch Calendar.pdf202.92 KB
Locust May 2017 Breakfast Calendar.pdf356.61 KB
Locust May 2017 Lunch Calendar.pdf354.27 KB
Locust Supply list- 2016-17.pdf79.55 KB
Locust Supply List 2016-17 Spanish.pdf37.76 KB
Lunch App ENGLISH.pdf1.43 MB
Lunch App SPANISH.pdf1.5 MB
Medical Authorization 2017.pdf178.77 KB
medical Authorization Sp. 2017.pdf184.12 KB
Mobile App instructions.pdf1.06 MB
Notice of Student Withdrawal 2016.pdf164.01 KB
Notorized Residence C1-2017.pdf324.91 KB
Notorized Residence C1 SP2017.pdf142.53 KB
Locust 5 Essentials Report.pdf2.69 MB
Locust School Wide Plan.pdf873.42 KB
Title I Program.pdf576.84 KB
KG English to autofill SECURED.pdf4.3 MB
KG Spanish 2018 to autofill SECURED.pdf4.52 MB
The Meaning of School Wide Title I.pdf413.63 KB
2016 Locust School Report Card.pdf136.08 KB
Online Registration for Spanish 2018.pdf158 KB
online reg Last Chance 4-5-17 English.pdf650.29 KB