Middle School

Marengo Community Middle School
816 E. Grant Hwy. (Prospect Street Entrance)
Marengo, IL 60152
Phone: 815-568-5720
Fax: 815-568-7572

MCMS serves 6th - 8th Grades - School Principal:  Tracy Beam, tbeam@marengo165.org                                                             Assistant Principal: Jeremy Burke, jburke@marengo165.org

School Hours:  7:35 A.M. - 2:29 P.M.
Office Hours: 6:30 A.M. - 3:30 P.M.

2018 / 2019 - Registration Packet Information - See File Downloads Below

Please Mark Your Calendar 2018-2019


12th - 16th - Book Fair

15- 6th Grade field trip to Laser Quest

15 - Mid-term Reports mailed home (for academic concerns only)

16 - Early Dismissal - Grant & MCMS 11:00 A.M. 

19 - No School - Parent/Teacher Conferences / Book Fair open during conferences

20 - No School - Parent/Teacher Conferences / Book Fair open 8:00- Noon

21 - 23rd - No School - Thanksgiving Holiday

28 - cePTA at 5:00 P.M. / Board of Ed at 7:oo P.M.

30 - Student Council Family Open Gym Night 5:30-7:00 P.M.


11 - 8th PSAT Testing

13 - MCMS Winter Concert

13 - Band Popcorn pick-up

14 - End of 2nd Quarter

14- 7th/8th Winter Dance 6:00-8:00 P.M.

18 - 7th Grade to Chicago Wolves

19 - Board of Ed at 7:00 P.M. / NO cePTA meeting

20 - Report Cards go home

21 - Early Dismissal at 11:00 A.M.

24-January 4th - NO SCHOOL - Winter Break


If you are Brand New to our school district please register your child(ren) as soon as possible.  This is extremely important to get your child(ren) placed in the proper classes.  School offices open until 3:30 PM

2 items of proof of residency will be required to register the children.  Kindergarten will require the child's birth certificate to register. Any student transfering from OUT OF STATE will also require the Birth Certificate in order to register.  

Registration forms are available on our website for "Brand New" students into our district.  The forms can be filled out from your computer, when completed printed out (DOUBLE SIDED) or print out to fill out (DOUBLE SIDED).

Lunch Information

Lunch - $2.80 Reduced Lunch - $ .40 (lunch includes a milk)
Breakfast - $1.50 Reduced Breakfast - $ .30
Milk - $ .50 (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 http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, 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 program.intake@usda.gov.

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 $2.80 and milk only is $.50. 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.

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