This message is for National Junior Honor Society families at Independence junior high. We are experiencing an unexpected power outage due to a transformer issue. Unfortunately, we need to cancel tonight's ceremony. The ceremony will be rescheduled for Friday morning at 9 AM. Please check your email for details.
24 days ago, Merryl Brownlow
Good morning - We have been told that Bus 1 is experiencing mechanical issues. A new bus is being brought to them, the students will switch buses, and will be on their way again. They anticipate a 15 minute delay. The bus company apologizes for any inconvenience.
2 months ago, Laura Kriha
District 128's Superintendent, Dr. Merryl Brownlow, will hold a Snacks with the Superintendent session to share school district information on what is most important to all of us: our children's education and well-being. These meetings will provide insight into the great things going on in our District 128 schools and allow stakeholders to ask questions and learn more. Our Snacks with the Superintendent is next week Wednesday. We hope you can join us! Date: Wednesday, December 6 Time: 1:15 - 2:15 PM Location: Palos Heights Parks and Recreation Center in the Orchard Room (6601 W. 127th Street Palos Heights, IL)
7 months ago, Palos Heights 128
Snacks with the Superintendent
Good morning, We received notice that Bus 7 has broken down. It is pulled over at a safe location, and all children are safe. A new bus is currently on it's way. The children will be safely transferred to the new bus, and they will continue on their route to school. The bus company apologizes for the inconvenience.
9 months ago, Laura Kriha
Good morning, Bus 2 may run 5-10 min late today, Friday.
9 months ago, Merryl Brownlow
First Day Photos: We would love to collect "First Day of School" photos of our students to celebrate the first day of school. If you are willing, please email photos@palos128.org a first-day photo of your student(s). Please note that any photo shared will be included in a slideshow that will be shared on social media, our district website, and email.
10 months ago, Laura Kriha
Third Party Food Deliveries: The Board of Education supported the implementation of a new procedure for the 2023-2024 school year prohibiting student lunch deliveries by third-party vendors and outside providers in the interest of the safety of our schools. Parents can still drop off lunches from outside vendors; however, we will no longer permit outside vendor lunches to be delivered directly to students.
10 months ago, Laura Kriha
Heat Warnings: Just a reminder that all schools in District 128 have air conditioning, but the school buses do not. Please have your student(s) bring water with them or consider driving your student(s) to school if you have concerns with the heat.
10 months ago, Laura Kriha
Ice Cream Social Reschedule: Due to excessive heat warnings, the ice cream social is rescheduled to August 31 from 5 - 6 PM at Chippewa's new playground.
10 months ago, Laura Kriha
The Independence Spring Musical "Matilda, Jr." will be performed in the IJHS gym on Friday and Saturday at 7 pm! Tickets are $10 and are available at the door.
about 1 year ago, Palos Heights 128
The Independence Spring Musical "Matilda, Jr." will be performed in the IJHS gym on Friday and Saturday at 7 pm! Tickets are $10 and are available at the door.  We hope to see you there!
Bus 4 broke down as it was headed to start the route. A replacement bus is on its way, but the route will run about 15 minutes late this morning. The bus company apologizes for the inconvenience.
over 1 year ago, Merryl Brownlow
Due to the predicted snow and hazardous conditions, all schools in District 128 will have an early dismissal at 12:30 PM tomorrow, Friday, March 3. Afternoon Preschool classes and all after-school activities will be canceled for tomorrow, Friday, March 3. Our top priority is the safety of our students and staff, and we have been monitoring the weather closely. Based on the latest forecast, it is in the best interest of everyone to release students and staff early. PowerPlay staff will be available to supervise those students at dismissal. Additionally, all bus transportation services will be provided for students on their scheduled routes, and students will have lunch before dismissal. We urge parents and guardians to make necessary arrangements for the early dismissal of their children. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact your school's main office. We will continue to monitor the weather conditions and contact you if any changes occur. Please continue to have plans in place if there is a need to switch to an e-learning day. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.
over 1 year ago, Palos Heights 128
Please check your email for an important message regarding the weather forecast.
over 1 year ago, Merryl Brownlow
Dear IJHS Parents, If you are picking up your child by car, we are asking that you drive slowly and cautiously down Highland. The water main break has created water pooling on Highland and running into our lot. We ask that you enter the pick up circle slowly. We appreciate your cooperation in creating a safe dismissal process for all. Respectfully, Merryl Brownlow
over 1 year ago, Merryl Brownlow
Hello Bus 3 Families, The bus broke down in the Independence Junior High Parking lot at dismissal. The company is sending a new bus to complete the route. The students from Navajo and Independence will transfer to the new bus and then it will proceed to Chippewa to load those students. The route will run 30-45 min late. We are sorry for this inconvenience, but glad that our students were at one of our schools when the bus broke down.
over 1 year ago, Merryl Brownlow
Bus 3 had a mechanical issue en route. They are sending a 2nd bus to do the route. Expect that it will run late.
over 1 year ago, Merryl Brownlow
Just a friendly reminder that there is NO SCHOOL tomorrow (November 8) in observance of Election Day. We will see all students back in school on Wednesday.
over 1 year ago, Palos Heights 128
No School - Election Day
Due to an early dismissal at Shepard High School, our buses may run up to 10 minutes late. We share drivers with the high school, which creates a challenge on an early dismissal day at Shepard. Thank you for your understanding.
over 1 year ago, Merryl Brownlow
Wednesday, September 28, is a PLC Early Dismissal for all District 128 schools. Please note the dismissal time for each school: -Navajo at 1:15 PM -Independence at 1:20 PM -Chippewa at 1:25 PM -Indian Hill Kindergarten at 1:30 PM -Indian Hill AM Preschool at 10:30 AM and PM Preschool at 1:30 PM
over 1 year ago, Palos Heights 128
PLC Dismissal
Bus 7 is now 30 minutes late. If you would like to pick up your children, you can call the school offices.
over 1 year ago, Merryl Brownlow