Marengo Community High School District 154

110 Franks Road Marengo, IL 60152

Phone 815-568-6511   Fax 815-568-6510

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September 2017


National Honor Society is an organization that recognizes outstanding high school students. All juniors and seniors who have a cumulative high school GPA of 3.5/4.0 (B+) or above may apply for admission to the Marengo Community High School Chapter of the National Honor Society (NHS). NHS recognizes those who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, and character. Servant leadership is about helping others while developing your leadership skills through planning and performing acts of service for others. During the year students are required to complete 15 service hours of their choice, such as performance activities (arts), athletics, clubs, scholastic teams, and community service, with one being a NHS sponsored event.

The Marengo Community High School Chapter of the National Honor Society will induct its new members on the night of Wednesday, October 11th at 7 p.m. We look forward to working with you and having a great year! »


The MCHS Reading Club will host a special Book Fair from Scholastic from October 23 Ė 27 at MCHS. The Book Fair will promote literacy and reading, while also raising funds for books for the Reading Club and the Media Center, as well as for teachersí classrooms.

The Book Fair will be open in the Media Center on October 23 & 24, from 7:30 Ė 3:30, and will feature a wide range of books for young teens and adults, including mystery and adventure novels, fantasy series, sports guides, graphic novels, and the latest bestsellers from more than 100 publishers. We will also have pre-school books, cook books, and books in Spanish.

On October 26 & 27, the Book Fair will be in the MCHS Commons during Parent/Teacher conferences. Parents, children, teachers, and the community are invited to attend. »

Pesticide Application

Pesticide applications for mosquitoes will occur on the Thursday prior to home football games. For more information please contact Don Swanson at 815-568-6511 x1656 or »


If your student qualifies for free or reduced price meals, they may purchase one breakfast and one lunch per day. Five components are included in meals. They are: grain, meat, fruit vegetable and milk. In order for a lunch to qualify for free or reduced pricing, your student must have three of the five components offered and one of the three components must be a fruit or vegetable. If a student purchases a la carte items, a second meal, or extra milk they will be charged at the per item price regardless of free lunch eligibility.

When a studentís funds are in a negative balance, a reminder phone call will be sent to the studentís parents until funds are added to the lunch account. Parents can set up a low balance reminder to notify them to replenish their studentís account. This reminder is located in the parent portal under the notifications menu.

Per the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (P.L. 111-296), we are required to inform you that when a studentís funds are in a negative balance, a reminder phone call will be sent to the studentís parent(s). State law allows the Building Principal to contact parents/guardians to attempt collection of the owed money when the amount owed is more than the amount of five lunches. If a parent/guardian regularly fails to provide meal money for the children that he/she is responsible for in the District and does not qualify for free meal benefits, the Principal will direct the next course of action. Continual failure to provide meal money may require the District to notify the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) and/or take legal steps to recover the unpaid meal charges up to and including seeking an offset under the State Comptroller Act, if applicable. »

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