Malden Grade School...
where teamwork leads to individual achievement!
Building Our Future one student at a time



Teacher Institute will be held on Wednesday, August 15th.


1st Day of Student Attendance will be on Thursday, August 16th.  School starts at 8:00 am and will dismiss on Thursday at 2:00 pm.


Breakfast times are 7:30 am - 7:55 am


We're looking forward to seeing our returning students again and excited to be welcoming 11 new students!



August 2018

  • Wednesday, August 15th - Teacher Institute
  • Thursday, August 16th - 1st Day of School with a 2:00 pm Dismissal


May 7 - 11, 2018

Buy One Get One Free
Summer Reading Book Fair
Week of May 7 - 11, 2018
Monday  8:00 - 3:30
Tuesday  8:00 - 3:30
Wednesday  8:00 - 3:30 
Thursday  8:00 - 3:30
Friday  8:00 - 12:00


March 16, 2018

Did you hear the squeals Friday afternoon?! The kindergartners planted the magic beans left by Paddy the leprechaun. They checked them later and found out they grew into suckers!


March 6, 2018


Kindergarten, First Grade, Second Grade, Third Grade, and Fourth Grade students have been working hard to earn Character Counts tickets. The students needed to earn a specific amount of tickets in each of the Six Pillars of Character in order to go on the field trip to the Illinois Valley Regional Airport in Peru.
The following statements are from Third and Fourth Grade students on what they learned during their visit to the airport:
Cadience: A flight nurse can go on the helicopter all the way to St. Francis within 30 minutes.

Riley: A guy owns a bomber plane from WWII and is restoring it to make it look how it used to in the war.

Kiyrra: Mark Marquis owns his own private jet and owns his own hanger at the airport.

Emmaleigh: A helicopter can fly with only 2 propellers.

Dominic: There are only 18 WWII planes left in the world.

Macey: In the repair shop, they were replacing helicopter parts.  After 1,000 hours, the helicopter has to be repaired.

Corbin: The Life Flight helicopters have 2 jet engines.

Elizabeth: The pilot showed us how many buttons were in the helicopter and explained what they did.

Gavin: Every now and then they check the planes and helicopters to see if anything has gone wrong after they’ve been flown.

Brandon: The flight nurse showed us how the stretcher comes out of the helicopter.

Jonathan: In the Life Flight helicopter there are 2 metal balls on each propeller that catch the vibration so it doesn’t shake the patient and machines.

Konner: They showed us the back of the Life Flight helicopter and showed us how they got the stretcher out and how it went back in.

Allison: When the Life Flight helicopter doesn’t work, they get another helicopter from another base.

Eli: There is a machine that lifts the helicopter up and moves it outside to be flown.

Jessica: The Peru Airport’s Life Flight is the busiest base in their region.

Danika: They had a spare Life Flight helicopter in case one of them broke.

Mrs. Busche: Each Life Flight helicopter costs approximately $8 million.


Kindergarten thru Fourth Grade




Think “true blue“ • Be honest • Don’t deceive, cheat or steal • Be reliable — do what you say you’ll do • Have the courage to do the right thing • Build a good reputation • Be loyal — stand by your family, friends, and country


Treat others with respect; follow the Golden Rule • Be tolerant and accepting of differences • Use good manners, not bad language • Be considerate of the feelings of others • Don’t threaten, hit or hurt anyone • Deal peacefully with anger, insults, and disagreements


Do what you are supposed to do • Plan ahead • Be diligent • Persevere • Do your best • Use self-control • Be self-disciplined • Think before you act • Be accountable for your words, actions and attitudes • Set a good example for others


Play by the rules • Take turns and share • Be open-minded; listen to others • Don’t take advantage of others • Don’t blame others carelessly • Treat all people fairly


Be kind • Be compassionate and show you care • Express gratitude • Forgive others • Help people in need • Be charitable and altruistic


Do your share to make your school and community better • Cooperate • Get involved in community affairs • Stay informed; vote • Be a good neighbor • Obey laws and rules • Respect authority • Protect the environment • Volunteer


May 2018

We had an all time high last school year for the most box tops collected. We'd like to top that this year!  So far this year, we've collected 6,753 box tops.
Forms will be sent home monthly to fill in with collected box tops.  If students return a filled out form, they will receive a prize for the month.
May forms need to be turned in by May 21st in order to receive the prize of a Popsicle!
Please make sure you check the dates on your box tops and don't turn in any that are expired!!  Your child will not get credit for any box tops that are expired.
 For more information and classroom totals, please see the Box Top tab under Parent Resources.


October 2017 - May 2018

Ticket sales will be ongoing until the drawing on Monday, May 14, 2018 at the Spring Music Program and Art Show.  Need not be present to win.
Tickets will be available in the school office and at all home basketball games (available in the concession stand).  If you'd like tickets to sell, please contact Ms Nichols at the school 815-643-2436.
All proceeds go to fund future Malden Booster Club activities.
                    Last year's winner won $750!!!