Malden Grade School...
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Building Our Future one student at a time

Stay at Home Order


Governor Pritzker issued a stay at home order beginning at 5 pm on March 21st - April 7th.

MGS will still offer meals during this time.


School Closure


Per Governor Pritzker, school will be closed starting Tues, March 17 - Tues, April 7.   All extracurricular activities will also be cancelled or postponed during this time (ex: scholastic bowl, track season, gym rentals, etc)

As of now, we will return to school on April 8.

Please see below for further information on breakfast and lunch meal option, e-learning update, and letter to parents/guardians.


2:30 pm Dismissals on Wednesdays

2019-20 SCHOOL CALENDAR         2019-20 ACADEMIC DATES 


March - April 2019

  • March 23rd - March 27th  Spring Break Week
  • Thursday, April 9th - 12:00 pm Dismissal
  • Friday, April 10th - No School
  • Monday, April 13th - No School
  • Friday, April 24th - Preschool Screening


 During mandated school closure



Malden CCSD #84 in cooperation with Princeton Elementary District #115 will be providing additional support with free grab-and-go meals on a daily basis during the mandatory period of closure. This service is available to ALL Malden Grade School students ages 5 and up.  Pick-up for these meals will occur between 10:30-Noon at the Malden Grade School South Entrance. These free meals will not be provided during the regularly scheduled Spring Break from 3/23/20-3/27/20.  Parents/guardians who desire to participate in the plan are asked to contact Superintendent Mike Patterson at or by phone at 815-866-7101. Parents/guardians of students who live in rural areas are encouraged to contact Mr. Patterson to arrange delivery if pick-up is not possible.  As we monitor this mandated closure, we will continue to update parents/guardians of any status change. Per health department guidelines and social distancing, Malden CCSD #84 cannot accept volunteers for this service.

Please RSVP by 3/30/20.  Thank you!  




March 15, 2020







**As of 5:00 pm on 3-15-2020

Malden Grade School will not be doing E-Learning days next week due to the short notice.  If the school closure extends beyond the March 31st date, e-learning might be utilized.  We'll keep you updated as more information becomes available.



Dr. Seuss

March 2, 2020


Preschool students celebrated Dr. Seuss's 116th birthday by having a birthday party in his honor on Monday, March 2nd.

The students have been celebrating this week by reading a lot of Dr. Seuss books, wearing crazy socks, eating green eggs and ham, decorating cookies, and having a "Wacky Wednesday".



Kindergarten thru Fourth Grade



The Character Counts top ticket earners from the second quarter are:

Seated:  Aubrey, Max, Dexter, and Nova

Standing:  Makayla and Jameson

Top Row:  Quinnlyn, Sofia, Susanna, and Spartan

WIG...Wildly Important Goal

Kindergarten thru Eighth Grade



Malden Grade School has been fortunate enough to receive a LEAD grant.  This grant focuses on changing teacher behavior for the betterment of the students.  A committee of teachers and staff has been formed, and through several planning meetings we have come up with our first WIG (Wildly Important Goal).

Our WIG statement is:

Teacher planning and prep:  To alter teacher behaviors to improve student confidence in and out of the classroom

The staff as a whole has been working to improve student confidence.  We believe that being confident will help the students not only academically but also in all aspects of their life now and into the future.


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