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    Dr. Katie Harper Wright Elementary school is based in East Saint Louis, Illinois. We serve elementary school students from Pre-Kindergarten to 4th grade.

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    Knights Basketball 2022 Schedule 

    Basketball Shooting

    3-15-2022 5:00 @ Avant

    3-17-2022 5:00 vs Bush

    3-24-2022 5:00 @ Dunbar

    4-7-2022 5:00 vs Dunbar

    4-12-2022 5:00 @ Bush

    4-14-2022 5:00 @ Officer

    4-20-2022 5:00 vs Avant

    4-25-2022 5:00 vs Officer

    5-3-2022 TBD District 189 Tournament

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Featured News and Headlines

  • July Summer Meals are Available!

    Please visit one of these schools during the serving times for a free, nutritious summer meal for your child! All children and youth are invited to participate in the School District 189 Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be served at select campuses, Monday thru Fridays from July 1-29 (no meals served on July 4th).

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  • East St. Louis School District 189's Discipline Improvement Plan

    East St. Louis School District 189 has worked diligently to develop a discipline improvement plan. Please click the read more link to access the document.

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  • New Enrollment for SY 2022 (Grades K-8th)

    Attention all Parents and/or Guardians of Prospective East St. Louis School District 189 Kindergarten through 8th Grade Students, New Enrollment Packets are available for pick up starting Wednesday, June 1, 2022. New student enrollment will take place at the FACE Center (401 Katherine Dunham) on Monday, July 11th-Friday, July 15th, from 10 am until 2 pm. 

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  • Join Our Team!

    East St. Louis School District 189 may have the perfect career opportunity for you! Check out our current job openings on our website. School District 189 offers: * Competitive pay! *Best insurance benefits! *Higher pay with experience! *One-time stipend for teachers hired in the areas of math, science or foreign language!

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  • Return to Learn Plan & ESSER III Plan

    Please review our Return to Learn Plan and ESSER III Plan. We value the feedback received from students, parents and community stakeholders.

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  • COVID Data Dashboard, Weekly COVID Testing and Test To Stay Program

    Check here for the COVID Data Dashboard. School District 189 is participating in the Test to Stay program in partnership with the CDC, IDPH, and East Side Health District. The SHIELD Illinois saliva-based PCR test is also available weekly to test students or staff for COVID to promote a safe learning environment.

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  • Help Is Available

    Many of us may need additional emotional or mental health support. Help is available.

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  • Need Help? Resources for You

    There are resources available to those needing assistance now during the COVID-19 pandemic – anything from where to find food and childcare support to numbers for County Health Departments and mental health and counseling hotlines.

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  • Información de Emergencia para Familias

    Recursos para estudiantes de inglés

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  • SHINE189 Newsletter

    Be sure to review the SHINE189 Newsletter for School Year 2020-2021. Inside, you will find many highlights of stellar students, terrific teachers, achieving administrators, spectacular staff, pivotal programs and nifty news notices!

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