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 "C. A. Henning SCHOOL OF THE YEAR" Award


Mrs. Katy Elbe and Miss  Megan Hughes received notification from the Illinois Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (IAHPERD) Jump Rope for Heart State Coordinator that  C. A. Henning received Jump Rope for Heart " School of the Year." Both teachers attended the State Convention and were presented the award.

 Special thanks to our P.E. teachers for their coordination of the event!

Way to go students, staff and families!



Principal's  News

Dear Parents,  

Thanks to everyone who attended the Pumpkin Drop and  the Halloween Dance. We had well over 600 people attend the dance and appreciate all the fun activities for our families.

We appreciate all the parents who were able to have contact in multiple ways with the teachers during Parent Teacher Conferences or prior to or after the conference date.

Picture retake day is Friday, November 13th.

YMCA Skate Night is November 17th

November 15th is School Board Members Day. We appreciate all the things the School Board Members do for our students, staff and the district!

Just a reminder, we do not have school tomorrow, November 11th and  November 25th-27th.



We are thankful for all have served in the Military. Mrs. Gravois coordinated the heartfelt Veteran's Day assembly and worked with our students as they talked about the Veteran they brought. Students sang patriotic songs.


The Silver Creek Rotary donated 107 dictionaries to our 3rd grade students! They are so excited.


The Monster Book Fair will be held the week of October 23rd -30th in conjunction with Red Ribbon Week so check out our themed days:

Oct.23- Let's Do the Monster Mash to Mash Away Drugs! -Wear your Boots

Book Fair open 6:00-8:00 pm at the PTO Halloween Dance at CA Henning

Oct. 26-Parent/Teacher Conferences- 12:00-7:45 (No School for students)

Book Fair is open for shopping

Oct. 27-We Scare Away Drugs!- Wear bright colored socks, shirts & pants

Book Fair open 3:00-4:00  

Oct. 28- There are a "Minion" Reasons to be Drug Free!-Dress like a minion or wear a Minion shirt

Book Fair open 3:00-4:00

Oct. 29-Don't let Drugs Make You a Monster!-Wear a monster shirt(Elmo, Monster's Inc., Grover, etc.)

Book Fair open 3:00-4:00  

Oct. 30- Say Boo and be "Too Cool" for drugs- Wear a Halloween shirt (No costumes please!)

5th grade and PreK

Mrs. Elbe and Miss Hughes along with 5th grade teachers and PreK teachers are combining students once a month. The 5th graders will practice leadership skills during the activities and assist PreK students with gross motor development activities.

Halloween Dance

Thank you to everyone who attended the fun event. There was a lot of dancing, experiments from CAH IMSA students, pumpkin decorating and the Book Fair. We had a great time. Fantastic Night!

School Lunch Program

District students are enjoying using the Triad District’s new computerized point of sale cafeteria system at the start of this school year.  The new system has established every student with an account in the cafeteria that can be accessed by using a barcode based on their triad student ID.   At meal time, the students make their lunch selection and use an ID badge, as opposed to our traditional punch card, to track meal purchases and payments.  Currently, we are still taking food service payments via cash or check.  Students will continue to hand their deposit to their classroom teacher in the mornings. We appreciate receiving these transactions in envelopes with your child’s name clearly printed on the outside.  While the system will continue to accept cash and personal checks, we now offer parents the convenience of online check or credit card payments toward cafeteria purchases.  Daily food service menus are available online through Sodexo.

Standards Based Report Card

The Triad School District is now using a Standards-Based Report Card (SBRC) at the elementary level. This is an exciting step for our schools as we work towards ensuring that all students are successful at meeting grade-level standards.  [Read More.. ]

PreK and Early Childhood

 Students enjoy the Zoo with their parents and the staff.


 We had 20 pumpkins survive but it wasn't quite enough to beat Silver Creek this year! Great try Henning staff and students! Thanks to all our parents who came and enjoyed the event.


Online Cafeteria Accounts 

The Triad District is now able to offer parents the ability to manage their child's meal account balances through an online management service called  The service may be accessed via links through our Parent Resources webpage or directly via . This service benefits students, parents and the school cafeteria.  Management of your child's account through this online service will ensure that they never have to worry about carrying cash for lunch purchases and having the money with them at the start of lunch service.  Using the service, parents can log in at any time to make a deposit to their child's account, view their child's account balance, set up recurring deposits to their child's account, set up e-mail notifications when their child's account falls below a certain dollar amount, or request a report showing what the child has purchased on their account. [Triad Food Service]



District Before and After School Service

Triad is pleased to offer safe, high quality, before and after school programming for K-5 children enrolled in Triad Community Unit School District #2 buildings. The "Beyond the Bell" program  provides extended-day care in each of our elementary schools that successfully connects the educational school day with those additional hours that children may need to stay at school. Each building offers the ideal combination of quiet time, homework time, play time and fun. For More Details  ]  

[ To Register and Pay Fees ]

New Student Registration at C. A. Henning Elementary

Who: All new students

What:Registration for students entering C. A. Henning for the

  2015-2016 school year

When: Thursday, July 30th, 2015,  12:00- 7:00 pm

Where: C. A. Henning Elementary School 


*Parents will complete Registration & Residency Check

In order for your child to be registered for the 2015- 2016 school year, bring Proof of Residency and Original Birth Certificate.

Residency Proof requires the following documents:

Category 1 ( 1 required)

Mortgage Papers (Homeowners) 
Current Lease
Property Tax Statement
Trailer Park Letter from Manager
Renter’s Letter from Landlord
 Driver’s License

Category 2 (3 required)

      Vehicle Registration 
Vehicle Insurance Card 
Voter Registration Card
Current Library Card
Recent Utility Bill (Gas, Electric)
Recent Cable TV or Credit Card
 Receipt for moving van rental
Current Public Aid Card
Home/Rental Insurance Policy 

The old adage, "A picture is worth a thousand words", refers to the idea that a picture can tell a story. We have hundreds of stories to share about our classrooms, students, building activities and events.  To help share our stories, we have constructed a photo slide show that will be continually updated.  Come back often and take the time to view our story and proudly share with others.  We have amazing schools, staff and students and hope these moments capture some additional stories you may not have heard about. [ Slide Show ]

District Procedures for Inclement Weather Conditions

From time to time, inclement weather conditions or equipment malfunctions can interfere with the school schedule.  It is not unusual for Triad schools to close due to inclement weather based on the fact that the majority of our students are transported on buses.  Even smaller amounts of snow when combined with high winds pose real problems in terms of drifting in the rural areas of Marine, St. Jacob, and Troy.

Once the students are in attendance, Triad schools rarely dismiss early because of inclement weather. In the event that weather conditions deteriorate quickly or equipment malfunctions happen during the school day, the district may be forced to dismiss early in the best interest of the safety of your child(ren).  If this happens, the district will activate the parent notification system to contact parents by phone, email and text messaging.  We strongly encourage parents to have a current phone number and e-mail address (that is easily accessible) in our school database system.  We also recommend having a plan in place for your child if your child were to arrive home early. On extremely poor weather days, it has been past practice to begin the longer bus routes earlier than normal, so that students will arrive home as close to their regular time as possible.  In the event that weather conditions are deteriorating rapidly, parents may pick up their child(ren) early from school. 

Here are the numerous ways parents can expect information regarding the closing of school or an early dismissal:

Triad Moves To Online Registration for 2015-2016 School Year

Request more information or enter your E-Mail in the Online Registration System -

Registration is a very important event for students, parents and staff at Triad Schools. Each year the District uses registration enrollments as a key source of information to make decisions about staffing, programs, and providing families with up-to-date information and schedules prior to the start of the new school year. This year, Triad will begin the process of transitioning from a three day Family Registration event in the summer to an online process.

In June, parents/guardians will start to receive electronic communications (email, text messages and automated voice calls) from the district to begin the process to register returning students and complete start-of-year paperwork for the 2015-16 school year using a new secure online form system.  Many of the familiar Family Registration processes and forms have been incorporated in this new online system [Read More ]