Marengo Community High School District 154

110 Franks Road Marengo, IL 60152

Phone 815-568-6511   Fax 815-568-6510

Where learning is valued and excellence is the standard


The Marengo Indians will play Saturday, October 29th at 6 pm at Johnsburg High School. Sign up in Student Services to ride the fan bus. The bus will leave at 4:45 p.m. and is $2 per person. Admission to the game is $5.


Students are not in attendance October 26-29. Please join us for Parent Teacher Conferences on October 27 from 1:30 - 8:00 p.m. and on October 28 from 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. MCHS utilizes a walk-in format for the convenience of our parents/guardians during conferences.


The Book Fair is now open! Hours are 7:30 am - 3:30 pm on 10/24 & 10/25, and during Parent/Teacher conferences on 10/27 & 10/28. Click here for more information.

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According to Section 26.2A of the Illinois School Code, the only legal reasons why a child may be absent from school are: 1. Illness 2. Funeral 3. Observance of a religious holiday 4. Family emergency 5. Circumstances which cause reasonable concern to the parent or guardian for the safety or health of the student. 6. Other situations beyond the control of the student, as approved by the superintendent, principal or designee. The Illinois School Code does NOT grant parents the authority to excuse their child from attending a class or the entire school day. The school is responsible for determining whether or not an absence is excused or unexcused.

Our attendance policy has not changed from previous years as the language in the handbook has remained the same; however, we are now implementing consequences for students with unexcused absences. Reasons such as “Parent Request” will result in the day of absence being unexcused according to the state regulations. It is our desire to record proper attendance for several reasons, including the fact that students who are absent from school do not achieve as well as their peers who are in class. In addition, state funding for the district is based in part on our average attendance, and when students are unexcused this costs the district funds from the state. »