Welcome to Beecher Elementary School!!

The 2019-2020 School Year is going to be fantastic! This will be my fourth year as part of the BES family, and I couldn’t be happier to return.
This year our school will be continuing to focus on kindness, with our school theme of “KINDNESS MATTERS”. During the first week of school, all students received their very own “Kindness Matters” shirt. We will be spending the year reminding our students that Kindness Matters both inside and outside of our building. Look forward to many different ways for our students and their families to show that Kindness Matters throughout the year!
We have many new students and team members this year. Mrs. Jami Parise will be joining our team as a Kindergarten teacher, Mr. Jesse Nagel as a 4th grade teacher, and Mrs. Elise Daly as the Cross Category teacher. Mrs. Megan Davis and Mrs. Gina Doran will be instructional aides at BES. We will also have a new lunchroom supervisor, Mrs. Kelly Falaney. You may also recognize her because she is a bus drivers for our district.
I look forward to working together with both our staff, students, and parents to make the 2019-2020 school year the best one yet! If you have any questions, please feel free to call, email, or visit anytime.

Nicole Black, Principal

BES News

Superintendent’s Blog – Anticipated School Tax Rate Drop!

At the December meeting, the Board of Education approved the latest local property tax levy. This impacts the property taxes that we (as taxpayers) will be paying on our next tax bill. As you know, the local public school district is the largest item on your tax bill, so what happens at levy time impacts each of our household budgets. Last year, Beecher 200U had a tax rate of $6.81; it is anticipated that next year’s rate will drop to $6.57, which is a 3.5% decrease! If you would like to access specific information from the presentation to the Board, …

BES Cheer Buddies Order Form

Registration forms for Cheer Buddies are due January 31st to your child’s homeroom teacher. Practices will be held at the High School on February 12th and 13th from 5:00 – 6:30 pm. Performances will be held Saturday, February 15th in the High School main gym. Please be aware the dates have changed. If you would like to register your child for Cheer Buddies, please download the registration form below. If you have any questions, please contact Loren Assise at lassise@beecher200u.org.

Beecher 200U Looking for Part-Time Bus Drivers

Beecher School District 200U is looking for part-time bus drivers. Part-time employment could lead to full-time. If interested, please visit this link to apply today! Contact the District Office with any questions.

200u News Archives


Cold Weather

On December 3, 2019

Reminder, students go outside on days that the temp. is above 20 degrees. Make sure students have hats and gloves at school on cold days.Read more

End of Day Car Rider Line

On November 13, 2019

Parents- If you are picking-up your student at the front door, please make sure you are not blocking the entrance for the HS driveway.Read more

Halloween Parking

On October 31, 2019

Reminder Parents- There is no parking in the front or back drive or the library. Please park along Penfield or at Fireman's Park. Thank youRead more

Morning Arrival

Parents please do not drop your children off at school before 7:50. Please drive slowly down the driveway to the main entrance (Door #1) and make one stop in the designated “drop off” area. Please make only one stop and have students exit on the right side of the vehicle. All students are to enter the building through door #1 (the main entrance). For safety reasons, no students are to be dropped off or picked up in the west drive.


If you have something to drop off in the office, please park in one of the visitor spots on the left side of the driveway. Please be certain to park in a visitors’ parking spot as all of the other parking spots are designated for faculty/staff parking.


Thank you for your help!

Student Absence/Illness Information

Students should be in school unless for illness or family emergencies. To report an absence: please call 946-2202 Ext. 2, the BES attendance number. (Please do not send an email message to the teacher, or a note with a sibling.) If we do not receive a call from a parent, we are required, for your child’s safety,  to try to contact you by phone.
For the protection of the entire student body, a student with a fever of 100 degrees or more
will be required to go home. Students are not to return to school until they have been fever free (without fever reducing medication) for 24 hours. A doctor’s note is required to return to school for any student who has been absent for more than three days, has any type of skin rash, or has been absent due to Conjunctivitis (Pink eye) or Chicken Pox.
Welcome to Beecher Elementary School
629 Penfield Street
Beecher, IL 60401
Phone: 708-946-2202 Ext. 1100
Mrs. Nicole Black, Principal