Principal's Message

Mr. Richie

Christopher Richie
DES Principal

Welcome to Demotte Elementary School!  Our mission is to Educate, Inspire, and Empower our students.  We strive to provide learning experiences that are both interesting and rigorous. Together, teachers, students, and parents/guardians make a strong DES family.  We appreciate your support as your child enters the classroom, learns, and grows throughout the year.  Let’s all commit to making this a great school year.  

Safety and security is of utmost importance to our school community.  In partnership with local law enforcement, Kankakee Valley Schools is pleased to have a student resource officer assigned to our schools.  We have multiple safety and security measures in place and regularly review plans and procedures.  Some of our safety measures are easily seen by parents while others are not so visible.  We ask for your cooperation and patience in keeping all of our students safe.  It is essential that we identify all visitors to our school.  Please do not be surprised if you are asked to show a photo ID upon entering the building or picking up your child from school.        

As a school community, we are committed to providing all children access to the best education possible and will work diligently for your children.  We are proud of our hard working teachers and staff members.  I feel honored to be your principal here at Demotte Elementary School and look forward to working with you and having a positive school year.

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