Parent & Public Information
- The Casey office location is accessible just off South 18th street.
- Visitor parking is located directly in front of the new 6th grade building.
- Please follow the steps up the right side of the building and ring-in for entry.
- *For handicap accessibility, please utilize the 6th grade building entrance.
- Casey gym opens on school days at 7:45.
- Breakfast is served at 8:00 am.
- Classes start at 8:15.
- Student arriving at or after 8:15, must enter and sign in at the office.
- Please remember to call the office if your student will be absent or tardy.
Casey Parent Group
The Casey Parent Group is a non-profit parent organization that focuses on improving the education our children receive by maintaining rapport between administration, teachers, and parents by providing funds and volunteer support for activities, supplies, equipment, and events for Casey Middle School.
The Casey Parent Group makes every effort to enhance the academic agenda, extracurricular activities, and student/family events offered by Casey Middle School.
Our school is the namesake of Zadok Casey, a prominent and active citizen during the settlement of Mt. Vernon. Zadok Casey served as Lt. Governor of Illinois and was a member of Congress for ten years.
Casey Middle School was built on a section of the original Zadok Casey homestead and has graduated thousands since its late fall beginnings in 1937.
Over the years, the campus has been maintained and upgraded to provide a safe and comprehensive learning environment. At the start of the 2013-2014 school year, a new sixth grade building was completed and the 1973 Unified Arts Building was renovated and houses a spacious cafeteria, fitness center, and band classroom. The Science Building, built in 1978, was also renovated and hosts classrooms and administrative offices.
Tips for Parents
Be generous with praise
- Observe your child carefully and comment on the things that are done well. When you see an area that needs improvement, find a positive way to talk about it with your child.
Encourage "personal best"
- Help your child by encouraging him or her to do the best in school and at home. Remember, "personal best" does not mean "perfect", and learning is not the same as high grades. Children, like adults, need the freedom to make mistakes and to learn from them.
Make learning a priority
- Your attitude toward school attendance, education and involvement in the school makes a strong and lasting impression on your child. Show your child, by example, that learning is a priority.
Show interest in school work
- Talk about school each day.
- Ask to see classwork.
- Have your child read aloud to you.
- Read to and with your child from a variety of material in your first language.
- Encourage your child to discuss new ideas and opinions.
- Show appreciation for good efforts.
Offer suggestions for success
Help your child use the following strategies to improve performance in school:
- Read the assignment when it is given.
- Keep a list of new vocabulary.
- Proofread assignments to catch errors before writing a final draft.
- Review notes before a test.
Schedule study time
- Set up an area for homework away from noise and distractions. Post a family calendar that schedules school project deadlines, after-school activities, mid-term dates, exam periods and report card dates.