Mokena School District 159 Students Head Back to Class: School Year 2017 - 2018



Mokena School District 159 Students 
Head Back to Class: 
School Year 2017 - 2018


Mokena School Dist. 159 WebsiteSchool will soon be back in session for children attending Mokena School District 159 schools ... (the Mokena Meteors) … “Where Children are the First Priority” … 

The first day of the 2017-2018 school year is slated for August 23, 2017.  (For a full school year/downloadable calendar, click HERE.)

The schools within Mokena School District 159 are:


   
        
If you have children and are considering a move into Mokena School District 159:  Mokena School District 159 provides many handy resources to assist you during your decision-making and move.  The School District’s boundary map can be viewed HERE

Registration of students new to Mokena School District 159: 
  • Pick-up a Registration File at the District office located at 11244 Willowcrest Lane, Mokena
  • Complete the Registration
  • Return the registration file to the District office 

A minimum of 4 documents are required to register your student(s).   Student(s) will not be registered without submission of all documents listed below:
  • Residency document with 3 proofs of address within Mokena SD 159 boundaries
  • New Student Pre-Enrollment form
  • Birth Certificate (Original; A copy will be made for student file)
  • Request for Records (Not required for Kindergarten, unless special education services were provided prior to enrollment) 

Online Registration for current students of Mokena School District 159 can easily be conducted by clicking HERE

Info regarding Schools Fees for 2017-2018 can easily found HEREPlease note that an additional payment of Extra-Curricular Fees, Technology Fees, Transportation Fees, etc. may be needed for your child for the upcoming school year.

A Handbook for Mokena School District 159, school year 2017-2018, can be downloaded HEREThe new school year’s Student Booklet is available by clicking HERE.  Each will help you acquaint yourself with the many services and features of Mokena School District 159.

School Supply lists for Mokena School District Schools -
Mokena School Dist. 159 Supply Lists
2017-2018 can be found at:  

Additional info to know if your child will be attending a school within Mokena School District 159: 
  •       Mokena School District 159 utilizes "Virtual Backpack" as their communication system with parents, the community, and businesses.     
  •     Nutritional school lunches are available through the cafeterias in Mokena School District 159 schools.  Info regarding lunches, nutritional facts, methods for lunch payment, and more can be found HERE    
  •       Links to info/options to make payment for Prepaid Lunches, Registration, and Transportation can be found at: Mokena School District 159 Web Store.    
  •     Should your child be in need of a School Physical, please utilize the info and forms at:  Schools Physicals, Immunizations, Exams   
  •    To participate in Mokena School District 159 (Jr. High) sports:  Parents and children are required to read and fill-out the form within the MJHS Athletics Registration Packet 2017-2018    
  •     The MJHS Athletics Tryout Packet 2017-2018 can be found HERE.    
  •     Info and sports medical/health forms can be found HERE.    
  •     Music/Band/Choir are all available through Mokena School District 159.  Valuable information for parents with children interested in pursuing their musical interests can be found HERE.  
  •      Emergency Schools Closing Info and Procedures can be found HERE. 

Parents can receive important updates for the upcoming school year 2017-2018 via their email by signing up for the NotifyMe© service. It’s easy to do.  Just click HERE.  

For further info and assistance regarding your child's attendance at Mokena School District 159, contact or visit:

District Office:  708.342.4900
Website:  www.mokena159.org

Hope you and your children have a very successful and fun year participating in Mokena School District 159 schools ...



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I can be easily found at:

Gene Mundt
Mortgage Originator  -  NMLS #216987  -  IL Lic. 031.0006220 – WI Lic. #216987

American Portfolio Mortgage Corp.
NMLS #175656


Direct:  815.524.2280
Cell/Text:  708.921.6331
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Gene Mundt, Mortgage Lender, a Lender with 40 years of mortgage experience, will offer you exemplary mortgage service and advice when seeking:  Conventional, FHA, VA, Jumbo, USDA, and Portfolio Loans in Chicago and the greater Chicagoland region, including:
The Lincoln-Way Area, Will County, (New Lenox, Frankfort, Mokena, Manhattan, Joliet, Shorewood, Crest Hill, Plainfield, Bolingbrook, Romeoville, Naperville, etc.), DuPage County, the City of Chicago, Cook County, and elsewhere within IL and WI.


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VA Loans: Flexing Your VA Benefit Muscle

 VA Loans:  
Flexing Your VA Benefit Muscle

Veterans of the U.S. Military - Armed Forces, through their active service provided to our country, become eligible for VA benefits.  One of those benefits is a home loan guaranty.  

I've been honored to work with many Veterans during my years as a Mortgage Originator ...  

While VA Loans are made possible via the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs, I, as their Mortgage Originator, originate, direct, and my team handles the processing of my clients' VA Loans.

U.S. Veterans can obtain a mortgage with:

  • NO MONEY DOWN (No Down Payment Needed 
  • Using no Mortgage Insurance 
  • A Fixed Rate Interest well under 4% (currently).  
It's definitely one amazing benefit and advantage for Veterans to have at their disposal when they hope to buy a home. (Other housing-related benefits may apply also.

Last week, I had the pleasure of working with yet another Veteran.  The home he had selected for purchase lay within a development of what was primarily higher-priced homes than the one he sought.  As a result, there were several other offers being made upon it.   

My client persevered and won the bidding.  While the Sellers of the home wouldn't consider paying any Closing Costs, my Buyer was still able to buy the home with a minimal amount of money.  

How was that possible?  And why?  

Here are the 3 main reasons:
  • The Closing Costs for his VA Loan were lower 
  • VA prohibits the charging of certain Closing Costs
  • A Lender Credit was given to offset some standard loan costs:  Title, Appraisal, Insurance, Attorney
The result:  After paying the Earnest Money ... and accounting for the credits due at Closing for Real Estate Taxes and the above-mentioned Lender Credit ... my Veteran home buyer needed less than $100 to Close on his home.

Amazing!


 Contact Me for more info!While my Veteran was a first-time home buyer, it's important to point out that Veterans can use their VA Loan Benefit in a variety of ways ... and multiple times.  Too many Veterans think it's a one-time benefit.  It's not.  

Nor does the benefit expire.  And VA Loans have more lenient guidelines for Veterans with lower credit scores.  They also cast a more lenient eye towards foreclosure and bankruptcy.
As former and current military personnel look to buy homes, it's imperative that these types of benefits remain available to them.  Kudos to those that continue to make this benefit available.

Important:  All Veterans hoping to buy a home must obtain their VA Home Loan Certificate of Eligibility from the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs.  For info on how to pursue a Home Loan Certificate, please click HERE.

Information regarding all Veteran benefits can be obtained via the booklet, Federal Benefits for Veterans, Dependents, and Survivors.  To view that booklet, click HERE.


 Ready to FLEX your VA Loan Benefits? Contact Me! Are you a New Lenox - Chicagoland Veteran interested in buying a home?  

Reach out to me for additional information and assistance to flex your VA Loan benefit. 
I'll put my experience and expertise hard to work on your behalf.
I'm easily found at:



Gene Mundt

Mortgage Originator - NMLS #216987 - IL Lic. #031.0006220 - WI License 216987

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NMLS #175656

Direct: 815.524.2280
Cell or Text: 708.921.6331
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School Year 2017 - New Lenox Public Schools: Preschool thru 8th

School Year 2017 - New Lenox Public Schools:   
Preschool thru 8th


Citizenship ... Knowledge ... Excellence ... Pride ...

Those are the words emblazoned on the New Lenox School District 122 crest.  For the 600+ teachers and staff of the District, they represent the focus, aspirations, and goals of their daily school life ... and for the approximately 5400 students under their guidance.  

Want to know more about Mortgages? Contact Me!The 2017 school year for New Lenox School District #122 kicks into gear beginning Monday, August 21st.  

That's the first full day of school with transportation.  (The calendar for the entire 2017/2018 school year can be found HERE.  This calendar also includes the dates for Student Walk-Through, Orientation, and Open Houses).

If you are new to District #122, you must complete school registration at the District Office (found at 102 S. Cedar Road). Online Registration for current - returning students will become active in early-to-mid-August.  When accessible, you can click HERE to register.  

Additional important info for students and their families:

  • School supply lists for each grade level can be found HERE  
  • Info regarding the District's Health Exam Requirements/Immunization needs is HERE
  • Info regarding Sports/Athletic Forms HERE
  • Online Payments, HERE
  • District #122 Lunch Program, HERE
  • Info regarding bus/transportation services, click HERE 
The schools below serve New Lenox School District #122 students from Preschool thru 8th grade:
New Lenox School District #122 has been awarded the prestigious Bright Star Award for 12 consecutive years. The Award is given to school districts with the highest student performance provided at the lowest cost. 

Only 80 of the 872 school districts within Illinois received the award this past year. The Bright Star Award is provided by SchoolSearch, a firm that assists relocating families with valuable school information.

New Lenox School District #122 also provides an excellent variety of Special Education Programs. All team members work with … and provide support for … the students and families. (Additional info can be found HERE)

The following are members of NLSD #122 Special Education team:

  • Administrator
  • School Psychologist
  • School Social Worker
  • Special Education Teacher
  • General Education Teacher
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Speech Pathologist
  • Physical Therapist
  • School Nurse
Of Note:  Resources are available for those NLSD #122 students that suffer hearing loss, speech and communicative difficulties, physical and vision impairments, behavioral challenges, need homebound educational services, and more. (Click HERE for additional info)


New Lenox School District 122 strives to broaden and enhance student educational opportunities via the many extracurriculars they offer in their schools ...  



Those include:
  • Music/Band(s)/Chorus/Orchestra 
  • A Variety of Sports (Volleyball, Basketball, Cheerleading/Poms, Cross Country, Wrestling, Track, Bowling, Ultimate Frisbee, More)
  • Student Council
  • Speech/Drama/Spring Play
  • Art Club
  • Mathletes
  • National Honor Society
  • Spanish Club
  • Mine Craft
  • More ...
Opportunities to help improve the opportunities and daily school experience of children, teachers and staff members abound via the PTO (Parent Teacher Organization) and the New Lenox School District Foundation.   The Foundation works hand-in-hand within the community.  

The Girl Scouts, New Lenox Township, New Lenox Public Library, and New Lenox Chamber of Commerce all partner with the New Lenox school system.

A good example of that community/Foundation cooperation can be found in the New Lenox Park District and many New Lenox community athletic organizations.  Each works together to provide recreational opportunities and resources for residents of New Lenox. 

They’ve expanded playgrounds and added to the playground equipment available at each New Lenox District school. Many school campuses now feature soccer, baseball, and softball fields as a result of the hard work and efforts of these organizations and their members.
       

Music is very important at New Lenox School District #122 too.  During the Spring during their 4th-grade year, students have an opportunity to sign-up for band the following year.  Parents have an opportunity to support their band members and school via the New Lenox Band Boosters organization.    

Bentley, Spencer Crossing, and Martino Jr. School students also have an opportunity to grow and share their musical talents via the New Lenox Orchestra and chorus/chorus clubs are available at multiple schools.  

Students have an opportunity to join a variety of clubs and organizations offered by School District #122.  Art, Spanish, Photo, Knitting, LEGO, Math & Science, Scrapbook, Reading are just some of choices offered students.

Unsure if you live within the boundaries of New Lenox School District #122?  Need the location for each school campus within the New Lenox School District?  That info can be viewed on the District's website/Boundary map. (Click HERE)

Further info regarding New Lenox School District #122, its schools, curriculum and more can be obtained by contacting the New Lenox School District #122 district office at:



Telephone: 815-485-2169


Enjoy the opportunities that New Lenox School District #122 offer your student.  Best of luck for a successful and fun school year!



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Thinking of moving into New Lenox School District #122?  Or a surrounding community?  Contact me.  I'll put my 40 years of experience and expertise hard to work on your behalf.
I'm easily found at:

Gene Mundt

Mortgage Originator – NMLS #216987 - IL Lic. #031.0006220 - WI Licensed


American Portfolio Mortgage Corp.

NMLS #175656




Direct: 815.524.2280

Cell/Text: 708.921.6331
eFax: 815.524.2281


   
  

Gene Mundt, Mortgage Originator, an Originator with 40+ years of mortgage experience, will offer you exemplary mortgage service and advice when seeking:  

Conventional, FHA, VA, Jumbo, USDA, and Portfolio Loans in 
Chicago and the greater Chicagoland region, including:  
The Lincoln-Way Area, Will County, (New Lenox, Frankfort, Mokena, 
Manhattan, Joliet, Shorewood, Crest Hill, Plainfield, Bolingbrook, Romeoville, Naperville, etc.), DuPage County, the City of Chicago, Cook County, and elsewhere within IL & WI.

Referrals are Appreciated and Welcomed!

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