The DPS #170 Community Engagement Committee is requesting that parents/guardians take our Social-Emotional Needs Survey to help us understand how we can support families. Click on the link below to access the survey. The survey will be open until 5 p.m. on Friday, February 10, 2023. Students in grades 5-12 will be taking the survey in the next few weeks. Buildings will be reaching out to inform you of the date, time, and ability to opt your child out. Please contact the District Office with any questions.
4 days ago, Margo Empen
Dixon Public Schools was well represented this week at the Illinois Music Education Conference in Peoria. While students particpated in rehearsals, our music staff was able to attend several hours worth of professional development on different musical topics that they have brought back to incorporate in their classes. The music team is also very proud of the four choir students who participated at State this week. They represented Dixon well from the preparation to performance. Please help congratulate these phenomenal musicians! 🎶 Senior Kayti Miller - All-State Chorus Sophomore Owen Winters - Honors All-State Chorus Junior MyKaylah Kirby - Honors All-State Chorus Senior Grace DeBord - Future Music Educator Selectee
7 days ago, Riley Carter
IMEC kids
IMEC Collage
IMEC DPS Teachers
Dukes Boys Basketball at Oregon HS tonight is postponed until 2/15/23. #BeSafe
8 days ago, Roger Fegan
LET’S PACK LANCASTER GYMNASIUM! Girls Basketball (33rd all time meeting) Tuesday, January 24th Byron (22-2, 6-0) at Dixon (21-3, 5-0) Varsity Game~ 7pm Byron has won 3 of their last 4 against Dixon. Listen to the game on WIXN 95.1, 1460, online at, or NFHS. #BePurple
12 days ago, Roger Fegan
Please click on the link below for a statement from the Dixon Police Department and Dixon Public Schools. While this is being investigated, students and staff are proceeding safely with their day. We will keep you informed throughout the day as information is made available.
13 days ago, Margo Empen
Matthew and Harry are DHS student representatives at Dixon Rotary today! #RotaryRocks #OutstandingStudents #BePurple
13 days ago, Admin
DHS Students at Dixon Rotary
DPS #170 will be conducing law enforcement drills at each building beginning next month. Please click on the link below to read an informational letter from Supt. Empen. Buildings will send out reminder letters to parent prior to the drill dates.
16 days ago, Margo Empen
DPS #170 will be conducting law enforcement safety drills in each building starting in February. Buildings will be sending out reminders to families, one to two weeks before the drill. Please contact your building principal with any questions.
16 days ago, Margo Empen
DPS #170 Law Enforcement Drill Letter
Congratulations to the East WACC CEO class on a fantastic event! Foreign Foods and Tunes was a great evening, and we couldn’t be prouder of your hard work! #EastCEO #DixonStudentShoutout
17 days ago, Admin
WACC East CEO Class
DHS marching band performed at Jefferson Elementary on January 18, 2023. The students and staff enjoyed learning about the various instruments and hearing the songs they played. Jaws even made an appearance during the theme song! Here is the link to watch the video. Enjoy!
17 days ago, Crystal Thorpe
Our High School and Middle School band and music staff introduced our ILMEA participants at the monthly Board of Education Meeting. We have a wonderfully talented group of students that represented us very well at the Illinois Music Education Association Festival. #gopurple
18 days ago, Dixon Schools
Photo of music students at monthly board meeting
Photo of music students at monthly board meeting
Photo of music students at monthly board meeting
Photo of music students at monthly board meeting
The January Board of Education Meeting will be streamed live on Youtube and will be accessible on 1-18-23 at 6pm via this link:
19 days ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon Public Schools is having their Regular Board Meeting on Wed., January 18, 2023 at 6:00 p.m. The meeting will be held in the Board Room at the District Office, 1335 Franklin Grove Road. The meeting will be recorded and will posted on the District’s YouTube channel and website. Those wishing to submit public comment need to email them to the Board President, Linda Wegner and to the Superintendent, Margo Empen, by Noon on Wednesday, January 18, 2023. Public Comment received after this time may not be guaranteed to be read aloud at this meeting.
23 days ago, Dixon Public Schools
The DPS Foundation is looking for donations for Silent Auction items for their Stupor Bowl fundraiser. Please see the graphic below for more information.
25 days ago, Dixon Schools
Raffle Basket donations
Middle School and High School students, remember to charge your Chromebook and bring it to school with you. See you all soon! #gopurple
about 1 month ago, Dixon Schools
Charge it and Bring It graphic
Happy New Year! #BePurple
about 1 month ago, Roger Fegan
happy new year
It’s championship day. Our undefeated Duchesses will take on undefeated Lincoln High School tonight at 7:30 PM for the KSB Holiday Classic Championship. Make an effort to stop by Lancaster gymnasium and help support the Duchesses! Let’s pack the gym with purple!! #KSBHolidayClassic #BePurple
about 1 month ago, Roger Fegan
KSB holiday classic
Fired up for the KSB Holiday Classic. The next three days will be fun filled, action packed, and competitive girls basketball! #KSBHolidayClassic #BePurple
about 1 month ago, Roger Fegan
KSB Holiday Classic
Any students placed out of district will be off school tomorrow. The district will notify the schools that students will not be in attendance.
about 2 months ago, Admin
All Dixon Public Schools will be closed on Thursday, 12/22/22 due to the upcoming inclement weather. There is NO e-learning tomorrow. Please check our website/social media for updates during break. School resumes on Thursday, 1/5/23.
about 2 months ago, Margo Empen