Dixon Public Schools
Here's a corrected link for Mr. Tenboer & Mrs Gosch's story time on Tuesday evenings, called "Tuesday Tuck-in." Their first story will be at 8pm tonight. They will be reading about planets! Join live on youtube at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZDM7dTOHETMIpyyo-paWHg
10 minutes ago, Dixon Public Schools
Margo Empen
DPS #170 has provided an FAQ on our website, app and social media pages to help students and parents navigate remote learning. Please contact buildings or the District office with any questions you have. We are here to help and support you. https://5il.co/egil
about 1 hour ago, Margo Empen
Dixon Schools
Jefferson students, Mrs. W still wants you practicing your songs. #gopurple https://www.dps170.org/article/218013?org=jes
about 10 hours ago, Dixon Schools
Margo Empen
Jefferson's Kids Heart Challenge fundraising money can be turned into the District Office this week. Our office is at 1335 Franklin Grove Road and is open from 7:30 am-4:00 pm daily. The Kids Heart Challenge is postponed until school resumes. #Jeffersonrocks
about 24 hours ago, Margo Empen
Margo Empen
WACC Students: WACC is performing E-learning. WACC staff have the emails for each of their students to send work to. If any students have not heard from their instructor by the end of Tuesday, please contact DHS so we can help you. All work will be turned in electronically to the teachers email unless specified otherwise.
1 day ago, Margo Empen
Margo Empen
State testing-Illinois Assessment of Readiness, Illinois Science Assessment, PSAT, SAT, Advanced Placement, DLM, and the Constitution Test have been canceled this spring. Illinois received a waiver from the Department of Education due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
1 day ago, Margo Empen
Margo Empen
Just a reminder of resources for our DPS #170 families: The Dixon Food Pantry is open MWF 1-3 pm. Florissa(288-1905) and Sinnissippi Centers(284-6611) are still open. YWCA of the Sauk Valley is taking calls regarding domestic concerns (288-1011). #weareheretohelp #GoPurple
1 day ago, Margo Empen
Margo Empen
Please click on the link to access the remote learning plan letter to families-https://5il.co/edsi. Please click on the link to access the remote learning plan calendar-https://5il.co/edsl. We will also post these letters on our website under the COVID-19 link.
1 day ago, Margo Empen
Margo Empen
District administration is currently listening to Governor Pritzker's daily address to ensure there are no updates or changes to our remote learning plan moving. We will send out our communication shortly. Please be patient. #GoPurple
1 day ago, Margo Empen
Dixon Schools
Washington School wants to know, who are you spending time with? #gopurple https://youtu.be/1VgwUW4xEhw
1 day ago, Dixon Schools
Margo Empen
Grab & Go bags resume tomorrow. Distribution is from 8-9 am. Remote learning plans will be posted on our website, app, and social media pages at 3 pm tomorrow.
2 days ago, Margo Empen
Margo Empen
DPS #170 is waiting for guidance from the Illinois State Board of Education on future remote learning. We have a plan created and need to make sure it meets State Board requirements. We will roll out our plan just as soon as we can. Please be patient. We will let you know as soon as we have more information. #GoPurple
4 days ago, Margo Empen
Dixon Schools
Here’s tips on how to have fun and learn during our break from school from our Jefferson staff. #gopurple https://youtu.be/bD8JGVUdtl0
5 days ago, Dixon Schools
Margo Empen
Grab & Go bags resume on Monday, 3/30. If you would like to receive a bag please click on the link below to sign up. If you have already signed up to receive a bag, you DO NOT need to sign up again. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SZ2P6KC
5 days ago, Margo Empen
Margo Empen
Grab & Go Bags resume on Monday, March 30, 2020. Go to our website www.dps170.org to sign up if you haven't already. #GoPurple
5 days ago, Margo Empen
Margo Empen
Mrs. Empen & Mr. Rick provide an update for students, staff, and families.https://www.facebook.com/dixonpublicschools/videos/229246295118865/
5 days ago, Margo Empen
Dixon Schools
And here's a big shout out from some of your great Madison School staff and teachers! https://youtu.be/ahUfR0YLI5k
5 days ago, Dixon Schools
Reagan Middle School
RMS Quarantine 2020 Shout Out Video https://youtu.be/MZiGga9-0yE
8 days ago, Reagan Middle School
Margo Empen
Junior Achievement is providing free digital resources to teachers and parents. Clicking on the link will take you to their website to access the free resources. https://jaheartland.org/who-we-are/programs/special-programs/online-resources-for-home-and-school/
8 days ago, Margo Empen
Dixon Schools
Here's a check in video from our Washington staff for all of our students and families. #gopurple https://youtu.be/-_WNAD5JzLY
8 days ago, Dixon Schools
Margo Empen
Learn about the Monterey Bay Aquarium and view the Live Cams. https://www.montereybayaquarium.org/animals/live-cams
9 days ago, Margo Empen
Margo Empen
Explore the surface of Mars! Click on the following link to discover Mars through Nasa's Curiosity Rover. https://accessmars.withgoogle.com/ #FamilyTime #GoPurple
9 days ago, Margo Empen
Margo Empen
The San Diego Zoo has an amazing website for students! Animal information, videos, and games can keep students and families occupied for hours. Click on this link to be taken to their website: https://kids.sandiegozoo.org/ #animalslowerstress #GoPurple
9 days ago, Margo Empen
Margo Empen
Attn. Seniors! Seniors who are working on scholarship applications should keep working on them. Please hold on to those that are to be turned in to DHS until we return or we provide additional information. For outside scholarships, continue to meet the deadlines. #GoPurple
9 days ago, Margo Empen
Dixon Schools
Dixon Responds to Governor Pritzker's Executive Order https://youtu.be/Nwt9Hie3P_w
9 days ago, Dixon Schools
Washington School
Just another resource for our students! #waspride #gopurple https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome/grades-prek-k.html
11 days ago, Washington School
Dixon Schools
Grab & Go Meals will resume on March 30th. If you have not already signed up for meals, you you can find more information via the link. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SZ2P6KC
11 days ago, Dixon Schools
Margo Empen
The incredible people at Audible are offering their stories service free until schools resume. Click on the following link if you are interested. #GoPurple #AudibleStoriesRock https://stories.audible.com/start-listen
11 days ago, Margo Empen
Margo Empen
DHS students - Please remember to check your school email and Canvas sites daily for updates from your teachers. #GoPurple
11 days ago, Margo Empen
Margo Empen
Schools remain closed through April 7, 2020. More information will be provided as we receive it.
11 days ago, Margo Empen
Dixon High School
Congratulations to Jenny Brown who won the final 'Leap Into Spring' raffle drawing from the Dixon Athletic Boosters!
12 days ago, Dixon High School
Dixon Schools
Code.org has some fun and educational activities for students. https://code.org/break
12 days ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon Schools
Sharing information about a free online Mindfulness Class for Kids on Thursday, March 19th and noon. https://www.mindfulschools.org/free-online-mindfulness-class-for-kids/
13 days ago, Dixon Schools
Margo Empen
Students-don't forget you can email your teachers if you have questions on the extended learning packets you picked up. Teacher email addresses are found on our website. Click on "sites" and choose your building. Click on "menu" and then click on "directory."
13 days ago, Margo Empen
Dixon Schools
Here's a fun and engaging free course from Disney and Khan Academy on Imagineering. Read the article and click the link to access the course. https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2019/08/walt-disney-imagineering-partners-with-khan-academy-to-bring-you-imagineering-in-a-box/
13 days ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon High School
Congratulations to Nikki Scott who won today's 'Leap Into Spring' raffle drawing from the Dixon Athletic Boosters!
13 days ago, Dixon High School
Dixon High School
Please check out the IHSA link regarding the most up to date information about spring sports & activities. https://www.ihsa.org/default.asp
13 days ago, Dixon High School
Margo Empen
Updates on PTC Fundraiser turn in, Grab & Go Bags, Packet pick-up times, and Buddy Bags - check the website, app, and social media pages.
14 days ago, Margo Empen
Dixon Schools
Lee County Health Department Director Cathy Ferguson-Allen shares a short message about the importance of connecting with our elderly population during COVID-19. https://youtu.be/md9wG__Y2CA
14 days ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon Schools
Here's a St. Patrick's Day Read Aloud with Mrs. Glenn. https://youtu.be/JY4mnzvHPdM
14 days ago, Dixon Schools
Margo Empen
UPDATE: If you're a Buddy Bag Family, you can pick up your buddy bags next week at each school plus Lincoln School. Distribution will be Mon.-Wed.-Fri. 8-9 am and Tues.-Thurs. 4-5 pm.
14 days ago, Margo Empen
Margo Empen
REMINDER: If you haven't picked up your extended learning packet, it's not too late. Packets can be picked up at the District Office (1335 Franklin Grove Rd.) for the remainder of this week from 7:30 a.m. until noon.
14 days ago, Margo Empen
Margo Empen
UPDATE: Grab & Go breakfast and lunch bags for Thursday and Friday will be given out on Thursday. Students will receive both days on Thursday, so there will be no distribution on Friday. We will remind everyone tomorrow during distribution from 8-9 am.
14 days ago, Margo Empen
Margo Empen
REMINDER: PTC Fundraiser Forms are to be turned in at the District Office (1335 Franklin Grove Rd.) on Wednesday, March 18th from 8 am to 2 pm.
14 days ago, Margo Empen
Dixon High School
Congratulations to Julie Kruger who won today's 'Leap Into Spring' raffle drawing from the Dixon Athletic Boosters!
14 days ago, Dixon High School
Dixon Schools
Sharing this message from City Council Member Mary Oros talking about COVID-19 Business Impact and Resources: https://youtu.be/PBNzvZJZcRw
15 days ago, Dixon Schools
Washington School
‪ABCmouse.com code for Washington school! #washpride #gopurple ‬
15 days ago, Washington School
Dixon Schools
Sharing a message from the City of Dixon about current operations. https://youtu.be/LUMGs0IxFQI
15 days ago, Dixon Schools
Margo Empen
PTC Fundraiser turn in on 3/18/2020 at District Office from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m.
15 days ago, Margo Empen
Dixon Schools
Sharing a video from CEO of KSB Hospital, Dave Schreiner, reminding us in these challenging times to make things better for our friends and neighbors https://youtu.be/PEkpGrWwHzo
15 days ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon High School
Congratulations to Kevin Schultz who won today's 'Leap Into Spring' raffle drawing from the Dixon Athletic Boosters!
15 days ago, Dixon High School
Dixon Schools
Here's some helpful information on Social Distancing.
15 days ago, Dixon Schools
Washington School
Fun and creative ideas for your children during this time! #washpride #gopurple
15 days ago, Washington School
Dixon Schools
Please watch this video for an important message from our community leaders about COVID-19. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0ToB3TqTYo&feature=youtu.be
16 days ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon High School
Congratulations to Theresa Wood who won today's 'Leap Into Spring' raffle drawing from the Dixon Athletic Boosters!
16 days ago, Dixon High School
Margo Empen
We have been made aware that Comcast is offering free internet to low income households for two months during the coronavirus situation. We are posting the link below to the application page where people can sign up. https://www.internetessentials.com/covid19
16 days ago, Margo Empen
Dixon Schools
Updated school closure information from the Superintendent as of 3-15-2020 has been posted. https://www.dps170.org/article/210054?org=dps
16 days ago, Dixon Schools
Margo Empen
Parents can pick up their student's prescription medication from schools tomorrow (3/16/2020) between 7:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Schools will be closed after this time and will not be reopened until Tuesday, March 31, 2020.
16 days ago, Margo Empen
Margo Empen
Students who are receiving homebound tutoring or education outside of our District will not receive tutoring or be sent to outside placements through 3/30/2020. Mrs. Steinmeyer is contacting schools. She will be reaching out regarding work packets for students.
16 days ago, Margo Empen
Margo Empen
DPS #170 staff - Please check your work email for an updated letter.
16 days ago, Margo Empen
Margo Empen
COVID-19 Contingency Update - Please see Supt. Empen's updated letter on the website, app, and social media pages.
16 days ago, Margo Empen
Dixon High School
Congratulations to Jared Shaner who won today's 'Leap Into Spring' raffle drawing from the Dixon Athletic Boosters!
17 days ago, Dixon High School
Margo Empen
With schools closed next week, the PTC fundraiser needs to be turned in on Wed., March 18 at the District Office from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Please check the PTC Facebook page for updates. #GoPurple #PTCthankful
18 days ago, Margo Empen
Dixon Schools
All schools are closed due to the COVID-19 virus situation. Full details are in a news article on the district website. Parents, please complete the Grab & Go Meal Survey by Saturday the 14th at 5pm to help us with meal counts. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SZ2P6KC
18 days ago, Dixon Schools
Margo Empen
School cancellation message from Supt. Empen - see website, app and social media pages for a District letter.
18 days ago, Margo Empen
Dixon Schools
The Ronald McDonald Care Mobile will be visiting Dixon and offering medical and dental services to children.
18 days ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon High School
Congratulations to Cameron Longan who won today's 'Leap Into Spring' raffle drawing from the Dixon Athletic Boosters!
18 days ago, Dixon High School
Dixon High School
Dixon Public Schools is cancelling all non-essential events, games, banquets, competitions, camps, etc.) beginning tomorrow Friday, March 13, 2020. This includes all scheduled competitions and events for this weekend. Practices and rehearsals will continue for now. This is a fluid situation and will be continually monitored. There will be no open gyms or out of season events taking place until further notice. If you have any questions please contact the Athletics/Activities office at (815) 453-3480.
19 days ago, Dixon High School
Margo Empen
Dixon High School's Key Club will not be attending the District Conference this weekend in Springfield. If there are any questions about this, please contact DHS. #GoPurple
19 days ago, Margo Empen
Dixon High School
Congratulations to Ashley Brokaw who won today's 'Leap Into Spring' raffle drawing from the Dixon Athletic Boosters!
19 days ago, Dixon High School
Dixon High School
The IESA state wrestling tournament scheduled for this weekend has been cancelled. At this time the event will not be made up. Congratulations on a great season to our RMS wrestlers who qualified!
19 days ago, Dixon High School
Dixon Schools
Coach Bishop and Coach Seibel present our high school state medal winner in wrestling to the Board of Education #gopurple
20 days ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon Schools
Coach Bishop presents his Middle School wrestlers to the Board of Education #gopurple
20 days ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon Schools
Principal Grady presents the DHS Student of the Month to the Board of Education #gopurple
20 days ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon Schools
Principal Bullock presents the Reagan Student of the Month to the Board of Education #gopurple
20 days ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon Schools
Info about Spring Photos: Children will be sent home with an order form on photo day! You can order with the form or online. See the back of the form for online ordering instructions or contact Emily at GROT for instructions 815-284-3211 or emily@grotis.com.
20 days ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon High School
Congratulations to Monica Barkowski who won today's 'Leap Into Spring' raffle drawing from the Dixon Athletic Boosters!
20 days ago, Dixon High School
Dixon High School
Meet the Dukes & Duchesses for spring sports at DHS will be held Friday, March 13th at 5:30 in Lancaster Gym. We will introduce our spring sport athletes & coaches.
20 days ago, Dixon High School
Margo Empen
DPS #170 has been working with the LCHD & KSB to be proactive regarding COVID-19 and keeping our students and staff healthy and safe. Click on the link below for a letter that is being sent home today with PreK-5 students & electronically gr. 6-12. https://5il.co/dkf4
20 days ago, Margo Empen
Margo Empen
DPS #170 has utilized the Illinois Department of Public Health guidance in being proactive in protecting our students & staff in regard to COVID-19. Click on the link below to view the IDPH guidance. https://5il.co/dkf5
20 days ago, Margo Empen
Dixon High School
Congratulations to Monica Wolfley who won today's 'Leap Into Spring' raffle drawing from the Dixon Athletic Boosters!
21 days ago, Dixon High School
Dixon High School
RMS & DHS choir students did an amazing job at the mid-winter choir concert tonight.
22 days ago, Dixon High School
Dixon High School
Congratulations to Deb Cashman who won Sunday's 'Leap Into Spring' raffle drawing from the Dixon Athletic Boosters!
22 days ago, Dixon High School
Dixon High School
Congratulations to Jessica Cervantes who won today's 'Leap Into Spring' raffle drawing from the Dixon Athletic Boosters!
22 days ago, Dixon High School
Dixon Public Schools
Reminder: Tuesday, March 10th is a half day of school.
22 days ago, Dixon Public Schools
Reagan Middle School
A message from the DPS Wellness Committee #dpswellness
22 days ago, Reagan Middle School
Margo Empen
Questions regarding COVID-19. Call or email the Illinois Dept. of Public Health. (800)-889-3931 / DPS.SICK@ILLINOIS.GOV. Thank you LCHD for keeping us informed.
25 days ago, Margo Empen
Margo Empen
Facts about COVID-19 from the Lee County Health Department. DPS #170 will be sending a letter to parents next week reassuring parents we are being proactive related to all respiratory viruses. #gopurple
25 days ago, Margo Empen
Margo Empen
From our partners at LCHD. Some basic tips and reminders to Stop The Spread of Germs. A good offense is the best defense!
25 days ago, Margo Empen
Dixon High School
Congratulations to Andrew McKay who won today's 'Leap Into Spring' raffle drawing from the Dixon Athletic Boosters!
25 days ago, Dixon High School
Dixon High School
Congratulations to Luke and Jodi Johnson who won today's 'Leap Into Spring' raffle drawing from the Dixon Athletic Boosters!
26 days ago, Dixon High School
Dixon Schools
Sharing information from KSB about their breathing easier event.
26 days ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon High School
Congratulations to Darla May who won today's 'Leap Into Spring' raffle drawing from the Dixon Athletic Boosters!
27 days ago, Dixon High School
Dixon Schools
Sharing information from KSB about a Brain Health event coming up on March 10th. https://www.ksbhospital.com/events/what-is-brain-health/
27 days ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon Schools
Spring Pictures are coming soon.
28 days ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon High School
Congratulations to Andrew Derrig who won today's 'Leap Into Spring' raffle drawing from the Dixon Athletic Boosters!
28 days ago, Dixon High School
Dixon High School
Congratulations to Lori Whitson who won today's 'Leap Into Spring' raffle drawing from the Dixon Athletic Boosters!
29 days ago, Dixon High School
Reagan Middle School
A message from the DPS Wellness Committee and the Lee County Health Department. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/specific-groups/guidance-for-schools.html
29 days ago, Reagan Middle School
Reagan Middle School
A message from the DPS Wellness Committee #dpswellness
29 days ago, Reagan Middle School
Dixon High School
Congratulations to Dean Nicholson who won the day two 'Leap Into Spring' raffle drawing from the Dixon Athletic Boosters!
about 1 month ago, Dixon High School
Dixon High School
Congratulations to Holly Melvin who won the $500 first day prize from the Dixon Athletic Boosters 'Leap Into Spring' raffle!
about 1 month ago, Dixon High School
Dixon Schools
Sharing information about a Yoga opportunity for children
about 1 month ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon Schools
Sharing information from our friends at the Y about their soccer league for ages 4 to 8.
about 1 month ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon Schools
Sharing information from our friends at Girl Scouts
about 1 month ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon Schools
Sharing information about a music competition for ages 12 through 24.
about 1 month ago, Dixon Schools
Washington School
2 more hours to see some Washington staff serving it up at McDonalds. Come out and support the PTC! #gopurple
about 1 month ago, Washington School
Washington School
‪Head on over to McDonald’s for Washington McTeacher night tonight!! 3 more hours left to support the PTC! #gopurple ‬
about 1 month ago, Washington School
DIXON PTC
Washington School McTeacher Night Tonight from 4-8PM at Dixon McDonald's Come see staff members from Washington work at McDonald's and raise money for the school. 20% of profits from 4-8 PM will be donated to PTC
about 1 month ago, DIXON PTC
Reagan Middle School
A message from the DPS Wellness Committee #dpswellness
about 1 month ago, Reagan Middle School
Dixon Schools
Dixon Public Schools will be participating in the Northwest Illinois Education Job Fair on February 29th. Visit with us to learn about opportunities with DPS. #gopurple
about 1 month ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon High School
Congratulations to Emma C who is going to continue her academic and athletic (volleyball) career at SVCC!
about 1 month ago, Dixon High School
Dixon Schools
Here’s a new feature to help everyone remember our most used new phone numbers. Multiple phone numbers end with the letters D-I-X-O-N when you use the letters on your keypad. Here’s the shortcuts to remember: Dixon High School (815)45-DIXON Reagan Middle School (815)25-DIXON District Office (815)37-DIXON
about 1 month ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon Schools
Sharing information from the Dixon Public Library about their March Family Event.
about 1 month ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon Schools
Preschoolers made homemade valentines for the residents at Heritage Square. #gopurple
about 1 month ago, Dixon Schools
Margo Empen
Congratulations Kathleen Keesey on your ROE #47 Spelling Bee win! Kathleen is a student at Reagan Middle School in Mrs. Clevenger's class. We are so proud of you and wish you luck in Washington, D.C.! #GoPurple #superspeller #Scrippsbound
about 1 month ago, Margo Empen
Reagan Middle School
Kathleen Keesey, 6th grade student at RMS, is the 2020 Lee/Ogle/Whiteside Regional Spelling Bee Champion!!!
about 1 month ago, Reagan Middle School
Dixon Schools
Sharing information about the Dixon Girls Fast Pitch League.
about 1 month ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon Schools
Sharing information about Leadercast Women coming up on March 27th
about 1 month ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon High School
Congratulations to Dixon High School student Jaylen Carr for being awarded the Ike Mercer Award at the February Dixon City Council Meeting!
about 1 month ago, Dixon High School
Dixon Schools
Sharing information from our friends at 4-H about Babysitting Basics for Ages 11 to 18.
about 1 month ago, Dixon Schools
Reagan Middle School
A message from the DPS Wellness Committee #dpswellness
about 1 month ago, Reagan Middle School
Washington School
Washington School started a Brew Crew for our staff! On Friday's, a couple of students deliver coffee or hot chocolate and a tasty treat to teachers’ classrooms! These cuties delivered this past Friday! ☕️ #washpride #gopurple
about 1 month ago, Washington School
Dixon Schools
All Dixon Public Schools will be closed Monday in observance of President's Day. We look forward to seeing everyone back in class on Tuesday the 18th.
about 1 month ago, Dixon Schools
Reagan Middle School
Royals of the Week for 2.14.20
about 1 month ago, Reagan Middle School
Dixon High School
Congratulations to DHS teacher Kim Munson who was named the January Telegraph Teacher of the Month!
about 1 month ago, Dixon High School
Dixon Schools
Carl hands out candy on a cold Friday morning. Happy Valentine's Day everyone! #gopurple
about 1 month ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon High School
Congratulations to Zach Scheffler on signing with Tiffin University to continue his academic and athletics (football) career.
about 1 month ago, Dixon High School
Dixon Schools
Principal Grady present the DHS student of the month at the Board of Education meeting
about 1 month ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon Schools
Principal Bullock presents the student of the month at the Board of Education meeting.
about 1 month ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon Schools
Coach Boll presents some of his current and alumni tennis players at the Board of Education meeting.
about 1 month ago, Dixon Schools
DIXON PTC
Madison School McTeacher Night Tonight from 4-8PM at Dixon McDonald's Come see staff members from Madison work at McDonald's and raise money for the school. 20% of profits from 4-8 PM will be donated to PTC
about 1 month ago, DIXON PTC
Reagan Middle School
Building with toothpicks today in Mrs. LeSages’ 6th Grade Science classes. #gopurple
about 1 month ago, Reagan Middle School
Dixon Schools
Dixon Public Schools phone numbers have changed. Update your directory with the new numbers from our website. https://www.dps170.org/article/187709?org=dps
about 1 month ago, Dixon Schools
Reagan Middle School
A message from the DPS Wellness Committee #dpswellness
about 1 month ago, Reagan Middle School
Dixon Schools
Sharing information from our friends at 4-H about their upcoming workshop.
about 1 month ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon High School
Congratulations to our bowlers on a great season and to these girls on being sectional qualifiers! #gopurple
about 1 month ago, Dixon High School
Dixon High School
Congratulations to our wrestlers on a great season and to these guys on being sectional qualifiers! #gopurple
about 1 month ago, Dixon High School
Margo Empen
The Key Club at DHS is offering free babysitting this Valentine's Day from 5-8:30 pm at Jefferson School. How awesome is this! Take your sweetie out while knowing your children are taken care of and having a good time. #GoPurple #KeyClubRocks https://5il.co/cuhe
about 1 month ago, Margo Empen
Margo Empen
Congratulations to alumni Shannon Lahey on shattering the Valpo record for the indoor pentathlon! DPS #170 is so proud of you and we wish you luck as you continue to compete! #GoPurple #Alumniproud Click or paste the link below to see the article on Shannon. http://www.valpoathletics.com/mtrack/news/2019-20/19680/lahey-paoletti-establish-program-records-on-friday/
about 1 month ago, Margo Empen
Reagan Middle School
Royals of the Week for 2.7.20
about 1 month ago, Reagan Middle School
Madison School
Gotchas! #madisonmighty #gopurple
about 1 month ago, Madison School
Dixon Schools
Sharing information from our friends at 4H about the Science Siesta for boys and girls in grades 4 through 6.
about 1 month ago, Dixon Schools
Reagan Middle School
RMS Principals Council students recognize Mrs. Renkes and Mrs. Abell as January Teachers of the Month!
about 1 month ago, Reagan Middle School
Dixon High School
Conference Champs!
about 1 month ago, Dixon High School
Dixon Schools
Sharing information about a cooking opportunity for kids ages 8 through 12.
about 1 month ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon Schools
Dixon Public Schools will be participating in a job fair in Sterling on February 29th. Visit us there to learn more about job opportunities at DPS.
about 1 month ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon Schools
Reminder: Wednesday, February 5th 2020 is a half day of school
about 1 month ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon High School
Due to scheduling conflicts, we will be moving 8th grade parent night from February 5th to February 19th at 6:30 pm in the James Wiltz Auditorium. All current 8th grade students and parents should attend.
about 1 month ago, Dixon High School
Madison School
Aaron Fitzanko - the WINNER of our spelling bee!! Congratulations!! #madisonmighty #gopurple
about 1 month ago, Madison School
Madison School
Nathan Stauter - The 2nd place winner of the 5th grade spelling bee. #madisonmighty #gopurple
about 1 month ago, Madison School
Madison School
The final four! Good luck!! #madisonmighty #gopurple
about 1 month ago, Madison School
Madison School
Our 5th grade spelling bee has begun. Good luck to all of our contestant! #madisonmighty #gopurple
about 1 month ago, Madison School
Dixon Schools
Kindergarten & Pre-K for All Registration is coming up on March 4th
about 1 month ago, Dixon Schools
Reagan Middle School
LeSage’s Frog Dissections Day 1 of 2, in 7th Grade Science #gopurple
about 1 month ago, Reagan Middle School
Margo Empen
Attention Parents! You have this week and next week to complete the 5Essentials Parent Survey. The survey officially closes on Feb. 14. Here are the updated survey numbers. Madison School: 34% DHS: 23% Washington Elem: 23% Jefferson Elem: 22% RMS: 28%
about 1 month ago, Margo Empen
Reagan Middle School
Here’s a message from the DPS Wellness Committee #dpswellness
about 1 month ago, Reagan Middle School
Reagan Middle School
Royals of the Week for 1.31.20
2 months ago, Reagan Middle School
Reagan Middle School
Royals of the Week for 1.27.20
2 months ago, Reagan Middle School
Margo Empen
Just a reminder that students in kdg., 2nd, 6th, & 9th grade must have dental exams turned in by May 1, 2020. That seems like a long way off, but it will be here before you know it. Please contact your school nurse if you have questions. https://5il.co/cn06
2 months ago, Margo Empen
DIXON PTC
Jefferson School McTeacher Night Tonight from 4-8PM at Dixon McDonald's Come see staff members from Jefferson work at McDonald's and raise money for the school. 20% of profits from 4-8 PM will be donated to PTC
2 months ago, DIXON PTC
Margo Empen
Congratulations to Board Member Rachael Gehlbach on being honored as one of the 4 under 40 by Dixon Chamber and Main Street! We are so proud of you and your fellow honorees. #GoPurple #DPS170BoardOfEducation
2 months ago, Margo Empen
Dixon Schools
Check out the public service announcement from Dixon High School posted to Facebook and Twitter... https://twitter.com/dukesduchesses/status/1221873835756204035
2 months ago, Dixon Schools
Margo Empen
Molly and Aidan were our student representatives at Rotary today! #GoPurple #SuperStudents #DixonRotary
2 months ago, Margo Empen
Margo Empen
5Essentials Weekly Update on Parent Survey Responses. The survey closes at midnight on February 13. You can take a survey for every building you have a student in. Parent response rates for DPS 170: Madison-34% DHS-23% Washington-22% Jefferson-22% RMS-28%
2 months ago, Margo Empen
Dixon High School
Congratulations to our 2020 Dixon Athletic Hall of Fame class!
2 months ago, Dixon High School
Margo Empen
Attention current Juniors at DHS! The SVCC Academy application deadline is February 2, 2020. If you are interested please visit the website below and speak to your DHS counselor. https://www.svcc.edu/students/dual-credit/academy/?fbclid=IwAR0_aphx9xrZObukjsgCTWFNSKI7MsEfI6Y0hITG7bVVpBIYixqwmsTuu94
2 months ago, Margo Empen
Margo Empen
From our friends at the Dixon Park District. The Page Park Ice Rink will have FREE skate rentals this weekend! Friday 3-8 pm Sat 11-2 pm Sun Noon - 3 pm *weather permitting
2 months ago, Margo Empen
Dixon High School
Dukes Wrestlers are BNC Conference Champs!
2 months ago, Dixon High School
Washington School
SNOW much fun at Washington! ☃️ ❄️ 🌨#gopurple #washpride
2 months ago, Washington School
Dixon High School
The Dixon Driver Education Department would like to thank Ken Nelson’s Clayton Bonnell for being a guest speaker in our 1st and 2nd hour driver education classes today. Clayton’s topic was “Buying and Maintaining a Vehicle”. Thank you Clayton and Ken Nelson for helping educate our Dixon High School Students in the following areas: The cost of ownership, evaluating your driving needs, knowing safety features, purchasing new or used vehicles, and leasing.
2 months ago, Dixon High School
Dixon Schools
Sharing information about an Epilepsy Support Meeting coming up on January 27th.
2 months ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon Schools
Birth-5 Screening WHEN: Friday, January 24th WHERE: Dixon Public Schools Central Office 1335 Franklin Grove Rd TIME: 8:00-1:45 Call (815)284-6651 to schedule an appointment
2 months ago, Dixon Schools
Margo Empen
Monday's 5Essentials Parent Survey Update. No changes since last week. The Survey ends on 2-14-2020. We utilize this information in our improvement plans. Madison School: 34% Dixon High School: 23% Washington School: 22% Jefferson School: 22% Reagan Middle School: 28%
2 months ago, Margo Empen
Margo Empen
I’m so proud of these amazing young adults. Their hard work and vision made the CEO Global Gala a big success. Your futures are bright, and I am an incredibly proud Superintendent. #GoPurple
2 months ago, Margo Empen
Reagan Middle School
Dissecting chicken wings in 7th grade Science
3 months ago, Reagan Middle School
Dixon Schools
Dr. Grady presents the DHS student of the month at the January Board of Education meeting. #gopurple
3 months ago, Dixon Schools
 Jim Manley
Mr. Bullock presents the RMS student of the month at the Board of Education meeting. #gopurple
3 months ago, Jim Manley
Reagan Middle School
Reagan Middle School 1st Semester Awards Assemblies will be held on Wednesday, February 5th, 2020 in the Reagan Gymnasium. 6th Grade - 8:00am 7th Grade - 9:00am 8th Grade - 10:00am Please enter through Door 1. Make sure to arrive early or get a pre-approved Visitors Badge ahead of time at the Reagan Office.
3 months ago, Reagan Middle School
Dixon Schools
Important information on school cancellations & procedures has been posted on the district website. https://www.dps170.org/article/178940?org=dps
3 months ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon Schools
Join us for a presentation of Lion King Jr., Saturday, January 18th at 7pm at Dixon High School.
3 months ago, Dixon Schools
Margo Empen
The Ronald McDonald Care Mobile is coming to Dixon! Dental Day is on March 23, 2020. Medical Day is March 25, 2020. Call the Lee County Health Dept. (284-3371) to schedule your appointment. https://5il.co/caf1
3 months ago, Margo Empen
Margo Empen
Keep up the good work parents! Our 5Essentials Parent Survey numbers continue to grow. Madison School is in the lead. The survey closes on Valentine's Day! Madison School: 34% DHS: 23% Washington Elem School: 22% Jefferson Elem School: 22% Reagan Middle School: 28%
3 months ago, Margo Empen
Jane Gascoigne
Reagan Middle School McTeacher Night Tonight from 4-8PM at Dixon McDonald's Come see staff members from Reagan work at McDonald's and raise money for the school. 20% of profits from 4-8 PM will be donated to PTC
3 months ago, Jane Gascoigne
Margo Empen
From our friends at Woodlawn Arts Academy - Winter Program Offerings. https://5il.co/c9rw https://5il.co/c9rx
3 months ago, Margo Empen
Margo Empen
Join our own Mrs. Bork and the Sauk Valley Reading Council & Dixon Library for this creative family opportunity. Have fun and learn about each other through creative writing. Call the Dixon Library to reserve your spot today! https://5il.co/c9qz
3 months ago, Margo Empen
Margo Empen
Come join our amazing CEO students at Thursday's Global Gala at the Post House. The East Class of CEO contains students from DHS and other high schools in Lee and Ogle Counties. https://5il.co/c9pt
3 months ago, Margo Empen
Margo Empen
Tonight's parent/community presentation from Nathan Harmon begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Wiltz Auditorium at DHS. It is free to anyone who wants to attend. https://5il.co/c0xf
3 months ago, Margo Empen
Margo Empen
I was able to hear Nathan Harmon speak at RMS this afternoon. Wow! Nathan's message is inspiring for all ages, and reminds us that everyone has value and can be a leader. Don't forget about tonight's community presentation which is FREE at 6:30 pm in the Wiltz Auditorium at DHS.
3 months ago, Margo Empen
Reagan Middle School
Re: Illinois Youth Survey Dear Parents, Grandparents and Guardians, 6th through 8th grade students will be completing the Illinois Youth Survey in February 2020. Please see the attached information. If you choose to opt your child out, please fill out the form and send it to the Reagan Middle School Office by February 3rd. If you have questions, you may also contact the Reagan Middle School Office at 815-284-7725
3 months ago, Reagan Middle School
Dixon Schools
Very dynamic presentation from Nathan Harmon at DHS this morning #gopurple
3 months ago, Dixon Schools
Margo Empen
Nathan Harmon Parent Presentation beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Wiltz Auditorium at DHS. This free presentation is open to parents, community members, and any middle or high school students who would like to hear Nathan's message on "Your Life Speaks!"
3 months ago, Margo Empen
Margo Empen
Lion King Jr is cancelled this evening. We are going to reschedule for next Saturday at 7pm. Customers that had tickets for tonight can use their tickets at tomorrow's show at 2pm or next Saturday at 7pm.
3 months ago, Margo Empen
Margo Empen
Sharing information from our partners at the Dixon Park District. https://5il.co/c82c
3 months ago, Margo Empen
Reagan Middle School
Royals of the Week for 1.6.20
3 months ago, Reagan Middle School
Reagan Middle School
8th Grade PSAT and Parent Night - Reagan Middle School and Dixon High School are hosting a PSAT information night on Tuesday January 14th at 6:00 in the RMS cafeteria. Administration from Reagan Middle School and Dixon High School will be on hand to present information regarding the assessment series and how it will be used to help benefit your student in the years ahead. I hope that you will be able to join us. Also, please see the attached letter with information regarding the PSAT testing session scheduled for Thursday, January 16th.
3 months ago, Reagan Middle School
Reagan Middle School
Your Life Speaks Assembly Information
3 months ago, Reagan Middle School
Dixon High School
DHS Wrestling Senior Night!
3 months ago, Dixon High School
Margo Empen
Come out and support the LCSEA Transition Program at Pizza Ranch in Sterling. #GoPurple https://5il.co/c5y1
3 months ago, Margo Empen
Dixon Schools
Sharing information from our friends at The Dixon Park District about the Moonlight Hike on January 10th.
3 months ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon Schools
Sharing information from our friends at 4-H about their Kids & K-9's program.
3 months ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon Schools
Sharing information from our friends at 4-H about their Health & Wellness Club for kids in grades 4 through 8.
3 months ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon Schools
Sharing information from our friends at the Knight of Columbus on their Free Throw Championship for boys and girls ages 9 to 14.
3 months ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon Schools
Sharing information from the Dixon Public Library about their Coding Club for kids in grade K to 8.
3 months ago, Dixon Schools
Margo Empen
The 5Essentials Parent Survey is still open. Let's move these numbers up! You can take a survey for every building you have a child in. Madison School: 33% Dixon High School: 23% Washington Elem School: 22% Jefferson Elem School: 21% Reagan Middle School: 27%
3 months ago, Margo Empen
Dixon Schools
Sharing information from our friends at 4-H about an archery opportunity for ages 8 to 18.
3 months ago, Dixon Schools
Margo Empen
Come see our amazing students next weekend in The Lion King Jr.! Thank you to Woodlawn Arts Academy for partnering with us to make this possible. https://5il.co/c22r
3 months ago, Margo Empen
Dixon Schools
Silent Auction Donations for the Stupor Bowl are needed.
3 months ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon Schools
School resumes on Monday the 6th. Monday will be a half day of school. See you all soon! #gopurple
3 months ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon Schools
The Stupor Bowl is just one month away! Register your team today! https://www.dps170.org/o/dps/page/stupor-bowl
3 months ago, Dixon Schools
Margo Empen
Nathan Harmon will be speaking to students at RMS & DHS on 1-13-20. There will be a parent presentation that evening at 6:30 p.m. in the Wiltz Auditorium. To learn more about Nathan Harmon click on this link. https://5il.co/c0xe
3 months ago, Margo Empen
Margo Empen
Nathan Harmon will be speaking to RMS & DHS students on 1-13-20. A parent night will be held in the evening at the Wiltz Auditorium at DHS. Click on the link to see more information. https://5il.co/c0xf
3 months ago, Margo Empen
Dixon High School
Congratulations to Carmel Catholic (champions) and the Duchesses (2nd) on a well played KSB Holiday Tournament!
3 months ago, Dixon High School
Dixon Schools
Ms. Babin and her class enjoyed a bakery theme. They made homemade Rice Krispie treats and every one had an important job. #gopurple
3 months ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon Schools
All Dixon Public Schools are on break until Monday, January 6th, 2020. Have a joyous winter break!
3 months ago, Dixon Schools
Washington School
Preschool hosted a Frosty Family Game Day this week. The children & adults both had a lot of fun interacting & engaging in games together. #gopurple #washpride
3 months ago, Washington School
Washington School
Another successful Kindergarten program in the books! These kiddos sang their hearts out! Thank you to everyone who came! We hope you enjoyed the show!! #washpride #gopurple
3 months ago, Washington School
Dixon Schools
Dr. Grady and Mr. Bullock present the students of the month for RMS and DHS at the Board of Education meeting. #gopurple
3 months ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon Schools
Madrigals performed at the December Board of Education Meeting
3 months ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon Schools
We have a Birth to Pre-K screening coming up on January 24th.
3 months ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon High School
DHS Cheer Clinic for grades K-5
3 months ago, Dixon High School
Margo Empen
Outstanding students, Evelyn and Isaac , at Rotary today. #GoPurple #superstudents
4 months ago, Margo Empen
Margo Empen
I want to thank our parents for continuing to complete the 5Essentials survey. Our numbers continue to increase which provide us valuable information for our Building & District Improvement plans. There is still time to complete a survey. Parents can take a survey for each building they have a child(ren) enrolled in. Keep up the great work! Click or paste this link to access the survey: https://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/survey/parent/login/ Madison School: 33% Dixon High School: 23% Washington Elem School: 21% Jefferson Elem School: 20% Reagan Middle School: 27%
4 months ago, Margo Empen
Washington School
Photo booth fun in Mrs. Ramirez’s Kindergarten! #washpride #gopurple
4 months ago, Washington School
Washington School
Mrs. Scholl’s classroom plunger painting to make ornaments for the class Christmas tree. #washpride #gopurple
4 months ago, Washington School
Reagan Middle School
8th Grade Social Studies teachers Mrs. Kitzman and Mr. Ferguson had Thomas Jefferson (Tom Wadsworth) stop by to recite the Declaration of Independence to 8th grade students.
4 months ago, Reagan Middle School
Reagan Middle School
8th Grade Night for our RMS Cheerleaders!
4 months ago, Reagan Middle School
Margo Empen
THE DIXON SCHOOL BOARD IS LOOKING FOR FIVE COMMUNITY MEMBERS WHO ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT COMMUNITY-SCHOOL RELATIONS TO SERVE ON A BRAND NEW COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT COMMITTEE. We are making community engagement a top priority in our district’s vision, because a proactive and ongoing conversation with our school community—including families, businesses, and civic and social groups—is essential for thriving schools. Specifically, we want to better listen to and understand the community’s aspirations for education, to advocate for those desires in district decision-making, and to clearly inform the community of the district’s performance. Members of the Community Engagement Committee will shape how we actively collaborate with all stakeholders in the community about the direction and day-to-day functioning of our schools. This committee will meet from 3:30-4:30 PM on the second Tuesday of the month, beginning on January 14th, 2020. Child care will be provided. If you are interested, please contact the district’s Central Office at 815-284-7722. You can also email our Board representatives of your interest in serving on this committee. kflanagan@dps170.org or rgehlbach@dps170.org
4 months ago, Margo Empen
Dixon Schools
Sharing information from our friends at 4-H about their Winter fest, coming up on January 4th.
4 months ago, Dixon Schools
Reagan Middle School
RMS 12 Days of Christmas - Day 3 - Deck the Halls - Student decorate advisory room doors!
4 months ago, Reagan Middle School
Michael Grady
Pizza with the principal is tonight, December 9, 2019 at 5:30 pm in the Dixon High School Cafeteria
4 months ago, Michael Grady
Dixon Schools
Sharing information about a 4-H workshop for kids ages 5 through 12.
4 months ago, Dixon Schools
Reagan Middle School
RMS Royals of the Week for 12.02.19
4 months ago, Reagan Middle School
Dixon Schools
Mark your calendar and get your team ready for Stupor Bowl 2020! https://www.dps170.org/o/dps/page/stupor-bowl
4 months ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon Schools
Sharing information about a Santa visit on December 14th.
4 months ago, Dixon Schools
Washington School
Congratulations to Mrs. Ferguson for being named Dixon’s Amazing Teacher for the month of November!! We are so glad to have her on our team of educators at Washington! #washpride #gopurple
4 months ago, Washington School
Reagan Middle School
Students visit Drury Lane for “A Christmas Carol”
4 months ago, Reagan Middle School
Reagan Middle School
7th Graders participated in a cell escape room!
4 months ago, Reagan Middle School
Reagan Middle School
RMS Students 12 Days of Christmas... Day 1: disinfecting the school doorknobs and hand rails!
4 months ago, Reagan Middle School
Dixon Schools
We need more parents to complete the 5 Essentials Survey. If you haven't done so already, please click the link and complete the survey. https://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/?target_name=parent
4 months ago, Dixon Schools
Washington School
Celebrating the 70th day of school, 70’s style, at Washington! #washpride #gopurple #groovy
4 months ago, Washington School
Dixon Schools
You can support the Dixon High School Transitions Program by visiting Culver's tonight, 12-3-19 from 5-8pm.
4 months ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon Schools
Sharing information from our friends at the Dixon Public Library about their upcoming Cookies & Stories with Mrs. Claus on December 12th.
4 months ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon Schools
Sharing information on Santa's Workshop at the Post House on December 7th
4 months ago, Dixon Schools
Margo Empen
DPS 170, KSB, & the Lee County Health Dept. are teaming up to ensure students who present symptoms of pertussis are identified quickly to prevent the spread in our schools & community. Please read the attachment that explains our partnership beginning 12/2. https://5il.co/blh8
4 months ago, Margo Empen
Dixon Schools
We need more parents to complete the 5 Essentials Survey so we can can get results back. If you haven't already, please complete the survey. https://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/?target_name=parent
4 months ago, Dixon Schools
Reagan Middle School
RMS Royals of the Week for 11.25.19
4 months ago, Reagan Middle School
Dixon Schools
All Dixon Public Schools will be closed on 11/27, 11/28 & 11/29 for the Thanksgiving Holiday. We look forward to seeing everyone back at school on Monday, December 2nd.
4 months ago, Dixon Schools
Washington School
Kindergartners enjoying a feast with kindergarten friends! Happy Thanksgiving from this kinder crew! 🍁🦃🍽 #washpride #Gopurple
4 months ago, Washington School
Dixon High School
The Dixon High School Athletic Hall of Fame Committee is looking for families/relatives of the players on the 1941-42 Dixon boys basketball team. This squad remains Dixon's only team to appear in the IHSA State Finals and as such will be inducted into the Hall of Fame at the upcoming induction ceremony on Saturday, January 25, 2020 at the Post House in Dixon. Members were: Bob Alexander, Bill Goff, Fred Howard, Bryce Hubbard, Walter Knack Jr., Frank Leeper, John Loftus, Bob Marshall, Paul Reynolds, Harold Salzman, Cy Shank, Jo Van Meter, and Ossie Zimmerman. If you are related to any of these players or know someone who would be able to represent them at the upcoming ceremony in January, please contact Dixon Athletic Director Jared Shaner at 815-285-8621 or e-mail at jshaner@dps170.org .
4 months ago, Dixon High School
Reagan Middle School
RMS Student Council and Builders Club joined together to collect donations to create Thanksgiving meals for 4 needy families.
4 months ago, Reagan Middle School
Dixon Schools
Dixon Public Schools has posted a notice for the sale of Washington Park. https://www.dps170.org/article/164721?org=dps
4 months ago, Dixon Schools
Reagan Middle School
RMS Royals of the Week for 11/18/19
4 months ago, Reagan Middle School
Reagan Middle School
Career Exposition at RMS today. Thanks to all of our presenters who came today, students were thrilled to start their day with you!
4 months ago, Reagan Middle School
Margo Empen
DPS #170 has a confirmed case of pertussis. Click on the link below to the District letter that will be going home with students today or emailed to parents in grades 6-12. https://5il.co/bhge
4 months ago, Margo Empen
Dixon High School
Congratulations to our November Student of the Month- Molly Biggs!
4 months ago, Dixon High School
 Jim Manley
Mrs. Hamer presents students and their artwork selected by school administrators #gopurple
4 months ago, Jim Manley
 Jim Manley
Coach Smith presents 2 Senior leaders from the football team. #gopurple
4 months ago, Jim Manley
 Jim Manley
Mrs. Weaver was recognized for winning the Those Who Excel Award! #gopurple
4 months ago, Jim Manley
 Jim Manley
Dr. Grady introduces the student of the month at the Board of Education meeting.
4 months ago, Jim Manley
 Jim Manley
Mr. Bullock introduces the RMS student of the month at the Board of Education meeting
4 months ago, Jim Manley
Jane Gascoigne
Just a reminder that the PTC Fall Fundraiser pick up is tomorrow (Thursday) November 21st from 12:30-6 at the Jefferson Gym. Please enter through door 14 (off of 4th Avenue) to pick up your items.
4 months ago, Jane Gascoigne
Dixon Schools
Check out this awesome Dixon sports logo drawn by one of our 5th grade students
4 months ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon High School
Thankful that our Dixon City Council takes time to recognize some of the great things we are doing at DHS!
4 months ago, Dixon High School
 Jim Manley
The DHS esports club is competing against PLT3 in their first cross school match!
4 months ago, Jim Manley
Margo Empen
Madeline G. and Christian S. presenting at Rotary today. #GoPurple #OutstandingStudents
4 months ago, Margo Empen
Dixon Schools
Sharing information about a fun event at the Dixon Public Library.
4 months ago, Dixon Schools
Margo Empen
I want to send a big thank you out to our parents who have completed the 5Essential Survey so far. We must have a minimum of 20% of parents in each building participate. Our numbers are climbing each week. See parent participation numbers below. If you haven't had a chance to complete a survey, please click on the link and participate. Here are the parent response rates for schools in Dixon USD 170: Madison School-Dixon: 9% Dixon High School: 15% Washington Elem School-Dixon: 11% Jefferson Elem School-Dixon: 12% Reagan Middle School: 15% https://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/?target_name=parent
4 months ago, Margo Empen
Dixon Schools
The 5 Essentials survey for parents is still open and you can do it on your cell phone. https://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/?target_name=parent
4 months ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon Schools
Sharing information about the 2019 Christmas Walk
5 months ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon High School
Dixon High School Meet the Dukes & Duchesses
5 months ago, Dixon High School
Dixon High School
Check out what some of our CEO students are doing this year... Local schools currently don't have any sports or activities available for students that encourage creative expression, so six local students took it into their hands to make a program that does. These young entrepreneurs are in the middle of curating a platform for the local youth to utilize as a creative space where they can express themselves through art and design. They want the youth to feel authentic, and they believe that personal creation/expression is the best place to start. To support their project and to learn more, visit javachclothing.com
5 months ago, Dixon High School
Dixon Schools
The Penguin Project of the Sauk Valley will be performing Annie Jr., live this weekend at Dixon High School. Join us for opening night, Friday, November 15th at 7pm. https://penguinprojectsv.com/
5 months ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon Schools
4th graders recreated the buildings they saw on their walking field trip of Dixon #gopurple
5 months ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon Schools
Parent are doing a great job of completing the 5 Essentials survey, but we need more responses to receive results. You can take the survey on your phone. Please take the survey if you haven't already. https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois/
5 months ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon Schools
All Dixon Public Schools will be closed on Monday, 11/11/2019, in observance of Veterans Day.
5 months ago, Dixon Schools
Washington School
Congratulations to our very own, Mrs. Ramirez, on being named Dixon’s Amazing teacher of the month for October!!🥳 We are so glad to have you on our team of educators at Washington! #washpride #gopurple
5 months ago, Washington School
Reagan Middle School
RMS Royals of the Week for 11.04.19
5 months ago, Reagan Middle School
Dixon Schools
Madison Gotcha Winners! #gopurple
5 months ago, Dixon Schools
Margo Empen
The District Office (284-7722) is experiencing phone difficulties. If there is something you need, please contact us via email from our website or call a building and they will get us the message. Thank you for your patience while we correct the issue.
5 months ago, Margo Empen
Dixon Public Schools
Jefferson School 3rd graders salute our veterans.
5 months ago, Dixon Public Schools
Crystal Thorpe
Please join us tomorrow, November 8th, at Jefferson Elementary School, as we honor all Veterans. We’ll start the day meeting at the flagpole, followed by our annual Veteran’s Celebration performance 🇱🇷 We hope to see you there💜
5 months ago, Crystal Thorpe
Washington School
Students at Washington were able to enjoy the production of Pete The Cat by Theater Works USA yesterday! It was such a fun show! #gopurple #washpride
5 months ago, Washington School
Dixon High School
​Participating in high school sports is linked to lower depression scores and higher self-esteem. Encourage your teen to get involved. These years may still be an emotional rollercoaster, but being an athlete will help smooth out the bumpy ride. See the link below to learn about the relationship between high school sports and depression and self-esteem in teenagers. https://myreasonwhy.com/posts/help-your-children-through-their-stressful-teen-years​
5 months ago, Dixon High School
Dixon Schools
A huge shout out to our 1 to 1 sponsors for Dixon High School! These sponsors helped every student at Dixon High School get access to a whole new world of learning! #gopurple
5 months ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon Schools
Thanks to all the parents that have completed the 5 Essentials survey. To receive information back,we need more parents to complete the short online survey. If you haven't completed the survey, please do so now. https://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/?target_name=parent
5 months ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon Schools
Do you have the DPS 170 App? Catch up with the latest student stories, news updates and notifications. It’s everything DPS #170, in your pocket. Download the app on Android: http://bit.ly/2LY7MtM or iPhone: https://apple.co/2GjNfw6.
5 months ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon Schools
Join us for the final performance of the Fall Play, today at Dixon High School at 2pm. #gopurple
5 months ago, Dixon Schools
Reagan Middle School
October Celebration at RMS
5 months ago, Reagan Middle School
Reagan Middle School
Royals of the Week for 10.28.19
5 months ago, Reagan Middle School
Dixon Schools
Your mummy wants you to go to the fall play at Dixon High School, tonight at 7pm. #gopurple
5 months ago, Dixon Schools
Washington School
Mrs Monica brought treats to Pre-K classes for Halloween! Did you know you can register for Preschool for All at any time of the year? We strongly encourage parents of 4 year olds to get your child in to preschool so they can be better prepared for kindergarten. Call 815-285-8722 today!
5 months ago, Washington School
Margo Empen
All high school students are invited to NHS' SMASH Tournament this weekend.
5 months ago, Margo Empen
Dixon Schools
Join us for the opening night of the fall play at Dixon High School, tonight, 11/1/19 at 7pm! #gopurple
5 months ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon High School
Football Fans- please see the message from Stillman Valley High School regarding parking for tomorrow's playoff game. Good Afternoon, Due to snow covered areas, there will be NO parking allowed on the grassy areas surrounding the football stadium for tomorrow's game. Please refer to the attached map for areas you are allowed to park in town. There will be MCUSD #223 Transportation Busses providing a shuttle service from the Meridian Jr. High School and Red Brick Church locations before and after the game. The shuttles will start at 11:30 am until 1:30 pm and will resume after the game. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. As a reminder, admission to IHSA 1st Round playoff games is $5.00 for everyone, no passes are accepted. SVHS Football Stadium Map: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1W-IdWrSz36u28J5I-ez7j05Vw2ywWDqf/view?usp=sharing
5 months ago, Dixon High School
Washington School
‪Happy Halloween from your friends at Washington! #washpride #gopurple‬
5 months ago, Washington School
Reagan Middle School
Looking at our own cells today in 7th grade Science!
5 months ago, Reagan Middle School
Dixon Schools
Skip the speed dating and join us for the History of Dating as part of the DHS fall performance, this weekend! #gopurple
5 months ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon Schools
Prepare yourselves for Night at the Wax Museum as part of the fall play - this weekend at DHS! #gopurple
5 months ago, Dixon Schools
Washington School
Washington students enjoying the Haunted Obstacle Course during PE the last couple days! 🎃 👻 #washpride #gopurple
5 months ago, Washington School
Margo Empen
Dr. Kelly Flanagan was recognized at tonight’s IASB Northwest Division Meeting at Winnebago High School. Dr Flanagan has earned this honor by participating in various IASB activities. Congratulations Dr. Flanagan!
5 months ago, Margo Empen
Margo Empen
This is a reminder that there will be a parent presentation tomorrow, October 30, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria at DHS. Detective Rich Wistocki, a nationally recognized specialist will be presenting proactive strategies, expert insight, and invaluable resources designed to empower you to combat Cyber-Bullying and navigate Social Networks. This presentation is free and we highly encourage all parents to attend.
5 months ago, Margo Empen
Dixon Schools
Here’s info on a free parent session on “Managing Frustration, Anxiety and Teaching Social Skills” as well as info on a full day session from Dr. Baker https://www.dps170.org/article/153043?org=dps
5 months ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon Schools
Here's a couple of ways you can help out our local United Way.
5 months ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon High School
Dixon Dukes Playoff Football!
5 months ago, Dixon High School
Margo Empen
Press Release Update & Internal Lock-Down Cancelled
5 months ago, Margo Empen
Margo Empen
PRESS RELEASE Dixon High School Threat Update: As of 11:00 a.m., the Dixon Police Department has identified the individual that had made the telephone call to the Dixon High School at 9:00 a.m. this morning. After a complete, and thorough investigation, we are confident that no credible threat ever existed. The investigation will be reviewed by the Lee County State Attorney’s Office for possible charges.
5 months ago, Margo Empen
Margo Empen
All Dixon Public School buildings are being taken off Internal Lock-Down status. A press release from the Dixon Police Department will follow shortly. Safety and security of ALL students remains our top priority. We thank everyone for their patience during this situation.
5 months ago, Margo Empen
Margo Empen
All Dixon Public Schools remain on an internal lock-down at this time. Dixon Police just released a press release regarding the situation. We continue the lock-down for the safety of students. We are working with food service to ensure all DHS students have lunch on campus.
5 months ago, Margo Empen
Margo Empen
October 28, 2019 PRESS RELEASE On October 28th, 2019 at approximately 9:00 a.m., the Dixon High School received a telephone call from an unknown subject, older male, who stated, “The school should be looking into students that failed to attend school today, as they might have another Milby situation.” With any comment(s) or threat, the safety and security of our students and staff is our utmost priority and we take any threats with the utmost seriousness. The Dixon Police Department along with the Dixon Public Schools Administration have been and will continue to investigate the telephone call that was received this morning. At approximately 9:15 a.m., and due to the telephone call that was received, the Dixon Public Schools were placed on “Internal Lockdown.” Internal Lockdown allows the students and staff to move freely around within the school and classes continue as planned, but no one is allowed to leave the building and people are vetted that are wanting to enter the school as well. While we don’t anticipate or believe there is any threat to the students and staff at the Dixon High School, but while erring on the side caution, the department will have extra personnel at the schools. This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with any information is encouraged to contact the Dixon Police Department at (815) 288-4411.
5 months ago, Margo Empen
Margo Empen
At approximately 9:15 a.m., Dixon High School went on an internal lockdown for a potential threat. Administration has also asked all other buildings to be put on internal lockdown until further notice. Dixon Police are currently investigating the credability of this information. Out of an abudance of caution, all buildings will remain on an internal lockdown until further notice. We will provide additional information as details emerge. We take all information seriously, but no direct threat was made.
5 months ago, Margo Empen
Margo Empen
DHS Internal Lockdown 10.28.19
5 months ago, Margo Empen
Dixon Schools
Sharing information from our friends at the United Way
5 months ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon Schools
The annual 5 Essentials Survey for parents in now open. This provides critical data for school improvement. We ask every parent to take a few minutes to complete the survey. https://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/?target_name=parent
5 months ago, Dixon Schools
Margo Empen
5Essentials Parent Survey Announcement
5 months ago, Margo Empen
Washington School
K-5 families, Mark your calendars for an ice cream social on November 7th! 🍦 #gopurple
5 months ago, Washington School
Dixon Schools
The Dukes football team has qualified for the playoffs for the 6th straight year. Orders for playoff gear need to be placed by midnight tonight, Sunday the 27th. #gopurple https://bsnteamsports.com/shop/apdBRoUTBf
5 months ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon High School
Congratulations Dukes & Duchesses!
5 months ago, Dixon High School
Margo Empen
Join us for Jefferson Open House at 10 am and DHS Open House at 1 pm tomorrow. DHS starts in the Wiltz Auditorium. #GoPurple
5 months ago, Margo Empen
Reagan Middle School
Royals of the Week for October 21st!
5 months ago, Reagan Middle School
Dixon Schools
We're just one week from the DHS Fall Play...
5 months ago, Dixon Schools
Reagan Middle School
8th Grade Students score 100% on the U.S. Constitution Test!
5 months ago, Reagan Middle School
 Jim Manley
Red Cross blood drive at Dixon High School. Students helping others. #gopurple
5 months ago, Jim Manley
Washington School
1st Grade enjoyed their day at Jonamac Orchard on Wednesday! 🍎 🍏 #washpride #gopurple
5 months ago, Washington School
Dixon Schools
Sharing information from our friends at the Boy Scouts of America
5 months ago, Dixon Schools
DHS Theater
DHS Theater Booster are having a Soup Supper and Kids Games fundraiser today from 4-7 PM @ Dixon High School Cafeteria. Dinner is $5, dessert is by donation, and kids get to play 10 games free with paid dinner (Additional game plays can be purchased for 10 cents)
5 months ago, DHS Theater
Washington School
The pre-k kiddos love bike day! 💛 Great way to practice using those gross motor muscles! 🚲😎☀️ This is also a great activity to help them practice those social skills of sharing, turn taking, and waiting.
5 months ago, Washington School
Washington School
Students at Washington enjoying the falling leaves 🍃🍂🍁 #gopurple
6 months ago, Washington School
Dixon Schools
NIU is hosting their STEMFest tomorrow, Saturday, October 19th from 10am to 5pm. Lots of fun activities for boys and girls of all ages. https://www.niu.edu/stemfest/index.shtml
6 months ago, Dixon Schools
 Jim Manley
Dr. Grady presents the most recent student's of the month at the Board of Education meeting.
6 months ago, Jim Manley
 Jim Manley
Mr. Bullock introduces our most recent student's of the month from Reagan Middle School at the Board of Education meeting.
6 months ago, Jim Manley
Reagan Middle School
Attendance Awareness
6 months ago, Reagan Middle School
Dixon Schools
Catch up with the latest student stories, sports scores, and news updates. It’s everything DPS #170, in your pocket. Download the app on Android: http://bit.ly/2LY7MtM or iPhone: https://apple.co/2GjNfw6.
6 months ago, Dixon Schools
Michael Grady
Mr. Smith’s 4th hour Driver’s Ed class viewing a mock traffic stop. #gopurple
6 months ago, Michael Grady
Margo Empen
The open houses at Jefferson and DHS are on Saturday, October 26, 2019. Jefferson begins at 10 am and DHS begins at 1 pm. The Telegraph incorrectly stated they were this weekend. We look forward to seeing everyone on October 26th! #GoPurple
6 months ago, Margo Empen
Dixon Schools
We're so proud of Mrs. Kuehl being the Sauk Valley News Teacher of the Month, we had to share it again.Jefferson School is thrilled to have you! #gopurple
6 months ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon Schools
All Dixon Public Schools will be closed on Monday, October 14th to observe Columbus Day. We look forward to seeing everyone back at school on Tuesday.
6 months ago, Dixon Schools
Washington School
Students enjoying the cooler Fall weather! #washpride
6 months ago, Washington School
Margo Empen
DPS #170 is excited to announce our Open Houses at Jefferson and Dixon High School to highlight the construction and renovation work completed over the last year. Join us Saturday, October 26 at 10 a.m. at Jefferson School and at 1 p.m. at Dixon High School. There will be District personnel and representatives from Russell Construction and Green Associates there to answer your questions. We are proud of the work done and invite you to share in our excitement. #GoPurple
6 months ago, Margo Empen
Crystal Thorpe
Congratulations Mrs. Kuehl on being chosen as Sauk Valley News Teacher of the Month💜. Jefferson is sooo proud of you🎉
6 months ago, Crystal Thorpe
Madison School
More PBIS fun!! #madisonmighty #gopurple
6 months ago, Madison School
Madison School
PBIS fun! #madisonmighty #gopurple
6 months ago, Madison School
Doug Stansford
October 11 High School Half Day Student Schedule https://5il.co/apht
6 months ago, Doug Stansford
Jeff Gould
Remember that Friday October 11 is a School Improvement Day. 11AM dismissal.
6 months ago, Jeff Gould
Reagan Middle School
Government Day - RMS Students spent the day learning about City Government capped off by attending the City Council meeting.
6 months ago, Reagan Middle School
Dixon Schools
We are loving our new app! Access cafeteria menus, news updates, and even emergency notifications. Download the app on Android: http://bit.ly/2LY7MtM or iPhone: https://apple.co/2GjNfw6.
6 months ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon Schools
Mark your calendar's for the Dixon High School Fall Play, November 1st, 2nd & 3rd! #gopurple
6 months ago, Dixon Schools
Margo Empen
We just posted the Dixon Strong Leadership Committee's press release and survey data on our News page. Please go to www.dps170.org to read the press release and supporting data. We partnered with #DixonStrong to make the survey available to our parents & community.
6 months ago, Margo Empen
Margo Empen
Join us on Oct. 30, 2019 at 6:30 pm in the Wiltz Auditorium at DHS for a parent presentation on Cyber-Bullying & Social Networks. Det. Wistocki will be informing & empowering parents with proactive strategies to combat cyber-bullying & understanding tech your child may be using.
6 months ago, Margo Empen
Dixon High School
BNC Sportsmanship to start the night
6 months ago, Dixon High School
Dixon High School
Proud to be able to honor our veterans, military members, & 1st responders tonight at AC Bowers Field
6 months ago, Dixon High School
Madison School
Hard workers for the month of September! #madisonmighty #gopurple
6 months ago, Madison School
Madison School
Hard workers for the month of September! #madisonmighty #gopurple
6 months ago, Madison School
Jessica Wolf
Hard workers for month of September! #madisonmighty #gopurple
6 months ago, Jessica Wolf
Jessica Wolf
Hard Workers for the month of September! #madisonmighty # gopurple
6 months ago, Jessica Wolf
Madison School
Gotchas winners!! #madisonmighty #gopurple
6 months ago, Madison School
Reagan Middle School
Reagan Royals of the Week
6 months ago, Reagan Middle School
Dixon High School
6 months ago, Dixon High School
Dixon High School
Game Day!
6 months ago, Dixon High School
Madison School
Title I teachers at the Illinois Reading Conference. Lots of great opportunities to learn and grow!
6 months ago, Madison School
Dixon Schools
Sharing information about some October events from the Dixon Park District.
6 months ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon Schools
Students in kindergarten learning that mixing yellow & red make orange! Then used that orange to paint pumpkins. Then they learned that mixing yellow & blue make green for the stem & grass. Then, they put it all together for the final project! #washpride #gopurple 🎃
6 months ago, Dixon Schools
Margo Empen
This Friday we will be launching our new website and District app after school. This platform is also how we will send out text messages, phone call alerts, and communications about education and District events. You can access the parent portal thru the app. #gopurple
6 months ago, Margo Empen
Dixon Schools
Mrs. Bork's class is attempting to "Escape Emoji Town... " today as they review their place value skills through various team challenges! #gopurple
6 months ago, Dixon Schools
Jessica Wolf
Mrs. Pratt educating the 5th grade class on the importance of corn! #madisonmighty #gopurple
6 months ago, Jessica Wolf
Dixon Schools
Sharing information from our friends at the Dixon Public Library
6 months ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon Schools
The 1st Grade field trip going to Jonamac Apple Orchard in Malta is postponed for tomorrow October 2nd. This will effect the classrooms of Mrs. Scott, Miss Larson, Mrs. Brown, Mrs. Spangler, and Mrs. Roberts. We are postponing this trip due to unfavorable weather forecast.
6 months ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon Schools
Sharing information from our friends at KSB.
6 months ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon Schools
Game time change - The Varsity Football game for tonight is now scheduled for 5pm.
6 months ago, Dixon Schools
Jessica Wolf
Gotcha winners! #madisonmighty #gopurple
6 months ago, Jessica Wolf
Dixon Schools
It's Homecoming and it's game day! #gopurple
6 months ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon Schools
Everyone at Dixon High School is showing their spirit for Homecoming Week! #gopurple
6 months ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon Schools
Here's an opportunity for Madison & Reagan students to participate in the Winter Musical from the Woodlawn Arts Academy
6 months ago, Dixon Schools
Reagan Middle School
A new and exciting opportunity for our students is starting this year! Community members are lined up to speak with all of our Advisory classes on November 22nd, December 13th, January 24th, February 21st, March 13th, and April 24th. #gopurple
6 months ago, Reagan Middle School
Dixon Schools
Reagan Middle School teachers review student assessment data during institute time
6 months ago, Dixon Schools
Margo Empen
DPS #170 Board Meeting is next Wednesday, September 18 beginning at 6 pm. We look forward to seeing you all there.
7 months ago, Margo Empen
Jeff Gould
Remember that September 19,2019 is our next School Improvement Day. 11AM Dismissal
7 months ago, Jeff Gould
 Jim Manley
We encourage everyone in the community to take the DixonStrong Survey https://forms.gle/1HNP8wXfT8DAUZSc9
7 months ago, Jim Manley
 Jim Manley
Dixon's Amazing Teachers: The Telegraph and KSB are recognizing Dixon's Amazing Teachers. Nominate your favorite teacher this month! Nominations for September will be from the 16th to the 22nd. https://saukvalley.secondstreetapp.com/dixonamazing/
7 months ago, Jim Manley
 Jim Manley
DHS CHEER CLINIC WHEN: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2019 TIME: 9:00 A.M. -12:00 NOON WHERE: WASHINGTON SCHOOL PERFORMANCE: MONDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2019 AT HALF TIME OF THE JV FOOTBALL GAME WHO: CHILDREN IN GRADES K-5 COST: $25 / CHILD
7 months ago, Jim Manley