Margo Empen
We have had over 1,145 families complete the survey. Thank you! Each family only needs to complete one survey. The survey closes on Tuesday, August 4 at 5 p.m. Click on the link below to be taken to the survey, or call any building or the District Office for assistance. https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=X2nU7bZfWEy8lQEk65VG-Svx98YmFGdAp59cwZPSufJUQ1c5VFdHSFE1SUdHV1NONEgyRjdHQkhNRi4u
about 9 hours ago, Margo Empen
Margo Empen
Back to School Survey: As a result of community feedback and discussion at last night's Board of Education Meeting, we are asking parents to provide input on a survey. We know we have asked you to complete several surveys, but your information is vital as we finalize plans for the new school year. If you or someone you know cannot access the survey, please call the District Office or any school building for a paper copy. This survey closes on Tuesday, August 4th at 5 p.m. Thank you and #GoPurple. https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=X2nU7bZfWEy8lQEk65VG-Svx98YmFGdAp59cwZPSufJUQ1c5VFdHSFE1SUdHV1NONEgyRjdHQkhNRi4u
3 days ago, Margo Empen
Dixon Public Schools
Dixon mask fundraiser being sponsored by Dixon PTC attached is the link! Be sure to check it out. https://head2toedesign.com/product/dixon-duke-and-duchesses-face-mask/
3 days ago, Dixon Public Schools
Margo Empen
Attention Parents! Information from District Nurse Hafer - Students including remote learning students, entering Kindergarten, 6th and 9th grade are required by the State of Illinois to show proof of a current physical and updated immunization record. 12th grade students are required to show proof of the Meningococcal vaccine that was given on or after their 16th birthday. Proof of these medical records need to be turned in to your school nurse by the first day of school, to avoid exclusion. Please contact your building principal or Nurse Hafer if you have any questions. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your school nurse. Thank you and stay healthy!
4 days ago, Margo Empen
Margo Empen
A few families have reached out regarding internet accessibility. Clicking on the following link with take you to "Internet Essentials by Comcast." They have reasonable internet options that you may qualify for. The link to apply is on this web page. https://www.xfinity.com/support/articles/comcast-broadband-opportunity-program
4 days ago, Margo Empen
Dixon Schools
The Agenda for the 7/30 Board Study Session can be found in the link below. Questions or comments can be emailed to mempen@dps170.org and lwegner@dps170.org https://5il.co/iujy
5 days ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon Schools
Our July 30th Board of Education Study Session will be live on Youtube tonight at 5:30pm. https://youtu.be/J1pS5COL2cY
5 days ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon Schools
Online registration is open. Please complete the registration forms and fill out the Intake Survey. If you have questions, please contact your school or the district office. https://www.dps170.org/article/267425?org=dps
7 days ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon Schools
We are open for walk-in registration until 6pm tonight, Monday the 27th. Visit the District Office or Dixon High School for help with the registration process.
8 days ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon Schools
We are hosting a walk-in registration for families that are unable to complete registration forms online. Visit the District Office at 1335 Franklin Grove Road between 7:30am and 6pm on Monday, July 27th for assistance. Please call with questions 815-373-4966.
8 days ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon Schools
Online registration is open for 2020-2021. Visit our website to complete registration and fill out the Intake Survey. https://www.dps170.org/article/267425?org=dps
8 days ago, Dixon Schools
Margo Empen
Monday, July 27th the District Office will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. for walk in registration. You may drop off paperwork or use one of our computers to complete registration. Social distancing and masks will be required during registration. If you need our help and don't want to come to registration please call us at 373-4966 and we will assist you over the phone. We need you to register your student no matter what option you choose by Friday, July 31. This enables the District to start developing class lists and busing options. If your decision changes on whether to utilize in-person blended learning or remote learning you can contact the building principal and let them know as soon as possible.
12 days ago, Margo Empen
Margo Empen
Automated Call Regarding Walk-In Registration on July 27th from 7:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the District Office (1335 Franklin Grove Road)
12 days ago, Margo Empen
Dixon High School
Dixon High School is taking bids on two used athletic scoreboards. The smaller board is 9' W x 5' H. The larger board is 15'W x 5' H. Both are in working condition. Please contact Athletic Director Jared Shaner via email (jshaner@dps170.org) for details.
13 days ago, Dixon High School
Dixon Schools
Sharing information on an upcoming event from our friends at KSB.
13 days ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon Public Schools
As a result of discussions that occurred during last night's board meeting. Please complete this survey to help us continue our plans for the start of the school year. https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=X2nU7bZfWEy8lQEk65VG-brl4j7b2GNNqsYMxkrLVAdUNDNZVTYxTVNLSklaQkZaNE1FSUw1OE9ITi4u
18 days ago, Dixon Public Schools
Dixon Schools
Citizen Comments from the 7-15-2020 Board meeting are posted on our District Website. https://5il.co/icja
19 days ago, Dixon Schools
Margo Empen
I was notified that you could only see the first two pages of tonight's Return to Learn recommendations. I've attached the PowerPoint version and you will hopefully be able to see all pages. https://5il.co/ibup
19 days ago, Margo Empen
Margo Empen
Here is the Return to Learn recommendations that were presented to the Board tonight. The District wanted to make sure that our options were acceptable in order to continue with planning for the fall semester. We will continue to provide updates as the District Leadership Team works through this process. This is a fluid process where we have to be willing to make changes even during implementation to ensure our students receive the instruction they need. We will send updates and information via our website, app, and social media pages as we continue to work through this process. Thank you all for your support during this time. https://5il.co/ibrd
19 days ago, Margo Empen
Margo Empen
We thank you for being patient tonight with our technical difficulties. Our tech dept. has done trial runs to ensure smoothness during our meetings, unfortunately it did not go as planned tonight. We hope to address all issues before our next meeting and appreciate your understanding.
19 days ago, Margo Empen
Dixon Schools
Updated Meeting Link for July Board of Education Meeting https://youtu.be/axa1hEN7B8k
19 days ago, Dixon Schools
Margo Empen
We have paused the Board Meeting due to poor sound issues. The technology department will send a new link in a few minutes to join us. We thank you for your patience as we work through this issues. We want to make sure everyone is able to hear the meeting. We will post the Public Comments to our app since this portion was difficult to hear.
19 days ago, Margo Empen
Dixon Schools
Here's the new Board Meeting Youtube link for tonight. https://youtu.be/tuaIIKgaDGo
19 days ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon Schools
Our Youtube stream is being reset. Please watch for a new link in a moment.
19 days ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon Schools
The Board of Education meeting will be streamed live at 6pm on Youtube. https://youtu.be/4XRz3OJUmsc
20 days ago, Dixon Schools
Margo Empen
There will be a short special Board of Education meeting this Wednesday, July 15 at 6 p.m. It will be live streamed, and the link will be on our website, app, and social media pages on Wednesday. Public Comment can be done by emailing Board President Wegner (lwegner@dps170.org) and Superintendent Empen (mempen@dps170.org) by noon on Wednesday. Your comments will be read aloud during that portion of the meeting.
21 days ago, Margo Empen
Margo Empen
Come celebrate the 2020 CEO class at the annual Trade Show. https://5il.co/i7k3
22 days ago, Margo Empen
Margo Empen
Attention Parents: We are asking each family to complete a survey that will assist us in planning for this next school year. Click on the link below to access the survey. You only need to complete one survey per family. If you do not have internet access, please stop by the District Office and complete a paper survey. This survey does not lock you into a decision for the next school year, and you still need to register your student(s) before school starts. This survey will close at 5 p.m. on Monday, and we thank you for completing the survey. Two names will be chosen from those who complete the survey and registration fees will be waived for this upcoming school year. https://forms.gle/KBfPN7k9LAWVafFM6
24 days ago, Margo Empen
Margo Empen
Parent Survey on our website and social media pages at 5:30 p.m.
24 days ago, Margo Empen
Dixon Schools
Online registration for the 2020-2021 School Year is now open. https://www.dps170.org/article/267425?org=dps
29 days ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon Schools
Sharing information from our friends at the PTC
about 1 month ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon Schools
DHS students & graduates: Diploma and Yearbook pickup information is posted: https://www.dps170.org/article/265440?org=dhs
about 1 month ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon High School
Athletic registration for 20-21 is now open. Parents of students wanting to participate in a sport should go to https://il.8to18.com/DixonHS to register their son or daughter. Students also need to have a current physical on file in the DHS athletic office prior to practices.
about 1 month ago, Dixon High School
Margo Empen
The Illinois State Board of Education released guidance yesterday on returning to school this fall. Click on the link below to see a letter from Supt. Empen on how the District is utilizing this information. https://5il.co/hizd
about 1 month ago, Margo Empen
Margo Empen
Attention DHS juniors and seniors: SVCC Fall Schedule of Ag Classes can be found by clicking on this link. https://www.svcc.edu/schedule/coursesched/fall/depts/agr.html Contact your counselor if you're interested.
about 1 month ago, Margo Empen
Margo Empen
From our friends at the Penguin Project of the Sauk Valley: Sign-up today to be a part of Alice in Wonderland Jr. Actors and peer mentors needed. https://5il.co/hgjb
about 1 month ago, Margo Empen
Margo Empen
Attention DHS juniors and seniors! Interested in agriculture programs? Want to know more about the variety of degrees and careers in agriculture? DPS has funds to cover the cost of tuition and books for dual credit classes at SVCC. Talk to your counselor to find out how to enroll today. https://www.svcc.edu/academics/programs/agriculture/
about 1 month ago, Margo Empen
Dixon High School
Dixon High School is accepting applications for the head football coaching position. Current teaching openings include special education and drivers education/physical education. Interested persons should email athletic director Jared Shaner at jshaner@dps170.org
about 1 month ago, Dixon High School
Dixon Schools
Principals accept plaques to honor All District Employees as our Employees of the Year #gopurple
about 1 month ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon Schools
Sharing information from the Department of Human Services on a food program for children.
about 1 month ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon Schools
The Board of Education monthly meeting will be streamed live on youtube, 6-17-2020 at 6pm. https://youtu.be/X93vb-f6-ko
about 1 month ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon Schools
Our 2020 High School graduation video is premiering on Youtube! Check it out! #gopurple https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZESeUyEXCig
about 1 month ago, Dixon Schools
Margo Empen
The Board of Education will hold its monthly meeting on Wed., June 17 at 6 pm. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we will be live streaming the meeting on our YouTube channel. The link will be posted on our website on Wednesday morning. Public comments that follow Board Policy will be read aloud. Please email any public comments to President Linda Wegner and Superintendent Margo Empen. #GoPurple
about 1 month ago, Margo Empen
Dixon Schools
WE ARE HIRING!! Dixon Public Schools is in need of Special Ed. Certified teachers at Dixon High School, Washington School, Jefferson School, and Lee County Special Ed. is in need of an Elementary Life Skills Teacher. Link: https://www.applitrack.com/roe47/onlineapp/default.aspx?choosedistrict=true&applitrackclient=38214
about 1 month ago, Dixon Schools
Margo Empen
A great opportunity from our friends at the Dixon Park District. #GoPurple https://5il.co/h099
about 1 month ago, Margo Empen
Margo Empen
The DHS Class of 2020 Baccalaureate Video can be viewed by clicking on the link below. Thank you to the ministerial association for your hard work and dedication to our graduates! #DHSClassof2020 https://youtu.be/6_s0vw5KLPA
about 1 month ago, Margo Empen
Margo Empen
Attention drivers' ed students and parents: Click on the link below to see an announcement regarding behind-the-wheel guidelines. Driving begins on Monday, 6/8/20. Your instructor will contact you to set up your driving time. #GoPurple https://5il.co/gy8g
about 1 month ago, Margo Empen
Dixon Schools
Thanks to everyone that was able to turn in your equipment. For those that still have school property, please return the equipment as soon as you can to Dixon High School, Reagan Middle School or the District Office between 8am and 3pm, Monday through Friday. We still have a lot of items checked out, including: Computers, Textbooks, Calculators & Library Books.
2 months ago, Dixon Schools
Margo Empen
Wowza! 415 parents have completed the remote learning survey! Just a final reminder that the survey closes at 4 pm tomorrow (6/5/20). Parents only need to complete one survey. If you'd still like to complete a survey, please click on this link - https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=X2nU7bZfWEy8lQEk65VG-Svx98YmFGdAp59cwZPSufJUMjU4SFNKQ1NWUzVOQ1lLSTgxV1JGNDBSWi4u
2 months ago, Margo Empen
Dixon Schools
Today is the final day to get your Computers, Textbooks, Calculators and any other school equipment returned before invoices will be issued. Please bring all items to the Dixon High School student parking lot between 2pm and 7pm today, June 3rd.
2 months ago, Dixon Schools
Margo Empen
Click on the link below to see the June 2020 Virtual Programs & Camp & Workshop Kits from our friends at the Woodlawn Arts Academy. https://5il.co/gvmb
2 months ago, Margo Empen
Margo Empen
We've had 320 parents respond to our remote learning survey so far. THANK YOU! It's not too late to respond. The survey is open until Friday, June 5 at 4 p.m. Click on the link below to be taken to the survey. Those who complete a survey will be put in a drawing for free registration fees and other prizes. https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=X2nU7bZfWEy8lQEk65VG-Svx98YmFGdAp59cwZPSufJUMjU4SFNKQ1NWUzVOQ1lLSTgxV1JGNDBSWi4u
2 months ago, Margo Empen
Dixon Public Schools
Reminder: Summer Eats starts tomorrow from Noon to 12:30 at all our sites. DHS, RMS, Washington, Jefferson, Old Lincoln & St. Paul's Church! Every Wednesday grab and go meals are provided free of charge to all kids and teens 18 and under. No registration or paperwork needed.
2 months ago, Dixon Public Schools
Margo Empen
Chromebook, accessories, and final material turn in on Wednesday, June 3rd from 2-7 p.m. at Dixon High School. Items that are not turned in will be invoiced for payment. Call 815-453-4966 if you cannot turn in items by Wednesday or if we can help you in any way.
2 months ago, Margo Empen
Dixon Schools
We still have about 200 computers and accessories loaned out to students. We need to collect all devices so we can prep them for the coming school year. A final turn in time will be held in the student parking lot at Dixon High School on Wednesday, June 3rd from 2pm to 6pm. If you have computer equipment provided by the school, please turn it in on June 3rd, or call Dixon High School at 815-453-4966 to let us know when you will be returning the equipment. Any equipment not turned in by June 4th, or scheduled for drop off by calling, will be invoiced to the family for replacement cost.
2 months ago, Dixon Schools
Margo Empen
Parent Survey Request - Ends on Friday, June 5, 2020
2 months ago, Margo Empen
Margo Empen
Parents-please complete a survey to inform us on remote learning and technology. We do not have any guidance about what school will look like for the fall, but will contact you as soon as we know. Please click on the link below to access the survey. Those who complete a survey will be put in a drawing for free registration fees and other prizes. https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=X2nU7bZfWEy8lQEk65VG-Svx98YmFGdAp59cwZPSufJUMjU4SFNKQ1NWUzVOQ1lLSTgxV1JGNDBSWi4u
2 months ago, Margo Empen
Dixon High School
Attention DHS 2020 seniors... check out this great opportunity for your college costs to be paid by Crest Foods. Disregard the application deadline and contact them today for more details.
2 months ago, Dixon High School
Dixon High School
Check out today's 'Senior Spotlight' for our spring sport athletes at DHS.
2 months ago, Dixon High School
Dixon Schools
DHS Students, if you haven't turned in your Chromebook, bring it to the students parking lot at the high school by 2:30pm today, 5-27-2020.
2 months ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon High School
Check out today's 'Senior Spotlight' for our spring musical seniors!
2 months ago, Dixon High School
Dixon Schools
The 5-27-2020 Special Meeting of the Board of Education will be streaming on Youtube starting at 5pm. https://youtu.be/y7UQk2HP470
2 months ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon Schools
RMS 8th Grade Promotion Video 2020 #gopurple https://youtu.be/Hy3VyiXPXtg
2 months ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon High School
Check out today's 'Senior Spotlight' for our spring sport athletes at DHS.
2 months ago, Dixon High School
Dixon High School
Check out today's 'Senior Spotlight' for our spring musical seniors!
2 months ago, Dixon High School
Margo Empen
Another resource for helping teenagers cope with grief. https://www.centerforloss.com/2016/12/helping-teenagers-cope-grief/
2 months ago, Margo Empen
Margo Empen
Please click on the link below to read an article on supporting your teen in times of grief and loss. Don't forget that if you need to speak to your counselor, please email them w/your phone number. https://www.childandfamilymentalhealth.com/adolescence-and-young-adults/grieving-teenagers-supporting-your-teen-following-the-loss-of-a-loved-one/
2 months ago, Margo Empen
Dixon High School
Check out today's 'Senior Spotlight' for our spring sport athletes at DHS.
2 months ago, Dixon High School
Dixon High School
Check out today's 'Senior Spotlight' for our spring musical seniors!
2 months ago, Dixon High School
Dixon High School
Check out today's 'Senior Spotlight' for our spring sport athletes at DHS.
2 months ago, Dixon High School
Dixon High School
Check out today's 'Senior Spotlight' for our spring musical seniors!
2 months ago, Dixon High School
Dixon High School
Check out today's 'Senior Spotlight' for our spring sport athletes at DHS.
2 months ago, Dixon High School
Dixon High School
Check out today's 'Senior Spotlight' for our spring musical seniors!
2 months ago, Dixon High School
Margo Empen
If students need counseling support, please email your counselor and provide a phone number where you can be reached. They will call you back. #GoPurple #DixonStrong
2 months ago, Margo Empen
Margo Empen
If the public would like to address the Board during social distancing, please send an email to Board President Linda Wegner and Superintendent Margo Empen. #GoPurple
2 months ago, Margo Empen
Margo Empen
There will be a special Board Meeting on Wed., May 27 at 5 pm. The future of Remote Learning will continue to be discussed. Due to social distancing requirements, we will live stream the meeting. Check our website for the link on Wednesday. #GoPurple
2 months ago, Margo Empen
Dixon High School
Check out today's 'Senior Spotlight' for our spring sport athletes at DHS.
2 months ago, Dixon High School
Dixon Schools
We have compiled some of the Social Emotional Learning Resources available in our area: https://www.dps170.org/article/251836?org=dps
2 months ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon High School
Check out today's 'Senior Spotlight' for our spring musical seniors!
2 months ago, Dixon High School
Jeff Gould
Washington Elementary School Reminders Parents can drop off learning packets, and any library or cart books, at Door#1 at Washington from May 26th through May 29th (7:30-3). Place packets and books in the boxes at Door #1. Report cards will be going out on June 2nd. The last day for Grab and Go Meals will be handed out at Washington May 26th (8-9).
2 months ago, Jeff Gould
Margo Empen
The last day for Grab & Go bags is Tuesday, May 26, 2020. The last day for Buddy Bags is Friday, May 29, 2020. United Way Summer Eats Program begins on June 3, 2020. #GoPurple
2 months ago, Margo Empen
Margo Empen
Parents & Guardians: Administrators will be sending out automated calls this weekend with reminders about next Tuesday's last day of school. Picking up student materials & turning in work begins on Tues. from 7:30 am-3 pm. Borrowed computers need to be turned in on Tues.#GoPurple
2 months ago, Margo Empen
Dixon High School
Check out today's 'Senior Spotlight' for our spring sport athletes at DHS.
2 months ago, Dixon High School
Dixon High School
Check out today's 'Senior Spotlight' for our spring musical seniors!
2 months ago, Dixon High School
Dixon Schools
Sharing information from our friends at YWCA
3 months ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon High School
Check out today's 'Senior Spotlight' for our spring sport athletes at DHS.
3 months ago, Dixon High School
Dixon High School
Check out today's 'Senior Spotlight' for our spring musical seniors!
3 months ago, Dixon High School
Margo Empen
I have the best career ever! Thank you Stephen L. for the amazing thank you. You made my day, and I am so appreciative of your gift. #GoPurple #SuperStudent
3 months ago, Margo Empen
Dixon Schools
Congratulations to all of Dixon Public Schools 2020 retirees! You will be greatly missed! #gopurple https://youtu.be/PG1P9GgZFzc
3 months ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon High School
Check out today's 'Senior Spotlight' for our spring sport athletes at DHS.
3 months ago, Dixon High School
Dixon High School
Check out today's 'Senior Spotlight' for our spring musical seniors!
3 months ago, Dixon High School
Dixon Schools
Here's information on a summer meal program that will be running in place of the grab and go lunch program that the schools have been running. The final day for grab and go meal pickup will be Tuesday, May 26th.
3 months ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon High School
Check out today's 'Senior Spotlight' for our spring sport athletes at DHS.
3 months ago, Dixon High School
Dixon High School
Check out today's 'Senior Spotlight' for our spring musical seniors!
3 months ago, Dixon High School
Dixon High School
A huge thank-you to Coach Smith who made it possible for driver ed students to take their test and get ready to start driving w/ parents! Just another example of our people going above & beyond!
3 months ago, Dixon High School
Dixon High School
Check out today's 'Senior Spotlight' for our spring sport athletes at DHS.
3 months ago, Dixon High School
Dixon High School
Check out today's 'Senior Spotlight' for our spring musical seniors!
3 months ago, Dixon High School
Dixon High School
Check out today's 'Senior Spotlight' for our spring sport athletes at DHS.
3 months ago, Dixon High School
Dixon High School
Check out today's 'Senior Spotlight' for our spring musical seniors!
3 months ago, Dixon High School
Dixon High School
Check out today's 'Senior Spotlight' for our spring sport athletes at DHS.
3 months ago, Dixon High School
Dixon High School
Check out today's 'Senior Spotlight' for our spring musical seniors!
3 months ago, Dixon High School
Tech Dept
3 months ago, Tech Dept
Dixon High School
Check out today's 'Senior Spotlight' for our spring sport athletes at DHS.
3 months ago, Dixon High School
Dixon Schools
Sharing information from the Dixon Public Library on their Summer Reading Program. #gopurple
3 months ago, Dixon Schools
Crystal Thorpe
Mrs. Hallquist helping Rylynn with her homework. She cut Mrs. Hallquist out so she can fit in her pocket. 🙂
3 months ago, Crystal Thorpe
Crystal Thorpe
Caelan is so calm about his shark encounter.
3 months ago, Crystal Thorpe
Dixon High School
Check out today's 'Senior Spotlight' for our spring musical seniors!
3 months ago, Dixon High School
Washington School
From your Washington School Staff 🤗 #gopurple
3 months ago, Washington School
Dixon High School
Check out today's 'Senior Spotlight' for our spring sport athletes at DHS.
3 months ago, Dixon High School
Dixon Schools
The May 2020 Board of Education Meeting will be streamed live on YouTube at 6pm tonight, May 13, 2020. https://youtu.be/L8mIRcXfByo
3 months ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon High School
Check out today's 'Senior Spotlight' for our spring sport athletes at DHS.
3 months ago, Dixon High School
Madison School
https://youtu.be/1Cjn3ZjQFRI Episode 13! Today we talk about movie composer Danny Elfman, from movies like Avengers: Age if Ultron!
3 months ago, Madison School
Dixon High School
Check out today's 'Senior Spotlight' for our spring sport athletes at DHS.
3 months ago, Dixon High School
Margo Empen
PreK packets will be ready for pickup tomorrow at Washington. Packets can be picked up from 7:30 am to 3 pm, Monday through Friday. #GoPurple #PreKRocks
3 months ago, Margo Empen
Margo Empen
Students' prescription medication will be ready for pick-up at your student's school beginning on Monday, May 11. Schools are open from 7:30 am until 3:00 pm, Monday through Friday.
3 months ago, Margo Empen
Margo Empen
Our next set of remote learning begins tomorrow, May 11, 2020. Packets will be distributed at K-8 schools or online for grades 9-12. Parents can also pick up student materials for grades K-11 beginning tomorrow. Seniors will pick up cap, gown, and materials on Friday.
3 months ago, Margo Empen
Margo Empen
Automated call regarding the next set of remote learning begins on Monday, May 11, 2020.
3 months ago, Margo Empen
Dixon High School
Check out today's 'Senior Spotlight' for our spring sport athletes at DHS.
3 months ago, Dixon High School
Dixon High School
Check out today's 'Senior Spotlight' for our spring sport athletes at DHS.
3 months ago, Dixon High School
Washington School
We feel ya kiddo, we miss you too!! 💜🖤 #washpride #gopurple
3 months ago, Washington School
Dixon High School
Check out today's 'Senior Spotlight' for our spring sport athletes at DHS.
3 months ago, Dixon High School
Dixon High School
Check out today's 'Senior Spotlight' for our spring sport athletes at DHS.
3 months ago, Dixon High School
Tech Dept
3 months ago, Tech Dept
Dixon Schools
Kindergarten Registration is open https://www.dps170.org/article/243161?org=dps
3 months ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon High School
Check out today's 'Senior Spotlight' for our spring sport athletes at DHS.
3 months ago, Dixon High School
Dixon Schools
The DHS Greenhouse is having a drive through plant sale this Saturday, May 9th from 10am till 1pm in the DHS cafeteria parking lot. All plants are $3. If paying in person please bring a check made out to “Dixon High School”. Paypal and Venmo payments are also available upon request. Below is a list of the plants we are selling. Tomatoes (Cherry, Beef Steak, Chadwick, Honey Delight, Black Krim, Cherokee Purple) Peppers (Jalapeno, Habanero, Hot Salsa, Ghost, Carolina Reaper, Trinidad) Flowers (Marigolds, Cosmos) Herbs (Basil, Chives) Succulents Air Plants Email gseibel@dps170.org to pre-order. Social Distancing will be followed.
3 months ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon High School
Check out today's 'Senior Spotlight' for our spring sport athletes at DHS.
3 months ago, Dixon High School
Margo Empen
Click on the following link to see the food distribution calendar for May. https://5il.co/fuvi
3 months ago, Margo Empen
Margo Empen
Click on the following link to see the remote learning calendar for May. Building principals will be reaching out to provide information on picking up student supplies on May 11th. https://5il.co/fuvh
3 months ago, Margo Empen
Margo Empen
Parent Survey Update: Thank you for being patient as we worked through issues with our initial Remote Learning Survey sent to parents. You will be receiving an email that has a survey link in it later today. This survey is more efficient, and when you click submit your input goes directly to the teacher. We value your input and look forward to hearing back from you. #GoPurple #DPSRemoteLearning
3 months ago, Margo Empen
Dixon High School
Check out today's 'Senior Spotlight' for our spring sport athletes at DHS.
3 months ago, Dixon High School
Margo Empen
Parents: ROE #47 is offering a Parenting Network Meeting next Thursday, May 7 from 3-4 p.m. Information on how to join the meeting is below. Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/195149613 Meeting ID: 195 149 613 One tap mobile +13126266799,,195149613# US (Chicago)
3 months ago, Margo Empen
Dixon High School
Check out today's 'Senior Spotlight' for our spring sport athletes at DHS.
3 months ago, Dixon High School
Margo Empen
Parent Survey Update - We understand that there may be issues with the Remote Learning Survey sent out by teachers. We are working to create the same survey in a different format. We will notify you when it is ready to be sent to you to complete. Thank you for your patience and your valuable input.
3 months ago, Margo Empen
Dixon High School
Check out today's 'Senior Spotlight' for our spring sport athletes at DHS.
3 months ago, Dixon High School
Washington School
Some of our Washington kiddos and staff showing off their purple pride! #gopurple #washpride #purplepride #godukes #goduchesses
3 months ago, Washington School
Dixon High School
Check out today's 'Senior Spotlight' for our spring sport athletes at DHS.
3 months ago, Dixon High School
Washington School
🌸Luau Day!🌺 #washpride #gopurple
3 months ago, Washington School
Dixon High School
Congratulations to the 2020 Reagan Run Scholarship Winners: Taylor Renkes, who plans to attend Lewis University, Nicquelette Fazekas who plans to attend Georgia Military Academy, Madisyn Rubright, who plans to attend Sauk Valley College, Christian Seagren, who plans to attend the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater, Logan Griswald, who plans to attend Cornell College and Aidan Johnson, who plans to attend Sauk Valley College.
3 months ago, Dixon High School
Margo Empen
DPS & LCSEA Paraprofessionals - Please check your work email for a message from Mrs. Empen.
3 months ago, Margo Empen
Margo Empen
Dr. Grady & Tom Wadsworth will be live streaming the DHS awards assembly on Monday, May 11 at 6:30 pm. The link for the live stream will be posted on our website prior to the start of the assembly. #GoPurple #DPSStrong #Scholarshiprecognition
3 months ago, Margo Empen
Dixon High School
Check out today's 'Senior Spotlight' for our spring sport athletes at DHS.
3 months ago, Dixon High School
Madison School
We will plan to distribute this year's Young Authors books to all of our honorees in the fall. Our Young Authors awards night that is typically held in May will be rescheduled to that time. We can't wait to recognize all the amazing work of our students!!!
3 months ago, Madison School
Tech Dept
3 months ago, Tech Dept
Washington School
Washington kiddos working it out on “Workout Wednesday” #gopurple #washpride
3 months ago, Washington School
Dixon Schools
Jefferson students: Mrs. W. has some contest winners! #gopurple https://www.dps170.org/article/239079?org=jes
3 months ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon High School
Check out today's 'Senior Spotlight' for our spring sport athletes at DHS.
3 months ago, Dixon High School
Dixon Schools
To Reagan Middle School Parents: If your child had spring photos taken they are now available for purchasing online. To view your child's photos, follow the following link https://grotis.zenfolio.com/reaganspring20. Your child's Lumen ID # is their password to view their photos. Please email grotimaging@gmail.com with any questions. We are not keeping regular business hours due to COVID-19. If you reach out to us we will get back to you as soon as possible.
3 months ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon High School
Check out today's 'Senior Spotlight' for our spring sport athletes at DHS.
3 months ago, Dixon High School
Dixon High School
Check out today's 'Senior Spotlight' for our spring sport athletes at DHS.
3 months ago, Dixon High School
Dixon High School
DHS spring sport uniform turn in and award/program/photo pick up will be Friday, May 1st in the DHS cafeteria parking lot. 9-12, 1-3. Specific details have been sent to parents/guardians through 8to18.
3 months ago, Dixon High School
Dixon Schools
Here's Chase and his 6th grade Solar Project #gopurple
3 months ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon High School
Check out today's 'Senior Spotlight' for our spring sport athletes at DHS.
3 months ago, Dixon High School
Dixon High School
Check out today's 'Senior Spotlight' for our spring sport athletes at DHS.
3 months ago, Dixon High School
Dixon High School
Check out today's 'Senior Spotlight' for our spring sport athletes at DHS.
3 months ago, Dixon High School
Margo Empen
Tomorrow, April 24, is a Remote Learning Planning Day. Teachers will be working on creating lessons for the final round of remote learning. Teacher office hours and remote learning are suspended. Stay engaged by reading, relaxing, or being outside as a family!
3 months ago, Margo Empen
Dixon High School
Check out today's 'Senior Spotlight' for our spring sport athletes at DHS.
3 months ago, Dixon High School
Crystal Thorpe
Jefferson students working hard from home❤
3 months ago, Crystal Thorpe
Crystal Thorpe
Jefferson Students working hard at home💕
3 months ago, Crystal Thorpe
Reagan Middle School
Detasseling Information
3 months ago, Reagan Middle School
Reagan Middle School
Aaron, 7th grade, shows the catapult he made from his STEM choice calendar
3 months ago, Reagan Middle School
Reagan Middle School
Paper Airplane STEM activity
3 months ago, Reagan Middle School
Jeff Gould
Kinley and her guinea pig working on her kindergarten packet.
3 months ago, Jeff Gould
Washington School
Please join Washington School for Virtual Dress Days next week! Starting on Monday, April 27!
3 months ago, Washington School
Dixon High School
Check out today's 'Senior Spotlight' for our spring sport athletes at DHS.
3 months ago, Dixon High School
Dixon High School
DHS- It's not too late to purchase a 2020 yearbook.Go to www.yearbookordercenter.com - use school code 8554. Yearbooks are $50. Watch your email and the school's social media accounts. If you have questions about the yearbook, please contact Michelle Bally at mbally@dps170.org.
3 months ago, Dixon High School
Margo Empen
Thank you, Caitlin F. for the masks! We appreciate you making sure we are safe. Your generosity in taking care of others is amazing! #GoPurple #SuperStudent #ThankYou
4 months ago, Margo Empen
Dixon Schools
Let's Go Learn will be down today, 4-20-2020, from 7pm to 8pm for scheduled maintenance.
4 months ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon Schools
Remote Learning Packets for Reagan, Madison, Jefferson and Washington have been posted. https://www.dps170.org/o/dps/browse/111732
4 months ago, Dixon Schools
Margo Empen
The second round of remote learning packets will be distributed beginning tomorrow, April 20, 2020. Parents will be able to drive up to their school to get packets and turn in completed packets. Packets can be picked up Monday through Friday from 7:30 am until 3:00 pm. Online learning will also be available by 7:30 am tomorrow. Please turn in any library books that students are done reading. We will provide information for picking up student's supplies and materials in the near future. Stay safe and healthy.
4 months ago, Margo Empen
Dixon High School
We miss our students, faculty, & staff! Tonight we are keeping our field lights on for 20 minutes & 20 seconds to honor our class of 2020 seniors, whose year has not ended how they had hoped. #BeTheLight #gopurple
4 months ago, Dixon High School
Margo Empen
Click on the following link to read a letter from Superintendent Empen regarding Governor Pritzker's decision to extend remote learning through the end of the 2019-20 school year. https://5il.co/f8hi #GoPurple #DPSRemoteLearning #WeMissYou
4 months ago, Margo Empen
Margo Empen
Remote learning extended through the end of the school year as ordered by Governor JB Pritzker.
4 months ago, Margo Empen
Dixon High School
DHS Families- We will be participating in the #BeTheLIght activity tonight and turning on our field and scoreboard lights at 8:00 to recognize our seniors. We have been in contact w/ our local governmental leadership and are asking that people do NOT come to the high school to participate. We will be posting photos and videos. We are hopeful that we can include our students and community in a larger celebration when it is safe.
4 months ago, Dixon High School
Crystal Thorpe
Rayden Appelquist working hard with authentic work experience with Dad and completing work in his packet “after work”👍💜
4 months ago, Crystal Thorpe
Crystal Thorpe
Brynleigh is cozy and set up for learning on Let’s Go Learn💜
4 months ago, Crystal Thorpe
Crystal Thorpe
Besmir S. sharing his book at home 💜
4 months ago, Crystal Thorpe
Margo Empen
Stay mentally well while staying socially distant. Being intellectually active is vital to our brain health. Here are a few links to Virtual Museum Tours. National Gallery of Art-https://www.nga.gov/ British Museum-https://www.britishmuseum.org/ and Smithsonian American Art Museum-https://americanart.si.edu/ #GoPurple #Brainhealth #Brainbreak
4 months ago, Margo Empen
Dixon Schools
The monthly Board of Education meeting will be streaming on Youtube at 6pm today, 4-15-2020. https://youtu.be/IPgqrBdUEAg
4 months ago, Dixon Schools
Margo Empen
Owen L. from Madison School receiving band lessons from Mr. Carter via Zoom. Way to go, Owen! #GoPurple #DPSRemoteLearning
4 months ago, Margo Empen
Dixon Public Schools
Students: How are you doing? Below are links to wellness surveys for each of our schools. Click yours and tell us! You can request a contact from one of our counselors if you feel the need. All answers are confidential https://www.dps170.org/article/231814?org=dps
4 months ago, Dixon Public Schools
Margo Empen
We were just notified that Let's Go Learn is back up and running. Thank you for your patience. #GoPurple #DPSRemoteLearning
4 months ago, Margo Empen
Margo Empen
Let's Go Learn is having server issues at this time. The issue is at their end, so please be patient as they work to fix it. DPS #170 will update you if we receive additional information.
4 months ago, Margo Empen
Margo Empen
Let's Go Learn contacted us that their server went down a while ago. They are working to fix it at this time, so students may not be able to access Let's Go Learn. The issue is at their end and they are working on it. Let's Go Learn said they will place an announcement on their website if it is taking too long to fix. Please be patient during this delay. We will notify you if we have any further updates.
4 months ago, Margo Empen
Margo Empen
Jade S. and her puppy working on remote learning. Keep up the great work, Jade! #GoPurple #DPSRemoteLearning #Puppylove
4 months ago, Margo Empen
Margo Empen
Marlee's science project - watching caterpillars grow into butterflies! Way to go, Marlee! #GoPurple #SpringScience
4 months ago, Margo Empen
Margo Empen
Gracelyn E. working on her math. Keep up the great work, Gracelyn! #GoPurple #DPSDistanceLearning
4 months ago, Margo Empen
Margo Empen
Forgot Shreya A. and Kasey H's picture!
4 months ago, Margo Empen
Margo Empen
Shreya A. and Kasey H. are two adorable bunnies. #GoPurple #Somebunnylikesbeingcreative
4 months ago, Margo Empen
Margo Empen
Grace C. practicing her building skills. Way to go, Grace! #GoPurple #DPSDistanceLearning
4 months ago, Margo Empen
Margo Empen
Mallory W. learning the ukulele during remote learning. #GoPurple #DPSRemoteLearning
4 months ago, Margo Empen
Dixon Schools
As many of our families prepare for Easter Weekend, we want to thank everyone for their patience and honoring the social distancing rules that are helping to keep our most vulnerable citizens safe. Please take a break from your school work over the weekend and enjoy time with your family in peace and safety.
4 months ago, Dixon Schools
Margo Empen
Emily C. playing hopscotch! #GoPurple #Movement=BrainPower
4 months ago, Margo Empen
Margo Empen
Happy 8th birthday to Jaimeson M. in Mrs. Buikema's class! Hope you had a special day! #GoPurple #Happy8thBirthday
4 months ago, Margo Empen
Margo Empen
DPS #170 is announcing alternate dates for our end-of-year activities. Click on the following link to see the announcement. https://5il.co/exoq
4 months ago, Margo Empen
Margo Empen
Madigan working hard on remote learning in Miss Saunders' class. Way to go, Madigan!
4 months ago, Margo Empen
Margo Empen
Jason D. working on his remote learning packet, and thanking the amazing healthcare workers who are keeping everyone safe. Way to go, Jason! #GoPurple #DPSRemoteLearning
4 months ago, Margo Empen
Margo Empen
Nadia V. showing off her artistic ability by spreading a message of hope and unity by participating in "A World of Hearts." Way to go, Nadia! #GoPurple #Hearts=HopeandUnity
4 months ago, Margo Empen
Margo Empen
Jonah H. from Mrs. Engelkes' class, reading during Remote Learning. Way to go, Jonah! #GoPurple #DPSRemoteLearning
4 months ago, Margo Empen
Dixon Public Schools
*Postponed* Washington Incoming Kindergarten Screenings for students starting the 2020-21 School Year Washington School had scheduled screenings for incoming kindergarten students on April 16 and April 21. These screening dates will be postponed until a later date. New dates for screenings will be forthcoming once the district finds out when we may resume contact with students.
4 months ago, Dixon Public Schools
Dixon Schools
The Lally family having a field trip to their back yard! #gopurple
4 months ago, Dixon Schools
Margo Empen
There is a free webinar tomorrow for educators and families: Caring for the Education Community during COVID-19: How Families Can Partner with Schools during Distance Learning. Please click on or copy the link to be taken to the registration page. https://actionforhealthykids.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Ov6d9MpkSQqu5TG-TEKN9Q
4 months ago, Margo Empen
Margo Empen
Evan B. reading to his puppy! #GoPurple #DPS170RemoteLearning #Aboyandhisbestfriend
4 months ago, Margo Empen
Margo Empen
Hayden B. reading in a wheel barrow! I can read here. I can read there. I can read anywhere! #GoPurple #ReadingSuperStar #DPS170RemoteLearning
4 months ago, Margo Empen
Margo Empen
Mrs. Fassig shared CM working on Let's Go Learn. Keep up the great work, CM! #GoPurple #DPS170RemoteLearning
4 months ago, Margo Empen
Margo Empen
Ethan B. working on his 20 minutes per day of reading independently. Keep up the great work Ethan! #GoPurple #Reading=BrainPower #RemoteLearning
4 months ago, Margo Empen
Dixon Schools
Sharing info about a free Wind Down with Music streaming event. Visit their Facebook page for details. https://www.facebook.com/musicspeakstherapy/
4 months ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon Public Schools
Join us live tonight, as we read about Martin Luther King Jr. for Tuck-in Tuesday! Like this post to get your child's name in a drawing for a special (mailed) surprise from Mr. Tenboer and Mrs. Gosch! Join our channel at 8 p.m! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZDM7dTOHETMIpyyo-paWHg
4 months ago, Dixon Public Schools
Margo Empen
Happy National Assistant Principal's Week to Mr. Magnafici, Mr. Stansford, and Mr. Shaner! Thank you for your commitment and dedication to the students and staff of Dixon Public Schools. #GoPurple #AsstPrincipalsRock
4 months ago, Margo Empen
Margo Empen
Max W. from Mrs. Buzzard's class is leveling up in Let's Go Learn. Way to go, Max! #GoPurple #LevelingUp
4 months ago, Margo Empen
Margo Empen
Rian R. working hard during remote learning. Keep up the great work Rian! #GoPurple #DPSRemoteLearning
4 months ago, Margo Empen
Margo Empen
Kudos to Jayce W. and his family for getting outside for exercise and PE class. Keep up the good work! #GoPurple #Exercise=BrainFuel
4 months ago, Margo Empen
Madison School
If you missed packet pick up at RMS or Madison, don't worry. You can still come by and pick them up 8:00-3:00 on school days. They are inside the main entrance (Door 1). There is also a drop box if you have any materials you'd like to turn in before the next packet pick up.
4 months ago, Madison School
Dixon Schools
Here's a message from the Lee County Leadership Team https://youtu.be/8j0JK-4Kpco
4 months ago, Dixon Schools
Margo Empen
Mrs. Curia is proud of Kira and her diligence to remote learning. #GoPurple #DPSremotelearning
4 months ago, Margo Empen
Dixon High School
We have really enjoyed seeing our students and parents coming to get materials here at DHS!
4 months ago, Dixon High School
Dixon High School
We have really enjoyed seeing our students and parents coming to get materials here at DHS!
4 months ago, Dixon High School
Margo Empen
Jaimeson M. from Jefferson working on online remote learning. Keep up the great work Jaimeson! #GoPurple #Jeffersonstarstudent
4 months ago, Margo Empen
Margo Empen
Jaimeson M. and his brother getting exercise during remote learning. #GoPurple #brotherbonding
4 months ago, Margo Empen
Margo Empen
The PTC Fannie May fundraiser pick-up is scheduled for Tuesday, April 7 from 11 am to 4 pm at Door 15 at Madison/RMS. A reminder automated call will go out to K-8 parents on Monday. #GoPurple #ThankyouPTC
4 months ago, Margo Empen
Dixon Schools
Here's one of our 1st grade students from Mrs. Dallas' class working on her math facts! #gopurple
4 months ago, Dixon Schools
Margo Empen
Mrs. McMahon shared a picture of one of her students working on remote learning. Keep up the good work until we return! #GoPurple #Kinderrocks
4 months ago, Margo Empen
Dixon Schools
Saukvalley.com posted this lovely picture of Principal Thorpe and Gavin doing a virtual hug during packet pickups at Jefferson School #gopurple
4 months ago, Dixon Schools
Margo Empen
Our social workers, counselors, and nurses are providing support during remote learning. Click on the link below to access their emails and office hours. Support is just an email away. https://5il.co/ekuo
4 months ago, Margo Empen
Dixon Schools
Here's a link to a parent letter from our Director of Special Education. https://www.dps170.org/article/225398?org=dps
4 months ago, Dixon Schools
Margo Empen
If you have signed up for a Buddy Bag, they will continue to be handed out every Friday from 8-9 am at all school buildings and the former Lincoln School. Buddy Bags continue tomorrow Friday, April 3, 2020. #GoPurple #Thankyoubuddybags
4 months ago, Margo Empen
Margo Empen
There are numerous Hotlines & Helplines for students & families during this stressful time. Click on the link to see what is available should you need them. #GoPurple #someonecares https://5il.co/ekgy https://5il.co/ekgz
4 months ago, Margo Empen
Margo Empen
Canvas Info: Want a way to keep track of your child's work on Canvas? You can enroll in your child's course(s) to see assignments, grades, etc. without participating in the course. You can be in the loop on the work and expectations on Canvas. Click on this link to learn how. https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-10913-414473163
4 months ago, Margo Empen
Margo Empen
This is Evan H., a fourth grader. He watched our YouTube video about writing an informational essay, then he made a graphic organizer and wrote his own essay! Way to go, Evan!! #GoPurple #remotelearning #thanksMrs.Gosch
4 months ago, Margo Empen
Dixon Schools
Good morning everyone! Today is Thursday, a Music Class day for 2nd grade - but 3rd graders, you can be in on this too and do this on your Music Class day tomorrow! March 17th was St. Patrick's Day. We missed our Music Class that day, but we can still do an Irish jig! Do you know what a jig is? That's right - it's a dance! Go to YouTube and find Shop Street Galway, Ireland - Young Lady Irish Dancing Watch the dancer, along with a cute, little girl dancing too! Make your own jig and ask your parents or a grownup to make a short video and send it to me in an e-mail! Have fun dancing! Stay healthy and keep washing your hands! - Ms. W
4 months ago, Dixon Schools
Washington School
Some Washington students staying busy during this quarantine! Playing games, reading and working hard! #washpride #gopurple
4 months ago, Washington School
Dixon Schools
Remote Learning Packets will be available soon. More details can be found here: https://www.dps170.org/article/224368?org=dps
4 months ago, Dixon Schools
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
4 months 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
4 months ago, Margo Empen
Dixon Schools
Jefferson students, Mrs. W still wants you practicing your songs. #gopurple https://www.dps170.org/article/218013?org=jes
4 months 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
4 months 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.
4 months 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.
4 months 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
4 months 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.
4 months 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
4 months ago, Margo Empen
Dixon Schools
Washington School wants to know, who are you spending time with? #gopurple https://youtu.be/1VgwUW4xEhw
4 months 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.
4 months 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 months 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
4 months 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
4 months 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
4 months ago, Margo Empen
Margo Empen
Mrs. Empen & Mr. Rick provide an update for students, staff, and families.https://www.facebook.com/dixonpublicschools/videos/229246295118865/
4 months 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
4 months ago, Dixon Schools
Reagan Middle School
RMS Quarantine 2020 Shout Out Video https://youtu.be/MZiGga9-0yE
4 months 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/
4 months 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
4 months ago, Dixon Schools
Margo Empen
Learn about the Monterey Bay Aquarium and view the Live Cams. https://www.montereybayaquarium.org/animals/live-cams
4 months 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
4 months 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
4 months 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
4 months ago, Margo Empen
Dixon Schools
Dixon Responds to Governor Pritzker's Executive Order https://youtu.be/Nwt9Hie3P_w
4 months ago, Dixon Schools
Washington School
Just another resource for our students! #waspride #gopurple https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome/grades-prek-k.html
5 months 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
5 months 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
5 months ago, Margo Empen
Margo Empen
DHS students - Please remember to check your school email and Canvas sites daily for updates from your teachers. #GoPurple
5 months ago, Margo Empen
Margo Empen
Schools remain closed through April 7, 2020. More information will be provided as we receive it.
5 months ago, Margo Empen
Dixon High School
Congratulations to Jenny Brown who won the final 'Leap Into Spring' raffle drawing from the Dixon Athletic Boosters!
5 months ago, Dixon High School
Dixon Schools
Code.org has some fun and educational activities for students. https://code.org/break
5 months 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/
5 months 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."
5 months 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/
5 months ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon High School
Congratulations to Nikki Scott who won today's 'Leap Into Spring' raffle drawing from the Dixon Athletic Boosters!
5 months 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
5 months 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.
5 months 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
5 months ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon Schools
Here's a St. Patrick's Day Read Aloud with Mrs. Glenn. https://youtu.be/JY4mnzvHPdM
5 months 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.
5 months 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.
5 months 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.
5 months 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.
5 months ago, Margo Empen
Dixon High School
Congratulations to Julie Kruger who won today's 'Leap Into Spring' raffle drawing from the Dixon Athletic Boosters!
5 months 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
5 months ago, Dixon Schools
Washington School
‪ABCmouse.com code for Washington school! #washpride #gopurple ‬
5 months ago, Washington School
Dixon Schools
Sharing a message from the City of Dixon about current operations. https://youtu.be/LUMGs0IxFQI
5 months ago, Dixon Schools
Margo Empen
PTC Fundraiser turn in on 3/18/2020 at District Office from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m.
5 months 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
5 months ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon High School
Congratulations to Kevin Schultz who won today's 'Leap Into Spring' raffle drawing from the Dixon Athletic Boosters!
5 months ago, Dixon High School
Dixon Schools
Here's some helpful information on Social Distancing.
5 months ago, Dixon Schools
Washington School
Fun and creative ideas for your children during this time! #washpride #gopurple
5 months 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
5 months ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon High School
Congratulations to Theresa Wood who won today's 'Leap Into Spring' raffle drawing from the Dixon Athletic Boosters!
5 months 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
5 months 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
5 months 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.
5 months 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.
5 months ago, Margo Empen
Margo Empen
DPS #170 staff - Please check your work email for an updated letter.
5 months ago, Margo Empen
Margo Empen
COVID-19 Contingency Update - Please see Supt. Empen's updated letter on the website, app, and social media pages.
5 months ago, Margo Empen
Dixon High School
Congratulations to Jared Shaner who won today's 'Leap Into Spring' raffle drawing from the Dixon Athletic Boosters!
5 months 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
5 months 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
5 months ago, Dixon Schools
Margo Empen
School cancellation message from Supt. Empen - see website, app and social media pages for a District letter.
5 months ago, Margo Empen
Dixon Schools
The Ronald McDonald Care Mobile will be visiting Dixon and offering medical and dental services to children.
5 months ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon High School
Congratulations to Cameron Longan who won today's 'Leap Into Spring' raffle drawing from the Dixon Athletic Boosters!
5 months 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.
5 months 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
5 months ago, Margo Empen
Dixon High School
Congratulations to Ashley Brokaw who won today's 'Leap Into Spring' raffle drawing from the Dixon Athletic Boosters!
5 months 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!
5 months 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
5 months ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon Schools
Coach Bishop presents his Middle School wrestlers to the Board of Education #gopurple
5 months ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon Schools
Principal Grady presents the DHS Student of the Month to the Board of Education #gopurple
5 months ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon Schools
Principal Bullock presents the Reagan Student of the Month to the Board of Education #gopurple
5 months 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.
5 months ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon High School
Congratulations to Monica Barkowski who won today's 'Leap Into Spring' raffle drawing from the Dixon Athletic Boosters!
5 months 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.
5 months 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
5 months 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
5 months ago, Margo Empen
Dixon High School
Congratulations to Monica Wolfley who won today's 'Leap Into Spring' raffle drawing from the Dixon Athletic Boosters!
5 months ago, Dixon High School
Dixon High School
RMS & DHS choir students did an amazing job at the mid-winter choir concert tonight.
5 months 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!
5 months 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!
5 months ago, Dixon High School
Dixon Public Schools
Reminder: Tuesday, March 10th is a half day of school.
5 months ago, Dixon Public Schools
Reagan Middle School
A message from the DPS Wellness Committee #dpswellness
5 months 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.
5 months 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
5 months 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!
5 months ago, Margo Empen
Dixon High School
Congratulations to Andrew McKay who won today's 'Leap Into Spring' raffle drawing from the Dixon Athletic Boosters!
5 months 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!
5 months ago, Dixon High School
Dixon Schools
Sharing information from KSB about their breathing easier event.
5 months ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon High School
Congratulations to Darla May who won today's 'Leap Into Spring' raffle drawing from the Dixon Athletic Boosters!
5 months 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/
5 months ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon Schools
Spring Pictures are coming soon.
5 months ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon High School
Congratulations to Andrew Derrig who won today's 'Leap Into Spring' raffle drawing from the Dixon Athletic Boosters!
5 months 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!
5 months 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
5 months ago, Reagan Middle School
Reagan Middle School
A message from the DPS Wellness Committee #dpswellness
5 months 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!
5 months 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!
5 months ago, Dixon High School
Dixon Schools
Sharing information about a Yoga opportunity for children
5 months ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon Schools
Sharing information from our friends at the Y about their soccer league for ages 4 to 8.
5 months ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon Schools
Sharing information from our friends at Girl Scouts
5 months ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon Schools
Sharing information about a music competition for ages 12 through 24.
5 months 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
5 months 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 ‬
5 months 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
5 months ago, DIXON PTC
Reagan Middle School
A message from the DPS Wellness Committee #dpswellness
5 months 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
5 months ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon High School
Congratulations to Emma C who is going to continue her academic and athletic (volleyball) career at SVCC!
5 months 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
5 months ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon Schools
Sharing information from the Dixon Public Library about their March Family Event.
5 months ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon Schools
Preschoolers made homemade valentines for the residents at Heritage Square. #gopurple
5 months 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
6 months ago, Margo Empen
Reagan Middle School
Kathleen Keesey, 6th grade student at RMS, is the 2020 Lee/Ogle/Whiteside Regional Spelling Bee Champion!!!
6 months ago, Reagan Middle School
Dixon Schools
Sharing information about the Dixon Girls Fast Pitch League.
6 months ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon Schools
Sharing information about Leadercast Women coming up on March 27th
6 months 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!
6 months ago, Dixon High School
Dixon Schools
Sharing information from our friends at 4-H about Babysitting Basics for Ages 11 to 18.
6 months ago, Dixon Schools
Reagan Middle School
A message from the DPS Wellness Committee #dpswellness
6 months 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
6 months 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.
6 months ago, Dixon Schools
Reagan Middle School
Royals of the Week for 2.14.20
6 months ago, Reagan Middle School
Dixon High School
Congratulations to DHS teacher Kim Munson who was named the January Telegraph Teacher of the Month!
6 months ago, Dixon High School
Dixon Schools
Carl hands out candy on a cold Friday morning. Happy Valentine's Day everyone! #gopurple
6 months ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon High School
Congratulations to Zach Scheffler on signing with Tiffin University to continue his academic and athletics (football) career.
6 months ago, Dixon High School
Dixon Schools
Principal Grady present the DHS student of the month at the Board of Education meeting
6 months ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon Schools
Principal Bullock presents the student of the month at the Board of Education meeting.
6 months ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon Schools
Coach Boll presents some of his current and alumni tennis players at the Board of Education meeting.
6 months 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
6 months ago, DIXON PTC
Reagan Middle School
Building with toothpicks today in Mrs. LeSages’ 6th Grade Science classes. #gopurple
6 months 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
6 months ago, Dixon Schools
Reagan Middle School
A message from the DPS Wellness Committee #dpswellness
6 months ago, Reagan Middle School
Dixon Schools
Sharing information from our friends at 4-H about their upcoming workshop.
6 months ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon High School
Congratulations to our bowlers on a great season and to these girls on being sectional qualifiers! #gopurple
6 months ago, Dixon High School
Dixon High School
Congratulations to our wrestlers on a great season and to these guys on being sectional qualifiers! #gopurple
6 months 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
6 months 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/
6 months ago, Margo Empen
Reagan Middle School
Royals of the Week for 2.7.20
6 months ago, Reagan Middle School
Madison School
Gotchas! #madisonmighty #gopurple
6 months 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.
6 months ago, Dixon Schools
Reagan Middle School
RMS Principals Council students recognize Mrs. Renkes and Mrs. Abell as January Teachers of the Month!
6 months ago, Reagan Middle School
Dixon High School
Conference Champs!
6 months ago, Dixon High School
Dixon Schools
Sharing information about a cooking opportunity for kids ages 8 through 12.
6 months 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.
6 months ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon Schools
Reminder: Wednesday, February 5th 2020 is a half day of school
6 months 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.
6 months ago, Dixon High School
Madison School
Aaron Fitzanko - the WINNER of our spelling bee!! Congratulations!! #madisonmighty #gopurple
6 months ago, Madison School
Madison School
Nathan Stauter - The 2nd place winner of the 5th grade spelling bee. #madisonmighty #gopurple
6 months ago, Madison School
Madison School
The final four! Good luck!! #madisonmighty #gopurple
6 months ago, Madison School
Madison School
Our 5th grade spelling bee has begun. Good luck to all of our contestant! #madisonmighty #gopurple
6 months ago, Madison School
Dixon Schools
Kindergarten & Pre-K for All Registration is coming up on March 4th
6 months ago, Dixon Schools
Reagan Middle School
LeSage’s Frog Dissections Day 1 of 2, in 7th Grade Science #gopurple
6 months 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%
6 months ago, Margo Empen
Reagan Middle School
Here’s a message from the DPS Wellness Committee #dpswellness
6 months ago, Reagan Middle School
Reagan Middle School
Royals of the Week for 1.31.20
6 months ago, Reagan Middle School
Reagan Middle School
Royals of the Week for 1.27.20
6 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
6 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
6 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
6 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
6 months ago, Dixon Schools
Margo Empen
Molly and Aidan were our student representatives at Rotary today! #GoPurple #SuperStudents #DixonRotary
6 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%
6 months ago, Margo Empen
Dixon High School
Congratulations to our 2020 Dixon Athletic Hall of Fame class!
6 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
6 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
6 months ago, Margo Empen
Dixon High School
Dukes Wrestlers are BNC Conference Champs!
6 months ago, Dixon High School
Washington School
SNOW much fun at Washington! ☃️ ❄️ 🌨#gopurple #washpride
6 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.
7 months ago, Dixon High School
Dixon Schools
Sharing information about an Epilepsy Support Meeting coming up on January 27th.
7 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
7 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%
7 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
7 months ago, Margo Empen
Reagan Middle School
Dissecting chicken wings in 7th grade Science
7 months ago, Reagan Middle School
Dixon Schools
Dr. Grady presents the DHS student of the month at the January Board of Education meeting. #gopurple
7 months ago, Dixon Schools
 Jim Manley
Mr. Bullock presents the RMS student of the month at the Board of Education meeting. #gopurple
7 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.
7 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
7 months ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon Schools
Join us for a presentation of Lion King Jr., Saturday, January 18th at 7pm at Dixon High School.
7 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
7 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%
7 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
7 months ago, Jane Gascoigne
Margo Empen
From our friends at Woodlawn Arts Academy - Winter Program Offerings. https://5il.co/c9rw https://5il.co/c9rx
7 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
7 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
7 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
7 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.
7 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
7 months ago, Reagan Middle School
Dixon Schools
Very dynamic presentation from Nathan Harmon at DHS this morning #gopurple
7 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!"
7 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.
7 months ago, Margo Empen
Margo Empen
Sharing information from our partners at the Dixon Park District. https://5il.co/c82c
7 months ago, Margo Empen
Reagan Middle School
Royals of the Week for 1.6.20
7 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.
7 months ago, Reagan Middle School
Reagan Middle School
Your Life Speaks Assembly Information
7 months ago, Reagan Middle School
Dixon High School
DHS Wrestling Senior Night!
7 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
7 months ago, Margo Empen
Dixon Schools
Sharing information from our friends at The Dixon Park District about the Moonlight Hike on January 10th.
7 months ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon Schools
Sharing information from our friends at 4-H about their Kids & K-9's program.
7 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.
7 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.
7 months ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon Schools
Sharing information from the Dixon Public Library about their Coding Club for kids in grade K to 8.
7 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%
7 months ago, Margo Empen
Dixon Schools
Sharing information from our friends at 4-H about an archery opportunity for ages 8 to 18.
7 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
7 months ago, Margo Empen
Dixon Schools
Silent Auction Donations for the Stupor Bowl are needed.
7 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
7 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
7 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
7 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
7 months ago, Margo Empen
Dixon High School
Congratulations to Carmel Catholic (champions) and the Duchesses (2nd) on a well played KSB Holiday Tournament!
7 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
7 months ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon Schools
All Dixon Public Schools are on break until Monday, January 6th, 2020. Have a joyous winter break!
8 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
8 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
8 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
8 months ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon Schools
Madrigals performed at the December Board of Education Meeting
8 months ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon Schools
We have a Birth to Pre-K screening coming up on January 24th.
8 months ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon High School
DHS Cheer Clinic for grades K-5
8 months ago, Dixon High School
Margo Empen
Outstanding students, Evelyn and Isaac , at Rotary today. #GoPurple #superstudents
8 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%
8 months ago, Margo Empen
Washington School
Photo booth fun in Mrs. Ramirez’s Kindergarten! #washpride #gopurple
8 months ago, Washington School
Washington School
Mrs. Scholl’s classroom plunger painting to make ornaments for the class Christmas tree. #washpride #gopurple
8 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.
8 months ago, Reagan Middle School
Reagan Middle School
8th Grade Night for our RMS Cheerleaders!
8 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
8 months ago, Margo Empen
Dixon Schools
Sharing information from our friends at 4-H about their Winter fest, coming up on January 4th.
8 months ago, Dixon Schools
Reagan Middle School
RMS 12 Days of Christmas - Day 3 - Deck the Halls - Student decorate advisory room doors!
8 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
8 months ago, Michael Grady
Dixon Schools
Sharing information about a 4-H workshop for kids ages 5 through 12.
8 months ago, Dixon Schools
Reagan Middle School
RMS Royals of the Week for 12.02.19
8 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
8 months ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon Schools
Sharing information about a Santa visit on December 14th.
8 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
8 months ago, Washington School
Reagan Middle School
Students visit Drury Lane for “A Christmas Carol”
8 months ago, Reagan Middle School
Reagan Middle School
7th Graders participated in a cell escape room!
8 months ago, Reagan Middle School
Reagan Middle School
RMS Students 12 Days of Christmas... Day 1: disinfecting the school doorknobs and hand rails!
8 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
8 months ago, Dixon Schools
Washington School
Celebrating the 70th day of school, 70’s style, at Washington! #washpride #gopurple #groovy
8 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.
8 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.
8 months ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon Schools
Sharing information on Santa's Workshop at the Post House on December 7th
8 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
8 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
8 months ago, Dixon Schools
Reagan Middle School
RMS Royals of the Week for 11.25.19
8 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.
8 months ago, Dixon Schools
Washington School
Kindergartners enjoying a feast with kindergarten friends! Happy Thanksgiving from this kinder crew! 🍁🦃🍽 #washpride #Gopurple
8 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 .
8 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.
8 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
8 months ago, Dixon Schools
Reagan Middle School
RMS Royals of the Week for 11/18/19
9 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!
9 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
9 months ago, Margo Empen
Dixon High School
Congratulations to our November Student of the Month- Molly Biggs!
9 months ago, Dixon High School
 Jim Manley
Mrs. Hamer presents students and their artwork selected by school administrators #gopurple
9 months ago, Jim Manley
 Jim Manley
Coach Smith presents 2 Senior leaders from the football team. #gopurple
9 months ago, Jim Manley
 Jim Manley
Mrs. Weaver was recognized for winning the Those Who Excel Award! #gopurple
9 months ago, Jim Manley
 Jim Manley
Dr. Grady introduces the student of the month at the Board of Education meeting.
9 months ago, Jim Manley
 Jim Manley
Mr. Bullock introduces the RMS student of the month at the Board of Education meeting
9 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.
9 months ago, Jane Gascoigne
Dixon Schools
Check out this awesome Dixon sports logo drawn by one of our 5th grade students
9 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!
9 months ago, Dixon High School
 Jim Manley
The DHS esports club is competing against PLT3 in their first cross school match!
9 months ago, Jim Manley
Margo Empen
Madeline G. and Christian S. presenting at Rotary today. #GoPurple #OutstandingStudents
9 months ago, Margo Empen
Dixon Schools
Sharing information about a fun event at the Dixon Public Library.
9 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
9 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
9 months ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon Schools
Sharing information about the 2019 Christmas Walk
9 months ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon High School
Dixon High School Meet the Dukes & Duchesses
9 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
9 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/
9 months ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon Schools
4th graders recreated the buildings they saw on their walking field trip of Dixon #gopurple
9 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/
9 months ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon Schools
All Dixon Public Schools will be closed on Monday, 11/11/2019, in observance of Veterans Day.
9 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
9 months ago, Washington School
Reagan Middle School
RMS Royals of the Week for 11.04.19
9 months ago, Reagan Middle School
Dixon Schools
Madison Gotcha Winners! #gopurple
9 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.
9 months ago, Margo Empen
Dixon Public Schools
Jefferson School 3rd graders salute our veterans.
9 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💜
9 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
9 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​
9 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
9 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
9 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.
9 months ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon Schools
Join us for the final performance of the Fall Play, today at Dixon High School at 2pm. #gopurple
9 months ago, Dixon Schools
Reagan Middle School
October Celebration at RMS
9 months ago, Reagan Middle School
Reagan Middle School
Royals of the Week for 10.28.19
9 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
9 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!
9 months ago, Washington School
Margo Empen
All high school students are invited to NHS' SMASH Tournament this weekend.
9 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
9 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
9 months ago, Dixon High School
Washington School
‪Happy Halloween from your friends at Washington! #washpride #gopurple‬
9 months ago, Washington School
Reagan Middle School
Looking at our own cells today in 7th grade Science!
9 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
9 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
9 months ago, Dixon Schools
Washington School
Washington students enjoying the Haunted Obstacle Course during PE the last couple days! 🎃 👻 #washpride #gopurple
9 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!
9 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.
9 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
9 months ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon Schools
Here's a couple of ways you can help out our local United Way.
9 months ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon High School
Dixon Dukes Playoff Football!
9 months ago, Dixon High School
Margo Empen
Press Release Update & Internal Lock-Down Cancelled
9 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.
9 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.
9 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.
9 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.
9 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.
9 months ago, Margo Empen
Margo Empen
DHS Internal Lockdown 10.28.19
9 months ago, Margo Empen
Dixon Schools
Sharing information from our friends at the United Way
9 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
9 months ago, Dixon Schools
Margo Empen
5Essentials Parent Survey Announcement
9 months ago, Margo Empen
Washington School
K-5 families, Mark your calendars for an ice cream social on November 7th! 🍦 #gopurple
9 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
9 months ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon High School
Congratulations Dukes & Duchesses!
9 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
9 months ago, Margo Empen
Reagan Middle School
Royals of the Week for October 21st!
9 months ago, Reagan Middle School
Dixon Schools
We're just one week from the DHS Fall Play...
9 months ago, Dixon Schools
Reagan Middle School
8th Grade Students score 100% on the U.S. Constitution Test!
9 months ago, Reagan Middle School
 Jim Manley
Red Cross blood drive at Dixon High School. Students helping others. #gopurple
9 months ago, Jim Manley
Washington School
1st Grade enjoyed their day at Jonamac Orchard on Wednesday! 🍎 🍏 #washpride #gopurple
9 months ago, Washington School
Dixon Schools
Sharing information from our friends at the Boy Scouts of America
10 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)
10 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.
10 months ago, Washington School
Washington School
Students at Washington enjoying the falling leaves 🍃🍂🍁 #gopurple
10 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
10 months ago, Dixon Schools
 Jim Manley
Dr. Grady presents the most recent student's of the month at the Board of Education meeting.
10 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.
10 months ago, Jim Manley
Reagan Middle School
Attendance Awareness
10 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.
10 months ago, Dixon Schools
Michael Grady
Mr. Smith’s 4th hour Driver’s Ed class viewing a mock traffic stop. #gopurple
10 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
10 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
10 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.
10 months ago, Dixon Schools
Washington School
Students enjoying the cooler Fall weather! #washpride
10 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
10 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🎉
10 months ago, Crystal Thorpe
Madison School
More PBIS fun!! #madisonmighty #gopurple
10 months ago, Madison School
Madison School
PBIS fun! #madisonmighty #gopurple
10 months ago, Madison School
Doug Stansford
October 11 High School Half Day Student Schedule https://5il.co/apht
10 months ago, Doug Stansford
Jeff Gould
Remember that Friday October 11 is a School Improvement Day. 11AM dismissal.
10 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.
10 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.
10 months ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon Schools
Mark your calendar's for the Dixon High School Fall Play, November 1st, 2nd & 3rd! #gopurple
10 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.
10 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.
10 months ago, Margo Empen
Dixon High School
BNC Sportsmanship to start the night
10 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
10 months ago, Dixon High School
Madison School
Hard workers for the month of September! #madisonmighty #gopurple
10 months ago, Madison School
Madison School
Hard workers for the month of September! #madisonmighty #gopurple
10 months ago, Madison School
Jessica Wolf
Hard workers for month of September! #madisonmighty #gopurple
10 months ago, Jessica Wolf
Jessica Wolf
Hard Workers for the month of September! #madisonmighty # gopurple
10 months ago, Jessica Wolf
Madison School
Gotchas winners!! #madisonmighty #gopurple
10 months ago, Madison School
Reagan Middle School
Reagan Royals of the Week
10 months ago, Reagan Middle School
Dixon High School
10 months ago, Dixon High School
Dixon High School
Game Day!
10 months ago, Dixon High School
Madison School
Title I teachers at the Illinois Reading Conference. Lots of great opportunities to learn and grow!
10 months ago, Madison School
Dixon Schools
Sharing information about some October events from the Dixon Park District.
10 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 🎃
10 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
10 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
10 months ago, Dixon Schools
Jessica Wolf
Mrs. Pratt educating the 5th grade class on the importance of corn! #madisonmighty #gopurple
10 months ago, Jessica Wolf
Dixon Schools
Sharing information from our friends at the Dixon Public Library
10 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.
10 months ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon Schools
Sharing information from our friends at KSB.
10 months ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon Schools
Game time change - The Varsity Football game for tonight is now scheduled for 5pm.
10 months ago, Dixon Schools
Jessica Wolf
Gotcha winners! #madisonmighty #gopurple
10 months ago, Jessica Wolf
Dixon Schools
It's Homecoming and it's game day! #gopurple
10 months ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon Schools
Everyone at Dixon High School is showing their spirit for Homecoming Week! #gopurple
10 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
10 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
11 months ago, Reagan Middle School
Dixon Schools
Reagan Middle School teachers review student assessment data during institute time
11 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.
11 months ago, Margo Empen
Jeff Gould
Remember that September 19,2019 is our next School Improvement Day. 11AM Dismissal
11 months ago, Jeff Gould
 Jim Manley
We encourage everyone in the community to take the DixonStrong Survey https://forms.gle/1HNP8wXfT8DAUZSc9
11 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/
11 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
11 months ago, Jim Manley