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
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
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
We have compiled some of the Social Emotional Learning Resources available in our area: https://www.dps170.org/article/251836?org=dps
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).
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
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
Congratulations to all of Dixon Public Schools 2020 retirees! You will be greatly missed! #gopurple https://youtu.be/PG1P9GgZFzc
DHS Morning Announcements 05/15/2020 https://www.facebook.com/dixonpublicschools/videos/1108976016151445
The May 2020 Board of Education Meeting will be streamed live on YouTube at 6pm tonight, May 13, 2020. https://youtu.be/L8mIRcXfByo
https://youtu.be/1Cjn3ZjQFRI Episode 13! Today we talk about movie composer Danny Elfman, from movies like Avengers: Age if Ultron!
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
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.
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.
Automated call regarding the next set of remote learning begins on Monday, May 11, 2020.
DHS Morning Announcements 05/07/2020 https://www.facebook.com/dixonpublicschools/videos/228477985239255
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to pre-order. Social Distancing will be followed.
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
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
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)
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.
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.
DPS & LCSEA Paraprofessionals - Please check your work email for a message from Mrs. 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
DHS Morning Announcements 4/30/2020 https://www.facebook.com/dixonpublicschools/videos/268368134559676
Jefferson students: Mrs. W. has some contest winners! #gopurple https://www.dps170.org/article/239079?org=jes
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 email@example.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.
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.
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!
Remote Learning Packets for Reagan, Madison, Jefferson and Washington have been posted. https://www.dps170.org/o/dps/browse/111732
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.
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
Remote learning extended through the end of the school year as ordered by Governor JB Pritzker.
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.
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
The monthly Board of Education meeting will be streaming on Youtube at 6pm today, 4-15-2020. https://youtu.be/IPgqrBdUEAg
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
We were just notified that Let's Go Learn is back up and running. Thank you for your patience. #GoPurple #DPSRemoteLearning
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.
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.
Shreya A. and Kasey H. are two adorable bunnies. #GoPurple #Somebunnylikesbeingcreative
Grace C. practicing her building skills. Way to go, Grace! #GoPurple #DPSDistanceLearning
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.
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
*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.
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
Sharing info about a free Wind Down with Music streaming event. Visit their Facebook page for details. https://www.facebook.com/musicspeakstherapy/
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
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
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.
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
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
Here's a link to a parent letter from our Director of Special Education. https://www.dps170.org/article/225398?org=dps
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
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
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
Remote Learning Packets will be available soon. More details can be found here: https://www.dps170.org/article/224368?org=dps
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
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
Jefferson students, Mrs. W still wants you practicing your songs. #gopurple https://www.dps170.org/article/218013?org=jes
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
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.
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.
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
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
Washington School wants to know, who are you spending time with? #gopurple https://youtu.be/1VgwUW4xEhw
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.
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
Here’s tips on how to have fun and learn during our break from school from our Jefferson staff. #gopurple https://youtu.be/bD8JGVUdtl0
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
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
Mrs. Empen & Mr. Rick provide an update for students, staff, and families.https://www.facebook.com/dixonpublicschools/videos/229246295118865/
Click on the following link for a quick update from Mrs. Empen & Mr. Rick. https://www.facebook.com/dixonpublicschools/videos/229246295118865/?__xts__=68.ARDCzrBRVSsCAoC9UEAVi2noR0svY0NvdAdmqnQozc8ufmEieFzpcka9yUa-1QD7vLNE5wWd5Ow-9AJvhR04fU5cEIqekffFOAjmQSYS90rhBwlMdekjvA9I5iGpH8HS5ANKH_nYjolC6MAvt9RxNwSbv799BUuVCU3C_6-eqU6RlzyvDx81ikd1hnmx1wUEOUXAPbU75sd_Ys90ePaFxMKYPWxLSl3XMMzYI845nJVto9uUYsrnfg57ENhy7yutPrmahoQ-DjqXjYhGF70NTDJrpB-RMXLtcqYzPwwiKWudp0ZIZwffZfO6t1LWMty61-D99MqkjXAO9og&__xts__=68.ARA-St0V704iUXqMMD8gYj23ogwZ2tTMcCmhrL6eB4nYB8U8pM1kLSGDEMcf05ViCuTbIYn6CXqTxAgsQhmdMmCz7WePloFM34BVqDQgkpbL4eZ6z8onp34-C1tM5hOQqnlm6SHORtlazDDmgu5Wu3v3wvSgrvyLexaxtzUePywuFOFABpcuADHI2-_jBDMEwCKLkRwNJ1zl5WoMj2GyWmnya3T4hK8beCI6GLV9R_5nXQQO65zl8WzO4i8vUz52rYDB-fmC_thW__l6QuXmAcW6BZCd5qiBM4ba4db65qA6Ud7NNZWPrMDd8dIz4mSW7J2CWGhQXHG0s30&__tn__=-R
And here's a big shout out from some of your great Madison School staff and teachers! https://youtu.be/ahUfR0YLI5k
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/
Here's a check in video from our Washington staff for all of our students and families. #gopurple https://youtu.be/-_WNAD5JzLY
Learn about the Monterey Bay Aquarium and view the Live Cams. https://www.montereybayaquarium.org/animals/live-cams
Explore the surface of Mars! Click on the following link to discover Mars through Nasa's Curiosity Rover. https://accessmars.withgoogle.com/ #FamilyTime #GoPurple
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
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
Just another resource for our students! #waspride #gopurple https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome/grades-prek-k.html
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
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
DHS students - Please remember to check your school email and Canvas sites daily for updates from your teachers. #GoPurple
Schools remain closed through April 7, 2020. More information will be provided as we receive it.
Congratulations to Jenny Brown who won the final 'Leap Into Spring' raffle drawing from the Dixon Athletic Boosters!
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/
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."
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/
Congratulations to Nikki Scott who won today's 'Leap Into Spring' raffle drawing from the Dixon Athletic Boosters!
Please check out the IHSA link regarding the most up to date information about spring sports & activities. https://www.ihsa.org/default.asp
Updates on PTC Fundraiser turn in, Grab & Go Bags, Packet pick-up times, and Buddy Bags - check the website, app, and social media pages.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Congratulations to Julie Kruger who won today's 'Leap Into Spring' raffle drawing from the Dixon Athletic Boosters!
Sharing this message from City Council Member Mary Oros talking about COVID-19 Business Impact and Resources: https://youtu.be/PBNzvZJZcRw
PTC Fundraiser turn in on 3/18/2020 at District Office from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m.
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
Congratulations to Kevin Schultz who won today's 'Leap Into Spring' raffle drawing from the Dixon Athletic Boosters!
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
Congratulations to Theresa Wood who won today's 'Leap Into Spring' raffle drawing from the Dixon Athletic Boosters!
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
Updated school closure information from the Superintendent as of 3-15-2020 has been posted. https://www.dps170.org/article/210054?org=dps
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.
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.
DPS #170 staff - Please check your work email for an updated letter.
COVID-19 Contingency Update - Please see Supt. Empen's updated letter on the website, app, and social media pages.
Congratulations to Jared Shaner who won today's 'Leap Into Spring' raffle drawing from the Dixon Athletic Boosters!
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
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
School cancellation message from Supt. Empen - see website, app and social media pages for a District letter.
Congratulations to Cameron Longan who won today's 'Leap Into Spring' raffle drawing from the Dixon Athletic Boosters!
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.
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
Congratulations to Ashley Brokaw who won today's 'Leap Into Spring' raffle drawing from the Dixon Athletic Boosters!
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congratulations to Monica Barkowski who won today's 'Leap Into Spring' raffle drawing from the Dixon Athletic Boosters!
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.
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
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
Congratulations to Monica Wolfley who won today's 'Leap Into Spring' raffle drawing from the Dixon Athletic Boosters!
Congratulations to Deb Cashman who won Sunday's 'Leap Into Spring' raffle drawing from the Dixon Athletic Boosters!
Congratulations to Jessica Cervantes who won today's 'Leap Into Spring' raffle drawing from the Dixon Athletic Boosters!
Reminder: Tuesday, March 10th is a half day of school.
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.
Congratulations to Andrew McKay who won today's 'Leap Into Spring' raffle drawing from the Dixon Athletic Boosters!
Congratulations to Luke and Jodi Johnson who won today's 'Leap Into Spring' raffle drawing from the Dixon Athletic Boosters!
Congratulations to Darla May who won today's 'Leap Into Spring' raffle drawing from the Dixon Athletic Boosters!
Sharing information from KSB about a Brain Health event coming up on March 10th. https://www.ksbhospital.com/events/what-is-brain-health/
Congratulations to Andrew Derrig who won today's 'Leap Into Spring' raffle drawing from the Dixon Athletic Boosters!
Congratulations to Lori Whitson who won today's 'Leap Into Spring' raffle drawing from the Dixon Athletic Boosters!
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
Congratulations to Dean Nicholson who won the day two 'Leap Into Spring' raffle drawing from the Dixon Athletic Boosters!
Congratulations to Holly Melvin who won the $500 first day prize from the Dixon Athletic Boosters 'Leap Into Spring' raffle!
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
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
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
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
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
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
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/
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.
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%
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
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
Check out the public service announcement from Dixon High School posted to Facebook and Twitter... https://twitter.com/dukesduchesses/status/1221873835756204035
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%
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
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
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.
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
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%
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.
Important information on school cancellations & procedures has been posted on the district website. https://www.dps170.org/article/178940?org=dps
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
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%
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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!"
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.
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.
Come out and support the LCSEA Transition Program at Pizza Ranch in Sterling. #GoPurple https://5il.co/c5y1
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%
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
The Stupor Bowl is just one month away! Register your team today! https://www.dps170.org/o/dps/page/stupor-bowl
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
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
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%
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. email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Pizza with the principal is tonight, December 9, 2019 at 5:30 pm in the Dixon High School Cafeteria
Mark your calendar and get your team ready for Stupor Bowl 2020! https://www.dps170.org/o/dps/page/stupor-bowl
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
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
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
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 email@example.com .
Dixon Public Schools has posted a notice for the sale of Washington Park. https://www.dps170.org/article/164721?org=dps
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
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.
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
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
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
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/
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/
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.
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💜
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
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
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
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.
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
Press Release Update & Internal Lock-Down Cancelled
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
DHS Internal Lockdown 10.28.19
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
5Essentials Parent Survey Announcement
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
Join us for Jefferson Open House at 10 am and DHS Open House at 1 pm tomorrow. DHS starts in the Wiltz Auditorium. #GoPurple
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
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
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
Remember that Friday October 11 is a School Improvement Day. 11AM dismissal.
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.
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.
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
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.
DPS #170 Board Meeting is next Wednesday, September 18 beginning at 6 pm. We look forward to seeing you all there.
Remember that September 19,2019 is our next School Improvement Day. 11AM Dismissal
We encourage everyone in the community to take the DixonStrong Survey https://forms.gle/1HNP8wXfT8DAUZSc9
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/
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