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
about 21 hours ago, Margo Empen
Dixon High School
Congratulations to our November Student of the Month- Molly Biggs!
1 day ago, Dixon High School
 Jim Manley
Mrs. Hamer presents students and their artwork selected by school administrators #gopurple
1 day ago, Jim Manley
 Jim Manley
Coach Smith presents 2 Senior leaders from the football team. #gopurple
1 day ago, Jim Manley
 Jim Manley
Mrs. Weaver was recognized for winning the Those Who Excel Award! #gopurple
1 day ago, Jim Manley
 Jim Manley
Dr. Grady introduces the student of the month at the Board of Education meeting.
1 day ago, Jim Manley
 Jim Manley
Mr. Bullock introduces the RMS student of the month at the Board of Education meeting
1 day 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.
2 days ago, Jane Gascoigne
Dixon Schools
Check out this awesome Dixon sports logo drawn by one of our 5th grade students
3 days ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon High School
Thankful that our Dixon City Council takes time to recognize some of the great things we are doing at DHS!
4 days ago, Dixon High School
 Jim Manley
The DHS esports club is competing against PLT3 in their first cross school match!
4 days ago, Jim Manley
Margo Empen
Madeline G. and Christian S. presenting at Rotary today. #GoPurple #OutstandingStudents
4 days ago, Margo Empen
Dixon Schools
Sharing information about a fun event at the Dixon Public Library.
4 days ago, Dixon Schools
Margo Empen
I want to send a big thank you out to our parents who have completed the 5Essential Survey so far. We must have a minimum of 20% of parents in each building participate. Our numbers are climbing each week. See parent participation numbers below. If you haven't had a chance to complete a survey, please click on the link and participate. Here are the parent response rates for schools in Dixon USD 170: Madison School-Dixon: 9% Dixon High School: 15% Washington Elem School-Dixon: 11% Jefferson Elem School-Dixon: 12% Reagan Middle School: 15% https://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/?target_name=parent
4 days ago, Margo Empen
Dixon Schools
The 5 Essentials survey for parents is still open and you can do it on your cell phone. https://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/?target_name=parent
4 days ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon Schools
Sharing information about the 2019 Christmas Walk
8 days ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon High School
Dixon High School Meet the Dukes & Duchesses
9 days 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 days 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 days ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon Schools
4th graders recreated the buildings they saw on their walking field trip of Dixon #gopurple
10 days 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/
11 days ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon Schools
All Dixon Public Schools will be closed on Monday, 11/11/2019, in observance of Veterans Day.
12 days 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
13 days ago, Washington School
Reagan Middle School
RMS Royals of the Week for 11.04.19
14 days ago, Reagan Middle School
Dixon Schools
Madison Gotcha Winners! #gopurple
14 days 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.
14 days ago, Margo Empen
Dixon Public Schools
Jefferson School 3rd graders salute our veterans.
14 days 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💜
15 days 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
16 days 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​
17 days 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
17 days 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
18 days 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.
19 days ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon Schools
Join us for the final performance of the Fall Play, today at Dixon High School at 2pm. #gopurple
19 days ago, Dixon Schools
Reagan Middle School
October Celebration at RMS
20 days ago, Reagan Middle School
Reagan Middle School
Royals of the Week for 10.28.19
20 days ago, Reagan Middle School
Dixon Schools
Your mummy wants you to go to the fall play at Dixon High School, tonight at 7pm. #gopurple
20 days 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!
21 days ago, Washington School
Margo Empen
All high school students are invited to NHS' SMASH Tournament this weekend.
21 days 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
21 days 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
21 days ago, Dixon High School
Washington School
‪Happy Halloween from your friends at Washington! #washpride #gopurple‬
22 days ago, Washington School
Reagan Middle School
Looking at our own cells today in 7th grade Science!
22 days 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
22 days ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon Schools
Prepare yourselves for Night at the Wax Museum as part of the fall play - this weekend at DHS! #gopurple
22 days ago, Dixon Schools
Washington School
Washington students enjoying the Haunted Obstacle Course during PE the last couple days! 🎃 👻 #washpride #gopurple
23 days 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!
23 days 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.
24 days 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
24 days ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon Schools
Here's a couple of ways you can help out our local United Way.
24 days ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon High School
Dixon Dukes Playoff Football!
25 days ago, Dixon High School
Margo Empen
Press Release Update & Internal Lock-Down Cancelled
25 days 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.
25 days 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.
25 days 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.
25 days 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.
25 days 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.
25 days ago, Margo Empen
Margo Empen
DHS Internal Lockdown 10.28.19
25 days ago, Margo Empen
Dixon Schools
Sharing information from our friends at the United Way
25 days 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
25 days ago, Dixon Schools
Margo Empen
5Essentials Parent Survey Announcement
26 days ago, Margo Empen
Washington School
K-5 families, Mark your calendars for an ice cream social on November 7th! 🍦 #gopurple
26 days 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
26 days ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon High School
Congratulations Dukes & Duchesses!
27 days 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
28 days ago, Margo Empen
Reagan Middle School
Royals of the Week for October 21st!
28 days ago, Reagan Middle School
Dixon Schools
We're just one week from the DHS Fall Play...
28 days ago, Dixon Schools
Reagan Middle School
8th Grade Students score 100% on the U.S. Constitution Test!
28 days ago, Reagan Middle School
 Jim Manley
Red Cross blood drive at Dixon High School. Students helping others. #gopurple
28 days ago, Jim Manley
Washington School
1st Grade enjoyed their day at Jonamac Orchard on Wednesday! 🍎 🍏 #washpride #gopurple
29 days ago, Washington School
Dixon Schools
Sharing information from our friends at the Boy Scouts of America
30 days 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)
about 1 month 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.
about 1 month ago, Washington School
Washington School
Students at Washington enjoying the falling leaves 🍃🍂🍁 #gopurple
about 1 month 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
about 1 month ago, Dixon Schools
 Jim Manley
Dr. Grady presents the most recent student's of the month at the Board of Education meeting.
about 1 month 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.
about 1 month ago, Jim Manley
Reagan Middle School
Attendance Awareness
about 1 month 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.
about 1 month ago, Dixon Schools
Michael Grady
Mr. Smith’s 4th hour Driver’s Ed class viewing a mock traffic stop. #gopurple
about 1 month 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
about 1 month 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
about 1 month 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.
about 1 month ago, Dixon Schools
Washington School
Students enjoying the cooler Fall weather! #washpride
about 1 month 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
about 1 month 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🎉
about 1 month ago, Crystal Thorpe
Madison School
More PBIS fun!! #madisonmighty #gopurple
about 1 month ago, Madison School
Madison School
PBIS fun! #madisonmighty #gopurple
about 1 month ago, Madison School
Doug Stansford
October 11 High School Half Day Student Schedule https://5il.co/apht
about 1 month ago, Doug Stansford
Jeff Gould
Remember that Friday October 11 is a School Improvement Day. 11AM dismissal.
about 1 month 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.
about 1 month 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.
about 1 month ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon Schools
Mark your calendar's for the Dixon High School Fall Play, November 1st, 2nd & 3rd! #gopurple
about 1 month 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.
about 1 month 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.
about 1 month ago, Margo Empen
Dixon High School
BNC Sportsmanship to start the night
about 1 month ago, Dixon High School
Dixon High School
Proud to be able to honor our veterans, military members, & 1st responders tonight at AC Bowers Field
about 1 month ago, Dixon High School
Madison School
Hard workers for the month of September! #madisonmighty #gopurple
about 1 month ago, Madison School
Madison School
Hard workers for the month of September! #madisonmighty #gopurple
about 1 month ago, Madison School
Jessica Wolf
Hard workers for month of September! #madisonmighty #gopurple
about 1 month ago, Jessica Wolf
Jessica Wolf
Hard Workers for the month of September! #madisonmighty # gopurple
about 1 month ago, Jessica Wolf
Madison School
Gotchas winners!! #madisonmighty #gopurple
about 1 month ago, Madison School
Reagan Middle School
Reagan Royals of the Week
about 1 month ago, Reagan Middle School
Dixon High School
about 1 month ago, Dixon High School
Dixon High School
Game Day!
about 1 month ago, Dixon High School
Madison School
Title I teachers at the Illinois Reading Conference. Lots of great opportunities to learn and grow!
about 1 month ago, Madison School
Dixon Schools
Sharing information about some October events from the Dixon Park District.
about 1 month 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 🎃
about 1 month 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
about 1 month 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
about 1 month ago, Dixon Schools
Jessica Wolf
Mrs. Pratt educating the 5th grade class on the importance of corn! #madisonmighty #gopurple
about 1 month ago, Jessica Wolf
Dixon Schools
Sharing information from our friends at the Dixon Public Library
about 1 month 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.
about 1 month ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon Schools
Sharing information from our friends at KSB.
about 1 month ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon Schools
Game time change - The Varsity Football game for tonight is now scheduled for 5pm.
about 1 month ago, Dixon Schools
Jessica Wolf
Gotcha winners! #madisonmighty #gopurple
about 1 month ago, Jessica Wolf
Dixon Schools
It's Homecoming and it's game day! #gopurple
about 1 month ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon Schools
Everyone at Dixon High School is showing their spirit for Homecoming Week! #gopurple
about 1 month ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon Schools
Here's an opportunity for Madison & Reagan students to participate in the Winter Musical from the Woodlawn Arts Academy
about 1 month 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
2 months ago, Reagan Middle School
Dixon Schools
Reagan Middle School teachers review student assessment data during institute time
2 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.
2 months ago, Margo Empen
Jeff Gould
Remember that September 19,2019 is our next School Improvement Day. 11AM Dismissal
2 months ago, Jeff Gould
 Jim Manley
We encourage everyone in the community to take the DixonStrong Survey https://forms.gle/1HNP8wXfT8DAUZSc9
2 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/
2 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
2 months ago, Jim Manley