Margo Empen
Another resource for helping teenagers cope with grief. https://www.centerforloss.com/2016/12/helping-teenagers-cope-grief/
about 13 hours 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/
about 13 hours ago, Margo Empen
Reagan Middle School
James shows off his 7th grade Ecosystem in a Bottle project
about 14 hours ago, Reagan Middle 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
3 days ago, Margo Empen
Reagan Middle School
May 26th Information for RMS
3 days ago, Reagan Middle School
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
4 days 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
4 days ago, Margo Empen
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
4 days 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
4 days ago, Margo Empen
Reagan Middle School
Congratulations to MyKaylah Kirby who is the RMS Student Of The Month for May 2020!
4 days ago, Reagan Middle School
Reagan Middle School
Congratulations to Karis Erb who was the RMS Student of the Month for April 2020!
4 days ago, Reagan Middle School
Reagan Middle School
Congratulations to Nora Fordham who was the RMS Student of the Month for March 2020!
4 days ago, Reagan Middle School
Reagan Middle School
Congratulations to Katie Drew who was selected as the RMS 2019-20 Student Of The Year!!!
5 days ago, Reagan Middle School
Reagan Middle School
Tarek displaying his awesome Solar System project for 6th Grade Science class!
5 days ago, Reagan Middle 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
7 days ago, Margo Empen
Reagan Middle School
RMS Yearbooks - Order Online By 5/23
8 days ago, Reagan Middle School
Reagan Middle School
Congratulations to Brett and Jessica who received the Illinois Principals Association - 2020 Student Leadership Award. Way to go and well deserved!!!
8 days ago, Reagan Middle School
Reagan Middle School
RMS 8th Grade Promotion Information
10 days ago, Reagan Middle School
Reagan Middle School
RMS Yearbook Information
12 days ago, Reagan Middle 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
15 days 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.
15 days ago, Margo Empen
Margo Empen
Automated call regarding the next set of remote learning begins on Monday, May 11, 2020.
15 days ago, Margo Empen
Reagan Middle School
This call is a reminder that pickup of remote learning packets and student belongings from lockers is this Monday, May 11th from 7:30am to 3:00pm. RMS pickup traffic should use to outside lane until you are able to merge into the inside lane to proceed to your pickup and drop off locations. Remote learning packet pickup will take place at door 11. You may also return any completed packets or library books at this location during this time. After you have stopped at door 11, please proceed to the crosswalk outside of door 8 for student belonging pickup. Please be patient and stay in your cars at both locations. We appreciate your cooperation and will look forward to seeing you Monday.
16 days ago, Reagan Middle School
Reagan Middle School
Dominik shows off his Roller Coaster STEM project!!!
17 days ago, Reagan Middle School
Reagan Middle School
Leah did a fantastic job with her 6th Grade Solar System Project!!!
17 days ago, Reagan Middle School
Reagan Middle School
For his final project with our Zoom Dystopian Literature Circles work, Aaron created a BAR CODE TATTOO game and played it with his family.
18 days ago, Reagan Middle School
Reagan Middle School
RMS Yearbook Sales
20 days ago, Reagan Middle School
Dixon Schools
Kindergarten Registration is open https://www.dps170.org/article/243161?org=dps
20 days ago, Dixon Schools
Reagan Middle School
Kate, 6th grade, shows off her Solar System project.
21 days ago, Reagan Middle School
Margo Empen
Click on the following link to see the food distribution calendar for May. https://5il.co/fuvi
21 days 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
21 days ago, Margo Empen
Reagan Middle School
Alex, a 6th grader, tests out his STEM egg drop experiment from his Science choice board.
21 days ago, Reagan Middle School
Reagan Middle School
Reagan Middle School - May 11th Packet Pickup and Student Materials Pickup Information. Please look at dates, times, other information and traffic flow map.
22 days ago, Reagan Middle School
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
22 days ago, Margo Empen
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)
22 days ago, Margo Empen
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.
24 days 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
26 days ago, Margo Empen
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.
28 days ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon Schools
Here's Chase and his 6th grade Solar Project #gopurple
29 days ago, Dixon Schools
Reagan Middle School
An amazing Solar System Project by Esther, 6th grade
about 1 month ago, Reagan Middle 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!
about 1 month ago, Margo Empen
Reagan Middle School
Adeline L showing off her Culture Project!
about 1 month ago, Reagan Middle School
Reagan Middle School
Class time with Mrs. Lind
about 1 month ago, Reagan Middle 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
about 1 month ago, Margo Empen
Dixon Schools
Let's Go Learn will be down today, 4-20-2020, from 7pm to 8pm for scheduled maintenance.
about 1 month 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
about 1 month 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.
about 1 month ago, Margo Empen
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
about 1 month ago, Margo Empen
Margo Empen
Remote learning extended through the end of the school year as ordered by Governor JB Pritzker.
about 1 month ago, Margo Empen
Dixon Schools
Reagan Students & Families - are you up for a Challenge? Take part in the RMS Masterpiece Challenge hosted by Mrs Hamer, Art Teacher. Watch the video for more details & see some of the staff members contributions. Let’s see what you’ve got! https://youtu.be/K09dYEX6lxQ
about 1 month ago, Dixon Schools
Reagan Middle School
Bayleigh T. Working on math at home! Way to go!
about 1 month ago, Reagan Middle School
Reagan Middle School
Adeline L.  conquering her math packet and completing almost half of her Edge lessons online!  Keep up the great work!
about 1 month ago, Reagan Middle School
Reagan Middle School
Delilah working on her Culture Project for Social Studies
about 1 month ago, Reagan Middle School
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
about 1 month ago, Margo Empen
Reagan Middle School
Alex P, 6th grade, shows a loop wing paper airplane model that he built as part of his at home STEM activities for Science. His whole family participated in a paper airplane flying activity and had some family fun!
about 1 month ago, Reagan Middle School
Reagan Middle School
Cyrus G, 6th grade, displaying the Solar System project that he completed for Science
about 1 month ago, Reagan Middle School
Margo Empen
Owen L. from Madison School receiving band lessons from Mr. Carter via Zoom. Way to go, Owen! #GoPurple #DPSRemoteLearning
about 1 month 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
about 1 month 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
about 1 month 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.
about 1 month 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.
about 1 month ago, Margo Empen
Margo Empen
Jade S. and her puppy working on remote learning. Keep up the great work, Jade! #GoPurple #DPSRemoteLearning #Puppylove
about 1 month ago, Margo Empen
Margo Empen
Gracelyn E. working on her math. Keep up the great work, Gracelyn! #GoPurple #DPSDistanceLearning
about 1 month ago, Margo Empen
Margo Empen
Forgot Shreya A. and Kasey H's picture!
about 1 month ago, Margo Empen
Margo Empen
Shreya A. and Kasey H. are two adorable bunnies. #GoPurple #Somebunnylikesbeingcreative
about 1 month ago, Margo Empen
Madison School
Parents- If you are choosing to do a packet for remote learning, please turn in the packet for April 2-21st by Friday, April 24th. You may drop them off during normal office hours from 8-3 in the vestibule inside Door 1 at the school. The packet for April 22nd-May 11th will be available for pick-up on Monday, April 20th in a drive thru format outside Door 21 8-3:00 and after that in the vestibule inside Door 1 at the school daily from 8-3:00. In the event we return to school sooner, we will adjust as new information becomes available. Please let us know if you have any questions or if we can assist in any way.
about 1 month ago, Madison School
Margo Empen
Grace C. practicing her building skills. Way to go, Grace! #GoPurple #DPSDistanceLearning
about 1 month ago, Margo Empen
Margo Empen
Mallory W. learning the ukulele during remote learning. #GoPurple #DPSRemoteLearning
about 1 month ago, Margo Empen
Margo Empen
Emily C. playing hopscotch! #GoPurple #Movement=BrainPower
about 1 month ago, Margo Empen
Margo Empen
Happy 8th birthday to Jaimeson M. in Mrs. Buikema's class! Hope you had a special day! #GoPurple #Happy8thBirthday
about 1 month 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
about 1 month ago, Margo Empen
Margo Empen
Madigan working hard on remote learning in Miss Saunders' class. Way to go, Madigan!
about 1 month 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
about 1 month 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
about 1 month ago, Margo Empen
Margo Empen
Jonah H. from Mrs. Engelkes' class, reading during Remote Learning. Way to go, Jonah! #GoPurple #DPSRemoteLearning
about 1 month ago, Margo Empen
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
about 1 month ago, Margo Empen
Margo Empen
Evan B. reading to his puppy! #GoPurple #DPS170RemoteLearning #Aboyandhisbestfriend
about 1 month 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
about 1 month ago, Margo Empen
Margo Empen
Mrs. Fassig shared CM working on Let's Go Learn. Keep up the great work, CM! #GoPurple #DPS170RemoteLearning
about 1 month 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
about 1 month ago, Margo Empen
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
about 1 month ago, Margo Empen
Dixon Schools
about 1 month ago, Dixon Schools
Margo Empen
Max W. from Mrs. Buzzard's class is leveling up in Let's Go Learn. Way to go, Max! #GoPurple #LevelingUp
about 1 month ago, Margo Empen
Margo Empen
Rian R. working hard during remote learning. Keep up the great work Rian! #GoPurple #DPSRemoteLearning
about 1 month 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
about 1 month ago, Margo Empen
Margo Empen
Mrs. Curia is proud of Kira and her diligence to remote learning. #GoPurple #DPSremotelearning
about 1 month ago, Margo Empen
Margo Empen
Jaimeson M. from Jefferson working on online remote learning. Keep up the great work Jaimeson! #GoPurple #Jeffersonstarstudent
about 1 month ago, Margo Empen
Margo Empen
Jaimeson M. and his brother getting exercise during remote learning. #GoPurple #brotherbonding
about 1 month 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
about 1 month ago, Margo Empen
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
about 1 month ago, Margo Empen
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
about 1 month ago, Margo Empen
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
about 1 month 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
about 1 month 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
about 1 month ago, Margo Empen
Margo Empen
DPS #170 has provided an FAQ on our website, app and social media pages to help students and parents navigate remote learning. Please contact buildings or the District office with any questions you have. We are here to help and support you. https://5il.co/egil
about 1 month ago, Margo Empen
Margo Empen
Jefferson's Kids Heart Challenge fundraising money can be turned into the District Office this week. Our office is at 1335 Franklin Grove Road and is open from 7:30 am-4:00 pm daily. The Kids Heart Challenge is postponed until school resumes. #Jeffersonrocks
about 1 month 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.
about 1 month 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.
about 1 month ago, Margo Empen
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.
about 1 month 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
about 1 month ago, Margo Empen
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
2 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
2 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/
2 months ago, Margo Empen
Reagan Middle School
RMS Quarantine 2020 Shout Out Video https://youtu.be/MZiGga9-0yE
2 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/
2 months ago, Margo Empen
Margo Empen
Learn about the Monterey Bay Aquarium and view the Live Cams. https://www.montereybayaquarium.org/animals/live-cams
2 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
2 months ago, Margo Empen
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
2 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
2 months ago, Margo Empen
Margo Empen
Schools remain closed through April 7, 2020. More information will be provided as we receive it.
2 months ago, Margo Empen
Dixon Schools
Code.org has some fun and educational activities for students. https://code.org/break
2 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."
2 months ago, Margo Empen
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
2 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.
2 months ago, Margo Empen
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.
2 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.
2 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.
2 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.
2 months ago, Margo Empen
Reagan Middle School
Royals of the Week for 3.13.20
2 months ago, Reagan Middle School
Margo Empen
PTC Fundraiser turn in on 3/18/2020 at District Office from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m.
2 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
2 months ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon Schools
Here's some helpful information on Social Distancing.
2 months ago, Dixon Schools
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
2 months ago, Dixon Schools
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
2 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
2 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.
2 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.
2 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.
2 months ago, Margo Empen
Reagan Middle School
Here is a link to the RMS E-Learning Packets. Hard copies can be picked up at Reagan on Monday, 3/16 from 7:30am-1:00pm. After 1:00pm, they will be available at the District Office until 4:00pm. Packets will continue to be available Tuesday, 3/17 to Friday, 3/20 only at the District Office from 7:30am - 4:00pm https://www.dps170.org/o/rms/browse/111108.
2 months ago, Reagan Middle 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
2 months ago, Margo Empen
Reagan Middle School
RMS track practice will begin on Monday as scheduled. If there are changes in our practice schedule, please look to our Twitter and Facebook pages. Be sure to sign up for the 'Remind' app to get the latest news!
2 months ago, Reagan Middle 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
2 months ago, Margo Empen
Dixon Schools
Coach Bishop presents his Middle School wrestlers to the Board of Education #gopurple
3 months ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon Schools
Principal Bullock presents the Reagan Student of the Month to the Board of Education #gopurple
3 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.
3 months ago, Dixon Schools
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
3 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
3 months ago, Margo Empen
Reagan Middle School
Shout out to the RMS Wrestling team who placed 2nd as a team at Sectionals and have 7 State Qualifiers who will wrestle next weekend at the IESA State Meet. Well done wrestlers and coaches!
3 months ago, Reagan Middle School
Reagan Middle School
RMS Royals of the Week for 3.6.20
3 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.
3 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
3 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!
3 months ago, Margo Empen
Reagan Middle School
RMS Royals of the Week for 2.28.20
3 months ago, Reagan Middle School
Reagan Middle School
Our RMS Scholastic Bowl team is grateful to the Student Council for helping purchase a new buzzer system. We are so excited to use it!
3 months ago, Reagan Middle School
Reagan Middle School
RMS students have art on display at Woodlawn Arts Academy. Please go to their Facebook page and vote one time for the REAGAN art between now and March 6th. Artists include: Delaney Bruce Addisyn Petty Max Clark Kit Wedekind Aspyn Shaw Maghie Baker
3 months ago, Reagan Middle School
Reagan Middle School
RMS Track is Back! The first practice will be after school on Monday, March 16. Participants must have a sports or school physical on file and be registered on the 8to18 website before they can practice. Sign up today!
3 months ago, Reagan Middle School
Reagan Middle School
7th graders modeling the structure and function of the prosthetic hands they just engineered. #gopurple
3 months ago, Reagan Middle School
Reagan Middle School
RMS Royals of the Week for 2.21.20
3 months ago, Reagan Middle School
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
3 months ago, Margo Empen
Reagan Middle School
Kathleen Keesey, 6th grade student at RMS, won the Lee Ogle Spelling Bee! Kathleen will go on to compete in the National Spelling Bee in Oxon, MD. Kathleen is a student in Mrs. Clevenger's Language Arts class.
3 months ago, Reagan Middle 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.
3 months ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon Schools
Principal Bullock presents the student of the month at the Board of Education meeting.
3 months ago, Dixon Schools
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
4 months ago, Margo Empen
Dixon Schools
Sharing information from our friends at 4H about the Science Siesta for boys and girls in grades 4 through 6.
4 months ago, Dixon Schools
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%
4 months ago, Margo Empen
Dixon Schools
RMS Yearbook Online Sale ends 2/14. Order yours at www.jostensyearbook.com $35 Order forms are also available in main office. Payment is due with order form.
4 months ago, Dixon Schools
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
4 months ago, Margo Empen
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
4 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
4 months ago, Dixon Schools
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%
4 months ago, Margo Empen
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%
4 months ago, Margo Empen
 Jim Manley
Mr. Bullock presents the RMS student of the month at the Board of Education meeting. #gopurple
4 months ago, Jim Manley
Dixon Schools
Join us for a presentation of Lion King Jr., Saturday, January 18th at 7pm at Dixon High School.
4 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
4 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%
4 months ago, Margo Empen
Margo Empen
From our friends at Woodlawn Arts Academy - Winter Program Offerings. https://5il.co/c9rw https://5il.co/c9rx
4 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
4 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
4 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.
4 months ago, Margo Empen
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!"
4 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.
5 months ago, Margo Empen
Margo Empen
Sharing information from our partners at the Dixon Park District. https://5il.co/c82c
5 months ago, Margo Empen
Margo Empen
Come out and support the LCSEA Transition Program at Pizza Ranch in Sterling. #GoPurple https://5il.co/c5y1
5 months ago, Margo Empen
Dixon Schools
Sharing information from our friends at 4-H about their Health & Wellness Club for kids in grades 4 through 8.
5 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%
5 months ago, Margo Empen
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
5 months ago, Margo Empen
Dixon Schools
Silent Auction Donations for the Stupor Bowl are needed.
5 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
5 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
5 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
5 months ago, Margo Empen
Dixon Schools
All Dixon Public Schools are on break until Monday, January 6th, 2020. Have a joyous winter break!
5 months ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon Schools
Dr. Grady and Mr. Bullock present the students of the month for RMS and DHS at the Board of Education meeting. #gopurple
5 months ago, Dixon Schools
Margo Empen
Outstanding students, Evelyn and Isaac , at Rotary today. #GoPurple #superstudents
5 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%
5 months ago, Margo Empen
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
6 months ago, Margo Empen
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.
6 months ago, Dixon Schools
 Jim Manley
Mrs. Hamer presents students and their artwork selected by school administrators #gopurple
6 months ago, Jim Manley
 Jim Manley
Mrs. Weaver was recognized for winning the Those Who Excel Award! #gopurple
6 months ago, Jim Manley
 Jim Manley
Mr. Bullock introduces the RMS student of the month at the Board of Education meeting
6 months ago, Jim Manley
Margo Empen
Madeline G. and Christian S. presenting at Rotary today. #GoPurple #OutstandingStudents
6 months ago, Margo Empen
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/
7 months ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon Schools
All Dixon Public Schools will be closed on Monday, 11/11/2019, in observance of Veterans Day.
7 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.
7 months ago, Margo Empen
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
7 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.
7 months ago, Dixon Schools
Margo Empen
All high school students are invited to NHS' SMASH Tournament this weekend.
7 months ago, Margo Empen
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!
7 months ago, Margo Empen
Reagan Middle School
Mrs. LeSages’ 6th grade testing out their oil spill cleanup devices. Go STEM!
7 months ago, Reagan Middle School
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.
7 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.
7 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.
7 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.
7 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.
7 months ago, Margo Empen
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
7 months ago, Dixon Schools
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
7 months ago, Margo Empen
Dixon Schools
Sharing information from our friends at the Boy Scouts of America
7 months ago, Dixon Schools
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
7 months ago, Dixon Schools
 Jim Manley
Mr. Bullock introduces our most recent student's of the month from Reagan Middle School at the Board of Education meeting.
7 months ago, Jim Manley
Reagan Middle School
RMS Night at DHS Football Game - 10.18.19
7 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.
7 months ago, Dixon Schools
Reagan Middle School
Congratulations to the RMS Girls Cross Country team who won the Sectional this past weekend and will race this weekend at the IESA State Meet. A special shoutout to Keeley who was the individual Sectional Champ!
7 months ago, Reagan Middle School
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
7 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.
8 months ago, Dixon Schools
Reagan Middle School
RMS Royals of the Week - 10.11.19
8 months ago, Reagan Middle 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
8 months ago, Margo Empen
Dixon Schools
Reminder: Today, Friday, October 11th, is a half day. All school will dismiss at 11am.
8 months ago, Dixon Schools
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.
8 months ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon Schools
Mark your calendar's for the Dixon High School Fall Play, November 1st, 2nd & 3rd! #gopurple
8 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.
8 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.
8 months ago, Margo Empen
Dixon Schools
Sharing information about some October events from the Dixon Park District.
8 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
8 months ago, Margo Empen
Dixon Schools
Game time change - The Varsity Football game for tonight is now scheduled for 5pm.
8 months ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon Schools
It's Homecoming and it's game day! #gopurple
8 months ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon Schools
Everyone at Dixon High School is showing their spirit for Homecoming Week! #gopurple
8 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
8 months ago, Dixon Schools
 Jim Manley
Reagan teachers review student data during institute time
8 months ago, Jim Manley
 Jim Manley
We encourage everyone in the community to take the DixonStrong Survey https://forms.gle/1HNP8wXfT8DAUZSc9
9 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/
9 months ago, Jim Manley