Dixon Schools
Birth-5 Screening WHEN: Friday, January 24th WHERE: Dixon Public Schools Central Office 1335 Franklin Grove Rd TIME: 8:00-1:45 Call (815)284-6651 to schedule an appointment
1 day ago, Dixon Schools
Margo Empen
Monday's 5Essentials Parent Survey Update. No changes since last week. The Survey ends on 2-14-2020. We utilize this information in our improvement plans. Madison School: 34% Dixon High School: 23% Washington School: 22% Jefferson School: 22% Reagan Middle School: 28%
1 day ago, Margo Empen
Washington School
Working on addition in Kindergarten! #gopurple #washpride
4 days ago, Washington School
Washington School
Digging in orbeez for letters in Mrs. Peterson’s class! #gopurple #washpride
4 days ago, Washington School
Washington School
To get back into the routine & working hard at school, Ms. M’s class worked with their names this week. They painted each letter using three different colors. The children loved using & mixing the colors, while working on their fine motor & pre literacy skills!!
7 days ago, Washington School
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
8 days 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%
8 days ago, Margo Empen
Margo Empen
From our friends at Woodlawn Arts Academy - Winter Program Offerings. https://5il.co/c9rw https://5il.co/c9rx
8 days ago, Margo Empen
Margo Empen
Join our own Mrs. Bork and the Sauk Valley Reading Council & Dixon Library for this creative family opportunity. Have fun and learn about each other through creative writing. Call the Dixon Library to reserve your spot today! https://5il.co/c9qz
8 days 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
8 days ago, Margo Empen
Washington School
I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream. Ms. Babin’s class experimented with snow and made homemade ice cream❄️🍦
8 days ago, Washington School
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
9 days 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.
9 days 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!"
9 days 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.
10 days ago, Margo Empen
Margo Empen
Sharing information from our partners at the Dixon Park District. https://5il.co/c82c
11 days ago, Margo Empen
Margo Empen
Come out and support the LCSEA Transition Program at Pizza Ranch in Sterling. #GoPurple https://5il.co/c5y1
14 days ago, Margo Empen
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%
16 days 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
19 days ago, Margo Empen
Dixon Schools
Silent Auction Donations for the Stupor Bowl are needed.
19 days ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon Schools
School resumes on Monday the 6th. Monday will be a half day of school. See you all soon! #gopurple
19 days 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
23 days 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
23 days ago, Margo Empen
Washington School
Ms. Babin and her class have been enjoying a bakery theme. They made homemade Rice Krispie treats and every one had an important job. #washpride #gopurple
about 1 month ago, Washington School
Washington School
Mrs Karper and student helper Emily, played some Christmas songs on their flutes for the students. Kids enjoyed guessing the songs and singing along to ones they knew. #gopurple #washpride
about 1 month ago, Washington School
Washington School
Santa made a surprise appearance today! 🎅🏽
about 1 month ago, Washington School
Washington School
Ho! Ho! Ho! From first grade! #washpride #gopurple
about 1 month ago, Washington School
Dixon Schools
All Dixon Public Schools are on break until Monday, January 6th, 2020. Have a joyous winter break!
about 1 month ago, Dixon Schools
Washington School
Preschool hosted a Frosty Family Game Day this week. The children & adults both had a lot of fun interacting & engaging in games together. #gopurple #washpride
about 1 month ago, Washington School
Washington School
Another successful Kindergarten program in the books! Thank you to everyone who came! #washpride #gopurple
about 1 month ago, Washington School
Washington School
Kindergarten kiddos getting ready for their program! #washpride #gopurple
about 1 month ago, Washington School
Washington School
Ms. Larson’s class created noun town and even made a HOLIDAY version by adding Santa, reindeer, and more! #gopurple #washpride
about 1 month ago, Washington School
Washington School
Bud from Distinctive Gardens came and taught Mrs. Dallas’ class about the Christmas flower !
about 1 month ago, Washington School
Margo Empen
Outstanding students, Evelyn and Isaac , at Rotary today. #GoPurple #superstudents
about 1 month 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%
about 1 month ago, Margo Empen
Washington School
Always a joy when the Madrigals come and serenade us at Washington! #gopurple #washpride
about 1 month ago, Washington School
Washington School
Photo booth fun in Kindergarten! #washpride #gopurple
about 1 month ago, Washington School
Washington School
Mrs. Scholl’s classroom plunger painting to make ornaments for the class Christmas tree. #washpride #gopurple
about 1 month ago, Washington School
Margo Empen
THE DIXON SCHOOL BOARD IS LOOKING FOR FIVE COMMUNITY MEMBERS WHO ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT COMMUNITY-SCHOOL RELATIONS TO SERVE ON A BRAND NEW COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT COMMITTEE. We are making community engagement a top priority in our district’s vision, because a proactive and ongoing conversation with our school community—including families, businesses, and civic and social groups—is essential for thriving schools. Specifically, we want to better listen to and understand the community’s aspirations for education, to advocate for those desires in district decision-making, and to clearly inform the community of the district’s performance. Members of the Community Engagement Committee will shape how we actively collaborate with all stakeholders in the community about the direction and day-to-day functioning of our schools. This committee will meet from 3:30-4:30 PM on the second Tuesday of the month, beginning on January 14th, 2020. Child care will be provided. If you are interested, please contact the district’s Central Office at 815-284-7722. You can also email our Board representatives of your interest in serving on this committee. kflanagan@dps170.org or rgehlbach@dps170.org
about 1 month ago, Margo Empen
Washington School
Congratulations to Mrs. Ferguson for being named Dixon’s Amazing Teacher for the month of November!! We are so glad to have her on our team of educators at Washington and We are so proud of her! Way to represent! #washpride #gopurple
about 1 month ago, Washington School
Washington School
Celebrating the 70th day of school 70’s style! #washpride #gopurple #groovy
about 1 month ago, Washington School
Dixon Schools
Sharing information from our friends at the Dixon Public Library about their upcoming Cookies & Stories with Mrs. Claus on December 12th.
about 1 month ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon Schools
Sharing information on Santa's Workshop at the Post House on December 7th
about 1 month ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon Schools
We need more parents to complete the 5 Essentials Survey so we can can get results back. If you haven't already, please complete the survey. https://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/?target_name=parent
about 1 month ago, Dixon Schools
Washington School
Turkey fun in first grade Title 1! #washpride #gopurple
about 1 month ago, Washington School
Dixon Schools
All Dixon Public Schools will be closed on 11/27, 11/28 & 11/29 for the Thanksgiving Holiday. We look forward to seeing everyone back at school on Monday, December 2nd.
about 1 month ago, Dixon Schools
Washington School
Kindergartners enjoying a feast with kindergarten friends! Happy Thanksgiving from this kinder crew! 🍁🦃🍽 #washpride #Gopurple
about 1 month ago, Washington School
Washington School
Mad about plaid!! Principal Gould with his trusty assistant! #washpride #gopurple
2 months ago, Washington School
Washington School
Some 1st grade students being the i in kind ❤️ #washpride #gopurple
2 months ago, Washington School
 Jim Manley
Mrs. Weaver was recognized for winning the Those Who Excel Award! #gopurple
2 months ago, Jim Manley
Margo Empen
Madeline G. and Christian S. presenting at Rotary today. #GoPurple #OutstandingStudents
2 months ago, Margo Empen
Washington School
Painting Turkeys in Kindergarten 🦃 #gopurple #washpride
2 months ago, Washington School
Washington School
Scoopie came last week to deliver frozen custard to Mrs. Brown's class for donating the most change to United Way out of all the first-grade classes! #gopurple #washpride
2 months ago, Washington School
Washington School
Playing slap it to practice letters in Kindergarten! #washpride #gopurple
2 months ago, Washington School
Washington School
On this Veteran’s Day, we honor our own veterans here at Washington along with all other Veteran’s who have served this great nation. Thank you for your service, dedication and sacrifice. #gopurple #washpride
2 months ago, Washington School
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/
2 months ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon Schools
All Dixon Public Schools will be closed on Monday, 11/11/2019, in observance of Veterans Day.
2 months ago, Dixon Schools
Washington School
Congratulations to our very own, Mrs. Ramirez, on being named Dixon’s Amazing teacher of the month for October!!🥳 We are so glad to have you on our team of educators at Washington! #washpride #gopurple
2 months ago, Washington School
Washington School
Kindergarten kiddos learning about Veteran’s Day and getting a chance to try on Army uniforms! #washpride #gopurple
2 months ago, Washington School
Washington School
Sergeant West stopped by Mrs. Brown's class to discuss being in the military and show them some of his gear. Happy Veterans Day to all our Veterans! #washpride #gopurple
2 months ago, Washington School
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.
2 months ago, Margo Empen
Washington School
A kindergarten kiddo made a sword with his class’ new STEM bin set! #washpride #gopurple
3 months ago, Washington School
Washington School
Nurse Joyce keeps track of all the teeth lost during the school day! When a student loses a tooth at school, their name goes on a paper tooth and up on the wall! 🦷 #washpride #gopurple
3 months ago, Washington School
Washington School
Students were able to enjoy the production of Pete The Cat by Theater Works USA yesterday! It was such a fun show! #gopurple #washpride
3 months ago, Washington School
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
3 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.
3 months ago, Dixon Schools
Washington School
Mrs Monica brought treats to Pre-K classes for Halloween! Did you know you can register for Preschool for All at any time of the year? We strongly encourage parents of 4 year olds to get your child in to preschool so they can be better prepared for kindergarten. Call 815-285-8722 today!
3 months ago, Washington School
Margo Empen
All high school students are invited to NHS' SMASH Tournament this weekend.
3 months ago, Margo Empen
Washington School
Mrs. McMahon’s 31st and final Fall Fest! #washpride #gopurple
3 months ago, Washington School
Washington School
‪Happy Halloween from your friends at Washington! #washpride #gopurple‬
3 months ago, Washington School
Washington School
Partner reading in first grade! 📖 #washpride #gopurple
3 months ago, Washington School
Washington School
Students enjoying the Haunted Obstacle Course during PE the last couple days! 🎃 👻 #washpride #gopurple
3 months ago, Washington School
Margo Empen
Dr. Kelly Flanagan was recognized at tonight’s IASB Northwest Division Meeting at Winnebago High School. Dr Flanagan has earned this honor by participating in various IASB activities. Congratulations Dr. Flanagan!
3 months ago, Margo Empen
Washington School
Kindergartners practicing letters by using Find and Tweeze and Find and Flash! #washpride #gopurple
3 months ago, Washington 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.
3 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.
3 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.
3 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.
3 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.
3 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
3 months ago, Dixon Schools
Washington School
K-5 families, Mark your calendars for an ice cream social on November 7th! 🍦 #gopurple
3 months ago, Washington 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
3 months ago, Margo Empen
Washington School
Kindergarten Bee Trophy winners this week ... Mrs. Ramirez’s Class🐝 #washpride #gopurple
3 months ago, Washington School
Washington School
Mrs. Brown painting the lounge bathroom. It’s the little things 💛 #washpride #gopurple
3 months ago, Washington School
Washington School
Mrs. Olson and Mrs. Ortgiesen doing their thing! Getting their students involved and loving literacy! #gopurple #washpride
3 months ago, Washington School
Washington School
PRE-K would to thank the wonderful community members who volunteered for trunk or treat for the preschool program & families! #waspride
3 months ago, Washington School
Washington School
Preschool Family Night Trunk or Treat 🎃🍬🍫🍭🎃😋🧡🥳 Thank you to the families for spending a fun evening at school. Lots of fun costumes and smiles. 😁 #washpride #gopurple
3 months ago, Washington School
Washington School
Kindergarten students looking through magazines to find letters to build the sight word “is” ✂️ #washpride #gopurple
3 months ago, Washington School
Washington School
Kindergarten classes learned about body safety today. Thank you to the YWCA for always doing a nice job teaching our students at a level in which they can understand. #washpride #gopurple
3 months ago, Washington School
Washington School
1st Grade had such a fun day at Jonamac Orchard on Wednesday! 🍎 🍏 #washpride #gopurple
3 months ago, Washington School
Dixon Schools
Sharing information from our friends at the Boy Scouts of America
3 months ago, Dixon Schools
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.
3 months ago, Washington School
Washington School
Students at Washington enjoying the falling leaves 🍃🍂🍁 #washpride #gopurple
3 months ago, Washington School
Dixon Schools
NIU is hosting their STEMFest tomorrow, Saturday, October 19th from 10am to 5pm. Lots of fun activities for boys and girls of all ages. https://www.niu.edu/stemfest/index.shtml
3 months ago, Dixon Schools
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.
3 months ago, Dixon Schools
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
3 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.
3 months ago, Dixon Schools
Washington School
Students enjoying the cooler Fall weather! #washpride
3 months ago, Washington School
Washington School
First graders wrote thank you to the Arbor ladies who serve breakfast and lunch each day. 💜 #gopurple #washpride
3 months ago, Washington School
Margo Empen
DPS #170 is excited to announce our Open Houses at Jefferson and Dixon High School to highlight the construction and renovation work completed over the last year. Join us Saturday, October 26 at 10 a.m. at Jefferson School and at 1 p.m. at Dixon High School. There will be District personnel and representatives from Russell Construction and Green Associates there to answer your questions. We are proud of the work done and invite you to share in our excitement. #GoPurple
3 months ago, Margo Empen
Dixon Schools
Reminder: Today, Friday, October 11th, is a half day. All school will dismiss at 11am.
3 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.
4 months ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon Schools
Mark your calendar's for the Dixon High School Fall Play, November 1st, 2nd & 3rd! #gopurple
4 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.
4 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.
4 months ago, Margo Empen
Dixon Schools
Sharing information about some October events from the Dixon Park District.
4 months ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon Schools
Students in kindergarten learning that mixing yellow & red make orange! Then used that orange to paint pumpkins. Then they learned that mixing yellow & blue make green for the stem & grass. Then, they put it all together for the final project! #washpride #gopurple 🎃
4 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
4 months ago, Margo Empen
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.
4 months ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon Schools
Game time change - The Varsity Football game for tonight is now scheduled for 5pm.
4 months ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon Schools
It's Homecoming and it's game day! #gopurple
4 months ago, Dixon Schools
Dixon Schools
Everyone at Dixon High School is showing their spirit for Homecoming Week! #gopurple
4 months ago, Dixon Schools
 Jim Manley
We encourage everyone in the community to take the DixonStrong Survey https://forms.gle/1HNP8wXfT8DAUZSc9
4 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/
4 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
4 months ago, Jim Manley