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Family and Community Engagement (F.A.C.E)  - The first F.A.C.E meeting of the school year was held on Aug. 23rd.  The meeting objectives were to; understand the importance of building a strong foundation to achieving academic and life success;  Discuss how we can support one another in building a better future for our children and community; Help students and parents foster skill development toward achieving academic and personal goals. (Pictured Mrs. Cherryl Mitchell)

Family and Community Engagement (F.A.C.E) 

F.A.C.E -  Guest Speaker, Rev. Al Cleveland II - Founder and President of Hegemon Consulting

Family and Community Engagement (F.A.C.E)

 Welcome to the New ESD 159 Family Members !!!!


Students and staff at Marya Yates Elementary School support Red Nose Day.  Red Nose Day is a fund raising campaign sponsored by Walgreen to end child poverty.

 Neil Armstrong Elementary School supporting Red Nose Day.

Sieden Prairie Elementary School supporting Red Nose Day.

Students and staff at Woodgate Elementary School supporting Red Nose Day.

Essence of Fatherhood Awards Dinner

Essence of Fatherhood Awards Dinner

The Opening of the Science Lab at Woodgate Elementary School

The Opening of the Science Lab at Woodgate Elementary School

OBC I Brother II Another

OBC I Brother II Another, is a Male Mentoring Alliance, under the leadership of Mr. Juan Coleman and Mr. Charles Johnson. On Thursday, Feb. 15th, the  group took a field trip to the Chicago Auto Show.  The trip supported part 1 of a 2 part goal in the groups  automotive educational series, which was sponsored by Mr. Bob Hawkison's Nissan .  


OBC -  I Brother II Another

Chicago Auto Show Field Trip - Pictured are the OBC -  I Brother II Another Auto Show Support Team, pictured from left to right; Dr. Brian Mays, Mr. Juan Coleman, Dr. Lisa Woods, Mr. Bob Hawkinson (Hawkinson Nissan-Sponsor) and Mr. Charles Johnson.

OBC I Brother II Another - Chicago Auto Show Field Trip

OBC I Brother II Another - Chicago Auto Show Field Trip

District Science Fair

District Science Fair

District Science Fair

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the unveiling of the new science lab at Neil Armstrong Elementary School

Unveiling of the new science lab at Neil Armstrong Elementary School

District 159 Supports Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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School Hours Have Changed Featured Photo

School Hours Have Changed

Our school hours have changed slightly this upcoming 2018-2019 school year. The elementary school hours are now from 8:30 am to 3:05 pm. Colin Powell Middle School hours are from 7:45 am to 2:30 pm.
Re-Enrollment /

Re-Enrollment / "Snap Code"

*** NOTICE *** (7/24/18) The InfoSnap Registration Software has experienced intermittent interruptions and longer than expected wait times. The vendor is working to resolve the issue. *** Snap Code Testers - Click here to launch the Snap Code registration verification page, to verify student enrollment. RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS: ALL parents/guardians must provide the following documentation to verify residency at time: I .) Current Illinois driver's license or State of Illinois ID with District 159 address, 2.) One additional current form of personal identification (auto insurance policy, vehicle registration, homeowner's insurance card, etc.), 3.) Current mortgage, lease or rental documents and 4.) Two current utility bills registered to the homeowner. Failure to have all documentation during the registration process may delay enrollment. 5.) Those registering through the Affidavit of Residency process will need to fulfill additional requirements as noted on the web page.
Sieden Prairie Elementary - A Small School With A BIG Heart! Featured Photo

Sieden Prairie Elementary - A Small School With A BIG Heart!

Students and staff at Sieden Prairie School are in the giving spirit. As a school, one component of Principal McCaskill's vision is to build relationships. This holiday season, one way that Sieden Prairie is giving back to the community is by making No Sew blankets for some of the residents at Generation Applewood Nursing Home.
The districts 2014 one to one vision, of providing all students with a mobile device will become a reality during the 2017-18 school year.  All students within the district will be assigned Chromebooks this school year.  The devices will provide students and teachers with flexibility and adaptability to differentiated learning as well as bring a variety of educational content into the classroom.
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