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District 159 kicks-off the 2019-20 School Year with a celebration honoring its 150 years of learning and engagement

District 159 - 150th Year Anniversary (Pictured Dr. Mable Alfred, Superintendent and School Board President Dr. William McClinton)

District 159 - 150th Year Anniversary

District 159 - 150th Year Anniversary

District 159 - 150th Year Anniversary

District 159 - 150 Year Anniversary

District 159 - 150th Year Anniversary

District 159 - 150th Year Anniversary

District 159 - 150 Year Anniversary

District 159 - 150th Year Anniversary

District 159 - 150 Year Anniversary

District 159 - 150th Year Anniversary

Colin Powell Science Fair Winners Advance- Janell Livingston and Lauriel Dawson's science project "Which Edge Controls Holds the Longest" was selected to compete in the Annual Regional Exposition of the Illinois Academy of Science

Colin Powell Middle School 2019 Graduation - Superintendent Dr. Mable Alfred speaking to the 2019 Graduates

Colin Powell Middle School 2019 Graduation

Colin Powell Middle School 2019 Graduation

Colin Powell Middle School 2019 Graduation

Staff Appreciation Week - During the month of May, the Board of Education and Superintendent Dr. Alfred visited the employees at each school to show appreciation for all that they do for our children.  Every employee in the district received a gift card from Panera Bread for lunch.  Thank you to our staff for all that you do!  #WEAREESD159  

Staff Appreciation Week

Staff Appreciation Week

Staff Appreciation Week 

Staff Appreciation Week

Students Jalen, Franklin, Kaylan Corley, Daija Pearson and Billy Jones gave their hard-work and effort to complete a six foot Ferris Wheel in Applied Technology! Also pictured - Ms. Davis, Applied Technology Teacher and Ms. Bullie, Applied Technology Instructional Assistant.  Amazing Work!

Energy Carnival

Energy Carnival

The 5th Annual Essence of Fatherhood Awards - Mrs. Cherryl Mitchell, Family and Community Engagement (F.A.C.E) Coordinator and event organizer.

Neil Armstrong Elementary School Bring Your Parents To School Day! Our Proud Family of Astro's!

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Superintendent Message Featured Photo

Superintendent Message

The Board of Education joins me in extending best wishes to everyone for a productive school year filled with many promises and possibilities. Working together, we will educate, empower and inspire success and a lifetime of learning in Elementary School District 159.
District 159 Celebrates 150 Years Featured Photo

District 159 Celebrates 150 Years

District 159 celebrates its 150th Anniversary, with a day of reflection, fun and give aways, to help prepare students for the start of the 2019-20 school year. The day was kicked-off with a parade, followed by speakers who reflected on the districts history, music by Southland College Prep band and continued with fun filled activities for students and a resource fair for adults.
Late Registration Featured Photo

Late Registration

Registration is by appointment only. Please call your child’s school to schedule an appointment and receive additional information. There will be no registration on the first day of school.
2019-20 Registration Dates Featured Photo

2019-20 Registration Dates

Registration for the 2019-2020 school year will be held at Colin Powell Middle School on Tuesday, July 30th through Thursday, August 1st. Click on link for times and additional registration information. To access registration forms and school supply list, click on the PARENTS link.
Smart Grid for Schools Helped Teach Smart Grid Concepts Featured Photo

Smart Grid for Schools Helped Teach Smart Grid Concepts

Sharon Bird’s seventh grade science students demonstrate how technology can help save energy and money. With a tap on a touch-screen tablet, they reveal how replacing inefficient lighting or adjusting the thermostat will affect the home’s energy bill. Click on Smart Grid for Schools Helped Teach Smart Grid Concepts above to read more
National Library Workers Day 2019 Featured Photo

National Library Workers Day 2019

For National Library Workers Day, our own Alice Wolff of Marya Yates was nominated and is featured in an article that celebrates librarians who help build strong communities. Alice has worked for many years in District 159 and we are proud that she is being recognized for her love and commitment to our students, library science and information technology!
The 4th Annual Energy Fair Featured Photo

The 4th Annual Energy Fair

Students conduct an energy audit and share their knowledge about renewable and non-renewable energy sources.
The 5th Annual Essence of Fatherhood Awards Dinner Featured Photo

The 5th Annual Essence of Fatherhood Awards Dinner

The 5th Annual Essence of Fatherhood Awards- Students wrote great essays about their fathers or the father figures in their lives.  A committee selected the best essays and those fathers or father figures were celebrated at an awards dinner.
Greetings Community,
 
I am very pleased to welcome you to the start of Elementary School District 159's 150th anniversary year. I feel very fortunate to be serving as Superintendent of Schools at this particularly significant time in the District’s history.
 
We will embark upon a year-long journey to celebrate our 150th year anniversary. Our theme for this great milestone is 150 Years: Honoring the Past, Embracing the Future.
 
 
Dr. Mable Alfred
Read more - A Year in Review