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2018-19 Registration Dates

Registration for the 2018-2019 school year will be held at Colin Powell Middle School on Monday, July 23rd through Thursday, July 26th. The registration times:
Mon. 7/23 - Grades K-2 10AM-1PM and 2PM-4PM
Tue. 7/24 - Grades 3-5 10AM-1PM and 2PM-4PM
Wed. 7/25 - Grades 6-8 10AM-1PM and 2PM-4PM
Thu. 7/26 Grades K-8 from 1PM-4PM and 5PM-7PM

To access registration forms and school supply list, click on the PARENTS link.

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Congratulations Colin Powell Middle School Class of 2018

Congratulations Colin Powell Middle School Class of 2018

Colin Powell Middle School Principal Kimberly Johnson and members of the Class of 2018

Superintendent Dr. Mable Alfred presenting diplomas 

School Board President Eric Perkins speaking to the 2018 Graduating Class


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 - The positive impact fathers or significant male role models have had in each child's life.

Essence of Fatherhood Awards Dinner

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

Colin Powell Celebrates Black History Month

Colin Powell Celebrates Black History Month

Colin Powell Celebrates Black History Month

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

2018 Regional Champs

District Science Fair- The district wide science fair was held at Colin Powell Middle School on Thursday, Jan. 18th. The middle school winners will move on to regionals at Metea Valley High School, 1801 North Eola Rd. - March 17th 8AM - 3PM.

District Science Fair 5th Grade Winners- Bryson Holmes, Oriah Hill, Science Coach Philip Bazile, and Saniya Hazziez.

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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2018-19 Registration Dates

Registration for the 2018-2019 school year will be held at Colin Powell Middle School on Monday, July 23rd through Thursday, July 26th. The registration times: Mon. 7/23 - Grades K-2 10AM-1PM and 2PM-4PM Tue. 7/24 - Grades 3-5 10AM-1PM and 2PM-4PM Wed. 7/25 - Grades 6-8 10AM-1PM and 2PM-4PM Thu. 7/26 Grades K-8 from 1PM-4PM and 5PM-7PM To access registration forms and school supply list, click on the PARENTS link.
Re-Enrollment /

Re-Enrollment / "Snap Code"

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.
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STEAM Camps Summer 2018

The camp is for District 159 students entering grades 3rd thru 8th. Includes Project-based & digital learning activities (Underwater Robotics, Digital Reading/Math, Digital Art, Lego Robotics, Video Broadcasting), Breakfast & Lunch
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Summer Golf Program

Elementary School District 159 is offering FREE Summer introductory Golf Program to students entering 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8th grade. The program will be located at Colin Powell Middle School from 8:30 am-12:00pm, Monday thru Thursday.
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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.
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Bus Bulletin

For District 159 bus routes, Paige Bus is using Bus Bulletin notification system to notify parents and students when there are bus delays and schedule changes.  If you would like to receive instant notifications when delays or incidents affect your child’s bus, please register with Bus Bulletin.   There is no cost for this service. Registration is simple and fast. You can choose to receive text messages, phone calls, and e-mails. All contact information is stored securely and will not be shared or sold - your privacy is protected.   For more information, or to sign-up and start receiving notifications, please visit: app.busbulletin.com (Click Register at the top to begin)
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PSAT 8/9 Assessment

(8th grade students only) On October 25, 2017, 8th grade students will take the PSAT 8/9 assessment. Data collected from the assessment will help schools identify students likely to succeed in Honors and Advance Placement high school courses. It will also help students determine what they need to work on most so that they’re ready for college when they graduate from high school. Once the tests are scored results will be mailed to the homes of the students.
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High school Algebra program for 8th grade students

ESD 159 has collaborated with Rich Township High School 227 in an effort to provide a high school Algebra program for 8th grade students. Students in the 80th percentile or higher on their Fall Math NWEA were selected to participate in the program. The program is taught at Colin Powell Middle School by Ms. Washington and is held Mondays – Fridays from 7:00AM – 7:50AM. Students who successfully complete the program will receive high school credit that will carry over to Rich 227 upon their 8th grade graduation.
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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