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Holiday Celebration - Sieden Prairie students perform holiday songs for fellow students and family members.

Holiday Celebration - Sieden Prairie

Holiday Celebration - Sieden Prairie

Ride into Winter Break with Science Technology Engineering Arts and Math (STEAM)-  families enjoyed hands on activities that were STEAM related.  Our team of teachers and Matteson Library staff lead the evening events.

Ride into Winter Break with Science Technology Engineering Arts and Math (STEAM)

Ride into Winter Break with Science Technology Engineering Arts and Math (STEAM)

Ride into Winter Break with Science Technology Engineering Arts and Math (STEAM)

Ride into Winter Break with Science Technology Engineering Arts and Math (STEAM)

Woodgate School-Winter Concert

Woodgate School-Winter Concert

Woodgate School-Winter Concert

Woodgate School-Winter Concert

Colin Powell MS Cadet Band-Winter Band Concert

Colin Powell MS Cadet Band-Winter Band Concert

Colin Powell MS Cadet Band-Winter Band Concert

Colin Powell MS Cadet Band-Winter Band Concert

Mr. Coleman singing with the Colin Powell MS Jazz Band-Winter Band Concert

Colin Powell Middle School Concert Band-Winter Concert

Mr. Pietro and Mr. Crews (Rich 227 Band Directors) with Mr. Jensen (CPMS Band Director)

Rich 227 Band at Colin Powell MS-Winter Band Concert

Woodgate Spelling Bee Winners

Woodgate Spelling Bee Participants

Woodgate Spelling Bee Participants

ESD 159 Holiday Bazaar

ESD 159 Holiday Bazaar

ESD 159 Holiday Bazaar

ESD 159 Holiday Bazaar

ESD 159 Holiday Bazaar

ESD 159 Holiday Bazaar

ESD 159 Holiday Bazaar

ESD 159 Holiday Bazaar

ESD 159 Holiday Bazaar

ESD 159 Holiday Bazaar

ESD 159 Holiday Bazaar

ESD 159 Holiday Bazaar

ESD 159 Holiday Bazaar

ESD 159 Holiday Bazaar

ESD 159 Holiday Bazaar

ESD 159 Holiday Bazaar

ESD 159 Holiday Bazaar

ESD 159 Holiday Bazaar

Neil Armstrong School-Pastries with Parents

Neil Armstrong School-Pastries with Parents

Neil Armstrong School-Pastries with Parents

Neil Armstrong Winter Concert

Neil Armstrong Winter Concert

Neil Armstrong Sign Language Club-Winter Concert

Neil Armstrong Winter Concert

Neil Armstrong Winter Concert

Colin Powell MS Winter Choir Concert

Village of Matteson Tree Lighting-Colin Powell MS Choir

Village of Matteson Tree Lighting Ceremony-Colin Powell MS Choir

Six Week Math Course for Parents - the district provided a math course for parents to enhance the learning experiences between home and school and strengthen the districts partnership with our stakeholders.

Superintendents Outstanding Achievement Recipient Award- the Superintendents Outstanding Achievement Recipient (SOAR) Award is awarded to employees who exemplify extraordinary efforts in support of our school mission "To Educate, Empower and Inspire the whole-child". This quarter recipients are: Rose Raebig, Adrienne Smith, Kristin Mathews,  Jabari Dowdell, Brianna Martin and Nakia Norman. Congratulations and keep Soaring !

F.A.C.E 1st Workshop "Keys to a Successful School Year"- Parents engaged in math workshop.

F.A.C.E 1st Workshop "Keys to a Successful School Year"- Neil Armstrong Sign Language Club performance

F.A.C.E 1st Workshop "Keys to a Successful School Year"-  

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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Pride in 159 Featured Photo

Pride in 159

District 159 has launched our own media show! View our second episode of Pride in 159 by clicking above on Pride in 159, it will direct you to the YouTube.
Superintendent Outstanding Achievement Recipients Featured Photo

Superintendent Outstanding Achievement Recipients

Congratulations to our SOAR (Superintendent Outstanding Achievement Recipients). SOAR is a new quarterly recognition program established by Superintendent Alfred to acknowledge employees who exemplify extraordinary efforts in their roles at the school district.
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 Vision and Mission Featured Photo

District Vision and Mission

Our new Mission, Vision and Core Values were established in a workshop setting with eleven stakeholders and facilitated by Shelia Friday, project manager for the development of the strategic plan. The diverse members of the Strategic Mission and Vision Team included community members, parents, district administrators and staff, and a representative from Rich Township High School District 227.
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.
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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
Greetings Community,
 
Beginning Monday, December 23rd, all schools will be closed for holiday break. We will resume with our formal school programs on Monday, January 6, 2020. 
We close 2019 with much gratitude and appreciation. We are grateful for our many successes this school year, and I am especially grateful to serve as your Superintendent. 
 
Read more Greetings From Dr. Alfred