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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

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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 Featured Photo

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
STEAM Camps Summer 2018 Featured Photo

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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Last Day of School - Monday, June 4th

The last day of school for the 2017-18 school year is Monday, June 4th. Students will be dismissed early. Students in grades 6th-8th will be dismissed at 11AM and students in grades K-5th will be dismissed at 12PM.
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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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ESD 159 State Testing Dates

Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) assessments will take place for Grades 3rd thru 8th - March 12th - March 23rd. Also, the Illinois Science Assessment (ISA) will be administered to Grades 5th and 8th on Monday, March 26th.
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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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American Education Week - Nov. 13-17

Elementary School District 159, would like to take time to acknowledge our Parents, Educational Support Staff Members and School Board Members for their dedicated partnership. Each of you play a crucial role to ensure all our students receive a quality education.
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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