News & Announcements

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.

Saturday Coding Class

The district is offering a FREE computer coding class for students in grades 3-5. Students will learn 21st century skills; critical thinking and problem solving. The maximum class size will be 25 students, so don't wait. Click on link above for sign-up form.

Family Spring Dance/Luau

Come out and have fun with family and friends!! The Sieden Prairie PTO is sponsoring a spring Dance/Luau on Friday, March 20 from 6pm-8:30pm at Sieden Prairie Elementary School. Click on link for details.

Pride in 159

District 159 has launched our own media show! View our latest episode of Pride in 159, Colin Powell student Essence Martin is taking part in an interview with State Representative Debbie Meyers-Martin by clicking above on Pride in 159.

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.

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

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.

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
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