News & Announcements

5 Essentials Survey

The 5Essentials Survey identifies five indicators that lead to improved outcomes for all students, including improved attendance and larger test score gains.

The five indicators that positively affect school success are:

Effective Leaders
Collaborative Teachers
Involved Families
Supportive Environments
Ambitious Instruction
Research derived from the Five Essentials for School Success has proven that schools strong on at least three of the 5Essentials are 10 times more likely to improve student outcomes

District School News App

Just a reminder if you haven't already done so download the districts School News App. The mobile app is one way the district provides information about activities, events and news impacting our school community.

The school community can opt into receiving information by adding the app to their device. The app is available for both iOS and Android devices. Click on the Download File Option for step by step instructions.

Have a Happy and Safe Holiday Season!!

Happy Holidays, As we celebrate the holiday season and the coming New Year, we want to thank each of you for all of your support and commitment to Elementary School District 159. Click on the link to read more.

COVID-19 Update Nov. 13th

On Wednesday, November 11th the IDPH recommended that:
“Illinois residents should work from home whenever possible and participate only in essential activities over the next three weeks — including the Thanksgiving holiday period — as coronavirus trends continue in the wrong direction.” For additional information click above on "COVID-19 Update Nov.13th"

Remote Learning Update - Oct. 15th

In view of the fact that the COVID-19 positivity and transmission rates are increasing within our communities, our District is taking a measured and cautious approach toward a return to in-person learning. At our Board of Education meeting on October 14, 2020, it was recommended that we remain in Remote Learning until January 2021. Click on link for more....

Technology Corner - Remote Learning

Please visit our Technology Corner for Remote Learning! Tutorials and other helpful tools will be placed here to assist parents and students with navigating tools used in remote learning.

Google Password Change

In order to maintain a secure teaching and learning environment, it is important that all users accessing district equipment and data adhere to practices and policies which will help keep our environment safe for all.   One of the easiest practices to help keep the learning environment safe is to change passwords on a regular basis.

Welcome Back To School!

Elementary School District 159 school-year begins on Monday, August 24th with our Remote Learning Model. Pre-K morning classes are 8:45 a.m. until 11:15 a.m. Pre-K afternoon classes are 12:15 p.m. until 2:45 p.m. All elementary school classes are from 9:00 a.m. until 2:45 p.m. Colin Powell Middle School classes are from 8:30 a.m. until 2:20 p.m. If you need Tech Support email, technologydept@dist159.com Click on Read FULL Story for details.
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