WHD 147

An Important Safety Alert Message from our
Superintendent of Schools... 

West Harvey-Dixmoor Parents and Families:  
The attached letter details an incident that occurred at the Middle School yesterday.  We are so proud of our students and the responsible behavior they exhibited!  There will be a Parent Meeting at 5 pm at the District Office if anyone would like to discuss further.  We will continue to provide the best possible environment to our students!

District 147 APPRECIATES our Crossing Guards!

On Valentine's Day, February 14, 2018, Superintendent Johnnetta Miller distributed winter hats to each and every one of our District Crossing Guards, ensuring they stay warm in this winter weather. These extraordinary individuals brave the heat and cold each and every day to ensure the safety of our children. We thank our Guards for their ongoing commitment and dedication to the District’s students. 

On January 31, 2018, Superintendent Johnnetta Miller hosted a forum to engage staff, parents and community members, as all work towards creating an environment of excellence for our students.  Mayor Eric Kellogg, spoke with the participants and pledged a renewed commitment to the District.  All participants received copies of his latest book.  It was a wonderful evening of conversation and collaboration!  Make sure to join us on February 28th, 2018 for our next Coffee Talk! 

District 147 CONGRATULATES our
2018 Rosa Parks Middle School Science Fair Winners! 

A big congratulations to the following students on winning the 2018 Science Fair:

  • 1st Place: Angelina Hernandez
  • 2nd Place: Melani Arredondo
  • 3rd Place: Alexis Baxter
  • Honorable Mention: DeAndre Woods
  • Honorable Mention: Natalie Olivo 

    District 147 Congratulates our February 2018, 
    Superintendent's All Stars
    for their hardwork and outstanding achievements!

    Members of the ALL STAR Squad are recognized as those that adhere to school rules and procedures, remain on task, and go above and beyond in and out of the classroom. Each month, teacher's in every classroom nominate a student that exhibits responsible characteristics, attends school regularly, and works hard. 

    Check out the February 2018 nominees:


    January 16, 2018 

    West Harvey/Dixmoor School District 147 is applying for funding under the 21st Century Community Learning Centers Fund. This announcement serves as public notice of our intent to apply. Our application is aimed at providing academic enrichment opportunities during after-school hours for third through eighth grade students in the district. If awarded funding, we will disseminate information about the 21st CCLC program in a manner that clearly states our goals. We invite community partnerships as we work to improve the services offered to our school age children in our after-school programs.


    Mrs. Johnnetta Miller

    Superintendent of Schools

     Winter Formal Fun at Rosa Parks Middle School!

    The Rosa Parks Middle School Winter Formal took place on Friday, January 19, 2018. There was a great turnout for the event and fun was had by both students and staff. District 147 appreciates those staff members who dedicated their time to make the event a success! Highlights from the event are below: 

    On December 20, 2017 the fifth and sixth grade students at Rosa Parks went to the Adler Planetarium for their second quarter PBIS field trip. Check out highlights from the trip in the images below:

    Hour of Code in Third Grade 
    Celebrating Computer Science Education Week! 
    Mrs. Deeringer's third grade is celebrating Computer Science Week by learning how to code with Ms. Julie White at King Elementary.  Students are using the website code.org to learn block coding.  They are also creating a binary code bracelet, using code to write their name with beads on the bracelet.  Computer Science Week runs Dec. 4-10th and is an annual event that promotes the integration of technology skills into the classroom.
    Rosa Parks Middle School partners with Thornridge High School for 
    Junior High Achievement! 
    On Friday, December, 1, 2017, 28 students from Thornridge High School presented the Junior Achievement program to Rosa Parks' 5th and 6th grade students.  Students received engaging, hands-on activities about financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship right in their classroom!


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     Bus Route/Crossing Guard Lists
    The 2017-2018 Bus Route/Bus Stop and Crossing Guard Lists are now available online. To view the information, click the links below:

    2017-2018 Bus Route/Bus Stop List
    2017-2018 Crossing Guard List 
    Please see the important safety message for all car riders below:
    If you have any questions regarding your son or daughter's route, please do not hesitate to contact your child's school office.

    A Message from our Superintendent of Schools

    Greetings and Happy New Year!

    The New Year provides a wonderful time for reflection – reviewing the past years’ gains and losses, as well as deliberation of what’s to come.   The first half of this school year has been a whirlwind of blessings!  I have enjoyed getting to know our staff, our community and our students.  As we enter into the year 2018, I look forward to the manifestation of greatness!  With our dedicated staff, committed parents and supportive community, our students have all they need to reach their highest potential.  

    For the remainder of the school year, we will work tirelessly to provide our students with the optimal learning environment!  We will continuously strive for excellence and I can’t wait to see what’s in store!  

    Please look for our upcoming events and join us as we work collectively and collaboratively to push our students to the next level of success!  


    Mrs. Johnnetta Miller

    Superintendent of Schools

    West Harvey-Dixmoor SD 147
    191 W. 155th Place
    Harvey, IL 60426
    Ph: 708-339-9500
    Fax: 708-596-7020
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