2017 Summer School Program-June 12th-29th
The 2017 Summer School Program will run from June 12-29th.  Students in grades 3-7 will attend Mon-Thursday from 8:45 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. at King Elementary School.  Registration details coming soon. 
Math Bowl 2017
Our top mathlete students were invited to attend the South Cook Regional Math Bowl at Prairies State College on May 11th and 12th. Four division teams and teachers attended the regional math bowl taking two individual math tests and collaborating in two team events. They also enjoyed lunch on campus, the awards ceremony, and entertainment in the afternoon.
Congratulations to the South Cook Regional Math Bowl Finalists and their alternates!
Division A (1st grade): Kenneth Washington, Markell McCarthy, Salvador Leanos-Alternate, (2nd grade) Angel Campos, Osiel Palacios, Alternate-Dario Bucio and Brenden Fields.
Division B (3rd grade) Lashon Tolbert, Janluca Perez, Alternates-Tonnie Fields and Brittany Cunningham, (4th grade) Hector Salinas, Jordan Maple, Alternate-Naveah Brim and Larnell Hartman. Division C (5th grade) Talayah Thomas, Erindira Salgado, Alternates Maleah Glenn and Brando Monnarez, (6th Grade) Alician Garcia, Crystal Corona, Alternate-Jashauuna Flemming.
Division D (7th grade) Angelina Hernandez, Juan Casteneda, Alternate-Isreal Ortega (grade 8) Maritsa Salinas, Kyara Corona, Alternate-Marie Burton.

Rosa L. Parks Middle School Participated in the Annual TECH 2017 Technology Demonstration at the Illinois State Capitol May 9, 2017.
The annual TECH 2017 event was Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at the Illinois State Capitol Building in Springfield where hundreds of students and teachers represent schools from throughout the state. Click the read more link below to see picures of them meeting Rep. Sims.




Congratulations to our Rosa Parks students, and teachers, Mr. Robert Lininger, and Mr. Chris Blankenship, who showed the public and members of the Illinois State Senate and House of Representatives how technology is being used in the classroom to increase student engagement and improve achievement. Our students showcased their project entitled "The Power of Digital Media: A Social Justice Project".  Ms. Cristina Brand, science teacher at Rosa Parks also collaborated on the project, implementing a school garden.
Reconfiguration of Schools

May 3, 2017

This letter is to update and inform the parents and staff of West Harvey-Dixmoor School District 147, of the changes which occur in the district for the 2017-2018 school year. The West Harvey-Dixmoor School District 147 Board of Education at the regular board meeting on Monday, February 6, 2017, made the decision to close Booker T. Washington Elementary School at the conclusion of the 2016-2017 school year.

Also, beginning in the 2017-2018 school year, the Board of Education made the decision to change over to grade centers. Lincoln Elementary School will become an Early Childhood Grade Center (Early Childhood, Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten and Smart Talk). Martin L. King Elementary School will become the Elementary Grade Center (1st through 4th grades) and Rosa L. Parks Middle School will stay as the Middle School Grade Center (5th through 8th grades).

In addition, for the 2018-2019 school year, the Board of Education has made the decision to close Lincoln Elementary School and re-open Elmer G. Kich Elementary School, where the Primary Grade Center will move.

We are committed to keeping all stakeholders abreast of all decisions as it pertains to our children and schools. Thank you for all you do in contributing to the education and learning of our students and for the work in this great district.


Bonnie Rateree
Board of Education President

Please click the image below to download the Reconfiguration of Schools letter.

ReconfiguraciĆ³n de escuelas

El 3 de mayo de 2017

Esta carta debe actualizar e informar a los padres y el personal del Distrito Escolar West-Harvey Dixmoor 147, de los cambios que ocurren en el distrito para el 2017-2018 año escolar. La Mesa Directiva de Educación del Distrito Escolar West-Harvey Dixmoor 147 en la reunión de la junta directiva regular del lunes, 6 de febrero de 2017, tomó la decisión de cerrar la Escuela primaria Booker T. Washington en la conclusión del 2016-2017 año escolar.

También, comenzando en el 2017-2018 año escolar, la Mesa Directiva de Educación tomó la decisión de configura las escuelas en centros escolares. La Escuela Primaria de Lincoln será un Centro del la Infancia (Prekinder, Kinder y SmartTalk). La Escuela Primaria de Martin L. King se hará el Centro de Primaria (1er a 4tos grados) y la Escuela Rosa L Parks se quedará como el Centro de Intermedia (5to a 8vo grados).

Además, para el 2018-2019 año escolar, la Mesa Directiva de Educación ha tomado la decisión de cerrar la Escuela Primaria Lincoln y volver a abrir la Escuela Primaria de Elmer G. Kich, donde el Centro del la Infancia se moverá.

Estamos dedicados a mantener al corriente a todos los accionistas de todas las decisiones ya que se relacionan a nuestros hijos y escuelas. Gracias por todas su contribuciones en la educación y el aprendizaje de nuestros estudiantes y por todo su trabajo en este gran distrito.

Bonnie Rateree
Presidente de la Mesa Directiva de Educación

Por favor, haga clic en la imagen de abajo para descargar la carta de Reconfiguración de Escuelas.

Lincoln's Cinco de Mayo Celebration
In Mexico, Cinco de Mayo is "observed to commemorate the Mexican Army's unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla, on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza." (Wikipedia)

In the United States, Cinco de Mayo is the celebration of the Mexican-American culture. Lincoln Elementary educated their students and staff by creating colorful piñatas and celebrating with festive dance and music.

To see more pictures of this event, click this link Lincoln Elementary Home Page
King's Family Reading Night
King's Family Reading Night was Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017. First and second grade students acted out a scene from the Beauty and the Beast book.The families then made crafts and had pizza. The children who attended received I Love Reading bags and filled them with books to take home. Approximately 90 people attended this very successful event.
See more pictures by clicking this link: King's Family Reading Night
Lincoln's Family Reading Night
Lincoln held it's Campground Family Reading Night on Thursday, April 27, 2017. Parents and students alike had a great time. Student's who attended were entered into a raffle to win a basket filled with fun, educational material.

A special thanks to all the teachers, staff and students who put in their time and hard work to make this event another success!
See more pictures by clicking this link: Lincoln's Family Reading Night
Autism Acceptance Month

The members of the RPMS Student Council along with the help of their sponsor Mr. Blankenship, worked hard at work planning exciting activities to "promote acceptance and celebration of autistic people as family members, friends, classmates, co-workers, and community members making valuable contributions to our world."

This year's T-Shirt design was inspired by Captain America. The RPMS Student Council invited everyone to stand united with them as we spread autism awareness and acceptance across our schools and community!
Registration dates: 
Registration is only open on Tuesdays and Thursdays 9am to 1pm.
Any parent registering an IEP student MUST have the IEP with them at time of registration.

* La inscripción está abierta sólo los martes y jueves 09 a.m.-1 p.m.
Cualquier padre que inscribe a un estudiante con un Programa Educativo Individualizado (IEP) debe tener el IEP con ellos en el momento de la inscripción.
Upcoming Events
Memorial Day - No School
Mon May 29 2017
King Honor Roll Assembly
Tue May 30 2017
Last Day for Pre-Kindergarten
Tue May 30 2017

A Message from the Interim Superintendent

On behalf of the Board of Education and District Administration, I welcome you to the 2016-2017 academic school year! Serving as Interim Superintendent of West Harvey-Dixmoor School District 147 is both an honor and a privilege for me. I look forward to working with our staff and families supporting the educational prospects for each child served within our school district.

The mission of our school district is to create a climate of excellence by empowering all students and stakeholders to attain their highest potential both academically and socially. Our administration and staff are committed to fostering learning environments with the importance of rigor, relevance, and relationships within education. As members of the West Harvey-Dixmoor School District 147 family, we work with a talented staff of educators and support staff to ensure excellent programs for all students. We believe in the potential of each child and work in partnership with our staff and families to ensure opportunities for the children in our charge.

It is important to provide our children with the academic and social preparation they will need to ensure individualized success. Our goal is to provide structures to analyze student progress and achievement in order to improve educational outcomes for all students. Through a comprehensive curriculum audit, inclusive processes for development of a relevant curriculum will enhance student learning opportunities. This process will be both inclusive and engaging.

Throughout the school year, we will continue to look to our parents, guardians and community members to partner with us to achieve this awesome and exciting task of meeting the needs for our students.

Have a fantastic and exciting school year!


J. Kay Giles
Interim 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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