Rosa Parks Students Attend G.E.M.S. Symposium to Empower Young Ladies

     On Saturday, February 25th 2017 fourteen 7th and 8th grade girls from Rosa Parks Middle School attended Gwendolyn Brooks Middle School’s G.E.M.S. 3rd Quarter Symposium.  The symposium was titled “Feeling Good Inside and Out” Empowering Young Ladies to Live a Healthy Lifestyle.  Students attended different workshops including Self Defense, Healthy Eating and Nutrition, Young Women’s Health and fitness.  Students were provided a healthy breakfast and lunch, which included a full salad bar.  Also, in attendance were Roosevelt Junior High School and Washington Junior High School.  The 4th Quarter Symposium will be held on Saturday, May 6th and the topic will be on careers. The young ladies learned a lot and have expressed their interest in attending the next symposium.  Mrs. LaToya Lawrence, Rosa Parks School Counselor, accompanied students. 

First through 8th Grade Mathlete Students Participate in All District Math Bowl
     On February 27th, 1st through 8th grade students in the Monday Mathletes Club participated in their school building Mini Math Bowls.  The top finalists in each building Math Bowl were then invited to the All District Mathlete Math Bowl on March 22nd.  The elementary students were able to travel to Rosa Parks where they participated in an individual math test event and also one team event.  The top students from the district bowl were determined and are invited to attend the South Cook Regional Math Bowl at Prairies State College on May 11th and 12th.  Four division teams and teachers will attend the regional math bowl and students, taking two individual math tests and collaborate in two team events.  They will also enjoy 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.
Lincoln's Black History Month Program
Lincoln Elementary School's "Celebration of African/African American Culture" event on Tuesday, February 28th, was yet another success for the 2017 school year. As part of the event, attendees enjoyed wonderful performances by students. In addition, the Nunufatima Dance and Crafts Company entertained everyone with sounds and dance moves that originated in West Africa.

Click here to see pictures of this event: Lincoln Elementary School
African Dance & Drum Troupe from Senegal
The African Dance & Drum Troupe from Senegal performed in King Elementary's gym on Friday, February 10th. Students and staff were entertained by dance moves as they listened to traditional drum music and laughed and learned with the humorous trio from Senegal.

Members of the troupe also taught facts about Africa such as:
-Africa is a continent...
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
Lincoln Scholastic Book Fair
Mon Apr 24 2017
to Fri Apr 28 2017
Washington PTA Meeting 3:30pm
Tue Apr 25 2017
Parks Open Gym
Wed Apr 26 2017

A Message from the Interim Superintendent

On behalf of the Board of Education and District Administration, I welcome you to the 2016-2107 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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