WHD 147

District 147 Congratulates our January 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 January 2018 nominees:



Mayor Kellogg Gives Back to District 147 this Holiday Season!

On Sunday, December 17, 2017, Mayor Eric Kellogg distributed toys to students of West Harvey-Dixmoor SD 147 at the City of Harvey's annual toy giveaway and concert.  Mayor Kellogg personally distributed remaining toys to all three district schools on Wednesday, December 20, 2017.  Thank you, Mayor Kellogg for your generous gifts to our students!

 District 147 Educational Foundation
Brightens the holidays for students!

On Wednesday, December 20, 2017, the West Harvey-Dixmoor School District 147 Educational Foundation distributed holiday gifts to ALL students across the district’s three school sites. The gifts were graciously donated by the foundation. The Educational Foundation is an outstanding resource to the district’s instructional program, as the foundation’s number one goal is to serve and give back to our learning community. 

During the week of December 11, 2017, the Curriculum and Superintendent’s Office comprised of Mr. Ryan Whitcomb, Instructional Data and Communications Manager, Ms. Laurie Rives, Confidential Assistant to the Superintendent, Ms. Janelle Strong, Executive Assistant to the Superintendent, Ms. Heather Johnson, Instructional Technology Coordinator, and Mrs. Johnnetta Miller, Superintendent, as well as a couple of hardworking volunteers assisted with purchasing, wrapping and labeling the presents. During the early morning hours of December 20, 2017, the District 147 Maintenance Department delivered nearly 1,050 toys to each of the three school sites for distribution. Mrs. Pamela Cudjo-Kelly, Ms. Kellee Cudjo-Williams, Ms. Irene Bibbie, and Ms. Margie Hudson-Walker generously distributed gifts to all of the students with excitement and enthusiasm. 

We are incredibly thankful for our Foundation members and all of the hard work that they do in ensuring our students are provided with an exceptional educational environment. The dedication and commitment of these members is nothing shy of remarkable.

Students in Ms. Luby's class at Rosa Parks Middle School recently participated in holiday themed, STEM team building activities. Students created a parachute for Santa, a shelf for Elf on a Shelf, and made the tallest tree using cups. 
Great work, students!! 

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!

On Thursday, November 30, 2017, Rosa Parks Middle School held its STEM/Family Reading Night. Students participated in activities such as poetry, creating a pop up book, making glitter slime, and dancing popcorn.


 Students in Mrs. Taylor's class at Rosa Parks' Middle School present on the Solar System...
On November 8, sixth grade students presented their projects on an assigned planet in Mrs. Taylor's class. Students could create a PowerPoint, Poster, Song/Rap, or a travel brochure. Students did a great job on their presentations. Great work, sixth grade!





A fun-filled event for all!

The Fall S.T.E.A.M. and Family Fun Fest took place on Thursday, November 2nd, 2017 at Martin Luther King Elementary School. Students were able to enjoy a wide-variety of events and activities in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (S.T.E.A.M.), including: learning with 3D printing, making fall slime, using Garage Band, making autumn leaves, mastering the art of cup stacking, building pine cone turkeys, partaking in a geo-board challenge, building bridges and structures with candy pumpkins, and learning about walking on water in science. Additionally, students and families enjoyed a wonderful presentation and special appearance from Staley Da Bear with the Chicago Bears!

Staley’s presentation focused on reading and literacy. Students were able to learn about Staley’s love and enthusiasm for reading and learning, mixed with music, comedy, and lots of fun and laughter! According to the Chicago Bears website, Staley’s instruction focuses on “five essential components of reading which, according to the National Institute for Literacy include: phonetic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension” ("Tales To Tackle").

We thank our students, families, board members, teachers, and staff for coming out to enjoy such an exciting evening! 

Staley Da Bear, Families, Students, Staff and Mrs. Chapman dance to the Cha Cha Slide


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Upcoming Events

 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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