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...
Lincoln's 2017 Career Day
Lincoln's 2017 Career Day held on January 17th was a Success! Career Day's help give students a glimpse into different occupations they may want to pursue one day by inviting guests to share information about their own occupation with the students. 

Thank you to ALL the guests who came out to support our school staff, especially our students. To see pictures of this event, click here: Lincoln ES Home Page
Science Fair 2017
6th, 7th, and 8th grade students presented their science fair projects along with STEM clubs from all 4 schools in our district. The fourth and fifth grade students from all 3 elementary schools came over to view all of the projects. The gym was filled with excitement throughout the entire day, and all of the students had a ton of fun while learning about scientific methods. 
Paper Roller Coasters
The 7th grade math class at Rosa Parks made roller coasters out of card stock and a marble had to make it all the way through without dropping or getting stuck. They worked on this project for 3 weeks! Once they were finished, the 6th, 7th and 8th graders voted on their favorite ones. These are the three winners! All of the students did a wonderful job!!

Computer Science Week: The Hour of Code 2016
Did you know that computing jobs are the #1 source of new wages in the U.S. and they grow at twice the rate of other jobs?!   Computer Science Week is a program dedicated to inspiring K-12 students to take an interest in Computer Science.  Students at each building in D147 will again participate in "The Hour of Code" not just next week but throughout the month to celebrate Computer Science.  Students are checking out and other great coding sites to learn computer coding.  Thank you to Julie White, Washington Media Specialist, Debra Stachovic, Rosa Parks Tech Specialist, and Heather Johnson, District Tech Specialist helping at King and Lincoln, for leading the "Hour of Code" in their buildings.  
Almost 100 students from Rosa Parks Middle School got to attend and learn at Biology Bowl 7.0 on Thursday, November 10th, 2016! The event was hosted and held at Thornridge High School in Dolton and was bigger this year than in the past. There were 22 planned learning activities. Some of the activities were demonstrated by Thronridge HS teachers and students while most were hands-on activities allowing the visiting students to participate. The students also had the opportunity to make items they could take home and were able to acquire prizes.

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
King Black History Program 1:30
Thu Feb 23 2017
Parks Spirit Week
Mon Feb 27 2017
to Thu Mar 2 2017
King PBIS Open Gym 1pm
Tue Feb 28 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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