School Start Date

Students begin school on
Monday, August 28, 2017!  

Construction of Rosa Parks New STEM Lab is Complete
The Rosa Parks Middle School library has received a complete renovation!  Construction was completed August 4th on the new Smart Labs, which include a Communications and Media Arts Lab, STEM Lab, and even a Broadcast Studio with green screen and full video capabilities!  Student teams will apply a wide range of technologies to project work as they rotate through fully interactive stations, maintaining ePortfolio's, daily learning jounals, and project presentations.  Students will choose from over 300 Learning Launchers with hands on projects from alternative and renewable energy's, circuitry, computer graphics, robotics, software engineering, scientific data and analysis, 3D printing and more.  Watch for the development of digital school news announcements fully created, edited and published by our students!  
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.

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.
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Welcome Back to School
Mon Aug 28 2017

A Message from our Superintendent

Families and Community Members of West Harvey-Dixmoor School District 147:

I am humbled and honored to serve as your next Superintendent of Schools!

As a leader, my belief is that it is important to understand that academic excellence is directly connected to all other influences that a child experiences. Our mission is to create a climate of excellence by empowering all students and stakeholders to attain their highest potential both academically and socially. Just as I want the best for my own children, I believe it is my duty to make decisions that are in the best interests of the children that I serve.

Through collaboration, communication, and commitment, I aim to create a collaborative trusting, relationship with staff; dependable, respectful, and open environment for parents; and a safe, relevant, and engaging environment for students.

I believe in commitment to integrity, education, and the District’s vision of creating excellence and empowering all. I look forward to working with you, as my efforts and energy are utilized to create experiences that motivate and inspire our students, as we prepare them to excel!

I look forward to building our partnership and working with you this year!



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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