News & Announcements

Registration for New Students By Appointment ONLY

Appointments to register NEW students in grades K-8th will be done by appointment only. Appointments can be made July 28th-30th, from 10AM-3PM by contacting your neighborhood school. All RETURNING students must complete registration online.

Back to School - Monday, August 24th

Elementary School District 159 calendar for the 2020-2021 school year has been amended to reflect pushing back the school year by one week. Our official reopening for the 2021 academic year is now Monday, August 24, 2020. During this time, students will return to school remotely for two weeks.  However, we are examining a hybrid model with a remote option.  Further guidance is forthcoming.

Registration Snap Code

Students verification/registration information was sent out to the emails on file. Please register your student with the Snap Code provided. If you haven't received the code, please email mevans@dist159.com. If you have already registered online no further action is required.

Colin Powell Middle School Class of 2020 "Soaring To New Heights"

This year has been quite a challenge for our 8th graders but they continued to soar like eagles! We will celebrate the Class of 2020 with a virtual graduation next Friday, May 22nd at 6:00pm. The graduation can be seen on YouTube, Facebook, and the Villages of Richton Park and Matteson's Comcast public access channel 4.
Look for the congratulatory yards signs throughout our Elementary School District 159 community next week!

Graduates Provide Words of Encouragement

Graduates we want you to help make your graduation celebration an awesome one. Please share with your classmates some words of wisdom or inspiration. Click on the link above to submit your entry.

Grab and Go Update - Tuesday, May 12th

Beginning on Tuesday, May 12th, Elementary School District 159 will resume providing breakfast and hot lunches at Colin Powell Middle School, as well as breakfast and ready to eat cold lunch meals at each elementary school.

Carolyn's Kids Scholarship Opportunity

Carolyn’s Kids goal is to provide supports to students in grades Pre-K-8th, in hopes to enhance their academic, social, and emotional growth ...their way of “Helping Children Move Right Along.”

Update Regarding Class of 2020 Graduation

The decision to move to a virtual graduation ceremony was made in light of the current stay-at-home orders, social distancing requirements and restrictions on large gatherings. Click on link above for additional information

Grab and Go Meals Program Distribution Update

Elementary School District 159 will begin distributing Grab & Go Meals on Monday, April 20th at each of our neighborhood schools. Click on link above to see the distribution schedule and heating instructions for the meals.
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