The Park Forest-Chicago Heights District 163 Virtual Graduation 2020 will air on the cable access channel at 7 PM and 9 PM every night (except for Mondays & Wednesdays) for the next couple of weeks. The cable access channel in Park Forest is channel 4 for Comcast subscribers and channel 99 for AT&T U-verse subscribers. Again, congratulations to the Class of 2020. Enjoy!
Hello 8th Grade Families. 8th grade report cards can be viewed via family access on Skyward. Additionally, diplomas and professional photos will be mailed as soon as they are finalized.
Hello SD 163 Families. Today at 2 p.m. the Student Services Office will host a virtual Timely and Meaningful Consultation meeting. If you are a parent of a home schooled student who resides in District 163 and would like to learn more about our special education services please join us. Click on this link for more information: https://5il.co/gqup
Hello SD 163 Families. Please see click on the link to view flyer about the last day of school: https://5il.co/gshs
Hello SD 163 Families. Please refer to the district website Graduation Live Stream to view the virtual graduation ceremony for District 163 Class of 2020 or click here: https://youtu.be/igzpqaNb6_Y
Hello 8th grade Families! Tomorrow is Graduation Day and we are looking forward to seeing our Barack Obama graduates at 2:45 and Michelle Obama graduates at 4:15 p.m. We will begin the festivities at Central Park. Attached are the directions on how to log onto the virtual graduation which will take place at 7 p.m. https://5il.co/gpha
Hello District 163 Families! This message is being sent to communicate that on Thursday and Friday, May 21-22 teachers will be engaged in remote learning planning days. During these planning days, teachers will be unavailable for interactive remote learning instruction. We encourage families to use these 2 days to complete remote learning packets, explore educational websites, and practice reading and math fact fluency. Additionally, we will not have remote learning on Monday, May 25th in observance of the Memorial Day Holiday. We will welcome our families back to our remote learning environments on Tuesday, May 26, 2020. Stay safe and healthy!
Check out MOSTA with their teacher shout out video! https://youtu.be/i85_mP8Nkwo Don't forget to share and subscribe to our YouTube channel! #MOSTA #engagement #Super163 #elevatingexcellence
Hello District 163, please see the Remote Learning Plan Updates for important information. Visit sd163.com School Closure Updates. Reminder April 8th and April 9th are teacher planning days. These will not be instructional days for students. Please visit the Resource page for student activities.
Good afternoon SD 163 Community. Please make sure you are checking our District Website (sd163.com) for continuous updates for student information in the News section. Please stay safe. #elevatingexcellence #Super163
In an effort to include all stakeholders in selecting District 227's new mascot, we would like to discuss the possibility of sharing our new mascot voting poll with current 8th-graders and other students attending schools in District 163. Last month, our district launched a poll to select the district's new mascot to students, staff, alumni, and community members. The poll will close on Friday, March 13. Click the link to vote: http://bit.ly/227MascotVoting
Hey SD 163 Communities! We're on YouTube! LIKE, SHARE & SUBSCRIBE to our new YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyCBxS48YaEBunv9Cpj5Qvw/featured?view_as=public #communitypartnership #elevatingexcellence #Super163
Come share a cup of coffee and conversation with Dr. White on Feb 26, 3:30 PM at Barack Obama (OLS) in the Multi-Purpose Room and 5:30 PM at MOSTA in the Conference Room. Please RSVP with Amanda Swanson (708) 668-9427 or email: email@example.com
We have new dates! Come share a cup of coffee and conversation with the Superintendent! Please RSVP with Amanda Swanson (708) 668-9427 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
In District 163 we love 💕 our students! Happy Love and kindness day! Each small act of caring and kindness matters. Help spread the love today. #super163 #caringcommunities #elevatingexcellence
Come share a cup of coffee and conversation with the Superintendent today, January 22nd @ 5:30PM at Mohawk- Media Center. Please RSVP with Amanda Swanson (708) 668-9427 or email: email@example.com #Mohawk #communitypartnership #Super163
Come share a cup of coffee and conversation with the Superintendent on tomorrow, Jan 16th, at 21st Century in the Media Center. Please RSVP with Amanda Swanson (708) 668-9427 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
I’m having a great time unmasking my potential at The American Association of School Personnel Administrators’ 81st Annual Conference. Best selling author Steve Pemberton spoke to a group of 750 educators about being a lighthouse for our students. Mr. Pemberton has a great story of faith, fortitude,a d forgiveness. #elevatingexcellence #AASPA19 #lighthousemode
District 163 BOE and Superintendent learning together to serve our community! #elevatingexcellence. #super163
8th Grade Leadership Launch! You are invited to the 8th Grade Leadership Launch on 8/30 from 12:30 - 3:00 at Michelle Obama School, 530 Lakewood, Park Forest IL in the Obama Gymnasium.
Attention Michelle Obama Families. Please join us Tuesday, August 20th from 3:30 PM- 5:00 PM at Michelle Obama School for our first annual Back to School Bash. You and your children will have an opportunity to see your child’s schedule, get familiar with the building, meet and greet the teachers, and turn in any updated immunization forms. There will be food, music and raffles. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Bus Route information is now available on the Parent Portal in Skyward. Instructions for accessing bus route information can be found below. Please check your students transportation assignment. Contact the transportation department at 708-668-9425 if you have any questions or concerns regarding your child’s bus stop information.
Join District 163 Saturday, August 17 for the Back to School Fair in partnership with the Park Forest Youth Commission from 11-3 in Downtown Park Forest.
This is a reminder to register online before it is too late! You can register your student totally online by going to the district website at www.sd163.com and clicking on the Register Now link. If you have a Kindergarten or 6th grade student and are waiting for a physical to register, we encourage you to complete the registration online now to ensure your student will be in the system and assigned a teacher, bus and schedule. Kindergarten and 6th Grade students will not be able to attend school without a completed physical/shot record that has been reviewed and approved by District health staff. Physicals and shot records can be dropped off during Walk-In registration dates. Visit www.sd163.com for more information. Also, if you still have to make a payment for fees, you must do so before August 21st. You are not completely registered until your fees have been paid. You can pay your fees online by logging into your skyward account. All Walk-In registration, after the last Walk-In registration event on August 15th, will be by appointment only. Register early to ensure home school placement! If you have any questions, call the registration hotline at 708-668-9468.
Enjoying spending time with my colleagues as we prepare for the new year. #elevatingexcellence
#elevatingexcellence First Day of School is August 21st! Register NOW!
Join District 163 in Conjunction with the Park Forest Youth Commission for Youth Day 2019, on Saturday, August 17th, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Dining on the Green, 349 Main Street in Park Forest.
Returning Students and New Students REGISTER ONLINE! Go to www.sd163.com and click on the Register Now Link. All students entering Kindergarten and 6th Grade are required to bring in their physicals and shot records to one of the Walk-In Registration Dates. Go to www.sd163.com for more information and dates.