This week in SD 162
All About Arcadia Ep. 71 & Step Up DayArcadia families! The next episode of “All About Arcadia” is now available! In this fun episode, we are featuring Step Up Day, a Mother's Day tribute, a Teacher Appreciation montage, and much more. The full length version of the Step Up Day video can also be found below. Enjoy this special programming brought to you by the Arcadia Bears.All About Arcadia Ep. 71:
Step Up Day (Full Version):===========================
Good Evening District 162 Family,
Here is another video update from Dr. Blondean Y. Davis, Superintendent of District 162. In this video, Dr. Davis will provide insight on various topics. The Director of Fine Arts, Dr. Carl Cogar, will speak about District 162's Summer S.T.R.E.A.M. program and there is also a tutorial on how to register for the S.T.R.E.A.M. program. Mr. Marvin Talley also speaks about registration of NEW STUDENTS and RETURNING STUDENTS for the 2023-2024 school year. Mr. Talley demonstrates the online registration process for both NEW and RETURNING students in the video.
Parents & Guardians - This video has been divided into chapters so that you can easily navigate to the information that matters to you most. These chapters are outlined below. For registration, please make sure you click on the correct link. If you have a student that is NEW to the District, please click on the corresponding link. There is a separate link for current students that are RETURNING to the District next week. If you have any questions regarding registration, you can call (708) 833-4104 or email Registration@sd162.org. If you need assistance with PowerSchool, you can email PShelp@sd162.org. The Registration process is extremely important so we want to let our community know that we here at District 162 are at your service!
- Intro: https://youtu.be/
- Opening Remarks from Dr. Davis (Graduation): https://youtu.
- Dr. Davis introduces Dr. Carl Cogar and the Summer S.T.R.E.A.M. Program: https://youtu.be/
- Director of Fine Arts, Dr. Carl Cogar, speaks about the Summer S.T.R.E.A.M. Program: https://youtu.be/
- How to register your child/children for the Summer S.T.R.E.A.M. Program: https://youtu.be/
- Dr. Carl Cogar speaks about the upcoming District 162 Spring Band Concert: https://youtu.be/
- Dr. Davis introduces Mr. Marvin Talley and speaks about Registration for the 2023-2024 School Year: https://youtu.be/
- NEW STUDENTS - Marvin Talley begins the Online Registration tutorial for enrollment in District 162: https://youtu.be/
- How to create a Parent PowerSchool Account: https://youtu.be/
- Completing Online Registration for NEW STUDENTS to District 162: https://youtu.be/
- RETURNING STUDENTS - Marvin Talley begins the Online Registration tutorial for enrollment in District 162: https://youtu.be/
- Completing Online Registration for RETURNING STUDENTS to District 162: https://youtu.be/
- Closing Remarks from Dr. Davis: https://youtu.be/
SUMMER S.T.R.E.A.M. IS BACK!
Here's your chance to sign up for the Matteson E.S.D. #162 Summer S.T.R.E.A.M.
Mark your calendar! Registration opens on PowerSchool starting Monday, May 8, 2023 and closes Friday, May 19, 2023.
Good Evening District 162 Family,
Please click the link below to view a video update from Dr. Blondean Y. Davis, Superintendent of District 162. During the video, Dr. Davis covers a wide variety of topics that are of interest to our parents & guardians. The video has been segmented into chapters to assist parents in navigating the video should there be a desire to reference it later.
Chapter 1 - Institute Day: https://youtu.be/qRbZSheaNyU?t=28
Chapter 2 - Graduation: https://youtu.be/qRbZSheaNyU?t=101
Chapter 3 - Parent University: https://youtu.be/qRbZSheaNyU?t=192
Chapter 4 - Return of District Band Concert: https://youtu.be/qRbZSheaNyU?t=531
Chapter 5 - Summer School: https://youtu.be/qRbZSheaNyU?t=568
Chapter 6 - S.T.R.E.A.M. Program: https://youtu.be/qRbZSheaNyU?t=628
Chapter 7 - Annex Construction Update & Video Tour (Rich City Skate): https://youtu.be/qRbZSheaNyU?t=843
Chapter 8 - Important Dates: https://youtu.be/qRbZSheaNyU?t=1344
Chapter 9 - Closing Remarks: https://youtu.be/qRbZSheaNyU?t=1399
Matteson 162 District Administrators Focus
ISC 13th Annual Scripps Spelling Bee Wednesday, March 8 at 7 p.m.
All About Arcadia | Dear Michelle Obama Episode
The Arcadia Bears of Mrs. Martin’s kindergarten class did a special presentation centered on Former First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama in honor of Black History Month. Check it out below!
All About Arcadia | Friendship Day Episode
The “All About Arcadia" newscast is back with a special episode highlighting Friendship Day last week. Be sure to check it out below!
The Indiana School News Report | Ep. 1
The Indiana Wildcats are thrilled to announce that the debut of " The Indiana School News Report" has arrived! Take a look to see students report on the latest news and special events at Indiana!
All About Arcadia | Ep. 65 Newscast
Another exciting edition of “All About Arcadia” is now available! Click to watch the latest news on how the Arcadia Bears celebrated the 100th Day of School, recapped the District 162 Spelling Bee, and much more!
Indiana School Collects 2,000 food items for Rich Township Food PantryOn Tuesday, the Indiana Wildcats seized the opportunity to celebrate the 100th day of school this year in a different way. Students in the fifth and sixth grade collected more than 2,000 items in a single week to donate to the Rich Township Food Pantry. We are inspired and #162Proud when our students have the desire to give back the community. To read the full story click here.
Matteson School District 162 Spelling Bee - Thursday, Feb. 2, 2023The annual Matteson School District 162 Spelling Bee returns on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2023 at 6:30 PM, live from Southland College Prep! We’re excited to welcome spellers representing each of our district elementary schools including, Arcadia School, Matteson School, Illinois School, Indiana School, Sauk School, and Huth Middle School. We hope you can join us in supporting our district students as they shine in this year's competition. Watch live on our Matteson School District 162 YouTube Channel.
All About Arcadia | Ep. 64 Newscast
The Arcadia Bears are back to share the latest news, weather forecast, student achievements, and much more in another edition of "All About Arcadia." Click below to watch the full episode! [Video by Mr. Torres, Learning Technology Specialist at Arcadia]
Hello 162 Family,
Please watch below in order to view a video update from Dr. Blondean Davis, Superintendent of District 162. In the video, Dr. Davis will address the acquisition of Rich City Skate, sports, in-person events and COVID testing and masking. Thank you.
Board Meeting Live Stream - 12/19/22
NBC5 Chicago: Holiday Haircuts at Illinois School - 12.5.22
Please submit your COVID-19 test result for Wednesday, January 4th at the following link: https://forms.gle/12NdoipMHhdMTpct8
CBS2 Chicago Friday Flyover: Arcadia Pumpkin Patch 10.28.22
162 Pumpkin Day 2022 | (ABC7 Chicago) 10.26.22
Click here to watch: https://bit.ly/3h8D4Qw
162 Pumpkin Day 2022 | (NBC5 Chicago) 10.26.22
Click here to watch: https://bit.ly/3sVbysa
Matteson School Library Grand Opening; Real Men Read Program Returns - Oct. 21, 2022 (ABC7 Chicago)
Click here to watch the full segment: https://abc7chicago.com/12356401/.
The Matteson Elementary School District #162 will submit a Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant application to the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) in partnership with Southland College Prep Charter High School with the purpose of securing funding to support the continuation of two community learning centers that provide academic enrichment opportunities during non-school attendance hours for the students of Illinois School in grades 6th - 8th and the students in Southland College Prep Charter High School in grades 9th – 10th for Academic Support, along Fine Arts and After School Clubs for students in grades 9th – 12th.
Saturday Enrichment Course Selection
Students may select up to four classes to participate in. Please enter the student's email address on the Google Form linked here: Saturday Enrichment Course Selection.
Board Meeting - September 20th, 2022
O.W. Huth Middle School Open House
Greetings Huth Families,
Open House will take place at O.W. Huth Middle School on Tuesday, September 13th and Wednesday, September 14th at 6:30 PM. For the first time in years, Huth families will be able to attend Open House in-person! On September 13th, 7th & 8th grade gifted teachers will present, as well as the rest of the 7th grade teachers. On September 14th, the rest of the 8th grade teachers will present. Each presentation will be split up between the Huth gym and commons area as we continue to be mindful of everyone's health and well-being. If you are not able to attend in-person, you can also view each presentation virtually
via Zoom. Please click the link below to view the flyer for Open House, which also contains the Zoom links for each presentation. We look forward to seeing you!
District 162 Open House Dates & InformationGreetings District 162 Families,We invite you to join us for our upcoming Open House events that will take place throughout the district over the next few weeks. We are very excited to see our D162 families. Please find the dates for all Open Houses below.Note: Each Open House will begin at 6:30 pm. Stay tuned to our social media and the district website for the latest information. Have a fun and safe Labor Day holiday.
Video Update from Dr. Blondean Y. Davis, Superintendent
Special Registration for New Enrollments
Saturday, August 13th from 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM, Wednesday, August 17th and Thursday, August 18th from 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM. Please call 708-833-4104 to make an appointment.
School Board Meeting - Tuesday, July 19th, 2022 - 6:30 PM
Good Afternoon District 162 Family,
Tonight's board meeting will be streamed live tonight at 6:30 PM on the District 162 YouTube channel. Tune in by clicking the stream linked below.
8th Grade Graduation Ceremony StreamPlease join us for the District 162 8th grade graduation ceremonies Wednesday, June 1st and Thursday, June 2nd. Both ceremonies will be streamed live on YouTube at the links below, starting at 7:00 PM CST.We're excited to celebrate the hard work and accomplishments of this year's 8th grade graduating class hailing from Illinois School and O.W. Huth Middle School. Our students make us #162Proud!
School Board Meeting - Tuesday, February 15th, 2022 - 6:30 PM
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 9th @ 6:30 PM CST! Tune in for this year's Matteson School District 162 Spelling Bee streaming live on our YouTube Channel.Spellers representing each of our district elementary schools including, Arcadia School, Matteson School, Illinois School, Indiana School, Sauk School, and Huth Middle School will take the stage.We are buzzing with excitement as we head into another 162 Spelling Bee showcasing a number of our exceptional students. We hope you can join us!Click below to watch.
Update from the Superintendent - Wednesday, January 12th, 2022
INDICAID COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test - How to Use
Watch the video linked below in which Dr. Davis will explain the Dec. 20th, 2021.
YouTube Link: Update from the Superintendent - December 20, 2021 (VIDEO)
Thank you. Have a safe and plesant holiday season, Matteson School District 162 family!
Update from the Superintendent
EARLY DISMISSALS EXTENDED THROUGH OCTOBER 1, 2021
Due to the school bus driver shortage, District 162 will continue 1:25 p.m. early dismissals through Friday, October 1, 2021. Beginning Monday, October 4, 2021, all schools, EXCEPT Huth, will resume 2:15pm dismissals. Huth will begin 1:45pm dismissals on Monday, October 4, 2021. CLICK HERE TO GET THE UPDATED 2021-2022 SCHOOL CALENDAR.
DISTRICT #162 REOPENING PLAN
The return to school plan for the 2021-2022 school year has been updated to reflect the most current updates from the Illinois Department of Public Health. CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE UPDATED INFORMATION.
Spelling Bee Live Stream
Wednesday, February 17th, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.
DISTRICT 162 HOLIDAY WINTER SHOWCASE
"It's even more important this year that the family come together to celebrate our children and to formally open the holiday season, as is our custom." Dr. Blondean Y. Davis ========================================== Matteson School District 162 Virtual Winter Showcase When: Wednesday, December 23rd, 2020 Time: 6:00 p.m. CST
Good Evening District 162 & Southland Family,
The holiday season is upon us and it is now more important than ever that we celebrate the season together. A very special musical arrangement has been prepared by Matteson School District 162 and Southland College Prep just for you. Prepare to be impressed as the Southland College Prep students dazzle us with their musical talent & ability. Prepare to be in awe as we take a trip down memory lane with some of District 162's best musical selections over the years. You will see many Southland College Prep students and how they have grown up through the district over the years as they performed at Illinois, Indiana, Sauk and Huth schools.
This year, both winter celebrations will be streamed on YouTube. Please see the attached flyers and mark your calendars for the following important dates:
Matteson School District 162 Winter CelebrationWhen: Wednesday, December 23rd, 2020Time: 6:00 PM CSTWhere: https://www.youtube.com/mattesonschooldistrict162
*Will also be posted on the District 162 website at www.sd162.org
Southland College Prep Winter CelebrationWhen: Thursday, December 24th, 2020
Time: 4:00 PM CST
*Will also be posted on the Southland College Prep website at www.scphs.org
Both presentations will have something special for everyone so please make sure you mark your calendars. Most importantly, enjoy! Happy Holidays.
Dr. Blondean Y. Davis
Real Men Read: Holiday Playlist
Technology Open House
Want a great way to get more involved in your child's school? Join the school's Parent Teacher Student Organization (PTSO). Information on how to join the PTSO for your local school can be found on your school's homepage. PTSO membership is open to all parents of District 162 students.