Principal's Blog

February 1, 2018

Parents,

We are 1 month into second semester and are already registering students for fall 2018.  Please check with your child regarding the courses they have selected.  If you have specific questions, please contact the guidance department.  The asbestos abatement at Dixon High School is under way and the second floor has 4 rooms completed.  Workers will continue to remove the asbestos on the east end of the second floor and if all goes well will complete those rooms in approximately two weeks.  We appreciate the students and faculty's patience during this process.  The counselors are offering a Strategies for Life group beginning February 7th.  The group will provide students the opportunity to discuss how to cope with stress, depression, and other pertinent topics.  Check with the guidance office for more details.  I would also like to remind seniors to check in the guidance office for scholarship opportunities, because deadlines are quickly approaching.  Finally, I would like to share with you some important dates and events:

  • Parent meeting regarding the dual enrollment Agriculture classes offered to our students through Sauk Valley Community College on February 7th at 6:00 p.m. in the auditorium
  • PBIS celebration at DHS on February 16th - Wonder will be shown in the auditorium
  • SAT and PSAT will occur on April 10
  • Prom - April 21
  • Senior final exams - May 10 and 11
  • Graduation practice - May 16th at 7:45 a.m. in the gym
  • Graduation - May 20 at 1:00 p.m.

If you have any questions, please contact me at your convenience.

Respectfully,

Dr. Mike Grady

Dixon High School Principal 

January 8, 2108

Parents,

This is our first attempt to share information through my blog.  Today marks the first day of second semester.  The deadline to change classes is Friday, January 12, 2018.  Please know that classes will only be changed for educational reasons.  Seniors and their parents need to know that there are only 133 days until graduation.  Students should stop in the guidance office to check on scholarship opportunities and to check their transcripts. 

First semester grades will be transcribed by January 12th.  First semester final exam make up day will be Saturday, January 13th from 8:00 a.m. - noon in the DHS Cafeteria. 

Registration for fall 2018 classes begins January 19th for juniors, January 26th for sophomores, and February 2nd for freshmen.  Finally, construction continues at Dixon High School.  The 3rd floor asbestos abatement went as scheduled.  Students may communicate that the ceiling tiles in the rooms have not been replaced, which would be correct.  As I told the staff, we will have to be flexible during this time of remodeling.  I wish all the  students a productive 2nd semester and would be happy to answer any questions.  Please email me at mgrady@dps170.org.

Respectfully,

Dr. Mike Grady

Dixon High School Principal

December 4, 2017

Parents, in an effort to become more user friendly, I have created this blog to improve communication between Dixon High School and parents.  Tonight will be our last face to face Parent Advisory meeting.  Beginning in January, I will use this blog to disseminate  important information.  If you have specific questions or comments, please email me your responses at: mgrady@dps170.org.  I will share your responses on the blog so that others may see the answers.  If you have any suggestions on how to better communicate with parents, please let me know.

Respectfully,

Dr. Mike Grady

Dixon High School Principal

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