Stakeholder Engagement


The Harlem School District's Department of Stakeholder Engagement supports a variety of internal and external communication efforts for the District, as well as, supports and engages our community. The Stakeholder Engagement Department is also responsible for new and returning student registration. We believe that Harlem, its families, and the Community as a whole, are equally vital partners in the pursuit of lifelong learning.

Media Requests

For all media requests and inquiries, please contact Jason Blume, Director of Equity and Community Engagement at 815-654-4593 or

Partnership Opportunities

If you would like to partner with the Harlem School District, please contact Jason Blume, Director of Equity and Engagement at 815-654-4593 or To partner with individual schools, you may either contact the school's Principal or Jason Blume.

District Communication

For Families and Community

Alumni Newsletter - Our monthly newsletter highlights the stories and accomplishments of Harlem High School alum.

Around 122 - Our bi-monthly newsletter is designed for parents and our community members. In this newsletter, you will find student and staff highlights, district and school news, and upcoming events happening throughout the district. This email goes out to all parents who have email addresses on file. If you are a community member who would like to receive the Around 122 newsletter, sign up below.

Harlem School District App - Our mobile app allows users to access important announcements, calendars, student information, online payments, and much more. Download our app in Google Play or in the App Store.

Social Media - The district utilizes Facebook, Twitter and YouTube as our main platforms for communication. Many of our schools and athletic teams also utilize these platforms for communications. Check out our social media accounts here.

For Staff

Inside 122 - Our weekly staff newsletter focuses on important announcements, staff highlights and other useful information for our staff.

Contact Us

Stakeholder Engagement Department

8605 N. 2nd Street
Machesney Park, IL 61115
(815) 654-4570 Fax

Jason Blume
Director of Equity and Community Engagement

Michael Stanley
Communications Specialist
815-654-4500 ext. 1045

Melanie Dolezalek
Parent Resource Secretary
815-654-4500 ext. 1040

Stacey Lamb
Administration Center Receptionist