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Literacy Grants to Benefit Pair of Unit 4 Schools

Mon, 09/16/2019 - 09:18

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – A pair of Champaign Unit 4 schools were recently named grant recipients by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. As two of only 24 Illinois Youth Literacy grants, Bottenfield Elementary and Edison Middle School are able to expand their libraries and provide additional opportunities to students.

Edison Middle School Community Info Night Set For Sept. 18

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 15:27

Edison Middle School Community Info Night
Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019 | 5:30-7 p.m.
Edison Middle School North Gym, 306 W. Green St., Champaign

Champaign Unit 4 School District is excited to share its recent progress on the Edison Middle School renovation design with families, neighbors and community members.

A 30-minute presentation at 5:30 p.m. will outline the latest developments, including further designs and the phasing plan. Attendees can then visit stations to view plans up close and speak to members of our team.

Five Unit 4 Students Named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists

Wed, 09/11/2019 - 11:16

CHAMPAIGN, Ill.  – The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced five Champaign Unit 4 students as part of approximately 16,000 semifinalists in the 65th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Three of the five district honorees attend Centennial High School (Anushka Agrawal, Min-Seung Kang, and Juilann Xu) and two are at Central (Duncan Bruce and Davin Yoo).

Central High School to dismiss early Thursday, Sept. 12

Wed, 09/11/2019 - 08:40

Due to the forecast heat index, Champaign Central High School will dismiss at 1:05 p.m., Thursday, September 12, 2019.  Both Yellow and MTD buses will be available to take students home.  Athletic and band practice schedules must follow high-heat guidelines, as well.  Coaches and directors will communicate with participants about any changes to their schedules.  Marching Band will not go to Centennial during the school day.

Central High School to dismiss early Wednesday, Sept. 11

Tue, 09/10/2019 - 08:41

Due to the forecast heat index, Champaign Central High School will dismiss at 1:05 p.m. tomorrow, Wednesday, September 11, 2019.  Both Yellow and MTD buses will be available to take students home.  Athletic and band practice schedules must follow high-heat guidelines, as well.  Coaches and directors will communicate with participants about any changes to their schedules.  Marching Band will not go to Centennial during the school day.

Central High School to dismiss early Tuesday, Sept. 10

Mon, 09/09/2019 - 09:41

Due to the forecast heat index, Champaign Central High School will dismiss at 1:05 p.m. Tuesday, September 10, 2019.  Both Yellow and MTD buses will be available to take students home.  Athletic and band practice schedules must follow high-heat guidelines, as well.  Coaches and directors will communicate with participants about any changes to their schedules.  Marching Band will not go to Centennial during the school day.

The revised class schedule will be:

Unit 4 and United Way Partner to Help Young Students Prepare for Kindergarten

Wed, 08/28/2019 - 14:31

Champaign Unit 4 Schools, in partnership with the United Way, held Kindergarten Readiness Camps in July to help engage families in preparing their young students for the start of school. Three separate two-evening camps were held at Stratton, Garden Hills, and Booker T. Washington Elementary Schools.

Unit 4 Art Department Earns State Honor

Thu, 08/22/2019 - 11:12

Champaign Unit 4 Schools earned the 2019 Art Education Program of the Year honor as selected by the Illinois Art Education Association (IAEA). Unit 4 will receive its award at the 2019 IAEA Conference, held Nov. 22 at the Q Center in St. Charles, Ill.

Champaign Unit 4 art teachers balance being practicing artists and excellent art educators. The program currently features 21 art teachers with a combined 213 years of service to Unit 4 students. 

Unit 4 seeks applications for community members to serve on district Finance Committee

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 16:46

The Champaign Unit 4  Finance Committee seeks to increase community/stakeholder awareness of finance issues and provide an opportunity for informed, representative feedback

The committee will meet at least quarterly to discuss budget sources and uses, the tax levy, borrowing and audit matters and the financing of matters of equity and capital construction.  The committee will also discuss funding of proposed new, continued and discontinued programming along with select major purchases and contracts.

Centennial High School student receives scouting's highest rank

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 14:39

Another Centennial High School student has received the Boy Scouts of America's highest rank. It's an achievement only a small percentage of boy scouts can tout.

Jordan Alexander is part of Champaign Troop 1310 and through his commitment, received the Eagle Scout Award.

In order to achieve Eagle Rank, Alexander had to meet several requirements, including earning at least 21 merit badges and completing a service project.

 

Central High School to dismiss early Wednesday, Aug. 21

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 12:13

ATTENTION CENTRAL FAMILIES: 

Due to the forecasted heat index, Champaign Central High School will dismiss at 1:05 p.m. Wednesday, August 21, 2019.  It is a late start day.   

Yellow and MTD buses will be available to take students home.  Athletic and band practice schedules must follow high-heat guidelines.  Coaches and directors will communicate with participants about any changes to their schedules.  Marching Band will not go to Centennial during the school day.

Our revised class schedule will be:

Central High School to dismiss early Tuesday, Aug. 20

Mon, 08/19/2019 - 09:21

ATTENTION CENTRAL FAMILIES: Due to the forecasted heat index, Champaign Central High School will dismiss at 1:05 p.m. Tuesday, August 20, 2019.

Both Yellow and MTD buses will be available to take students home. Athletic and band practice schedules must follow high-heat guidelines. Coaches and directors will communicate with participants about any changes to their schedules. Marching Band will not go to Centennial during the school day.

Board of Education approves five administrative appointments

Mon, 08/12/2019 - 19:05

Champaign Unit 4 School District announced five administrative appointments: Assistant Principal/Summer School Principal at Garden Hills Elementary, Assistant Principal at Booker T. Washington, Unit 4 Director of Teaching, Learning & Student Engagement, Unit 4 12-Month Special Education Administrator, and Unit 4 10-Month Special Education Administrator.

Tracy Neitzel Named Assistant Principal/Summer School Principal at Garden Hills effective July 29, 2019

Unit 4 seeks applications for community members to serve on Education Excellence Equity Committee

Mon, 08/12/2019 - 15:53

Do you have a passion for helping all students succeed to their maximum potential? Champaign Unit 4 School District is looking for five community members to serve on the District’s Education Equity Excellence (EEE) committee.

Centennial High School student receives scouting's highest rank

Mon, 08/05/2019 - 09:28

Centennial High School student, Connor Whittington, has earned the highest rank in scouting, the Eagle Scout Award. It's an achievement only a small percentage of boy scouts can tout.

Whittington is part of the Boy Scouts of America Troop 9. He will be recognized at an Eagle Court of Honor Ceremony on Saturday, Aug. 10.

Unit 4 Archery Teams hit the mark at Championship Tournament

Thu, 08/01/2019 - 09:55

The Centennial High School and Jefferson Middle School archery teams earned some bragging rights at this year's NASP Championship Tournament held in Nashville, Tenn. on July 25-27. 

Unit 4 Parent & Family Learning Lab for the 2019/20 school year

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 16:15
Parent & Family Learning Lab

Stratton Academy of the Arts will host the Parent and Family Learning Lab on Monday's during the 2019-20 school year. The program is part of the District's Community Schools initiative and is for kids and their adult family members. The learning lab will focus on math, reading, english or technology.

Unit 4 to offer shuttles to mobile health clinic on registration day

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 11:18

Champaign Unit 4 is collaborating with the Carle Mobile Health Clinic to decrease barriers families may have in accessing healthcare. New this year, Unit 4 is offering families the opportunity to shuttle over to the mobile health clinic during school registration day on Friday, Aug. 2.

The mobile clinic will be parked outside Centennial High School from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and will offer physicals and immunizations. The clinic will see students regardless of insurance or ability to pay.

Mobile Health Clinic coming to Booker T. Washington Elementary School

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 09:22

Students still in need of a physical and/or immunizations can visit the Mobile Health Clinic at Booker T. Washington on Friday, July 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The clinic provides non-urgent services for infants to adults. No appointment is necessary. 

You can find more information here

Services Provided include:

Summer Trades Program opens possibilities to high school students

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 11:49

This summer, Champaign Unit 4 high school students who elected to be a part of the Summer Trades Program gained real-world experience in on-the-job work across various trades.

Unit 4 and Local Union 149 collaborated to provide this opportunity to high school students. The goals of the two week program are as follows: