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New Address for South Side Elementary

Fri, 01/24/2020 - 16:29

After renovations, including a new entrance, South Side Elementary has a new address. It is now located at 715 S. New Street, Champaign.

Mark your calendar: Family Job Fair

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 15:51

Champaign Unit 4 Schools is hosting a Family Job Fair for parents, guardians and families of Unit 4 students on Thurs., Jan. 30 from 4-7 p.m. at the Mellon Building located at 703 S. New St. 

High school teams qualify for IHSA Team Academic Achievement Award

Wed, 01/15/2020 - 11:13

After first semster grades have been calculated, several high school teams have qualified for the IHSA Team Academic Achievement Award. The award recognizes varsity teams that maintain a grade point average of 3.0 or higher throughout their respective seasons. The program is designed to reward teamwork not only in competition, but in the classroom as well. 

Find a list of each team who qualified for this award below.

Moving forward after decision not to switch Garden HIlls and IPA campuses

Tue, 01/14/2020 - 15:02

After input from various stakeholders and two community listening sessions, the discussions surrounding switching students/staff of Garden Hills and International Prep Academy have been discontinued.

Superintendent, Dr. Susan Zola has made the following recommendations to the Board of Education moving forward:

Unit 4 Kindergarten Registration 2020-21 important dates

Mon, 01/13/2020 - 14:12

Families with incoming kindergarten students residing in the Champaign Unit 4 School District may register for the 2020-21 school year and rank their elementary school preference as part of the Schools of Choice process. The registration period is underway and continues through March. All applications received during the registration period, regardless of date submitted, will be processed equally.

South Side Open House for new addition

Mon, 01/13/2020 - 10:00

The Champaign Unit 4 School District is excited to provide families, neighbors and community members the opportunity to see the new building addition at South Side Elementary during an open house on Tues., Jan. 21 from 5:30-6:30 p.m.

South Side staff, District staff and members of the project team will give tours of the new space and answer questions. Parking is available off of New St., east of the new addition and south of the Mellon Building. You should enter through the new east main entrance. 

Message from Superintendent Dr. Susan Zola

Fri, 01/10/2020 - 16:02

Based on feedback from various stakeholders over the last several weeks, Superintendent Dr. Susan Zola has suggested to the Board of Education that the District discontinue conversations focused on switching students/staff of both Garden Hills and IPA.

After listening to community and staff input, Dr. Zola is recommending that the District focus on each school, at the current location, in addressing campus needs over the next several months. 

CU One-to-One Mentoring Program celebrates National Mentoring Month throughout January

Thu, 01/09/2020 - 15:06

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – The C-U One-to-One Mentoring Program will celebrate National Mentoring Month throughout January. Over 600 community-based adults in the Champaign-Urbana area serve as One to One Mentors. Of that figure, 400 mentors serve Champaign Unit 4 Schools.

Unit 4 students announced as MLK Jr. "Living the Dream" Scholarship recipients

Fri, 12/20/2019 - 15:25

Champaign Unit 4 congratulates the recipients of the 35th Annual MLK Jr. “Living the Dream” Scholarships. The students will be honored at that 35th Annual Dr. MLK, Jr. Service of Celebration on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020.

Unit 4 students announced as MLK Jr. "Living the Dream" Scholarship recipients

Fri, 12/20/2019 - 15:25

Champaign Unit 4 congratulates the recipients of the 35th Annual MLK Jr. “Living the Dream” Scholarships. The students will be honored at that 35th Annual Dr. MLK, Jr. Service of Celebration on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020.

Superintendent listening sessions in January

Wed, 12/18/2019 - 17:06

Champaign Unit 4 Superintendent, Dr. Susan Zola will visit two elementary schools in January to listen to feedback from the community and discuss possible options for several topics.

The meeting at Garden Hills Academy will be held in the Library on Jan. 7, 2020 at 5:30 p.m.

The meeting at International Prep Academy will be held in the gym on Jan. 9, 2020

 

 

Superintendent listening sessions in January

Wed, 12/18/2019 - 17:06

Champaign Unit 4 Superintendent, Dr. Susan Zola will visit two elementary schools in January to listen to feedback from the community and discuss possible options for several topics.

The meeting at Garden Hills Academy will be held in the Library on Jan. 7, 2020 at 5:30 p.m.

The meeting at International Prep Academy will be held in the gym on Jan. 9, 2020

 

 

School Resumes as Usual at Dr. Howard on Thursday, Dec. 19

Wed, 12/18/2019 - 16:12

The boiler at Dr. Howard is working correctly after Wednesday's repair. School will resume at Dr. Howard on Thursday, Dec. 19, following the normal schedule.

We appreciate the understanding and flexibility of Dr. Howard families, students, and staff in adjusting to the schedule over the past two days. We also extend a thank you to Stratton for opening their doors to accommodate our needs.

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School Resumes as Usual at Dr. Howard on Thursday, Dec. 19

Wed, 12/18/2019 - 16:12

The boiler at Dr. Howard is working correctly after Wednesday's repair. School will resume at Dr. Howard on Thursday, Dec. 19, following the normal schedule.

We appreciate the understanding and flexibility of Dr. Howard families, students, and staff in adjusting to the schedule over the past two days. We also extend a thank you to Stratton for opening their doors to accommodate our needs.

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Boiler Repair Alters Dr. Howard’s Wednesday Schedule

Tue, 12/17/2019 - 15:00

School will not be held as scheduled Wednesday, Dec. 18, at Dr. Howard to allow for repair of the school’s boiler.

Families who wish to keep students at home for the day are encouraged to do so.  Students will not be penalized for non-attendance.  

Boiler Repair Alters Dr. Howard’s Wednesday Schedule

Tue, 12/17/2019 - 15:00

School will not be held as scheduled Wednesday, Dec. 18, at Dr. Howard to allow for repair of the school’s boiler.

Families who wish to keep students at home for the day are encouraged to do so.  Students will not be penalized for non-attendance.  

Dr. Howard relocating to Stratton Academy for Tuesday, Dec. 17

Tue, 12/17/2019 - 11:01

Champaign Unit 4 was made aware of a boiler issue at Dr. Howard. Out of an abundance of caution, the District shut down the boiler and staff and students were relocated to the gymnasium at Stratton Academy (902 N. Randolph in Champaign).

If families are able, they are invited to pick up their students after 11:30 a.m. If families are unable to pick up their students, they will remain in the gym at Stratton where Dr. Howard staff will be on site to supervise for the rest of the school day. Lunch will be provided to all students who are not picked up.

Dr. Howard relocating to Stratton Academy for Tuesday, Dec. 17

Tue, 12/17/2019 - 11:01

Champaign Unit 4 was made aware of a boiler issue at Dr. Howard. Out of an abundance of caution, the District shut down the boiler and staff and students were relocated to the gymnasium at Stratton Academy (902 N. Randolph in Champaign).

If families are able, they are invited to pick up their students after 11:30 a.m. If families are unable to pick up their students, they will remain in the gym at Stratton where Dr. Howard staff will be on site to supervise for the rest of the school day. Lunch will be provided to all students who are not picked up.

Reduced Bus Service Dec. 16, 2019

Mon, 12/16/2019 - 05:23

Monday, Dec. 16, the Champaign Unit 4 School District will have reduced bus services. There will be no yellow school buses
operating morning or afternoon for elementary or secondary students living in the areas listed immediately
below.

No Bus Service Area:

Bondville Churchill Downs Drive
Any Rural Address Belmont Drive
Hartwell & Hartwell (by U of I golf course) Laurel Park Place
Field Stone – Savoy
Lake Falls
Liberty on the Lake
Summerfield Road (Old Church west of Staley)

Reduced Bus Service Dec. 16, 2019

Mon, 12/16/2019 - 05:23

Monday, Dec. 16, the Champaign Unit 4 School District will have reduced bus services. There will be no yellow school buses
operating morning or afternoon for elementary or secondary students living in the areas listed immediately
below.

No Bus Service Area:

Bondville Churchill Downs Drive
Any Rural Address Belmont Drive
Hartwell & Hartwell (by U of I golf course) Laurel Park Place
Field Stone – Savoy
Lake Falls
Liberty on the Lake
Summerfield Road (Old Church west of Staley)