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Unit 4 students selected for the IMEA All-State Ensembles

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 11:07

Champaign Unit 4 is pleased to announce 19 students (six from Centennial and thirteen from Central) have been selected for the Illinois Music Education Association All-State Ensembles to take place in Peoria in January, 2020. Students must be nominated and also audition for this honor. The annual performance falls during the Illinois Music Education Conference.

Board of Education Confirms Administrative Appointment

Mon, 12/09/2019 - 19:36

Champaign Unit 4 School District announced one administrative appointment at its Board of Education meeting Monday night.

Josh Munk Named Director of Facilities & Grounds Effective Dec. 10, 2019

Munk joined Unit 4 in Feb. 2019 as Assistant Director of Operations and will become Director of Facilities & Grounds effective Dec. 10. Prior to joining Unit 4, Munk served as Assistant Athletic Director of Facilities & Event Operations at Illinois State University.

Unit 4 School District Celebrates Illinois State Scholars

Mon, 12/09/2019 - 15:39

Champaign Unit 4 School District is pleased to announce that 95 Unit 4 students from the graduating class of 2020 (44 from Centennial High School and 51 from Central High School) have been recognized as Illinois State Scholars. 

Thanks to the community, Novak Academy students get a look into their future careers

Tue, 11/19/2019 - 11:19

What do you want to be when you grow up? It’s a question we are asked from an early age, but the answer isn’t always an easy one. Thanks to a grant from the Champaign Urbana Schools Foundation (CUSF), many students at Novak Academy will have some help answering that question. 

“We are excited about how this experience will help them see a different side of themselves while helping them dream big,” said Michel Maroon, the Alternative Learning Opportunities Program Specialist at Novak Academy. 

Trade Union and Contractor Donate to Unit 4 High Schools

Tue, 11/12/2019 - 19:26

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – Champaign’s Centennial and Central High Schools each received a $12,000 donation from the Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 149 and A&R Mechanical Contractors to assist their Career and Trade Education programs.  Representatives presented checks at the Nov. 12 Unit 4 Board of Education meeting. Donations will assist the construction of new welding rooms at each high school.

Board Confirms Administrative Appointment

Tue, 11/12/2019 - 19:12

Champaign Unit 4 School District announced one administrative appointment at its Tuesday Board of Education meeting.

Amy Meron Named Assistant Principal at South Side Elementary Nov. 12, 2019

Meron served as a licensed School Psychologist for Unit 4 Schools since 2016. Prior to joining the district, she worked as a school psychologist for 10 years in Wheaton (Ill.) Community School District 200 and two years in Danville (Ill.) Community School District 118.

Rural bus routes cancelled on Tuesday, Nov. 12

Tue, 11/12/2019 - 06:58

Due to weather conditions, Champaign Unit 4 School District has cancelled rural bus routes for Tuesday. Non-rural routes are not affected by this cancellation.

Board of Education Approves Capital Improvements and Maintenance Plan

Thu, 10/31/2019 - 08:49

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – Champaign Unit 4’s School Board unanimously approved a five-year Capital Improvements and Maintenance Plan at its meeting Monday evening. The District will move forward with capital projects and purchases necessary for maintenance and repairs through 2024.

Unit 4 Shows Progress in Annual Illinois Report Card

Wed, 10/30/2019 - 13:35

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) today released the annual Illinois Report Card, which provides a detailed look at each school’s progress on academics, student success, school culture and climate, and financial investments. Carrie Busey Elementary headlined Unit 4’s data with exemplary status, performing in the top 10 percent of all schools across the state and with no underperforming student groups.

Unit 4 Shows Progress in Annual Illinois Report Card

Wed, 10/30/2019 - 13:30

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) today released the annual Illinois Report Card, which provides a detailed look at each school’s progress on academics, student success, school culture and climate, and financial investments. Carrie Busey Elementary headlined Unit 4’s data with exemplary status, performing in the top 10 percent of all schools across the state and with no underperforming student groups.

Central H.S. Musicians selected to participate in state ensembles

Fri, 10/25/2019 - 10:36

Dozens of Central High School students are headed to Olivet Nazarene University next month to participate in two music festivals. These students will be playing as part of the Illinois Music Education Conference District 3 Honors Ensemble. The students auditioned for this honor earlier this month. They will be playing in a Jazz Festival on Nov. 2 and a Concert Festival on Nov. 16 with other students in the area.  Both Festivals are being held at Olivet Nazarene University. 

Annual Warm-A-Kid Coat Drive

Thu, 10/17/2019 - 10:30

Once again, Champaign Unit 4's Center for Family and Community Engagement will sponsor its annual "Warm-A-Kid" program. The primary goal of this program is to ensure that no student in Champaign Schools is without a coat, hat, or gloves during the winter season. 

Unit 4 Named ISBE Gold Circle of Quality Recipient for Early Childhood Education

Tue, 10/01/2019 - 14:23

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – Three Champaign Unit 4 schools earned 2019 Gold Circle of Quality recognition by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE). Stratton Academy of the Arts, the International Prep Academy, and the Champaign Early Childhood Center were among 142 public-school based early childhood sites receiving the Gold Circle of Quality. These schools meet or exceed the highest goals for quality determined by ExceleRate Illinois, the state’s system for supporting continuous improvement among early learning providers.

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 Wednesday, 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: