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Unit 4 Art Department Earns State Honor

Thu, 08/22/2019 - 11:12am

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 - 4:46pm

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 - 2:39pm

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 - 12:13pm

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 - 9:21am

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 - 7:05pm

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 - 3:53pm

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 - 9:28am

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 - 9:55am

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 - 4:15pm
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 - 11:18am

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 - 9:22am

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 - 11:49am

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:

Mark your calendar: Teacher Aide Job Fair

Tue, 07/09/2019 - 3:04pm

Champaign Unit 4 School District is hiring Teacher Aides!

Unit 4 Teacher Aide Job Fair

Tuesday, July 16 1:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Windsor Administration Center at 502 W. Windsor Road. 

Bring your résumé, interviews will be conducted on the spot. Find a full list of requirements and openings here.

Centennial Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2020 revealed

Tue, 07/09/2019 - 8:55am

Centennial High School is proud to announce the Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2020. This group exemplified athletics at the highest level during and after their careers at Centennial. 

Inductees were nominated by a Hall of Fame committee and will be the third class inducted since the honor originated.

Board of Education approves five administrative positions

Mon, 07/08/2019 - 7:35pm

Champaign Unit 4 School District announces five administrative positions: Andy O'Neil, Unit 4 director of special education; Jonell Baskett, Unit 4 director of K-8 teaching and learning; Jason Pope, principal of Bottenfield Elementary; Christina Ray, assistant principal of Westview Elementary; and Jacquelyn Teague, assistant principal of Booker T. Washington STEM Academy.

Andy O’Neil Tabbed as Unit 4 Director of Special Education effective July 1, 2019

Board of Education approves five administrative positions

Mon, 07/08/2019 - 7:32pm

Champaign Unit 4 School District announces five administrative positions: Andy O'Neil, Unit 4 director of special education; Jonell Baskett, Unit 4 director of K-8 teaching and learning; Jason Pope, principal of Bottenfield Elementary; Christina Ray, assistant principal of Westview Elementary; and Jacquelyn Teague, assistant principal of Booker T. Washington STEM Academy.

Andy O’Neil Tabbed as Unit 4 Director of Special Education effective July 1, 2019

Report with Findings and Recommendations Regarding Employee Use of District Credit Cards

Mon, 07/01/2019 - 5:19pm

Sikich, a respected forensic accounting firm, was engaged to review Unit 4’s P-Card policies and procedures, analyze P-Card transactions and supporting documentation, and interview relevant staff to determine if current P-Card practices align with best practices and effective internal controls. The report details Sikich’s investigation into this matter. The report provides recommendations designed to reduce the District’s risk of waste, fraud, and financial mismanagement and to align processes with best practices. 

Board of Education Approves Multiple Administrative Positions

Mon, 06/10/2019 - 8:58pm

At the Board of Education meeting on Monday, June 10, 2019, the Board approved multiple administrative appointments:

Centennial, Central Announce Summer Athletics Schedule Details

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 4:41pm

Summer athletics schedules for both Centennial and Central High Schools are now available. Note that ongoing construction projects have affected dates and locations.

Centennial HS

Central HS