News & Announcements

High School Deens Named

Sylvester Davis has been named dean at Central High School and Jesse McFarling has been named dean at Centennial for the 2006-07 school year.  Both candidates are current employees of the District.

Internal Administrative Appointments

Orlando Thomas has been appointed to the position of Assistant Principal at Jefferson Middle School, and Joe Williams has been named Principal for Edison Middle School. Mr. Thomas replaces Derrick Hummert, who is moving out of state.  Mr. Williams has been serving as interim principal at Edison since last July. 

Garden Hills Dismissal Altered To Ensure Student Safety

A man barricaded himself in a vehicle parked in a driveway approximately five blocks from Garden Hills Elementary School.  Garden Hills Principal Cheryl O’Leary was notified of the situation by the police department.  To ensure student safety at dismissal, the District made alternate transportation arrangements that included having vans available to transport children who normally walk home.  Some children living very

Making the Connection : Reconnecting Black family, community, school relationships

Title of conference: Making the Connection

Topic of conference: Reconnecting Black family, community, school relationships 

Champaign Unit 4 kindergarten lottery

Six hundred fifty-five students participated in the Champaign Unit 4 kindergarten lottery in March making this the largest group of participants since the implementation of School Choice in 1998-99.  According to Hattie Paulk, Director of the Marshall K. Berner Family Information Center, an additional 39 kindergarten students have registered bringing the total number to 694.


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