Central High School has early dismissal Thursday, September 20

Unit 4 News - Wed, 09/19/2018 - 9:48am

ATTENTION CENTRAL FAMILIES: Due to the forecast heat index, Champaign Central will dismiss at 1:05 p.m., Thursday, September 20, 2018. Both Yellow and MTD buses will be available to take students home. Athletic and band practice schedules must follow high-heat guidelines.

Central High School has early dismissal Tuesday, September 18

Unit 4 News - Tue, 09/18/2018 - 9:25am

ATTENTION CENTRAL FAMILIES: Due to the forecast heat index, Champaign Central High School will dismiss at 1:05 p.m., Tuesday, September 18, 2018. Both Yellow and MTD buses will be available to take students home. Athletic and band practice schedules must follow high-heat guidelines.

Central High School has early dismissal Wednesday, September 5

Unit 4 News - Tue, 09/04/2018 - 11:39am

ATTENTION CENTRAL FAMILIES: Due to the forecast heat index, Champaign Central High School will dismiss at 1:05 p.m., Wednesday, September 5, 2018. Both Yellow and MTD buses will be available to take students home. Athletic and band practice schedules must follow high-heat guidelines.

Central HIgh School has early dismissal Tuesday, September 4

Unit 4 News - Sun, 09/02/2018 - 2:56pm

ATTENTION CENTRAL FAMILIES: Due to the forecast heat index, Champaign Central High School will dismiss at 1:05 p.m., Tuesday, September 4, 2018. 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.

Champaign Fire Department training to be held at Dr. Howard site September 5-7, 10-14

Unit 4 News - Fri, 08/31/2018 - 3:22pm

Joint message from the City of Champaign and Champaign Unit 4 Schools:

The Champaign Fire Department will be performing fire ground operations training at Champaign Unit 4 School District’s former Dr. Howard Elementary School, 1117 W. Park Ave, Champaign, on September 5, 6, and 7 and again the following week, September 10-14.

Central High School has early dismissal again on Tuesday, August 28

Unit 4 News - Mon, 08/27/2018 - 8:58am

Due to the forecast heat index, Champaign Central High School will dismiss at 1:05 p.m. Tuesday, August 28, 2018.  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 has early dismissal Monday, August 27

Unit 4 News - Sun, 08/26/2018 - 10:26am

Due to the forecast heat index, Champaign Central High School will dismiss at 1:05 p.m. tomorrow, Monday, August 27, 2018. 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.

New locations for district departments

Unit 4 News - Mon, 08/20/2018 - 5:02pm

After moving this summer, the following departments are now operating in new locations:

Champaign Unit 4 School District
Administrative Center on Windsor
502 W. Windsor Road
Champaign, IL 61820

Department phone numbers remain the same.

Welcome Craig Keer, Principal of Carrie Busey Elementary

Unit 4 News - Mon, 07/30/2018 - 6:29pm

We are excited to announce that Mr. Craig Keer was selected as the next Principal of Carrie Busey Elementary School. He will begin in this role on July 31.

Mr. Keer attended Northeastern Illinois University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education in 2000. From there he continued his education at Aurora University in Aurora, Illinois, where he earned a Masters of Arts in Educational Leadership in 2004.

BTW STEM Academy's Kevin Frederick named finalist for Presidential math and science teaching award

Unit 4 News - Tue, 07/24/2018 - 9:12am

Congratulations to Mr. Kevin Frederick, teacher at Booker T. Washington STEM Academy, for being named a finalist for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). This is the nation's highest honor for teachers of math and science!

Building for the Future: Department Locations for the 2018-2019 School Year

Unit 4 News - Tue, 07/10/2018 - 10:34am

District administrative offices are on the move for the 2018-2019 school year. 

Departments will be transitioning over the summer. Phone numbers for departments will remain the same.  If you wish to visit a department over the summer, please contact the department in advance to confirm location.

See listing of departments below. 

NOTICE: Champaign Unit 4 spraying for weeds beginning this weekend

Unit 4 News - Tue, 07/10/2018 - 9:22am

PLEASE NOTE:

Beginning July 12 and continuing through Aug 11, Champaign Unit 4 School District grounds staff will be spraying for weed control near schools and administrative buildings and along property fence lines. Staff will be spraying on the weekend when staff and students are not present. 

Please be aware and cautious if you see staff in the area.

Staff will be using Trimec broadleaf herbicide and Prosecutor prolong. 

Free/reduced meal application now open

Unit 4 News - Mon, 07/02/2018 - 11:30am

Starting this week, Champaign Unit 4 School District families may submit online applications for the Federal School Meals Program, offering free/reduced meals for students.

Complete the online application.

The online application offers a quicker response time and a high level of accuracy for families. Only one application per family should be completed.

Attention Jefferson Summer School Parents/Guardians--Important Transportation Information

Unit 4 News - Mon, 06/25/2018 - 3:18pm

As a result of the storm damage to the fire alarm system at Jefferson Middle School last week, summer school will take place at Edison Middle School beginning Tuesday, June 26 through Thursday, June 28 while repairs are made. To ensure the temporary move is as convenient as possible, Champaign Unit 4 School District will be assisting with transportation.

Ms. Laura Dees has been selected as the next Director of Food Services

Unit 4 News - Mon, 06/25/2018 - 12:26pm

Ms. Dees currently serves Champaign Unit 4 School District as the Assistant Director of Food Service. She has held this position since July 2013. Prior to this role, Ms. Dees served as a Summer Site Monitor for the District’s Summer Food Program during the summer of 2013. Ms. Dees worked part-time with the University of Illinois Dining Services as a Suite Captain for a period of five years.

Middle school summer school classes cancelled for Monday, June 25

Unit 4 News - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 5:53pm

NOTICE OF CANCELLATION MONDAY, 6/25: Earlier today, a lightning strike damaged Jefferson Middle School’s fire alarm system. Because of this, the District’s middle school summer school classes and summer programs on Monday, 6/25, are cancelled. Classes will resume on Tuesday at Edison Middle School (306 W. Green Street, Champaign). Students should enter Edison via the blacktop parking lot area. Information regarding the location of classes for the rest of the week will be provided to students and families on Tuesday.

Congratulations to Brandy Dietsch, Staff Spotlight Winner

Unit 4 News - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 10:35am

Congratulations to Brandy Dietsch, Social Worker, Champaign Early Childhood Center for being selected as our monthly staff spotlight winner. 

Brandy was nominated by one of her coworkers, Tania Swigart. Here's what Tania had to say:

Schedule your school physical today

Unit 4 News - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 9:46am

All entering Kindergarten, 6th grade and 9th grade students are required to have proof of a physical and immunizations. Students entering 12th grade have a vaccine requirement only. Learn more about the requirements and forms needed. 

All forms must be submitted by September 1, 2018.

Announcing the next principal of Jefferson Middle School

Unit 4 News - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 7:22pm

Congratulations to Mr. Jesse Guzman, who has been selected as the next principal of Jefferson Middle School.