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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 - 7:32pm

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

Central High School Free Historical Brick Pavers Available June 10

Fri, 05/31/2019 - 3:27pm

Champaign Unit 4 School District will be offering free to the public, historic brick street pavers that have been excavated from the vacated portion of Park Ave. The excavation is part of the construction work to make way for the expansion of Central High School. The pavers will be available at the east end of the former YMCA parking lot at 500 W. Church Street from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. beginning  June 10, 2019 for any interested parties to collect, salvage, and self-load and haul away.  The pavers will be available for a limited time on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Central, South Side Administration to Relocate During Summer Construction

Thu, 05/30/2019 - 3:09pm

Beginning Monday, June 3 Central High School and South Side Elementary School administration personnel will relocate during area summer construction work.

During this period, Central’s temporary offices will be located at the ACTIONS Building at 402 N. Randolph St.

The temporary office location for South Side will be Center for Family and Community Engagement (also known as the Mellon Building) at 703 S. New St.

Summer School Bus Schedule

Wed, 05/29/2019 - 3:46pm

Summer school begins June 3 for high school students and June 10 for middle school students. Limited bus service will be provided with daily AM and PM stops for all sessions. A full schedule is available in PDF format. 


2019 High School Graduations

Tue, 05/28/2019 - 2:02pm

May 28 is high school graduation night in Unit 4. 

Central H.S. - 6 p.m. at Krannert Center
Centennial H.S. - 8 p.m. at State Farm Center

Congratulations to the Class of 2019!

Jefferson's Cappa Honored by Champaign Urbana School Foundation

Tue, 05/28/2019 - 11:01am

The Champaign Urbana Schools Foundation (CUSF) honored Jefferson Middle School English Language Arts teacher Jill Cappa May 23 as one of its two 2019 Cupcake Award recipients. Selected teachers are nominated by their peers and exhibit exemplary service, extra efforts, enthusiastic attitude, and innovative ideas that noticeably benefit their students.

During her 15 years at Jefferson, Cappa has taught writing, social studies, and reading in addition to serving as a cross country and volleyball coach, teacher mentor, and union steward.

McKinley Field Groundbreaking Kicks Off Renovation

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 2:22pm

Champaign Unit 4 district leaders, board members and Central High School representatives joined Superintendent Dr. Susan Zola, Board President Amy Armstrong, and Principal Joe Williams Thursday for a groundbreaking ceremony at McKinley Field. The event kicks off a construction and renovation of the historic athletics venue.

The McKinley Field project is a $6.9 million renovation that will provide updated athletic facilities to Central High School students and coaches. The project will provide:

McKinley Field Groundbreaking May 23

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 7:12pm

Join us to mark the beginning of construction for the renovation of McKinley Field.

McKinley Field Groundbreaking Event
Thursday, May 23, 4 p.m.
909 S. New Street, Champaign

To learn more about this project, visit

Board of Education approves three administrative positions

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 11:49am

Champaign Unit 4 School District announces three administrative positions: Jaime Roundtree, principal of Booker T. Washington Elementary; Tasia Burks, assistant principal at Centennial High School; and Tyler Tester, assistant director of Kids Plus.

Jaime Roundtree appointed as Principal of Booker T. Washington effective July 1, 2019

Schedule your school physical today

Fri, 04/26/2019 - 11:54am

Don’t delay: schedule your student’s physical/immunizations today!

Call your provider to schedule your student’s appointment. Students who have not completed a school physical by September 1 will be excluded from attending school until all required examinations and vaccinations have been completed.

All entering Kindergarten, 6th grade and 9th grade students are required to have proof of a physical and required immunizations. Students entering 12th grade have a vaccine requirement only. Appointment cards will not be accepted as proof of physical and immunizations.

Board of Education approves two administrative positions

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 10:48pm

Champaign Unit 4 School District welcomes two new administrators: Erika Marion has been selected as Director of Kids Plus, and David Brauer has been selected as Director of Communications.

Erika Marion has been selected as Director of Kids Plus beginning May 6, 2019.

A life-long resident of Champaign-Urbana, Marion returns to the community after a year away serving as an Executive Assistant with Cerner Corporation in Kansas City, MO.

Join us for the Edison Middle School Renovation Community Info Night May 8

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 11:37am

Champaign Unit 4 School District is excited to share the latest plans for the Edison Middle School renovation with families, neighbors and community members.

A 30-minute presentation at 5:30 p.m. will outline the schematic designs and phasing plan. Attendees can then visit stations to see the plans up close and speak to members of our team.

For the latest updates on all Unit 4 building projects, visit

Building projects website gets user-friendly refresh

Fri, 04/12/2019 - 5:22pm

Champaign Unit 4 School District is excited to be moving forward on several building projects that will transform our schools.

The official Building Projects website has recently been updated to make information easier to find and use. Updates include a streamlined navigation, user-friendly homepage, and special section for road closures and service disruptions. You can also submit a question and sign up to receive construction updates by email, as with the previous version of the site.

Join us April 18 for the Franklin STEAM Academy Open House and STEAM Night

Wed, 04/10/2019 - 9:19pm

See our magnet middle school in action. Join us for school tours, meet teachers, STEAM activities for all ages, spring musical preview, book & maker fair, and a student work exhibit!

Franklin STEAM Academy
Open House & STEAM Night
Thursday, April 18, 6 p.m.
817 N. Harris Avenue, Champaign