Nominations for the Dr. Amberg Endowed Chair are being accepted   Recently updated !

It is time again to nominate Urbana teachers for the Gene Amberg Excellence in Teaching Endowed Chair.  The nomination deadline is Friday, April 7, 2017 by 4:00pm.  Nomination packet information is attached below. Dr. Gene Amberg (Ph.D.) began his career in public education in 1972 as an elementary school teacher […]

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Superintendent’s Blog: Report to the USD #116 Board of Education

Superintendent’s Report to Urbana School District #116 Board of Education January 10, 2017 January is Mentoring Month in Urbana-Champaign The CU One to One Mentoring Program is spending time this month thanking mentors for the time they spend with our students.  The CU One to One Mentoring Program pairs adults […]


Shalonda Carr, Elementary Teacher Finalist for PAEMST

Shalonda Carr, teacher at Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary was selected as a state-finalist for the 2015-2016 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching.  These awards “are the nation’s highest honors for teachers of mathematics and science (including computer science).” Teaching 4th and 5th graders in an ELL class […]

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Announcing 2017 Kindergarten Connection Event

We are getting ready for the 2017 Kindergarten Connection event! If you live in Urbana and your child will be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2017, the time to sign up for kindergarten will be here before you know it! Right now, our staff is preparing for […]


It’s that time of year! Weather-related school closing information!

Winter weather arrived in Illinois this past weekend.  The forecasts for the rest of this week are predicting cold air and even… snow! While the forecasts do not predict any weather that threatens to close schools, now is a good time to remind families, students, and the community about how school […]

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