Reminder: It’s Flu Season!

According to the Illinois Department of Public Health, Illinois is experiencing widespread Influenza activity. Influenza, commonly called “the flu,” is an infection of the respiratory tract caused by the influenza virus. Compared with most viral respiratory infections, such as the common cold, influenza infection often causes a more severe illness. Typical influenza illness includes fever […]



Urbana School District #116 receives two 21st Century Community Learning Centers Grants

The Urbana School District 116 received notification from the Illinois State Board of Education that it will be awarded two 21st Century Community Learning Centers Grants (21st CCLC) for before and after school programs at Leal Elementary School, Urbana Middle School, and Urbana High School. The 21st CCLC grants will support extended learning opportunities that complement what […]

Superintendent’s Blog – #FutureReady Superintendents’ Summit

On Wednesday, November 19, 2014, I was invited to participate in the US Department of Education’s #FutureReady Summit as part of President Obama’s “ConnectED to the Future” initiative.  It was an honor and a privilege to participate in the summit at the Whitehouse.  I learned a great deal from my fellow superintendents who were present, […]



UHS Celebrating 100 Years of Excellence

For Immediate Release:   URBANA HIGH SCHOOL CELEBRATING 100 YEARS OF EXCELLENCE Urbana – The students and staff of Urbana High School will celebrate 100 years of excellence on Monday, November 24, 2014.  That day in 1914, marks the first day of student attendance in the historic Race Street building. The celebration is part of […]

Join USD #116 for Multicultural Arts Night on Friday, November 21

USD #116 students, families, and community are invited to the USD #116 Multicultural Arts Night, on Friday, November 21 starting at 6:00 p.m.  The event, held at Urbana Middle School, will include live musical performance by USD #116 students (including the UHS Jazz Band, and local artists, make and take crafts, arts and culture tables, […]