Leaders are Readers at Leal ASCCP!

On Wednesday, January 28, community members from all over the area visited the After School Child Care Program at Leal Elementary for a special day. These “Leaders” of our community spoke with students and read some of their favorite books to the group.  On leader even brought some shiny hardware for the students to see. Terry […]



UMS Tigers envision a Future City

On Saturday, January 24, a group of students from Urbana Middle School participated in the Future Cities competition in Chicago.  This was the first time the Urbana Middle School club participated in this competition and the group came away as the only public school and only non-Chicago school to make it to the top five. […]

2015 Winter Institute Community Partners

Our community partners generously gave their time on Friday, Jan. 16 for the USD 116 Winter Institute Day Educators’ Resources Expo. A number of our community, local government, and civic organizations were on hand to distribute information to our teachers during the morning Expo. USD 116 student groups were also on for some fundraising and […]



It’s almost time for 2015 Kindergarten Connections!

If you live in Urbana and your child will be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2015, it’s time to sign up for kindergarten during USD #116’s Kindergarten Connection! The event will be held on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at Lincoln Square Mall in Urbana. Personnel from all six neighborhood Urbana elementary schools, along […]

Superintendent’s Blog: Friday, January 9 – All USD116 Schools are Open

Many people have asked why schools were closed on Thursday, January 8, but open on Friday, January 9.  The main reason is the forecasted wind chill.  On Thursday, the National Weather Service issued a Wind Chill Warning until Noon, with predicted wind chills between -20ºF and -27ºF.  On Friday, Wind Chill Warning had been reduced […]