Skyward Family Access will be unavailable during spring break

Urbana School District #116 will be doing maintenance on the Skyward database from Saturday, March 21 through Saturday, March 28, 2015. During that time, the Skyward Family Access system will not be available for use.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Thank you, _______________________ El Distrito Escolar de Urbana estará llevando a cabo mantenimiento en […]


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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 – PARCC Information for USD116 Families

Dear USD116 Families, Starting on March 9, students in grades 3-8 and students in English Comp 9 and Algebra I will be taking the new state assessments known as the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC). The PARCC assessments replace the ISAT at grades 3-8 and the Prairie State Achievement Exam […]


Superintendent’s Blog: Vision 20/20

I believe public education is the vehicle that transform communities, the economy, and society. In order to accomplish this task, public education must have the support of both the community and the policy makers to allow for innovative practices, equitable funding, outstanding educators, and a clear and understandable accountability system. Fortunately, a group of educators, […]


Superintendent’s Blog: Updated – It’s about wind chill

Dr. Owen took to his blog in January to discuss the role wind chill and air temperature play in the decision to close schools.  He revisited the post just this past week.  Below is the updated part of the blog post: Updated Post (February 19, 2015) I am thankful that Winter 2015 has been milder […]

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