Yearly Archives: 2014

Prairie SPLASH students send holiday notes to troops station overseas

Prairie SPLASH students took some time the other day to write holiday notes and cards to be sent to US troops station overseas.  The effort, sponsored by Illinois Gov. Quinn’s office, asked school kids from around the state to make holiday cards for US troops.  Those cards were sent to Gov. Quinn’s office, who will […]



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 […]