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Leal fifth graders to compete at Engineering Open House

The fifth grade Dual Language class from Leal Elementary is moving on to the regional competition of the 2016-17 Rube Goldberg contest.  The group placed third in the local Engineer in the Classroom competition and that allowed them to advance to regionals.  That contest will be held during Engineering Open House on the University […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Urbana High School announces public track hours

Urbana – Starting Monday, April 3, Urbana High School will hold public hours for the UHS track facility in the McKinley Athletic Complex for spring of 2017. Public track hours are held on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Hours for the months of April and May are: April & May – […]


Superintendent’s Blog: Thoughts about Transgender Info from US Department of Education 2

In light of the recent announcement by the U.S. Attorney General and U.S. Secretary of Education regarding removing previous guidance related to transgender students, I wanted to emphasize that Urbana School District #116’s policies and procedures are not changing. All students are welcome here. Secretary Education, Betsy DeVos stated, “This […]

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Nominations for the Dr. Amberg Endowed Chair are being accepted

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 […]


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 […]

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