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Donation Drive for the People of Puerto Rico

Urbana Middle School staff and students in conjunction with Puerto Rico Rises (Champaign) are holding a donation drive for the People of Puerto Rico from Monday, October 16 through Friday, October 20. UMS Dual Language teacher Darienne Ciuro-Sanchez said the donations can be dropped off at the Urbana Middle School […]


Dr. Joseph Wiemelt selected for English Language Specialist Program

Urbana – Dr. Joseph Wiemelt, Director of Equity and Secondary Bilingual Programs, was selected to participate in the English Language Specialist Program by the US Department of State and Georgetown University.  Dr. Wiemelt will be on assignment in Andalusia, Spain for three weeks in November 2017. The ELS program, one of […]


Superintendent’s Blog: The Disappointing State (of IL) of Public School Funding – August 2017 Edition 1

Superintendent's Blog: The Disappointing State (of IL) of Public School Funding – August 2017 Edition Article X of The Illinois State Constitution declares that, “The State has the primary responsibility for financing the system of public education.”  Illinois holds the dubious distinction of having the most inequitable and regressive funding […]


Urbana School District Substitute Teacher Recruitment Fair

Urbana School District hosts substitute teacher recruitment fair Do you get bored with the same routine every day? Do you enjoy working with children? Want a flexible work schedule? If you said yes to these questions – substitute teaching may be the job for you! Urbana School District #116 is […]


Superintendent’s Blog: Napleton’s Teacher of the Year – USD116

Tonight (Wednesday, May 10) marked the “First Annual” Napleton’s Teacher of the Year Celebration.  Napleton’s Auto Park of Urbana sponsored the award and the reception.  Three teachers (one elementary; one middle school; one high school) from USD116 and CUSD4 were chosen based on nominations submitted by students. The three teachers […]