Staff Achievements


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 […]

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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 […]


Shalonda Carr, Elementary Teacher Finalist for PAEMST

Shalonda Carr, teacher at Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary was selected as a state-finalist for the 2015-2016 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching.  These awards “are the nation’s highest honors for teachers of mathematics and science (including computer science).” Teaching 4th and 5th graders in an ELL class […]

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USD #116 Bilingual & Multicultural Programs honored

On Saturday, September 24, 2016 members of the CU community gathered in Lewis Auditorium at the Urbana Free Library to celebrate the diversity of cultures within our community.  The event, sponsored by C-U Immigration Forum, University YMCA, City of Urbana, City of Champaign, Welcoming America, Champaign Public Library, and Urbana Free […]


UHS received the national Silver Schools of Opportunity recognition

Urbana High School is one of only 20 schools from across the country to receive recognition as a “School of Opportunity,” a coveted national designation honoring excellent public high schools that engage in practices that build on students’ strengths and create supported learning opportunities for all students. “Urbana’s variety of […]

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