Urbana School District


Monthly Archives: March 2009

Martin Luther King Elementary School Students Learn the Game of Chess

March 23rd, 2009

Chances are if you happen to be in the King Elementary School Library during the week, you might find many young people playing the game of chess with each other during a Chess Club Meeting. That’s because King Principal, Dr. Jennifer Ivory-Tatum, sees many benefits of having kids learn the game. Read the rest of this story »

Four Elementary School Students Honored by Local Optimists Club

March 20th, 2009

Three students from Thomas Paine Elementary School and one student from Leal Elementary School have been recognized in the 19th Annual Children’s Challenge Awards from the Champaign-Urbana Optimist Club (http://www.cuoptimist.org/). Read the rest of this story »

Wiley Elementary School Receives Technology Upgrade

March 18th, 2009

[featured 3/18/09 - 3/20/09]

Wiley Elementary School’s Library has a new look this spring as new computers have been delivered, allowing the school to have a computer lab for students and faculty. There are also plans to install an interactive white board to the library. Read the rest of this story »

Urbana Adult Education Hosts Free Medical Screening

March 16th, 2009

Urbana Adult Education was pleased last week to host a free medical screening for adults. The Illini Medical Screening Society put on the screening at Adult Education. The screening was targeted to uninsured and low income patents. Read the rest of this story »

Thomas Paine Students Enjoy Concert that Celebrates Abraham Lincoln

March 13th, 2009

Thomas Paine Elementary School Students got to enjoy great music and listen to the writings from Abraham Lincoln on Thursday, as the Ravinia Festival’s Lincoln Trio performed Mystic Chords of Memory, part of Ravinia’s celebration of our 16th President’s 200th Birthday. Read the rest of this story »

Early Childhood Teacher Receives Award from U of I

March 11th, 2009

Each year the University Of Illinois College Of Education awards one of its alumni the Outstanding Beginning Educator Award. This year, Washington Early Childhood School teacher Carrie Riggins will receive the 2009 Outstanding Beginning Educator Award. Riggins will be honored this weekend on the U of I campus. Read the rest of this story »

Urbana Middle School Students Have Holocaust Personalized

March 9th, 2009

Urbana Middle School students now have a further appreciation and understanding of the Holocaust thanks to a special workshop that put a human face on the Nazi extermination camps. Dr. Brian Kahn of the Holocaust Education Network conducted the workshop for two separate groups at UMS. Dr. Kahn’s family were victims of the Holocaust as he estimates over 185 family members died at the hands of the Nazis. Read the rest of this story »

Urbana School District #116 Students Prepare for Achievement Tests

March 6th, 2009

As spring approaches, students, faculty, and staff of Urbana School District #116 are preparing for state-mandated tests to measure student achievement. The Illinois State Board of Education created the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) for grades 3-8, and the Prairie State Achievement Exam (PSAE) for grade 11. Read the rest of this story »

Principal Yavonnda Smith reads Green Eggs and Ham.Prairie Elementary School Celebrates Reading

March 5th, 2009

The students and teachers at Prairie Elementary School celebrated reading and one of the country’s most beloved authors during a special Read Across America (http://www.nea.org/readacross/) assembly. Read Across America encourages students to read and also celebrates Dr. Seuss’ birthday. Read the rest of this story »

Urbana School District 116
205 N. Race Street - P.O. Box 3039
Urbana, Illinois 61803-3039 U.S.A.
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