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McKinley Field Groundbreaking May 23

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 19:12

Join us to mark the beginning of construction for the renovation of McKinley Field.

McKinley Field Groundbreaking Event
Thursday, May 23, 4 p.m.
909 S. New Street, Champaign

To learn more about this project, visit

Board of Education approves three administrative positions

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 11:49

Champaign Unit 4 School District announces three administrative positions: Jaime Roundtree, principal of Booker T. Washington Elementary; Tasia Burks, assistant principal at Centennial High School; and Tyler Tester, assistant director of Kids Plus.

Jaime Roundtree appointed as Principal of Booker T. Washington effective July 1, 2019

Schedule your school physical today

Fri, 04/26/2019 - 11:54

Don’t delay: schedule your student’s physical/immunizations today!

Call your provider to schedule your student’s appointment. Students who have not completed a school physical by September 1 will be excluded from attending school until all required examinations and vaccinations have been completed.

All entering Kindergarten, 6th grade and 9th grade students are required to have proof of a physical and required immunizations. Students entering 12th grade have a vaccine requirement only. Appointment cards will not be accepted as proof of physical and immunizations.

Board of Education approves two administrative positions

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 22:48

Champaign Unit 4 School District welcomes two new administrators: Erika Marion has been selected as Director of Kids Plus, and David Brauer has been selected as Director of Communications.

Erika Marion has been selected as Director of Kids Plus beginning May 6, 2019.

A life-long resident of Champaign-Urbana, Marion returns to the community after a year away serving as an Executive Assistant with Cerner Corporation in Kansas City, MO.

Join us for the Edison Middle School Renovation Community Info Night May 8

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 11:37

Champaign Unit 4 School District is excited to share the latest plans for the Edison Middle School renovation with families, neighbors and community members.

A 30-minute presentation at 5:30 p.m. will outline the schematic designs and phasing plan. Attendees can then visit stations to see the plans up close and speak to members of our team.

For the latest updates on all Unit 4 building projects, visit

Building projects website gets user-friendly refresh

Fri, 04/12/2019 - 17:22

Champaign Unit 4 School District is excited to be moving forward on several building projects that will transform our schools.

The official Building Projects website has recently been updated to make information easier to find and use. Updates include a streamlined navigation, user-friendly homepage, and special section for road closures and service disruptions. You can also submit a question and sign up to receive construction updates by email, as with the previous version of the site.

Join us April 18 for the Franklin STEAM Academy Open House and STEAM Night

Wed, 04/10/2019 - 21:19

See our magnet middle school in action. Join us for school tours, meet teachers, STEAM activities for all ages, spring musical preview, book & maker fair, and a student work exhibit!

Franklin STEAM Academy
Open House & STEAM Night
Thursday, April 18, 6 p.m.
817 N. Harris Avenue, Champaign

Two administrative appointments approved by Unit 4 Board

Wed, 04/10/2019 - 11:46

The Unit 4 Board of Education approved administrative appointments for Ms. Rhonda Thornton and Mr. Kyle Freeman at its meeting on Monday, April 8, 2019.

Ms. Rhonda Thornton has been selected Director of Assessment, Digital Learning & Title Programs effective July 1, 2019. 

Join us for the South Side Groundbreaking on April 4

Wed, 03/27/2019 - 16:25

Join us to mark the beginning of construction on the South Side Elementary renovation and expansion on Thursday, April 4, at 4 p.m. at 712 S. Pine Street, Champaign.

For more on this project, visit

Volunteer for the Austin Cloyd Day of Service on April 6

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 14:12

In an effort to honor Austin Cloyd’s commitment to community service, Centennial High School is proud to announce the 12th annual Austin Cloyd’s Day of Service on April 6, 2019, hosted by the Interact Club.

Austin Cloyd grew up in Champaign-Urbana and was a member of Interact while at Centennial. Tragically, she was a victim of the Virginia Tech shooting on April 16, 2007. The Interact Club strives to continue her legacy through community service.

Center for Family and Community Engagement closed Friday morning, March 22

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 13:52

The Center for Family and Community Engagement at 703 S. New Street will be closed the morning of Friday, March 22, for a planned power outage related to construction at South Side Elementary. All staff will be unavailable at an off-site training during this time, including the Schools of Choice registration office and KidsPlus. If you need to reach the Schools of Choice office, please email For KidsPlus, email director Jay Taylor at

Join us for Centennial and Central groundbreaking events in April

Wed, 02/27/2019 - 16:22

Join us to mark the beginning of construction at our high school renovation and expansion projects:

Centennial High School Groundbreaking
Friday, April 5, 10 a.m.
913 Crescent Drive, Champaign


Central High School Groundbreaking
Monday, April 8, 10 a.m.
610 W. University Avenue, Champaign

For more on these projects, visit

Spalding Park Grand Opening happening March 11

Tue, 02/26/2019 - 14:29

Join us to celebrate the opening of our newly renovated athletic facilities at Spalding Park, 900 N. Harris Avenue, Champaign.

3:45 p.m.   Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony
4:30 p.m.   Central vs. Bismarck-Henning High School Boys Baseball Game

To learn more about the project, visit

Join the campaign for our young black girls: Order your "Brilliant. Bold. Beautiful." t-shirt

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 14:52

We've launched a campaign to support our African American girls - and you can be a part of it! Brilliant. Bold. Beautiful. is an initiative to provide positive images and supports to this group of students to dismantle the myth society has created around their identity.

These t-shirts are one of many ways we can celebrate and help our girls better understand their potential and legacy of scholarship and excellence.

Champaign Unit 4 School District to celebrate NAAPID on February 11

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 15:19

In honor of National African American Parent Involvement Day (NAAPID) on Monday, February 11, each Unit 4 school is inviting parents to visit their child’s school and take part in special activities. Below is a summary of activities at several of our campuses.

National African-American Parent Involvement Day Activities
February 11, 2019 (unless other date specified)

Garden Hills Elementary
Evening Activities on Feb. 11

Champaign Unit 4 School District Closed Thursday, January 31

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 12:52

Due to the forecast for continued extreme cold weather, Champaign Unit 4 School District will not hold school on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019. All evening activities for Jan. 31 are cancelled. 


Champaign Unit 4 School District Closed Wednesday, January 30

Tue, 01/29/2019 - 08:58

Due to the forecast for extreme cold weather, Champaign Unit 4 School District will not hold school on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019. All evening activities for Jan. 30 are cancelled.

Instrument Drive February 1 & 2

Mon, 01/28/2019 - 14:19

Give a child the chance to make music! Bring any used instrument to The Music Shoppe on February 1 or 2, and Champaign Schools will provide it to a student in need. Donations are tax-deductible and need not be in working order - we’ll evaluate for repair if necessary. Contact Angi Franklin with any questions, (217) 351-3800 ext. 1289.

Champaign Unit 4 Instrument Drive
February 1, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. • February 2, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
The Music Shoppe, 27 E. Marketview Drive, Champaign

Central HIgh School closed on Friday, January 25 - water main break

Fri, 01/25/2019 - 08:08

IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR CENTRAL FAMILIES: Due to a water main break, Central High School will be closed to students today, Friday, January 25.

Students who are arriving now or are in transit will be directed to their first period class while transportation is being arranged for their return home.

McKinley Field Community Info Night

Wed, 01/23/2019 - 09:00

Join Champaign Unit 4 School District on Wednesday, February 6 to see the most recent plans for the McKinley Field renovation project. 

Wednesday, February 6
5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Mellon Building, 703 S. New Street, Champaign

Presentation begins at 5:30 p.m. After the presentation, our project management team will be there to answer questions. You may also complete a feedback form to tell us what you think.