Congratulations to Unit 4's City of Champaign STAR award nomi

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					            May 20, 2011

            Champaign Unit School District #4                                                           For more information,
            701 South New Street                                                                         Contact Lynn Peisker,
            Champaign, IL 61820                                                               Community Relations Coordinator
            217.351.3822                                                                       peiskely@champaignschools.org

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TEACHER OF THE YEAR                             STUDENT ACTIVITIES                               launched a Good Deeds Challenge for a
Jefferson Middle School Teacher Jennifer        Busy days this week for Bottenfield Ele-         three week period. During the campaign,
White was selected Teacher of the Year          mentary students. The Kindergarten               students donated to local charities,
by the office of local orthodontist, Dr.        classes traveled to Decatur Zoo while            dropped off canned goods for the food
Robert Shafer. She was chosen for this          fifth graders traveled to Brookfield Zoo.        bank, donated clothes to Salt and Light,
honor based based on a essay written by         Fourth graders enjoyed an etiquette-             raised money for relief efforts in Japan,
student Paige Ducharme. As her prize,           focused field trip to Buttita’s Restaurant.      volunteered time to help the community,
the office of Dr. Schaefer hosted a class-                                                       and completed several other deeds that
room party for Mrs. White.                      CLASSROOM TECHNOLOGY                             demonstrated their compassion toward
                                                Barkstall teacher Ms. Kate Skibar and            others. In the three week period, there
SOLAR DATA ONLINE                               student teacher Ms. Lindsay Curtain are          were 1676 good deeds completed by
As part of the Illinois Solar Schools pro-      featured in an article posted by the Uni-        Jefferson students. The Feinstein Founda-
ject, we're saving energy everyday at           versity of Illinois College of Education         tion from Cranston, Rhode Island recently
Centennial High School. Check out the           about the lesson on the use of wireless          recognized Jefferson Middle School with
new solar panels, and be sure to click and      proscopes and iPods.                             a check for $1,000 to honor their ef-
check out the Solar Data. So far the car-                                                        forts. Jefferson is now a finalist and in
bon offset is equivalent to four trees!         STUDENT GIVE BACK                                consideration to be a Feinstein Leader-
                                                Throughout the last several weeks, stu-          ship School which recognizes schools
STAR NOMINEES                                   dents at Franklin Middle School have             who respond to the needs of their com-
Congratulations to Unit 4's City of             been working hard collecting donations           munity in simple but tangible ways.
Champaign STAR award nomi-                      and spare change to give back to the
nees. Nominated for Rising Star                 community by helping St. Jude’s Chil-            BASEBALL UNDER THE LIGHTS
Award: Coach Susan Thomas and the               dren’s Hospital and the Leukemia and             Westview Elementary staff and students
Centennial Girls Basketball Team for            Lymphoma Society. The MATH-A-THON,               and their families enjoyed baseball under
their fundraising efforts in the fight          sponsored by sixth grade teachers Tracey         the lights on Thursday, May 19th for the
against cancer. Nominated for Good              Jones, Lisa Krause and students raised           Centennial Chargers vs. Central Maroons
Neighbor Award: Dr. Christopher Jor-            $2,300 to donate to St. Jude’s. At the           high school baseball game at Centennial’s
                                                same time, Student Council and sponsors          baseball field. Westview teacher Mr.
dan DDS and staff for outstanding vol-
                                                Chanita Howard and Danielle Boggs were           Hyde coaches the Centennial Chargers
unteer work at Kenwood Elementary.
                                                excited to see teachers and students             and has invited them out to cheer them
Nominated for Difference Maker
                                                across grade levels collect spare change         on. As part of the experience kids can
Award: Mike Kulas, Volition founder,                                                             take batting practice during the game,
                                                and other donations for the Leukemia
for his support of mentoring in our             and Lymphoma Society that totaled just           test their arm against the radar gun, run
schools. Nominated for Neighborhood             over $1,500. Together, Franklin Middle           the bases after the game. The Westview
Leadership Award: Becky Restad for              School has raised almost $4,000 for char-        Voices choir will be singing the National
her countless contributions of time and         ity in the month of April.                       Anthem.
talent to Garden Hills Elementary and
the Garden Hills community. The                 GOOD DEEDS BY STUDENTS                           SUPERINTENDENT SEARCH UNDERWAY
awards ceremony is scheduled for next           Mrs. Catherine Ahsell and Jefferson Mid-         The Champaign Unit 4 Board of Educa-
week.                                           dle School’s Climate Team recently               tion is in the process of recruiting and
            May 20, 2011

            Champaign Unit School District #4                                                           For more information,
            701 South New Street                                                                         Contact Lynn Peisker,
            Champaign, IL 61820                                                               Community Relations Coordinator
            217.351.3822                                                                       peiskely@champaignschools.org

            News
hiring a new superintendent to replace          dents adorned the walls, students played         8:00am/Lunch: 11:30am-12:30pm)
Arthur R. Culver, who will be leaving the       musical selections and presented special         Stratton Elementary School (902 N.
district on June 30, 2011. The Board            songs dedicated to Mrs. Carey. Wal-              Randolph) – June 13 – July 15, Mon, Tue,
would like the hiring process to be trans-      mart’s national teacher of the year in           Wed, Thu, Fri
parent and inclusive. The Board of Edu-         2006, Carey has taught in Unit 4 Schools         (Breakfast: 7:45am-8:45am/Lunch:
cation is seeking applications from com-        for 35 years. She is instrumental in creat-      11:00am-12:30am)
munity members to serve on the Superin-         ing the ceramic art installation for the         Jericho Church (1601 W. Bloomington) –
tendent Search Committee. Information           new Booker T. Washington Elementary              June 6 – July 22, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
about the search process and the Com-           and this year she was recently selected          (Breakfast: 7:30am-8:30am/Lunch
mittee Interest Form may be found on            the Distinguished Alumni from the Uni-           11:30am-12:30pm)
the District website on the Board of Edu-       versity of Illinois School of Art and De-
cation page under quick links. Additional       sign.                                            CELEBRITY SUB-FOR-A-DAY
information and opportunities for input
will be posted on this page as they be-         SUMMER FOOD PROGRAM
come available.                                 Summer is just around the corner and
Link to Superintendent Search                   you may be concerned about providing
page: http://                                   nutritious meals for your child while
www.champaignschools.org/                       school is out. Good news! The Cham-
superintendent-search.html                      paign Unit 4 School District partners with
Link to Committee Interest Form applica-        U.S. Department of Agriculture to serve
tion: http://www.champaignschools.org/          free meals to children during the summer
superintendent_search/                          months. There are no income require-
search_committee_form.pdf                       ments, and any child under age 18 is eli-
                                                gible for free meals.
MUSICAL TRIBUTE FOR TEACHER                     CHAMPAIGN UNIT 4 SUMMER FOOD
                                                SERVICE SITES*:
                                                Carrie Busey (1605 W. Kirby) - June 13
                                                through July 15, Mon, Tues, Wed, Thu, Fri
                                                (Breakfast 8:00am-9:00am/Lunch                   United Way Vice President and Cham-
                                                11:00am-12:00pm)                                 paign Unit 4 Board of Education presi-
                                                Don Moyer Boys and Girls Club (201 E.            dent Sue Grey serves as the substitute
                                                Park Ave) - June 6 through July 29, Mon,         teacher for a day in Mrs. Deborah
                                                Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri (Breakfast: 8:30am-           White’s Kindergarten class at Carrie
                                                9:00am/Lunch: 11:30am-1:00pm)                    Busey Elementary School. Mrs. Grey of-
                                                1st Presbyterian Church (302 W. Church)          fered her services as the prize in the
                                                – June 6 through July 29, Mon, Tue, Wed,         Champaign Unit 4 Combined Charities
                                                Thu, Fri                                         Campaign conducted by United Way of
On Wednesday, May 18, parents and               (Breakfast: 8:30am-9:00am/Lunch:                 Champaign County last fall. Mrs. White
community members gathered to enjoy             11:30am-1:00pm)                                  was the contributor whose name was
the BTW spring musical, presented as a          Douglass Community Center (512 E.                drawn as the winner of “sub for a day.”
tribute to retiring teacher Mrs. Shauna         Grove) – June 6 through August 5, Mon,
Carey. Drawings of Mrs. Carey by stu-           Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri (Breakfast: 7:30am-
             May 20, 2011

             Champaign Unit School District #4                                                         For more information,
             701 South New Street                                                                       Contact Lynn Peisker,
             Champaign, IL 61820                                                             Community Relations Coordinator
             217.351.3822                                                                     peiskely@champaignschools.org


             Events
5th grade all-district band festival concert     Kenwood Carnival’s annual spring carni-       comments from the community are welcome.
at Centennial High School, 6 pm, Thurs-          val for KENWOOD FAMILIES will be held         Administrators will present pros and cons for
day, May 19. and the 4th and 5th grade           from 6-8 p.m. this Friday evening, May        one, two or three high schools. Those unable
all-district strings festival concert will be    20.                                           to attend may send comments to centralcom-
held at Jefferson Middle School, 6:30 pm,                                                      ments@champaignschools.org.
Monday, May 23.                                  At Carrie Busey Elementary on Monday,
                                                 May 23, there will be a literature, crea-     High School graduation ceremonies will take
Central High School presents “The                tive writing and encouraging the reading      place on Tuesday, May 24. Central’s gradua-
25th Annual Putnam County Spelling               and exploration of different books and        tion will be held at Krannert Center at 6 PM
Bee.” It will be performed Thursday              poems through the "Busey Awards for           and Centennial’s graduation will be held at
through Saturday (May 19-21) at 7pm              Literature". It's loosely modeled after       Assembly Hall at 8 PM.
and Sun (May 22) at 2:30 pm in Decker            award ceremonies like the Oscar or
Theatre at Central High School.                  Emmy Awards. Anne Dill from WCIA              Barkstall Elementary has planned reading
art show at the Orpheum Science Mu-              news will be the Master of Ceremonies         night and ice cream social for Wednesday,
seum. The opening is this Tue. May 17th          and the students will be announcing the       May 25.
from 6-8 and the show will be on display         nominations and winners. The children
until the 30th. Over 500 pieces of art,          will be entering the Community Room on        Eighth Grade promotion ceremonies will be
one from each child.                             a red carpet around 9:15 and the cere-        held on Friday, May 27. Jefferson will begin
                                                 mony will begin at 9:30.                      at 8:30 AM, Edison at 9:00 AM, and Franklin
Dr Howard Elementary will be hosting a                                                         at 10:00 AM.
“Treated” party, for those students who          The Champaign Unit 4 Schools Board of
have earned at least 10 “Treated” slips          Education has scheduled a study session       A ground breaking ceremony for the new Car-
for exhibiting behaviors that treat others       for May 23, 2011. The community is in-        rie Busey Elementary School (see architects
with respect. The event is scheduled for         vited to attend the meeting in the Board      rendering below) will be held on Friday, May
Wednesday, May 25th, from 11:30 to               room at the Mellon Administrative Cen-        27 at 3 PM at the site of the new school, 304
2:00pm. Their third grade musical pro-           ter, 703 South New Street, Champaign.         Prairie Rose Lane, Savoy, Illinois. The public is
gram will be held on Friday, May 19th, at        The meeting will begin at 6 PM. The           invited to attend.
1 PM.                                            topic will be the options for a new Cen-
                                                 tral High School. Ideas, questions and



                                        Carrie Busey Elementary School in Savoy
                                               Ground Breaking Ceremony
                                              Friday, May 23, 2001 at 3 PM

				
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