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CU Schools Foundation is an independent, non-profit corporation designed to enhance the quality of education in Champaign-Urbana through community support of the public schools.  The Foundation’s goal is to make a difference in our schools by providing valuable new opportunities for our students and teachers. As of FY15, CUSF has funded over $1,500,000.00 of locally-raised dollars to our schools, through grants, targeted giftsscholarships and endowed funds. We have served thousands of children as a result. Read more.


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  • Early Heat Dismissal - Central High School - August 30, 2016
    Posted by stuartst on August 30, 2016 at 1:28 pm

    Due to the combined temperature and humidity inside the building, Champaign Central High School will dismiss at 1:05 p.m. today, Tuesday, August 30.  Buses will be available to take students home.  All afternoon athletic activities will be held as scheduled. […]

  • Early Dismissal Due to Heat - Central High School - Monday, August 29, 2016
    Posted by stuartst on August 29, 2016 at 1:57 pm

    Due to the combined temperature and humidity inside the building, Champaign Central High School will dismiss at 1:05 p.m. today, Monday, August 29.  Buses will be available to take students home.  All afternoon athletic activities will be held as scheduled.   Over the weekend, without students present, the combined temperature and humidity (heat index) was 92-97 degrees. The readings inside classrooms at 8:30 this morning, after the windows had been open and fans going over the weekend, averaged 92 degrees.  &nbs […]

  • Superintendent’s Blog: Report to the Board of Education – August 23, 2016
    Posted by jgeigner on August 24, 2016 at 1:55 pm

    Superintendent’s Report to Urbana School District #116 Board of Education August 23, 2016 Welcome Back to School The 2016-2017 School Year started with an amazing Opening Day for staff which featured The Urbana Tigers Marching Band and the UHS a capella group, VCR.  The first day of school for students was exciting, and the high school and […]

  • ALICE Procedures for Safety Drill
    Posted by jacksoty on August 22, 2016 at 4:28 pm

    This school year the District will continue to implement the ALICE procedure as its response to active shooter safety drills.  ALICE, which stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, and Evacuate, is an evidence-based plan that aligns to the recommendations of the U.S. Department of Education and helps to increase survivability for students of all ages in the event of an active shooter. […]

  • Tap In Leadership Academy After School Enrichment Program
    Posted by stuartst on August 19, 2016 at 2:39 pm

    Tap In offers a relationship-centered Afterschool Enrichment Program at seven schools in our District: Booker T. Washington STEM Academy, Garden Hills Elementary, Kenwood Elementary, Stratton Elementary, Edison Middle, Jefferson Middle, and Centennial High Schools. The program offers S.T.E.A.M. based, enrichment activities to fuel educational achievement, leadership development, and cultural advancement in our students. Tap In features an academic hour with trained staff and tutors available for homework help, test preparation, and equip students with an abundance of study tips. […]

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Champaign Urbana Schools Foundation shared Champaign Unit 4 Schools's photo.Tuesday, August 30th, 2016 at 11:01am

Congratulations and thank you to Ondine Gross! We hope you'll celebrate her new book at Barnes & Noble on September...

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