News & Announcements

February 2017 Staff Spotlight Winner - Hilary Mathis

We are excited to announce the February 2017 Champaign Unit 4 School District Staff Spotlight winner: 

Hilary Mathis, Special Education Teacher at Centennial High School - Nominated by Betsy Alderman

We look forward to honoring her at the Monday, February 13 Board of Education Meeting at 6 p.m. at the Mellon Administrative Center. 
Nominator Betsy Alderman had this to say about Hilary:  

Kids Plus Black History Month Activities

A Black History Month update from the Champaign Unit 4 School District Kids Plus Program

This month in the Champaign Unit 4 School District Kid Plus program, students activities are focusing on a celebration of books around African American stories that will help to inspire students to "let their dreams take flight!"

Unit 4 to Celebrate NAAPID on February 13

In honor of National African-American Parent Involvement Day (NAAPID) on February 13, each Unit 4 school is inviting parents to visit their child's school and take part in some special activities. Below is a summary of what each campus has planned that day. We will continue to update this list as we receive further additions. 

Champaign Early Childhood Center

South Side Receives $5,000 Donation to Fund Heart Rate Monitors

Thanks to the efforts of Physical Education teacher Brian Wenzel, South Side Elementary School has received a $5,000 donation from The Charles W. Christie Foundation to fund their heart rate project.  

South Side will receive 30 heart rate monitors from Heart Zone Systems.  The heart rate monitors allow teachers to assess students objectively, accurately quantifies moderate to vigorous activity (MVPA), and allows teachers to set measurable teacher performance goals. 

Board of Education Names Cook as Novak Academy Administrator

Ms. Danielle Cook has been named the permanent Administrator at Novak Academy. Ms. Cook is currently serving as the interim Administrator at Novak Academy for the 2016-2017 school year.  


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