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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.  

MLK Creative Expressions Writing Contest Winners 2017

Congratulations to the Unit 4 students who were honored as part of the MLK Creative Expressions Writing Contest this weekend at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts! 

2nd / 3rd Grades

Group Project - Robeson Elementary School

Teacher: Mr. Randy Bost


Winning Entries

Sandaru Devmal

Quincy Dixon

Dayaneira Gomez

Eldana Nigussie

Simon Nudelman

Campbell Phillips



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