Superintendent's Corner

To The Point - Fall 2013 Edition

The following article appears in the Fall 2013 Edition of To The Point, a quarterly newsletter from Champaign Unit #4 School District. Click here to view the newsletter in its entirety.  
 
The Best and Brightest by Superintendent Dr. Judy Wiegand
 

District Goals

From Dr. Judy Wiegand:

Welcome to the 2013-2014 school year! As we embark on a new year, I would like to encourage you to familiarize yourself with the goals that we have developed together with the Board of Education for our District.

GOAL #1: The Superintendent will foster high academic achievement, wellness, and well-being among all learners in a safe, supportive environment.

Taking the Time to Honor Our Teachers

BY SUPERINTENDENT DR. JUDY WIEGAND

During this past week, we all took the time to honor our teachers and acknowledge the crucial role they play in making sure that all of our students receive a quality education. This comes at a time when national surveys indicate that teacher morale is at one of its lowest points of all time in part due to the incredible pressure and stress placed on public school educators.

Students Shine at the NAACP ACT-SO Awards

This weekend I had the pleasure of attending the ACT-SO Awards Luncheon. The Academic Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO) is the sponsored by the NAACP and is the premier program to showcase the extraordinary talents and achievements of our students.

The program is a yearlong enrichment program designed to recruit, stimulate, improve and encourage high academic and cultural achievement among African American students.

The ACT-SO goals are:

The Continuum of Services Offered in Unit 4

Last week, I had the pleasure of attending two events on that truly exemplify the continuum of services we provide here in Champaign Schools. The first event was the dedication of the College and Career Center at Central High School. Both high schools have dedicated space and personnel to support the post-secondary plans of our students. This initiative is part of the work being done at our high schools to provide direction and support to all students so that when they graduate they have a plan for the next stage in their lives.

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