Two Jefferson Middle School Teachers Awarded ISTA/ExxonMobil Award

Two Jefferson Middle School science teachers, Ms. Jaqueline Baxter and Ms. Jennifer White, have been awarded the Illinois Science Teacher Association (ISTA) and ExxonMobil Outstanding Teacher of Science Award and $1,000 each. Ms. Baxter and Ms. White are two of eleven teachers in the State of Illinois to receive this honor.

Jefferson Middle School Named Winner of 2013 Governor’s Sustainability Award

Champaign’s Jefferson Middle School has been named a winner of the 2013 Governor’s Sustainability Award along with 26 other companies and organizations across the state for their work in protecting the environment, helping sustain the future, and improving the economy.

Middle School Summer Programs

Middle School Math Enrichment program runs from 6/3-6/21 for incoming 6th graders and 6/24-7/12 for incoming 7th and 8th graders at Jefferson Middle School from 9-12. Please enter through the south entrance.

Middle School S.M.A.R.T. program runs from 6/10-7/12 at Centennial High School from 8-12. Please enter through the south entrance.

Recognitions and Upcoming Events

  • The Champaign Unit 4 School District has been notified by the U.S. Green Building Council that Carrie Busey Elementary School has achieved Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Certification at the Gold level.
  • Centennial High School recently received a Biodiversity Field Trip Grant from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. The grant allowed all Centennial biology students the opportunity to spend the day studying the biodiversity of Kickapoo State Park. Students studied habitats such as forests, small ponds, a lake, a prairie, and a river.

Recognitions and Upcoming Events - 05/03/13

The American Lung Association has selected a Radon Video made by Centennial High School Music Survey student Chase Martinkus in the Top 10 among its many submissions.

Congratulations to Unit 4 students Daniel and Nicolas Ramkumar who won the City of Champaign’s Rising Star Award!

Centennial Choir students traveled to Washington DC last week to sing at the 50th Anniversary Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" Speech. Congratulations!


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