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

Taking the Time to Honor Our Teachers


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.

CU Schools Foundation Celebrates 25 Years


This weekend, I had the pleasure of attending the Champaign Urbana Schools Foundation (CUSF) 25th Anniversary Benefit Gala. CUSF is an independent, non-profit, community-supported foundation whose purpose is to enhance the quality of education in both the Champaign Unit #4 School District and Urbana School District #116.


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