Vision, Mission, and Core Values

Vision Statement: Where are we going?

The Champaign Unit 4 Schools department of athletics will be recognized as the standard of excellence through athletic and academic success. The Champaign Unit 4 Schools department of athletics is educating its student-athletes while building leadership and teamwork qualities and a reputation as winners on and off the field of play.

Mission Statement: Why do we do what we do?

The Athletic Departments in Champaign seek to instill, encourage and sustain a great tradition of excellence by enhancing the lives of our athletes and will promote a culture where athletes will grow as people, students and competitors. The student-athletes will learn to enjoy the preparation for competition, feel valued as individuals and respect the value of sportsmanship and teamwork. All of this will enhance pride among its student body, staff, alumni and community.

Core Values: 

  • Trust, Care, Commitment and Action

  • Can I trust you to do your best?

  • Do you care to become the very best?

  • Are you totally committed to becoming the very best?

  • Do your actions support your responses?

  • Character – Do what you are supposed to do when you are supposed to do it and do it that way every time

  • Hard Work

  • Success – We value winning and achievement in athletics, academics and personal development while complying within the rules and regulations of the IHSA.

Handbooks and Guidelines

Campus Contact Information and Websites

Centennial High School: Athletic Director, Dr. Robert Lopezwebsite

Central High School: Athletic Director, Jane Stillman | website

Edison Middle School: Athletic Director, Sean Smith | website

Franklin Middle School: Athletic Director, Spencer Ferguson | website

Jefferson Middle School: Athletic Director, Megan Siwecki | website

Athletic Physical Information

The biggest change in this form is that parents/guardians must provide written proof of insurance when they submit this form. Students will not be allowed to participate/tryout for any athletic team without the Champaign Unit 4 athletic participation form AND proof of insurance submitted to the athletic directors along with a current sports physical. The attachment is for parents/guardians to print and then submit, which is why we will no longer refer to the form as the yellow form. If you have any questions, please contact your child's athletic director.

MS Athletics Participation Form