Schoolhouse Blog

Central High student wins state Poetry Out Loud contest

Cool news for a Champaign Central student:


Jefferson Middle School students take Spring Break trip to Washington, D.C.

I always like to hear about what student groups are up to, and after hearing about Jefferson Middle School students' trip to Washington, D.C., over spring break, I thought I'd include something about it here.

Here's Jefferson Middle School teacher Jan Niccum's account of the trip.


Champaign schools: kindergarten registration deadline and updated photos of the new Carrie Busey Elementary

I have a couple of items to share from Champaign schools, during this beautiful Spring Break week.


Former N-G education reporter Jodi Heckel writes about late school board member Greg Novak

After moving to the education beat last October, I worked a bit with late school board member Greg Novak but not nearly as much as former education reporter Jodi Heckel.


The Champaign school district's statement on board member Greg Novak's death

Here's the statement the Champaign school district issued following the death of school board member Greg Novak yesterday.


Champaign County 4-H collecting school supplies for storm victims

I got this press release today, and thought I'd pass it on, as it's a worthy cause.


Champaign school board to vote on working cash bond issue, discuss merits of one large high school tonight

Tonight, the Champaign school board will meet for its regularly scheduled special meeting.

The board will convene tonight at 5:30 for an executive session, with the open session of the meeting beginning at 6 p.m.


UHS Tigers vs. Central Maroons game will raise money for breast cancer research

Generally, I don't cover sports, even if they're happening in the schools I cover. But I got a press release this morning from the Urbana school district about this fundraiser at Friday night's basketball game vs. Central, and I thought I'd share it.


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