Champaign Schools

Champaign Schools

Centennial students try to be 'a big help' on Austin's Day

URBANA — On Austin's Day, Centennial High School volunteers try to make a difference in order to honor a fallen former Centennial student.

And this Saturday, they once again succeeded in that goal.

Distinguished Alumni | Maroon lays ground work

Local high school sports followers from the '90s may remember the name JANELLE JOHNSON, the two-sport Champaign Central standout whose athletic achievements helped earn her a scholarship to Purdue.

Proponents ready to argue case for new Champaign charter school

CHAMPAIGN — Jeanette Ellerbe wasn't there to witness when it happened — when a young male student at her church's summer camp had suddenly, seemingly, had enough.

After being called on to read out loud, the upcoming Champaign sixth-grader got up and punched through a wall with his fist, she'd been told.

Area girls’ soccer leaders (March 28, 2018)


Player, School, Goals

Johnson-Monfort, Mahomet-Seymour, 8

Liggett, Danville, 6

Maupin, Monticello, 6

Biegler, Mahomet-Seymour, 3

Murray, St. Thomas More, 3

Jessup, Mahomet-Seymour, 2

Lenchow, Mahomet-Seymour, 2

Lester, Mahomet-Seymour, 2

Schmitt, St. Thomas More, 2

Unit 4 OKs buying $1.5M warehouse

CHAMPAIGN — More than 1,000 tubs of science supplies and a need for more storage space have prompted Unit 4 to buy a $1.5 million building in north Champaign.

On Monday night, the Champaign school board approved a purchase agreement with the seller of a warehouse located at 806-808 Pioneer St.

Historic Burnham mansion has shot at new lot in life

CHAMPAIGN — A University of Illinois architecture graduate who specializes in historic preservation is looking for a property large enough to become the new site of the historic Burnham mansion, if he's successful in securing it from its current owner, the Champaign school district.

UPDATE: Unit 4 talking with a potential Burnham Mansion buyer

UPDATE 11:20 a.m. Friday:

The President of the Champaign Unit 4 school board said the latest plan to spare Burnham Mansion from the wrecking ball is further along than previous bids.

More than 1,200 school workers learn how to stop traumatic bleeding

CHAMPAIGN — Even before the latest school shooting tragedy last month in Florida, some local school staffs had begun arming themselves with training they hope they never have to use — how to stop life-threatening bleeding.

Instruction under a national campaign called Stop the Bleed has been under way for East Central Illinois schools since the start of last year.

Teachers: Arming us would spell nothing but trouble

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The Big 10 with Jeff D'Alessio, March 4, 2018

We asked area educators: Speaking only for yourself and not your school, is it time to consider arming teachers, as President Donald Trump proposed in the aftermath of last month's school shooting in south Florida?