District 7 Preschool Academy 2020-2021 Registration

District 7 Preschool Academy 2020-21 Registration Opens for Community Residents

Preschool Academy is a tuition based, five day, full-day preschool program for children ages three to five years of age. Eligible students must be 3 years of age on or before September 1, a resident of District 7, and independently toilet trained.  The program is currently located at Goshen Elementary School and runs concurrently with the District 7 school calendar. Preschool Academy students have access to the Kid Zone program for before- and after- school child care needs for an additional fee.

Registration will be open to District 7 residents beginning February 3, 2020. As this program has limited enrollment, new registrations will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. Registrations will be considered pending until the minimum enrollment number is met. Pending registrations will be notified of their status no later than May 2020. Once the program has met its capacity, a waiting list will be started for 2020-21.

To register for the upcoming 2020-21 school year, we ask that you submit your enrollment form with a $50 (nonrefundable) registration fee and $150 first week’s tuition. All forms and payment will need to be submitted to Hadley House in person so they may be date/time stamped. Additional District 7 New Student registration paperwork will be required once your Preschool Academy application has been processed. This includes two proofs of residency and a certified birth certificate. A student physical and vaccination record will be required at the beginning of the school year. Parents will be contacted during the summer regarding the required Parent Orientation in August. Enrollment forms and more program information may be found at www.ecusd7.org/preschoolacademy or by contacting Holly Teague, District 7 Preschool Facilitator, at (618)692-1222 or hteague@ecusd7.org.

NO SCHOOL – Friday, January 17, 2020

This is a school closing announcement for Edwardsville District 7.  Due to potentially hazardous road conditions this afternoon, all District 7 schools will be closed Friday, January 17, 2020. Please check the district website for the status of afternoon and evening school-related activities.

Weather-Related Announcement from District 7

Good afternoon.  This is a weather related announcement from District 7. 

 The current forecast for Friday, January 17th is for a wintery mix to begin around noon.  As of right now, Madison County is forecasted to get a trace amount of snow followed by the potential for a small amount of sleet and freezing rain.   Barring a change in forecast, the plan is for all District 7 schools to be in session on Friday, January 17th.      

 We will continue to monitor the forecast and the conditions throughout the morning.  If roads conditions deteriorate in the afternoon, the possibility exists that the district will enact an early dismissal plan on Friday, January 17th

 The early dismissal plan would involve releasing Edwardsville High School students an hour early at 12:50 PM with buses leaving the school by 1:00 PM.  Middle School early dismissal would be at 2:00 PM with buses leaving by 2:10.  Elementary school buildings would have an early dismissal at 3:00 PM with buses leaving by 3:10 PM.  Under this plan, high school students should arrive home approximately an hour early, middle school students about 45 minutes early, and elementary students about 30 minutes earlier than usual.    Kid Zone will continue to operate under normal hours regardless of early dismissal. 

 Please consider how this early dismissal could affect your students’ arrival time at home and make sure your child is aware of any changes to the normal routine that this could cause. If the district enacts an early dismissal plan, we will communicate via email and an automated call. 

District 7 making academic progress, attendance improvements



2020 High School Summer School Registration

Edwardsville High School summer school registration will begin next Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at 7:30 a.m.  All registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.  Parents are encouraged to register their children early as classes fill up quickly.

The links below will take you to the required registration paperwork and the summer school course descriptions.

Registration Forms:


Course Descriptions:


Reminders for the Month of January


Reminders for the Month of

January 2020


Friday, January 10:


 2nd Quarter Report Cards Issued


Monday, January 20:


 NO SCHOOL – Martin Luther King Holiday


Susan Converse, 2019 Illinois Teacher of the Year, to be recognized at College Football Playoff National Championship Game

2019 Illinois Teacher of the Year to be recognized at College Football Playoff National Championship Game

Edwardsville’s Susan Converse to join other state teachers of the year on the field before kickoff on Jan. 13

SPRINGFIELD – Susan Converse, the 2019 Illinois Teacher of the Year, will be recognized at the College Football Playoff National Championship game on Monday, Jan. 13, at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, La. Converse will join other state teachers of the year on the field prior to the national anthem for a celebration of the most influential teachers in the country.

The live televised honor is part of the College Football Playoff Foundation’s weekend-long Teacher of the Year Championship Experience, hosted in partnership with the Council of Chief State School Officers. The state teachers of the year will chronicle their experiences with the hashtags #CFPExtraYard, #TOYChampExperience, and #NTOY19.

Learn more about Converse and Illinois’ Teacher of the Year program in this video at https://vimeo.com/375524493.


2019 Illinois Teacher of the Year Susan Converse to be recognized on the field at the College Football Playoff National Championship



2019 Illinois Teacher of the Year Susan Converse and other extraordinary state teachers of the year



Monday, Jan. 13; Converse to receive recognition prior to the game, which begins at 7 p.m.


WHERE: Televised live on ESPN from Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, La.

Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day

The SIUE Society of Women Engineers is hosting “Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day” on Saturday, February 15, 2020.  This event is for girls in grades 5 – 8.  The registration deadline is January 26, 2020.

Click the links below for more information on how to register and information regarding optional transportation options the day of the event.

Link to registration:  https://sites.google.com/site/swesiue/igeday

Link to forms: http://ecusd7.org/wp-content/uploads/bsk-pdf-manager/2020/01/IGE_Day_Forms_2020.pdf



District 7 Nurses Organize Help for the Holidays

District 7 students, families, staff, and community members worked together this holiday season to help families in need.  Because of generous donations, the District nurses were able to organize holiday assistance for 170 families this year, allowing for a brighter Christmas for approximately 500 children.  The generosity and support from our district families, staff and community was amazing!


In addition to the clothing, toys, and household items provided by a number of donors, the Goshen and Metro-East Rotaries delivered food baskets to a number of District 7 families in need.  See the article from the The Intelligencer below: