District 7 Hosts Annual Illinois Day Event

Third grade students across all District 7 schools participated in the annual Illinois Day event.  Despite the rain, it was still a great day of learning for students!

https://www.theintelligencer.com/news/article/Roughly-600-third-graders-celebrate-state-on-13831936.php#photo-17382120

Summer Sports Camp

Don’t miss out on an opportunity for your child to work with the Edwardsville High School coaches and athletes this summer.  Sign up for sports camps now by visiting the EHS Athletics Page http://ecusd7.org/ehs/athletics/ or by calling the athletics office at 656-7100 extension 20213.

Superintendent Comments

SUPERINTENDENT’S COMMENTS

Dr. Lynda C. Andre

May 14, 2019

  • Student Recognitions:  EHS Junior Scottlynn Ballard , the EHS Journalism Team, and Do the Right Thing student awards
  • Community Group Recognitions:  District 7 School Lunch Debt Solutions and Painting the Town Gold Campaign
  • Increase in lunch prices for 2019-2020

Student Recognitions

At last night’s meeting, the District 7 Board of Education recognized a number of students for their recent accomplishments:

  • EHS Junior Scottlynn Ballard, runner-up in the National Poetry Out Loud competition held in Washington DC last month, provided a brief reading of a poem.
  • EHS Journalism students and their sponsor EHS English teacher Amanda Thrun were recognized for their recent first place finish in the IHSA State Journalism Finals held in Normal, Illinois.
  • Forty-four students were recognized at the May Do the Right Thing

Community Group Recognitions

The board also was presented with a $7,000.00 check from the District 7 School Lunch Debt Solutions committee for the 2018-2019 school year. Under the leadership of committee chair Trish Oberweis, funds were raised to help offset costs of unpaid meal balances that accrue as a result of families in financial distress. We appreciate their generosity and ongoing support for this project.

Representatives Todd Schultz, Carla Fink, and Lucas Siron from Painting the Town Gold were also in attendance to provide an overview of the September 2019 campaign to raise awareness and funds to support pediatric cancer research. EHS graduate Todd Schultz spoke about his commitment to this project and his experiences with his own cancer diagnosis and road to recovery.

Approval of Lunch Price Increase for the 2019-2020 School Year to Comply With The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010

The board approved a $0.10 increase in lunch prices at the elementary, middle and high school levels for the 2019-2020 school year to comply with The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.

Under the provisions of the Act, school nutrition programs are required to move towards charging paid meal category students at a price that is on average equal to the difference between free meal reimbursement and paid meal reimbursement.

Schools that charge less than this amount are required to gradually increase their prices over time until the requirement is met. The amount of the per meal increase mandated for the 2019-2020 school year is 3.7%.

Failing to comply with the provisions of the Act would jeopardize the District’s participation in the free and reduced lunch program and could result in a loss of federal revenue of over $700,000 annually.

EHS Drama Club’s spring musical nominated for STL High School Theatre Awards

Congratulations to the EHS Drama Club!

https://www.theintelligencer.com/news/article/EHS-Drama-Club-8217-s-spring-musical-nominated-13832382.php

EHS Student Wins $10k Prize in National Poetry Out Loud Contest

Edwardsville High School student Scottlynn Ballard has been named runner-up of the Poetry Out Loud National competition that took place Wednesday evening in Washington, D.C.

Ballard received the award after advancing through a field of more than 275,000 student participants nationwide. [Continue Reading →]

Scottlynn Ballard from Edwardsville High School placed second in the National Poetry Out Loud competition in Washington, D.C. Wednesday evening. Ballard, who entered the competition with 275,000 other high school students across the country, won a $10,000 prize for her second-place finish.

Reminders for the Month of May

Friday, May 24: Last Day of Student Attendance
End of 4th Quarter

  • Grades 3-5 report cards will be made available in TigerView by the end of the day on May 24, 2019.
  • Grades 6-12 report cards will be made available in TigerView by the end of the day on May 31, 2019.

No hard copies will be distributed.  Please contact your child’s school if you are unable to access TigerView.

 Saturday, May 25:                       Graduation – Edwardsville High School
Tuesday, May 28: Teacher Institute Day

 

Edwardsville High School 2019 Summer Program

Edwardsville High School is pleased to offer its students opportunities to extend their learning beyond the school year.

Registration Information
Please visit the District 7 website at http://www.ecusd7.org to find dates and times for each course or pick up a registration packet at one of the following locations: Hadley House, the Edwardsville High School office, the Liberty Middle School office, and/or the Lincoln Middle School office.

The District will begin accepting registration packets at 7:30 a.m. on January 22, 2019. A student’s registration is accepted on a first-come, first-served basis regardless of registration deadline. Parents are encouraged to register their child early. Registration is complete only when all registration forms and payment have been received. Only students with complete registrations will be added to a class roster. Students currently on free and reduced lunch will not be denied the opportunity to attend summer school if unable to pay fees. All registrations will be confirmed during the week of May 6, 2019.

Registration closes Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. Minimum enrollment for all courses is 17 students. In case of cancellation due to low enrollment, the entire course fees will be returned. Those students who registered for a class that is cancelled due to low enrollment may be able to enroll in another class after the April 16 closing deadline if space is available. Deadline for Limited Enrollment Courses is May 31, 2019. Please return completed forms and payment to:

  • Summer School Registration can be mailed or hand delivered to:
    Hadley House, 708 St. Louis Street, Edwardsville, IL 62025, or
    EHS Main Office
    Liberty Main Office
    Lincoln Main Office

Please note:

  • If a student accumulates four absences (excused or unexcused) OR five tardies (excused or unexcused), the student will receive a grade of “F”, earn no credit, and will be dropped from the class with no refund.
  • Refund Policy: There is a $50 non-refundable deposit for each course. This fee is part of the course fee. However, payment will be returned in full if the class is not held due to low enrollment or the student is wait-listed. Payment will not be refunded once the course begins.
  • Transportation at all levels is the responsibility of the parent.
  • No classes on July 4

Please call 618.656.1182 if you have questions.

2019 High School Summer School Registration Packet

EHS Hosts Unified Sports Day for Special Olympics Illinois

Unification and inclusion were the primary themes Monday at Edwardsville High School, but there was plenty of fun to be had as well.

From 9 a.m. to noon at the Winston Brown Track and Field Complex, young people with and without intellectual disabilities played together as part of Unified Sports Day to support Special Olympics Illinois. [Continue Reading →]

EHS Hosts Unified Sports Day for Special Olympics Illinois