Elementary Science Night

The EHS Science Club hosted an exciting evening for our students in grades 3 – 5. Elementary Science Night included activities in astronomy, biology, earth science, chemistry, and physics that engaged students in hands on learning led by our high school students and special guests. Around 50 students along with their parents attended the event. Astronomy demonstrations and telescope viewing was brought to us by Riverbend Astronomy Club.

Elementary Science Night

Elementary Science Night

Incorporating Technology to Differentiate Learning in the Classroom

Teachers in District 7 recently had the opportunity to attend a workshop titled “Incorporating Technology to Differentiate Learning in the Classroom.” This workshop presented engaging online websites and strategies that will help teachers to expand student learning and incorporate technology within their classrooms.

Incorporating Technology to Differentiate Learning in the Classroom

IMSA Funshop

The Edwardsville School District is partnering with the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA) to host an IMSA Funshop.

This event will be held for students in grades 3-6 at Liberty Middle School on Friday, April 5, 2019 from 6:00-8:30p.m.

To register, please visit www.imsa.edu/funshops.

IMSA Funshop

Do the Right Thing Recognition

The Board of Education and administration recognize students for “doing the right thing.”

Do the Right Thing Recognition
Congratulations to the students and their families who were honored at the March 11, 2019 Board Meeting. Each student recognized was nominated by a teacher, his/her principal, or another staff member because of an act of kindness that was observed somewhere in the school. The program regularly recognizes students who exemplify good judgment in a variety of situations.

The Honorees were as follows:

Edwardsville High School
Ximina Gonzales
Ashlyn Porter
Gavin Reising
Evan Sanders
Taylor Scott
Meredith Stump
Mia Williams
Trinity White

Glen Carbon Elementary
Jack Stonewater
Harrison Jackstadt
Evynn Vison

Goshen Elementary
Jase Seibert
Ayva Young
Anna Brynildsen
Jena Foster

Liberty Middle School
Quentin Williams
Ava Rahman
Gretchen Rybolt

Lincoln Middle School
Kaila Marshall
Sophia Holobaugh
Micah Swank

Cassens Elementary
Sophia Taylor
Ian Thomas
Leosvany Sanchez

Hamel Elementary
Grace Allaria
Bradley Crays
Charles Collier

Midway Elementary
Cheston Pickett
William Couch
Camille Thirion

Woodland Elementary
Rowan Fischer
Edie Vetter
Brooke Geggus

Worden Elementary
Drew Dannenbrink
Siena Fuller
Orissa Steiner

LeClaire Elementary
Max Germann
Jack Breihan
Stella Pohlman

Nelson Elementary
Azaria Boyd
Colton Davis
Ever Vassilakis

Columbus Elementary
Keira Wehrle
Jessica Ribbing
Ella Carter

Superintendent’s Comments – March 12, 2019

Dr. Lynda C. Andre
March 12, 2019

  • Approval of K-12 Science Curriculum and Purchase of New Science Instructional Materials
  • March 22 Teacher Institute Day Plans
  • School Messenger Parent Portal
  • Revised 2018-2019 School Calendar

Approval of K-12 Science Curriculum and Purchase of New Science Instructional Materials

At last night’s meeting, the District 7 Board of Education approved the revised K-12 science curriculum and the recommendation for purchase of instructional materials including textbooks, digital content, and new science equipment.

As promised during the “Prop E” Education Fund referendum, the District is on track with the plan to update all curricular areas, including the purchase of textbooks, and to restore the curriculum development cycle. The next academic area to undergo a curriculum study will be K-12 Social Science. A committee will be convened in the fall of 2019 with a planned implementation date of August 2020.

I’d like to thank the District 7 administrators and teachers on the committee, led by Director of Curriculum Cathie Wright, for completing this comprehensive curriculum revision over the course of the school year. The revised science curriculum is aligned to the New Illinois Learning Standards, which include the Next Generation Science Standards, so that our students will be receiving a standards-aligned curriculum, replacing a 10-year old curriculum. Teachers will begin professional development on the new curriculum and become familiar with the new instructional materials at the upcoming Teacher Institute Day and throughout the spring and summer. Students will receive new science textbooks for the 2019-2020 school year.

March 22 Teacher Institute Day Plans

In addition to science curriculum professional development workshops, District 7 teachers will be practicing Part 2 of the 4 E’s Program on March 22. We are very grateful to our local law enforcement partners – the Edwardsville Police Department, the Glen Carbon Police Department, and the Madison County Sheriff’s Office, for their participation in the training that will take place at each District 7 school. The 4 E’s approach to armed intruder preparedness began last October.

The District’s goal is for all 950 employees to receive training in this critical component of our emergency plans before the end of the school year. We thank our law enforcement partners in advance for their leadership and willingness to help all thirteen District 7 schools practice this training.

School Messenger Parent Portal

If you haven’t already done so, please remember to sign up for the new parent app that will consolidate all emails, phone calls, and text messages from the District into a new communications app. Parents and employees can:

  • Set communication preferences for calls, emails, texts, and more
  • Receive all kinds of school messages (classroom and group updates, activity alerts, school and district notifications) in one single app
  • Review messages on any device – smartphone, laptop, etc.

Go to http://go.schoolmessenger.com to download the SchoolMessenger mobile app for Apple and Android devices or use the web-based version from your internet browser to sign up.

With the new SchoolMessenger app, parents, employees, and community members have 24/7/365 access to important school notifications such as weather and emergency alerts.

Revised 2018-2019 School Calendar

The revised last day for student attendance is: Friday, May 24, 2019.

The revised last day for teachers is: Tuesday, May 28, 2019.

Elementary Science Night is Tomorrow – Tuesday, March 12th!

Don’t forget to register if you are interested in attending this family event.


Tuesday, March 12th, 2019
6:30 – 8:00 PM
Liberty Middle School

Edwardsville Elementary Science Night

Activities in Biology, Chemistry, Physics,Earth, and Space Sciences

Grades: District 7 3rd-5th graders and their parents. All students must be accompanied by a parent.
Sponsored by: Edwardsville High School Science Club
Special Guests: River Bend Astronomy Club
RSVP: Patty Beeler at pbeeler@ecusd7.org or call 656-1182

Reminders for the Month of March

Friday, March 8:  End of 3rd Quarter
Friday, March 15: 3rd Quarter Report Cards Issued

  • Grades 3-12 report cards will be made available in TigerView on March 15, 2019. (no hard copies will be distributed)
    • Please contact your child’s school if you are unable to access TigerView.
Friday, March 22: Teacher Institute
No student attendance

 

 

 

 

 

 

2019-2020 Kindergarten Registration Information

Who: Children who are age 5 on or before September 1, 2019

What: Pre-registration for students entering kindergarten in the 2019-20 school year

When: Wednesday, March 13, 2019 Noon – 6:30 p.m.

Where: The school your child will attend for kindergarten

Registration paperwork can be found at http://ecusd7.org/district-information/registration/ or at your child’s school.

Parents should bring the following documents to registration:

  • The child’s original birth certificate (a copy will be made and original returned to you)
  • Two forms of proof of residency (See website for allowable documents)
  • Phone number and address of three adults who can be called in an emergency
  • Name and phone number of the child’s doctor and dentist
  • An e-mail address for each parent

Kindergarten students are required to have a physical, dental, and vision exam so please make these appointments early. These exams do not have to be completed by registration, but will be required the first day of school.

An $80 registration fee is required the first day of school, August 13, 2019.


Kindergarten Parent Information Nights
6:30 – 7:30p.m.

February 20 – Nelson Elementary
February 27 – Leclaire Elementary
March 5 –  Glen Carbon Elementary
March 14 – Hamel Elementary
March 19 – Goshen Elementary
March 21 – Midway Elementary

These meetings are for parent/guardians of incoming kindergarten students. Students do not need to attend. All meetings are identical and not school specific, so please attend the meeting that is most convenient regardless of location. Parents should plan on attending one session.

The presentation will include:

  • An overview of the kindergarten experience
  • An explanation of policies regarding half-day enrollment
  • General information about District 7 schools
  • Information about your child’s kindergarten orientation
  • How to enroll in the District 7 Parent Messenger app.
  • A question/answer session

Edwardsville Elementary Science Night

Don’t forget to register if you are interested in attending this family event. See the flyer for details.


Tuesday, March 12th, 2019
6:30 – 8:00 PM
Liberty Middle School

Edwardsville Elementary Science Night

Activities in Biology, Chemistry, Physics,Earth, and Space Sciences

Grades: District 7 3rd-5th graders and their parents. All students must be accompanied by a parent.
Sponsored by: Edwardsville High School Science Club
Special Guests: River Bend Astronomy Club
RSVP: Patty Beeler at pbeeler@ecusd7.org or call 656-1182