Do the Right Thing Recognition

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 January 14, 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
Alexis Allen
Erica Bigtas
Hannah Bielicke

Glen Carbon Elementary
Liam Hackney
Colin Huber
Lux Ealson

Goshen Elementary
Annora Burkaman
Ela Kuba
Alexander Ahart
Mia Salger

Liberty Middle School
Allison Russo
Caleb Israel
Mekhi Johnson
Naomi Israel
Micah Johnson

Lincoln Middle School
Sam Vuagniaux
Kai Vetter
Claire Jones

Cassens Elementary
Sunee Delkus
Olivia Sadler
Kaden Wilson
Brynner Reising

Hamel Elementary
Evy Whittington
Hunter Gibbs
Ethan Bohnenstiehl

Midway Elementary
Max Cherepkai
Catherine Ruyle
Lillie Brueggemann

Woodland Elementary
Mia Marshall
Andrah Salyer
Caroline Wylie

Worden Elementary
Madison Sparks
Allyson Suhre
Chace Matheny

LeClaire Elementary
Parker Snyders
Nolan McKinney
Ashlyn Andre

Nelson Elementary
Tyler Lugge
Charlotte Wylie
Chloe Stephenson

Columbus Elementary
Annica Miller
Madoka Fujinoki
Dorien Cochran

District 7 Fulfilling Prop E Promises With Curriculum

It’s been nearly two years since Proposition E, a tax rate increase to the District 7 education fund, passed. Its passage has begun to provide District 7 with $6.9 million annually in extra funding which will allow the District to eliminate its over $6 million operating debt and begin establishing cash reserves.

During the Prop E campaign, the district vowed to use the funds to stabilize the district’s finances as well as address three key areas that needed immediate attention — updating curriculum and re-establishing a curriculum update development cycle, as well as updating school security and technology. [Continue Reading →]

2019-2020 District Calendar

Board Approves 2019-2020 School Calendar

[2019-2020 School Calendar]

Highlights of the 2019-2020 calendar include:

  • Teacher Institute on Monday, August 12, 2019
  • First day of student attendance on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 (1/2 day AM)
  • District 7 Institute – October 4, 2019, No Student Attendance
  • Parent Teacher Conferences on October 23, 24, and 25, 2019
  • Thanksgiving Break – November 27, 28 and 29, 2019
  • Last day for student attendance – end of first semester – December 20, 2019
  • Holiday Break – 10 days (December 23, 2019 through January 3, 2020)
  • Spring Break – April 6, 2020 through April 13, 2020
  • District 7 Teacher Institute – April 24, 2020, ½ day AM Student Attendance
  • Last Day for Student Attendance – May 21, 2020, ½ day AM Student Attendance
  • Teacher Institute – May 21, 2020 (PM)
  • 5 emergency days – May 22 through May 29
  • High School Graduation – May 23, 2020

Superintendent’s Comments – January 15, 2019

Dr. Lynda C. Andre
January 15, 2019

  • Board Approves 2019-2020 School Calendar
  • 2018-2019 Calendar Reminders
  • 5Essentials Parent Survey

Board Approves 2019-2020 School Calendar
At last night’s regular board meeting, the board approved the 2019-2020 school calendar. [2019-2020 School Calendar]

Highlights of the 2019-2020 calendar include:

  • Teacher Institute on Monday, August 12, 2019
  • First day of student attendance on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 (1/2 day AM)
  • District 7 Institute – October 4, 2019, No Student Attendance
  • Parent Teacher Conferences on October 23, 24, and 25, 2019
  • Thanksgiving Break – November 27, 28 and 29, 2019
  • Last day for student attendance – end of first semester – December 20, 2019
  • Holiday Break – 10 days (December 23, 2019 through January 3, 2020)
  • Spring Break – April 6, 2020 through April 13, 2020
  • District 7 Teacher Institute – April 24, 2020, ½ day AM Student Attendance
  • Last Day for Student Attendance – May 21, 2020, ½ day AM Student Attendance
  • Teacher Institute – May 21, 2020 (PM)
  • 5 emergency days – May 22 through May 29
  • High School Graduation – May 23, 2020

2018-2019 Calendar Reminders
District 7 students will not have school on Monday, January 21, 2019, in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Day.

5Essentials Parent Survey
The Illinois 5Essentials Survey window for parents is closing on February 15, 2019. The survey takes approximately 10 minutes to complete. Here is a quick link to the survey: https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois/

Reminder: Lincoln School Alumni Foundation Trivia Night

REMINDER: The Historic Lincoln School Alumni Foundation will be hosting a trivia night; please see the attached flyer for the full details.

In order to show our support for this outstanding foundation, we encourage our community members to participate in their upcoming trivia night, which will be held on Saturday, January 26th at the Edwardsville American Legion.

Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day

Dear Parent/Guardian,

The SIUE Society of Women Engineers is sponsoring their annual conference:

Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day
Saturday, February 16, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
SIUE School of Engineering Building
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

The event will be themed “Famous Women in Engineering.” All girls in 5th grade to 8th grade are invited to explore the various fields of engineering while getting a brief lesson in historically famous engineers! There will be a parent session during the event with speakers from SIUE, the Engineering School, and the Society of Women Engineers.

Additional details can be found at: https://sites.google.com/site/swesiue/igeday.

Registration:
All participating students and adults must register on-line at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/introduce-agirl-to-engineering-day-2019-tickets-48699968918. The registration fee is $20.00 per participant (plus a $1.82 registration fee) and must be paid online.

The registration deadline is Friday, January 25, 2019. NO EXCEPTIONS

Transportation:
District 7 will provide bus transportation from Lincoln Middle School to the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville campus for all fifth through eighth grade girls participating in this program. Students must be currently enrolled in District 7. Adults must provide their own transportation. The bus will depart from Lincoln Middle School at 7:40 a.m. on Saturday, February 16, 2019. We will return to Lincoln Middle School at approximately 3:15 p.m.

If you would like for your child to attend the conference with fellow representatives of District 7, please contact Kim Moore kmoore@ecusd7.org.

We hope that you will be able to attend this worthwhile event.

Sincerely,

Kim Moore
kmoore@ecusd7.org

New Teacher Seminar Series

Teachers new to District 7 are encouraged to attend our New Teacher Seminar Series each year. These seminars are held once each month beginning in August and ending in April. This month’s seminar topic was presented by our English Language Learner (ELL) teachers and provided tips for working with students in their classroom who have a primary language other than English.

New teachers attending the New Teacher Seminar Series.

Illinois 5Essentials Survey

The Illinois 5Essentials Survey window for parents is closing soon. The survey will only be available until February 15, 2019. The survey takes approximately 10 minutes to complete. Here is a quick link to the survey: https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois/


November 15, 2018

Dear District 7 Parents,

Beginning November 15, teachers, parents, and students across Illinois will have an opportunity to participate in the seventh annual statewide Illinois 5Essentials Survey. As of the 2018-19 school year, we are now required to administer this survey annually.

On behalf of the Illinois State Board of Education, the Illinois 5Essentials Survey will be administered online by UChicago Impact at the University of Chicago. The survey gathers data related to five indicators that can predict important student outcomes, including improved attendance and larger test score gains.

All teachers and 6th through 12th grade students will be responding to this survey as they have in the past; however, this year the survey will also include 4th and 5th grade students as well. Reports will be sent to schools and districts in mid-April 2018 and will also be included in the State School Report Card.

Additionally, District 7 has chosen to provide the optional 5Essentials parent survey. During parent teacher conferences, all District 7 buildings will provide an open computer lab for those parents wishing to take the survey. If at least 20 percent of parents from your child’s school complete this survey, a parent supplement will also be generated. The parent data will not be reported on the State Report Card.

The Illinois 5Essentials Survey will be conducted November 15, 2018 – February 15, 2019. To take the survey please visit https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois/ and select the appropriate survey to begin.

For more information about the Illinois 5Essentials Survey, or to view previous years’ reports, please visit https://illinois.5-essentials.org. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the survey, please contact 5Essentials Client Services at 1-217-524-4832 or 5Essentials@isbe.net.
Sincerely,

Lynda C. Andre, Superintendent

Early dismissal due to weather forecast

Friday, January 11:2nd Quarter Report Cards Issued
Monday, January 21:NO SCHOOL – Martin Luther King Holiday

As a result of overnight changes in the weather forecast, District 7 schools will close two hours early today, Friday, January 11, 2019. The dismissal times are:

  • Edwardsville High School and EHS South – 11:50 a.m.
  • Lincoln and Liberty Middle Schools – 12:45 p.m.
  • Elementary schools – 1:30 p.m.

Kid Zone will operate on its regular schedule and students will be supervised from the time of dismissal until 6:00 p.m.

Parents who may need to make alternate arrangements for their child should contact their school office.

All afternoon, evening, and Saturday activities in District 7 have been cancelled.

District 7 Performing Arts – January 2019 Calendar

 

 

TimeEventOrganizationLocation
Tuesday, January 156:30 p.m.Woodland 3rd Grade MusicalWoodland ElementaryWoodland Gym
Tuesday, January 156:30 p.m.Kindergarten & 1st Grade MusicalHamel ElementaryEHS Auditorium
Wednesday, January 167:00 p.m.Kindergarten MusicalGlen Carbon ElementaryGlen Carbon Gym
Thursday, January 176:30 p.m.Kindergarten & 1st Grade MusicalMidway ElementaryEHS Auditorium
Wednesday, January 236:30 p.m.Kindergarten MusicalNelson ElementaryEHS Auditorium
Thursday, January 247:00 p.m.2nd Grade MusicalGoshen ElementaryGoshen Gym