Entries by mmitchell

Winter Weather Announcement

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning beginning at 6 p.m. this evening, indicating snow fall of 4-9 inches. These conditions have the potential to make hazardous road conditions. As a result, classes at all District 7 schools will be canceled for tomorrow, Wednesday, January 25, 2023. This will be a true […]

2023-2024 School Calendar Approved

At Monday night’s regular meeting, the Board of Education approved the 2023-2024 school calendar.   2023-24 School Calendar   The first date of student attendance will be Wednesday, August 16, 2023 (half day), while the last day will be Friday, May 24, 2024 (half day), unless emergency days are used. Each Wednesday will continue to be an […]

Stories on the Move Returns to District 7 Buses

In 2019, District 7 partnered with the Edwardsville Public Library and First Student Bus Transportation Company to increase student access to books and awareness of the power of reading in hopes to grow enthusiastic readers.    Stories on the Move, a program that puts books donated from the Edwardsville Public Library on 15 District 7 buses, […]

Board of Education Approves Bond Referendum

January 9, 2023    Dear District #7 community,   Earlier this evening, the Board of Education voted unanimously to put a $100 million zero-tax-rate change bond referendum on the April 4, 2023, ballot, aimed at improving school safety and the infrastructure of District 7 buildings.   If the referendum is approved by voters in April, District #7 would:  […]

Engage District 7 Final Report & Recommendations

  Watch the video version of this communication HERE.   December 16, 2022   Dear District #7 community,    Last Monday, the Board of Education held a special meeting to hear the final report and recommendations for a facility plan from the Engage District 7 facilitating team.   For the past four months, over 250 individuals from the […]

District 7, Local Libraries Provide Access to Each Student

For the past several months, District #7 has been working closely with the Edwardsville Public Library and other libraries in the District #7 footprint to provide every student enrolled in District #7 access to a public library card. That program is now active.    “This partnership between District #7 and the public libraries serving the school […]

Friday Feature: Molly Deist, Goshen Reading Specialist

Molly Deist taught kindergarten and first grade for several years before deciding that her true passion was literacy.    “I remember watching students have those moments when reading clicked and I wanted to be able to spend my time focusing on helping student achieve those moments.”  Deist pursued her literacy specialist degree at SIUE and was […]

2022-23 Winter Weather Plan

November 13, 2022    Dear District #7 families,   As we saw this weekend, winter is fast approaching, and along with it comes the potential for weather and travel concerns. If inclement weather prompts District #7 to cancel school, alter bus schedules, or hold an e-Learning day, we will notify parents and staff as soon as possible […]