Entries by mmitchell

District #7 May Updates

Watch a video version of this communication here Dear District #7 Families,    We are only three days away from the end of the 2021-2022 school year and I know you’re all looking forward to some time away from school. The past 10 months have taken us through the most challenging school year we may ever encounter, […]

District #7 Honors Employees at Recognition Banquet

Edwardsville Community Unit School District #7 honored several of its outstanding employees and recognized the contributions of those employees with 25 years of service as well as its retirees on Thursday night during its Employee Recognition Banquet.   The honorees included teachers, principals, custodians, cooks and paraprofessionals, along with so many others.   Rookie of the Year […]

2022 Summer Sports Camps

Summer is right around the corner, which means many of our athletic teams and extracurricular groups have announced their summer camps.   Please see the list below of District offered camps and click on the respective link for more information.  Additionally, several other summer camps and events are being added to our Virtual Backpack daily. The […]

Summer Enrichment Opportunities

Summer Enrichment opportunities are back!   See the attached flyers for exciting summer opportunities for students in grades K-8 and STEM courses for students in grades 3-8.   Please use the links below to sign up for summer courses.    STEM Summer Enrichment  ART Summer Enrichment  Once completed, send or bring payment to: District 7 Center […]

District Principals and Guests Attend 2022 IPA Breakfast

Edwardsville Community Unit School District #7 principals honored students with an invitation to join them for the Illinois Principals Association (IPA) Southwestern region 2022 Student Recognition Breakfast at the Gateway Center in Collinsville on April 27.  Students were selected for their character, hard work and leadership. Those students from District #7 who were invited include: […]

2022-27 Strategic Plan Draft Announced

May 4, 2022  Dear District #7 Community,  We are excited to present the draft of our 2022-2027 Strategic Plan, which will take District #7 from 2022 through 2027.   Below you will find a link to watch a video that outlines the plan as well as a link to a PDF of the draft plan. […]

Letter to the District #7 Community: Prop E Follow-Up

April 27, 2022  Dear District #7 Community Member:  Edwardsville Community Unit School District #7 is in a better place than it was five years ago when voters passed Proposition E in April of 2017, a referendum which provided an additional $0.55 to the District’s Education Fund tax rate and over $7 million annually in additional […]

District Updates

April 7, 2022  Dear District #7 families,  As we near the end of this week before Spring Break, I wanted to share a few District updates.   As you may recall in last week’s communication, I noted the e-Learning plan that was presented to the Board of Education. According to Section 10-20.56 of Illinois School Code, […]

District #7 Updates

District #7 updates from Superintendent Patrick Shelton. Read below or watch the video.    March 31, 2022   Dear District #7 families,  Warmer weather is here (or was until today), our spring sports teams are back on their respective fields playing, the spring musical is this weekend and there is so much to celebrate in District […]

Strategic Planning Community Event on March 16

March 10, 2022  Dear District #7 community,   Outstanding work and progress continue to be made with our new strategic plan that will take District #7 from 2022 to 2027.   In January, the Board of Education approved our new mission statement, vision and values that will serve as the foundation of that strategic plan.   Mission Statement: Empowering […]