Hadley House Closing at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday

Due to ongoing construction work, Hadley House will close at 3:30 p.m. today (Thursday, August 4). We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Offices will reopen Friday at 7:30 a.m.
A reminder that all registration is being done online: http://ecusd7.org/district-information/registration/. If you have questions or need assistance, please contact Hadley House at 618-656-1182 and our staff will assist you.

Open House Dates Set

District #7 Job Openings

July 28, 2022  

Dear District #7 families,

Like school districts and businesses both locally and nationally, District #7 is facing an employee shortage. To seek individuals to fill these important roles, we’ve increased our presence at job fairs and on college campuses, posted on a variety of sites including student job platforms at SIUE and Lewis & Clark CC, and are now recruiting at the Goshen Market. Last spring, we initiated referral and signing bonuses and are continuing to explore a variety of other incentives.  

Our employees are our greatest asset and help make District #7 the school district it is, and we will continue to seek new ways to show our appreciation and gratitude. Moving forward, we are pleased to announce that we will be restructuring our monitor and cafeteria positions to include more hours and/or the option of a full-time position.

As the 2022-23 school year approaches, we are looking to fill several vacancies in our schools. If you or someone you know enjoys working with students and wants to make a difference in their lives, we invite you to apply online today! 

 District #7 currently has the following positions open:  

  • 24 Program/Extra-ordinary Care Assistants ($13.10 – $15.61/hour) 
  • 9 Monitors ($13.00 – $14.38/hour) 
  • 19 Food Service ($13.40 – $14.59/hour) 
  • 1 Secretary ($14.31 – $15.11/hour) 
  • 3 SSO ($17.70 – $18.87/hour) 
  • 9 Custodians ($14.95 – $16.80/hour) 
  • 2 Maintenance ($16.60 – $17.71/hour) 
  • 30 Kid Zone Counselors ($13.00/hour) 

Additionally, our assistant positions will now offer a sign-on/retention bonus with $500 paid in December and in May, while our Kid Zone counselor positions will offer a sign-on retention bonus of $250, also paid in December and in May. 

A complete listing of open positions and job descriptions can be found here: https://ecusd7.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx  

District #7 will hold open interviews on Tuesday, August 2 from 2-5 p.m. at Edwardsville High School for all these positions. No appointments are required. Please bring an updated resume.   

We are always looking for additional substitute teachers (application) and substitute classified employees (application).   

Among the many benefits these positions offer include:  

  • Working while your kids are in school 
  • Enjoying the same school breaks and holidays 
  • Great working hours 
  • Full-time and part-time substitute positions fit flexible schedules and needs 

If you would like more information about open positions that may be available at your child’s school, you may contact the building principal. If you have general questions, please contact the Personnel Department at 656-1182. We hope you will consider sharing these opportunities with friends and family that may be interested in working for the Edwardsville Community School District.  

With Tiger Pride,  

Patrick Shelton, Ed.D.
Superintendent

 

July Monthly BOE Meeting Location Change

Due to unforeseen circumstances with work being done at the Hadley House, tonight’s (Monday, July 25, 2022) monthly Board of Education meeting will now take place at Liberty Middle School at 7 p.m. 
 
The public may also access a live stream of the regular meeting at the following link: https://www.facebook.com/ECUSD7/

District #7 Email Down July 15-20

District #7 will be upgrading its email system between July 15-20, 2022, and as a result, employees will be without email during that timeframe. All District e-mail will be down during that period, beginning at 3 p.m. on Friday, July 15. The transition is scheduled to be completed by Wednesday, July 20.  

 If parents or the public try to send an email to district or school staff during this timeframe, that email will NOT reach the desired recipient and senders will receive an “unable to deliver” response.  

District and school staff also will NOT be able to check their email or respond to emails until the upgrade is completed.  

During July 15-20, please contact the school or department directly by telephone to ensure communication reaches the proper personnel. 

We appreciate everyone’s understanding and cooperation while this process is completed. 

 

 

Hubbard Named Director of Security

Edwardsville Community Unit Schools District #7 has named Chief Michael Hubbard as the Director of Security.    

Hubbard’s hire was approved May 23 by the District #7 Board of Education. The position comes after District #7 restructured its school resource officer (SRO) program with the City of Edwardsville to have four SRO officers. Hubbard will help revise school crisis plans and will work on security and safety measures throughout the district.   

Hubbard retired with the rank of Chief of Police in September 2017 after a 22-year career with the East St. Louis Police Department. During his career, he operated in various capacities within law enforcement from basic patrol, narcotics investigations, criminal investigations, firearms instruction, field training and leadership and command.   

“I am excited to be a member of the Edwardsville Community Unit School District family and am also excited to be able to assist in the continued development of its exceptional school safety department,” said Hubbard.  

Upon his retirement, Chief Hubbard served with the East St. Louis School District 189 as Supervisor of School Safety and Security from August 2017 to December 2021 where he developed a professional and cohesive security department as well as established working relationships with federal, state and local law enforcement agencies.    

Throughout his career, Chief Hubbard has been committed to the philosophy and principles of community policing, inclusion, diversion and deflection and community engagement and partnerships. This philosophy was part of the department’s organizational plan and has continued to guide Chief Hubbard’s leadership efforts throughout my career. 

He also has extensive knowledge in security measures ranging from physical security to technical security with a working knowledge of executive protection measures, leadership, grant and budget management. 

Chief Michael Hubbard holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Law Enforcement Administration from Western Illinois University and a Law Enforcement Officer Certification from Southwestern Illinois College.  

He is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Incorporated, Belleville O’Fallon Alumni Chapter where he previously served as Guide Right Chairman, the fraternities youth mentoring program.  

Chief Hubbard currently serves as a board member on the State of Illinois Restore, Reinvest and Renew (R3) Board which is led by the Lt. Governor of the State of Illinois.  

He is also the executive pastor of the Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church of East St. Louis, Ill., where he assists the senior pastor in running the business and ministerial operations of the church.  

Chief Hubbard has been married for 17 years to his wife, Joann Hubbard, and the couple has two children, Makayla Hubbard and Michai Hubbard. Makayla will soon be attending Veterinarian School at Tuskegee University and Michai will be attending Kentucky State University in the fall of 2022.  

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, and despite all those challenges, today is the most exciting time to be part of District #7! 

At the monthly Board of Education meeting last night, the Board unanimously approved the 2022-27 Strategic Plan that has been in development since last September. We’ve received input from hundreds of community members across District #7 and we are excited about the five goals and the potential outcomes of the strategic plan. Each goal area – Student Success, Thriving Workforce, Safe and Supportive School Climate, Family and Community Engagement and Efficient and Effective Operations – will contain action steps and strategies that, in some cases, will have an immediate positive impact on students.  

For example, we already have developed more pathways for student experiences through our partnership with Lewis and Clark Community College, where students can participate in welding, fire science, and industrial technology. And as a part of the Safe and Supportive School Climate team, work is already underway to provide students and families new to our schools with a new first day experience for the 2022-2023 school year. I’m looking forward to sharing even more about our plan in the coming months, and more information will continue to be available on our website. You can view a PDF of the strategic plan here. 

Last night, I also announced a slight change in the start times for each of our schools for next year. Over the past several months, I have been working with First Student, our transportation provider, to reduce the number of buses which arrive after the school day has ended, which causes students to be late arriving home. District #7 covers 185 square miles and drivers cover 1.3 million miles per year, or an average of 7,500 miles a day, and the increased traffic within the District #7 footprint continues to make transporting our students more challenging than ever before. 

However, moving our start times is only a short-term solution. I’ve also asked First Student to conduct a comprehensive review this fall of the bus routes, start times, and tiers of transportation and provide us with a recommendation that is efficient but also honors the many activities, instructional day, and developmental needs of our students. I look forward to providing an update to the Board this fall. 

School start times for the 2022-23 school year will be:  

Finally, I would like to congratulate all the graduates who will be completing their journey in District #7 this weekend. The class of 2022 has endured all kinds of challenges and yet has provided us and continues to provide countless success stories that will provide them with memories for a lifetime. We’re proud of you and excited to watch you as you continue to represent District #7 proudly.  

I hope each of you has a wonderful end to the school year, and I look forward to seeing you on August 17 for the start of the 2022-23 school year. 

With Tiger Pride,  

Patrick Shelton, Ed.D.
Superintendent

 

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 Finalists 

Sara Radae, Glen Carbon Elementary (special education)
Riah Martin, Albert Cassens Elementary (3rd grade)
Erica Bailey, Columbus Elementary (3rd grade) 

Rookie of the Year: Riah Martin, Albert Cassens Elementary (VIDEO) 

Riah Martin, Rookie of the Year

 

Educator of the Year Finalists (classified)
Tina Issac, Albert Cassens Elementary (SSO)
Sheree Zoelzer, Columbus Elementary (instructional assistant)
Kayla Mensen, Edwardsville High School (bookkeeper)
Keith Sternberg, Glen Carbon Elementary (program assistant)
Jen Atchison, Goshen Elementary (principal’s secretary)
Kindra Beys, Hamel Elementary (secretary)
Alicia Sadaka, Leclaire Elementary (CASTLE program assistant)
Jack Sassen, Liberty Middle School (classroom assistant)
Sandra Barr, Lincoln Middle School (program assistant)
Caroline Cline, Midway Elementary (head cook)
Jeri Cullen, Nelson Elementary (head cook)
Wendy Sanders, Woodland Elementary (FLS program assistant)
John Grindstaf, Worden Elementary (SSO)  

Educator of the Year: Wendy Sanders, Woodland Elementary (VIDEO) 


Educator of the Year
(certified)
Lauren Heigert, Albert Cassens Elementary (5th grade)
Kumar Bhooshan, Edwardsville High School (special education) 
Melissa Unger, Columbus Elementary (special education) 
Cindy Johnson, Glen Carbon Elementary (nurse)
Alli Hiller, Goshen Elementary (2nd grade)
Nicole Matthews, Midway Elementary (kindergarten)
Anna Kruthoff, Nelson Elementary (psychologist) 
Amy Nunn, Hamel Elementary (1st grade)
Casei Benton, Leclaire Elementary (2nd grade)
Jenny Mulvihill, Woodland Elementary (social worker) 
Sarah Brown, Worden Elementary (3rd grade)
Kyle Lask, Liberty Middle School (6th/8th grade math)
Kalan Gott, Lincoln Middle School (special education)  

Educator of the Year: Kumar Bhooshan, Edwardsville High School (VIDEO) 

2022 Educator of the Year: Kumar Bhooshan

 

25-Year Honorees 

  • Lisa Allen, reading specialist (Leclaire Elementary School) 
  • April Chapman, payroll coordinator (Hadley House) 
  • Lora Connor, head cook (Worden Elementary) 
  • Jeri Cullen, head cook (Nelson Elementary) 
  • Tracey Fleming, program assistant (Edwardsville High School) 
  • Cindy Johnson, school nurse (Glen Carbon Elementary) 
  • Beth Lagendorf, 4th grade (Worden Elementary) 
  • Amy Macias, challenge teacher  
  • Nicole Mathews, kindergarten (Midway Elementary) 
  • Mary Miller, assistant principal (Edwardsville High School) 
  • Beth Renth, principal (Worden Elementary) 
  • Teresa Riddle, 1st grade (Goshen Elementary) 
  • Missy Sanders, health education (Edwardsville High School) 
  • Dot Schroeder-Kraus, kindergarten (Glen Carbon Elementary) 
  • Bridget Steiner, kindergarten (Nelson Elementary) 
  • Julie VanVoorhis, kindergarten (Nelson Elementary) 
  • Barbara Wellen, special education (Leclaire Elementary) 
  • Marvin Battle, assistant principal (EHS South) 
  • Heather Clausen, special education (Edwardsville High School) 
  • Kelly Gleason, 5th grade (Columbus Elementary) 
  • Heather Haskins, language arts (Edwardsville High School) 
  • Paul Johnes, PE (Liberty Middle School) 
  • Denise Martinussen, foreign language (Edwardsville High School) 
  • Kevin Paur, social science (Edwardsville High School) 
  • Karen Sardigal, monitor (Columbus Elementary) 
  • Vanessa Sims, special education (Worden Elementary) 
  • Melissa Unger, special education (Columbus Elementary School) 
  • Angela VanBuskirk, math (Edwardsville High School) 
  • Tricia Young, special education (Woodland Elementary School) 
  • Leslie Zuber, 3rd grade (Cassens Elementary School) 

Retiree Honorees 

  • Leslie Pirok, 4th grade (Worden Elementary) 
  • Keith Morgan, science (Liberty Middle School) 
  • Donnell Duncan, math (EHS) 
  • Lori Blade, PE (EHS) 
  • Beth Prewitt, 4th grade (Columbus Elementary) 
  • Susan Converse, principal (Woodland Elementary) 
  • Tonya Gurley, 5th grade (Worden Elementary) 
  • Susi Miller, Business Office (Hadley House) 
  • Barb Johnson, Curriculum Office (Hadley House) 
  • Kelly Baird, special education (Woodland Elementary) 
  • Robin Quade, custodian (Nelson Elementary) 
  • Leslie Zuber, 3rd grade (Cassens Elementary) 
  • Janet Wiltshire, secretary (Hamel Elementary) 
  • Debbie Clemings, secretary (EHS) 
  • Sharon Andre, math (Liberty Middle School) 

 

 

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 Virtual Backpack assists our families in obtaining information pertaining to community resources, services and information as District #7 continues to work in a paperless format. 

Thank you! 

  

CAMP  GRADE (entering 22-23 year) 
Tiger Tennis Camp  K-2nd | 3rd-6th | 7th-12th 
Lady Tiger Softball Camp  3rd-9th 
Tiger Basketball Camp  3rd-9th | 8th-9th 
Lady Tiger Basketball Camp  2nd-9th 
EHS Boys Volleyball Camp  4th-9th 
Tiger Football Future’s Camp  7th-9th 
Wrestling Camp  ages 4-6 
Edwardsville Tiger Golf Camp  3rd-8th 
EHS Boys Soccer Camp – Middle School  6th-8th 
EHS Boys Soccer Camp – High School  9th-12th 
EHS Throws Camp  6th-12th 
Edwardsville Field Hockey Summer Camp  4th-12th 
EHS Summer Dance Camp   
Edwardsville Summer Volleyball Camp  1st-9th 
Choir Camp  current grades 3rd-8th 

 

 

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 for Learning
1210 North Main Street
Edwardsville, IL 62025  

All enrollment is pending until payment has been received.  

For questions on any of these, please contact Julie Dean at 618-655-6021.  

 

Summer Enrichment Flyers

STEM Scope

Summer Art (K-5)

Pop Art (6-8)

Japanese Art (6-8)