#flashbackfriday – Elementary Science Night

#flashbackfriday – Elementary Science Night

Did you attend the 2019 Elementary Science Night with your child?  If not, clear your calendar for the 2020 dates (when they are announced).  We are never sure who has more fun…the elementary students, the high school students, the volunteers, or the parents!



Looking for 2019-2020 Registration Information?

All registration information has been updated on the District 7 website.

STEP 1: Click on (or type in) the registration link: http://ecusd7.org/district-information/registration/

STEP 2: Choose the tab you need (located on left hand side of the screen):

  • Registration Dates
  • District 7 Registration Forms
  • New Student Forms
  • Health Forms
  • School Supply Lists
  • Transportation Forms

The first day of student attendance is Tuesday, August 13, 2019 (Half Day for Students).

Summer Zone Week 4

Introducing Summer Zone’s “Coca Cola” group! These energetic campers were busy last week! They practiced their engineering skills by building bridges out of various materials and were detectives on a scavenger hunt around Summer Zone. They also had fun bowling at SIUE and practiced their volleyball skills with the EHS volleyball teams. We can’t wait to see what else this group will do this summer!

Focus on Finance

We are proud to report that District 7 is achieving the financial goals and stability promised during the Prop E campaign.

At the June 17th Board meeting, the administration reported that the District will significantly reduce the current $5.3 million debt in the Education Fund to less than $1.9 million this summer and is on track to have no Education Fund debt and cash reserves established by June 30, 2020. This year, the District also achieved its first balanced budget since the 2007-2008 school year.

As a community, we should take pride in this accomplishment. The passage of Prop E in 2017 provided critical financial support for the improvement of academics across all schools; keeping our students prepared to face the most challenging of college environments upon graduation from Edwardsville High School.

Through the dedicated outreach efforts by many employees and residents during the Prop E campaign, we were able to solve the unsolvable financial problems facing this district. In 2015, the projections were dismal – without a permanent financial solution the District would end the 2018-2019 school year almost $10 million in debt, facing possible Certification of Financial Difficulty by the Illinois State Board of Education, and possible state takeover.

District 7 has delivered on the promises made for the first two years of the Prop E plan:

  • Restored the curriculum development cycle
  • Purchased new K-12 mathematics instructional materials, including textbooks, that were distributed in August 2018
  • Purchased new K-12 science instructional materials, including textbooks, and implemented an updated K-12 science curriculum for the 2019-2020 school year
  • Implemented a learning management system and completed the installation of WIFI at Edwardsville High School in August 2018
  • Upgraded 552 student computers
  • Restored the technology replacement cycle
  • Upgraded school security cameras
  • Expanded the School Safety Officer Program at the nine elementary schools that offer Kid Zone

We want to again thank the communities that make up District 7 for their faith, trust, and confidence in our school district. We pledge to complete the Prop E plan as promised.

Thank you for your continued support.

Summer Zone Week 3

Introducing Summer Zone’s “Beautiful Blues”! Last week was packed full of fun and exciting activities. They made towers out of straws, slime, construction paper puppets, and secret messages using a variety of materials. We can’t wait to see what more this group is going to create!


Each year the students and families of District 7 come together to support our own.  This past school year, more than seventy District 7 families received food baskets for the Thanksgiving holiday that contained a variety of canned and boxed foods, fresh fruit, and vouchers or gift cards to purchase turkeys and other items for a complete family meal.  These baskets were made possible by generous donations from District 7 students, families, and community groups.  We are very thankful for the outpouring of generosity and caring from our community!

Summer Placement Testing

Do you have a new student enrolling in the Edwardsville School District this fall?  If so, see if your child needs to register for one of our summer placement screenings by clicking on the link below.


Summer Zone – Week 2

Summer Zone would like to introduce our “Amazing Agents”! Throughout the week, they got to go swimming and bowling, play soccer with the high school athletes, and learn about engineering and vegetables. Looking forward to more weeks filled with fun and laughter with this amazing group!

Elementary Buildings Closed for Summer

District 7 elementary buildings are now closed for the summer.  Buildings will reopen on Monday, July 22, 2019. Edwardsville High School, Liberty Middle School, and Lincoln Middle School remain open.

If you need immediate assistance, please call Hadley House at 656-1182.