2021 Summer Placement Screening Reminder

This is a reminder regarding our Summer Placement screenings.

The following students should schedule a placement screening appointment:

  • Incoming 1st – 5th grade students new to District 7 who are coming from non-traditional school settings such as: International schools, home-school situations and/or standards-based reporting without grade level designations. Elementary students coming from parochial schools within District 7 boundaries do not need to attend.
  • All Incoming 6th – 8th grade students new to District 7
  • Incoming 9th grade students who would like to be considered for a Geometry/Honors Geometry course as a freshman student.

All other students new to District 7 will be placed in classrooms/courses based on records from the student’s previous school. Placement testing for these students is not necessary.

Screening appointments can be made by contacting Barb Johnson, District 7 Curriculum & Instruction Department, at (618) 655-6021.


District #7 Welcomes Dr. Shelton

Please click on the link below for a message introducing Dr. Shelton, our new superintendent.

Dr. Shelton’s Welcome Video 

2021-2022 Health Examinations & Immunizations Reminder

This is just a friendly reminder regarding the upcoming due dates for health examinations and immunizations.  The link below outlines the specific requirements for each grade level.  Proof of physicals and immunizations must be turned in to your student’s building nurse no later than October 15th.

3rd-5th Grade STEMscopes – Stomp Rockets


Last week, 3-5 STEMscopes Summer Enrichment camp was all about movement. Student engineers planned, constructed, and improved balloon powered rockets, stomp rockets, and cotton ball catapults. The main event was the stomp rocket. Groups worked together to observe a prototype, sketch plans to replicate it, decide on supplies, and construct it. Once they tested it, they made improvements and retested their stomp rocket. The group had a launch party to see which rockets would go the highest. It was a great week of fun, learning, and lots of successful launches!

3rd – 5th Grade Art Camp: Under the Sea


In our 3rd-5th grade Art Camp (Under the Sea), students studied coral and practiced drawing various types of coral. Then students applied that practice to a printmaking project. Students drew a coralscape on foam and printed it onto paper making 4 or more prints! Today we will add some mixed media to our prints and begin a line design Octopus.

3rd-5th Grade STEMscopes – Summer Enrichment Program

“Eyes, Ears and Hands: Claw Hands” STEM course. 3rd – 5th grade students became engineers for the week! They learned about the Engineer Design Process and different types of technology both ones we think of like computers and cell phones, as well as more uncommon types of technology like rubber bands, tape, wheels, etc. Students were shown a prototype of a claw hand to observe and deconstruct and were then given a budget to buy their supplies. They had to reverse engineer a claw hand without directions or set supplies. Students worked cooperatively to create a claw hand that could pick up a plastic object. Student engineers learned that their road to success may look different, but they were able to build their claw hands successfully, while having a lot of fun!


2021 ECUSD7 Choir Camp

Choir Camp Flyer


2021 ECUSD7 Choir Camp

WHEN: June 16-17, 1:00-4:00pm
FOR: STUDENTS 3rd-8th grade in the 20-21 School Year
WHERE: Edwardsville High School
CLINICIANS: ECUSD7 Faculty: Amanda Gibson, Tom O’Malley, and Emily Ottwein

Students will learn:
● Basic music reading skills
● Proper singing technique
● Fundamentals of choral singing

Fee: $35.00 Payable to EHS/District 7. Scholarships are available; please contact eottwein@ecusd7.org 

COVID-19 SHOTS Event @ Liberty, Tuesday, June 8th

There will be a COVID-19 SHOTS event at Liberty Middle school on Tuesday, June 8th, form 3:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.  For more information, please see the flyer.



2021 End of Year Recognitions

As we wrap up the 2020-2021 school year, we want to take a moment to thank each employee for their dedication during this rollercoaster of a school year.  The finish line is so close and we would be remiss if we didn’t take a moment to thank each of you for your perseverance during this unprecedented time.

While we were unable to plan a traditional awards banquet to recognize staff for their efforts, we have prepared a short video to honor employees that have worked 25 years or more in the District.  In addition, we have compiled a special tribute for the retirees.  Please take a few minutes to watch the video and reach out to your colleagues and thank them for their commitment throughout their careers to enhancing the lives of students.

Thanks again for your hard work and dedication this school year and we hope you all have a relaxing summer break!

You can view the video by clicking on the link below:

End of Year Recognition Video


District 7 Board of Education and Administration

COVID Dashboard: 5-21-2021 Update

District 7 COVID-19 Dashboard 

The District 7 COVID-19 dashboard contains the number of positive COVID-19 cases as well as the number of quarantined staff and students within each school in the district as of this morning.

Click HERE to view the updated District 7 COVID-19 dashboard.