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A Message from Dr. Lynda C. Andre, Superintendent

Posted: September 23, 2016

District 7: Focus on Finance
The Board unanimously approved a resolution that will place a request for an Education Fund tax rate increase on the November 8 General Election ballot.

This proposed increase will allow the District to:

  • replace aging textbooks and update curricula
  • replace failing school security systems
  • upgrade building technology infrastructure to support student access to technology
  • restore the technology replacement cycle
  • maintain existing performing arts and athletic programs
  • maintain current programs and opportunities into the future

This increase is necessary for the District to address ongoing revenue shortfalls caused by eight years of declining state revenue. If passed, this increase will ensure that the District can balance its budget by June 2019, as required by the Illinois State Board of Education. [Continue Reading →]



Parent Information Series - Fall 2016

Posted: September 21, 2016

The Fall 2016 Parent Workshop offerings can be found here . The District 7 staff looks forward to seeing you at one of these parent events.

Students in District 7 are Provided With Many Opportunities for Learning

Posted: September 20, 2016

“Specials” provide elementary students the opportunity to expand their knowledge beyond the core subject areas of English/language arts, mathematics, social science, science, and health. Students also receive exposure to art, general music, PE, Spanish in grades 3-8, and more.

As students enter into middle school, the “specials” expand into exploratory classes where students will then be exposed to computers and agriculture in addition to art, music, PE, and Spanish.

By the time our students move to Edwardsville High School, their exposure throughout their academic career provides them with a strong background to help them choose elective courses that not only interest them, but can help them plan for a successful future following high school.

1st Quarter Progress Reports

Posted: September 16, 2016

1st Quarter Progress Reports will be issued on September 16, 2016.

Edwardsville School District is GOING GOLD

Posted: September 13, 2016

In support of Painting the Town Gold and Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month, the Edwardsville School District is GOING GOLD. Each school in District 7 will be collecting coins that will be donated for Pediatric Cancer Research.

Save your coins and get ready to join our community as we all GO GOLD!!

Collections will take place the week of September 26th. Click here for additional information.

Daily Mathematics Instruction Photos

Posted: September 12, 2016

Check out the photos of students across the Edwardsville School District receiving their daily mathematics instruction! The mathematics curriculum was developed as part of a K-12 curriculum study process, which provides continuity and consistency of instruction from the elementary level through high school. [Continue Reading →]

Performing Arts September Calendar

Posted: September 12, 2016

A Message from Dr. Lynda C. Andre, Superintendent

Posted: September 9, 2016

District 7: Focus on Finance
Focus on Finance Frequently Asked Questions

1. Why did the District build the Jon Davis Wrestling Center and the Chuck Fruit Aquatic Center during the budget crisis? How is the maintenance of these buildings funded?

District 7 is fortunate to have had a history of generous and benevolent citizens who want to provide students the best academic opportunities, fine arts programming, and athletic facilities as possible. In the late 1970’s, a group of business leaders formed the EGHM Foundation to support the Edwardsville School District in offering high quality programs, services, and facilities for its students. The entire Edwardsville High School Sports Complex is an example of their ongoing financial support, in conjunction with the volunteer efforts of hundreds of booster club parents, to provide our students with superior athletic facilities.

In 2009, the Mestamacher family funded the construction of the Jon Davis Wrestling Center which serves not only EHS wrestlers but also local wrestling organizations that serve youth in this community. Their restricted donation also included the establishment of an endowment that supports the ongoing maintenance needs of the building.

In 2014, the Fruit family made a $4 million restricted donation that, in conjunction with donations from the EGHM Foundation and other private citizens, paid for the cost of constructing the Chuck Fruit Aquatic Center. Operational expenditures of the Chuck Fruit Aquatic Center are paid from the rental fees and contract agreements in place for use of the facility. As examples, the District has had an agreement in place with the YMCA for use of the aquatic center since its opening that has generated approximately $50,000 annually. In addition, the District has hosted and sponsored several swim meets that generate approximately $125,000 annually in fee revenues. Universities such as; Lindenwood University, McKendree University and SIU – Carbondale have rented time at the aquatic center. [Continue Reading →]

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School Bus Safety Tips

Posted: September 7, 2016

First Student offers the following back to school safety tips for families:

Top 5 Safety Tips for Students

  1. Stand Back. Stay 10 giant steps away from the outside of the bus at all times. If you stand too close, the bus driver can’t see you.
  2. Wait for OK to Cross. Wait until your bus driver gives you the OK sign before crossing the street.
  3. Use the Handrail. Heavy backpacks and wet shoes are not match for the handrail. Hold on tight when getting on and off the bus to keep from tripping or slipping.
  4. Sit the Right Way. Once you sit down, keep both feet flat on the floor and your back against the seat. [Continue Reading →]

A Message from Dr. Lynda C. Andre, Superintendent

Posted: September 2, 2016

District 7: Focus on Finance
Over the next several weeks, Focus on Finance will discuss questions and answers about the Board of Education’s plan to address District 7’s long-term financial stability and its ability to fund continuing academic needs. Our communities will be asked to make a significant funding decision on November 8 that will determine the future direction of academics, technology, school security, and performing arts and athletic programs. [Continue Reading →]


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