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District 7 Teacher Institute Day

Posted: February 12, 2016

Although District 7 buildings were void of children today, learning was still occurring within the walls of Goshen, Liberty, Edwardsville High School and Hadley House, where teachers and related service personnel gathered to grow in their profession.

Teachers received professional development on a host of topics related to curriculum development, technology, and building safety and emergency plans.

It was a great day to move initiatives ahead, improve instruction, and learn from each other. A big thanks goes out to all of the talented presenters who helped to make this day a success.

District 7 Teacher Institute Day

Do the Right Thing Recognition

Posted: February 11, 2016

Congratulations to the students and their families who were honored at the February 8, 2016 Board Meeting. Each student recognized was nominated by a teacher, his/her principal, or another staff member because of an act of kindness that was observed somewhere in the school. The program regularly recognizes students who exemplify good judgment in a variety of situations. [More Info]

Best Apps and Online Resources Workshop

Posted: February 11, 2016

Pre-Kindergarten through Fifth Grade teachers, parents, and community members were invited to attend an evening workshop focused on exploring the best apps and online resources for supporting student learning.

This workshop provided the nearly 40 attendees with a collection of the most highly-recommended electronic resources to enhance learning in all areas of the elementary curriculum, including mathematics, language arts, science, social studies, music, and STEM activities. In addition, participants learned about the District 7 E-Library, a database of over 800 electronic resources including video clips, images, and links to math websites that will assist parents and their children with homework outside of the classroom.

Participants discussed the many benefits of incorporating technology into both daily classroom instruction and the home environment, as well as free resources for increasing student participation through technology.

District 7 Preschool Academy 2016-17 Registration Opens For Community Residents

Posted: February 10, 2016

Registration is currently being accepted for the 2016-17 District 7 Preschool Academy program. Preschool Academy is a tuition based, five day, full-day preschool program for children ages three to five years of age. Eligible students must be 3 years of age on or before September 1, a resident of District 7, and toilet trained. The program is currently located at Goshen Elementary School and runs concurrently with the District 7 school calendar. Preschool Academy students have access to the Kid Zone program for before and after school child care needs for additional fees. [More Info]

Superintendent’s Comments - February 9, 2016

Posted: February 9, 2016

Topics included in the February 9, 2016, communication include: 

  • Progress Report and Report Cards for Third Quarter
  • Upcoming School Holidays
  • Kindergarten Registration for the 2016-17 School Year
  • Academic Contests and Events
  • Calendar Updates
  • Financial Update

Progress Report and Report Cards for Third Quarter
It’s hard to believe that we have passed the mid-point of the third quarter of the 2015-16 school year. Mid-quarter progress reports were issued last Friday, and report cards are scheduled to be issued on March 18. [More Info]

Kindergarten Registration

Posted: February 9, 2016

Kindergarten Registration takes place next week! Registration paperwork can be found at http://www.ecusd7.org/for_parents/registration.asp.

NCAA Eligibility & Recruiting

Posted: February 8, 2016

District 7 offers a Parent Information Series of workshop opportunities. Below is one of our upcoming workshops. To register, please contact Shirley Miller at 656-1182 or sbmiller@ecusd7.org.

NCAA Eligibility & Recruiting
What: This presentation focuses on the NCAA Eligibility Center registration process and the initial eligibility rules for high school students who want to pursue athletics in college. Eligibility rules for all three NCAA Divisions will be covered. In addition, a brief overview of the recruiting rules for all three divisions is discussed so parents and students know when and how they can communicate with college coaches.
Who: Parents of middle school and high school athletes 
When: February 16, 2016, from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Where: Jon Davis Wrestling Center Auditorium

District 7 Performing Arts - February Calendar

Posted: February 5, 2016

District 7 Performing Arts students remain active throughout the year; please see the February events below. Please come out and show your support at any or all of the following events.

Date Time Event Organization Location
Saturday, February 13-14 All Day Madison County
Band Festival
Lincoln & Liberty
Band
 
Liberty Middle School
Thursday, February 18 7:00 p.m. Concert EHS
Band
 
EHS Auditorium
Tuesday, February 23 7:00 p.m. Concert EHS
Orchestra
 
EHS Auditorium
Tuesday, February 23 7:00 p.m. Liberty Winter Concert
 
Liberty
Band
 
Liberty Middle School

2016 Young Authors Contest

Posted: February 4, 2016

District 7 is pleased to announce that 704 submissions were received for the 2016 Young Authors Contest. Building winners were selected based upon each school’s enrollment, and the 45 building winning books were delivered to the central office for district-level judging. Each submission was judged by a panel of 5 judges on the basis of creativity, appearance, idea development, and mechanics. District 7's state and county representatives will be announced on February 11, 2016.

We would like to offer our appreciation to the 25 volunteers who served as Young Authors judges. District 7 is fortunate to have many distinguished members of the community on our judging panel. Our judges commended the hard work, creativity, and extra efforts of the 2016 Young Authors participants.

The 2016 Madison County Young Authors Conference will be held at Edwardsville High School on April 23, 2016. The 42nd Annual Illinois Statewide Young Authors Conference will be held at Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois, on May 14, 2016.

2016 Young Authors Contest

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Reminders for the Month of February

Posted: February 3, 2016

Friday, February 5: 3rd Quarter Progress Reports issued
Friday, February 12: District 7 Teacher Institute Day
No Student Attendance
Monday, February 15: President’s Day
No Student Attendance
Classes will resume on Tuesday, February 16

District 7 Athletes Compete in the Special Olympics Area 12 Basketball Competition

Posted: February 2, 2016

Students from District 7 competed at the Special Olympics Area 12 basketball  competition on Sunday, January 31, 2016 in Trenton, Illinois. District 7 competed in the team competition as well as the individual skills competition. The athletes were coached by Shannon Leahy and Yvonne Hallemann. [More Info]

What is the ISEL?

Posted: February 1, 2016

Kindergarten through 5th Grade parents receive copies of the ISEL summary sheet with the first quarter report cards and again in January, but some may still wonder, “What is the ISEL?”

The Illinois Snapshot of Early Literacy (ISEL) is a reading performance inventory that measures early literacy skills. Results from the assessment provide the teacher a snapshot of each student’s literacy strengths and competencies and assists the classroom teacher in developing lessons that meet each child’s needs.

The ISEL is based on scientific reading research and sound classroom practice. It reflects the research conducted by the National Standards for Reading and the expectations outlined in the Illinois Learning Standards.

To learn more about the ISEL, click on this link http://www.ecusd7.org/news/15-16/IllinoisSnapshotofEarlyLiteracy.pdf or visit our website: http://www.ecusd7.org/for_parents/assessment.asp#ISEL.

Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day

Posted: February 1, 2016

All fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth grade girls are invited to attend the Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day taking place on Saturday, February 20, 2016, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the SIUE School of Engineering Building on the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville campus located in Edwardsville, IL. If the event is cancelled due to weather or other circumstances, a make-up date of March 19, 2016 has been established. [More Info]


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