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Give Kids a Smile

Posted: October 3, 2017

Give Kids a Smile

Reminders for the Month of October

Posted: October 2, 2017

Reminders for the Month of October

Preview of Champions Marching Band Competition

Posted: September 27, 2017

The EHS Band is always a formidable competitor in the marching arts. This past weekend they traveled to McKendree University to compete in the Preview of Champions Marching Band Competition. [Continue Reading →]

Coins for a Cure

Posted: September 26, 2017

Don't forget about Coins for a Cure! Collections are taking place this week! [Continue Reading →]

Time for Math!

Posted: September 26, 2017

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 →]

Financial Impact of Senate Bill 1947 on District 7

Posted: September 26, 2017


Focus on Finance

Back to School

Posted: September 26, 2017

Coins for a Cure

Posted: September 14, 2017

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. [Continue Reading →]

District 7 Performing Arts - September Calendar

Posted: September 13, 2017

District 7 Performing Arts - September Calendar

Attention All Grade 12 Students and Parents

Posted: September 12, 2017

Attention All Grade 12 Students and Parents

Play in the Park!

Posted: September 8, 2017

District 7’s preschoolers and their families enjoyed playing and getting to know one another at “Play in the Park!” This Family Fun Night kicked off the 2017-2018 Family Involvement Series offered to our preschool families. This year’s events include: Literacy Night at the Library, A Night at the Children’s Museum, Play in the Park, workshops on discipline strategies and toilet training, and monthly “Cookies and Conversation” get-togethers, with a different focus each month. [Photos]

Hats for Harvey Day is Friday, September 8

Posted: September 7, 2017

The Edwardsville High School Student Council and Business Professionals of America (BPA) have teamed together to encourage all District 7 Schools to participate in a unified campaign to raise funds for the victims of Hurricane Harvey. [Continue Reading →]

Parent Orientation Nights

Posted: September 6, 2017

District 7 elementary and middle schools recently hosted their parent orientation nights, which provided parents with an opportunity to visit their child’s school and learn more about what happens throughout the school day. This opportunity to meet with both principals and the teaching staff was a success across the District! [Photos]

Reminders for the Month of September

Posted: August 30, 2017

  • Monday, September 4: Labor Day, No Student Attendance
  • Friday, September 15: Progress Reports Issued

Parent Support Resources

Posted: August 25, 2017

As we begin another school year, we would like to remind families about the parent support resources available within District 7. Tigerview, E-Library, and Virtual Backpack are always accessible through the icons on the District 7 homepage. [Continue Reading →]

Solar Eclipse 2017

Posted: August 23, 2017

Although District 7 schools were closed for the Solar Eclipse of 2017, our teachers have taken full advantage of many learning opportunities that accompany an event such as this. Teachers have provided students with captivating lessons related to the Solar Eclipse including songs, art projects, books, and many hands-on learning experiences within their classrooms. [Continue Reading →]
Solar Eclipse 2017

District 7 Parent Orientation

Posted: August 22, 2017

District 7 elementary and middle schools offer an opportunity for parents to visit their child’s school and learn more about what happens throughout the school day. Principals will discuss general information, such as drop off and pick up procedures, as well as how to get involved in volunteer opportunities. In addition, teachers will share information related to the day-to-day happenings within their classroom, including the curriculum at their grade level.
District 7 Parent Orientation

District 7 Schools Will Be closed on Monday, August 21, 2017

Posted: August 20, 2017

Please click the link for additional information regarding safety information from NASA and resources for parents. http://www.ecusd7.org/news/17-18/SolarEclipseInfo.pdf

Superintendent’s Comments - August 16, 2017

Posted: August 16, 2017

Opening of the 2017-2018 School Year

Classes began yesterday for more than 7,500 students. We look forward to another excellent year in academics, athletics, fine and performing arts, and other school activities. The District’s teachers, psychologists, social workers, counselors, speech therapists, physical and occupational therapists, and administrators are members of an enthusiastic teaching and support staff who are ready to present children with new academic challenges in safe and secure learning environments this year. [Continue Reading →]

Parent Orientation

Posted: August 15, 2017

District 7 elementary and middle schools offer an opportunity for parents to visit their child’s school and learn more about what happens throughout the school day. Principals will discuss general information, such as drop off and pick up procedures, as well as how to get involved in volunteer opportunities. [Continue Reading →]

Welcome Back to School

Posted: August 14, 2017

Classes will resume with a full day of student attendance on Tuesday, August 15, 2017.

District 7 Facebook Pages

Posted: August 14, 2017

As we start the 2017-18 school year, we want to remind our Facebook “followers” of a few important items: [Continue Reading →]

Building Walk-Throughs for Families

Posted: August 9, 2017

REMINDER: Building walk-throughs for families will take place on Thursday, August 10, 2017. This is a great opportunity to help your child become familiar with their school building and to locate their classroom for the 2017-2018 school year.
Building Walk-Throughs for Families

Summer Zone Masterpiece Monday Art Exhibit

Posted: August 8, 2017

On Friday, August 4, 2017 the Edwardsville Arts Center held the opening reception for the Summer Zone Masterpiece Monday Art Exhibit. District 7 Summer Zone artists and their parents were honored during the reception. [Continue Reading →]

Countdown to Back To School

Posted: August 7, 2017

Countdown to Back To School

Edwardsville Art Center

Posted: August 4, 2017

During the 2016-17 Summer Zone session, students had the opportunity to work with members from the Edwardsville Arts Center as part of their "Masterpiece Monday's". Each week featured a new medium and art technique to help spark student creativity.

The Edwardsville Arts Center, located on the campus of Edwardsville High School, will feature "Masterpiece Monday's by Summer Zone Kids" in their student gallery from August 4 - September 1. The opening reception for this event will be held this evening, Friday, August 4 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm.

Stay tuned for photos from tonight's event!

Building Walk-Throughs for Families

Posted: August 3, 2017

Thursday, August 10, 2017
3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

District 7 Staff has spent the summer months preparing our buildings and grounds for the first full day of student attendance on Tuesday, August 15, 2017.

Please feel free to stop by any one of our District 7 schools on Thursday, August 10th anytime between 3:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. to visit your child’s school, take a tour of the building, and locate your child’s classroom.

Superintendent’s Comments - August 2, 2017

Posted: August 2, 2017

Opening the 2017-18 School Year
Update on 2016-2017 Fiscal Year State Funding
Preliminary 2016-2017 Fiscal Year-End Results

Opening the 2017-18 School Year
Schools in the Edwardsville School District #7 will open on time in August and will remain open during the 2017-2018 school year. This is possible because District 7 is highly dependent on local property tax revenues to fund its operations and instructional programs. While District 7 borrowed funds to finish the 2016-2017 school year due to the failure of the State of Illinois to pay its financial obligations to public schools as promised, it will have sufficient funds to operate through March 2018 before borrowing again. However, if State Aid funding is delayed, the District may have to borrow as early as February 2018. [Continue Reading →]

A Note Regarding Registration

Posted: July 31, 2017

Thank you to all District 7 families who attended registration for the 2017-2018 school year. If you were unable to register your child, it is very important for you to contact your child’s school of attendance via phone or email to confirm your child’s attendance for the upcoming school year. In your message, please include your name, your child’s first and last name, grade, and plans for enrollment.

In order for the registration process to be complete, parents must bring completed registration forms, including proofs of residency to your child’s school.

Meet the Summer Zone 2017 Staff

Posted: July 27, 2017

Meet the Summer Zone 2017 Staff - Video

Are You Ready for Registration?

Posted: July 24, 2017

Registration for the 2017-2018 school year is here! There are a few things you can do in advance to be better prepared and beat the lines at registration. Parents will need to provide two or more of the following:

  • Driver’s license or State Identification Card or Voter registration card
  • Utility bill(s) in the name of the parent/guardian
  • Property tax receipt parcel ID
  • Lease showing the name, address and occupancy date
  • Occupancy permit or other local government document establishing the parent/guardian as a resident at the stated address

We strongly encourage families to complete registration paperwork in advance to help the lines at registration move more smoothly.

Forms can be found online at http://www.ecusd7.org/for_parents/reg_forms.asp.
Registration Dates

Summer Zone 2017 Spotlight of the Week

Posted: July 20, 2017

EHS Athletic Department [Video]

Superintendent’s Comments - July 18, 2017

Posted: July 18, 2017

  • Amended 2017-18 School Calendar 
  • Registration for the 2017-18 School Year
  • Honors for EHS Athletes and Coaches

Amended 2017-18 School Calendar
At last night’s meeting, the District 7 Board of Education approved an amendment to the 2017-18 school calendar making Monday, August 21, 2017, a day of non-attendance.

On Monday, August 21, 2017, a solar eclipse will be visible across all of North America when the moon completely blocks the sun for up to 2 minutes 40 seconds beginning at 1:18 p.m. However, the duration of the solar eclipse in the Southern Illinois area will last from 11:52 a.m. – 2:47 p.m. Scientists indicate that this period of time will be the most dangerous and that safety glasses must be used when viewing the sun.

Similar to other environmental hazards such as snow, ice, and dangerously low temperatures that cause the District to use emergency days, the solar eclipse presents a hazard to students if they cannot be kept indoors during the entire time of exposure of almost three hours. Since the District cannot safely dismiss all students at any time during the solar eclipse on August 21, the District 7 Board of Education approved an amendment to the 2017-18 school calendar to make August 21 a day of non-attendance and add the day to the end of the school year (May 18, 2018). [Continue Reading →]

Health Exam Fact Sheet

Posted: July 14, 2017

What is required for my child? [Continue Reading →]

Lewis and Clark Community College Family Health Clinic

Posted: July 10, 2017

Lewis & Clark Community College’s Family Health Clinic is staffed with a Nurse Practitioner to provide school and sports physicals in your community. [Continue Reading →]

Summer Zone 2017 Spotlight of the Week

Posted: July 12, 2017

University of Illinois 4-H Youth Development Program [Video]

Flashback Friday

Posted: July 7, 2017

EHS Performing Arts Holiday Concert Raises Over $3,900. [Continue Reading →]

Edwardsville Uses 'Midas Touch' to Grab Program of the Year Honors

Posted: July 6, 2017

New Edwardsville High athletics director Alex Fox wishes he knew the secret to the Tigers' amazing success in all sports. [Continue Reading →]

Summer Zone 2017 Spotlight of the Week

Posted: July 5, 2017

SIUE STEM Resource Center [Video]

Flashback Friday (October 2016)

Posted: June 30, 2017

Do you remember when...over 500 District 7 kindergarten students visited the Glen Oaks Equestrian Center for our annual Barnyard Day experience, presented by Edwardsville High School’s National FFA Organization student members? [Continue Reading →]

Summer Zone 2017 Spotlight of the Week

Posted: June 28, 2017

Edwardsville High School Performing Arts [Video]

Summer School Students are Hard at Work!

Posted: June 27, 2017

EHS students enrolled in Consumer Education listen as their teacher discusses components of a good budget.
Summer School Students are Hard at Work!

Flashback Friday: EHS Science Department Skype Session with NASA

Posted: June 23, 2017

Dan Hartman, Project Manager of the International Space Station in Houston, organized a a Skype session with the Edwardsville High School Science Department as part of the October 7, 2016 Teacher Institute Day. This Skype session came to our teachers directly from the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Station in Houston. Teachers were presented with a number of different ways that NASA would like to partner with them in order to provide increased opportunities for students in pursuing academic and/or professional goals. [Continue Reading →]
EHS Science Department Skype Session with NASA

In Observance of Independence Day...

Posted: June 28, 2017

Summer Zone

Summer Zone 2017 Spotlight of the Week

Posted: June 21, 2017

Edwardsville Children's Museum [Video]

Superintendent’s Comments - June 20, 2017

Posted: June 20, 2017

  • New Board of Education Member Sworn In 
  • Board Approves the 2016-2017 Amended Budget
  • EHS Boys Tennis and Boys Track and Field Teams Recognized for First Place Finishes in State Competitions
  • District 7 Administrator Named EHS Athletic Director

New Board of Education Member Sworn In
New District 7 board member Ms. Debra J. Pitts was officially sworn in at last night’s regular meeting by Judge Sarah Smith. Ms. Pitts was selected from a group of citizens who responded to the posting announcing the vacancy that was created by the resignation of Jeff Miller. Mr. Miller was re-elected to a second term in April but was transferred to the Chicago area by his employer in early May. The board vacancy was posted, and interested candidates were interviewed during May and June. The board selected Ms. Pitts to fill a two-year term. [Continue Reading →]

Flashback Friday

Posted: June 16, 2017

This flashback is from October 2016 when then EHS band competed in the Preview of Champions Marching Band Competition. The band competed against 13 other schools from Missouri and Illinois. The band was awarded 1st place in color guard, 1st place in percussion, 1st place in music performance, 1st place in visual performance, and 1st place band. The band also received the Grand Champion trophy for being the highest scoring band at the competition. The band has a long standing tradition of excellence; winning more than 600 awards in the past 16 years. [Photos]

To see the performance, please view this link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YSWVvlxFBg&feature=share

Summer Zone 2017 Spotlight of the Week

Posted: June 14, 2017

Summer Zone 2017 Spotlight of the Week

Summer School

Posted: June 12, 2017

It may be summer, but many teachers and students are still hard at work! This week kicked off the beginning of summer school as teachers attended their staff meetings and prepared their classrooms for the arrival of students. With a short summer school session, these US History students were already participating in some in-depth discussions even on their first day! [Photos]

Summer Zone 2017 Spotlight of the Week

Posted: June 7, 2017

Summer Zone 2017 Spotlight of the Week

Registration Dates

Posted: June 6, 2017

Registration Dates

Edwardsville High School Class of 2017

Posted: June 6, 2017

On Saturday, May 27, the Edwardsville High School Class of 2017 participated in an exquisite graduation ceremony. Graduates and spectators filled the gymnasium with spectators overflowing into the auditorium where they were able to participate via a live feed of the ceremony. Thank you to all who made this day possible and congratulations to our 2017 Edwardsville High School graduates! [Photos]

District 7 Elementary Buildings are Now Closed for the Summer

Posted: May 31, 2017

Meet the Summer Zone 2017 Staff

Posted: May 31, 2017

Summer Zone 2017 opened today and our staff is looking forward to a fun and exciting summer with your child! Limited enrollment is still available; please contact the Kid Zone Office at 655-6011. http://www.ecusd7.org/summerzone/index.asp

EHS Presents the Class of 2017

Posted: May 30, 2017

Five-hundred-seventy-eight young men and women took the short walk across the stage Saturday in Lucco-Jackson Gymnasium that transformed them from Edwardsville High School seniors to Edwardsville High School graduates. [Continue Reading →]

Train With the Areas Best Coaches and Student Athletes!

Posted: May 26, 2017

Don't forget to sign up for one of the many summer sports camps that our Edwardsville High School sports team will be hosting!
http://www.ecusd7.org/ehs/athletics/camps.asp

District 7 Schedules Summer Placement Screening Dates

Posted: May 25, 2017

District 7 will again offer summer placement screenings for select students on June 9 and 15, August 1, 2 and 8. Students need only to attend one date. Screenings will be held at Lincoln Middle School, 145 West Street, Edwardsville. [Continue Reading →]

Superintendent’s Comments - May 23, 2017

Posted: May 23, 2017

  • EHS Journalism Team Ties for First Place in State Competition
  • Registration Information for the 2017-18 School Year
  • Retiring District 7 Administrators

EHS Journalism Team Ties for First Place in State Competition
The Board of Education recently recognized the Edwardsville High School Journalism Team for its first place finish at the IHSA State Journalism competition held at Eastern Illinois University. Much like an athletic competition, journalism students had to produce a finished product within a 90-minute timeframe in six different categories, including press release production, photography, critiques of performances, etc. that was then judged and awarded points. [Continue Reading →]

Health Exam Fact Sheet

Posted: May 22, 2017

A friendly reminder as you are scheduling appointments over the summer!

http://www.ecusd7.org/homepages/schoolstaff/nurse/

“Don't Count the Days, Make the Days Count!”

Posted: May 18, 2017

Primary students are making the days count by working hard for their teachers during calendar time and math stations! The last day of student attendance may be tomorrow, but these students are still focused and eager to learn!

Superintendent’s Comments - May 16, 2017

Posted: May 16, 2017

  • Proposition E Update
  • First Annual Academic Signing Day at Edwardsville High School
  • Last Day of School for the 2016-17 Year

Proposition E Update
The passage of Prop E ensures that students today, and in the future, will continue to have all of the valuable opportunities, both academic and extracurricular, that we as a collective group of citizens want our students to experience. [Continue Reading →]

Do the Right Thing Recognition

Posted: May 15, 2017

The Board of Education and administration recognize students for “doing the right thing.”
Do the Right Thing Recognition
Congratulations to the students and their families who were honored at the May 8, 2017 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. [Continue Reading →]

District 7 Summer Zone 2017

Posted: May 15, 2017

Monday, May 15 is the last day to register for District 7 Summer Zone and guarantee a spot!

Please visit the Summer Zone website for additional information: http://www.ecusd7.org/summerzone/ District 7 Summer Zone 2017

EHS Hosts Academic Signing Day

Posted: May 10, 2017

For the first time in Edwardsville High School history, EHS seniors had the opportunity to be recognized for their academic accomplishments by participating in an Academic Signing Day that took play May 5 at the high school. [Continue Reading →]

“Don't Count the Days, Make the Days Count!”

Posted: May 10, 2017

These high school Biology students are making each day count! It may be close to the end of the year, but they are busy observing the external and internal anatomy of a frog to view the body systems and determine which systems are similar to humans. What a great way to keep students engaged!
“Don't count the days, make the days count!”

District 7 Summer Zone 2017

Posted: May 5, 2017

District 7 Summer Zone 2017

District 7 Performing Arts - May Calendar

Posted: May 3, 2017

District 7 Performing Arts - May Calendar

D.A.R.E. Graduation

Posted: May 2, 2017

Congratulations to our 5th grade students from Cassens, Columbus, Woodland, and Worden who graduated the DARE program this year. District 7 has had an ongoing partnership with our Edwardsville Police Department and currently has four certified DARE instructors that work across our District 7 schools teaching the DARE curriculum to 5th grade students each year. [Continue Reading →]
D.A.R.E. Graduation

Reminders for the Month of May

Posted: May 2, 2017

Reminders for the Month of May

District 7 Summer Zone 2017

Posted: April 28, 2017

Please visit the Summer Zone website for additional information: http://www.ecusd7.org/summerzone/.
District 7 Summer Zone 2017

Good Employee Recognition

Posted: April 28, 2017

The Board of Education and administration recognize employees for their outstanding efforts
Good Employee Recognition
Congratulations to the District 7 employees that were honored at the April 24, 2017 Board of Education Meeting. Each employee was nominated by an administrator because of their outstanding effort, willingness, and dedication to students and the entire District 7 community. [Continue Reading →]

“Don't Count the Days, Make the Days Count!”

Posted: April 26, 2017

These middle school students are making each day count! In Science, they have been learning about movements that occur in the Earth’s crust. The teacher challenged students to work in groups to create a two-story structure that could withstand a simulated earthquake (note that their structures are built from spaghetti noodles and marshmallows). What a great challenge for these students as they make each day count!
“Don't count the days, make the days count!”

Instrument Trial Night

Posted: April 26, 2017

District 7 Elementary Band and Orchestra teachers have started recruiting current third grade students for next year's beginning programs.

Teachers have spent the past few weeks, demonstrating instruments to our third grade students so they can see which type of instrument interests them most. [Continue Reading →

Superintendent’s Comments - April 25, 2017

Posted: April 25, 2017

TOPICS:

  • New Courses for Edwardsville High School for 2017-18
  • Recognition of Board Members

New Courses for Edwardsville High School for 2017-18
On Monday night, the Board of Education approved two new courses that will be offered to students for the 2017-18 school year. As a result of the passage of Proposition E, the District will be able to move forward with courses that had previously been under development in the science and social science departments: [Continue Reading →]

Special Olympics Soccer Competition

Posted: April 24, 2017

On Saturday, April 22, 2017, District 7 sent two teams to participate in the Special Olympics soccer competition in Chatham, Illinois. Despite the cold and windy day with no substitute players, the teams performed their very best! [Continue Reading →

Training Tomorrow's Tigers

Posted: April 24, 2017

Please visit the Summer Zone website for additional information: http://www.ecusd7.org/summerzone/.
Training Tomorrow's Tigers

“Don't Count the Days, Make the Days Count!”

Posted: April 24, 2017

These intermediate students are making the days count by demonstrating their knowledge through presentations on topics they have recently learned about in Science and Social Studies. Some students used Prezi to display their presentation, while others used GoAnimate to put their writing into action through an animated story.
“Don't count the days, make the days count!”

12th Annual FFA/Horticulture Plant Sale

Posted: April 19, 2017

The 12th annual FFA/ Horticulture Plant Sale will once again be held at the Edwardsville High School Greenhouse, located in the EHS Sports Complex. All plants have been raised by students of the FFA and Horticulture Program. All proceeds will go to funding next year’s greenhouse crop and FFA Activities. Price list will be provided at the door.

The plant sale will be open on Saturday, April 22, 2017 beginning at 8:00 a.m. [Continue Reading →]

Edwardsville High School Greenhouse Tours

Posted: April 12, 2017

On March 28 and April 4, first grade students from Leclaire, Hamel, Midway, Nelson, Goshen, and Glen Carbon Elementary took part in the annual Edwardsville High School Greenhouse Tours. [Continue Reading →]

Pre-K STEAM Day

Posted: April 12, 2017

District 7 preschool students enjoyed a day of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics) activities to end the month of March. Teachers, assistants, student teachers and parent helpers guided classes of students as they rotated through the hands-on experiments and activities set up throughout the classrooms. Children reported, “I liked the ramps and cars!” “I liked the tornado!” “I liked blowing the paint like the wind!”

Because preschoolers are active, hands-on learners, exploration of the sciences comes naturally to them. Our April Preschool Family Involvement Night will also be STEAM based. Preschoolers and their parents will have the opportunity to dive into more STEAM fun on April 20! [Photos]

Dear District 7 Parents and Community Members

Posted: April 7, 2017

On behalf of the Board of Education, teachers and all employees, and our 7,500 students, I want to express our sincere gratitude to the citizens of this outstanding school district for their support of Proposition E. The success of Prop E ensures that students today, and in the future, will continue to have all of the valuable opportunities, both academic and extracurricular, that we as a collective group of citizens want our students to experience. This historic vote allows the Edwardsville School District 7’s plan to ensure its ongoing financial stability and academic excellence. [Continue Reading →]

District 7 Proposition E Victory Video

Posted: April 7, 2017


Video by Sam Brammeier

Congratulations to Our District 7 Aquatics Competition Athletes!

Posted: April 7, 2017

On Saturday, March 25th, athletes from Edwardsville Community Unit School District 7 competed at the Area 12 District Aquatics competition held at the Chuck Fruit Aquatic Center. District 7 had 12 athletes compete in backstroke, freestyle, breaststroke, butterfly, and relay races. [Continue Reading →]

Reminders for the Month of April

Posted: April 3, 2017

Reminders for the Month of April

Good Employee Recognition

Posted: March 31, 2017

Congratulations to the District 7 employees that were honored at the March 27, 2017 Board of Education Meeting. Each employee was nominated by an administrator because of their outstanding effort, willingness, and dedication to students and the entire District 7 community. [Continue Reading →]
Good Employee Recognition Photo

District 7 Performing Arts - April Calendar

Posted: March 31, 2017

District 7 Performing Arts Calendar

District 7 Geography Bee Winners Recognized for Achievement

Posted: March 29, 2017

Congratulations to District 7’s Geography Bee winners and their families who were honored at the March 27, 2017, Board of Education Meeting. Each of the students recognized competed in the National Geographic Geography Bee competition. [Continue Reading →]
District 7 Geography Bee Winners Recognized for Achievement

District 7 Spellers Recognized for Achievement

Posted: March 29, 2017

Congratulations to District 7’s top spellers and their families who were honored at the March 27, 2017, Board of Education Meeting. Each of the students recognized competed in preliminary competitions at their building level in order to advance to the ninth Annual District-Wide Spelling Bee competition held on February 23, 2017, in the Lincoln Middle School auditorium. [Continue Reading →]
District 7 Spellers Recognized for Achievement

Superintendent’s Comments - March 28, 2017

Posted: March 28, 2017

TOPICS:

  • 2017-2018 Administrative Appointments
  • Edwardsville NAACP Donation
  • Update on District 7’s Financial Status
  • Board Approves Resolution to Issue Tax Anticipation Warrants for the Education and Transportation Fund
  • April Calendar

2017-2018 Administrative Appointments
I am pleased to announce four administrative appointments that were approved last night by the Board of Education for the 2017-2018 school year: [Continue Reading →]

Respect Fest

Posted: March 28, 2017

We would like to send out a personal thank you to the Edwardsville Police Department, Edwardsville Fire Department, Glen Carbon Police, Glen Carbon Fire, Madison County Sheriff’s department, and the SIUE Police department for their participation in a community-wide event this past weekend to help raise awareness for Special Olympics and students with disabilities. [Continue Reading →]

District 7 Summer Zone 2017 Registration

Posted: March 24, 2017

District 7 is pleased to present an enrichment day camp program designed to provide opportunities and experiences to stretch your child’s imagination, spark a sense of curiosity and wonder, strengthen social and physical development skills, and create new friendships. We strive for programming that is balanced to meet the interest levels of all students while allowing the elements of play to be woven throughout our educational activities. [Continue Reading →]

Chuck Fruit Aquatic Center Upcoming Events

Posted: March 22, 2017

[Spring and Summer 2017 Schedule]
Chuck Fruit Aquatic Center Photo Collage

Do the Right Thing Recognition

Posted: March 20, 2017

The Board of Education and administration recognize students for “doing the right thing.”
The Board of Education and administration recognize students for “doing the right thing.”
Congratulations to the students and their families who were honored at the March 13, 2017 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. [Continue Reading →]

Edwardsville Wrestling Club Donation Event

Posted: March 17, 2017

Tonight, the Little Tigers Football and Edwardsville Wrestling Club are holding a donation event at the Tiger Country Building behind Edwardsville High School to support the students and family impacted by yesterday’s tragic fire in Glen Carbon. Details can be found online at www.littletigersfootball.com.

Science Fair 2017

Posted: March 16, 2017

Congratulations to all 3rd – 5th grade District 7 students that participated in the Science Fair within their building! Students worked diligently throughout the month of February to plan, prepare, and present their Science Fair projects. There were over 230 projects presented in all and 13 of our 5th grade students will be moving on to the SIUE Regional Fair on March 18, 2017.
Science Fair 2017 Photo Collage

Kindergarten Information Nights for Parents - 2017

Posted: March 15, 2017

If you have a child that will enter kindergarten during the 2017-18 school year, don't forget to attend one of the informational meetings. There are still four opportunities left to attend. [Continue Reading →]

Superintendent’s Comments - March 14, 2017

Posted: March 14, 2017

  • Responses to Referendum List
  • Fact Sheet on Madison County School Facility Sales Tax
  • Financial Update and Impact of 2016 Multiplier
  • Student Successes in Athletics and Performing Arts

I want to thank the many parents and citizens who took the time to respond to recent Superintendent’s Comments with questions, comments, and offers to volunteer. The staff and I are in the process of meeting with each citizen or providing answers to emailed questions. I also want to thank the Board of Education for their hard work on the difficult task of developing the first of three rounds of reductions that must be implemented if Proposition E fails. [Continue Reading →]

Get It Done Day

Posted: March 13, 2017

The Madison County Transition Planning Committee is hosting a transition fair called “Get It Done Day” for area students and families to obtain information regarding available post-secondary services for students with special needs. [Continue Reading →]

National Geographic Bee

Posted: March 10, 2017

District 7 Students in grades 3-8 recently participated in the National Geographic Bee, which is organized by the National Geographic Society. This event is held across the United States each year with over 10,000 schools competing in 2017. Students in grades 3-8 initially competed in classroom geography bees. The winning student from each classroom then went on to participate in a school-wide competition. Those students that won the school-wide competition took part in an online state-qualifying test. According to their website, the National Geographic Bee is “designed to inspire and reward students’ curiosity about the world” and it did just that for the students in District 7!

Read Across America

Posted: March 8, 2017

The National Education Association is building a nation of readers through its signature program, NEA’s Read Across America. Now in its 20th year, this year-round program focuses on motivating children and teens to read through events, partnerships, and reading resources. In District 7 we offered a celebration of Dr. Seuss’ birthday sponsored by the Edwardsville Education Association (EEA), and Alpha Delta Kappa (ADK), an International Organization for Women Educators. Kelli Steward and Lora Wagner, EEA Co-Chairs for this event, invited numerous community members to read to K-5 students across the district. [Continue Reading →]

State Required Assessments

Posted: March 7, 2017

District 7 students are administered State required assessments each spring, however, the 2016-17 school year brings a number of changes. Following is an explanation on each change:

SAT College Entrance Exam
The College Board’s SAT with essay will be administered on April 5, 2017, to all junior level students, unless it has been determined that an alternate assessment is more appropriate for some students. The SAT is used by the Illinois State Board of Education as a high school accountability assessment. The required administration of the SAT ensures that all junior level students have an opportunity for a no-cost college entrance exam. [Continue Reading →]

District 7 Preschool Academy

Posted: March 7, 2017

District 7 Summer Zone 2017

Posted: March 6, 2017

District 7 is pleased to present an enrichment day camp program designed to provide opportunities and experiences to stretch your child’s imagination, spark a sense of curiosity and wonder, strengthen social and physical development skills, and create new friendships. We strive for programming that is balanced to meet the interest levels of all students while allowing the elements of play to be woven throughout our educational activities. For more information regarding the program contact the Kid Zone office at 655-6011 or see www.ecusd7.org/summerzone. [Continue Reading →

Reminders for the Month of March and April

Posted: March 3, 2017

District 7 Young Authors Recognized for Outstanding Talent

Posted: March 2, 2017

This year, over 700 students in District 7 participated in the Young Author’s competition. On Monday, February 27, District 7 and the Board of Education recognized 48 of these authors that were selected to attend the Madison County Young Authors Conference held at Edwardsville High School on April 29, 2017. [Continue Reading →]

Kindergarten Registration

Posted: March 2, 2017

Click here for more information.

Spread the Word to end the Word Day

Posted: March 2, 2017

Wednesday, March 01, 2017 is “Spread the Word to end the Word Day”. This is a national campaign to encourage people to pledge to stop using the “R” word. This movement began in 2009 during the Special Olympics Youth Activation Summit.

In honor of this day, we would like to recognize Edwardsville High School Senior, Taylor Mateyka, who was recently recognized by the Better Business Bureau (BBB) and received the Student of Ethics scholarship award for her participation as a mentor for students with disabilities. [Student of Ethics Scholarship Awarded to EHS Senior]

District 7 Performing Arts - March Calendar

Posted: March 1, 2017

Superintendent’s Comments - February 28, 2017

Posted: February 28, 2017

Financial Update
At last night’s Board of Education meeting, the District 7 Board approved a resolution finalizing the list of programs and services for the 2017-2018 school year that are dependent upon the successful passage of Proposition E in April.

In an effort to keep all citizens, parents, and employees informed, Proposition E Facts has been added to the District’s main web page http://www.ecusd7.org/about_us/Proposition-E-Facts.asp and to all school webpages. Along with archived video segments located in Focus on Finance, Proposition E Facts contains factual information and Frequently Asked Questions about the upcoming referendum in April. As additional questions are posed by citizens, answers will be posted for all to review. [Continue Reading →]

Art Contest

Posted: February 27, 2017

District 7 primary schools were invited to participate in an art contest sponsored by the NAACP. Students were encouraged to highlight any African American in the field of science, music or art, or any event significant to African Americans in history. [Continue Reading →]

District 7 Congratulates Top Spellers

Posted: February 27, 2017

On February 23, 2017 District 7 hosted the Ninth Annual Spelling Bee competition in the Lincoln Middle School Auditorium. In December and January, students began competing in the preliminary competitions that were hosted at all of the third through eighth grade schools. [Continue Reading →]

Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day

Posted: February 24, 2017

In order to kick off National Engineers Week, female students in grades 5-8 were invited to attend Southern Illinois University’s annual “Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day”. Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day is geared towards encouraging girls to consider a career path into engineering. Of the 270 girls in attendance, 78 were students of District 7. [Continue Reading →]

Black History Month Door Decorating Contest

Posted: February 24, 2017

In order to celebrate historical figures throughout Black History Month, students in District 7 intermediate schools are participating in a door decorating contest, sponsored by the NAACP. Students were invited to work together with their classroom teacher on the exterior of the classroom door to create a museum effect. The theme was to focus on any African American in the field of science, music or art. [Continue Reading →]

Superintendent’s Comments - February 22, 2017

Posted: February 24, 2017

Financial Update

At last night’s Special Board of Education meeting, the District 7 Board again discussed the very real consequences of a failure of Proposition E, a request to increase the Education Fund tax rate by $0.55, on the April 4, 2017, ballot. The Board discussed the proposed areas of reduction and/or elimination for the 2017-2018 school year that are dependent on the successful passage of Proposition E. [Continue Reading →]

District 7 Preschool Academy 2017-18 Registration Opens For Community Residents

Posted: February 21, 2017

Registration is currently being accepted for the 2017-18 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. [Continue Reading →]

District 7 Teacher’s Institute Day

Posted: February 17, 2017

District 7 buildings may have been closed to students today, but our staff was still hard at work! Staff across the District spent the morning receiving professional development on numerous topics related to their grade level and/or subject areas. In the afternoon, all District 7 staff attended a presentation lead by Christine Feller, Internet Safety Specialist with the Illinois Attorney General’s Office. [Continue Reading →]

Do the Right Thing Recognition

Posted: February 16, 2017

The Board of Education and administration recognize students for “doing the right thing.”

Congratulations to the students and their families who were honored at the February 13, 2017 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. [Continue Reading →]

Superintendent’s Comments - February 14, 2017

Posted: February 14, 2017

District 7 Board of Education Considers Referendum List for April 4th Vote

On January 9, 2017, the District 7 Board of Education voted unanimously to place Proposition E, an education fund tax rate increase, before the voters of the communities that make up the school district on the April 4th ballot. As we all know, Prop E was narrowly defeated last November.

Last night, however, the administration and Board of Education began the very difficult task of identifying programs and services that must be reduced or eliminated if Proposition E does not pass this April. [Continue Reading →]

Black History Month

Posted: February 14, 2017

In order to celebrate Black History Month, middle school students have researched the contributions of African Americans to the world of music, specifically within the Motown genre. At the conclusion of the project, students will gain an appreciation for the musicians who helped guide many young Americans through the significant social and cultural changes of the 1950s, 60s, and 70s.

District 7 Performing Arts - February Calendar

Posted: February 6, 2017

Kindergarten Registration

Posted: January 31, 2017

Just a friendly reminder regarding Kindergarten Registration for the 2017-18 school year. Parent information nights will begin this week! http://www.ecusd7.org/for_parents/registration.asp

Reminders for the Month of February

Posted: February 6, 2017

EHS Tiger Den

Posted: February 1, 2017

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

Posted: February 9, 2017

Students from District 7 competed at the Special Olympics Area 12 basketball competition on Sunday, January 29th, 2017 in Trenton, Illinois. District 7 competed in the team competition as well as the individual skills competition. [Continue Reading →]

2017 Young Authors Contest

Posted: February 7, 2017

District 7 is pleased to announce that 677 submissions were received for the 2017 Young Authors Contest. Building winners were selected based upon each school’s enrollment, and the 48 building winning books were delivered to the central office for district-level judging. Each submission was judged by a panel of 4 judges on the basis of creativity, appearance, idea development, and mechanics.

We would like to offer our appreciation to the 21 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 2017 Young Authors participants.

The 2017 Madison County Young Authors Conference will be held at Edwardsville High School on April 29, 2017. The 43rd Annual Illinois Statewide Young Authors Conference will be held at Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois, on May 20, 2017.

Good Employee Recognition

Posted: January 25, 2017

The Board of Education and administration recognize employees for their outstanding efforts

Congratulations to the District 7 employees that were honored at the January 23, 2017 Board of Education Meeting. Each employee was nominated by an administrator because of their outstanding effort, willingness, and dedication to students and the entire District 7 community. Employees are given this special recognition as an acknowledgment for their contributions in making District 7 the district of choice. [Continue Reading →]

Superintendent’s Comments - January 24, 2017

Posted: January 24, 2017

TOPICS:

  • Update on State Funding
  • Outlook for 2017-2018
  • 2017 Summer School Registration
  • 2017-2018 Kindergarten Registration and Informational Meetings
  • Revised 2016-2017 School Calendar

Update on State Funding
As of January 23, 2017, the State of Illinois owes District 7 approximately $3 million for both the 2015-16 and 2016-17 school years and has yet to issue any mandated categorical (Special Education and Transportation) or grant program (Early Childhood) payments due for the 2016-2017 school year. The state’s ability to pay outstanding and due mandated categorical and grant payments for the remainder of this school year is increasingly in doubt. [Continue Reading →]

Lincoln School Alumni Foundation Makes Donation to District 7

Posted: January 23, 2017

Representatives from the Lincoln School Alumni Foundation presented a $15,000 check to the Edwardsville District 7 Board of Education Monday night.

The foundation annually hosts fundraising events to raise money that is used to enhance educational opportunities for Edwardsville District 7 students. [Continue Reading →]

 

Kindergarten Information Nights for Parents - 2017

Posted: January 20, 2017

Kindergarten registration will be held on Thursday, March 2, 2017 for students who will attend District 7 during the 2017-18 school year. Click here for information on the registration process and upcoming Parent Informational Nights. Parents of kindergarten-aged children should register their child on this date. Registration dates for 1st – 12th grade students will occur in the summer. 

All incoming Kindergarten students should be registered for the 2017-18 school year no later than March 2nd. If you are unable to attend the March 2nd date, please contact your building principal before March 2nd to set a date to register your child. 

Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day

Posted: January 18, 2017

Don't miss out! The registration deadline has been extended to January 27th! [Continue Reading →]

Starry, Starry Night

Posted: January 17, 2017

Do the Right Thing Recognition

Posted: January 11, 2017

The Board of Education and administration recognize students for “doing the right thing.”

Congratulations to the students and their families who were honored at the January 09, 2017 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. [Continue Reading →]

Superintendent’s Comments - January 10, 2017

Posted: January 10, 2017

As we begin the second semester of this school year, I want to take a moment to recognize our students for an excellent first semester, both in and out of the classroom. District 7 students continue to represent their families, their schools, and their communities very well. They are maintaining strong academic standing, volunteering throughout their communities, and contributing positively to their school environment. [Continue Reading →]

District 7 Performing Arts - January Calendar

Posted: January 9, 2017

Reminders for the Month of January

Posted: January 6, 2017

Best School Districts in Illinois

Posted: January 5, 2017

Edwardsville School District was named number 28 of “Best School Districts in Illinois”
according to the 2017 Niche ratings. [Continue Reading →]

In Case of Inclement Weather

Posted: January 3, 2017

On behalf of District 7 and the Board of Education, I would like to welcome back our District 7 staff, students, and families. I hope that everyone enjoyed a happy and healthy holiday season.

Despite our unpredictable weather patterns, we have officially entered the winter season. With that comes the potential for weather and travel concerns. To that end, please review procedures for school cancellation and/or early dismissal due to inclement weather. [Continue Reading →]

Annual Holiday Concerts

Posted: January 3, 2017

Throughout the month of December, Performing Arts students across the District participated in their annual holiday concerts. Each of these concerts were free and open to the public, but encouraged spectators to make donations of either toys, food, and/or monetary donations. Through these concerts, our students collected over 1,500 toys and 2 tons of food which was donated to the Glen Ed Food Pantry, and presented a check in the amount of $3,904.31 to the Main Street Community Center. [Continue Reading →]


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