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Building Walk-Through for Families

Posted: August 2, 2018

District 7 staff has spent the summer months preparing our buildings and grounds for first full day of student attendance on Tuesday, August 14, 2018.

Please feel free to stop by any one of our District 7 schools on Thursday, August 9th 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.

TigerView Information

Posted: August 1, 2018

Beginning with the 2018-2019 school year, the following information will be available ONLY in TigerView, District 7’s web-based parent access system:

  • bus information for all students
  • teacher assignment for elementary students only

Families will no longer receive bus and teacher information by mail. [Continue Reading →]

A Note Regarding Registration

Posted: July 31, 2018

Thank you to all District 7 families who attended registration for the 2018-2019 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. [Registration Information]

Flashback Friday

Posted: July 27, 2018

May 18th was a very exciting day for 8th grade students and staff in District 7 as they participated in “NASA Day.” The day started with participation in a “NASA International Space Station Inflight Education Downlink” followed by a day full of hands-on learning activities and demonstrations provided by the EHS Science Club students, Riverbend Astronomy Club, SIUE Stem Center, Boeing, and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. [Continue Reading →]

2018-2019 District # 7 Registration

Posted: July 25, 2018

Don't forget about registration this week! 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.

2018 Summer Zone

Posted: July 23, 2018

The Summer Zone staff would like to thank all our families for sharing their children during the 2018 Summer Zone program. For the past eight weeks, children from grades K-5 participated in activities across the areas of art, literacy, technology, sports and recreation, imaginative play, science, social games, nature, performing arts, swimming, and bowling. With the wide variety of activities offered, children were able to stretch their imagination, spark a sense of curiosity and wonder, strengthen social and physical development skill, and most importantly, create new friendships where lasting memories were made! [Continue Reading →]
2018 Summer Zone

We're Hiring

Posted: July 20, 2018

http://www.ecusd7.org/departments/personnel/openings.asp

We're Hiring

Training Tomorrow’s Tigers

Posted: July 17, 2018

Every week during Training Tomorrow’s Tigers (T3), Summer Zone campers get to experience sports clinics with EHS athletes and coaches. This year, Summer Zone has had the pleasure of partnering with the basketball, tennis, volleyball, baseball, softball, golf, field hockey, soccer, football, and track/field teams. [Continue Reading →]

School Messenger

Posted: July 16, 2018

REMINDER: The District uses School Messenger to provide timely communication to parents and staff members via phone calls, text messages, and emails. To comply with wireless carrier requirements and protect against unsolicited text messages, parents must “opt-in” to receive important information from the district via our SMS text messaging service. To “opt-in,” send a text message of “Y” or “Yes” to our school’s short code number, 67587. You can also opt out of these messages at any time, by replying “Stop” to any district message.

*You will only need to "opt-in" one time; this is not something that needs to be repeated annually.

District 7 Schedules Summer Placement Screening Dates

Posted: July 16, 2018

Are you new to Edwardsville School District 7? If so, don't forget to schedule your summer placement screening! [Continue Reading →]

Lewis and Clark Community College Family Health Clinic

Posted: July 16, 2018

The Lewis and Clark Community College Family Health Clinic will be available during registration. [Continue Reading →]

2018-2019 Registration Dates

Posted: July 16, 2018

Don't forget to click on “interested” on the 2018-2019 District #7 Registration event page in order to get reminders about our event. Then, come prepared by reviewing all of our enhancements to registration and completing your forms in advance!

http://www.ecusd7.org/for_parents/reg_forms.asp
2018-2019 Registration Dates
2018-2019 Registration Dates

Flashback Friday

Posted: June 29, 2018

Elementary science night has become a popular event across District 7! Students and parents enjoyed a night of hands-on activities and demonstrations from our high school students, the SIUE Chemistry Club, and the Riverbend Astronomy Club.
Elementary Science Night

Special Olympics Summer Games

Posted: June 28, 2018

The Special Olympics Summer Games were held last weekend in Bloomington, IL. Edwardsville School District 7 students that attended and placed in events were as follows: [Continue Reading →]

Summer Zone 2018

Posted: June 25, 2018

At Summer Zone, the 4H Youth Development Program is helping campers become nature detectives and learn about their environment with a six week hands-on program that delves into the lives of birds. Participants learn about habitats through a scavenger hunt and get the opportunity to make their own extreme bird habitat! They also explore birds’ eating adaptations and make a life-size food web! [Photos]

Flashback Friday

Posted: June 22, 2018

Each year District 7 teachers participate in a number of Teacher Institute Days, which means a day off school for students and a day full of professional development for staff! [Continue Reading →]

Superintendent’s Comments - June 21, 2018

Posted: June 21, 2018

  • Board Approves New Courses for the 2018-2019 School Year 
  • 2018-2019 District 7 Handbook
  • District 7 Teacher Wins State Recognition

Board Approves New Courses for 2018-2019
At Monday night’s meeting, the District 7 Board of Education approved the new Middle School Transition Study Skills Course and the new Elementary Technology Unit for the 2018-2019 school year. [Continue Reading →]

District 7 Is Proud of Our Hard-working Teachers!

Posted: June 20, 2018

After receiving new math materials and professional development this spring, our teachers continue to dedicate themselves to improving their knowledge in regards to accessing the new digital components the math materials have to offer! [Video]

Memories in the Making - Summer Zone 2018

Posted: June 18, 2018

Last week our Summer Zone campers went to EHS as part of the T3 experience to learn the ins and outs of performing arts! [Continue Reading →]

Flashback Friday

Posted: June 15, 2018

Do you remember watching "Mary Poppins" this spring? Even though attending "Mary Poppins" may be a flashback for us, the cast, crew, and director have recently experienced some pretty outstanding accomplishments with this performance! [Continue Reading →]

Bring Your Own Device

Posted: June 14, 2018

With the launch of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) at Edwardsville High School beginning in the 2018-19 school year, summer school provided the perfect opportunity for students and staff to trial its implementation on a smaller scale. [Continue Reading →]

Memories in the Making - Summer Zone 2018

Posted: June 11, 2018

Our partners at the Edwardsville Children’s Museum brought peace and kindness literacy activities to our week two campers! Children learned how to be kind and find peace within by practicing Yoga poses, making peace doves, drawing designs in the Zen garden, and coloring a mandala as a group!
Memories in the Making - Summer Zone 2018

Flashback Friday

Posted: June 8, 2018

Students across the Edwardsville School District honored Veterans in many ways throughout the 2017-2018 school year! [Photos]
Students across the Edwardsville School District honored Veterans in many ways throughout the 2017-2018 school year!

Choir Summer Camp Performance

Posted: June 7, 2018

Students of all ages gathered at the Edwardsville High School auditorium this week for the Choir Camp as they prepare for a special performance for parents at 3 p.m. on Thursday at EHS. [Continue Reading →]

Edwardsville High School Summer Classes

Posted: June 5, 2018

Teachers and students are already back at it; Edwardsville High School summer classes began today!
Edwardsville High School Summer Classes

Summer Zone Is off to a Fantastic Start!

Posted: June 5, 2018

With the help of our SIUE STEM Center interns, week one campers became scientists by exploring acids and bases to create bubbling ice and test what types of candy are acidic! They also made gas when delving into states of matter!
Summer Zone Is off to a Fantastic Start!

Elementary Buildings Are Now Closed for the Summer

Posted: June 5, 2018

Elementary buildings are now closed for the summer. Liberty and Lincoln Middle Schools, Edwardsville High School, and Hadley House are still open.
Elementary Buildings Are Now Closed for the Summer

Superintendent’s Comments - May 31, 2018

Posted: May 31, 2018

  • Registration Enhancements for the 2018-2019 School Year 
  • Board of Education Appoints New Elementary Principal
  • EHS Class of 2018

Registration Enhancements for the 2018-2019 School Year
We are pleased to announce several improvements to the annual student registration process for the new school year. Those improvements include: [Continue Reading →]

2018-2019 District #7 Registration

Posted: May 30, 2018

Click here for more information.

EHS Presents Class of 2018

Posted: May 30, 2018

For the 537 members of the Edwardsville High School Class of 2018, if Saturday wasn't the best day ever, it had to be pretty close.

EHS Principal Dennis Cramsey's daily refrain, "Let's make this the best day ever," was repeated during the commencement ceremony at Lucco-Jackson Gymnasium. [Continue Reading →]

More photos and a list of graduates can be found here as well: http://www.edglentoday.com/articles/details/edwardsville-graduates-class-of-2018-28771.cfm.

Summer Zone 2018

Posted: May 29, 2018

It’s opening day for Summer Zone 2018! Our staff is looking forward to a fun and exciting summer! Summer Zone is open from May 29-July 20th (closed July 4th) at Leclaire Elementary. Limited enrollment is still available; please contact the Kid Zone business office at 618-655-6011. For info about Summer Zone, please visit our website! http://www.ecusd7.org/summerzone
Summer Zone 2018

Edwardsville High School Graduation Ceremony 2018

Posted: May 25, 2018

The Edwardsville High School graduation ceremony will be streamed live on May 26 at 2:45 p.m. Click here for the livestream.

NASA Day

Posted: May 25, 2018

Last Friday, May 18th was a very exciting day for 8th grade students and staff in District 7 as they participated in “NASA Day.” The day started with participation in a “NASA International Space Station Inflight Education Downlink” followed by a day full of hands-on learning activities and demonstrations provided by the EHS Science Club students, Riverbend Astronomy Club, SIUE Stem Center, Boeing, and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.

In case you missed the live event last Friday, May 18th, you can still watch the Expedition 55 Education Inflight Interview with astronauts Ricky Arnold and Drew Feustel by clicking here! [Photos]

Schools Out for the Summer

Posted: May 23, 2018

Schools Out for the Summer

NASA International Space Station Inflight Education Downlink

Posted: May 17, 2018

Friday, May 18, from 9:10 a.m. – 9:30 a.m., District 7 will host a “NASA International Space Station Inflight Education Downlink” at Liberty Middle School. Eighth grade students from both Lincoln and Liberty Middle Schools will have the opportunity to interact with astronauts aboard the International Space Station.

The event will be broadcast live on NASA TV: http://www.ustream.tv/nasahdtv

Superintendent’s Comments - May 16, 2018

Posted: May 16, 2018

  • Donations from St. Cecelia’s Knights of Columbus and District 7 Lunch Debt Solutions Group 
  • NASA
  • Blueprint for Excellence Update

Donations from St. Cecelia’s Knights of Columbus and District 7 Lunch Debt Solutions Group
I want to express the District’s appreciation to the many community groups who supported our students this year; we are extremely fortunate to live in communities whose citizens allocate time and financial resources to improve so many aspects of our students’ lives.

At Monday night’s meeting, the Board of Education recognized two more excellent examples of citizens who reach out to help: a new group - the District 7 Lunch Debt Solutions group and a familiar one – St. Cecelia’s Knights of Columbus. We are so thankful to both of them for their donations and support. [Continue Reading →]

Young Athletes 2018

Posted: May 16, 2018

District 7 students participated in the Special Olympics Young Athletes culminating event on Friday, April 27, 2018, at Liberty Middle School. The Young Athletes program is designed to introduce students with special needs into the world of sports and help students develop gross motor skills in order to be prepared for competing in Special Olympics. [Continue Reading →]

District 7 Summer Zone Registration

Posted: May 14, 2018

TODAY is the last day to register for District 7 Summer Zone and guarantee a spot in the first week of camp!

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

Illinois Day

Posted: May 10, 2018

On Friday, May 4, 2018, all 3rd grade students in the Edwardsville School District took part in our annual “Illinois Day” festivities held at Township Park. Students participated in various activities where they learned about the Illinois agricultural industry, the aquatic environment of Illinois, the history of Lewis and Clark trails, and Madison County Transportation. Third grade students also experienced sing-alongs, story tellers, weaving, and a lesson on how to make butter. “Illinois Day” brings closure to the third grade Social Studies unit on Illinois history. [Photos]

Reminders for the Month of May

Posted: May 8, 2018

Reminders for the Month of May

District 7 Summer Zone

Posted: May 4, 2018

http://www.ecusd7.org/summerzone/
District 7 Summer Zone

District 7 Elementary Band and Orchestra

Posted: May 4, 2018

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

2018 Post-Dispatch Scholar-Athlete

Posted: May 1, 2018

2018 Post-Dispatch Scholar-Athlete
http://www.stltoday.com/sports/high-school/scholar-athletes/

The Best and Brightest

Posted: May 1, 2018

Seniors from Edwardsville and Metro East Lutheran high schools were among 211 of the region's "best and brightest" to be honored Thursday during the 30th annual Silver Medallion Academic Excellence Awards Banquet, held Thursday at Lewis and Clark College. [Continue Reading →]

Good Employee Recognition

Posted: April 30, 2018

The Board of Education and administration recognize employees for their outstanding efforts
The Board of Education and administration recognize employees for their outstanding efforts
Congratulations to the District 7 employees that were honored at the April 23, 2018 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 →]

District 7 Spellers Recognized for Achievement

Posted: April 27, 2018

Congratulations to District 7’s top spellers and their families who were honored at the March 23, 2018, Board of Education Meeting. Each of the students recognized competed in preliminary competitions at their building level in order to advance to the tenth Annual District-Wide Spelling Bee competition held on February 22, 2018, in the Lincoln Middle School auditorium. [Continue Reading →]

District 7 Geography Bee Winners Recognized for Achievement

Posted: April 27, 2018

Congratulations to District 7’s Geography Bee winners and their families who were honored at the April 23, 2018, Board of Education Meeting. Each of the students recognized competed in the National Geographic Geography Bee competition. [Continue Reading →]

Superintendent’s Comments - April 25, 2018

Posted: April 25, 2018

  • Board Approves Resolution to Issue Up to $2 Million in Tax Anticipation Warrants for the Education Fund 
  • Board Approves Resolution to Issue Up to $2 Million in Tax Anticipation Warrants for the Transportation Fund
  • Update on 2017-2018 Fiscal Year State Funding
  • District 7 Lunch Debt Solutions Trivia Night

Board Approves Resolution to Issue Up to $2 Million in Tax Anticipation Warrants for the Education Fund
The board approved a resolution to issue up to $2 million in Tax Anticipation Warrants for the Education Fund with The Bank of Edwardsville in anticipation of the collection of taxes levied for the 2017 year (2018-2019 school year) for educational purposes.

The administration has been reviewing its year-end financial status including current cash on hand and projected receipts/expenditures for the next several months. Given the District’s projected 2017-2018 year-end negative fund balance in the Education Fund of over $6.5 million and the delay in State categorical and grant payments, it is possible that the District will need to issue Tax Anticipation Warrants for the Education Fund to finish the month of May. [Continue Reading →]

Special Olympics Soccer Team

Posted: April 23, 2018

The Special Olympics soccer team recently competed in the regional tournament on Saturday, April 21, 2018, in Chatham, Illinois. The team was coached by Lesley Roderick and Shannon McLean. The team received a bronze medal as a result of their hard work and dedication. [Continue Reading →]
Special Olympics Soccer Team

District 7 Summer Zone

Posted: April 23, 2018

http://www.ecusd7.org/summerzone/
District 7 Summer Zone

Edwardsville High School Greenhouse Tours

Posted: April 19, 2018

First grade students across all District 7 elementary schools recently took part in the annual Edwardsville High School Greenhouse Tours. As part of this experience, Edwardsville High School Agriculture students provided an in-depth tour and explanation of the greenhouse. [Continue Reading →]

Students Versus Parents Trivia

Posted: April 17, 2018

High School students, it is time to show that you're officially smarter that your parents! Come play Students Versus Parents Trivia and reduce school lunch debt at the same time. Big Papa G will be there to make sure we are laughing and dancing the whole time! [Continue Reading →]

Summer Zone Registration

Posted: April 16, 2018

Summer Zone registration is open - don't miss out on this great opportunity! http://www.ecusd7.org/summerzone/index.asp
Summer Zone Registration

Do the Right Thing Recognition

Posted: April 16, 2018

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 April 9, 2018 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 - April 9, 2018

Posted: April 11, 2018

  • School Security Meeting 
  • Parent Workshop: Trends in Teen Substance Abuse – What Parents Need to Know
  • District 7 Lunch Debt Solutions Trivia Night
  • 2018 PARCC Testing

School Security Meeting
I want to thank our local law enforcement partners Chief Jay Keeven from the Edwardsville Police Department, Chief Todd Link from the Glen Carbon Police Department, and Madison County Sheriff John Lakin for their ongoing support of District 7 students and staff as we review and update the District’s security measures and emergency procedures in each school. [Continue Reading →]

Family Trivia Night

Posted: April 10, 2018

In an effort to offset the school lunch deficit, the District 7 Lunch Debt Solutions Committee has planned a Family Trivia Night for our K-5 Families. You can print the form below, complete it and return to any school. [Continue Reading →]

What Parents Need to Know

Posted: April 10, 2018

Be “in the know” with “What Parents Need to Know” - don’t forget to attend the next parent workshop offered by Edwardsville School District 7! Information to RSVP can be found below.
What Parents Need to Know

Edwardsville High School Drama Club

Posted: April 4, 2018

“Mary Poppins” was recently performed by the Edwardsville High School Drama Club. Four sold out performances were attended by large community crowds Friday, March 16th through Sunday, March 18th. [Continue Reading →
Edwardsville High School Drama Club

District 7 Performing Arts April Calendar

Posted: April 3, 2018

District 7 Performing Arts April Calendar

Congratulations to Our District 7 Aquatics Competition Athletes

Posted: April 2, 2018

On Saturday, March 24th, 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 9 athletes compete in backstroke, freestyle, breaststroke, butterfly, and relay races. In all, our athletes earned 9 gold medals, and 5 silver medals. [Continue Reading →]

Reminders for the Month of April

Posted: April 2, 2018

Reminders for the Month of April

Do You Know Where Your Children are Online?

Posted: March 27, 2018

Christine Feller, Internet Safety Specialist with the Illinois Attorney General’s Office, presented her workshop titled “Do You Know Where Your Children are Online?” to a crowd of parents and staff in the Liberty Middle School auditorium last night. Feller’s presentation discussed how today’s youth have integrated the use of digital devices into their daily lives and utilize social media apps to communicate with the world around them. Parents and teachers alike were introduced to online gaming, social media apps, and websites that were new to many adults, but that are quite popular among youth as young as 3rd grade. [Continue Reading →]

Parent Workshop Opportunities

Posted: March 22, 2018

Edwardsville School District 7 is offering two great parent workshop opportunities. Click here for more information about each workshop and how to register!

Science Fair 2018

Posted: March 22, 2018

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 250 projects presented in all and 20 of our 5th grade students will be moving on to the SIUE Regional Fair this Saturday, March 24, 2018. [Photos]

Spring Break

Posted: March 27, 2018

Spring Break

Invention Convention FUNshop

Posted: March 21, 2018

If you haven't already signed up, don't forget to do so (all students in grades 3-6 welcome)!

The Edwardsville School District is partnering with the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA) to host an IMSA FUNshop. [Continue Reading →]

District 7 Summer Zone 2018

Posted: March 20, 2018

District 7 Summer Zone 2018

District 7 Schedules Summer Placement Screening Dates

Posted: March 20, 2018

District 7 will again offer summer placement screenings for select students on June 8, 14 and 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 →]

District 7 Parents/Guardians

Posted: March 16, 2018

On March 20, 2018, the voters of Madison County will be asked to approve a proposal to provide funding to all county school districts through a 1% sales tax increase. The revenue from this sales tax can only be used to maintain and improve school facilities or to make payments on existing building bond debt. [Continue Reading →]

Parent Workshop Opportunities

Posted: March 16, 2018

Edwardsville School District 7 is offering two great parent workshop opportunities. Click here for more information about each workshop and how to register!

Kindergarten Information Nights for Parents

Posted: March 14, 2018

Just a friendly reminder about the Kindergarten Information Nights for Parents – remember, you may attend the meeting that is most convenient for you regardless of location. [Continue Reading →]

Superintendent’s Comments - March 13, 2018

Posted: March 13, 2018

  • Parent Meetings 
  • 2018-2019 Administrative Assignments
  • New K-12 Math Instructional Materials
  • Revised 2017-2018 School Calendar

Parent Meetings
I am pleased to announce two parent meetings that will be offered this spring. Each meeting is designed to address important aspects of student safety. 

Do You Know Where Your Children are Online?
PRESENTER: Internet Safety Specialist from the Illinois Attorney General’s Office
DATE: March 22, 2018
TIME: 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Liberty Middle School

Trends in Teen Substance Abuse - What Parents Need to Know
PRESENTER: Edwardsville Police Sgt. Matthew Breihan
DATE: April 11, 2018
TIME: 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Liberty Middle School

Please RSVP to Patty Beeler at pbeeler@ecusd7.org or call 656-1182 to reserve your spot. [Continue Reading →]

Read Across America 2018

Posted: March 12, 2018

The National Education Association is building a nation of readers through its signature program, NEA’s Read Across America. Now in its 21st year, this year-round program focuses on motivating children and teens to read through events, partnerships, and reading resources. [Continue Reading →]

Reminders for the Month of March

Posted: March 9, 2018

Reminders for the Month of March

EHS Science Club Hosts Elementary Science Night

Posted: March 9, 2018

Science Club members have one thing in common: their love of science! It is this love that motivates them to participate in community outreach, science fair activities, and showing their peers how fascinating science can be. Every year, the members look forward to preparing a science night for younger students. Activity ideas are brainstormed for the main areas of science, and then narrowed down to one or two per science. [Continue Reading →]

Parent Workshop Opportunity

Posted: March 7, 2018

We invite all parents to attend this workshop on a very important topic presented by Internet Safety Specialist with the Attorney General's Office, Christine Feller. Please RSVP to this event ASAP. Thank you and we hope to see you there! [Continue Reading →]

NAACP Sponsored Art Contest

Posted: March 7, 2018

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 Summer Zone Registration

Posted: March 6, 2018

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 →]

2018 - 2019 Kindergarten Registration

Posted: March 5, 2018

DON'T FORGET: Kindergarten Registration is this Tuesday, March 6th! [Continue Reading →]

Superintendent’s Comments - February 28, 2018

Posted: March 5, 2018

Superintendent’s Comments - February 28, 2018

Black History Month Contest

Posted: March 2, 2018

In order to celebrate historical figures throughout Black History Month, District 7 students in grades 3-5 participated 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 →]

District 7 Performing Arts March Calendar

Posted: March 2, 2018

District 7 Performing Arts March Calendar

District 7 Young Authors Recognized for Outstanding Talent

Posted: March 1, 2018

This year, over 800 students in District 7 participated in the Young Author’s competition. On Monday, February 26, 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 28, 2018. Twelve of those authors will then continue on to the 44th Annual Illinois Statewide Conference in Bloomington on May 19, 2018. [Continue Reading →]
District 7 Young Authors Recognized for Outstanding Talent

Superintendent’s Comments - February 28, 2018

Posted: March 1, 2018

  • School Safety and Security 
  • New K-12 Math Instructional Materials

School Safety and Security
School safety has always been at the forefront of our thinking and planning - school safety remains a top priority for District 7. I strongly encourage any parent who has a safety concern about his or her child or their child’s school security procedures to contact the school principal or me to discuss their concerns.

I want to reassure parents that District 7 maintains a continuous cycle to review our current safety procedures and improving school security plans. In conjunction with local law enforcement agencies, we are completing our annual security audit and will implement any changes that improve school security for our buildings this year and over the summer. [Continue Reading →]

Edwardsville Elementary Science Night

Posted: February 27, 2018

If you have a child in grades 3-5, please join the Edwardsville High School Science Club and their special guests in this family event next Tuesday, March 6th from 6:30p.m. - 8:00p.m. at Liberty Middle School. [Flyer]

District 7 Congratulates Top Spellers

Posted: February 27, 2018

On February 22, 2018 District 7 hosted the Tenth 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 →]

National Engineers Week

Posted: February 27, 2018

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" last Saturday, February 17th. The event had 312 girls in attendance, and was geared towards encouraging girls to consider a career path in engineering. [Continue Reading →]

IMSA Funshop

Posted: February 22, 2018

The Edwardsville School District is partnering with the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA) to host an IMSA Funshop. This event will be held for students in grades 3-6 at Liberty Middle School on Friday, April 6, 2018 from 6:00-8:30p.m. [Continue Reading →]

Calling All Readers - Grade K-5

Posted: February 20, 2018

In celebration of Dr. Seuss’ birthday, District 7 will sponsor an event along with 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, have invited numerous community members to read to K-5 students across the district. [Continue Reading →]

Teachers Continue Learning on Institute Day

Posted: February 20, 2018

Though students were not in attendance, District 7 buildings remained opened as our staff participated in a wide range of professional development opportunities. Continued School Safety was a major topic across the District as our staff members participated in a review of school safety plans and school safety practices. Teachers also participated in mandated state and federal trainings, Schoology training, and other numerous topics related to their specific grade-level and/or content areas. [Continue Reading →]

Superintendent’s Comments - February 15, 2018

Posted: February 15, 2018

  • School Safety and Security 
  • Summary of 2018 Ten-Year Health Life Safety Survey
  • Update on 2017-2018 Fiscal Year State Funding
  • Uses of County School Facility Sales Tax Funds
  • 2016 and 2017 Illinois Science Assessment Results

School Safety and Security
On behalf of the District 7 staff, students, parents, and citizens, I want to join the rest of our country in expressing our condolences to the families of students who lost their lives yesterday in the Florida school shooting. It is a stunning tragedy that is occurring far too frequently in this country. I want to reassure parents that District 7 places school safety and security as our first priority. We maintain a strong and productive partnership with local law enforcement agencies and regularly practice with all employees the emergency plans that are in place. Our goal is to be as prepared as we can be for any potential emergency. In addition, each school’s emergency plans are reviewed and improved as part of an ongoing effort to ensure that we are providing the safest possible environment for our students and staff. [Continue Reading →]

Do the Right Thing Recognition

Posted: February 13, 2018

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 February 12, 2018 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 →]

Special Olympics Basketball Competition

Posted: February 9, 2018

Students from District 7 competed at the Special Olympics Region J basketball competition on Sunday, January 28, 2018 in Trenton, Illinois. District 7 competed in the team competition as well as the individual skills competition. [Continue Reading →]

Black History Month

Posted: February 9, 2018

District 7 schools are celebrating Black History Month throughout the month of February. Students will participate in both classroom-based activities, as well as school-wide activities. [Continue Reading →]

District 7 Kindergarten Registration Set

Posted: February 7, 2018

District 7 has scheduled spring kindergarten registration for March 6th from 12:00 - 6:30 p.m. at each of the District’s primary buildings: Hamel, Midway, Nelson, Glen Carbon, Goshen and Leclaire Schools.

Parents of kindergarten-age students are encouraged to begin the registration process at this time even if they have not gathered all of the required registration materials. Completing preliminary paperwork will put parents and children in the District database, ensuring they receive notification of kindergarten related information as it becomes available. [Continue Reading →]

2018 Young Authors Contest

Posted: February 5, 2018

District 7 is pleased to announce that 807 submissions were received for the 2018 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 3-4 judges on the basis of creativity, appearance, idea development, and mechanics. [Continue Reading →]

District 7 Preschool Academy is Accepting Students for 2018-19

Posted: February 5, 2018

Registration is currently being accepted for the 2018-19 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 afterschool child care needs for an additional fee. [Continue Reading →]

Facebook Has Announced News Feed Changes

Posted: February 1, 2018

Don't miss District 7 Posts! Watch our video for steps you can take to keep our pages visible in your Facebook News Feed.

For those who follow District 7 Facebook pages for information and updates, please note that Facebook has announced changes to their News Feed which will change the visibility of non-personal pages. [Continue Reading →]

Reminders for the Month of February

Posted: February 1, 2018

Reminders for the Month of February

District 7 Performing Arts - February Calendar

Posted: January 31, 2018

District 7 Performing Arts - February Calendar

Serving Up a Lot of Success

Posted: January 29, 2018

Since Oct. 17, 2016, the Tiger Den has served as a coffee stop for students, teachers and administrators at Edwardsville High School.

Run by the Functional Life Skill students every school day until 10 a.m., the shop features Otis Spunkmeyer cookies, cappuccinos, lattes, hot tea, hot chocolate and coffee. It’s a popular stop for students in between classes or before school starts. [Continue Reading →]

Update on 2017-2018 Fiscal Year State Funding

Posted: January 26, 2018

The State of Illinois currently owes District 7 over $1.9 million for the 2017-2018 fiscal year (see below).

Amounts due from the Illinois State Board of Education include:

Special Education – Private Facility Tuition $184,436.89
Special Education – Orphanage 28,372.90
Special Education – Orphanage Summer 2,189.00
State Free Lunch and Breakfast 2,121.12
Driver Education 28,631.81
Regular Transportation 767,009.39
Special Education Transportation 586,799.52
Early Childhood Block Grant 269,010.00
Orphanage Tuition - 18.3 67,134.00
   
Total amount due $1,935,704.63

 
As of January 18, 2018, the total backlog of all State of Illinois bills is over $9.2 billion.

Update on District 7’s Status on the State’s Financial Watch List

Last week, District 7 was notified that the Illinois State Board of Education finished its bi-annual review of districts on the State’s Financial Watch List. District 7 remains on the list and continues to be required to share financial information, including quarterly cash flow statements and showing progress towards a balanced budget as a result of this status. [Continue Reading →]

Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day

Posted: January 26, 2018

Saturday, January 27th is the last day to register! All forms should be submitted to your child's school office by Friday, February 2nd.

http://www.ecusd7.org/news/17-18/IGE_Forms.pdf
Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day

Good Employee Recognition

Posted: January 23, 2018

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 January 22, 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 →]

Illinois 5Essentials Survey

Posted: January 22, 2018

As a friendly reminder, there is a survey we would like parents to complete.

The Illinois 5Essentials Survey is open now through January 31, 2018. In order to take the survey, please visit https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois/ and select the appropriate survey to begin.

Thank you for your participation!

District 7 Performing Arts - January Calendar

Posted: January 10, 2018

District 7 Performing Arts - January Calendar

District 7 Special Olympics Basketball Team

Posted: January 12, 2018

The District 7 Special Olympics Basketball Team will be playing a scrimmage game during half time of an upcoming SIUE Men’s basketball game. We would love to pack the stands to cheer them on! The game will be held at SIUE Vadalabene Center on Thursday, January 18th at 7:00 p.m. [Continue Reading →]

Do the Right Thing Recognition

Posted: January 12, 2018

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 8, 2018 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 →]

Lincoln School Alumni Foundation

Posted: January 10, 2018

Edwardsville School District 7 would like to recognize the Lincoln School Alumni Foundation for their generous donation to support the students in the Edwardsville District. Herman Shaw, along with other members of the Lincoln School Alumni Foundation, were present at the Board of Education meeting held on Monday, January 8th to present the generous $20,000 check to our Board of Education. This monetary donation will be used to directly support student programs across all Edwardsville District 7 schools.

In order to show our support for this outstanding foundation, we encourage our community members to participate in their upcoming trivia night, which will be held on Saturday, January 20th at the Edwardsville American Legion. [Trivia Night Flyer]
Lincoln School Alumni Foundation

Reminders for the Month of January

Posted: January 9, 2018

Reminders for the Month of January

District 7 Parent Communications Survey

Posted: January 4, 2018

The District 7 Parent Communications Survey has been extended through Friday, January 12, 2018. In order to take the survey, please visit the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RN6RJJ5.

In Case of Inclement Weather

Posted: January 2, 2018

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 →]


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