There will be NO SCHOOL on Monday, October 10 for Columbus Day/Indigenous Peoples' Day
There will be an EARLY DISMISSAL at 11:30 on Friday, October 7 for our School Improvement Day.
There will be NO SCHOOL on Friday, Sept. 30 due to a Teacher Institute Day.
There will be NO SCHOOL on Monday, September 5th in recognition of Labor Day.
Unity West Elementary School is looking for two special education teaching assistants for the 2022-2023 school year. Currently, only a high school diploma is needed, but other paraprofessional requirements must be met within three years. Starting pay is $15.98/hour and includes benefits. Employees of Unit 7 who live outside of the district may enroll their children in the district tuition-free. Please contact Janah Sudduth-Mottola, Unit 7 Special Education Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org/217-485-6510 for more information.
Tomorrow, Monday, August 29 is Picture Day! Pictures will be taken during PE classes. Order online at INTER-STATE.COM/ORDER use order code: 68818CB
Picture day is Aug 29. Pictures will be taken during PE classes. Order online at INTER-STATE.COM/ORDER use order code: 68818CB
Parents, in effort to maximize safety for our students, orange cones have been placed along the no parking area at the Rocket Center exit/entrance. The purpose of these cones is to allow students to have an unobstructed view when exiting the building to the parking lot. At dismissal, please DO NOT block the cones with your vehicle, park or “line up” in front of the cones, or block the handicap parking spaces. Please park in the lot and have your student walk to your car or walk to the outside area of the building to meet your student. Deputy Mayo will be helping us to support this safety goal. We ask that you share this information with grandparents, older siblings, sitters, etc. who pick up from the junior high. Thank you for supporting a safe school dismissal for our students.
Schedules: Students schedules were mailed on August 9. After looking over your student’s schedule, If you feel that there is an error or change that needs to be made please email Stephanie Grussing at email@example.com. If a change is made an updated schedule will not be available until the first day of school. Back to School Night: Signups are posted at ujhs.com. Parents/Guardians will sign up by grade level. You will need your student’s schedule when you sign up. Parents and students will have the opportunity to meet all core team teachers, get information about UJHS, drop off supplies and visit lockers. Students attending the event must be accompanied by a parent or an adult family member. Sessions are 2:00-3:00 and 5:30-6:30 on August 15. Please choose one session. 8th grade signup with third hour teachers 7th grade signup with first hour teachers 6th grade signup with fourth hour teachers Physicals, Immunizations, and Other Medical: Nurse Short will be in attendance on Back to School Night. Please drop off paperwork to her during this event. Picture Day: Picture day is August 29. Pictures will be taken during PE classes. Order online at INTER-STATE.COM/ORDER use order code: 68818CB. PE Uniform: During online registration if you paid for a PE shirt and/or shorts online or indicated that you would pay by check, please call into the school to provide the sizes that you want for your student. Please ask to speak to Sara Farruggia at 217-485-6735. Thank you! Sixth graders who ordered in the spring do not need to call into the office. We have your information. Planners: UJHS students will receive planner/handbook on the first day. There is no charge.
Families of UJHS Students: Registration continues at UJHS until 2:00 today! Please check your email to start the registration process with Teacher Ease, the new online registration system. If you did not receive an email please contact the UJHS office at 217-485-6735. Last year's eighth grade, please contact the high school.
The junior high cross country season will begin on August 1st. Practices are from 8 to 9:30am or 6 to 7:30pm whichever is most convenient until school begins. Once school starts, practices are after school until 5:00. Dual sport athletes that have after school conflicts can run before school from 7 to 8am. All runners need a physical before their first practice. Contact Coach Kyle firstname.lastname@example.org
JH Softball Information Tryouts will be July 27, 28 and August 1 from 9-11 at the high school softball field. All athletes trying out must have a current physical on file to try out for the team. JH Baseball Information Tryouts will be August 1st and 2nd from 9-11AM at the high school baseball field. All athletes trying out must have a current physical on file to try out for the team.
July 15, 2022 The Unit 7 Board of Education is seeking a person that resides within Unit 7 District boundaries to fill a vacated seat on the Unit 7 School Board. This person can be from any of the townships within the district boundaries except Tolono. The board of education currently has the maximum number of board members from Tolono Township seated on the board. All interested parties should send letters of interest to Andrew Larson, Unit 7 Superintendent by August 10, 2022. email@example.com
UJHS Updates: Illinois Assessment of Readiness Testing: State testing begins Monday, April 4 for all UJHS students. Please make sure that students are at school, on-time each day during testing week. Sixth and seventh grades will IAR test on April 4, 5, and 6 Eighth grade will IAR test on April 4, 5, and 6 and participate in the Illinois Science Assessment on April 20, 21 and 22. Important details and changes during testing week: • Students who arrive late will not be admitted to testing. They will wait in the office until the testing schedule is completed. • Students will need fully charged Chromebooks, earbuds or headphones, and an AR book each day.
UJHS Spirit Week scheduled to begin on March 7 has been postponed to the week of March 28. Please look for reminders in the student announcements later in the month.
FFA week kicks off at UJHS tomorrow with the first spirit day of the week: Country vs. Country Club.
Order your UJHS yearbook at https://inter-state.com/. Last day for orders is 2/28/22. Contact Mrs. Wickline at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need to check if you have already ordered one.
Information about the 5Essential Survey that UJHS students will take on March 7 can be found under Documents and then under Parent Documents.
The daily bulletin will be coming later today.
UJHS Parents: Please check your email for second semester updates.