Announcements

  • PRESIDENTS' DAY - NO SCHOOL FEB. 15 & 16
    pres No School Monday, Feb, 15, in honor of Presidents' Day. Students will also be out of school on Tuesday, Feb. 16, due to a teacher's institute. Enjoy the long weekend!
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  • KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION TIMES

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    Kindergarten registration is Tuesday, March 15. Children reaching the age of 5 on or before September 1, 2016, will be eligible for enrollment in kindergarten and should register at their home school. CLICK HERE for times.

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  • MUMPS AWARENESS

    Mumps are again being reported in McLean County, prompting the Health Department to once again encourage residents to take preventative steps to avoid infection with the virus. Community members are advised to watch for mumps symptoms even if they are fully vaccinated. For more information CLICK HERE.

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  • CROSSING GUARDS NEEDED

    guard The Normal Police Department is looking for qualified individuals to work as Elementary School Crossing Guards, starting immediately.  For information, CLICK HERE

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  • STRATEGIC PLANNING

    logo Unit 5 is in the process of districtwide strategic planning. The topics being studied are co-curricular programming, community partnerships, curriculum and instruction, facilities/operations, special education, and transportation, All members of the Unit 5 community - students, parents, staff members, and community representatives - were invited participate. To view presentations and minutes from previous meetings, CLICK HERE

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  • STUDENT ASSESSMENT

    test This past spring, Illinois students participated in a new state assessment, called the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) exam, in English language arts and math. The PARCC assessment replaces other standardized tests and marks a significant change from these previous assessments. The test lines up with the updated Illinois Learning Standards and measures students’ problem-solving abilities, critical thinking, and writing skills, which are abilities all students need to stay on track for college and career readiness after high school. For more information on PARCC,  CLICK HERE . As parents are looking at their child’s PARCC scores, the following link will provide you with even more detailed about what the scores indicated about your child’s performance. CLICK HERE .

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  • STANDARDS-BASED GRADING

    reportcard Unit 5 has begun the process of transitioning to Standards Based Grading in the elementary grades.  Teachers and administrators have been engaged in study and research around Standards Based Grading and many teachers have begun to shift their assessment practices to align to this type of grading and reporting.  In the 2016-2017 school year, teachers will begin to report some grades in the Standards Based Grading format, and we will have full implementation in 2017-2018. There will be opportunities for parents to learn more about this shift in grading and reporting. For more information, CLICK HERE.

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  • INVEST IN YOUR CHILD'S FUTURE

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    Unit 5 has been involved with Vision 20/20, which is a studentcentered vision for the future of education in Illinois. It focuses on four policy priorities: highly effective educators, 21st century learning, shared accountability, and equitable and adequate funding. To learn more about Vision 20/20, CLICK HERE.
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  • We are having an issue with Internet Explorer and our school drop down menu at the top of the Unit 5 web page. 
    We are working on this. In the mean time, please use another web browser, such as Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox. Thank you for your patience. 
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