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  • PARCC TESTING
    In 2010, the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) adopted new, more rigorous learning standards for English language arts and mathematics. Featuring new types of questions and innovative items, the PARCC assessment is designed to assess each student’s mastery of these new English Language Arts and Mathematics learning standards.The PARCC assessment replaces the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) and the Prairie State Achievement Examination (PSAE). Unit 5 will begin testing March 9. For more information CLICK HERE .
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  • NEW VACCINE REQUIREMENT FOR NEXT YEAR
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    Beginning next school year (Fall 2015) all students entering the 6th and 12th grades will be required to show proof of a recent meningococcal vaccination (MCV4 - meningitis). For more information, CLICK HERE .
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  • KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION TIMES

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    Kindergarten registration is Tuesday, March 17. Children reaching the age of 5 on or before September 1, 2015, will be eligible for enrollment in kindergarten and should register at their home school. CLICK HERE for times.

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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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  • 5ESSENTIALS SURVEY
    feedback Parents across Illinois have an opportunity to participate in the Illinois 5Essentials Survey. This survey is designed to generate a detailed picture of the inner workings of your child’s school. Your participation in the parent portion of the survey will help us understand the conditions at your child’s school and guide improvement, and responses are anonymous. The parent portion of the survey will be open until March 13.  To take the survey please visit https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois/ .
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  • BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE INFO - 2015-2016 
    Unit 5 will offer students in grades 6-12 the opportunity to BYOD – Bring Their Own Device – beginning with the 2015-2016 school year.
     
    The following computer specifications will meet criteria for a child to complete online curriculum work with Unit 5 technology, as well as be able to complete required state assessments.

    ·         Support a web browser

    ·         Wireless connection

    ·         Keyboard wired or wireless/Bluetooth

    ·         Screen size – minimum 9.7 inch 

    Students wanting to rent a device from the school district will still have that opportunity. More details will be coming this spring, but we wanted to get the current computer specifications out to parents in case people were looking to buy a device over break.

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