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    turkey In celebration of the Thanksgiving holiday, there also will be no school Thursday, Nov. 26 and Friday, Nov. 27.
    Enjoy the long weekend!
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    Current 8th grade students are invited attend either the Normal Community or the Normal West Freshmen Orientation. Both high schools are holding its orientation from 6:30 to 8:15 pm on Wednesday, Dec. 2. Students will hear information about several topics, including choosing classes and co-curricular activities for next year. Students with questions regarding which high school they will attend should contact their junior high guidance office or the Unit 5 District Office, 309-557-4000.

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    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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    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 .

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    bus First Student has immediate openings for bus drivers. If you are interested in a job with paid training and flexible hours, please apply by CLICKING HERE or call 309-557-4063.

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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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