My Stop is a web-based application available to all Unit 5 parents to access live bus GPS information using a smartphone, tablet or computer and securely view the current location of their child’s bus on routes. The system also provides the school bus’s estimated time of arrival at your child’s bus stop. For directions, CLICK HERE.
Elementary: 7:45 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
High Schools: 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Junior High: 8:45 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.
ATHLETIC CANCELLATIONS THURSDAY, APRIL 18 DUE TO WEATHER ...
This is what is cancelled so far. Stay tuned!
- Normal West Girls Soccer is canceled and has been rescheduled for Monday, April 22. The JV match will begin at 4:30 PM followed by the varsity match at approximately 6:00 PM
- PJHS's track meet at Mahomet-Seymour has been canceled for today.
- Normal Community Var & Soph Baseball vs Richwoods is canceled
- Normal Community Var & JV Softball vs Urbana is canceled
- Normal Community Fresh Baseball vs Dunlap is canceled
- Normal West Freshman baseball at Heyworth is canceled for today.
- Normal West Varsity softball at Centennial is canceled for today and has been rescheduled for Wednesday, April 24, at 4:30 PM.
- Normal West JV softball vs. Mahomet-Seymour at Normal West has been canceled for today.
UNIT 5 SEEKING SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS
Interested in education? Looking to enhance your income? Consider applying to be a substitute teacher. Unit 5 is in need of substitute teachers. There is a Substitute SIgn Up Day planned for THursday, May 2. CLICK HERE for more info on that event. To learn more about a job where you can choose your days, contact the Regional Office of Education, www.roe17.org/licensure/substitutes . Here is a LINK to the new Unit 5 rates for becoming a substitute teacher.
NO SCHOOL - APRIL 18 & 19There will be no school Thursday, April 18, due to a School Improvement Day. There is no school Friday, April 19 due to a Board Holiday. Enjoy the long weekend.
SCHOOL BOARD MEETING - APRIL 24 @ UNIT OFFICEThe Board of Education meeting will begin at 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 24 at the Unit Office, 1809 W. Hovey in Normal.
FIFTH GRADE MUSIC PROGRAMUnit 5 is offering “Instrument Exploration” sessions to all current fourth grade students from 5:15-8 pm on Monday, April 15, and Wednesday, April 17, at Normal Community High School. During "Instrument Exploration" nights, students will have the opportunity to take introductory “mini” lessons on 2- 4 instruments of their choice. To learn more about the music program and Exploration Night, CLICK HERE. Registration Deadline is March 18.
PRAIRIELAND IS 20Prairieland Elementary is 20-years-old. Be part of the celebration.Who: Anyone who has been part of the last 20 years of Prairieland historyWhat: An open house featuring 20 years of Prairieland history, displays, trivia, and snacks.When: Thursday, April 25th from 5-7 PMWhere: Prairieland Elementary—The building will be open for touring and reminiscingCLICK HERE for more info.
GOLDEN APPLE FINALIST
Unit 5 is proud to announce that John Bierbaum is a finalist for the 2019 prestigious Golden Apple Awards for Excellence in Teaching. Mr. Bierbaum, a social studies teacher at Normal West, was among 35 finalists for the award. The Golden Apple Award honors outstanding teachers for their roles in having lasting, positive effects on students’ lives and builds stronger communities. Teacher finalists demonstrate -- in their teaching and results -- significant, positive impact on their students’ growth and learning. For more information, CLICK HERE. Way to go! #Unit5pride
ILLINOIS REPORT CARD TO INCLUDE NEW DESIGNATIONS
On Oct. 31, the Illinois State Board of Education released its annual Illinois Report Card. The report shows the performance and progress on a wide range of metrics. New this year: the report card will include a summative designation for each school. Our schools have earned a commendable designation.
The Illinois State Board of Education has provided materials that describe the designations and their implications for students, schools and families on its Support & Accountability website. As always, our primary focus is the teaching and learning in our classrooms, as well as the support and opportunities we provide all of our students every day.
SATURDAY, May 18 at Parkside Junior High School there will be a Foodmobile distribution serving residents of McLean County.
It is from 10-11:30am in the Cafeteria.
Each family leaves with between 3-5 days of food including fresh milk and produce.
FAMILY ACCESS HAS MOVED
Unit 5 has an updated website design and Skyward Family Access has moved. Please click on the second square button in the center of the page to access your child's site.