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.
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.
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
KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION TIMES
Kindergarten registration is Tuesday, March 12. Children reaching the age of 5 on or before September 1, 2019, will be eligible for enrollment in kindergarten and should register at their home school. Stay tuned for more info!
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, FEBRUARY 16 at NORMAL WEST 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.
SCHOOL BOARD MEETING - JAN. 16 @ 7 PM @ UNIT OFFICEThe Board of Education meeting is at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 16 at Unit 5 District Office, 1809 W. Hovey in Normal.
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.