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Join us for Centennial and Central groundbreaking events in April

Wed, 02/27/2019 - 16:22

Join us to mark the beginning of construction at our high school renovation and expansion projects:

Centennial High School Groundbreaking
Friday, April 5, 10 a.m.
913 Crescent Drive, Champaign


Central High School Groundbreaking
Monday, April 8, 10 a.m.
610 W. University Avenue, Champaign

For more on these projects, visit

Spalding Park Grand Opening happening March 11

Tue, 02/26/2019 - 14:29

Join us to celebrate the opening of our newly renovated athletic facilities at Spalding Park, 900 N. Harris Avenue, Champaign.

3:45 p.m.   Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony
4:30 p.m.   Central vs. Bismarck-Henning High School Boys Baseball Game

To learn more about the project, visit

Join the campaign for our young black girls: Order your "Brilliant. Bold. Beautiful." t-shirt

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 14:52

We've launched a campaign to support our African American girls - and you can be a part of it! Brilliant. Bold. Beautiful. is an initiative to provide positive images and supports to this group of students to dismantle the myth society has created around their identity.

These t-shirts are one of many ways we can celebrate and help our girls better understand their potential and legacy of scholarship and excellence.

Champaign Unit 4 School District to celebrate NAAPID on February 11

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 15:19

In honor of National African American Parent Involvement Day (NAAPID) on Monday, February 11, each Unit 4 school is inviting parents to visit their child’s school and take part in special activities. Below is a summary of activities at several of our campuses.

National African-American Parent Involvement Day Activities
February 11, 2019 (unless other date specified)

Garden Hills Elementary
Evening Activities on Feb. 11

Champaign Unit 4 School District Closed Thursday, January 31

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 12:52

Due to the forecast for continued extreme cold weather, Champaign Unit 4 School District will not hold school on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019. All evening activities for Jan. 31 are cancelled. 


Champaign Unit 4 School District Closed Wednesday, January 30

Tue, 01/29/2019 - 08:58

Due to the forecast for extreme cold weather, Champaign Unit 4 School District will not hold school on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019. All evening activities for Jan. 30 are cancelled.

Instrument Drive February 1 & 2

Mon, 01/28/2019 - 14:19

Give a child the chance to make music! Bring any used instrument to The Music Shoppe on February 1 or 2, and Champaign Schools will provide it to a student in need. Donations are tax-deductible and need not be in working order - we’ll evaluate for repair if necessary. Contact Angi Franklin with any questions, (217) 351-3800 ext. 1289.

Champaign Unit 4 Instrument Drive
February 1, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. • February 2, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
The Music Shoppe, 27 E. Marketview Drive, Champaign

Central HIgh School closed on Friday, January 25 - water main break

Fri, 01/25/2019 - 08:08

IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR CENTRAL FAMILIES: Due to a water main break, Central High School will be closed to students today, Friday, January 25.

Students who are arriving now or are in transit will be directed to their first period class while transportation is being arranged for their return home.

McKinley Field Community Info Night

Wed, 01/23/2019 - 09:00

Join Champaign Unit 4 School District on Wednesday, February 6 to see the most recent plans for the McKinley Field renovation project. 

Wednesday, February 6
5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Mellon Building, 703 S. New Street, Champaign

Presentation begins at 5:30 p.m. After the presentation, our project management team will be there to answer questions. You may also complete a feedback form to tell us what you think. 

Winter Weather Cancellations for January 19

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 13:30

Due to forecasted winter weather, Unit 4 is cancelling all school activities and practices on Saturday, January 19. Activities on Friday, January 18 will take place as scheduled.

School administrators and coaches will notify parents and students about rescheduling, if needed.

Reduced Yellow Bus Service on Thursday, January 17

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 06:46

The Champaign Unit 4 School District will have morning reduced bus services. There will be no yellow school busses operating this morning for elementary or secondary students living in the areas listed below: 

Any rural address
Hartwell & Hartwell (by U of I golf course)
Lake Falls
Field Stone - Savoy
Liberty on the Lake
Summerville Road (Old Church west of Staley)
Churchhill Downs Drive
Belmont Drive
Laurel Park Place

Winter Weather Cancelations for January 12 and 13

Fri, 01/11/2019 - 15:48

Due to forecasted winter weather, Unit 4 is canceling all school activities and practices on Saturday, January 12 and Sunday, January 13. Activities on Friday, January 11 will take place as scheduled. 

School administrators and coaches will notify parents and students about rescheduling, if needed.


Join us for the Family Job Fair January 17

Fri, 01/11/2019 - 08:54

Parents, guardians and families of Unit 4 students are invited to learn about open positions in the District and apply.

Unit 4 Family Job Fair
Thursday, January 17, 4-8 p.m.
Mellon Building, 703 S. New Street, Champaign

Full-time and part-time opportunities include:

Kindergarten registration happening now through March 29

Mon, 01/07/2019 - 11:15

Kindergarten registration is happening now through March 29. Families with incoming kindergarten students residing in the Champaign Unit 4 School District may register for the 2019-2020 school year and rank their elementary school preference in the Schools of Choice process.

Children must be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2019, to register for kindergarten.Younger siblings of current Unit 4 students should also register during this time.

Champaign Unit 4 School District announces Chief Communications Officer

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 18:24

Congratulations to John Lyday who was selected as the Chief Communications Officer. Mr. Lyday joins the district with 40 years of public relations experience, 20 of those years spent in education.

Share feedback on proposed traffic plans near Central High School

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 11:43

On Thursday, December 6, at 5:30 p.m., neighbors were invited to learn more about proposed traffic plans for New and Lynn streets related to the renovation and expansion of Central High School and share feedback.

If you were unable to attend the meeting or still need to submit your feedback, you can review the presentation and submit feedback online: