Just a reminder that mid-term for the 1st quarter is this week. Hopefully things are progressing nicely for all of our students. However, if you are notified that your child is behind in a subject, don't hesitate to contact our teachers to discuss the issue. The earlier that the family and school can intervene together, the more likely the issue can be corrected. Also, don't wait for mid-terms to check the progress of your student, use our TeacherEase program! For more information about TeacherEase, contact your child's school.
Have a great day!
I travel a lot for my job. Wherever I go in this great state of ours, the question is always asked "where are you from?" I proudly announce that I'm the Superintendent at Lawrence County CUSD #20 in Lawrenceville Illinois. Many times the response will be "Oh, the town with the 4 state basketball championships?" or "Isn't that were Marty Simmons is from?" along with other similar type questions. I proudly answer "yes" to all of these types of inquires.
It is interesting though that recently some of the questions I am getting are "Oh your at the place with the beautiful new athletic complex right?" or "I hear you are building a new high school, isn't that exciting?" or "isn't that the district that is working on a 1:1 computer initiative at its Junior High?" Of course my response for these types of questions are a very enthusiastic "Yes, Yes, and Yes!"
It is said that pride can sometimes be a bad thing, and to some degree I won't argue that. However, pride in accomplishments or innovative programs that truly benefit children and improve the overall environment of our community shouldn't be looked at negatively. We are doing great things in our district as well as in our community. We should celebrate these things as they provide positives that we will be able to build off of in the future. I am proud of the place I call home, Lawrenceville and all of the communities that make up this great district. I am extremely proud of all students, teachers and support staff within our district. I am proud to have so many stakeholders outside of our school who care about the great things we have going on within each of our buildings.
I believe that it is okay to have pride in all of these things and I encourage all of you express your pride in your district as well!
Go Big Red!
I wanted to remind everyone that you have the ability to follow your child's progress by utilizing the TeacherEase program. You can access the TeacherEase program by visiting the district website at www.cusd20.com or visiting your child's school website. When you are at these websites, simply scroll down the page until you see login information on the right hand side. If you are new to the district or haven't gotten a TeacherEase login username and password, please contact your child's school and they can help you set it up. We have found that those who are regularly following the progress of their child on TeacherEase have been able to get ahead of potential grade issues that can sometimes be easily resolved if caught early enough. Have a great year!
The bells ring and the doors open. Students off all ages enter freshly cleaned shining halls. Pre-K - 12th graders with backpacks and lunchboxes make their way through the crowded halls slowly moving into their classrooms. Teachers smile and greet all of the fresh excited faces. These are the first days of school everywhere!
Unit #20 students will begin this exciting day on Friday August 17th! I want to welcome all students back to our school system. Teachers have been preparing for your arrival. All faculty and staff have spent the last two days in training sessions designed to prepare their students for career and college opportunities.
A renewed sense of enthusiasm is evident throughout the entire faculty and staff. We will begin to engage students in learning opportunities like never before. Students will have increased opportunities to utilize the latest technology available to them to demonstrate creative hands on projects. This is truly an exciting time to be a member of the Unit #20 family!
Yes, the bell will ring and the doors will open. School is here and the Unit #20 faculty and staff will work hard to continue to provide the best educational environment and opportunities for the children of our district.
I wanted to take a brief minute to welcome all of the faculty, staff, students and parents back to the Lawrence County CUSD #20! The year "officially" begins with students for a full-day of student attendance on Friday August 17th. Teachers will be participating in two days of training during Teacher Institute days on Wednesday August 15th and Thursday August 16th. We are so excited to have students and staff back and look forward to another outstanding year in our district!