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General Student Safety Information

Due to the recent “stranger danger” incident at Urbana Middle School this week, we feel it is important to remind students, families, educators, and the community about general safety issues.  Safety of our students is very important, and we appreciate the support of Urbana Police related to safety of our […]


Donation Drive for the People of Puerto Rico

Urbana Middle School staff and students in conjunction with Puerto Rico Rises (Champaign) are holding a donation drive for the People of Puerto Rico from Monday, October 16 through Friday, October 20. UMS Dual Language teacher Darienne Ciuro-Sanchez said the donations can be dropped off at the Urbana Middle School […]


News Release: Required Lead Testing – USD #116 Results, Reporting, and Mitigation Plan

Required Lead Testing – USD #116 Results, Reporting, and Mitigation Plan *Update 8/23/2017 – Superintendent Owen presented on the testing and mitigation at the August 22, 2017 Board of Education Business Meeting.  The presentation can be found here: #7.01 Lead Mitigation Presentation Urbana – The safety and health of our […]


Superintendent’s Blog: USD116 Statement about the recent events in Charlottesville, VA

Urbana School District #116 and the district’s Racial Equity Leadership Team issue the following statement about the recent events in Charlottesville, VA: In light of the recent events in Charlottesville, VA, we take this time to reaffirm our stance and commitment to racial equity in Urbana School District 116. On […]


Superintendent’s Blog: The Disappointing State (of IL) of Public School Funding – August 2017 Edition 1

Superintendent's Blog: The Disappointing State (of IL) of Public School Funding – August 2017 Edition Article X of The Illinois State Constitution declares that, “The State has the primary responsibility for financing the system of public education.”  Illinois holds the dubious distinction of having the most inequitable and regressive funding […]