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Input requested regarding expansion of Dual Language program

Urbana School District #116 is planning for the expansion of our Spanish/English dual language program and adding a French/English dual language program. Emails were sent to USD116 parents and staff with a survey that consisted of three open-ended questions regarding this expansion; these emails are shown below.  We are also […]


Skyward Family Access is available – a message from USD #116 Administration

A message from Assistant Superintendent Dr. Samuel Byndom Greetings Tiger parents and families, We appreciate your patience while we worked through our technology issues with Skyward Family Access (Web and Mobile) and the USD web sites.  To provide more stability and security, we have moved our Skyward programing and database […]


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 […]


Dr. Joseph Wiemelt selected for English Language Specialist Program

Urbana – Dr. Joseph Wiemelt, Director of Equity and Secondary Bilingual Programs, was selected to participate in the English Language Specialist Program by the US Department of State and Georgetown University.  Dr. Wiemelt will be on assignment in Andalusia, Spain for three weeks in November 2017. The ELS program, one of […]


Superintendent’s Blog: It’s about lots of things …

Superintendent's Blog: Urbana Tiger Pride Dr. Owen presented his Superintendent’s Report at the August 22, 2017 Business Meeting of the Urbana School District #116 Board of Education. He posted several of his reports, about the 2017 Eclipse, school funding and the status of SB 1, and a surprise visitor to […]