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USD #116 Announces New Administrative Hires   Recently updated !

Urbana – Urbana School District #116 is pleased to announce the following administrative hires and placements for positions within District Administration, Urbana High School, and Urbana Middle School. Mr. Neal, Ms. Brown, Dr. Wiemelt, and Dr. Jackson were introduced and their appointments approved at the USD #116 Board of Education […]

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Wiley Elementary

USD #116 announces new Principal of Wiley Elementary

Urbana – Urbana School District #116 is pleased to announce Dr. Jennifer Heinhorst as our new Principal of Wiley Elementary. She is anticipated to start in her position on July 1, 2018. Currently, Dr. Joseph Wiemelt is the interim Principal. Dr. Heinhorst is currently a grant project manager of the National […]


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 […]


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: 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 […]