Supper with the Superintendent: Jan 17th, I-Hotel, 6:30-8:30 p.m.


From Stephanie Stuart:

On Thursday, January 17 from 6:30-8:30 p.m., Champaign Unit 4 Schools will host a Supper with the Superintendent at the I-Hotel and Conference Center. The community is invited to meet with Champaign Unit 4 Schools Superintendent Dr. Judy Wiegand and Assistant Superintendents Dr. Susan Zola (Elementary), Ms. Angela Smith (Middle School), and Dr. Laura Taylor (High School).
Quarterly Suppers with the Superintendent are designed to continue the conversation between community members and school district administration. The event will feature dessert, coffee, and hot cocoa. Music will be provided by the Edison Middle School Jazz Band. Kids are welcome and literacy activities will be provided for children who attend.


Link to PDF

Link to Press Release

Supper with the Superintendent: October 11th

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Carrie Busey Dedication & Supper with the Superintendent

Please join the Champaign Community Unit 4 School District #4 Board of Education and Superintendent Dr. Judy Wiegand for the formal dedication of

Carrie Busey Elementary School

304 Prairie Rose Ln. Savoy, IL  61874

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Dedication Ceremony 5:30 pm

Tours and Supper with the Superintendent 6:00 pm

PS – I don’t see the flyer up on the Unit 4 website, yet, but I am sure it won’t be long.

Agenda for the Sept 24th Board Meeting is up

I happened to notice that the next Board Meeting (Sept 24th) has been posted on BoardDocs. A few interesting things on the agenda, other than the Public Hearing on the Budget – here is the list for “New Business”:

A. Superintendent Book Study Report: Dr. Judy Wiegand/Lisa Monda-Amaya/A.J. Welton
B. High School Options/Facilities Update: Dr. Judy Wiegand
C. Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP): Orlando Thomas
D. School Board Election – Calendar of Events: Sue Grey
E. Salary and Benefit Information for Administrators: Ken Kleber

Only B and E have attachments (so far). The High School update includes the addition of a new site under consideration; “this site is Atkins Mattis Avenue, located in the northwest area of Champaign”. Hmm… anything to do with the MAC? =) Didn’t see that one coming, did we?

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quick update: Carrie Busey tentatively hosting the next Supper with the Superintendent (Oct 11)

From Principal Jeff Scott:

We will also be hosting an event called Supper with the Superintendent.  This will be an event for Dr. Judy Wiegand, our superintendent, to meet with the community.  In addition to the supper, we are also opening up the school for tours of the new Carrie Busey.  This event will give us a chance to show off our new facility and for Dr. Wiegand to continue to communicate her vision with the community.   This event is preliminarily scheduled for October 11, 2012.

Filling in details for the April 17th Open Forum

At our Houlihans meeting this afternoon, we covered a lot of ground. Much of it was discussing ideas for the April 17th Open Forum, although we did briefly talk about a certain candidate forum as well.

While I cannot say we have finalized anything, our Houlihans session was really good at uncovering some very nice ideas. For instance, next week we are planning on having “wondercards” (as Chuck calls them) at the open discussion on Tuesday; if you wonder about something, have an idea, a question or a comment, fill out a card. Our intention is to have a display board or three that we can group the cards on and at the end of the evening have a full board that we take pictures of and post online. These will be our proof that many people had a hand in developing ideas – far be it from us to be the sole voice. The whole point of these forums is to open up communication channels. We are also talking about using a 12-minute Ken Robinson video as a way to break the ice and jumpstart conversations.

An overall list of goals we think we want to address would be:

  • Communications: The current system of communication has a couple holes. We don’t necessarily have all the answers, but the major reason we are having these forums in the first place is to kick the tires, uncork our brains and see what happens.
  • Teacher/staff isolation: After talking with some teachers, we learned that some teachers would appreciate a little more support, and a little more connection with other teachers, not to mention with Administration and community members.
  • Student Climate: This one we intend to address bullying and lack of respect; not merely from students to teachers, but also the other way as well.

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Save the date: May 3rd Supper with the Super

At last night’s PTA Council meeting, Dr. Wiegand mentioned another “Supper with the Superintendent”, to be held at BTW. Among other things, a special guest will be new Police Chief Anthony Cobb, as well as a “walk the neighborhood”.