Parent University Kickoff Event
The original date for the Parent University Kickoff Event of January 11, 2014 was postponed due to winter weather conditions and an illness for our keynote speaker. After many attempts to reschedule the event for this spring, we’ve discovered numerous scheduling conflicts both within our district and the Danville community. We are excited to announce that the new date for this unique opportunity for parents, guardians, and caregivers of our students will be Saturday, August 23, 2014.
We want to begin the new school year on a strong, positive note by having our Kickoff on the Saturday after school starts, followed by a variety of workshops and classes starting in September at the various schools within Danville District No. 118. We know that partnering with you is a win-win for us, our students and our community.
Please join us on Saturday, August 23, 2014 from 9:30am to 2:00pm at Life Church in Danville. Childcare and lunch will be provided. We will have breakout sessions with roundtable discussions led by multiple staff members from within our district. Door prizes will be provided and shuttle service will help ensure that all stakeholders are provided an opportunity to participate. We encourage you to click here and learn more about this awesome event that will help kickoff the 2014-2015 school year!!
Last Day of School
Due to the recent winter weather that has cancelled several school days, the last day of school is as follows: June 10th for all traditional schools and June 12th for Northeast Elementary.
In the chance that we have to cancel any further days due to the winter weather, our curriculum office has provided some educational resources to keep your children learning and engaged. Click here for those resources.
2014-2015 Academic Calendar Now Available
The 2014-2015 Traditional and Balanced Academic Calendar is now available in PDF form. Click here to be taken to the Calendar page to access the documents.
Start Time Committee
On January 16, 2014 the Start Time Committee held another meeting to look at the current start/end times for staff and students at all levels in the district. This committee was co-chaired by Chris Rice (Principal-North Ridge), Angelique Simon (Assisant Principal-North Ridge), and Phil Cox (Principal-Danville High School). Click here for the minutes.
The committee will be meeting Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 6:00PM in the Jackson Building Board Room If you have any questions or concerns regarding school start times, you may contact one of the following committee chairs at their respective schools.
Chris Rice – North Ridge Middle School 444-3400
Angelique Simon – North Ridge Middle School 444-3400
Phil Cox – Danville High School 444-1500
Strategic Plan Update
In 2011, Danville Community Consolidated School District No. 118 adopted a five-year strategic plan after extensive community and staff input. The 2011-2016 plan can be found at this link: Strategic Plan/Goals & Accomplishments.
On this link, you may also view the annual updates of progress made towards accomplishing the goals of the plan. Updates are included for the 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 school years. Thank you for your interest in and support of our school district and in improving the opportunities for our children.
2013 State School Report Cards
The 2013 school report cards for each school and the school district have been released by the State. In January, 2013, the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance level cut scores for the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) for mathematics and reading in grades 3-8. The performance level cut scores were raised to support more rigorous curricula and instructional approaches that meet Common Core State Standards that better equip our students with the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively pursue higher education or successfully enter the work force. Due to these higher expectations on the reading and mathematics ISAT assessments, there was a significant decrease statewide in the percentage of students meeting and exceeding standards at the elementary and middle school grades. The change in performance in grades 3-8 does not mean our students know less or are less capable than they were in previous grades. This decline also is not a reflection on teacher performance. Instead, the Illinois State Board of Education is raising the bar on what students must achieve in order to be ready for success in college and careers.
The Illinois State Board of Education has prepared a traditional report card, as well as a user-friendly and easy to read report card summary for each school, the Illinois Report Card at a Glance. The new Report Card at a Glance includes summarized information, details on school programs and awards, as well as a link to data from the 5Essentials survey about the district’s learning conditions.
Please click here to view the Report Card at a Glance and/or the traditional school report card for each Danville School District No.118 school.
2011-2013 School Improvement and Rising Star Improvement Plans
Please click here to view the most current School Improvement Plan, Rising Star Improvement Plan, or School Restructuring Plan for each Danville District No. 118 school.