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The East St. Louis School District is committed to providing educational experiences for students Pre-K through twelfth grades. The experiences will ensure that students are afforded the broadest range of opportunities to reach their academic potential and thus become productive and contributing members of society. Opportunities are inclusive of, but not limited to, community-based programs and post-secondary options that focus on reading and mathematics strategies which ensure that each child is proficient at every grade level.

  NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING CONCERNING PROPOSED WAIVER APPLICATIONS on January 28, 2014 in the Board Room at 1005 State Street, East St. Louis, IL 62201.  See details here.

    Free Summer School Program for Students in Grades 9-12 Registration is available now through May 23, 2014 for summer school for students in grades 9-12 at East St. Louis School District 189. Summer school dates: June 23-July 18, 2014. Registration forms are available at each district school and on the links below. The district will provide breakfast, lunch and transportation. Session 1: 7:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Session 2: noon - 4 p.m. Students will not attend school on July 4. Summer School Enrollment Form 2014 SUMMERSCHOOLFLYERFY14

  Your Voice is Essential: East St. Louis School District 189 Will Participate in 5Essentials Survey   On behalf of the Illinois State Board of Education, UChicago Impact will administer the second annual Illinois 5Essentials Survey, a unique opportunity for teachers, students, and parents to have a voice in improving their schools. From now through April 25, parents can take the survey. On March 24, teachers and students will be able to take the survey to help identify strengths and weaknesses in their school’s learning environment. This second annual survey will also be an important chance for schools to reflect progress since last year’s inaugural statewide implementation.

      Update: The survey officially begins on Monday, March 24 for school districts taking part in the survey pilot program. East St. Louis is one of these districts. However, parents can begin taking the survey March 20. Parents, please visit this special link to take the survey: https://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois-pilot

      Vivian Adams Early Childhood Registration for 2014-15    We are now accepting applications for new students enrolling into the Pre-K program for August 2014.  Our Pre-K Summer Screening will be held June 30-July 14.  Please stop by the Vivian Adams Early Childhood Center to pick-up a registration packet.  Screening slots are filling up fast!

*Next week, April 7-11, 2014 is Registration Week for returning 2014-15 preschoolers.  Returning families, please register your child as soon as possible.  Registration will be held in the library at Vivian Adams for returning families.  It is important that you register your returning child before the end of this current school year.  We will not accept returning registration packets in August.

    *Vivian Adams will have a Moving Up to Kindergarten Workshop, April 23 at 1:30 p.m..  Exiting Preschool Families, please be in attendance so that you may know what is expected when enrolling your child into Kindergarten.

    Scholarship Opportunity for High School Seniors   The Greater East St. Louis Community Fund has a scholarship program for graduating East St. Louis and Brooklyn residents. The scholarship is up to a maximum of $4,000 per student. Students must have a 2.5 G.P.A. and must be admitted full-time to an accredited college or university for the upcoming fall semester.

      Superintendent's Update: Teacher Evaluation Update Thank you to teachers and administrators at East St. Louis Senior High School and at James A. Avant Elementary School, who are piloting our new teacher evaluation process. Teacher Evaluation Update

        Consent Decree Between East St. Louis School District 189 and ISBE     Dear Parents, Patrons, Staff, and Community Members,   Attached is the Consent Decree agreed upon by the East St. Louis School District 189 Board of Education and the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE). The Board and ISBE will work collaboratively to meet the goals of the Decree, which are targeted at increasing academic achievement for our students and establishing financial stability. I am privileged to lead the important work of facilitating this improvement process. If you have questions, please contact me at arthur.culver@estl189.com. Consent Decree May 7 2013 Resolution Consent Decree

      East St. Louis School District 189 Learners Creed The Learners Creed sets the tone for the school day and is recited daily by all District 189 students. The East St. Louis School District's Learners Creed


District 189 Points of Pride from the 2012-2013 School Year


East St. Louis School District 189 Points of Pride

        Point of Pride Feature: James Avant Robotic Gems Team Earns Core Values Award and is featured in the United Way of Greater St. Louis’ 2013 Video

Congratulations to the James Avant Robotic Gems, our 5th grade girls who competed in a robotics competition, where they earned the Core Values Award for their hard work with the Girl Scouts Robotics Team. This initiative began last year with Principal Kim Jones Riley’s 8th grade students and continues to yield great success. As a result of their hard work and dedication, the United Way of Greater St. Louis featured the team in its 2013 campaign video. Click here to watch the video, which is now being shown around the St. Louis region to help kick off the United Way’s 2013 campaign.

  Learn about Common Core State Standards The Common Core State Standards Initiative will provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them. Get the facts. Learn more about the core here. Specific information on the Common Core for Illinois can be found at www.commoncoreil.org, which includes resources for parents and educators.

          District Participates in New Assessment Called PARCC: Twenty-six states are working together in the  Partnership for the Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers. The new assessment system will greatly increase the number of graduating students who  are ready to succeed after graduating. Illinois is one of 11 states serving on  PARCC’s governing board, helping to lead the way. PARCC Letter 2014

    PARCC FAQ 020414Parent's Guide to New Illinois Assessment

      Three East St. Louis School District 189 Schools Recognized for Exemplary Performance The Illinois State Board of Education announced in late January that three schools within the district made the 2012 Honor Roll: John M.D. Brown Elementary School, A.M. Jackson Math and Science Academy and James Avant Elementary School. Brown and Jackson each received the Spotlight Schools award for 2012. Brown also earned an Academic Excellence Award for 2012. Avant Elementary earned the state’s Academic Improvement Award. All students and teachers from those schools will receive certificates to honor their achievement. Honor Roll