I-Parents: Summer Enrichment Extravaganza!
Thank you to everyone who attended the Summer Enrichment Extravaganza on April 3rd, 2012. It was a huge success! This community-wide event, held at Urbana Middle School, highlighted summer youth programing available throughout the Champaign-Urbana community. Over 40 community organizations were represented and over 400 people attended this event. Thanks again!
Resource Fair to Feature Summer Camps for Kids
(News-Gazette, Apr. 3, 2010)
Texas Curators Visit With Students at SOAR
The University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana Library is leading a 2010 Big Read initiative to encourage citizens to read for pleasure and enlightenment. One of the events of the Big Read 2010 includes a special photographic exhibition, “Life in a Border Town,” at the Alice Campbell Alumni Center. The exhibit features photographs taken by fifth grade students in Mexico and the photographic images portray the children’s intimate view of their families, community, and life in school.
Jonathan Searfoss and David Freeman, Texas curators of the exhibit, visited with the fifth grade students at SOAR to discuss the photography project. In turn, Ms. Halpern’s fifth grade bilingual students at Washington Elementary will take photographs of life in their Midwestern community to create their own photographic exhibit.
Chancellor's Academy Teacher Awarded the 2008 Beginner Educator Award
Ms. Mallory Morris, a seventh grade ELA teacher at Jefferson Middle School, is the recipient of the 2008 Outstanding Beginner Education Award given by the UIUC Education Alumni Association. This award honors a graduate of the UIUC College of Education who has excelled in their personal and professional endeavors during their first few years of teaching.
Ms. Morris attended the 2007 Chancellor's Academy on Literacy. During the 2007-08 academic year, Ms. Morris participated in the Teacher Collaborator Project with the Center for Education in Small Urban Communities.
The Center is excited to extend its congratulations to Ms. Morris and we wish her many more years of teaching success.
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