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Continuing Education Class and Graduation - May 5 - North Ridge Middle School
Continuing Education Classes and Graduation - May 5 - North Ridge Middle School 
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DHS Spring Musical - Beauty and the Beast
The DHS Spring Musical is here. Beauty and the Beast Staring Darrien Rose as Beast, Sam Schnelle as Belle and Stephen Sussman as Gaston. May 1st and 2nd at 7:00 PM 
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UPDATE to SchoolWay Smartphone App
The SchoolWay App is being updated. Please read instructions. 
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Marble Table and Bench Placed to Honor Dr. Ron Gillum

Dr Ron GillumA marble table and bench was placed just south of the circle drive at Danville High School to recognize and honor Dr. Ron Gillum. Dr. Gillum is a member of the DHS Class of 1956, and was named to the DHS Wall of Fame in 2009. He has been a generous contributor to the students of D118, the school district, and the Danville Public School Foundation. 

Dr. Ron Gillum and his wife Elizabeth currently reside in Norman, Oklahoma. 

School Foundation Honors Retiring Superintendent Mark Denman

Mark DenmanThe Honoring Mark Denman-A Lifetime of Achievement Banquet was held on April 16, at the Beef House Banquet Center.  Three hundred friends and well-wishers attended to honor Mr. Denman for his 40.5 years of dedicated service to Danville School District No. 118.  The night was filled with stories, photos, laughter, some tears, and overall great memories.  Tributes ranged from former students to Dick Van Dyke who wished Mr. Denman well through a pre-recorded video.  It was a memorable night for a very well deserving teacher, principal, administrator and most of all friend. Thank you Mr. Denman for all you have done for the boys and girls of attending Danville Public Schools.  

CLICK HERE to view a photo gallery of the evening.

Bench Placed in Honor of Julius Hegeler

Julius Hegeler Bench

In honor of Julius W. Hegeler II, a granite bench with an inscription was placed near the Clock Tower at Danville High School. Mr. Hegeler graduated from DHS in 1946, is a member of the DHS Wall of Fame, and the Kenneth D. Bailey Academy's Veterans' Wall of Honor. Mr. Hegeler continues to be a donor and philanthropist to the school district. Thank you Julius Hegeler for your generosity!

Making the Grade Conferencing

Danville School District No. 118 is pleased to announce this school year’s second Making the Grade Conferencing at Danville High School’s gymnasium from 8:20 am – 3:00 pm on Friday, April 24, 2015

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Summer School and Camp Invention
District 118 will be offering Summer School to boost your student's math or reading skills. It will be held from 8:30am - 11:30am, Monday, June 8th through Friday, July 3rd.

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District 118 is also bringing back the successful Camp Invention program. Registration is free.

CLICK HERE for more information and to access the registration form for Camp Invention.

Strategic Plan - Balanced Calendar
The Strategic Plan of Danville Community Consolidated School District No. 118 includes the following provision to be accomplished between 2014 and 2016. The charge is to investigate the pros and cons of a balanced calendar for all schools. The first meeting was held on December 2nd from 6:00-7:00 pm at the Board of Education Room, Jackson School Building. The committee includes parents and staff representatives from each school, administrators and representation from the Board of Education.

The next meeting will be Tuesday, May 12th from 6-7:30PM

Dr. Desmoulin-Kherat, Associate Superintendent serves as the committee chair.
She is assisted by Ronald Henton, Director of Buildings and Grounds; Kim Norton, Principal of Northeast School; and Ericka Uskali, Danville High School Transformation Offer.

To view the minutes and other documents from each meeting, click on the Calendar Menu above, then navigate to Strategic Plan - Balanced Calendar.

If you would like more information, please send a note to

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District Information

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, 2012-2013, and 2013-2014 school years. Thank you for your interest in and support of our school district and in improving the opportunities for our children.

2014 State School Report Cards

The 2014 school report cards for Danville Community Consolidated School District No 118 and its 11 schools have been released. The 2014 report cards have a new look and information. The report cards reflect a state and national monitoring of school districts based on multiple measures of growth and performance. In April, the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) received a waiver from the U.S. Department of Education for many aspects of the No Child Left Behind Act, allowing the state to work with districts and schools to report more significant school improvement data. Among the changes, Illinois no longer reports Adequate Yearly Progress. The Illinois State Board of Education will use multiple measures to evaluate schools such as how much academic growth students are making and how well educators are able to narrow achievement gaps or improve graduation rates. Results of new state assessments in 2015 will set the baseline for many of those measures.

Please CLICK HERE to view the Report Card at a Glance and/or the interactive 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.

20 20 LogoIllinois Vision 20-20 Initiative: 
Danville Community Consolidated School District No. 118 is a proud supporter of the Illinois Vision 20-20 Initiative. Please click on the link for more information:

Bullying Policy: 
Danville School District No. 118 does not tolerate the harassment or bullying of students. To view the district's bullying policy, CLICK HERE.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your school principal or contact one of the following persons:
  Dianna Kirk - 444-1050
  John Hart - 444-1081
  Sharon Desmoulin-Kherat - 444-1012 

Help Prevent Teen Dating Violence:
A new Illinois law aimed at preventing unhealthy dating relationships requires middle schools and high schools to incorporate age appropriate education about teen dating violence into their curriculum. As a result, beginning this school year, our schools will be teaching students the signs and symptoms of an unhealthy relationship, how to respond, and who to notify. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that one in eleven adolescents say they have been the victim of physical dating violence. Healthy or unhealthy relationship habits may develop early. High school students report that they see dating violence among their peers. Dating violence during teen years can lead to unhealthy relationships. This may disrupt normal development, and can contribute to other destructive behaviors in our children. If you would like more information about teen dating violence, please contact the building principal, social worker, or guidance counselor.

Erin’s Law is named after childhood sexual assault survivor, author, speaker and activist Erin Merryn. Erin’s Law (in Illinois, Public Act 96-1524) mandates that Illinois public schools provide training to certified staff on prevention of child sexual abuse. It also mandates that public school children pre-kindergarten through 12th grade be educated on how to protect themselves from sexual abuse. Students learn age-appropriate techniques to recognize child sexual abuse and tell a trusted adult. School personnel learn about child sexual abuse. Any questions or concerns can be addressed by building administrators, guidance counselors or school social workers.

Information on registered sex offenders is available on the State of Illinois website, This information is being provided in accordance with the Illinois Sex Offender Registration Act-Notification to Parents (Public Act 94-994).