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In Memoriam - Mr. Mark Neil

Mark NeilOn behalf of the Danville Community Consolidated School District No. 118 Board of 
Education, faculty, staff, and students, sincere condolences are extended to the family of Mark Neil, retired Principal of Danville High School who passed away on March 23. He well served the school district and community from 1984 to 2013. Please keep Mr. Neil's family in your hearts and prayers. His legacy will be evident in the countless lives he touched for many years to come.

Mark Denman
Superintendent of Schools

Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 28, at Crossroads Christian Church. The service will be held at noon, also at Crossroads.

2015 David L. Fields and Golden Ruler Award Recipients

The Danville Public School Foundation will celebrate excellence in teaching and spotlight student musical prowess at the Dick Van Dyke Auditorium at Danville High School at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, April 10.

The Foundation will recognize the recipients of the 2015 David L. Fields Outstanding Teacher Awards:

Carolyn Dupree
Carolyn Dupree
Gary Gritton
Gary Gritton
Lindsey Prunkard
Lindsey Prunkard
Meade Park
Troy Stimac
Troy Stimac
South View

CLICK HERE to view more information about the recipients and for ticket information for the Evening of Singing and Dancing.

In addition to the David L. Fields Award Recipients, the Danville School District is also pleased to announce the 2015 Golden Ruler Award Winners. These recipients are: Tanner DeLaurier- Teacher, Meade Park Elementary, Rose Gates- Community Volunteer- Cannon Elementary, Dianne Kurth- Secretary, Edison Elementary, Sharda Pascal- Teaching Assistant, Bailey Academy, Mary Sue Ramirez- Teacher, Garfield Elementary, Belinda Smith- Teacher, Northeast Elementary, Jeremy Stimac- Teaching Assistant, North Ridge Middle School, Karl Thornsbrough- Custodian, Danville High School, Amy Toler- Teacher, Southwest Elementary, and Josette Young- Parent, East Park Elementary

These recipients will be honored at an awards banquet at Bismarck-Henning High School on April 23rd.

2015 Board Candidate Forum
On March 11th, a forum was held at the Jackson School Building Board Room for the 2015 school board candidates. This forum was moderated and facilitated by the government/social studies students at DHS with assistance from their teacher, Mr. Scott Burgess. This forum was televised live and was also recorded for future playback on Comcast Channel 5.

Below is the schedule for the re-broadcast.
Tuesday, March 24th - 9 a.m. to 10:40 a.m.    Thursday, March 26th - 1 p.m. to 2:40 p.m.
Monday, March 30th - 9 a.m. to 10:40 a.m.    Wednesday, April 1st, 1 p.m. to 2:40 p.m.

North Ridge Music Boosters - Broadway in Chicago Trip
The North Ridge Music Boosters have grabbed 50 of the hottest tickets in Chicago before they even go on sale to the public! These tickets are to the smash hit musical, The Book of Mormon.

CLICK HERE for more details including how to secure your tickets.

Honoring Mark Denman - A Lifetime of Achievement
Vermilion County McDonald's and Danville Metal Stamping, in cooperation with the Danville Public School Foundation, is hosting a banquet, "Honoring Mark Denman - A Lifetime of Achievement, to recognize Superintendent Denman's  40.5 years of service to Danville School District No. 118. The banquet will be on April 16, 2015, at the Beef House Restaurant.   Reservations are $40.00 per person or $75.00 a couple. The banquet is open to the public .  The event will begin at 6:00 p.m. (Illinois time) with appetizers. The dinner, of salad, filet mignon, baked potato, green beans, ice cream and the famous Beef House rolls will begin at 6:30 p.m.  ( A chicken option is available at the time of reservations.) 

Table sponsorships of $1,000, that includes eight dinners, a full page program ad and event banner and 1/2 table sponsorships of $500 that includes four dinners, a one-half page program ad and event banner are available.  

Reservations may be made online at, or by calling 217-444-1044 or by email at  

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.

CLICK HERE for more information

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.

Annual Ownership in Education Forum
Come one, come all! Parent input welcome! The annual Ownership in Education Forums will be held at 6:00 on two evenings, April 9th during Parent University at Meade Park and April 13th at North Ridge Middle School. These opportunities allow families and community members to share their suggestions on the document that contains behavioral expectations, consequences, and the parameters for the Uniform Standard of Dress. We value your input and are anxious to update you on our previous meetings.

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.

CLICK HERE to view the minutes from the December 2nd meeting.
CLICK HERE to view the minutes from the January 20th meeting.
CLICK HERE to view the Survey Results that were presented at the February Meeting.
CLICK HERE to view the minutes from the February 17th meeting.

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

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Continuing Education Class - April 9 - Meade Park Elementary
Continuing Education Classes - April 9 - Meade Park Elementary 
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Board of Education Consolidated Election Information
Board Candidates announced for the upcoming April 7, 2015, Consolidated Election.  
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DHS International Festival
DHS International Festival
The 2015 International Festival will be held at DHS on Friday, April 17th. 
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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).