Illini West High School

School board wants to look at more sites
11:39 am
Wed January 25, 2012

Illini West Will Advertise for New High School Site

Supt. Kim Schilson

The Illini West School Board will advertise for prospective locations for a new high school.

The board signed a contract late last year with Klingner and Associates for site selection and evaluation.  The district expected to choose from four or five sites.

Superintendent Kim Schilson said the board wants a greater selection of sites to choose from.

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Change Coming in Fall of 2013
2:46 pm
Mon January 23, 2012

Illini West Will Switch to Eight-Block Schedule

Illini West Supt. Kim Schilson
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Illini West High School in Carthage will switch to an eight-block class schedule for the 2013-2014 school year.

Classes will meet five times every two weeks. Students will take four classes each day.

Teachers might have the most to learn during the transition.

Superintendent Kim Schilson said they will have to adapt to teaching 90-minute periods.

The district will offer teachers a great deal of professional development to ease the transition.

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