Charleston CUSD#1 Winter Concerts

The Charleston CUSD#1 music teachers and their students have many great concerts planned for December.  Please click here to see a list of concerts along with their dates and times.  We hope you can come enjoy these great performances.


Hour of Code

This week, December 3rd through the 9th is the "Hour of Code" sponsored by During this time students around the world will get an introduction to computer programming through a variety of online activites.  Click here to see some of Charleston CUSD#1 students as they participate in the "Hour of Code".


2-Hour Delayed Start Schedule

Charleston CUSD #1 may run a delayed start schedule for all schools on severe weather days. The delayed start schedule provides the flexibility to begin school two hours later than normal, allowing time for roads to be cleared and temperatures to rise.

Please remember that parents should have a plan in place for “delayed starts.” On delayed start schedule days, buses will arrive at the scheduled pick-up points two hours later than their regularly-scheduled time. In the event a delayed start schedule is utilized, school schedules will be adjusted as provided.  Please click here to see the school schedules.


2018-2019 Rural Bus Snow Routes

Under certain special circumstances, it may be possible to have school during adverse weather conditions if an administrative decision is made to run only snow routes in the rural areas. For additional clarification on rural bus snow routes, please click here

All students living in the rural area, but not on a designated snow route will be picked up at the closest road intersection to your residence along a designated snow route at the designated time. Please click here to see a chart of these locations and times.


Illinois 5Essentials Parent Survey

Attention Parents:  Please take the Illinois 5Essentials Survey by clicking here.  The survey takes approximately 10 minutes to complete. The survey will close on January 18th, 2019.  If you would like more information about this survey, please click here.


Veteran's Day Celebration Pictures

On Friday, November 9th Charleston Middle School was proud to host a Veteran's Day celebration to recognize those in the community who have served in the military. Please click here to see some of the pictures from this event as we honored our veterans!




Important Dates

December 12th, 2018

CMS Winter Chorus Concert featuring CMS Chorus and Advanced Chorus
7:00 pm - Charleston Middle School Dively Gym


December 13th, 2018

CSES Third Grade Winter Program - 7:00 pm - Jefferson Gymnasium


December 14th, 2018

CHS and CMS Combined Concert
CMS Band, CHS Concert Band, and CHS Jazz Band
7:00 pm - Charleston High School Baker Gym


December 17th, 2018

CHS Winter Concert - 7:00 pm - Wesley United Methodist Church, 2206 4th St.


December 18th, 2018

Jefferson Winter Band Concert - 7:00 pm - Jefferson Gymnasium


December 19th, 2018

6:30 pm Board of Education Meeting
Central Office, 410 West Polk Ave.


December 20th, 2018

2 Hour Early Dismissal

Jefferson Winter Assembly - 9:30 am - Jefferson Gymnasium


December 21st to January 6th, 2018

No School - Holiday Break




2018-19 Activity Calendar