Fund Raising Event for Local Cancer Survivors

Ashmore and Carl Sandburg Schools are participating in Eastern Illinois University's 1st annual CARE Basketball game fund raiser.  The classrooms will be competing to see who can collect the largest amount of donations. The class with the highest amount of donations will get to have a pizza and pajama party in their room and will be honored with a visit from the EIU's Women's Basketball team!  100% of the funds raised will stay in our community and support local SBL Regional Cancer Center patients with their immediate needs.  To learn more about the CARE game please click here.


Preschool Round Up

Each year, the Charleston School District and Project H.E.L.P. offers parents the opportunity to discover how their child is developing in the areas of speech, language, concepts and motor skills. Vision and hearing screenings are also provided, free of charge. The dates for the screenings are Feb. 28, March 1 and March 2.  The screenings will be held at the Salisbury Church in Charleston. An appointment is needed, so please call  217-348-7700 ext. 1244 to schedule
an appointment.
Please click here to see the flyer.


Cold and Flu Season

As you are aware cold and flu has arrived. To prevent a widespread outbreak at school, we recommend that your child stay home from school if experiencing flue or cold symptons. Click here to see guidelines our district nurses have complied to help you in determining if your child should stay home or go to school.


CHS Early Bird Classes on 2 Hour
Delayed Start Days

Starting January 16th CHS will be including Early Bird Classes to the 2 hour delayed late start schedule.  Early Bird classes will begin 10:05 am and end at 10:35 am.  First period will continue to start at 10:40 am. Please click here to see the updated 2 Hour Late Start Schedule.


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 click here for additional information.


2017-18 Snow Routes
for Parents of Students that Ride Buses

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.Please click here to see additional information regarding snow routes.  In addition if you click here you can see the snow routes for 2017-2018.


Moving to Charleston?

Please click here to find information on our school district through our school report card.


Important Dates

February 21st, 2018

6:30 pm Board of Education Meeting
Central Office Board Room, 410 W. Polk, Charleston, IL.


February 23rd, 2018

2 Hour Early Dismissal


February 24th, 2018

Rotary Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser for School District Technology
6:30 am to 2:00 pm
Charleston Middle School Cafeteria
Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for kids under 12


February 28th thru March 2nd, 2018

Preschool Roundup - Salisbury Church, 2350 Madison Ave., Charleston


March 2nd, 2018

Charleston Middle School Student Council Spring Dance
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
$2.00 admission per student



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