Retired Charleston CUSD #1 teacher Tim McCollum (love that guy!) sent this video link to me today. I watched it....and couldn't have stated it better. Through it all, our educators continue to inform AND inspire. Thank you, CUSD #1, and thank you, Mr. McCollum!
about 5 hours ago, Todd J. Vilardo
Charleston CUSD#1 would like to welcome Officer Erica Roa as the District’s new School Resource Officer! She will be serving each of our schools starting tomorrow. Please follow the link for more information:
1 day ago, CUSD1
Message to our school community from Dr. Vilardo, Superintendent of Schools:
9 days ago, CUSD1
Giving Thanks
Happy Substitute Teacher Day! Thank you for your flexibility and dedication to our students and staff here at Charleston CUSD#1!
13 days ago, CUSD1
Substitute Educator Day
Today is National Education Support Professionals Day! We would like to acknowledge the essential roles our ESPs play in the education of our students as well as thank them for always going above and beyond to keep our students safe and healthy each day. #WeLoveOurESPs
15 days ago, CUSD1
November 15th of each year is recognized as School Board Members Day in Illinois. We would like to extend our sincerest gratitude to our local Board of Education members for their time and dedication towards making Charleston a great place to receive an education!
16 days ago, CUSD1
Thank You Board Members
Family sign up for One Stop Community Christmas 2022 closes on Monday, November 21, 2022 at noon. Sign up at:
17 days ago, CUSD1
One Stop Community Christmas Sign Up
Don't forget to come to the Updated Facilities Open House @ CHS this afternoon! Stop by the high school anytime between 4:00-5:30pm today and check out all of the recent updates in person!
17 days ago, CUSD1
Open House
Thank you, Veterans!
20 days ago, CUSD1
Veterans Day
Good school attendance leads to success at school and later in life. Parents/guardians, if you are having trouble getting your child to school, please reach out to the teacher, administrator or school counselor for ways we can partner with you to help.
29 days ago, Holly, Kristen
CHS is looking to fill their Head Custodian position. Scan the QR code to apply!
about 1 month ago, CUSD1
Now Hiring Custodian
This Saturday, October 29th is National Drug Take Back Day. You can turn in your unneeded medications at any of the listed registered sites in our area for safe disposal from 10am - 2pm.
about 1 month ago, CUSD1
Drug Takeback Day
This JG-TC article about the EIU Homecoming Parade includes interviews & photos of CHS band members & dancers, and CMS cheerleaders:
about 1 month ago, CUSD1
EIU Homecoming parade
Today happens to be National School Principal Appreciation Day, but we are thankful every day for our Charleston CUSD#1 School Principals! "It goes without saying that Principals work intensely to learn the skills necessary to do their work, lead their staff through the work, and model what matters most for the betterment of the staff and students they serve daily." A huge shoutout to our principals for consistently knowing, going, and showing the way to learning and leading every day!
about 1 month ago, CUSD1
School Principal Appreciation Day
Attendance Matters
about 1 month ago, Holly, Kristen
Students in Competency Based Education pilot classrooms are looking forward to student led conferences on Thursday and Friday this week. Students will be sharing what they are learning, celebrating their growth, and explaining their goals. These fifth-grade students are practicing with their accountability partners to get ready. #cusd1
about 1 month ago, Holly, Kristen
student led conferences
It's National School Bus Driver Appreciation Day! Please join us in thanking all of our local IL Central School Bus Drivers for always going the extra mile for our kids!
about 2 months ago, CUSD1
Bus Driver Appreciation
Please see the following message from Dr. Vilardo, Superintendent of Schools:
about 2 months ago, CUSD1
Interested in being elected to one of the four available seats on our Board of Education? The next consolidated election will be held April 4, 2023. Valued citizens, school board members contribute countless hours without compensation to provide governance of one of the largest businesses in our community, making decisions affecting the future of every child in our district. For more information, visit or from the election officials in the County Clerk’s office located in the Coles County Courthouse, (217)348-0523 or
about 2 months ago, Todd J. Vilardo
The Swickard Auditorium Renovation at CHS is finally complete! What an upgrade!!
about 2 months ago, CUSD1