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  • Title: Collinsville Community Unit School District 10
    Descriptive info: .. SCHOOL CLOSING QUICK ALERT.. STATUS:.. Open.. Closed.. Detailed Information.. May.. 13.. 2013.. About CUSD.. Board of Education.. About The Board.. Meetings & Minutes.. Members.. Policy Manual.. Budget.. Contact CUSD.. Employment Opportunities.. FOIA Requests.. History.. Maps.. School Hours.. School Report Cards.. Staff Directory.. Transportation.. Welcome.. Parents & Students.. PASS.. About PASS.. Access PASS.. Enrollment & Registration.. Food Service.. Handbooks.. Health and Dental.. Internet Safety.. Latch Key.. Educational Links.. Request Records.. Services From Birth To Age 5.. Student Online Resources.. Brain Pop.. Everyday Math.. Fast Math.. Raz-Kids.. Scholastic Reading Counts.. Study Island.. Talking Fingers.. ThinkLink Learning.. Discovery Education.. Virtual Backpack.. Withdrawal/Transfer Out.. Employees.. Colleges and Universities.. Delta Kappa Gamma.. Email Access.. Forms.. Illinois State Board of Education.. Professional Organizations.. Recertification.. Regional Offices of Education.. Schoolmaster Web Classroom.. Tyler Pulse.. Weather.. News & PR.. District News & PR.. Kahok Sports.. Newspapers & TV.. Schools.. Caseyville.. CAVC.. CHS.. CMS.. Dorris Intermediate.. Jefferson.. Kreitner.. Maryville.. Renfro.. Summit.. Twin Echo.. Webster.. Community.. Alumni.. Character Education.. Community Links.. Facilities Rental.. Public Libraries.. Upcoming Events.. Calendar.. Calendar of Events.. CHS Sports.. CMS Sports.. Other Community Calendars.. Printable District Calendar.. Submit Your Events.. Departments.. Buildings & Grounds.. Business Affairs.. Curriculum & Assessment.. General Information.. Department Directory.. English Language Learning.. Illinois Learning Standards.. Testing & Assessment.. Title I.. Student Services.. Human Resources.. Office of the Superintendent.. Special Education.. Adapted Physical Education.. Physical Therapy.. School Nurse's Role in Education.. School Psychology.. Visually Impaired Students.. Technology.. Sue's Tech Talk.. Staff Guidelines.. Photo Gallery.. Mission.. In collaboration with all stakeholders, the Unit 10 School District will provide appropriate learning opportunities within a safe and caring environment.. Unit 10 will develop lifelong learners who are productive and successful members of a diverse society.. next.. Vision.. Unit 10 is committed to world-class excellence through a culture of acceptance, collaboration and  ...   the community, is dedicated to promoting excellence in a caring environment in which all students learn and grow.. This partnership empowers all students to develop strong self-esteem and become responsible learners and decision makers.. We are committed to developing and using a visionary, innovative curriculum as well as a knowledgeable, dedicated staff.. From academics to extra-curricular activities, Unit 10 is committed to positively shaping our leaders of tomorrow.. THE KAHOKS NEWSFEED.. AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES - MAY 10, 2013.. Collinsville High School.. The double header baseball game with Springfield Highschool is canceled for today.. The fields are not playable.. CHS GRADUATION INFORMATION.. The CHS 2013 graduation ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 18th.. For complete information regarding practice and ceremony instructions, please download the above pdf file, these are the letters t.. KAHOKS WIN CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP.. Congratulations to the CHS Girls Soccer Team for clinching the Southwestern Conference Championship on Tuesday, May 7! The Kahoks defeated the Granite City Warriors by a score of 5-0 to earn the crow.. SUMMER SCHOOL INFORMATION NOW AVAILABLE.. Information regarding summer school for Collinsville High School is now available.. Please click on the link below: *http://chscounselingdepartment.. shutterfly.. com/academics.. CHARACTER EDUCATION STUDENTS OF THE MONTH.. Congratulations to the following students who have been chosen as Character Education Students of the Month for April: Supriya Autenrieth, Chris Billings, Anne-Marie Mifflin, McKenzie Rench, Elizabet.. CHS BAND WILL PERFORM SATURDAY.. Please tune in online on Saturday, May 4, to enjoy the CHS band's performance at this year's Superstate Festival at the University of Illinois.. This is the most prestigious invitation in the band's h.. DISTRICT 10 CARES.. Home.. Photographs courtesy of John Swistak Jr.. (Collinsville Herald Journal) and CUSD10 staff.. Contact Webmaster.. / Web Site Design 2013 & Maintenance provided by.. jWeb New Media Design..

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  • Title: Collinsville Community Unit School District 10
    Descriptive info: VIRTUAL BACKPACK.. Jefferson Elementary.. Kreitner Elementary.. Maryville Elementary.. Webster Kahok Baseball Day - 328.. 89K.. - 05/09/13.. Unit 10.. Father McGivney High School Soccer Camp - 332.. 61K.. - 06/10/13.. Golf Tournament to Support CHS Boys Golf - 39.. 24K.. - 06/01/13.. Habitat for Humanity Applications Taken - 366.. 79K.. - 04/08/13.. Jr Kahok Football Registration - 369.. 07K.. - 05/18/13.. Kahok Basketball Camp (Grades 3-8) - 169.. 85K.. Kahok Summer Soccer Camps - 458.. 83K.. - 06/17/13.. for  ...   Dining Out - 312.. 01K.. - 05/08/13.. Little Kahok Basketball Camp (Grades 1 & 2) - 172.. 45K.. - 05/28/13.. School Supply Kits - 136.. 22K.. - 04/19/13.. Parents of students going into grades K-6 have a unique opportunity to purchase school supply kits! Click on the link for more information! Parents with questions may contact the Department of Student Services at 618-346-6350 ext.. 235.. Public.. Wilson Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament - 2.. 04M.. - 06/08/13.. Collinsville Middle School..

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  • Title: Collinsville Community Unit School District 10
    Descriptive info: Foundational Principles.. IASB - Illinois Association of School Boards.. Illinois Freedom of Information Act.. Illinois Open Meetings Act.. NSBA - National School Boards Association.. Code of Conduct for School Boards - (PDF).. CUSD Organizational Chart - (PDF).. School Board Candidate Filing Period Announced - (PDF).. School Board Member Oath of Office - (PDF).. DESCRIPTION OF THE BOARD'S FUNCTION.. The Board of Education is elected by the community to govern the school district.. The Board is comprised of seven members.. In general, Board members are elected to 4-year terms of office.. The Collinsville Community Unit School District No.. 10 is a member of the Illinois Association of School Boards (IASB).. The IASB outlines the following as duties of a school board:.. The Board clarifies the District's purpose.. The Board connects with the community.. The Board employs a superintendent.. The Board delegates authority.. The Board monitors performance.. The Board takes responsibility for itself.. REGULAR MEETINGS.. Regular meetings of the Board of Education are open to the public.. They are held on the third Monday of each month at 6:30 p.. m.. at the Administrative Annex, 123 West Clay Street, Collinsville, Illinois.. In the event that the third Monday falls on a school holiday, the meeting is held on the fourth Monday of the month.. SPECIAL MEETINGS.. Special meetings of the Board of Education are open to the public.. These meetings  ...   on a complaint lodged against an employee or officer to determine its validity.. Purchase or lease of real property for the district's use; or the setting of a price for the sale or lease of real property owned by the district.. Matters of student discipline.. Deliberations concerning salary schedules for one or more classes of employees.. ADDRESSING THE BOARD OF EDUCATION.. Individuals wishing to address the Board of Education are invited to do so by the Board president following the roll call, pledge of allegiance and the reading of any written correspondence by the Board secretary.. A presenter must provide his/her name and address and limit remarks to five (5) minutes.. The Board president has the right to control the length of any presentation.. One speaker per topic is allowed unless presenters have opposing views.. Questions should be addressed to the Board as a whole rather than to individual Board members or administrative employees.. The Board of Education is not a public forum.. The Board is a deliberative body.. The Board does not debate the subject of public comments during the meeting, but rather, may take the comments under review in making decisions and establishing policies.. The Board follows a planned agenda at each meeting.. Board members receive background information prior to each meeting to enable proper preparation for the topics to be discussed and voted on during meetings..

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  • Title: Collinsville Community Unit School District 10
    Descriptive info: Search.. Date Range From.. 1.. 2.. 3.. 4.. 5.. 6.. 7.. 8.. 9.. 10.. 11.. 12.. 14.. 15.. 16.. 17.. 18.. 19.. 20.. 21.. 22.. 23.. 24.. 25.. 26.. 27.. 28.. 29.. 30.. 31.. 2006.. 2007.. 2008.. 2009.. 2010.. 2011.. 2012.. 2014.. 2015.. Date Range To.. Search Title.. MEETINGS & MINUTES.. March.. Mar 18, 2013.. Public Hearing/Regular Meeting - 6:30 p.. (Admin.. Annex).. Agenda..  ...   p.. Annex).. 139.. 47K.. 95.. 93K.. April.. Apr 10, 2013.. Special Meeting - 6:00 p.. 11K.. 93.. 62K.. Budget Meeting - 6:30 p.. 79.. 10K.. Apr 15, 2013.. Regular Meeting - 6:30 p.. 144.. 91K.. Apr 23, 2013.. 140.. 38K.. Apr 30, 2013.. 138.. 52K.. May 06, 2013.. Special Meetings - 5:00 p.. 211.. 97K.. May 14, 2013.. Budget Meeting - 4:30 p.. 78.. 78K..

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  • Title: Collinsville Community Unit School District 10
    Descriptive info: BOARD OF EDUCATION MEMBERS.. GARY PECCOLA.. PRESIDENT.. Gary Peccola was appointed to the school board in 2005 following the death of Ronald Ganschinietz.. He successfully ran for election to a two-year term in 2007.. In 2009 he was re-elected to a four-year term and was then elected President of the board.. Gary also served on the budget committee for four years and has achieved Master School Board Member status through the Illinois Association of School Boards.. Gary and his wife, Debbie, both graduated from CHS in 1974.. Gary earned a bachelor of science degree from SIU-E in 1978.. He is a former U.. S.. Air Force Captain and served four years on active duty.. After leaving the service, he started his own construction company and has worked in residential construction and development for over 25 years.. Serving on the board has been a very positive experience for him and he believes that the Unit 10 staff is the district's greatest strength.. He visits all of the schools in the district and has seen first-hand the dedication, experience and professionalism that is demonstrated on a daily basis at all levels in the district.. One of Gary's primary goals for the next four years is to increase public awareness of the many positive opportunities offered by Unit 10 as well as the unique challenges the district faces.. He is looking forward to continuing to serve on the board and is committed to helping make the district the best it can be.. THERESA BILLY.. VICE PRESIDENT.. Theresa Billy, a retired teacher, is the only board member with direct ties to education.. While all of the other board members are also college educated, their career paths went in different directions.. Billy admits that serving on the board has been an eye opener.. Although she taught for 37 years, she said she wasn't fully aware of what it takes to run a school district, especially one the size of Unit 10.. The board and administration must deal with finances, budgets, personnel and federal and state regulations, just to name a few areas.. It takes a lot of time, she said, to be a good board member, and added that every day offers new and rewarding challenges.. BILLY, who graduated from Gillespie High School, attended Southern Illinois University at Carbondale two years.. After receiving a teaching certificate, she first taught kindergarten at Webster School.. She later earned bachelor's and master's degrees in elementary education from SIUE, and has 32 hours beyond her master's degree.. During her teaching career, her years were spent at Webster School where she taught K-3.. Billy and her husband have one daughter who will be in her 20th year of teaching this fall at Kreitner School.. The daughter also is an assistant coach for the girls' basketball team at Collinsville High School.. RON THROM.. TREASURER.. Ron Throm was appointed to the school board in September, 2010 to fill the remaining term of Tony Albertina.. Ron's focus as a member of the school board is to provide an environment in which students can reach their full potential, while being a good steward for the taxpayers by paying close attention to the districts financial health.. He is looking forward to the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for Unit 10.. Ron and his wife, Connie, are both graduates of Collinsville High  ...   program offered at the school.. Now in his second term on the board, Kusmierczak first served from 1997-01 and later was elected to the 2003-07 term.. AFTER graduating in 1970 from CHS, he earned a bachelor's degree in accountancy from the University of Illinois.. His master's degree in finance was earned in 1983 at Webster University in St.. Louis.. He worked in public accounting from 1978-80, and since that time has worked in corporate accounting.. JANE SOEHLKE.. Jane Soehlke ran for the Collinsville Unit 10 School Board and was elected in the April, 2011, election.. Her first meeting was May 16, 2011.. Jane graduated in 1962 from the Academy of Notre Dame in Belleville, IL.. She attended college at Southern Illinois University obtaining her Bachelor and Masters Degrees in Elementary Education.. She continued her education at SIUE and retired from teaching with 32 hours beyond her Masters.. She taught three years in the parochial schools and 34 years in Fairview Heights for District 110.. Upon retiring she served as a substitute teacher for the Unit 10 schools for five years.. Jane is married to Jerry Soehlke (CHS 1964).. They have two daughters.. Their oldest daughter, Stacey Lauenstein (CHS 1991) is a first grade teacher at Renfro School.. Their youngest daughter is Sara Doherty (CHS 1994).. Sara is a third grade teacher at Caseyville elementary.. Jane and Jerry have 3 grandchildren.. In addition to the classroom teaching experience Jane bring to the board a background of working on curriculum, teacher's negotiations, writing teacher evaluations, implementing student assistance programs, and knowledge of the standards and goals of the State of Illinois.. She wants the public to know about the good things happening in the Collinsville Schools and to focus on making the Unit 10 Schools a great place to obtain an education.. GARY CLARK.. Gary Clark, a former teacher at Collinsville High School, was elected to the Board of Education in 2011.. Gary graduated from Eldorado High School (Eldorado, IL) in 1969 and obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree from McKendree College.. Gary furthered his education by obtaining a Master of Science degree at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville.. Following a 34-year career in the Collinsville School District, Gary retired in 2009.. In addition to serving as the Education Liaison for the City of Collinsville, Gary is also the Executive Director for the Illinois Association of Student Councils and President of the National Association of Student Councils.. Gary also serves on the Board of Directors of the Collinsville Education Scholarship Foundation.. Gary and his wife, Shirley, have three children and five grandsons.. He is a member of the United Methodist Church.. For many years, Mr.. Clark has been involved in serving the Collinsville community.. He was the Founder and Founding President of The Friends of the Collinsville Memorial Library; is Past President of the Illinois Directors of Student Activities; Co-hosted the 2005 National Student Council Convention in Collinsville, Illinois; managed the Collinsville Blum House for several years; and has served on the Collinsville Italian Fest Committee.. In 2005, Gary received the Key to the City of Collinsville and was named Collinsville Teacher of the Year.. Mr.. Clark wants the public to know about the many exciting things that are happening in the Collinsville schools and to focus on the many positive attributes of the Collinsville Unit #10 School District..

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  • Title: Collinsville Community Unit School District 10
    Descriptive info: AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES - MAY 10, 2013:.. AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES - MAY 9, 2013:.. All three levels of baseball are CANCELED for today.. The make up date is Monday, May 13th at 4 pm at scheduled locations.. CHS GRADUATION INFORMATION:.. Table of Contents.. This manual may be changed at any time at the sole discretion of the Board and/or the Superintendent whichever has appropriate jurisdiction, subject only to mandatory collective bargaining requirements..

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  • Title: Collinsville Community Unit School District 10
    Descriptive info: Mechanics of a School District Budget.. A Guide to Understanding the Illinois School District Budget Process (Illinois State Board of Education publication).. 2011-2012 CAVC Administrator and Teacher Salaries - (PDF).. State required posting of Administrative Salaries.. 2011-2012 CUSD Administrator and Teacher Salaries - (PDF).. 2012 K-4 Boundary Study - (PDF).. Proposed boundary K-4 boundary changes presented to the Unit 10 Board of Education on December 17, 2012.. 2012-2013 Contracts Over $25,000 - (PDF).. CAVC Budget 2012-2013 - (PDF).. Compensation Package for Publication - (PDF).. Compensation package posted in accordance with the revised Open Meetings Act.. Unit 10 2012-2013 Budget Expenditures - (PDF).. Unit 10 2012-2013 Budget Revenue - (PDF).. Unit 10 ISBE 2012- 2013 Budget - (PDF).. CUSD Financial Statements.. All Fund Balance - (PDF).. Education Fund - (PDF).. 2012-2013 Education Fund Year-To-Date.. Operation and Maintenance Fund - (PDF).. 2012-2013 Operation and Maintenance Fund Year-To-Date.. Transportation Fund - (PDF).. 2012-2013 Transportation Fund Year-To-Date.. Working Cash Fund - (PDF).. 2012-2013 Working Cash Fund Year-To-Date.. BUDGET.. The Collinsville Community Unit School District's budget is developed annually and is designed to meet the requirements of  ...   The tentative budget is placed on display 30 days prior to a public budget hearing.. During the hearing, details of the tentative budget are explained and the public may ask questions or provide input.. The budget is then voted on and adopted (or rejected) by the board of education at a public board meeting held after the budget hearing.. Illinois law requires that the budget be adopted by the board of education prior to the end of the first quarter of the fiscal year (September 30).. Like 90% of Illinois school districts, the Collinsville school district uses the cash basis of accounting.. The district undergoes a thorough financial audit each year.. Results of the financial audit are presented to the board of education both verbally and in writing.. Current budgets for both Collinsville Community Unit School District No.. 10 and Collinsville Area Vocational Center are available above.. Additional information about the mechanics of a school district budget can be found in the Illinois State Board of Education's A Guide to Understanding the Illinois School District Budget Process document at.. http://www.. isbe.. net/finance/..

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  • Title: Collinsville Community Unit School District 10
    Descriptive info: CONTACT CUSD.. Collinsville Unit School District 10.. 201 West Clay Street.. Collinsville, IL 62234.. (618) 346-6350 Phone.. (618) 346-6357 Fax..

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  • Title: Collinsville Community Unit School District 10
    Descriptive info: EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES.. Thank you for your interest in working for Collinsville Unit 10! You will find current employment opportunities listed below.. Clicking on the job title will provide you with details about current openings and provide you with an online application link.. The online application form also includes uploading capability so you may include a cover letter  ...   here to view available positions and apply online.. Some positions require additional documentation such as transcripts, licensing, etc.. Any additional documentation should be clearly labeled with your name and forwarded via U.. mail to:.. Human Resources Department.. Collinsville Community Unit School District No.. 10.. Collinsville, Illinois 62234.. Questions or telephone inquiries may be directed to:.. 618-346-6350, ext.. 236..

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  • Title: Collinsville Community Unit School District 10
    Descriptive info: Freedom of Information Requests.. Any person requesting records of the Collinsville Community Unit School District No.. 10 must make such a request in writing and can be presented in person or via mail delivery at the Board of Education Office at the Administration Building, 201 West Clay Street, Collinsville, Illinois.. Alternately, requests may be sent via e-mail to the Freedom of Information Officer Susan Frechman at.. sfrechma@kahoks.. org.. No fees will be charged for the first 50 pages of (black and white, letter or legal sized) copies.. After the first 50 pages, the fee will be 13¢ per page.. The District may waive or reduce fees if the person requesting the records states the specific purpose for the request and indicates that a waiver or reduction of fees is in the public interest.. For more detailed information regarding fees, see Board Policy 2:250, which is also available on the District's website.. "Public Records"  ...   by, received by, in the possession of, or under the control of any public body.. This Act provides numerous exemptions from disclosure.. The District is not required to create new records to comply with requests for information.. You have a right to have a denial of your FOIA request reviewed by the Public Access Counselor (PAC) at the Office of the Illinois Attorney General.. If you choose to file a Request for Review with the PAC, you must do so within 60 calendar days of the date of you receive the denial letter.. Please note that you must include a copy of your original FOIA request and the denial letter when filing a Requeset for Review with the PAC.. You can file your Request for Review with the PAC by writing to:.. Public Access Counselor.. Office of the Attorney General.. 500 South 2nd Street.. Springfield, Illinois 62706.. Fax: 217-782-1396.. E-mail:.. publicaccess@atg.. state.. il.. us..

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  • Title: Collinsville Community Unit School District 10
    Descriptive info: THE HISTORY OF COLLINSVILLE SCHOOLS.. The history of schools in Collinsville is an important part of the city's legacy.. According to unofficial county records, Collinsville opened the first organized school in Madison County in 1804.. This school, located near the bluffs on property owned by Peter Casterline, was known as "Casterline's School House.. " Jefferson Elementary School now sits on the site of this first school.. There were no free schools in Illinois before 1825.. Schools were supported by "subscription" and teachers "boarded" with the parents of their students.. The first teachers in Collinsville included John Bradsbury, Elisha Alexander, Mr.. Thompson, Mr.. Yancey, Mr.. Enlow and Beniah Robinson.. Other early schools in Collinsville Township included an 1812 school in the "dooryard" of Col.. Samuel Judy's cabin (on property in the northern part of the township); an 1814 school built between the homes of Col.. Judy and William Whiteside; and several other log schoolhouses.. Within the city of Collinsville, the earliest classes were held in the Union Church.. In the 1840s, Philander Braley built and organized a private school that proved very successful on the corner of Center and Main Streets.. Later, an academy was erected by the Rev.. Charles Blood on the site of what was to become Webster School.. Rev.. Blood sold the building to the City of Collinsville.. It was used as a public school until the construction of a new three-story brick school.. This facility was damaged by fire in 1872.. Opening in 1873, a new three-story replacement school was constructed at a cost of approximately $25,000.. In these early schools, the "executive" served as principal.. As more schools were added to the system, the position of superintendent was created.. One of the earliest superintendents in Collinsville was Mr.. H.. Keebler.. He served in this capacity from 1880-86.. During his superintendency, Collinsville Township High School was established.. The first high school graduation ceremony was held in Temperance Hall in 1882.. The commencement program for the five graduates included essays, recitations and musical numbers as well as addresses by Judge Collins (President of the Board of Education) and Judge Dale (Edwardsville).. Collinsville Township High School (CTHS) was constructed in 1908 on Vandalia Street.. This facility was closed at the end of the 1981-82 school year when all high school students began attending the newer "Greenwood" campus.. Superintendent Keebler was succeeded by Mr.. Lehr, and he by D.. B.. Fager who remained until 1894.. J.. W.. Love served one year and was followed by G.. Smith, who remained from 1895 to 1900.. Charles H.. Dorris was superintendent from 1900-1937, with the exception of three years (1904-1907) during which time Mr.. S.. Curlee was superintendent.. Early Life of Charles Dorris.. Charles Dorris and his brother were raised by their widowed mother in humble circumstances in rural Missouri and Illinois.. Their main income was a small government pension (her husband served as a Union soldier in the Civil War).. In the winter young Charles attended country school and in the summer worked on a farm.. Their mother moved from an area near Okawville into Lebanon so that her sons could continue their education at McKendree College (at the time there were few public high schools).. At the age of 17 Charles passed a teacher's exam in Nashville, IL, that allowed him to teach in a country school.. The first year pay was $30 a month; second year, $33 a month.. McKendree and Lebanon were a good combination for the family.. Both sons earned bachlor's degrees while their mother earned additional income by providing room and meals for college students.. Charles read law there as well as receiving a Master's Degree.. At McKendree he met another student, Susie May Peach, who became his wife and mother of their three children.. Career of Charles Dorris.. From 1892-1900 Dorris taught in the Lebanon public schools as well as serving as school principal and superintendent.. In 1900 he came to Collinsville as Superintendent; his duties also included classroom teaching.. At the time Collinsville had sixteen teachers.. Under Dorris, four elementary schools were built including Jefferson which is still in use.. After an interval of four years away from the district, he returned under one condition- that a high school be built.. In 1908 the Collinsville Township High School on Vandalia opened with a capacity of 250 students.. Within twelve years the building was remodeled and enlarged due to increased enrollment.. He considered the township high school to be his biggest contribution to the Collinsville schools.. Dorris was a pioneer in developing early sports programs including the first high school football team and basketball team (girls).. In addition to promoting physical education programs and public parks, he also supported art and music programs in the schools.. Superintendent Dorris was a prolific writer, penning several printed documents, including.. A Plea for Public Playgrounds.. (1915) and.. The Schoolmaster and the War.. (1918).. In the summers Dorris enjoyed teaching teachers in sessions at Illinois Normal Colleges (Carbondale and Normal) and also Valparaiso in Indiana.. When Dorris retired in 1937 he had served the school system for almost 40 years.. He remains the longest searving superintendent in Collinsville.. Retirement and Later Life of Charles Dorris.. When Dorris retired, the community and schools came together to honor his service with the dedication of a fountain and statue of Pan on the front lawn of the new public library on West Main Street.. Contributions came from local citizens as well as small coins from many school children (this was during the depths of the Depression in the 1930's).. In 1956 the Collinsville School Board named a new elementary school for Dorris.. At age 89 he considered this his biggest honor.. That original school was demolished due to major structural damage from mine subsidence.. In 2007 the current School Board voted unanimously to rename the Collinsville Intermediate School on Vandalia for Mr.. Dorris (this school was originally built as North Junior High School).. Three generations of the Dorris family were present at the dedication held on September 14, 2008.. Dorris' granddaughter Mary Sue Schusky, spoke on behalf of the family to express their renewed and continued gratitude for the recognition.. Reminiscence of Charles Dorris.. Dorris who died at the age of 96 attributed his long life to healthful habits which included temperance walking, and plenty of sleep.. He was modest mild mannered, and unselfish.. He held strong personal religious and political beliefs but was respectful and tolerant of others.. He kept a keen interest in the community, serving on the Library Board for many years.. He enjoyed attending functions of various organizations including veterans and civic groups where he was often invited to speak.. He also enjoyed McKendree College gatherings and graduations.. He enjoyed visits and correspondence with friends and family and former students and teachers.. A love of literature and poetry gleaned from childhood McGuffey readers remained constant throughout his life including the New England poets, John Greenleaf Whittier and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.. He also spent many Happy hours writing articles about his life for The Collinsville Herald and The Okawville Times on an old Royal typewriter using the "hunt and peck" method.. As his eyesight declined another pastime was listening to Cardinals and Browns baseball games and popular radio programs including Lum and Abner and Fibber McGee and Molly.. Conclusion from Charles Dorris' Grandchild.. My sister and I were fortunate to grow up in a three generation household.. During our childhood and school years my grandparents lived with us in our large two story home.. During world War  ...   Collinsville School Board voted unanimously to rename the school in honor of Mr.. Dorris, who served for 37 years as the first Superintendent of Schools for the Collinsville Township District (high school and elementary).. The Dorris family has been a Collinsville mainstay since the Civil War.. Charles Dorris was raised by his mother, a Civil War widow.. According to Mary Sue Schusky, Dorris' granddaughter, he was raised poor.. but he was 'never bitter' about his humble beginnings.. Before Dorris was 18 years old, he had become a country schoolteacher, eventually earning a degree at McKendree College.. In his first year, he taught 32 boys and girls for a salary of $30 a month.. In his second year, his salary was raised by $3.. Dorris became superintendent in 1900 and served until 1937, stepping down for only four years of that stretch.. In his time, he built four elementary schools, including Webster and Jefferson schools.. He supervised the construction of the original Collinsville High School (on Vandalia).. When Dorris died in 1964, then-Senator Paul Simon wrote a letter of condolence.. The later senator was a frequent visitor at the Dorris home, and called Dorris a walking history book, both of county affairs and national affairs.. Hold fast to your ideals, was one of the pieces of meaningful advice that Dorris shared with Simon.. Hollywood Heights School.. was built in 1961 on five acres at 6 South Oakland, Caseyville, with six classrooms.. Jefferson School.. , at 152 Boskydells, Collinsville, was built on one acre in 1926 and expanded in 1958 for a total of 13 classrooms.. Kreitner School.. was originally built in 1956 on five acres of land at 9000 College, Collinsville, donated by Irwin and Irene Kreitner.. In 1960, the district purchased an additional five acres of and one lot adjacent to the school for $15,000 from Mr.. The Tom Studebaker Construction Company in Granite City, Illinois, was awarded a contract to complete four additional classrooms and two restrooms.. This addition brought the school's size to 13 classrooms at the start of the 1961-62 school year.. In 1974, another addition (commonly referred to as "the Pod") was added to the north end of the school.. Between 2003 and 2005, Kreitner School again received an expansion as well as renovations, including a new gymnasium, eight classrooms, two restrooms, a meeting room and central air conditioning.. In 1956, Lester Bickel was named the first principal of Kreitner Elementary School.. When Mr.. Bickel was promoted to Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent in 1962, Mr.. Gerald Shaver was named principal.. Upon Mr.. Shaver's retirement in 1976, Mr.. Ed Slovinski became principal.. Ed Wentz followed Mr.. Shaver in 1981.. In 1987, Mr.. Richard Lickfield was named principal.. Lickfield's untimely death following surgery in 2000, Dr.. Bill Kinzer served as interim principal until Mr.. Dave Stroot was named principal in 2001.. Lanham School.. , built on four acres in 1950 with six classrooms at 2200 Vandalia St.. , Collinsville, closed at the conclusion of the 1983-84 school year.. It now houses the Madison County Regional Office of Education.. Lincoln School.. , built on one acre in 1962 on Camelot Drive, Collinsville, had seven classrooms.. This school is now Renfro School.. Lincoln School for Blacks.. , according to incomplete records, was built on Goethe Street at Elm Street in the late 1800s in Collinsville.. William White, one of the early teachers, altered the pattern of African American education in Collinsville by prescribing a course of study which allowed students to qualify for high school, the first student attending in 1909.. Refusing to accept African American students into Collinsville High School, the Board of Education paid their tuition and transportation to Lincoln High School in East St.. When that high school became overcrowded, the Board sent the students to Jefferson City, Missouri, where they were boarded at Lincoln University High School.. Not until 1940 were African American students accepted at Collinsville Township High School.. The first.. Maryville School.. in Maryville at 300 N.. Donk St.. , was built on two acres in 1916 with 11 classrooms.. Two portable classrooms were later utilized.. The building was eventually sold and torn down to make way for the Maryville Fire Department.. , at 6900 W.. Main St.. , Maryville, was built in 1972.. The original school had 46,000 square feet, with 17,800 square feet in the new edition completed in 1997 for a total of 63,800 square feet.. McKinley School.. , built in 1905 at 502 Wadsworth, Collinsville, is now an apartment complex.. The school sat on a lot measuring 150' x 147' and had four classrooms.. The former.. Miller School.. was built on three acres in 1931 in the 600 block of Greenwood Place with an addition in 1955 for a total of seven classrooms.. The school closed at the end of the 1977-78 school year and is now a condo complex called Greenwood Place.. North Jr.. High School.. See Dorris Intermediate School.. Pleasant Grove School.. , a one-room schoolhouse in Collinsville, was built in 1917 and phased out in 1971.. Pictured at right is the class of 1961.. Pleasant Ridge School.. [John A.. ] Renfro Elementary School.. , at 311 Camelot was originally the site of.. Due to mine subsidence, the former Dorris Elementary School was demolished and merged with Lincoln School.. The new merged school was renamed John A.. Renfro Elementary School in honor of John Renfro who served as the district superintendent from 1975 - 1996.. Smola School.. State Park School.. at 3301 Harvard Ave.. , Collinsville, now houses the Alpha and Omega Christian Fellowship.. The school was built on two acres in 1935 and added on to in 1950 for a total of 11 classrooms.. It closed at the end of the 1982-83 school year.. Summit School.. , at 408 Willoughby Lane, Collinsville, was built on four acres in 1961 with seven classrooms.. Twin Echo School.. , at 1937 S.. , Collinsville, opened as an open classroom concept in 1972.. The school, which was renovated in 2002 and now has classroom walls, is 21,333 square feet in size and has two portable classrooms.. The 1971 site plan can be viewed here.. Webster Junior High School and Webster School at 108 West Church Street.. History currently being compiled.. Seeking photos and information.. If you would like to contribute to this historical view of Collinsville schools, please forward information to the Director of Information Systems at 201 West Clay Street, Collinsville, Illinois 62234.. Please mark all materials clearly.. Photos and other archival items will be returned to the owner if a name and address are provided.. Donald, Elizabeth.. (2007, October 7) Plans to restore fountain honoring Unit 10 pioneer.. The Belleville News Democrat.. Collinsville students near the turn of the century.. Original Webster School.. Webster School after 1872 Fire.. Rebuilt Webster School.. 1901 CHS Graduating Class.. (Back row, l-r): Charles H.. Dorris, (Superintendent) and Albert Metz.. (Front row, l-r): Carrie Peers, Jeanette Miller, Miss Carolyn Green (Teacher), and Miss Linea Erickson.. Dorris.. Superintendent from 1900 - 1937.. A letter of offer to a teacher in 1921.. Canteen Creek School.. Caseyville School.. Unit 10 Administration Building.. Collinsville Township High School.. High school sports have played an important part in the legacy of Collinsville.. 1938 Collinsville Township High School varsity athletes.. Collinsville High School.. Collinsville Middle School.. Dorris Intermediate School.. Columbian School faculty 1967.. Dorris School.. Hollywood Heights School.. Jefferson School.. Kreitner School.. Lincoln School.. Lincoln School for blacks.. Maryville School.. McKinley School.. Pleasant Grove School class of 1961.. Summit School.. Twin Echo School.. Webster Jr.. High School..

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