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Mission Statement
“The Unity Point School, our families, and our wider communities embrace the mission to build upon our strong academic standards by providing all students an intellectual, emotional, and social climate that is safe and challenging. Through our varied backgrounds, experiences, and knowledge we model and create an environment for life-long learning.”
4033 S. Illinois Avenue
Carbondale, Illinois 62903
PH: 618-529-4151
FAX: 618-529-4154

 Attention Parents

Supply Lists, and the 2014-15 school year calendar can be found in the Back to School documents.


Dear Unity Point Community:

I am pleased to inform you that Deb Gurley and Kerry Glenn will continue their work as members of our administrative team for the 2014-2015 school year.  They will assume a leave of absence from their classrooms and perform administrative responsibilities in a full-time capacity. Deb Gurley, as our Dean of Students, will focus on the day-to-day management of the building, faculty, staff, students, and parents.  Kerry Glenn, as our Curriculum Specialist, will provide continued leadership to our instructional efforts and Continuous School Improvement work.  Deb and Kerry did a great job as interim principals this past school year; stepping into a difficult situation and providing tremendous support and guidance.

We are currently in the process of employing highly qualified teachers to ensure our students entering Deb and Kerry’s classrooms are provided nothing short of an exceptional educational experience.  Mrs. Gurley and Mrs. Glenn will collaborate with their replacements throughout the year to assist in creating a successful learning environment.

I believe we have in place a strong administrative team that will ensure Unity Point continues to move forward with confidence, continuity, and consistency.

Yours in Education,

Dr. Lori James-Gross


     Congratulations to Irena Gao, Faith Golz , Leah Hall, and Marissa Ivory for creating a History Fair website that has been recognized as the best in category for the state of Illinois. Their work has qualified them for the National History Day competition in College Park, Maryland.  Their website  is about Robert Prager, who was a German coal miner from Collinsville.  Ultimately, Prager was killed and his murderers were freed. The website can be viewed here.





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A current physical must be on file before you may tryout for any sport activity, this includes cheerleading.  Basketball tryouts will be at the end of September and if we do not have a current physical on file, you will not be allowed to tryout.

Physical/immunizations for Kindergarten or 1st and 6th grades, dental exams for Kindergarten, 2nd and 6th, and comprehensive eye exams for Kindergarten or students new to the state of Illinois must be turned in prior to the first day of school. Students who are not in compliance will not be allowed to start the 14-15 school year.  The forms may be picked up in the office or click here to download.  The office will be open all summer for parents to turn in their exam forms.
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 Upcoming Events

8/20/2014 12:00 AM   Softball at Christopher, 4:00 p.m. Bus leaves at 2:40 p.m. 
8/20/2014 12:00 AM   Baseball vs. Christopher, 4:00 p.m. at home. 
8/20/2014 12:00 AM   Pre-K Screening for children ages three to five, 8:45 am - 2:00 pm, please call 618-529-4151 to schedule appointment. 
8/22/2014 12:00 AM   Softball vs. Zeigler Royalton, 4:00 p.m. at home. 
8/22/2014 12:00 AM   Baseball at Zeigler Royalton, 4:00 p.m., bus leaves at 2:45 p.m. 
8/25/2014 12:00 AM   Softball vs. Johnston City, 4:00 p.m. at home. 
8/25/2014 12:00 AM   Baseball at Johnston City, 4:00 p.m., bus leaves at 2:45 p.m. 
8/26/2014 12:00 AM   Pre-K - 3 Grade Open House, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. 
8/27/2014 12:00 AM   Softball at Hamilton Co., 4:30 p.m. Bus leaves at 2:00 p.m. 
8/27/2014 12:00 AM   Baseball vs. Hamilton Co., 4:30 p.m. at home. 
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Information regarding the History of Unity Point School, as well as the cities of Carbondale, Makanda, and Boskeydell was gathered by Barbara Duncan, Unity Point Teacher from 1974-2004.  Click here to explore Unity Point School History.


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