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Although construction continues on the classroom wings of the new Middletown Prairie school, Mahomet-Seymour district administrators were able to take possession of their offices last week.
Move-in commenced a few days before the long Easter weekend, as boxes of files and records were shuttled between Middletown and the new facility on the east side of town.
With the school year and a first year of the BLAST program now coming to a close, Mahomet Area Youth Club is turning attention to planning for the MAYC summer program that will run from June 9 through August 8 at the MAYC facility on Franklin Street.
Mahomet's leaders asked for input from residents on repealing the ban on video gaming—and they got it on Tuesday night.
A crowd of about 30 packed the meeting room to offer their input, with the majority urging trustees to keep the ban in place. Members of Mahomet's ministerial alliance presented trustees with petitions signed by members of the community.
It's no secret that Mahomet-Seymour schools are a top selling point for the village.
But district officials are underlining that point as the countdown to the opening of the new Middletown Prairie school begins.
At Lincoln Trail, Tuesday morning starts with a sound that no one wants to hear inside a school: gunshots.
Uniformed officers race down a hallway, prompted by cries from fleeing students, only to corner the gunman near the door to the gymnasium.
Organizers of the Sangamon River Music Festival have booked a group of up-and-coming Christian artists for this year's event.
Citizen Way will perform in downtown Mahomet at noon on Saturday, August 23—the time slot traditionally reserved for contemporary Christian acts at the festival.
As construction crews continue to work on the new Middletown Prairie Elementary, Mahomet-Seymour administrators are already looking ahead to move-in day.
They’re scheduled to take possession of the section of the building that houses administrative offices in mid-April, with classroom move-in set for late June or early July.
Parents of Mahomet-Seymour Junior High students were notified this week of some major changes at the school next year—changes that are still evolving, administrators say.
Next year the school will transition from a junior-high model to one with the elements of a middle school.
Local restaurant owners are asking Mahomet’s board of trustees to consider allowing video gaming in the village. Representatives from JT Walker’s and The Wingery came to Tuesday night’s study session to urge leaders to revise the village’s ordinances.
The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that the bridge carrying Lake of the Woods Road over Interstate 74 will have new steel bridge beams erected beginning Tuesday night.