Swimmers ask for recognition

Among the crowd at Monday night’s school board meeting were students and parents representing the boys’ swim team at Mahomet-Seymour.

Swimming is not an officially sponsored sport at MSHS. The boys’ team is led by MSHS teacher’s aide Dean Ekberg.

MSHS needs your help

Industrial technology students at Mahomet-Seymour need your help to win a big prize: a 3D printer.

They're taking part in an online contest sponsored by MakerBot Industries, a major supplier of the devices. MakerBot is offering a free 3D printer to the school that can garner the most votes via Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, awarding one prize per platform.

Marching Bulldogs take top prizes at U of I

On Saturday, the Marching Bulldogs swept the competition at the University of Illinois Marching Band Championships, winning Best Music, Best Visual, Best General Effect and a first-place finish in Class 3A.

Most significantly, the band was named Governor’s Cup Grand Champions for classes 1A-3A.

Ingrum appointed to M-S board

Mahomet resident Jeff Ingrum is the newest member of the Mahomet-Seymour school board.

Ingrum, who’s served as president and CEO of Health Alliance since 1997, was sworn in at Monday night’s board meeting. He was out of town but participated in the meeting via videoconference.

New playground equipment at MPE

Kids at Middletown Prairie have a few more reasons to get excited at recess time.

This month, the playground is getting some extra items: musical instruments and a sandbox in the pre-K area, and basketball hoops and a “wall ball” set in the kindergarten area.

That equipment is in addition to the playsets that were installed just before the school opened in 2014.

Middletown Prairie sees influx of twins

Eight sets of twins entered kindergarten at Middletown Prairie this school year, Principal Carol Shallenberger reports, beating the school’s previous record of seven sets from several years ago.

Greene stepping down from board

Mahomet-Seymour School Board President Terry Greene turned in his resignation this week, after more than 10 years on the board.

Greene, who was appointed to fill a vacant seat in 2005, said that he had accepted a position as executive officer of the Home Builders’ Association of Greater Chattanooga, Tenn., and will be relocating there this month.

Mahomet students help Haitian counterparts

As the school year gets underway, Mahomet-Seymour elementary students are lending a hand to kids in Haiti through a donation drive for backpacks and shoes.

District putting price tag on Sangamon

Mahomet-Seymour officials are looking at putting a price tag on Sangamon School.

On Monday night, commercial appraiser Steve Whitsitt presented the school board with a 96-page appraisal of the 480,000 square foot building and 3.6-acre property.

Budget still tight at M-S

Although Mahomet-Seymour’s finances continue to be strained, there are bright spots on the horizon, district officials said Monday.

At this week’s school board meeting, Superintendent Rick Johnston and Chief School Business Official Trent Nuxoll gave a “State of the District” presentation that recapped the fiscal year and looked ahead to 2015-16.


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