Education

MSJH head custodian gets statewide honor

School custodians typically work behind the scenes. But this fall, Mahomet-Seymour Junior High Head Custodian Don Rogers is in the spotlight.

Rogers is the recipient of a "Those Who Excel" award from the Illinois State Board of Education, selected for the honor after a nomination by MSJH administrators.


Community dedicates new school

Local residents gathered on Sunday afternoon to dedicate the new Middletown Prairie Elementary, which opens its doors this week to pre-K and kindergarten students.


You're invited to Middletown Prairie

Local residents are invited to check out the new Middletown Prairie Elementary School before the first bell rings later this month.

A dedication ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 17, followed by an open house until 4 p.m. The public is welcome to attend and tour the building, which is located just off Churchill Drive on the east side of Mahomet.


Starting with the basics

By HOPE WEBB
For the Mahomet Citizen

Music filled the air of State Street last week as the Marching Bulldogs jump-started their season with their annual band camp.

194 students, 40 hours, 12 sections, two directors and one week is all it takes for the band to learn half of their competition show, starting with the very basics of marching.


Kids, parents get first look at new school

Students who'll be attending the new Middletown Prairie school in the fall got a first look at the facility alongside their families last week.

Hundreds came out for an open house on Wednesday, July 30. Kids and parents got a chance to greet teachers, explore classrooms and test the new playground equipment.


MSSF reports record fundraiser

The final receipts are in from the Mahomet-Seymour Schools Foundation's annual fundraiser, and organizers say they had their most successful event ever.

Their dinner and auction, held in May, brought in over $36,000—well in excess of the $23,000 and $24,000 the group raised at the 2013 and 2012 events.


District, MSEA reach agreement

This story has been updated.


Reception set for retiring MSJH teachers

Mahomet-Seymour Junior High will holst a reception for retiring staff members on Thursday, May 29 at 3:30 in the MSJH library.

The public is invited to share their best wishes with Jim Risley, Rita Jackson and Cindy Martin.


Showing off their work

A project created by Mahomet-Seymour High School students is on its way to California for some international exposure.

A chair constructed by students in Eric Andracke's manufacturing course at MSHS will be on display  at the Maker Faire in San Mateo, Calif., later this month. Last Friday, it was disassembled and packed in a box for the journey west.


Move-in day for adminstrators

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.


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