Education

Board okays work at M-S schools

While there’s a major construction project getting underway at Middletown Prairie, Mahomet-Seymour district leaders are still handling some maintenance at the other schools.

At Monday’s meeting, the school board approved plans to air-condition another section of Mahomet-Seymour Junior High.


Former LT principal recalls move-in day, 50 years ago

In the spring of 1967, faced with the task of moving students, desks and furniture from Sangamon School to the newly completed Lincoln Trail Elementary, the school board found the simplest option.

In those days, former Lincoln Trail principal Bob Sinclair said, many of the school board members were farmers.


M-S hires contractor for new school

A familiar firm will have the responsibility for constructing a new addition to Middletown Prairie.


Rummel named Director of Instruction

The Mahomet-Seymour school board has filled another impending vacancy in its administrative team.

At Monday night’s meeting, they voted to approve the hire of Nicole Rummel as Director of Instruction.


Room for growth

A grant has given the agriculture program at Mahomet-Seymour High School the opportunity to expand—literally.

Over Christmas break, workers demolished one wall of the school’s ag classroom and moved it back by nine feet, making the room bigger to accommodate the growing number of students taking those courses.


Fees to go up for some pre-K students

On Monday night the school board approved a fee increase for the tuition-paying students in the pre-K program at Middletown Prairie. 


No buyer yet for Sangamon

Sangamon School is still on the market, after an initial round of bidding failed to find a buyer willing to pay the $1.8 million minimum reserve set by the school board.

But Superintendent Rick Johnston said that he and board members—who met in closed session Monday night to discuss the issue—remain optimistic.


Kindergarten roundup scheduled

Children who will be five years old on or before September 1, 2017 are eligible by state law for enrollment in public kindergarten.  In order for the Mahomet-Seymour School District to accommodate student needs for the 2017/2018 educational year, the district needs an accurate estimate of the number of students eligible for enrollment.


M-S to roll out mobile app, website update

Technology staff at Mahomet-Seymour will soon unveil a project that’s intended to revolutionize the way that the district interacts with parents and the community.


On Jan. 20, a redesigned website will go live and mobile-device users will be able to download a free Mahomet-Seymour app.


State payments still a concern

Although state lawmakers have made promises of fully funding public schools, Mahomet-Seymour administrators say that hasn’t quite been the case.


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