Education

M-S hires new elementary principal

Mahomet-Seymour’s series of new administrative hires got its latest entry on Monday night, as the school board approved the hiring of Wendy Starwalt as pre-K-2 principal.

Starwalt—whose husband Jeff is principal of Lincoln Trail—is currently principal at Dr. Howard Elementary in Champaign.


Hands Around the World a tradition for over two decades

For over two decades, students at Lincoln Trail have experienced Hands Around the World, a program that highlights cultures around the globe.


Retired teachers share memories of Lincoln Trail

This story is second in a series sharing memories of Lincoln Trail Elementary as it celebrates its 50th anniversary. For more—including an interview with former principal Lee Jessup—see this week's Mahomet Citizen.

 


Candidates weigh in at forum

The candidates for Mahomet-Seymour school board answered a series of questions submitted by the public at a forum held on Wednesday night.

Here's a brief rundown of candidates' answers to the four questions featured during the event, which attracted a crowd of over 30 people to the Mahomet Public Library.


From horses to tractors

By KAYTLIN WORKMAN
For the Mahomet Citizen

A new exhibit at the Museum of the Grand Prairie focuses on a transition that changed the very landscape of Champaign County: the move from horse-power to tractor-power on the area’s farms.


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.


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