Keeping tabs on visitors: M-S' new kiosks scan IDs, alert officials with concerns

Out with the old and in with the new.

Earlier this month, Mahomet-Seymour schools implemented School Safe ID, a new visitor management and student hall pass system. With the swipe of a driver's license or state ID, a visitor's name and sign-in time is noted by the system and a sticker pass with the visitor's photo, sign-in time and a barcode prints out.

Helping in the healing: Comfort Dogs assist Lincoln Trail students cope with loss of classmate

Mahomet is mourning the loss of Joel Roberts, an 11-year-old Lincoln Trail student who passed away during a flag football game at Barber Park on Saturday. Parents David Roberts and Carrie Livesay Roberts told WCIA on Tuesday their son had a rare heart defect that went undiscovered until his autopsy.

Rolling in the dough: M-S students raise funds for community holiday help

Last week, Mahomet-Seymour High School students were rolling in the dough — literally.

More than 100 students spread across four sections of economics classes were knee deep in cookie dough for the course's Cookie Project.

Students baked dozens upon dozens of cookies to sell at the junior high and high school all for a good cause.

An unforgettable experience: M-S FFA officer team attends National FFA Convention

Ask any leader in their chosen field about the moment they realized their passion and many will recall the so-called lightbulb moment.

'It was surreal': Marching Bulldogs win big at University of Illinois competition

The measure of success isn't determined by a final outcome, rather it's a continual effort and dedication applied over a period of time. The Marching Bulldogs used this formula across its season, and on Saturday, the band members' efforts paid off tenfold as they swept the 48th annual Illinois Marching Band Championships Class 3A awards at the University of Illinois' Memorial Stadium.

Mahomet-Seymour Homecoming

Bulldog pride was on full display during last week’s homecoming celebrations. Activities included hall decorations, class color day, powderpuff football games and a homecoming parade with an “Under the Sea” theme.

Bulldog pride on full display during homecoming parade

Orange and blue everything decked the streets of Mahomet during last week's homecoming parade. The parade start time moved from its typical Friday afternoon to Wednesday evening, but that didn't stop hundreds from flocking to the parade route's Division, Elm, Franklin, Main and State streets.

A new tune: Choral directors set to continue a Mahomet-Seymour proud tradition

A standing-room-only pops concert last May to bid farewell to beloved choral instructor Jill Rinkel was quite the introduction for Mahomet-Seymour Junior High's newest choral instructor, Brian Lonergan.

"It was packed the whole way up," Lonergan said. "That was pretty special."

Lincoln Trail's Special Persons Day a 'feel-good' event

With the sweet, gentle question, "Grandma, would you come to my Special Persons Luncheon?" from her grandson, Tristen Adams, 8, Tarrie Adams knew she had to make the two-hour drive from the south suburbs of Chicago to attend the Lincoln Trail Elementary School event.

'It's a second family': Color guard remains a Mahomet-Seymour tradition

All eyes were on the 32 color guard members as they launched their flags into the air and carefully maneuvered around the 214-member band during last Friday night's first performance in front of hundreds at the home-opener football game.

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