Education

New venue for M-S graduation

Mahomet-Seymour’s graduation ceremony is changing venues this year.

Anyone who’s been to commencement in the past few years knows it can be an ordeal, Principal Shannon Cheek said, citing frequent complaints about poor sound quality, cramped seating and—above all—the oppressive heat.

“This has been a topic of conversation for many years,” he said.


Want to run for school board?

Potential candidates for Mahomet-Seymour’s school board can soon start circulating petitions ahead of this spring’s election.

Nominating petition forms for the April 2, 2015, school board election in the Mahomet-Seymour school district are now available.


Park newest member of school board

Jenny Park is the newest member of the Mahomet-Seymour school board.

Park was appointed Monday night to fill the seat vacated by former board member Val Woodruff, who resigned last month after eight years of service. Superintendent Rick Johnston said that Park was one of two candidates interviewed by the board.


M-S grads sought for new Alumni Association

Did you graduate from Mahomet-Seymour High School?

If so, the Mahomet-Seymour Schools Foundation wants to hear from you.


Entries sought for Homecoming parade

This year’s Homecoming football game is Friday, September 19.  The Homecoming parade will depart from the high school parking lot at 2 p.m. on that day and proceed through downtown.  This year’s homecoming theme is “Under the Sea.” 


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.


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