Education

Community members make sweet treats, beat the heat at Museum of the Grand Prairie

Community members beat the heat and made homemade ice cream at the Museum of the Grand Prairie on Monday.

The cool treats were part of the museum's I Scream, You Scream Museum Monday event. Each Monday, from now through Aug. 13, locals have a chance to learn more about culture and natural history at the museum through fun activities.


Construction nearly complete at Middletown Prairie Elementary School

Construction for phase two of Middletown Prairie Elementary School is nearly complete. Mahomet-Seymour Superintendent Lindsey Hall expects construction to be finished by early August, before the first school bell rings on Aug. 17.


'Beauty within': M-S female athletes train together, gain self-confidence

High school athletics are much more than what they used to be. From clubs to weight lifting, the training and preparation never stops. Add more than one sport to a student's agenda, and the athlete's responsibility becomes overwhelming.


Village, M-S school district propose school resource officer position

On Monday, the village of Mahomet and the Mahomet-Seymour School District announced a proposed intergovernmental agreement to create a school resource officer position.


Teaching couple gives adults, kids room to roam at Rumple Ranch

A silent form of understanding and mutual respect could be seen between Michelle Rumple and her horse as she carefully guided the animal through Rumple Ranch's pasture.

Here, Michelle, along with the assistance of her husband, Kevin, has provided Western riding lessons, horse boarding and good old-fashioned fun for the last 13 years.


M-S board member Cheryl Melchi resigns after 11-year helm

Cheryl Melchi, former vice president of the Mahomet-Seymour Board of Education, submitted her resignation letter on Tuesday after serving the district for 11 years.

Her resignation took effect May 22. The decision began when Melchi's husband accepted a position at the University of Utah's School of Computing.


Bidding farewell: A salute to the M-S graduates

It started with the traditional fanfare — the Mahomet-Seymour High School bands playing "Pomp and Circumstance" — as over 230 seniors anxiously, excitedly entered the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts last Friday.


M-S junior high students add a dash of color on semester-end activities

Ending their semester with a splash of color, approximately 700 Mahomet-Seymour Junior High School students tossed color dye packets into the air at 13 Acres Park on Monday for a cause.


'She inspired all of us': Alumni, students bid farewell to beloved choral instructor Jill Rinkel

With her back to the crowd and her eyes locked on her students, Jill Rinkel raised her arms to direct her Mahomet-Seymour High School choral students one more time after more than 30 years of teaching.

"I loved the whole thing," Rinkel said.


Bidding adieu: Seniors share advice, faith at baccalaureate ceremony

MAHOMET — Sharing their highs and lows, five Mahomet-Seymour seniors spoke during Sunday's baccalaureate ceremony at Mahomet Christian Church. One commonality between the speakers was learning to take the good with the bad that life has to offer and build a firm foundation in faith.


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