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The final receipts are in from the Mahomet-Seymour Schools Foundation's annual fundraiser, and organizers say they had their most successful event ever.
Their dinner and auction, held in May, brought in over $36,000—well in excess of the $23,000 and $24,000 the group raised at the 2013 and 2012 events.
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Mahomet-Seymour Junior High will holst a reception for retiring staff members on Thursday, May 29 at 3:30 in the MSJH library.
The public is invited to share their best wishes with Jim Risley, Rita Jackson and Cindy Martin.
A project created by Mahomet-Seymour High School students is on its way to California for some international exposure.
A chair constructed by students in Eric Andracke's manufacturing course at MSHS will be on display at the Maker Faire in San Mateo, Calif., later this month. Last Friday, it was disassembled and packed in a box for the journey west.
Although construction continues on the classroom wings of the new Middletown Prairie school, Mahomet-Seymour district administrators were able to take possession of their offices last week.
Move-in commenced a few days before the long Easter weekend, as boxes of files and records were shuttled between Middletown and the new facility on the east side of town.
With the school year and a first year of the BLAST program now coming to a close, Mahomet Area Youth Club is turning attention to planning for the MAYC summer program that will run from June 9 through August 8 at the MAYC facility on Franklin Street.
It's no secret that Mahomet-Seymour schools are a top selling point for the village.
But district officials are underlining that point as the countdown to the opening of the new Middletown Prairie school begins.
As construction crews continue to work on the new Middletown Prairie Elementary, Mahomet-Seymour administrators are already looking ahead to move-in day.
They’re scheduled to take possession of the section of the building that houses administrative offices in mid-April, with classroom move-in set for late June or early July.
Parents of Mahomet-Seymour Junior High students were notified this week of some major changes at the school next year—changes that are still evolving, administrators say.
Next year the school will transition from a junior-high model to one with the elements of a middle school.