Education

Band headed back to Fiesta Bowl parade

Come January, members of the Mahomet-Seymour Marching Bulldogs will once again be ringing in the New Year in Phoenix, Arizona.

The band was selected to march in the Fiesta Bowl parade, which is held each year in late December.


Veteran's novel picked for reading event

Looking for a good book to read on these snowy winter days? Students at Mahomet-Seymour Junior High have a suggestion.

Each year, members of the school’s Read Across Mahomet-Seymour group pick a book that they hope will interest both young people and adults and challenge members of the community to read it.


Kindergarten round-up March 12

Children who will be five years old on or before by September 1, 2015, are eligible by state law for enrollment in public kindergarten.  

In order for the Mahomet-Seymour School District to accommodate student needs for the 2015-2016 educational year, the district needs an accurate estimate of the number of students eligible for enrollment.


How to get a piece of Middletown

Mahomet-Seymour administrators said Monday that local residents can claim bricks from the old Middletown school starting later this week.

Crews from Razmus Excavating have begun demolishing the exterior walls of the school.


Jump Rope for Heart drive underway

Students at Lincoln Trail and Sangamon are jumping at the chance to fight heart disease and stroke, our nation's no. 1 and no. 2 killers.

On Feb. 19 and 20, the schools will host their annual Jump Rope for Heart event to raise money for the American Heart Association, which funds heart and stroke research and community and educational programs for our youth.


Its days are numbered

The old Middletown school is scheduled to come down this month—but Mahomet-Seymour officials say that local residents will have a chance to keep a piece of it.

Superintendent Rick Johnston said at Tuesday night’s school board meeting that asbestos removal from the 95-year-old building is now complete.


A lot of PB&J at MSJH

Any way you add it up, a recent food drive at Mahomet-Seymour Junior High was a big success.

Students and staff collected 880 pounds of peanut butter, jelly and nut spreads like Nutella, amounting to 545 jars.

That, said Kristen Costello, development relations manager with Eastern Illinois Foodbank, is enough to make just over 19,000 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.


Board hires interim at MPE

On Monday night, the Mahomet-Seymour school board hired Mahomet resident Ralph Leffler as interim principal at Middletown Prairie Elementary.


Students highlight distracted driving dangers

Last week, Cornbelt firefighters responded to an accident in the Mahomet-Seymour High School parking lot. An ambulance stood by as emergency personnel extricated a teen in the passenger's seat from the car, which had suffered a front-end collision.


Playground fundraising goal reached

At Monday night’s school board meeting, Board President Terry Greene accepted a check from local businessman Brooks Marsh representing the proceeds from a fundraising effort on behalf of the new playground at Middletown Prairie Elementary.


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