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As soon as students walked through the doors of Mahomet-Seymour High School on Monday morning, it was clear something was different.
The entryway—formerly filled with dark brick—was brighter, and at the top of the steps up ahead they could see that the newly remodeled library now opened into the commons area.
With only a week left before the first day of classes, the Mahomet-Seymour school board got an update on summer renovation projects at their Monday night meeting. The board also toured Mahomet-Seymour High School, where work was still underway.
At MSHS, crews are “working around the clock to get things done,” Superintendent Rick Johnston said.
The school board got some good news on Monday night as they met amidst a construction site in the Mahomet-Seymour High School commons.
Chief School Business Official Trent Nuxoll reported that the district had, for the first time in several years, finished the fiscal year in the black.
Summer renovation is still on schedule at Mahomet-Seymour High School, despite some additional work required to the building’s roof, officials say.
At a special meeting on Tuesday night, the school board hired Champaign-based TSI to complete $42,000 in repairs meant to prevent future roof leaks.
The search is underway for a new superintendent for the Mahomet-Seymour school district.
Current superintendent Rick Johnston, who’s been on the job since 2012, announced this month that he plans to retire at the end of the 2016-2017 school year.
Mahomet-Seymour High School held its senior awards night, presented by the Mahomet-Seymour Education Foundation, last Wednesday.
Six Mahomet-Seymour High School students were honored at the Breakfast of Champions last week—not for academic or athletic excellence, but for their positive attitudes and willingness to help others.
A program that helps young adults with special needs is looking to expand its focus next year.
At their Monday night meeting, the Mahomet-Seymour school board heard a presentation from Director of Special Education Christine Northrup and Licia Lukach and Chris Baker, leaders of the ATLAS program.
The Bulldog Bash is only a week away, and organizers are excited about some big-ticket auction items that will be up for bid at the annual event.
The Bash is a fundraiser for the Mahomet-Seymour Education Foundation, which supports students and teachers in Mahomet-Seymour schools with a variety of initiatives.
As the name implies, Bulldog Pride Night—an annual event at Mahomet-Seymour High School—allows students to show off what they’ve learned over the course of the year.