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Want to help name Mahomet-Seymour's new early childhood center?
District leaders are looking for suggestions, and local residents can offer up their input by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Commentators are asked to include their name and address, and are limited to one suggestion per email. Suggestions will be accepted until midnight on Dec. 19.
Mahomet-Seymour High School was recognized last week by the College Board by being named to the 4th Annual AP District Honor Roll.
The AP District Honor Roll is based on three years' worth of testing data, and recognizes efforts to open AP classroom doors to more students while maintaining or improving the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or higher.
Members of the Mahomet-Seymour school board got a chance to see the blueprints for the district’s newest school come to life on Monday night, as architects led them on a tour of the new early childhood center.
Crews from Broeren Russo are on track to have the building enclosed by late November so that interior work can continue through the chilly months.
As the new early childhood center rises on the east side of town, Mahomet-Seymour school leaders are looking for a way to honor the memories of Middletown.
The current Middletown Early Childhood Center, located on Division Street, was built in 1925 as Mahomet High School. Since that time, several generations of students have passed through its doors.
Registration is now open for after-school enrichment classes for students at Sangamon and Lincoln Trail, and organizers of the new program say that initial interest has been high.
"People are extremely excited," said Program Coordinator Kelly Cramer. "Parents have been wanting something like this for a while."
Parents and community members won't get to see the artwork in this year's Celebrate Art event until this weekend. But the panel of judges charged with picking the best of the best got a sneak peak a few weeks ago.
At their Monday night meeting the Mahomet-Seymour School Board gave the formal go-ahead to a plan to offer full-day kindergarten next year.
An assistant principal at Heyworth Junior/Senior High School and former instructor at Mahomet-Seymour has been hired as the next principal for DeLand-Weldon schools.
Students at Lincoln Trail Elementary in Mahomet welcomed P.E. teacher Lu Rippy to the gym on Friday afternoon with a chant of "Rip-py! Rip-py!" and a round of applause.
The assembly was a surprise, honoring Rippy for the twenty years in which she's spearheaded the school's participation in the American Heart Association's Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser.
The Mahomet-Seymour school board okayed a five-year plan on Monday night, laying out goals they'll be pursuing and the steps necessary to get there. The plan includes everything from technology upgrades to new security measures, but the component that's likely to garner the most attention in the short term concerns full-day kindergarten.