Breakfast of Champions shines spotlight on students for good work

Mahomet-Seymour High School held its spring semester Breakfast of Champions recognition program last week.

Hosted by the Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports team, the Breakfast of Champion event rewards students for positive behavior and has done so for the last six years.

Leaving the court: Chad Benedict to take on new administrative role

MAHOMET — One of the area's most stable boys' basketball coaching positions will be vacated, it was announced Monday, as longtime Mahomet-Seymour leader Chad Benedict will step down to accept an assistant principal position at the high school.

Lincoln Trail students trek around the world during HANDS event

Opening sights and senses, the 23rd annual Heritage and National Differences Study (HANDS) Around the World Event had students experiencing activities, listening to music and presentations and tasting food from 23 other cultures.

'All of my kids are part of my heart': Pamela Halm bids farewell after 27-year career

Bidding farewell to her career, second-grade teacher Pamela Halm will close her classroom door for the final time on May 25.

Hundreds of students learned under the guidance of Halm, who provided 27 years of service to the Mahomet-Seymour district. Even after nearly three decades of teaching, one thing never tired Halm — greeting the children.

Behind the wheel: M-S bus drivers share their joys, responsibilities

Providing transportation for children to and from school every day is what most people know about bus drivers. Nevermind the various weather conditions, scheduling needs and the dealings with kids' behavior on the bus. But when it comes to Mahomet-Seymour's transportation staff, they are all in for the students.

M-S Junior High play a 'huge confidence booster' for drama students

Gathered in a circle, the Mahomet-Seymour Junior High School students held hands to calm their nerves and share what the drama club's performance of "Little Red Robin Hood" meant to them.

Making a difference: M-S facilities director Truitt helps students, staff

Often performing behind the scenes, Shane Truitt has served as the Mahomet-Seymour school district's facilities director for nearly eight years. He supervises three shifts of 15 custodians for the district and oversees the electrical, mechanical and physical parts of each of the school district's buildings.

Learning to give back: Junior high, high school programs benefit community

Building a sense of community, developing relationships and gaining confidence, the Mahomet-Seymour Junior High School's Community Action Program and the high school's Interact Club provide unmatched volunteer service projects for students.

"It's fun to know you're making a difference in the community," seventh-grade student Kaelyn Marx said.

FFA Dinner and Dessert Auction benefits student leadership opportunities

Smiles and laughter filled the room in a crowd of both young and old during Sunday's third annual Dinner and Dessert Auction in the commons area at Mahomet-Seymour High School.

"This is the first time we've had a line," said Jennifer Wherley, M-S agriculture teacher and FFA chapter adviser.

'A visceral experience': Band and chorus students provide heartwarming performances

Raising their instruments and voices, the seventh- and eighth-grade band and chorus students may have performed at opposing ends of the Mahomet-Seymour High School, but the groups provided a unified message of the joy of music.


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