Education

Illinois State Scholars announced

The Illinois Student Assistance commission has announced it’s Illinois State Scholars high schoolers who will graduate in the spring of 2015.


In-school suspensions being considered in Bement

In-school suspensions could return to Bement Middle and High School next year. At the request of the school board on Dec.


Angel Trees a staple each holiday season

Angel Trees are becoming the norm at Piatt County Schools, as students and their families purchase gifts for those who cannot afford to buy them this holiday season.


Cerro Gordo schools finish safety project

The Cerro Gordo School District has implemented some new measures and protocols designed to provide a more secure environment for students, teachers, staff and visitors to the school buildings. The measures include security locks and a buzz-in system for visitors.


Lessons lead to making of bat houses

In October, Bement school resource instructor Vicky Pettyjohn thought it would be appropriate to teach her students about bats. It led to the making of bat houses that were given to Superintendent Sheila Greenwood and Curriculum Coordinator Jill Lawson, who both live in rural areas.


Bement awarded $160,000 grant

A year ago when the Bement Village Board decided to shell out around $18,000 in engineering fees to draft plans for a Safe Routes to Schools grant, some saw it as a gamble.


Monticello discusses test scores

Monticello schools are performing well above the state averages in all academic areas, but they aren’t settling for that. When discussing the latest Illinois State Report Card at the Nov. 19 school board session, principals said they were always striving for improvement.


Special school board session Dec. 15

The Monticello school board will hold a special meeting Dec.


More detail if referendum is tried again (FULL STORY)

What’s next for Monticello school facilities?


Support for their favorite Cub fan

Monticello school administrators showed support for Clay Wiggins last Wednesday by wearing Chicago Cubs gear. Wiggins, a Monticello Middle School student and staunch fan of the Cubbies, passed away on Monday, Nov. 17.


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