Education

Sages Strut to be Sept. 26

The Monticello Elementary Schools Parent Teacher Organization is busy planning the fifth annual Sages Strut, a wellness work that all elementary school students will participate in on Friday, Sept. 26 at the Monticello High School track. It is the primary fundraiser for the PTO, which raised about $28,000 with last year’s Strut.


School board discusses legalities of ballot questio

Now that two school-related referendum questions have been placed on the Nov. 4 ballot, Monticello School Board members must toe a fine line between giving their personal opinions on the ballot issues and officially endorsing them as school board members.


Students return for 2014-15 school year

School began for most Piatt County students on Aug. 20, 2014. From technology and kindergarten 'boot camps' to tours of their new schools, students and teachers settled into their class schedules.


Registration for Parkland 13-week classes

While the deadline to enroll in Parkland College full-semester classes has passed, it is not too late for those who missed registering on time to enroll in a fall course. 
Students can still sign up for Parkland’s 13-week classes, which begin Sept. 8, and mid-semester classes, which begin Oct. 13.


Weighted classes remain at Bement High School

Bement High School will continue to weight a handful of advanced courses despite a different grading scale that starts with this school year.


Visitors bleachers to be replaced at Cerro Gordo

ew bleachers for the visitors side of the football field should be installed by the time the Broncos take the field in Cerro Gordo for their first home game on Sept. 12. That was the word from school Superintendent Brett Robinson, who updated school board members at a special meeting Aug. 13.


Zimmerman, Page honored by education group

It was definitely a great day to be a Sage for Monticello school administrator Vic Zimmerman last Wednesday (Aug. 13), as he was named Superintendent of the Year by the Abe Lincoln Region of the Illinois Principals Association.


Monticello places two questions on November ballot

Monticello voters will decide in November if they want to pay for a new high school.


Demolition of Atwood-Hammond High School

Demolition of the Atwood-Hammond High School building began on Monday, Aug. 11, and by the end of the week a majority of the 100-year-old structure had been reduced to a pile of rubble. After the site is cleaned up, ownership will be transferred to Richard Price of Hammond, who purchased it at auction in June for $37,500.


Monticello School Board approves pair of ballot questions

The fate of a new high school for Monticello is now up to the school district's voters.


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