Education

Fee changes considered at Monticello schools

The Monticello School Board is considering an increase in several fees this fall, plus a change in how fees are charged at the high school.


Atwood-Hammond High School names final Prom Court

The Atwood-Hammond Prom Court has been announced for the dance that takes place this Saturday at the Best Western Plus and Convention Center in Arcola.


MHS WYSE team second at state competition

For the second straight year, the Monticello High School Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering (WYSE) team has captured second place as a team at the state competition. The local squad took the honor April 8 at the University of Illinois.


New high school favored by those at public meeting

A large majority of those present at the second Sage Voices group meeting April 15 favor construction of a new high school over remodeling the current one. But Monticello school officials made it clear at their meeting the following night that a decision has not been made concerning the future of its facilities.


Monticello fiber optic network now being used

Monticello’s fiber optic internet system has seen its first user log in. The Monticello School District is now using the high-speed data lines, and so far it is getting good reviews.


Others may follow Monticello lunchroom lead

When the bell for Monticello High School’s first lunch period rings, freshman Blakley Nesselrodt heads to “the snack bar” in the cafeteria

Never mind that it’s two or three times as long as the hot lunch line.


MTA summer workshops announced

Monticello Theatre Association is pleased to announce summer workshops will be held for the fourth season. There are two sessions of the drama workshops for children. Workshop #1 for children entering grades 1, 2 and 3 in the fall will be held July 7-11. Workshop #2 for children entering grades 4, 5 and 6 in the fall will be held June 16-27.


Digitization progressing at Allerton Public Library

A project that is scanning past Piatt County newspapers with the intention of posting them online is about half complete, but Allerton Public Library Director Lisa Winters told library board members last week (April 2) that the high speed fiber optic connection will need to be online before the papers can be uploaded.


DeLand-Weldon receives prize for national contest

Matt Dutkiewicz of the Great American Insurance Company did not think he would be in DeLand last Friday. The 171-student DeLand-Weldon Elementary School was an underdog in online voting for a $10,000 grant, going up against schools over 10 times its size.


Monticello to other county schools: Let's cooperate

Piatt County school districts will soon receive a letter from Monticello school officials asking if they wish to cooperate on future endeavors that could include the sharing of facilities and instructional resources.


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