Education

MMS eighth grade band performing at convention

The Monticello Middle School eighth grade band has been selected to perform at the Illinois Music Education Convention. The performance will take place Saturday, Jan. 31 at the Peoria Civic Center.


Lincoln staff make good on promise to kiss a pig

Monticello Lincoln Elementary students met their reading goals, so school staff rewarded them by kissing a pig at an assembly Friday, Jan. 16. Librarian Patty Barr said it was part of the statewide “Children’s Choice Award” that encouraged the reading of 20 Monarch Award books.


Youth book club to meet at local school

The Piatt County 4-H Book Club, in partnership with the Allerton Public Library will meet weekly at Washington Elementary School, 3 Sage Drive in Monticello beginning Thursday, Feb. 5. Meetings will be from 3:15 to 4:30 p.m. each Thursday through March 19. Reading materials will be provided.


School technology infrastructure discussed

The technology infrastructure throughout the Monticello school district needs help, according to technology coordinator Wendy Stokowski.


Creative writers present works

Monticello High School English teacher Tyler Germain takes his creative writing seriously.


Four potential sites to be evaluated for possible new school

Monticello school board members confirmed Dec.


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.


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