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Teachers, cafeteria personnel and custodians in Monticello have agreed to a four-year contract agreement with the school district. The Monticello Education Association approved the contract on May 2, and the school board made it official at its monthly meeting May 15. Tentative agreement was reached at a negotiating session April 24.
(SEE THE FULL STORY IN THE MAY 22 JOURNAL-REPUBLICAN!)
The Cerro Gordo School Board held a joint meeting with Bement’s board of education Wednesday (May 15) to review the status of the two districts’ current partnership along with discussing new ideas for further collaboration.
The Monticello FFA held its annual banquet on Sunday, May 5.
The event included many awards, officers’ retiring addresses, new officers being installed, and senior recognition.
With whimsical names like Princess Winnifred the Woebegone, Queen Aggravain and Prince Dauntless, it’s easy to see that the Cerro Gordo Middle School’s upcoming musical is meant to be laughed at.
And that’s what the actors love about "Once Upon a Mattress."
Villa Grove High School Principal Sheila Greenwood has hired as superintendent of the 322-student Bement School District at a Bement School Board meeting Wednesday night.
Monticello High School senior Dustin Davis was named Macon-Piatt Special Education Coop Student of the Year. It is the third straight year at Piatt County student has won the honor.
Blue Ridge Superintendent Susan Wilson didn’t paint a pretty picture for school board members in regards to state budget projections for the year.
The 4-H Memorial Camp in Monticello was host to 246 Piatt County fourth graders on April 30, as sunny skies and warm temperatures welcomed the youth to the annual Progressive Agriculture Safety Day.
With nine different stations set up at the camp, students learned everything from water and electrical safety to the more rural issues of tractor safety.
Monticello High School science teacher Mike Kietzman enjoys heading up the school’s WYSE (Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering) team for several reasons. He calls the squad, which competes against other schools on upper-level science tests, “the cream of the crop.”
He added the academically-minded youth are also easy to supervise.
Monticello High School's Rotary Interact Club held its annual Carnival April 27, with proceeds going to Habitat for Humanity. Youth took part in obstacle courses, bag tosses, face painting, Sages Plinko and a variety of other games and activities.