Education

New D-W principal to be announced soon

DeLand-Weldon could name a new principal within a matter of days, if not hours.

Superintendent Gary Brashear said Wednesday morning that a candidate has accepted the district's offer.

"We are in the contract phase and once they sign, we will make a general announcement," Brashear said.


Bement students back in original rooms

A flood in February that damaged at least four rooms and two bathrooms at the Bement school campus had a silver lining.


Exchange students winding down year in Monticello

Monticello High School’s current exchange students agree on most things.


CG coaches honored as Heartsaver Heroes

Cerro Gordo Middle School teacher and basketball coach Jason Jacobs learned CPR as a part of lifeguard training when he was just 16 years old.


Special school board meeting in Cerro Gordo April 29

The Cerro Gordo school board will hold a special meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 29 for the purpose of organizing the school board following the April 7 election.


DeLand-Weldon looking for principal

The DeLand-Weldon school board is looking for a new principal. Current K-12 administrator Ben Barth has resigned as of July 1 to become principal for the 450-student Warrensburg-Latham Elementary School.

“He was just a good overall principal and we’re sorry to see him go,” said DeLand-Weldon Superintendent Gary Brashear.


Monticello schools may stick with Health Alliance

Health Alliance Medical Plans’ willingness to bargain may help it keep the Monticello school system as a health insurance customer.


Mock accident emphasizes prom safety

With Bement High School’s prom set for a week from this Saturday, students were urged at a Prom Promise event last Friday to refrain from drinking, drugging, or texting while driving.


LifeSavers raise funds through mom and dad dances

The Monticello High School LifeSavers Relay for Life teams held a Mom Prom April 10 and a Daddy Daughter dance April 11, raising over $900 for the American Cancer Society. About 200 total were in attendance at the dances.


MHS wins Envirothon contest

On April 2, the Monticello High School FFA competed in the Envirothon contest at Weldon Springs State Park.  This is a team contest where students rotate through five different stations including forestry, soils, aquatics, wildlife and a current issue.  At each station, students listen to a 15 minute presentation, then workin teams of five to answer a serious of qui


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