Madrigal Dinners set for Dec. 10-12

Already sick of holiday advertisements? Try singing Christmas songs beginning in August. That’s when a select group of 19 Monticello High School students started rehearsals for the annual Madrigal Dinners, which are scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Dec. 10-12 in the high school auditorium.

Bement pleased with initial PARCC scores

The Bement school board was informed Nov. 11 of preliminary PARCC test results, heard a report on a revamped Veterans Day event, and even took part in a mock class as they were shown how Google Classroom is helping district instructors.

Veteran, not Marvel, are the real heroes

In an age when Marvel Comics rule the entertainment universe, it’s easy to recognize their characters as heroes.

But speakers at last week’s Veterans Day services had a drastically different definition.

And the survey says…

Over half of the respondents to a recent Monticello school survey showed at least some support for the construction of a new high school.

Veterans Day events announced

Next week will feature several Veterans Day ceremonies throughout the county, from school assemblies to the 56th Annual Veterans Day celebration and parade on Nov. 11 sponsored by the Piatt County Council of the American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary.

D-W board hopes to fill vacancy in November

The DeLand-Weldon School District’s board of education is looking to fill a vacancy on the board.

Teachers learn from each other at Model Classroom Day

Monticello school teachers have traveled to several school districts over the past two years to learn from colleagues, but decided to accomplish the task from within during a “Model Classroom Day” at White Heath Elementary School Oct. 28.

Former PTO treasurer pleads guilty to theft

A Monticello couple pled guilty to theft in Piatt County Court on Monday and have been ordered to pay back $5,619.19 they stole from the Monticello Parent Teacher Organization (PTO).

School district surveys due on Oct. 30

Residents of the Monticello school district are weighing in on the possibility of facility upgrade options as the school board inches closer to a decision on a possible March 2016 referendum question.

Bement discusses wastewater study, sidewalks

The Bement village board heard updates on the wastewater study results and the Safe Routes to School project, as well as a Verizon proposal to attach an antennae on the water tower at its monthly board meeting Tuesday, Oct. 13.

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