Education

CGB may discuss volleyball co-op

The Bement school district will approach Cerro Gordo for a possible high school volleyball cooperative team, one of the last sports the two Piatt County schoo


'Get Smart' at MHS this weekend

Prior to the start of fall play practices this year, most of the cast of Monticello High School’s “Get Smart” never knew the spy spoof saga was a television show some 40


Majority of building project decisions made

With the selection of color schemes and the decision that at least some of the new classroom windows should have the ability to be opened, most of the major determinations have been made regarding the Monticello school district’s construction project.


Local CEO program for high schoolers set for 2019 start

A Piatt County based program to encourage and train budding entrepreneurs is officially a go. The Sangamon Valley CEO Program will begin next fall for a group of about 15 high school seniors.


CGHS homecoming events announced

The 2018 Cerro Gordo High School Homecoming is this week. This year’s theme is “Broncos Through the Decades.” The annual bonfire will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4 at the Piatt County Fairgrounds. Please enter the fairgrounds through the Jefferson Street entrance.


New Monticello school board member appointed

Dave Stanko of Monticello has worked in the field of venture capital most of his adult life, but with both parents being lifelong educators has always had a keen interest in schools.


Aide approved for D-W kindergarten classroom

Increased numbers in DeLand-Weldon’s kindergarten has convinced district officials a full-time aide is needed for that classroom this fall. The school board agreed on Sept. 18, authorizing Superintendent Amanda Geary to advertise for the position.


Bement building upgrade project winding down

Installation of new countertops in the school offices in Bement mark the end of the district’s $2.8 million building upgrade project.


School construction timeline could be shortened

The project – where it stands
Estimated cost – $33,700,000
Referendum approved funds – $29,800,000


Bement homecoming activities announced

Bement High School will celebrate its Homecoming on Friday, Sept. 28 and Saturday, Sept. 29, with a Hollywood theme.

The following students have been selected as this year’s homecoming court:


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