PBL Hall of Fame's first induction class to be revealed Wednesday

PAXTON — The Paxton-Buckley-Loda school board is expected to approve the first induction class for the newly created PBL Hall of Fame on Wednesday night.

PBL High School Principal Travis Duley, one of six members of the Hall of Fame selection committee, said three candidates will be considered for induction during Wednesday’s board meeting.

Distracted-driving event coming to PBL on Wednesday

PAXTON — Gibson Area Hospital & Health Services will present a program Wednesday at Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School that warns of the dangers of distracted driving — just in time for PBL’s prom.

The program is being presented from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the school in Paxton.

Free preschool screenings offered April 11 in Paxton

PAXTON — Free screenings for preschool are being offered Friday, April 11, for families with children ages 3-5 who live in Ford or Iroquois counties.

Children will receive screening for vision, hearing, speech and overall preschool skills. Free preschool classes are available to children who qualify.

GCMS board to hold semi-annual retreat April 17

GIBSON CITY — The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley school board has called a special meeting for 5 p.m. Thursday, April 17, to discuss goals, board member training and setup for district emails.

The meeting is the board’s semi-annual retreat.

The meeting, which is open to the public, will be held in the board room at 307 N. Sangamon Ave., Gibson City.

School board upholds two students' 10-day suspensions

PAXTON — The Paxton-Buckley-Loda school board voted unanimously last week to uphold the 10-day suspensions of two students, while also assigning one of them to alternative transportation for the remainder of the school year and assigning the other to an alternative school for the remainder of the school year.

'The prognosis looks much better now' for Caitlynn Riblet; faculty wins PBL student vs. faculty benefit for PBL sophomore

PAXTON – Since Paxton-Buckley-Loda sophomore Caitlynn Riblet was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma in December, her journey through the treatments has been defined in one slogan.

The slogan can be seen on T-shirts worn by PBL students and faculty alike every Thursday in support of Riblet – “Fight Like a Girl.”

GCMS Middle School releases honor roll for third quarter

GIBSON CITY — Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley Middle School has named students to its honor roll for the third quarter of the 2013-14 school year.

Christ Lutheran High School releases third-quarter honor roll

BUCKLEY — Christ Lutheran High School in Buckley is recognizing 11 students for academic achievement during the third quarter of the 2013-14 school year:

Highest honors (4.0 grade-point average on 4.0 scale) — Tim Boylan.

High honors (3.5-3.99 GPA) — Thomas Baillie, Oliver LaMie, Shelby Spitz, Andrea DeBella and Christian Hoggins.

PBL school board approves 2014-15 calendar

PAXTON — The Paxton-Buckley-Loda school board has approved a final version of the school district’s calendar for the 2014-15 academic year, showing classes starting Aug. 19, 2014, and ending May 27, 2015.

Thanksgiving break is scheduled for Nov. 26-28, winter break Dec. 22 through Jan. 2, and spring break April 3-10.

PBL math team places second at regional contest

CHAMPAIGN — Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School’s math team placed second overall at the regional competition held March 1 at Parkland College in Champaign.

PBL will compete in several team contests at the state competition May 3 at the University of Illinois. PBL advanced teams to state in Algebra 1, Algebra 2, precalculus, the junior/senior eight-person event, and calculator.

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