Education

Paxton High School class of 1965 to reunite next September

PAXTON — Members of the Paxton High School class of 1965 will hold their 50th-year reunion on Sept. 18-20, 2015.

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hawthorne Suites, 101 Trade Centre Drive, Champaign, for those who will be traveling to the area. Reservations can be made at the hotel.


Andress to start student-teaching at PBL High School in January

URBANA — The University of Illinois Agricultural Education program has placed a student teacher, John Andress, with agricultural science instructors Mike White and Doug Anderson at Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School.


GCMS Middle School names students of month for October

GIBSON CITY — Sixth-grader Rylan Davis, seventh-grader Lauren Leonard and eighth-grader Shelbie Butler were selected by faculty as students of the month for October for their respective grade levels at Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley Middle School.


Family Reading Night set for Thursday at PBL Eastlawn School

PAXTON — If you’re fortunate enough to watch Susan Skonberg in action, you’ll notice that the longtime librarian of Clara Peterson Elementary School and PBL Eastlawn School is a master of using space and providing a friendly reading environment for grade-school children who are learning to master a skill that can turn into a life-long tool.


Kade Hill named student of month at PBL High School

PAXTON — Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School’s student of the month for November is senior Kade Hill, the son of Robert and Rebecca Hill of rural Paxton..

PBL High School agriculture teacher Mike White nominated Hill for the honor based on Hill’s leadership and pursuit of excellence in everything he does. 


'Full-scale evacuation drill' on tap at PBL schools

PAXTON — At some point in the near future, students in the Paxton-Buckley-Loda school district will participate in a “full-scale evacuation drill,” during which they will put into practice the procedures they have learned for responding to intruders at school, especially those carrying weapons.


PBL High School to offer breakfast on trial basis

PAXTON — Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School students will get a chance, at least for a while, to have breakfast at school each weekday morning.

The school board last week gave its blessing for PBL High School to start offering a breakfast program for high school students.


Danforth teen wins state 4-H Vet Science Award

DANFORTH — For Tess Cummings of Danforth, who has grown up caring for Nubian dairy goats and a quarter horse on her family’s farm, the decision to start working on 4-H veterinary science projects was an obvious one.

This year, her passion and hard work paid off in a big way. Cummings was recently awarded the Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association’s 4-H Veterinary Science Award.


GCMS honored for teen driver safety

GIBSON CITY — The National Youth Leadership Council (NYLC) has selected six schools — including Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley High School — for its national teen driver safety program, Project Ignition.

The program is operated in partnership with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to effectively and specifically work to increase seat-belt usage among teens.


GCMS gets 'clean opinion' on 2014 audit

GIBSON CITY — The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley school board was issued a “clean opinion” on its annual audit.

Russell Leigh & Associates of Hoopston found the audit for the fiscal year that ended June 30 was in compliance with the Illinois statutes.


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