Education

Politics not as usual

PAXTON — Paxton-Buckley-Loda Junior High School students apparently don’t like their new school lunches. They don’t care much for President Barack Obama either. And they, like many people old enough to vote, are frustrated with what they hear about government.


PBL Hall of Fame's first induction class features Garrelts, Schweighart, Drendel

PAXTON — Paxton-Buckley-Loda’s first induction class for the newly created PBL Hall of Fame features former Major League Baseball pitcher Scott Garrelts; the creator of the flying car, Sam Schweighart; and Frank Drendel, who is currently non-executive chairman of the board of CommScope Holding Company Inc., a public company that develops infrastructure solutions for communications networks in m


PBL Eastlawn School's third-quarter honor roll released

PBL Eastlawn School has named students to its honor roll for the third quarter of the 2013-14 school year:


PBL Junior High School names students to third-quarter honor roll

Paxton-Buckley-Loda Junior High School has named students to its “straight A” honor roll and honor roll for the third quarter of the 2013-14 school year:

Straight A honor roll


PBL High School releases third-quarter honor roll

Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School has named students to its honor roll, high honor roll and “straight A” honor roll for the third quarter of the 2013-14 school year:

Honor roll


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.


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