Education

Five seniors at GCMS named Illinois State Scholars

GIBSON CITY — Five seniors at Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley High School — Schuyler Frashier, Dalton Johnson, Candis Mueller, Erin Tabor and Giles Volker — are being recognized as Illinois State Scholars.


PBL board approves community service trip to Mississippi

PAXTON — The Paxton-Buckley-Loda school board approved Wednesday a teacher’s request to take up to 15 students with him on a community service trip to Mississippi during spring break in 2015.

The students will be assisting with a Habitat for Humanity home-building project while there.


Nominations due Feb. 1 for 2015 PBL Alumni Hall of Fame inductees

PAXTON — The Paxton-Buckley-Loda Hall of Fame selection committee is accepting nominations for the PBL Alumni Hall of Fame induction class for 2015. 


Tri-Point school board to hold truth-in-taxation hearing

KEMPTON — The Tri-Point Board of Education will hold a truth-in-taxation hearing at 6:45 p.m. Monday, Dec. 15, immediately before its regular meeting at the unit office in Kempton.

The board decided at its Nov. 17 meeting to spend up to $450 to buy uniforms for the fifth- and sixth-grade boys’ basketball team using district funds.


PBL's National Honor Society wants to start giving $500 grant annually to teachers

PAXTON — Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School’s National Honor Society chapter is hoping to start giving out a $500 grant every year to a teacher in the district.


Bennett to stay on Parkland board as state legislator

GIBSON CITY — A new state representative said he plans to stay on a local community college board.


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.


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