Education

Gibson City Rotary Club accepting applications for RYLA camp

GIBSON CITY — The Gibson City Rotary Club is accepting applications from area high school students interested in attending the annual Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) camp.

The three-day camp will be held Friday, April 27, through Sunday, April 29, at Allerton Park near Monticello. 


PBL's extracurricular committee to meet Jan. 10

PAXTON — The Paxton-Buckley-Loda school board’s extracurricular committee will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 10, in the board room in the administrative offices in Paxton.


Gibson City's Hunt named to dean's list at Maryville

ST LOUIS, Mo. — Alex Hunt of Gibson City, a cybersecurity major, was named to the deans’ list for the fall 2017 semester at Maryville University. Undergraduate students are eligible for the deans’ list when they complete at least 12 credit hours in a semester with a minimum of a 3.5 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale.


Gerdes named student of month at PBL High School

PAXTON — Sophomore Sindra Gerdes, the daughter of Angela Bigham of Paxton, was named student of the month for December at Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School.

Gerdes was nominated by her English teacher, Jason Peterson, who has been impressed by her initiative and work ethic. 


Bids released for PBL school expansion/renovation project; Eastlawn demolition on hold

By ROSS BROWN
bluehavanaross@gmail.com


PAXTON — The Paxton-Buckley-Loda school board voted unanimously last Wednesday to release bids for the renovation and expansion of Clara Peterson Elementary School and the renovation of PBL High School.

Bidding on the project is due to begin Jan. 4 and end Feb. 4, with bids to be awarded at February’s board meeting.


GCMS school board approves worker's comp contract

By ROSS BROWN
bluehavanaross@gmail.com


GIBSON CITY — Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley school board members approved a renewal of the school district’s worker’s compensation contract through Insurance Providers Group during their monthly meeting Monday night.


PBL school board to vote on tax levy

PAXTON — The Paxton-Buckley-Loda school board is expected to approve a final version of the school district’s annual property tax levy during its monthly meeting Wednesday night.

Prior to approval, the board will hold a public hearing regarding the levy. The hearing will immediately precede the meeting, which starts at 7 p.m. in the board room at the unit office.


Six GCMS seniors named Illinois State Scholars

GIBSON CITY — Six seniors at Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley High School have been recognized as Illinois State Scholars.

Earning the recognition were Jacey Goin, Emily Lange, Bailey Salyards, Brooks Schmitt, Jeremy Steidinger and Nicholas Tabor.


PBL school board hears construction update

By ROSS BROWN
bluehavanaross@gmail.com


PAXTON — Members of the Paxton-Buckley-Loda school board received an update on the Clara Peterson Elementary School renovation/expansion project at their Nov. 15 meeting.


Waterson named PBL High School's student of month

PAXTON — Nathan Waterson of Roberts has been named student of the month for November at Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School. His parents are Keith and Sara Waterson. 


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