Education

PBL High School grad receives $3,000 college scholarship

PAXTON — Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School graduate Jennifer Nigh is one of 12 recipients of the 2018 Farm Credit Illinois Family Scholarship, administered by the Community Foundation of East Central Illinois.


Septic tank at school construction site may need removed

By ROSS BROWN
bluehavanaross@gmail.com


PAXTON — On the day that the Paxton-Buckley-Loda school district broke ground on the Clara Peterson Elementary School addition and renovation project, school board members learned of a possible change order relating to a septic tank that was discovered at the site.


Nursing contract to cost GCMS school district $50,000 annually

By ROSS BROWN
bluehavanaross@gmail.com


GIBSON CITY — Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley school board members approved a three-year contract with Gibson Area Hospital for school nurses during their monthly meeting Monday night.


PBL memorializes 'important milestone' in groundbreaking ceremony

PAXTON — As construction crews began to lift dirt in a fenced-in area on Clara Peterson Elementary School’s east side last Wednesday afternoon, about 650 grade-school students wearing plastic construction helmets were gathered on the lawn in front of the school to celebrate the long-awaited milestone.


PBL school board to vote on Hall of Fame inductees

PAXTON — The Paxton-Buckley-Loda school board is expected to approve a list of persons to be inducted this fall into the PBL Alumni Hall of Fame during the board’s next meeting, scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, at the unit office in Paxton.

Also during the meeting, which is open to the public:


Area schools release honor rolls for third quarter of 2017-18

GCMS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

GIBSON CITY — Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley Elementary School has named students to its honor roll for the third quarter of the 2017-18 school year:


3 Iroquois County high school seniors awarded Farm Credit scholarships

Three high school seniors in Iroquois County were recently selected to receive a 2018 Farm Credit agriculture scholarship.


PBL school board approves hires, reassignments

PAXTON — The Paxton-Buckley-Loda school board approved a number of employment matters during a special meeting on March 26.


Groundbreaking for new school addition to be held April 11

PAXTON — A groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of a 63,400-square-foot addition to Clara Peterson Elementary School in Paxton has been scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 11.


Christ Lutheran High School moving to 4-day school week

BUCKLEY — Christ Lutheran High School in Buckley will have a four-day school week starting in the 2018-19 school year.

However, the school’s executive director, Sandy Spitz, noted that despite having Mondays off each week, students will have no less classroom time.


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