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PIPER CITY — An essay written by Logan Vieira, a seventh-grader at Tri-Point Junior High School, has advanced to the state level of the annual American history essay contest sponsored by the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR).
PAXTON — When one walks through the classrooms at Paxton-Buckley-Loda’s four schools today, it is rare to see students sitting at their desks, row by row, and being given instruction as a group.
More commonly, kids in a single classroom can be seen completing different tasks simultaneously, either in pairs or small groups.
By DIANE PERKINS
Ford County Record correspondent
GIBSON CITY — The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley school board’s personnel and finance committee learned Thursday that the search for a new principal at GCMS Middle School is well under way.
MELVIN — Melvin resident Nicholas Meunier, a senior at Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley High School, was one of 17 high school seniors from Illinois’ 15th Congressional District to be nominated by U.S. Rep. John Shimkus for admission into the nation’s military service academies.
GIBSON CITY — The Gibson City Rotary Club is accepting applications for the annual Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) camp — a three-day camp offered Friday, April 15, through Sunday, April 17, at Allerton Park near Monticello.
PAXTON — Nominations are being accepted for the PBL Alumni Hall of Fame’s third induction class.
The Hall of Fame selection committee will be meeting in late February or early March to review nominations received. Nominations forms can be found under the “Hall of Fame” link on the PBL school district’s website, www.pblunit10.com.
GIBSON CITY — The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley school board has set a special public meeting for 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, for the purpose of adopting a $1 million bond resolution.
The board held a public hearing Thursday concerning the sale of working cash fund bonds “as an alternative to referendums and cutting more expenses,” said board Vice President Phil Whitehouse.
PAXTON — A select group of Paxton-Buckley-Loda Junior High School students will be getting a taste of high school a bit early.
The PBL school board approved a proposal last week to allow 12 seventh-graders, who are currently on course to take the high school’s Math I class as eighth-graders, to do so at PBL High School next school year.
PAXTON — The Paxton-Buckley-Loda school district Friday launched a website devoted to the “community engagement” process that will get under way next week in preparation for potentially seeking voter approval of financing to pay for the renovation or replacement of PBL Eastlawn School.
PAXTON — After launching a Facebook page and Twitter account last Friday, the Paxton-Buckley-Loda school district is now getting ready to introduce a revamped district website.
A March 1 launch is expected for the rebranded www.pblunit10.com, said Dustin Franckey, the district’s technology co-director.