DANVILLE – Some pupils at St. Paul's Elementary School can add published author to their resumes.
Not bad, considering they're still learning how to read.
DANVILLE – Lakeview College of Nursing officials have begun a $500,000 construction project to give students much-needed classroom space.
"This means a great deal," Chief Executive Officer Dick Shockey said of the project's launch. "We can see the light at the end of the tunnel."
PAXTON – Paxton-Buckley-Loda students may get their homecoming photos after all.
Iroquois County State's Attorney Jim Devine announced this morning that an attorney for Evolution Studios, 116 S. Poplar St., Onarga will be delivering digital images it shot earlier this fall both to PBL and to Argenta-Oreana High School as soon as today.
CHAMPAIGN – When Champaign fifth-graders received their report cards this month, they and their parents learned what letter grade they earned for the first quarter in reading, math and other academic subjects.
Some parents also received a report card indicating how their children were doing on both reading fluency and comprehension. It gave them marks on whether they stay on topic when writing a story, and it showed how well they understand multiplication, know the factors of a number and measure angles.
URBANA – Walk down a leafy section of Washington Street or Race Street near Urbana High School today and you'll see houses, yards, an empty storefront where Sunshine Grocery used to be.
But in 10 years, maybe 20, maybe more, several Urbana school board members hope to see that block of houses demolished, replaced by green space, parking and athletic fields for the high school and middle school.
ST. JOSEPH – Students at St. Joseph-Ogden High School are getting the message about wearing seat belts – with a lot of help from their peers.
Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley drivers' education teacher Judy Weber-Jones has taken GCMS' award-winning Project Ignition safety program all over the state and the country. The program was started after two local teens were in a serious accident that killed one and injured the other.
URBANA – Sara North powers her classroom on dreams.
Like emotional gasoline, the hopes, wishes and wants of students in North's combined fourth- and fifth-grade class drive them forward, just as they have driven North into the position she's been dreaming of for decades: elementary school teacher.
CHAMPAIGN – Sometimes it pays to think before you open your mouth.
That's especially true in a job interview, where a wrong answer can cost you a livelihood.
ST. JOSEPH – Don't expect to get a haircut or a perm on Saturday afternoon in St. Joseph.
Mayor B.J. Hackler is closing his beauty shop early so he and his friends can cheer on the St. Joseph-Ogden Spartans in the state football semifinals.
TUSCOLA – There are a few more signs around town and a few more streamers, but a casual visitor would be hard-pressed to tell by driving around that Tuscola is playing in its second semifinal football game in as many years on Saturday.
There are small events taking place this week – but most take place every week during football season.