URBANA – Recruiters and information providers who attended Urbana High School's annual career day didn't need magic to attract students to their tables.
But it certainly didn't hurt.
Students in Karen Tucker's third-grade class spent Wednesday morning getting a hands-on – and sometimes feet-on – arts education.
On a field trip co-hosted by the Urbana Park District, the 24 students from Yankee Ridge Elementary School felt, measured, discussed and climbed on sculptures at the Wandell Sculpture Garden in Meadowbrook Park in southwest Urbana.
A lot has changed since 1908, when Pepsi's official slogan declared its soda "Delicious and Healthful."
On Wednesday, Pepsi, Coca-Cola and Cadbury Schweppes agreed to limit soda sales in public schools out of concern for the health of the nation's children.
Students at St. Bernard Unified School in New Orleans can't brag about their library.
Their book collection is torn, muddy and yellow and covered in filth.
URBANA – Trying to look like supermodel Naomi Campbell isn't a realistic goal for most teen-agers.
But trying to like the model you already are, that's a good goal for everyone, according to Urbana Middle School guidance counselor Terri Medwed.
URBANA – The "spoonful of sugar" solution could soon be a thing of the past in Urbana schools.
On Tuesday, a wellness committee will present its policy for student wellness to the Urbana school board in a study session at 7:30 p.m. at 205 N. Race St., U – and it doesn't include feeding kids sweets as a reward.
VILLA GROVE – Although they don't yet know the outcome of their race for fuel efficiency, Marcus Harris' Villa Grove High School students think their car's a winner.
"The vehicle is awesome," said junior Andrew Currie. "It's our first time doing this so it's hard to tell how competitive we'll be, so we're anxious to see what happens. It would be nice to win."
Maybe the girls from Home Hi did make a minor spectacle of themselves at the regional Science Olympiad competition.
"We were screaming," said Sissela Rosenstock-Murav, a seventh-grader at the middle school in Urbana. "We were trying to keep our cool. But we really couldn't."
CHAMPAIGN – All three finalists for the principal's job at Kenwood Elementary School have connections to Champaign-Urbana.
Parents and teachers heard from the three candidates and asked them questions at a public forum at the school Tuesday night. The school board is expected to vote on a recommendation for the job at its May 8 meeting.
CHAMPAIGN – Climb up and down a few levels of stairs and head back to the far corner of the basement in Dr. Howard Elementary School and you'll find the reading recovery classrooms.
The enrichment courses are taught in a second-floor hallway.