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Catlin considers whether to stay in national lunch program

CATLIN — School officials are considering pulling the district out of the National School Lunch Program in order to gain more freedom in lunch offerings, and may vote on the idea next month.

Career center open house scheduled at Central

CHAMPAIGN — The Champaign school district is hosting an open house at the Central High School College and Career Center next week.

The open house is scheduled from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in Room 218 at Central High School, 610 W. University Ave., C.

Pre-K registration set in Westville

WESTVILLE — Judith Giacoma Elementary School will hold kindergarten pre-registration later this month.

Parents and guardians may pre-register their children for kindergarten for the 2013-14 school year. Children must be 5 by Sept. 1 to enter.

UI Extension to move Ford-Iroquois office

ONARGA — The University of Illinois Extension is searching for another building to rent for its office serving Ford and Iroquois counties, because the office it has leased for 20 years in Onarga will soon be the site of a medical clinic.

Quilts help teach math, social studies, poetry

URBANA — Studying dozens of mounted quilts boasting colors bold and delicate, squares both breathtakingly real-looking and delightfully abstract, seventh-grade students studied and discussed them carefully.

Survey of Danville teens: Some good signs, some troubles

DANVILLE — The good news: Fewer Vermilion County high school students are drinking alcohol, smoking cigarettes and marijuana, attempting suicide, and using unhealthy methods to lose weight.

Barkstall kicks off fitness program

CHAMPAIGN — Students at Barkstall Elementary are about to learn a lot about fitness.

The school is starting a schoolwide initiative to encourage physical activity called "Fitness is Fun." It's registered with Michelle Obama's Let's Move! campaign, and students and teachers will log their physical activity every week.

Appellate Court comes to DACC

DANVILLE — While Danville Area Community College students think that Chuck Hantz is a top-notch political science instructor, they said his lecture on the judicial system earlier this week couldn't compete with the follow-up lesson.

That lesson came courtesy of the Fourth District Appellate Court, which held oral arguments on two cases at the community college on Wednesday morning.

Teacher named assistant principal at Danville

DANVILLE — A Danville High School teacher is heading to the assistant principal's office.

The Danville school board on Wednesday tapped Jacob Bretz to serve as an assistant principal and the ACE House administrator next year.

Four win PBL board seats

PAXTON — All three incumbents running for re-election to the Paxton-Buckley-Loda school board were victorious Tuesday night, and they will be joined on the board by a newcomer with plenty of experience in the education field.