As a proud member of the Champaign Centennial High School marching band, Peter Foertsch was tooting his trumpet the day Barkstall Elementary School broke ground on its new gymnasium.
"Little did I know that one day I would teach here and eventually become interim principal," he said.
I'm not much into running.
But after hearing what the clever kids at Cissna Park High School are giving the fastest finishers at the upcoming Old Settlers Run 5K, I'm thinking of trading in the hightops for a pair of cross-trainers.
Forget about medals, ribbons and trophies. The winners get something much better, unless you're into counting calories:
DANVILLE — Last year, a classroom at South View Middle School looked more like an engineering lab.
DANVILLE — Four days into designing an insect-themed pinball machine and building it with cardboard, a cereal box and parts of an old DVD player, 9-year-old Angolina Anderson and 8-year-old Carter Block were ready to attach a main feature.
MONTICELLO — A recent survey revealed that city residents believe the best solution for upgrading school facilities is to build a new Monticello High School, not renovate the current one.
CHAMPAIGN — An enrollment decline is being blamed for Parkland College ending the most recent fiscal year with an estimated $2.7 million deficit.
DANVILLE — Twenty-seven Danville school administrators and nine non-union flat-salaried employees will receive raises this year.
The school board on Wednesday approved a 2014-15 salary schedule, which include the increases, totaling $85,895 — $73,084 for administrators, and $12,811 for the other employees.
Last week, after six months’ work, the Danville school district launched a redesigned website and new School Connect phone application to better communicate with parents, students and the community.
“We’re really excited. We were in desperate need of a new one,” webmaster DeWayne Towe said of danville.k12.il.us.
Monmouth College honors
Monmouth College's Megan A. Haynes of Bismarck was inducted into Sigma Omicron Mu, an upperclass fraternity for students who maintain a 3.615 GPA or above. A senior business administration major, she is the daughter of Paul and Julianne Haynes of Bismarck.