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Unit 4 teachers whose work with Centennial High's Gay-Straight Alliance has earned them an honor previously bestowed upon ROGER EBERT, LOU HENSON's Flyin' Illini and hundreds of volunteers who helped keep Gifford strong.
Champaign 4-H volunteer and Master Naturalist Sandy Lu Newport used curriculum from The Cornell Lab of Ornithology to provide the Nature Detectives program for nine youths over six weeks during after-school time at Hessel Park in Champaign.
On Monday night, the Champaign school board unanimously approved the appointment of Westview Elementary assistant principal Christopher Gilbert as permanent principal at Bottenfield Elementary. Of 12 Unit 4 elementary schools, Bottenfield is among seven to have turnover at the top since the end of last school year. The breakdown:
LeROY — The littlest LeRoy learners got a big surprise during their last week of school.
Parents, how brand-conscious are your kids?
Would they, for example, turn up their nose at pizza if it didn't come from Papa John's or Domino's?
The Champaign school district will find out for sure when it begins serving pizza made in-house later this summer.
Senior year makes powerful memories.
It's the time in your life when you may be leaving your town and your friends for the first time.
Sure, you'll be back. You'll keep the friends who are worth keeping, and you'll make new ones. There will be a lifetime of memories. But you can only make that senior memory once.
FARMER CITY — To improve the look of Main Street, some residents are urging a mural dedicated to late Blue Ridge teacher Mike Hendricks.
URBANA — The Urbana High School commencement ceremony will be held in the Urbana Middle School gym on Saturday due to the threat of bad weather.
Graduation originally was to be held in the McKinley football field stadium. The ceremony will start at 11 a.m. Saturday, and doors to the middle school gym will open at 9 a.m.
On May 6, five Champaign schools were placed on lockdown after police spotted an individual running nearby with a gun. Earlier this school year in Urbana, both Prairie Elementary and the Early Childhood School were locked down while police conducted a search warrant in a nearby neighborhood.
URBANA — When Floretha Pierce first enrolled at Urbana High as a freshman in 1994, she looked forward to four years of learning, joining the Tiger track team and singing in the school choir.
Then life happened. Twice.
"I had two kids by the time I was 15 years old," she said.