CHAMPAIGN – Gwen Jacobsohn has a child who will be entering kindergarten in the fall, and she wanted more information about how students are assigned to schools.
CHAMPAIGN – Weight: In the healthy range.
Diet: Good job for choosing whole grains and fat-free dairy, and eating more fruits and veggies than cheeseburgers.
URBANA – A judge ordered Monday that six teenage males accused of being in fights Friday be detained pending further juvenile criminal hearings.
Judge Harry Clem ruled there was probable cause for charges of aggravated battery and mob action for three of the youths; there was probable cause for aggravated battery for two others; and there was probable cause for a charge of mob action for another.
GEORGETOWN – The Georgetown-Ridge Farm High School girls' softball team may have up to a half-dozen new members this spring.
The Georgetown-Ridge Farm School Board voted Monday to enter into a two-year softball cooperative with nearby Chrisman High School.
DANVILLE – Associate Superintendent Mark Denman was named Danville schools' next superintendent in late December, but school board members are expected to make it official on Wednesday.
At their meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Jackson Building, 516 N. Jackson St., board members will vote on approving Denman's appointment and contract. He is set to start his new job July 1.
MONTICELLO – Washington Elementary School is under new leadership for the second semester now that former Mahomet-Seymour High School Principal Del Ryan has been hired as interim principal.
The position became open when former Principal Brad Auten resigned for personal reasons, effective Dec. 19. The board accepted his resignation at a special meeting Dec. 22.
CHAMPAIGN – Any Champaign resident who might be interested in running for the Champaign school board stands an excellent chance of being elected.
There are three board seats up for election this spring, and so far only one candidate.
While Champaign and Urbana students were doing homework this year, odds are good several of their teachers were doing homework of their own.
In the twin cities, eight teachers recently became Nationally Board Certified Teachers, putting them with an exclusive group that only 2 percent of U.S. teachers achieve.
The Urbana High School Class of 1979 is planning its 30th reunion.
The reunion will begin with an informal party on July 31, in a downtown Urbana venue to be announced later.
CHAMPAIGN – A Champaign school board member wants to challenge each school building in the district to reduce its energy use intensity – how much energy is used based on its square footage – by 10 percent over the next year.