Nora Maberry-Daniels

PVO wants to add three-phase electric service to Flatville school

ROYAL — The Prairieview-Ogden Board of Education will hold a public hearing at 7:45 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8, at the PVO North Elementary, Royal.

The hearing is to consider transferring tort funds to the operations and maintenance fund to meet a one-time nonrecurring expense of installing three-phase electricity at the junior high at a cost of $32,058.


Fiscus resigns as PVO assistant principal

ROYAL — At the April board of education meeting, Prairieview-Ogden accepted the resignation of current PVO assistant principal Steve Fiscus.

Fiscus currently teaches science at PVO Junior High in addition to his administrative duties.

Superintendent Vic White said the district will post the job as an administrative and teaching position, exactly like Fiscus did.


'She taught students lessons that go beyond the classroom'

FLATVILLE — Jennifer Anderson has left a lasting legacy on the Prairieview-Ogden school district.

“She taught students lessons that go beyond the classroom,” PVO Superintendent Vic White said.

Mrs. Anderson died April 2 after a six-year battle with pancreatic cancer.

White said Mrs. Anderson, who previously taught band at Holy Cross School, came to PVO in August 2007.


PVO school board looks ahead

ROYAL — The Prairieview-Ogden board of education is looking to the future.

During the November board meeting, the board discussed faculty and staff options for the 2018-19 school year, Superintendent Vic White said.

White said the discussions are taking place due to a high fifth- and sixth-grade enrollment.


PVO school district receives $22,000 grant

ROYAL — The Prairieview-Ogden School District has received more than $22,000 in grant money.

The district was awarded a Small, Rural Schools Achievement Program Grant. The grant provides assistance to rural schools to fund initiatives aimed at improving academic achievement.


Royal Days runs through Sunday

ROYAL — Four days of fun kick off today (Thursday), with the start of Royal Days in the Champaign County community.

Leading off: a softball tournament that starts today and runs through Saturday.

On Friday, the Royal 5K fun run will take place at 6:30 p.m. followed by a bags tournament and DJ Jason Wheatley at the Royal Community Building Pavilion at 7.


No registration fee hikes for PVO district

ROYAL — Prairieview-Ogden will not be raising its registration fees.

Lunch will cost $2.65 per student, $3.15 for adults, the student handbook/planner will cost $5 and the registration and book fee will be $95.

“We felt our fees are adequate,” Superintendent Vic White said. “So we didn’t raise them on the students and parents.”

Registration will take place Aug. 2-4.


Heart surgery didn't stop volunteer from securing grant money for PVO

ROYAL — Marcia Schlueter had a rough year.

She was unable to be out and about in the way she was used to while she recovered from open heart surgery.

“I was computer bound,” Schlueter said.

Computer-bound Schlueter proved beneficial for Prairieview-Ogden North Elementary School.


PVO adopts new grading scale

ROYAL — Prairieview-Ogden will have a new grading scale this school year.

The purpose was to match St. Joseph-Ogden’s grading scale, said Superintendent Vic White.

The grading scale will be as follows:  A+ 98-100, A 93-97, A- 90-92, B+ 87-89, B 83-86, B 80-82, C+ 77-79, C 73-76, C- 70-72, D+ 68-69, D 66-67, F 65 and below.


PVO to add fourth-grade teacher at North building

ROYAL — Prairieview-Ogden North will have a fourth-grade teacher this fall.

At the May board meeting the board of education voted to hire a fourth-grade teacher for the building.

Superintendent Vic White said the move was needed due to a large third-grade class of 31 students and an even bigger second- grade class of 33 students.


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