Ludlow Grade School second quarter honor roll released

LUDLOW — Second quarter honor roll has been released at Ludlow Grade School.

High honors — Stephanie Diego-Gonzalez.
Honors — Mason Brookwalter, Maxlyn Frank, Kayana Van Horn and Steven Wease.

Honors — Brianna Hunter and Magali Sicajan Corona.

RTHS first semester honor roll announced

RANTOUL — First semester honor roll for the 2018-19 school year has been released at Rantoul Township High School.

High honor roll, honor roll and honorable mention lists are included.

High honor roll includes students who earned a grade point average of 5.0 and higher. Honor roll includes students who earned a GPA of 4.5 to 4.999.

Potomac PTO annual carnival set Feb. 1

Rantoul Press correspondent

POTOMAC — The Potomac PTO will hold its sixth annual carnival from 5:30-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, at the grade school.

Suicide topic of presentation Wednesday at RTHS

RANTOUL — A documentary that deals with suicide will be shown in Rantoul and other locations in Champaign County.

“The S Word” will be shown from 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, at Rantoul Township High School.

A showing is also scheduled 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, at Parkland College Room C-118.

Haerr the new director at Lincoln's Challenge Academy

RANTOUL — The new director of Lincoln’s Challenge Academy was there at the dawn of the academy’s existence in the fall of 1992 when studies were being undertaken on where the program should be located.

College notes

TIFFIN, Ohio — Jacob Horsch of Fisher has been named to the fall 2018 semester deans list at Heidelberg University.

Provost Dr. Beth Schwartz said to be named to the dean’s list, students must be enrolled full time and meet academic criteria set forth by the university.

RCS introduces special ed co-directors

RANTOUL — Following the recent resignation of Barb Moore, director of special education at Rantoul City Schools, the district introduced Moore’s temporary replacements at its monthly meeting Dec. 20.

Donna Oakes-Novak and Dr. Margie Jobe were announced as interim special education co-directors.

Some Fisher students may be able to skip spring final exams

FISHER — There will be a way for Fisher High School students to be exempted from spring semester final exams. High school Principal Jon Kelly discussed with the school board a letter that will be sent to students and their parents with the school board outlining an attendance incentive program.

Smith hired as Gifford principal/superintendent

GIFFORD — Gifford Grade School has a new principal/superintendent, effective July 1.

The school board last week approved a four-year contract with Jay Smith, who has served this school year as principal under Superintendent Rod Grimsley.

Grimsley, who will have served at Gifford for eight years, announced earlier he would be retiring at the end of the school year.

RTHS taxpayers to get a break

RANTOUL — The Rantoul Township High School board adopted a resolution at its Dec. 10 meeting abating $532,590 in 2018 property taxes that would be otherwise be levied for debt repayment.

Superintendent Scott Amerio explained how abatement works.

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