Education

The D.C. Seven: A half-dozen-plus one local FFA members attend leader event in nation's capital

RANTOUL — Seven members of the Rantoul Township High School FFA chapter flew to Washington, D.C., in July to attend the Washington Leadership Conference.

They were accompanied by RTHS Principal Todd Wilson and his wife, Tammy.

Students who made the trip were seniors Rachel Klimas, Josie Amerio, Rachel Curtis and Landry Ludwig and juniors Kaitlyn Miles and Lexie Wilken.


A downpour of disagreement: Village, RCS at odds over responsibility to fix residents' flooding nightmare

RANTOUL — The village of Rantoul and Rantoul City Schools district disagree on which is responsible for solving the flooding problem that has plagued a local neighborhood, leaving one home with black mold.


Area students make college deans lists

MONMOUTH — Aleeka Gentzler, a junior elementary education major from Paxton, was named to the deans list for the spring semester at Monmouth College.


School resource officer never rests in trying to keep students safe

RANTOUL — School Resource Officer Kurtis Buckley at Rantoul Township High School will head to Parkland, Fla., this week to learn more about the February shooting that left 17 dead at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.


Author's goal: To encourage young people in need of it

GIFFORD — As a social worker at Rantoul Township High School, Lisa Combs-Yowell sees a lot of the good and the bad in students’ lives. The bad can be heartbreaking. It motivates her to want to help and to encourage young people to hold out hope.


Potomac athletes must have physicals

By ANGIE WALSH
Rantoul Press correspondent


POTOMAC — School will be in session soon, and the activities associated with it.

All students at Potomac Grade School planning to play sports need to have a copy of their insurance card on file, and need their sports physical up to date before they can practice.


Area students make DACC honors list

DANVILLE — Area students were named to the spring 2018 semester honors list at Danville Area Community College.

A student must carry 12 or more credit hours and a straight A (4.0) average on a 4.0 scale to be included on the President’s List. To be included on the Honors List, a student must carry 12 or more credit hours and have a B+ (3.5) grade point average on a 4.0 scale.


Fisher superintendent gets creative to fill teacher slot

FISHER — Superintendent Barb Thompson told the Fisher school board last week she was having difficulty finding a teacher to fill a vacancy, with a middle school endorsement to teach sixth-grade math and science.


RCS gives rundown of curriculum, instruction and assessment updates

RANTOUL — The last year has been a fruitful one for Rantoul City Schools.

Several presentations were given at Thursday’s school board meeting, detailing a list of accomplishments the district experienced in 2017-18 in addition to giving curriculum, instruction and assessment updates.


Rantoul City Schools registration set Aug. 1, 2

RANTOUL — Rantoul City Schools will hold its all-school registration for pre-K to eighth grade for the 2018-19 school year.

Registration is set from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 1, and 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 2, at J.W. Eater Junior High School.


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