RTHS discipline questioned

RANTOUL — A parent and a community member expressed concerns about student discipline at the March 11 meeting of the Rantoul Township High School board.

Parent Mary Brown said she is unhappy with recent decisions at the school.

So far, no interest in Fisher school property

Rantoul Press correspondent

FISHER — School board members received an updated view of property the district owns near the bus barn on the northwest corner of town.

The board previously discussed selling a portion of the 33 acres it owns to buy a small tract near the grade school last month.

Awards program to honor late, beloved PVO teacher

For Rantoul Press

ROYAL — Prairieview-Ogden will have a new awards program to honor one of its most beloved teachers.

Kathy Klauda, the mother of Jennifer Klauda Anderson, will support an awards program that will honor two sixth-grade and two eighth-grade students who participate in band or chorus.

Six candidates vie for 3 seats on Rantoul City Schools board

Rantoul Press highlights two of the four local elections in this week's edition -- Rantoul City Schools board and Rantoul Public Library board. RCS board candidates appear here. The library board appears elsewhere on this website. Next week: Rantoul Village Board and Rantoul Township High School board


Raptor system providing tighter security for local schools

RANTOUL — The Raptor Security System is a background check software system which has been in use by the Rantoul City Schools for about a month after it was approved by the RCS board in January. The system has been implemented in all four RCS elementary schools and JW Eater Junior High School.

In January, the board approved installing the system at a cost of $8,500.

Second candidate forum planned in Rantoul. First forum set Thursday night

RANTOUL — A second candidate forum has been scheduled this month in Rantoul.

The Rantoul Area Chamber of Commerce will hold a forum at noon Saturday, March 23, at Rantoul Township High School.

Candidates for village board, Rantoul City Schools board and Rantoul Township High School board have been invited to participate.

RTHS Superintendent Scott Amerio will moderate.

RTHS spring musical, 'Working,' set this week

RANTOUL — The 2019 spring musical, “Working” will be staged March 14-16 at the Rantoul Township High School cafetorium.

Show time is 7 p.m.

“Working” is a celebration of the American working class.  

It's not Gandalf, but Armstrong students get to see a wizard and his arch enemy

ARMSTRONG — Nearly two in five Illinois children had at least one cavity in the past year. Oral health issues like tooth decay can cause children to miss school and negatively impact school performance.

In fact, 38 percent of Illinois parents say their 6- to 12-year-old children had to miss school because of an oral health problem last year.

In visit with students, Carter stresses character as well as accomplishments

RANTOUL — Our ancestors have laid the foundation for us. It is up to those living today to appreciate and follow it.

That is one of the messages Margurette Carter, retired teacher and former assistant principal at J.W. Eater Junior High School, gave to members of the fourth- and fifth-grade Resource students at Pleasant Acres Elementary School.

Gawenda named Exchange Club student of the month

RANTOUL — Gillian Gawenda has been named Rantoul Exchange Club student of the month.

The senior at Rantoul Township High School is a daughter of Sara Hafer and Randy Gawenda.

She ranks eighth in her class of 173 students with a 5.429 grade-point average.

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