Education

RTHS study hall incentive passes

RANTOUL — Rantoul Township High School sophomores, juniors and seniors will soon be able to earn some time off from school.

The school board approved an incentive at its Oct. 8 meeting that excuses qualifying students from study hall on Fridays. Study hall meets during the last hour of the day, so students would be able to leave school at 2:30 p.m.


Couple shares tragic memory, painful lesson with student audience at PVO Junior High

By NORA MABERRY-DANIELS
For Rantoul Press


FLATVILLE — Lowell Mennenga will never forget the day he found his son unresponsive in their home.

It was a Monday, like any other Monday. He’d gone upstairs to wake Robb and instead found him slumped over, clammy and with mucus in his mouth.


RCS sets early childhood screenings

RANTOUL — Rantoul City Schools will hold early childhood screenings Friday, Oct. 19, and Wednesday, Oct. 24.

The screenings are for children from 3-5 years old.

Call (217) 893-5477 to schedule a screening appointment.


Hannagan named Exchange Club student of month

RANTOUL — Taylor Hannagan is the Rantoul Exchange Club student of the month.

The Rantoul Township High School senior ranks fourth in her class of 173 students with a grade point average of 5.609.

A resident of Gifford, she is a daughter of James and Angela Hannagan.


Fisher school schedules book fair

The Fisher Grade School Library is sponsoring a book fair this year with the theme “Enchanted Forest: Let Your Imagination Grow!”

The book fair will be open from 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, and Thursday, Oct. 18, during parent-teacher conferences.

Parents are welcome to come and purchase books anytime the fair is open.


Two take on new roles at Fisher Grade School

FISHER — Two veteran staff members at Fisher Grade School have taken new roles this school year.  

After 22 years of service, secretary Kathy Reynolds retired.  Moving into that role is Tricia Schwing, who had been a teacher aide for the past 13 years.  

Principal Jim Moxley said Schwing has some big shoes to fill.


RCS unveils 2018-19 budget

RANTOUL — Rantoul City Schools on Thursday unanimously approved its budget for the 2018-19 school year.


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.


After-school program catching on

RANTOUL — In many instances, staying after school is a bad thing. It means a student is due for some discipline for acting up in class or not meeting requirements.

That’s not necessarily true at Rantoul’s Pleasant Acres Elementary School.


Fisher school board to discuss possible property purchase

FISHER — The Fisher school board agreed it will continue to discuss buying property south of the grade school and possibly selling other land it owns.


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