New teachers greet Potomac students

Rantoul Press correspondent

POTOMAC — Potomac Grade School students were greeted by several new faces this school year.

The school welcomed the following to their staff: Dianne Trimble, third grade; Heather Lane, sixth grade; Theresa Carley, eighth-grade teacher and sponsor; Catherine Bolduc, special education; and John Lubinski, physical education.

A familiar face, Jim Ochs, will take the position of technology-curriculum-assessment coordinator.

A new security camera system has also been installed, thanks to a grant from the Cadle Foundation.

There will be an open house and kindergarten roundup from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23 at the school.

Both Armstrong-Ellis and Potomac schools will be operating under a heat schedule, which will dismiss at 2 p.m. until Sept. 4.

The Stockwill family of Potomac would like to thank those who attended a recent fundraiser for Amber Stockwill, who is in need of a wheelchair-accessible van.

Amber is a 36-year-old mother of three and was involved in an auto accident in September 2015, which left her paralyzed from the chest down.

There is a Go Fund Me page on Facebook open for those who would still like to donate, and another fundraiser is being planned for the near future.

Potomac Public Library has 20 children enrolled in its 1.000 Books Before Kindergarten program.

The children have read a total  1,500 books in the past year.

There will be a kids’ craft time from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 27. The book club will meet to discuss “The Tenth Circle” by Jodi Picoult at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28.

Adults can play games at 1:30 Wednesday, Aug. 29, and a Lego Challenge for the youngsters will be from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30.

Potomac Grade School asks for support in collecting labels for its students.

The school participates in both the Boxtops for Education and Tyson Project A-Plus programs. The funds raised by these collections help the school provide extras that normally aren’t funded/ Labels may be taken to the school office.

Thought for the week: Education is a key to unlocking the world, a passport to freedom. — Oprah Winfrey

Angie Walsh of Potomac writes a weekly column about Potomac area happenings. Information may be emailed to her at


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