When students attending the Armstrong Program learned that Jerry Lee Moran was trying to break a world’s record, they answered the call to help. Moran of Champaign is trying to break the record for the largest key chain collection. The stud ents enthusiastically wanted to help Moran in his collection efforts so they started bringing in key chains and asking others to donate. However, Marilyn Smith of the Armstrong Program . . . read more
Author Trent Reedy visited Mattoon Middle School Oct. 16. Reedy’s books include “Words in the Dust,” “Stealing Air,” and “Divided We Fall.” Reedy’s visit started at the media center where he was welcomed by Media Center Coordinator Anieta Trame. Reedy ate lunch and spoke with . . . read more
Riddle Elementary School fifth grade students participated in the annual Living Museum of Explorers. Prior to the event, the students must research the explorer including th e explorer's background, their accomplishments and the style of clothing. The community is invited to view the museum. Students (dressed as the explorers) . . . read more
Mattoon MIddle School will host a seventh and eighth grade girls basketball tournament beginning at 9 a.m. Oct. 25 at MMS. The format . . .
First-graders visited Douglas-Hart Nature Center Oct. 9. The students learned about animals and their habitats. The boy s and girls made . . .
Although teachers are usually the ones sharing their knowledge with their students, it was their turn for an opportunity to learn new . . .
Mattoon families are encouraged to review the free and reduced lunch guidelines and apply for federal assistance for this program. The . . .