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MHS returns to full schedule Sept. 25

Mattoon High School will return to full day schedule on Monday, Sept. 25. Clergy and counselors will be available for students and staff as well as all parents of Mattoon Community Unit School District 2 students. An estimated 550 students attended classes at MHS on Friday following the Sept. 20 incident. The district thanked local businesses for providing food to students and  staff Thursday and Friday during the half . . .

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Principal's message: "Continue supporting each other"

Following yesterday’s events, Mattoon High School students returned to school Sept. 21 and gathered in the gymnasium where Principal Rich Stuart encouraged students and staff to continue supporting each other. Students and staff were dealing with the emotion of the Sept. 20 school shooting in the cafeteria which resulted in one student being injured and transported to the hospital. The student is recovering. All other students and . . .

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District will release information as available

Mattoon Community Unit School District 2 is working closely with the Mattoon Police Department and the State’s Attorney during the investigation into the events of Sept. 20.  We appreciate news organizations’ understanding that we cannot conduct interviews or share information that may impede an ongoing investigation or reveal the identities of those involved.  To the extent that we can do so under the law, we will . . .

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FFA Cookout and Fall Festival rescheduled

The Mattoon FFA Alumni Cookout has been rescheduled to next Thursday the 28th and the FFA Fall Festival to next Friday the 29th.

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Bids are now being accepted for building trades home

Bids are now being accepted for the 2017-2018 building trades home. The home is under construction at 2013 Evergreen Court. The minimum bid is $150,000. The deadline to accept bids is 2 p.m. Oct. 4. Sealed bids may be brought in person or mailed to Board of Education Office, 1701 Charleston Ave. Mattoon, Illinois, 61938 Attention Tom Sherman. The winning bid will be selected at the Oct. 10 school board meeting. For more information, . . .

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Watch the Coles County Scholastic Clash

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To view the scholastic clash, click the following link: https //www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3qdlzfjC9Q ash The Mattoon High School Green Wave Scholastic Bowl Team won the inaugural Coles County Scholastic Clash 330-250 over the Charleston Trojans. Eastern Illinois University hosted the event in the theater of the Doudna Fine Arts Center. WEIU-TV will broadcast the Coles County Scholastic Clash at noon Saturday and 5 p.m. Sunday. . . .

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Dixon family presents trophies to invite winners

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Edwardsville High School was the winning team at the Craig Dixon Golf Invite this past weekend.   A total of 40 teams competed in the two- day tournament. They played 18 holes at Meadowview Golf Course and 18 holes at Mattoon Country Club. The late Craig Dixon worked as a teacher, administrator and golf coach before retiring from Mattoon High School. Dixon's wife Deanna and their daughters Hilarie Hernandez, Haylie . . .

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Grant encourages teachers to integrate arts

Teachers who integrate visual art, drama, dance, music or a combination of those disciplines into their classroom studies may receive a grant of up to $1,000. Jamie Shortal Willis, a retired Mattoon art teacher, and her family, are encouraging teachers to integrate art in their classrooms. The Shortal Foundation Grant rewards a teacher or a group of teachers with up to $1,000 earmarked for the classroom project. Potential . . .

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