Armstrong Program students in Kinda Helms' class journeyed back in time and used an idea from a historical figure when they offered a book sharing project. The students are learning about Benjamin Franklin. Franklin wanted to share his love of reading and books and he opened an area where people could come and borrow books. Helms said Franklin basically invented the concept for the first library. Helms and the students were . . . read more
The Mattoon High School Boys’ Basketball Program will be hosting their annual Basketball Carnival, a night of basketball fun and learning, for boys and girls in third – sixth grades on Oct. 18 from 5-9 p.m. at the high school gymnasium. Doors open at 4:45 p.m. and all carnival goers must . . . read more
The students in the Young Adult 1 classroom of the Neal Armstrong Program at Hawthorne School are heating things up with their new Unique Learning Systems Curriculum. They recently read about Nolan Stilwell in their News-2-You Current Events. Nolan is a young man in Texas with Down Syndrome that owns and operates his own company, Sweet . . . read more
Mattoon Middle School choral and band students offered musical tributes to Patriots Day. Choral students, under the direction of Angi Black, . . .
The Illinois State Board of Education awarded Mattoon Area Preschool with its Gold Circle of Quality rating. “We are pleased to . . .
My fourth-graders have been learning about mammals in science. Last week, we spent a few days participating in activities to learn more about . . .
(To view a video of the students playing their instruments, click the play button). Williams Elementary School . . .
Mattoon families are encouraged to review the free and reduced lunch guidelines and apply for federal assistance for this program. The . . .