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WaveSkills students ready to compete at State

Mattoon High School SkillsUSA Chapter (WaveSkills) representatives Josh Sewell, president and Beth Blake, vice president, along with the chapter advisers Laura and Chris Roberts, spoke to Mattoon school board members during the February board meeting and highlighted the many achievements the chapter has earned. Sewell and Blake also discussed the job skill training that Skills USA offers high school and middle school students. The chapter . . .

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MMS leaders visit Riddle fifth-graders

Mattoon Middle School Principal Jeremie Smith, Amy Sweeney and Brittany Dickson, advisers, MMS, visited Riddle Elementary School fifth-graders Wednesday morning to discuss their oncoming transition to MMS. MMS student representatives included Kristy McGuire, Mac Beadles, Gaving Gonzales, and Hayden Williams. Sixth grade orientation is 6 p.m.-8 p.m. April 27 at MMS.

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Tryout information available for Wavettes

Wavettes Tryout Packet Mattoon High School Wavettes coach Malia Smith is publishing the tryout packet for the Wavettes. Smith reminds all those interested in trying out, to read the entire packet of information. Click the link above to access the packet:      

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Spears captures first at Braille readers event

Anthony (LT) Spears, Mattoon Middle School student/EIASE's Vision Program, was the first-place winner in the sixth-eighth grade category in the 2017 Great Lakes Braille Readers Area Leaders contest sponsored by the National Federation of the Blind. Contestants competed to read the most Braille pages in a seven-week time period. The contest encourages students to be proud of their Braille reading ability and to work to improve their . . .

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Spring Fling fundraiser set March 25

EIASE'S Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program is hosting the Fifth Annual Spring Fling Bazaar March 25. Funds earned from the event will go to the fund The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program. Click on the flyer for more information.      

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Preschool roundup, kindergarten pre-registration scheduled

Click on the flyer to view the dates and times of preschool roundup and kindergarten pre-registration.

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Students learn the fine points of entertaining

Students in Kinda Helms' Rec/ Leisure and Patty Spence's Community/ Domestics classes have been learning about entertaining friends and appropriate behavior when at casual social gatherings.  Mrs. Helms and Mrs. Spence used collaboration meetings to combine shopping trips and discuss planning and timing of the events. Rec/Leisure students planned and invited students from Community/Domestics class over for a game of . . .

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Weird Science educates students of all ages

Arland D. Williams Jr. Elementary School hosted an evening dedicated to Weird Science. About 640 people attended. Families were able to view an armadillo and a hedgehog from the traveling Scovill Zoo of Decatur. Other animals featured included opossum, two snakes, a lizard, rabbits and a turtle. Douglas Hart Nature Center and Eastern Illinois University’s Chemistry Club offered science based learning opportunities for all ages. . . .

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Students select "The War that Saved My Life"

The 2017 Read Across Mattoon selection is:   Watch the trailer for "The War That Saved My Life" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stbW0MjYeEI   The Mattoon Middle School Reading Committee is comprised of 50 students who volunteer their time to read books from the annual Rebecca Caudill list. The committee's goal is to promote literacy and the joy of reading . . .

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School closing hotline

Want to know if classes are in session or not? Contact the school closing hotline at (217) 238-8891.

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District Phone Numbers: MCUSD2: (217) 238-8850 | MHS: (217) 238-7800 | MMS: (217) 238-5800
Hawthorne: (217) 238-8800 | Riddle: (217) 238-3800 | Williams: (217) 238-2800

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