Mattoon High School sophomore Bryce Truhlar just earned third place in tumbling, trampoline and double mini at the USTA Tumbling National Competition in Tennessee. Truhlar would love to someday compete in gymnastics in Worlds and Olympics so he is raising funds to attend Olympic camp which helps athletes prepare for Worlds and Olympic trials. He and his mom Angie Truhlar have set up a bake sale from 2-6 p.m. Thursday (6-30-16) and Friday . . .
The Family Medical Center in Mattoon is hosting their annual Sports Physical Clinic from 5-7 p.m. July 12 at the medical center on Richmond Avenue. The physicals cost $20. Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center donates the proceeds back to the Mattoon and Charleston athletic boosters at the annual Coles County Clash. This is a wonderful opportunity to get required physicals and help sponsor Mattoon athletics.
Mattoon High School students, under the direction of Laura Roberts, will compete at SkillsUSA Nationals Leadership and Skills Conference June 20-25 in Louisville, Kentucky. The students will be competing in Chapter Display against other students from across the nation. The conference offers a wealth of application and educational opportunities for stude nts. The event’s program outlines the numerous events available to students. . . .
Mattoon High School Building Trades students, under the direction of Troy Haacke, will construct a new home during the 2016-2017 school year. Bids are currently being accepted for the home that will be built at 1916 Evergreen Court. The minimum bid is $145,000. Bids, sealed in an envelope and addressed to Tom Sherman, assistant superintendent of business, will be accepted until 2 p.m. July 6. The sealed bids can be mailed to or submitted . . .
Registration for K-12 students; kindergarten students will be screened Registration for Mattoon students in kindergarten through twelfth grade will be from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 3 and from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 4 at the schools in which the student is enrolling in (i.e. Williams Elementary School, Riddle Elementary School, the Armstrong Program at . . .
Bring the completed forms to your child's school. --If your child has a medical condition or requires medication , access the following link, print and complete the forms and bring them to registration: Health and Emergency Forms --If you are new to Mattoon schools and or if you are moving to Illinois from another state, you will need to print the following forms contained in the link titled "New to . . .
The Coles County Health Department will host immunization clinics from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 29 and July 27 for school required immunizations. The department is closed from noon to 1 p.m. The clinic is located at the Coles County Health Department 825 18th Street, Charleston. Children entering pre-school, kindergarten, sixth grade, and ninth grade are required to have a physical examination and . . .
Mattoon High School students earned several medals at the Illinois State Special Olympics Games June 10-11 at Illinois State University. Those attending were Cassi Connelly, Jonathon Coleman, and TiAna Doty. Connelly received a gold in the mini javelin and a silver in the standing long jump. Coleman received a gold in the 50 in non-motorized wheelchair race and Doty received a bronze medal in the softball throw.
Mattoon Middle School eighth-graders started a garden project one year ago with the goal of getting fresh vegetables to the community as well as using the produce in the Family and Consumer Science (FACS) classes. During Phase I in 2015, students built six raised garden beds and successfully grew several different vegetables. This year, the studens worked most of the putting together Phase II of the Garden Project. Students . . .
Riddle Elementary School hosted Family Night in the Arboretum. Riddle students and their families constructed and decorated birdhouses to hang in the arboretum. Students also made peanut butter and pinecone bird feeders. "It was a beautiful evening," said Chris Bough, assistant principal. The Riddle School Arboretum residents (the birds) are very happy."
RJ Culver, Brooke Ingram, Marley Kater and Tim Millis were all presented with diplomas May 20, 2016 during commencement ceremonies at the . . .
Mattoon Area Preschool, in collaboration with Erin Clifford's Child Care Occupations and a couple of her other child care and development . . .
Mattoon Area Preschool students in Mrs Farris' classroom recently learned about ocean animals. Several science experiments and hands-on . . .