Students from Mattoon Community Unit School District 2 have their art featured in the 34th Children’s Art Exhibition at the Tarble Arts Center at Eastern Illinois University. The exhibition dates are May 14-May 29. Admission is free. According to their website, the Tarble Arts Center is open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday http://www.eiu.edu/~tarble/ Mattoon High School students, under . . .
The Coles County Health Department will host two immunization clinics this summer. School required Immunizations will be offered on June 29 and July 27. The hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The department is closed from noon to 1 p.m. The location of the clinic is at the Coles County Health Department 825 18th Street, Charleston.
The Mattoon FFA Chapter is hosting its annual banquet June 6 at Arland D. Williams Jr. Elementary School. Pagliacci's is catering with dinner beginning at 5:30 p.m.The public is welcome to attend. Please turn in $5 per person attending to Karl Rabe at Mattoon High School by June 1. FFA awards, a keynote speaker and a raffle are on the agenda. Some of the items to be raffled off include: Tractor toy basket Barn toy basket Salsa . . .
Mattoon school board members were presented with a proposal for the adoption of science textbooks for grades sixth-twelfth at the May 10, 2016 school board meeting. The books are on display for public view at the Administrative Service Center at 1701 Charleston Ave. The board will decide at the June board meeting whether to adopt the new materials. The following is a list of proposed textbooks. Click on each one of . . .
Riddle Elementary School presented its 2016 Citizenship Awards to the following students: Samuel Gonzalez in Mrs. Hudson’s class, Haley Gordon in Mrs. Stuart’s class, Berit Haldorsen in Mrs. Fouts’ class, Sophia Rhine in Mrs. Stewart’s class, and Olivia Welch in Mrs. Clevenger’s class. Olivia was selected to have her name engraved on the plaque to be displayed at Riddle Elementary School. . . .
The deaf and hard of hearing students in Kelly Fulton's class at Arland D. Williams Jr. Elementary School recently participated in a service project. Every year during the first weeks of May, Deaf students throughout the state work on service projects. These students chose to work on a beautification project at their school. They planted 36 plants and pulled weeds in the front of Williams school.
Students and staff at the Armstrong Program at Hawthorne School spent the afternoon dancing and having fun during the annual prom. Prospective graduates were whisked away in white limousine before the prom started. Mark Nelson served as the chauffeur. After they returned, a lunch was served. Following lunch, the dancing started. Click on the following thumbnails to enlarge the photos:
Twenty volunteers participated during Career Week at Arland D. Williams Jr. Elementary School. "We had an amazing turnout," said Rachael Pullen, third-grade teacher. "It was awesome." All WES third-graders got to listen to 20-minute presentations on a wide variety of careers. The presenters included a farmer, a doctor, a profe ssor, a chemist, a car salesman, a tourism director, . . .
P.E. teachers at Arland D. Williams Jr. Elementary School sponsored a fundraiser for Type 1 Diabetes last week, April 18-22 . . . .
Summer volleyball workouts will begin June 13. Practices are scheduled every Monday and Wednesday from 12-2:00 pm in the MHS North Gym. . . .
Students and their families may download the 2016 Summer Football schedule and MHS Camp form from the links below. 2016 Football Summer . . .
Welcome to Mattoon Community Unit School District 2. Click the following link to take a video tour of our district. . . .