The Birth to 3 Program is hosting a Parent Ed Event tomorrow morning (2/8) from 9-10 AM. Jennifer Harp of Nurturing Touch Massage, will be teaching parents massage techniques to use on their babies. The event will take place at the LIFT building. Birth to 3 is a free program open to anyone in the Mattoon CUSD #2 District who is expecting or who has a child aged 3 or younger. If you have questions, call Katrina at 217-238-8906.
Riddle Elementary recently partnered with Holey Moley Daylight Donuts to serve over 200 fathers, father-figures, and their students as they encouraged their participation in the Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads Of Great Students) volunteer program. If you are interested in more information about becoming a Watch D.O.G.S. volunteer at Riddle, please contact the school at 217-238-3800.
Each year, the Mattoon CUSD #2 School District and the Department of Early Childhood offer parents the opportunity to discover how their child is developing in the areas of speech, language, concepts, and motor skills. This is done through Preschool Round Up - free developmental screenings for 2 to 5-year-olds. Vision and hearing screenings are also provided, free of charge. The screenings will take place at Franklin Preschool: 1201 South 6th Street, Mattoon, IL 61938. Upcoming dates are as follows: Wednesday, March 1st Wednesday, April 12th For an appointment, please call Melinda Beals at 217-238-8800. Signed Parent/Guardian permission is required.
Join the team! Mattoon CUSD #2 is now hiring Math Teachers at MHS. Reasons to apply: Regionally competitive pay, rich culture, paid time off, TRS retirement, and more! Get additional details with the link below: https://bit.ly/mcusd2-apply
The Birth to 3 Program is hosting a Parent Ed Event on Wednesday, February 8th from 9-10 AM. Jennifer Harp of Nurturing Touch Massage, will be teaching parents massage techniques to use on their babies. The event will take place at the LIFT building. Birth to 3 is a free program open to anyone in the Mattoon CUSD #2 District who is expecting or who has a child aged 3 or younger. If you have questions, call Katrina at 217-238-8906.
Mark your calendars for Friday, February 10th! The MHS FFA is serving pork burger meals from 5:30-7:30 PM for just $8!
Happy Groundhogs Day! Let's take a vote - do you think Phil will see his shadow this morning? 👍 Yes, he'll see it - 6 more weeks of winter ❄️ 👎 No, he won't see it - early spring! 🌱
The Kindness Club at Williams Elementary recently set up and ran a Hot Chocolate Bar for teachers throughout the school. The kids even made classroom deliveries! Big shout out to all the kids for their sweetness, hard work, and leadership.
The Fields Church recently partnered with the Birth to 3 program to support their initiative to provide books to all babies born at Sarah Bush Hospital this school year. The Birth-3 program would like to thank them for their support! Pictured left to right are Birth to 3 employees Tonya Reynolds, Cheryl Headrick, Katrina Farris, Jammie Bowyer, and Nancy Jeisy.
Franklin Preschool families, mark your calendar! Franklin is hosting a Valentine Dance & Book Sale on Thursday, February 9th from 6:00-7:00 pm. Dancing, a book fair, valentine cards, and refreshments.
Monday, January 23 Scholastic Bowl Results: Varsity: Lincoln 280, Mattoon 130 Charleston 280, Mattoon 110 Effingham 330, Mattoon 180 JV Mattoon 150, Lincoln 90 Mattoon 180, Charleston 120 Effingham 330, Mattoon 180 MHS also hosted the 7th annual Mattoon Fresh-Soph Invitational tournament on Saturday, January 21st. Our A team tied for 5th place in the 12-team field with a record of 3-4. Freshman Lincoln Wheeler averaged 46 points per game and was named to the All-Tournament Second Team. Scholastic Bowl Coach, Brendan Aydt stated, "We are really young this year; Kendall Holtzhouser is our senior anchor, and we have a large group of freshmen who were very successful at the 8th-grade level last year, so I am really excited about seeing them grow at the varsity level."
The Lady Wave basketball team took a trip to watch the Fighting Illini women's teams as they faced Indiana on January 18th. Many of the Illini men's basketball players were also in attendance, including Coleman Hawkins and Terrence Shannon who were nice enough to take a picture with our team!
Riddle Elementary art students continue to work on the 2022-2023 School year mural. The mural will be a combination of Vincent Van Gogh's "Starry Night" and the "Great Wave of Kanagawa".
The JROTC drill meet at West Aurora HS for this weekend has been cancelled due to expected weather conditions around the Chicago area.
The Birth to 3 Program would like to thank the Mattoon Kiwanis Club for their generous donation in supporting the initiative to provide every newborn baby at Sarah Bush Lincoln Hospital with a book! We appreciate your support in encouraging parents to read with their children.
Mrs. Grabiec's 3rd Grade class at Williams Elementary recently enjoyed a pizza party! Her class set a goal at the beginning of the year to earn 20 compliments for high level behavior during specials, at lunch, recess, and more. They met their goal and had such a slice day! 😂🍕
Shout out to our Transportation, Maintenance, and Custodial staff around the district for working to clear snow today and making sure everything is ready for students tomorrow! We can't wait to see you back!
The Birth to 3 Program is teaching an 8-week Family Strategies course that delivers practical, proven tactics and related coaching to parents in a caring, small-group environment. This class is open to all families and includes free childcare, workbooks, and dinner will be provided! You must register to attend. The next session is February 7th. For questions, call (217)-234-2621.
The MMS Student Lighthouse Committee would like to invite members of the community to visit their school and take a guided tour to see all of the great things happening! Tours will be offered on February 1st, March 1st, and May 3rd and each will last approximately thirty minutes. To participate, please call the Mattoon Middle School at 217-238-5800, and leave your name and contact information (phone number and/or email address) with a secretary. A student will call you back to schedule your tour date and time. The students even created this digital invitation, so please help them share it out!
All high school boys are encouraged to sign up to be a part of the 2023 Wavemen Dance Team. This team will have an exhibition performance at the end of the IDTA/IHSA Dance Team competition held at MHS on Sunday, January 29th. All students that sign up must be in good standing with grades, behavior, and attendance. Practices start today!