๐ŸŽ‰ 7 days until the first annual LIFT Race! Don't miss out on the excitement! ๐Ÿ—“๏ธ ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ 5K, Duathlon, Duathlon Team, and 1 Mile Fun Run ๐Ÿšดโ€โ™‚๏ธ ๐Ÿ—“๏ธ May 25, 2024 at 8:00 AM ๐Ÿ“ Riddle Elementary School โœ๏ธ Register online: mcusd2.org/LIFTRace After party will include: ๐ŸŽ‰ ๐ŸŽˆ Bounce houses ๐Ÿง—โ€โ™‚๏ธ Obstacle courses ๐ŸŽง DJ ๐Ÿ” LIFT Culinary Arts Grill ๐Ÿ“ธ Photo booth ๐ŸŽจ Tattoo station & more! ๐Ÿ“– All proceeds will support LIFT tuition scholarships! ๐Ÿ“–
13 minutes ago, LIFT
7 days to race. mcusd2.org/LIFTRace
Students in the eMAC pathway at LIFT have been using their skills to serve others. Yahya Mavi, Caden Musgraves, and Andrew Stutzman, met with business owners at the Doggie Depot, developed plans, and constructed the items pictured as a service project connected with their course. Pictured is Team Leader Yahya Mavi and owner Brian Gillaspie.
1 day ago, LIFT
doggie depot
doggie depot
doggie depot
doggie depot
The Information Technology Pathway recently took a field trip to Cisco in Chicago. Students met with engineers and other representatives from Cisco for presentations and a career panel. ๐Ÿ’ป Cisco is a fortune 100 company (nearly $200 Billion USD). We appreciate them for allowing us to visit and for their wonderful partnership! ๐Ÿค If any upcoming Juniors or Seniors in our region are interested in I.T., enrollment is open for the Fall semester! If you are a returning student, apply online at mcusd2.org/enroll-LIFT. If you are new to LIFT, please start the application process by speaking to your high school guidance counselor. ๐Ÿ“
3 days ago, LIFT
The Information Technology Pathway recently took a field trip to Cisco in Chicago. Students met with engineers and other representatives from Cisco for presentations and a career panel. ๐Ÿ’ป Cisco is a fortune 100 company (nearly $200 Billion USD). We appreciate them for allowing us to visit and for their wonderful partnership! ๐Ÿค If any upcoming Juniors or Seniors in our region are interested in I.T., enrollment is open for the Fall semester! If you are a returning student, apply online at mcusd2.org/enroll-LIFT. If you are new to LIFT, please start the application process by speaking to your high school guidance counselor. ๐Ÿ“
The Information Technology Pathway recently took a field trip to Cisco in Chicago. Students met with engineers and other representatives from Cisco for presentations and a career panel. ๐Ÿ’ป Cisco is a fortune 100 company (nearly $200 Billion USD). We appreciate them for allowing us to visit and for their wonderful partnership! ๐Ÿค If any upcoming Juniors or Seniors in our region are interested in I.T., enrollment is open for the Fall semester! If you are a returning student, apply online at mcusd2.org/enroll-LIFT. If you are new to LIFT, please start the application process by speaking to your high school guidance counselor. ๐Ÿ“
Don't miss out! We have teamed up with Rural King Supply to raffle off some pretty amazing prizes! Help us raise money to support students throughout our region! Tickets are just $50 each and we will draw for winners on Saturday, May 25th at Riddle Elementary School during the First Annual LIFT Race. You do not need to be present to win. Call 217-238-8900 or stop by LIFT to purchase your tickets! ๐ŸŽซ
5 days ago, LIFT
Race Raffle. Proceeds Support Tuition Scholarships. Get tickets at LIFT or call 217-238-8900. $50 tickets. Three chances to win
๐Ÿ“ฃ ๐ŸŽ‰ Student Success Story: ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ“ฃ Meet Ean Gardner from Charleston CUSD 1. Ean is a senior and has been a HVAC & Green Energy Student since the opening of LIFT. Taking 3 semesters of Robotics, and 1 semester of Electric Vehicle Technology, Ean has made the most of his time here! Over the course of his studies, Ean has earned two factory certifications in robotics from FANUC, a world leader in industrial robotics systems. He has participated in the assembly of a full scale electric vehicle, assembling battery packs, provisioning battery management systems, and programming drivetrain control software. Ean has also been taking part in our workplace experience program. He has been working with the production engineering department at a local manufacturer to put his robotic system programming knowledge to the test in real world scenarios. Two days a week he has been on site at the plant working with their engineers, and the remaining 3 days he has been working at LIFT accomplishing programming using robotic provisioning software and data assigned by the sponsoring business partner. ๐Ÿ’ผ This is just one of so many student success stories at LIFT! Join us to EXPLORE where LIFT could LEAD you! ๐Ÿ˜ Enroll now for the Fall semester! If you are a returning student, apply online at mcusd2.org/enroll-LIFT. If you are new to LIFT, please start the application process by speaking to your high school guidance counselor. ๐Ÿ“
8 days ago, LIFT
ean gardner
Get the LIFT Race T-Shirt when you sign up to participate by Friday! ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿšดโ€โ™€๏ธ 5K, Duathlon, Duathlon Team, and 1 Mile Fun Run ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿšดโ€โ™‚๏ธ ๐Ÿ—“๏ธ May 25, 2024 at 8:00 AM ๐Ÿ“ Riddle Elementary School โœ๏ธ Register online: mcusd2.org/LIFTRace ๐Ÿ“– ๐€๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐ฉ๐ซ๐จ๐œ๐ž๐ž๐๐ฌ ๐ฐ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐ฌ๐ฎ๐ฉ๐ฉ๐จ๐ซ๐ญ ๐‹๐ˆ๐…๐“ ๐ญ๐ฎ๐ข๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐ฌ๐œ๐ก๐จ๐ฅ๐š๐ซ๐ฌ๐ก๐ข๐ฉ๐ฌ! ๐Ÿ“–
11 days ago, LIFT
3 days left for you to get your LIFT race t-shirt! Register now! mcusd2.org/LIFTRace rural king, LLCU
Exciting News! Join us for the LIFT Student Capstone & Showcase๐ŸŒŸ ๐ŸŽ“ Save the date: Thursday, May 9th, from 6-7:30 PM at LIFT ๐Ÿ“… Don't miss out on hearing from our amazing student leaders, exploring their projects, meeting our facilitators, and celebrating the hard work of our students. See you there!๐Ÿค๐ŸŽ‰
21 days ago, LIFT
LIFT Student Capstone & Showcase. 121 s 17th street mattoonil 61938. Save the date: Thursday, May 9 6-7:30 at LIFT. Hear from student leaders, take a look at student projects, meet with our facilitators, and help honor the hard work of your students
LIFT students recently had the opportunity to represent LIFT at CTE Showcase Day at the State Capitol in March. This was an amazing experience for our students and staff! ๐Ÿ’ผ๐Ÿค
22 days ago, LIFT
LIFT students recently had the opportunity to represent LIFT at CTE Showcase Day at the State Capitol in March. This was an amazing experience for our students and staff! ๐Ÿ’ผ๐Ÿค
30 Days away from our First Annual LIFT Race!๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿšดโ€โ™€๏ธ 5K, Duathlon, Duathlon Team, and 1 Mile Fun Run ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿšดโ€โ™‚๏ธ ๐Ÿ—“๏ธ May 25, 2024 at 8:00 AM ๐Ÿ“ Riddle Elementary School โœ๏ธ Register online: mcusd2.org/LIFTRace ๐Ÿ“– ๐€๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐ฉ๐ซ๐จ๐œ๐ž๐ž๐๐ฌ ๐ฐ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐ฌ๐ฎ๐ฉ๐ฉ๐จ๐ซ๐ญ ๐‹๐ˆ๐…๐“ ๐ญ๐ฎ๐ข๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐ฌ๐œ๐ก๐จ๐ฅ๐š๐ซ๐ฌ๐ก๐ข๐ฉ๐ฌ! ๐Ÿ“–
23 days ago, LIFT
30 days to go May 25 8am. Register now: mucsd2.org/LIFTRace
We have been made aware that buildings throughout the district are experiencing phone issues calling to and from cell phones. We are working with the phone company to resolve this as soon as possible. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience.
23 days ago, MCUSD2
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๐Ÿ“ฃ ๐ŸŽ‰ Student Success Story: ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ“ฃ Meet LIFT Childcare Student Rye Roberts from Kansas CUSD3 Schools. Rye was recently hired at Stepping Stones in Charleston! At LIFT, she was able to prepare for that job by earning her ECE Level One training (48 hours), SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) training, Shaken Baby training, training for Mandated Reporter, and CPR & First Aid. These are all requirements through DCFS to be able to work in a daycare. ๐Ÿ‘ถ Rye has also been job shadowing Mrs. Blackwell at Riddle Elementary in her 2/3 classroom two days a week in order to gain experience working with older children. ๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿ‘ฆ Aside from her Childcare education, she has also gained experience and confidence with our Leadership curriculum. She has had the opportunity to present at several places around the community. ๐ŸŽค๐Ÿ“Š This is just one of so many student success stories at LIFT! Join us to EXPLORE where LIFT could LEAD you! ๐Ÿ˜ Enroll now for the Fall semester! If you are a returning student, apply online at mcusd2.org/enroll-LIFT. If you are new to LIFT, please start the application process by speaking to your high school guidance counselor. ๐Ÿ“
24 days ago, LIFT
LIFT daycare
LIFT Communication students Ro Brazzell & Kim Sanabria have recently been working on a social media ad project for CCAR Industries that required them to work on location for 3 afternoons. During the project, they got to know those involved in the programs that CCAR offers and recorded testimonials of consumers who work there, along with the staff members that supervise and assist them. ๐ŸŽฅ๐ŸŽฌ The final project will include multiple videos spotlighting their services for CCAR to use on their website and social media outlets. LIFT IT student and owner of Momentum Webgraphics Michael Smith was also brought onboard to do a total redesign of their website. ๐Ÿ’ป We are thankful to CCAR Industries for allowing our students this opportunity to work hand in hand with them. ๐Ÿค
26 days ago, LIFT
LIFT comm
LIFT comm
LIFT comm
LIFT comm
๐Ÿ“ฃ Friendly reminder! ๐Ÿ“ฃ Just a quick reminder to our families that there will be no school for students on Monday due to a Teacher Institute.
about 1 month ago, LIFT
LIFT Teacher Institue Day No Student attendance Monday, April 15, 2024
Chrisman High School recently visited LIFT. They were able to go on a student-led tour and enjoy lunch prepared by culinary arts students! We appreciate their visit and hope to see some faces here in the future! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿค
about 1 month ago, LIFT
LIFT chrisman tour
We are excited to announce that students throughout the district will have the opportunity to view the April 8, 2024 total solar eclipse at their schools. ๐ŸŒ‘๐ŸŒž Mattoon will experience a partial eclipse of 99.37% beginning at approximately 12:46 p.m. with the time of maximum coverage at approximately 2:04 p.m. ๐Ÿ•‘ To help students better understand the science behind a solar eclipse, many teachers will incorporate this into their teaching this week prior to the eclipse. ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿซ We will be reviewing expectations and safety precautions with students to ensure a fun and memorable experience. Students and staff will be supplied with the ISO 12312-2 International Standard eclipse safe glasses that they will be required to wear during the viewing. ๐Ÿ˜Ž School specific information regarding the event timeline has been emailed to families. Please communicate with your childโ€™s teacher if you wish for your student to opt out of this event. Due to their age, students at Franklin Preschool will not be participating in the viewing, but will instead be participating in mini lessons and activities surrounding the eclipse. โœ‰๏ธ (Eclipse timing information retrieved from: https://www.wcia.com/eclipse-2024/illinois-eclipse-map-which-cities-will-have-the-best-view/) ๐ŸŒ
about 2 months ago, MCUSD2
total solar eclipse viewing information
Parent participation in this statewide parent survey with ISBE, helps guide improvements in your child's school. Your identity and individual survey responses will be kept completely confidential and will never be connected to you or your child. The survey takes 20 to 30 minutes to complete. Click the link below and enter your childโ€™s school. We appreciate your time and responses. ๐Ÿ“ https://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/survey/parent/login/
2 months ago, MCUSD2
5 Essentials Illinois Parent Survey. we want your feedback
๐ŸŽ‰ Big congratulations to Robert Matthews from our IT Pathway! ๐ŸŒŸ He recently completed his JSE Course and earned the Entry Level Javascript Programmer Certification! ๐Ÿ“œ๐Ÿ’ป This took a lot of hard work and dedication, with countless hours of studying. Robert now has the certifications to work as an entry level programmer or he can continue his journey towards higher education with a degree or associate level certification! ๐ŸŽ“๐Ÿ’ผ Way to go, Robert! ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ‘
2 months ago, LIFT
LIFT Certificate
*IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR OUR MCUSD2 FAMILIES* A text meant just for our Franklin Preschool families mistakenly went out to all of district families around 7:30 a.m. this morning stating there was no school today or tomorrow due to parent teacher conference. This is NOT accurate. This is ONLY true for Franklin Preschool. The following information is accurate: 3/7: School resumes as normal for WES,RES, MMS, MHS, LIFT 3/7: No Franklin Preschool 3/8: 2.5 Hour Early-Dismissal for WES, RES, MMS, MHS, LIFT 3/8: No Franklin Preschool We apologize for the miscommunication.
2 months ago, MCUSD2
mcusd2 News
Little Leaders at LIFT was recently awarded the Quality Improvement Grant that will assist in applying for silver rating quality status through ExceleRate Illinois Circle of Quality. Pictured is Director of Early Childhood Katrina Farris. ๐ŸŽ‰ Illinois is committed to assisting child care providers in providing quality education and care for young children (birth through 12 years). Quality Improvement Funds are available to support continued quality improvement for child care programs. These funds are designed to assist child care programs in improving program quality and achieve or advance an ExceleRate Illinois Circle of Quality. The Quality Improvement Funds program is administered by the EIU Child Care Resource and Referral/Child Care Assistance Program-CCAP. Funds are provided by the Illinois Department of Human Services. ๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿ‘ง
3 months ago, LIFT
LIFT Grant
Reminder: No school on Monday, February 19, 2024 in observance of Presidents Day.๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ“†
3 months ago, LIFT
No School Presidents Day Monday, February 19th