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Tribute to Riddle presented at board meeting

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Carolyn Cloyd, local historian and director of the United Way, far left, presents a photo of Lawrence Riddle to Chad Arnold, principal, Riddle Elementary School. Riddle, a Mattoon resident, was killed in action in World War I. The 100th anniversary of Riddle’s death was Nov. 10, 2018. Cloyd researched the life of Riddle and presented the information at the Nov. 13, 2018 school board meeting. T obias Sanders, junior, Mattoon High . . .

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MMS Calendar for Nov. 19-23

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Click to view the calendar: MMS Calendar Nov. 19-23

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Riddle remembered at Veterans Day event

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Mattoon High School recognized veterans during their annual Veterans Day ceremony Nov. 9 at MHS. The uniform (pictured near the podium) was the late Lawrence Riddle’s. Riddle was killed in World War I. This year marks the 100th anniversary of his death. Years ago, the Mattoon High School yearbook was renamed the Riddle in honor of Lawrence Riddle. Featured speakers at the event included Elisha Lunsford, battalion commander, MHS . . .

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Fifth grade band schedule announced

The fifth grade winter rehearsal and concert dates are as follows: -Monday December 17: Combined rehearsal at Riddle cafeteria/gym 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. -Tuesday December 18: Evening concert with MMS band and choir at MMS 6 p.m. (students report by 5:30 p.m.) -Wednesday December 19: School day concert at Williams (K-second grades at 9:15 a.m.; third-fifth grades at 10 a.m.) Only Williams students will perform. -Thursday December 20: . . .

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Students perform at ILMEA at EIU

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The ILMEA District 5 Jazz and EGM Choir Festival was Monday at Eastern Illinois University.  Students are selected through an audition process and then come together to rehearse and perform in a concert at the end of the day. Students from all over central Illinois are in these ensembles.  This is a very high honor to be selected for these amazing groups!  The following are the students from our school district who were . . .

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Kiwanis presents donation for Conlon fund

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Brian Daniell, (seated left) president, Kiwanis, presents a check from the Kiwanis for the Nancy Conlon Kindness For Kids Fund to Steve Conlon, (seated right). The fund is a memorial to the late Nancy Conlon who taught at Mattoon Community Unit School District 2. Nancy Conlon’s generosity to students in need is carried on through this fund. Also pictured, left to right, standing, are social workers Pat Eastin, Erica Levin, Jordan . . .

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ISBE survey link available for parents

Mattoon Community Unit School District #2 will join the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) in the fifth statewide survey of school climate and learning conditions. The survey provides a unique opportunity for parents to have a voice in improving their schools. Through January 18, parents will be asked to take a 25 -minute research-based survey to help identify strengths and weaknesses in their school’s learning environment. . . .

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Boys basketball season starts in "Hoosiers" gym

Mattoon Middle School boys basketball teams traveled to Knightstown, IN to play the Effingham Junior High Mustangs in the gymnasium made . . .

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Jones-Pschirrer set to compete in Russia

During the November 8, 2018 meet and greet at Arland D. Williams Jr. Elementary School, students, staff and building principals recognized . . .

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Socktober is successful at Williams

Arland D. Williams Jr Elementary School students and staff celebrate CRUSHING their Socktober sock collection goal by collecting 1,845 pairs . . .

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Publishing party celebrates writers

Riddle Elementary School first-graders had a publishing party this week to celebrate their hard work during writer’s workshop. The . . .

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Williams PTO to host 5k and 1 mile run, walk

Arland D. Williams Jr. Elementary School PTO is hosting a 5k and 1-mile C O L O R run/walk March 16 at Williams . . .

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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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