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Varsity Wavettes qualify for State

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The Mattoon High School Varsity Wavettes qualified for IHSA State for the sixth year in a row. The Wavettes are coached by Malia Smith.

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Croy and Kraft honored at Riddle Elementary School

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Riddle Elementary School celebrated two exciting milestones Wednesday for staff members Cathy Croy, left, and Becca Kraft, right. Croy will retire Jan. 31 as a Title One Paraprofessional. She has served 26 years. Croy’s outstanding service to Riddle students and staff members has made a huge impact. She will be dearly missed as an educator and a friend. Rebecca Kraft and husband Colby are expecting their first child in February. We . . .

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Smith is nominee for IESA scholar award

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Bella Smith is the Mattoon Middle School IESA Scholar Attitude Award Nominee for 2018. Bella is an excellent example of the academic success, activity participation, and community involvement of the students that make up the best and the brightest in Illinois,” said Jamie Sharp, athletic director, Mattoon Middle School. Bella is pictured with her parents Greg and Laura Smith and volleyball coach Tiffany Williams.

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Roberts to serve on board of directors

Laura Roberts, graphic arts instructor, Mattoon High School, was selected to serve on the newly ratified Graphic Arts Education and Research Foundation Board of Directors. With the original incorporation of the Foundation related to the creation of the Graphic Arts Show Company (GASC), which changed with the dissolution of GASC in 2017, the NPES Board’s December 2017 meeting addressed a necessary update to the Foundation’s . . .

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Yearbook staff earns honors

MHS Riddle yearbook staff was recognized in the 2017 IJEA Yearbook Contest. The awards are based on last year's book. The students received the following honors: Second place in the Layout and Design category Honorable mention in the Photography category Honorable mention in the Coverage of the Year category The returning staffers that helped win these awards are the . . .

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MCUSD2 is applying for 21st Century Grant

MCUSD#2 is applying for the 21 st Century Community Learning Centers Program. The21CCLC Grant applicant is:   Mattoon Community Unit School District #2 1701 Charleston Avenue Mattoon, IL 61938 ”

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Updated-Humphrey the Hamster helps WES promote literacy

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Peggy Burton, (pictured, right) librarian, Arland D. Williams Jr. Elementary School, shared the new One Book, One School program with the Mattoon school board during the Jan. 9 meeting. Burton is pictured with Holly Bailey, left, president of Howell Asphalt. Howell Asphalt made a significant monetary contribution of $4,000 to Williams Elementary School which allowed the school to purchase copies of the book “The World According . . .

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Wavettes, Purrfections dance at Charleston competition

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The Mattoon High School Varsity Wavettes placed first in the categories of Jazz and Lyrical at the IDTA/IHSA competition Jan. 6 at Charleston High School. They also earned a third place with their pom routine. Haleigh Miller was also chosen as a Rising Star recipient. These are dancers that the floor judge sees as shining throughout the performance both technically and performance wise. The varsity team has advanced to the . . .

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"I Will Always Write Back" is Read Across Mattoon's featured title

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Student representatives from Mattoon Middle School’s Reading Committee presented the Read Across Mattoon selected title to school board members Dec. 12, 2017. This year’s title is “I Will Always Write Back.” The committee’s adviser is Ingrid Minger, pictured far right. From left to right, back row, Gabe Freeman,Lance Chaney, Ava Bowen, Sage Owen, Charleigh Curry. Front row, LT Spears.   . . .

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School closing hotline

Want to know if classes are in session or not? Contact the school closing hotline at (217) 238-8891.

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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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