5Essentials Parent Survey: We would like to invite you to provide feedback to assist us in driving our school improvement efforts. The survey is called the 5Essentials Survey, which will help schools and districts identify areas of strength and those in need of support. There is an optional parent survey that goes along with the teacher and student survey. PBL schools will get a report from the parent survey if the school achieves a 20% response rate. We are asking that you please take a few minutes to complete the survey. The survey is located at: http://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/survey/parent/
Congratulations to Will and Katie Clayton for being awarded an Empowering Education Grant from Eastern Illini Electric Cooperative! The grant will be used to support their efforts in incorporating STEM in experiential language therapy. We would like to thank EIEC for funding this project to inspire and engage students and provide new and exciting learning experiences!
Today, members from the U.S. Army visited us. They talked to our students about the Army Active and Reserve programs and shared their personal experiences. They even organized a pushup challenge for the students to participate in. It was a fun and engaging experience!
Don't forget to mark your calendars! Come and join us for Trivia Night on Friday, March 8th at Clara Pete Commons hosted by our Choral Booster Club. This year, we're elevating the excitement with Lance Camp as our host. Prepare for a thrilling trivia evening you won't want to miss!
The scholastic bowl team placed first in the Masonic Academic Bowl Sectional tournament at Herscher on Saturday, February 17. The team went undefeated in seven rounds. They will compete in the state tournament in Bloomington this Saturday.
Bus routes 3 and 5 will be combined again this morning. Be prepared for a bus that arrives a few minutes early or a few minutes late. Sorry for any inconvenience.
Our math wizards crushed the Regional showdown on Saturday, February 24th! We fought hard for 1st and 2nd place finishes and performed exceptionally well. Securing the top spot in our Region was the cherry on top. Huge shoutout to the amazing Mrs. Duley and Mrs. Pickens for their awesome support!
This is from our presentation from Mr. Hess on Feb 23rd. It covered flag etiquette, the proper way to fold the flag, and demonstrating respect for both the flag and our nation. We recited the pledge and enjoyed a riveting trumpet performance by Mr. Hess, involving all Kindergarten classes.
Today, our PBL Navigators had a blast at their meeting. Emily Wood and Hillary Sawyer even duked it out in an epic rock-paper-scissors showdown! We can't wait for more meetings and to see our team level up their skills!
Say Something Week is coming up (March 4-8!), and our Student Council is on a mission to spread the word! They've been busy creating awesome posters to get everyone pumped about speaking up and staying safe. It's gonna be a week of fun, awareness, and showing our school spirit!
Exciting News! Join us for Trivia Night on Friday, March 8th at Clara Pete Commons for our Choral Booster Club. This year, we're stepping up our game with Lance Camp, a local trivia legend, as our host! Get ready for a fun trivia experience like never before!
Please be aware that afternoon bus routes may be slightly delayed as our drivers take precautions in order to get all students home safely. Stay safe, stay warm, and have a great weekend!
Congratulations to our PBL Junior High School Students of the Week for the week of February 13 - February 16. Great job, Panthers!
Routes three and five will be combined again this morning. Due to this some stops may be picked up a few minutes early and some a few minutes late. On a related note, if anyone is interested in becoming a bus driver please contact the PBL bus garage at (217)673-7036.
Bus routes 3 and 5 will be combined this morning. Due to this, some stops will be a bit earlier and others a bit later than usual.
As some of you may know this week is National School Counseling Week. We want to thank our counselors, Kristin Oyer, Lisa Niewold and Stacy Johnson, for being there to support our students. This week they worked hard to help our 8th graders prepare for their next big step.
On Wednesday, February 7th, administrators from Ford County Schools met with staff from the Champaign-Ford County Regional Office of Education Attendance Improvement Program for a collaborative discussion aimed at improving attendance across our educational institutions. One area all our schools have been discussing is the increase of chronic absenteeism for students in Ford County Schools. Chronic absenteeism is when a student misses 10% of the school year or 17.5 days or more of school in one year.
A special shoutout to our ECCA, CEO and ICE students. They joined in on the fun for our 8th Grade Career Fair. They held presentations on our different programs that we have to aid career development.
Students had fun at our 8th Grade Career Fair. They had hands-on experience with our career professionals. This was an incredible event that went great! We look forward to having our local businesses for next year.
Our 8th Grade Career Fair had a great variety of other professionals. They were joined by company leaders and teachers. These individuals make a great difference in how we come together as a community. They not only build the community, they help build our students as well.