Tonight on Tuesday, May 17th we will have the Spring Band & Chorus Concert in the PBL JH Gymnasium at 6:00pm. The concert will feature 6th-8th grade chorus & 5th-8th grade band. All are welcome to attend & the doors will open for seating at 5:30pm.
Today the PBL JH Track team was at Maroa-Forsyth for the 3A Track Sectional. Congratulations to the Girls 4x200 Relay Team (Kylie Rust, Morgan Goss, Hallee Johnson, & Cora Busby). They set a new school record with a time of 1:57:04 and qualified for the IESA State Meet on May 20th & May 21st at the EastSide Centre in East Peoria, IL.
Registration for the PBL & NIU Summer STEAM Camp opens tonight for PBL JH students. PBL has partnered with Northern Illinois University for a fun-filled summer learning experience. This summer camp is open for students currently in grades 6th-8th (2021-2022 School Year) this summer in July. Click on the following link to register: https://forms.gle/ugnDuvPjemT8Hb8C8
This week is Teacher Appreciation Week at PBL JH and schools across the nation. If you have a teacher or staff member you would like to thank this week you can click on the link, fill in the form, & we will deliver the good news. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd2nAys_nMKLBO2XnaoJPw5vHwuLuN9oqy998UH97MTnPVRcw/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1
The PBL Junior High home track meet is still on as scheduled today. The meet will begin at 4:00.
Today on Tuesday, April 26th our junior high will be dismissing an hour early at 1:17pm. This is taking place across the school district with Clara Peterson dismissing at 1:00pm, the High School dismissing at 1:10pm, and the Junior High dismissing at 1:17pm.
Congratulations to the PBL JH Scholastic Bowl Team in winning the Twin County Conference Tournament. The IESA Regional for the team will start on Wednesday, April 27th at Limestone Middle School in Kankakee, IL at 4pm against Prairie Central Junior High.
PBL JH Yearbooks can be purchased for $14 until April 26th online. Click on the following link https://inter-state.com/order and use the code 62936W to place your order.
To clarify…the Junior High track meet and junior high track practice is canceled for today. (April 7th.)
Today on Tuesday, March 29th our junior high will be dismissing an hour early at 1:17pm. This is taking place across the school district with Clara Peterson dismissing at 1:00pm, the High School dismissing at 1:10pm, and the Junior High dismissing at 1:17pm. For your advanced planning this will also take place on Tuesday, April 26th.
During the week of March 28th-April 1st when we return from Spring Break our school community will be participating in Say Something Awareness Week alongside thousands of other schools across the country. Students will participate in a week of activities that will raise awareness about how to create a safer, healthier school, and build a culture where students and staff lookout for each other. We will be focusing on how to build a community of upstanders, and how to acknowledge the trusted adults in our school.
We wanted recognize 6th grade student Hunter Brandon for his recent trip to the IKWF State Wrestling Tournament on March 11th and 12th in Rockford, IL. Hunter won his sectional this year and qualified for the state wrestling tournament that showcased wrestlers from all over the state of Illinois. Hunter competed at the 80 pound weight class and wrestled for a team called the SOTC - The Compound located in Chenoa, IL. Way to go Hunter and congratulations on a great season.
This Friday the PBL JH Show Choir group Unlimited Attitude performed at Glenwood High School in Chatham, IL. Unlimited Attitude did a great job and be sure to check out the pictures from the show choir competition called The Event.
JH VB and JH Scholastic Bowl are canceled tonight. There will be no practices at PBL JH tonight.
We are still looking for additional parents to take the 5Essentials survey for PBL JH. The survey is open until March 11th. Here is the link for parents to take the survey: http://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/survey/parent/
The PBL JH Show Choir event at El Paso Gridley High School has been cancelled for tonight on Friday, February 18th.
PBL’s 7/8 volleyball matches at Watseka have been canceled for tonight. Our next matches will be held on February 22nd at GCMS and February 24th at home.
We will be closed tomorrow due to inclement weather and will utilize an E-Learning day on Friday, February 18th. Teachers have provided assignments or will post assignments soon. A decision will be made on extracurricular contests tomorrow morning. Here are some items to highlight for E-Learning at PBL JH. Click on the following link for more information: https://sites.google.com/a/pblpanthers.org/pbljh-announcements/principals-update
For tomorrow on Thursday, February 17th we will be utilizing an E-Learning Day due to inclement weather conditions. No activities or practice will be held. Click on the following link for more information: https://sites.google.com/a/pblpanthers.org/pbljh-announcements/principals-update
Today at PBL JH we had a visit from Petty Officer 2nd Class Angel Nava. Angel is a 2018 graduate of PBL and came to talk to students about his current assignment aboard the USS Ronald Reagan. Angle is a nuclear mechanic and this was his first visit home in three years.