Kelli Vaughn
6th, 7th and 8th grade boys’ basketball practices for this evening (Jan 17) have been cancelled due to the forecasted weather conditions. Be safe out there, Panthers! 🐾
2 days ago, Kelli Vaughn
Josh Didier
The One Word Challenge is up & running at PBL JH. In Advisory Classes students are coming up with their Advisory Classes "One Word" for the new year. The next step will be students picking their own "One Word" for the new year.
4 days ago, Josh Didier
Josh Didier
Today 7th Grade Students in Design & Modeling with Mr. Rubarts were collaborating & brainstorming ideas for the Therapeutic Toy Design Challenge. PBL JH is implementing Project Lead The Way courses to further enhance the rigor & relevance of our curriculum.
4 days ago, Josh Didier
Kelli Vaughn
8th Grade Volleyball defeats Ridgeview in two sets to go (4-0) on the season. Both teams back in action at home against Buckley St Johns on January 23rd at 5:30.
5 days ago, Kelli Vaughn
Kelli Vaughn
Our 7th and 8th grade volleyball teams both won tonight at St. Malachy in Rantoul. Both teams will be in action against Ridgeview Tuesday night at home beginning at 5:30.
5 days ago, Kelli Vaughn
Josh Didier
The 7th & 8th Grade Boys Basketball Teams were in action against Iroquois West on January 9th. We had two close games and a great turn out by families. 7th Grade won 34-32.
8 days ago, Josh Didier
Kelli Vaughn
Our first 6th grade basketball tournament game tomorrow has been forfeited by the other team. We now play at 6 PM. Bus leaves at 4 PM. Good Luck, Panthers!!🐾🐾🐾🏀
8 days ago, Kelli Vaughn
Kelli Vaughn
PBL 8th Grade VB wins in 2 sets at Hoopeston Area. (2-0)
9 days ago, Kelli Vaughn
Josh Didier
Our 7th & 8th Grade Girls Volleyball Teams began the 2020 volleyball season against Gifford on Tuesday night. 8th Grade won in 2 sets. Way to go Lady Panthers!
11 days ago, Josh Didier
Josh Didier
Welcome back from winter break. Today students are in session for a full day with a 3:14pm dismissal time. Have a great week back and here we go Panthers with a brand new year and a brand new start.
13 days ago, Josh Didier
Josh Didier
Know an exemplary teacher? Send your nomination to Anthony Zilis at azilis@news-gazette.com or complete the following school recognition form any staff member: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd2nAys_nMKLBO2XnaoJPw5vHwuLuN9oqy998UH97MTnPVRcw/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1
28 days ago, Josh Didier
Josh Didier
In Advisory Classes our Student Council put together a Door Decorating Contest. The overall winner for the JH was Mrs. Ping's Advisory and they have earned a pizza party sponsored by our Student Council for when we return from Winter Break.
29 days ago, Josh Didier
Josh Didier
On Friday, December 20th we held a Winter Celebration after lunch for students. Students were able to participate in volleyball, trivia, board games, technology rooms, arts & crafts, and more. Here are some pictures from the fun had by all.
29 days ago, Josh Didier
Josh Didier
On Friday, December 20th we held a Winter Celebration after lunch for students. Students were able to participate in volleyball, trivia, board games, technology rooms, arts & crafts, and more. Here are some pictures from the fun had by all.
29 days ago, Josh Didier
Josh Didier
All PBL before school activities and practices are canceled for Monday morning on December 16th.
about 1 month ago, Josh Didier
Josh Didier
Student Council Holiday Spirit Week: Monday “Long Winter’s Nap” – Pajama Day Tuesday “Holiday Headwear” – Holiday Hats & Headbands Wednesday “Winter Wear” – Flannel, Fleece & Fuzzy Socks Thursday “Candy Cane” – Wear Red & White Friday “Deck The Halls” – Ugly Sweater Day
about 1 month ago, Josh Didier
Josh Didier
In our main hallway at the JH we have a new bulletin board with Be The "I" In Kind. Thanks to all our students in promoting kindness.
about 1 month ago, Josh Didier
Josh Didier
Mrs. Goodson's 8th Grade Social Studies Class has been working on projects creating inventions from the Industrial Revolution. We currently have these displayed in the main hallway at the JH.
about 1 month ago, Josh Didier
Josh Didier
On Sunday, December 8th our 6th-8th grade band and chorus groups performed at 4:30pm in the HS Gym for the winter concert. Both programs did a great job and we had an amazing turn out with families.
about 1 month ago, Josh Didier
Josh Didier
Over the weekend our LEGO League Team Ctrl+Alt+Compete was at the University of Illinois showcasing their robot and other team components.
about 1 month ago, Josh Didier
Josh Didier
On Monday, December 2nd our LEGO League Team held their Open House at 6pm. The team will be competing this Saturday at the U of I Natural History Building located at 1301 W. Green St. in Urbana, IL. Team CTRL+ALT+COMPETE is ready to go!
about 1 month ago, Josh Didier
Josh Didier
On Tuesday, November 26th PBL JH held an All School Assembly to draw prizes from our attendance incentives all during the month to promote Attend Today - Achieve Tomorrow. Check out the winners attached.
about 1 month ago, Josh Didier
Josh Didier
On Tuesday, November 26th PBL JH held an All School Assembly to draw prizes from our attendance incentives all during the month to promote Attend Today - Achieve Tomorrow. Check out the winners attached.
about 1 month ago, Josh Didier
Josh Didier
On Tuesday, November 26th PBL JH held an All School Assembly to draw prizes from our attendance incentives all during the month to promote Attend Today - Achieve Tomorrow. Check out the winners attached.
about 1 month ago, Josh Didier
Josh Didier
PBL JH Student Council held a food drive in November. Grade levels had a competition to see who could collect the most for a local food pantry donation. Winning grade level earns a popcorn party and movie. Winners will be announced at the assembly on Tuesday, November 26th.
about 1 month ago, Josh Didier
Josh Didier
Mrs. Johnson, Guidance Counselor, facilitated 8th graders taking a career interest survey using Career Cruising. Students created an account and answered questions to find out about possible career interests.
about 1 month ago, Josh Didier
Josh Didier
Mrs. Harrison's math class worked on a math superhero game and competition in class today. Students were able to pick several classic superhero pictures and unlock the superheroes strength, speed, intelligence, and gadgets through math equations.
about 1 month ago, Josh Didier
Josh Didier
All during November we have been promoting our attendance campaign with Attend Today - Achieve Tomorrow. Attached are pictures from our Friday drawing for 6th-8th grade students. The winning students got their name drawn in a raffle & can have lunch ordered for them & friend.
about 1 month ago, Josh Didier
Josh Didier
We had 5 students selected for the ILMEA All District Honor Band through a competitive audition process back in October. The students worked with nationally renowned band director, Rachel Maxwell, and performed a concert in the Olivet Nazarene University Centennial Chapel.
about 1 month ago, Josh Didier
Josh Didier
The PBL JH LEGO League Team will be holding an Open House on Monday, December 2nd in the JH Library and Rm. 610. All are welcome to attend and see the teams presentation as they prepare for their competition on Saturday, December 7th at the University of Illinois.
about 1 month ago, Josh Didier
Josh Didier
Mr. Coe's 7th Grade Social Studies Class has been working on projects creating famous monuments around the world. We currently have these displayed in the main hallway at the JH.
2 months ago, Josh Didier
Josh Didier
Mr. Coe's 7th Grade Social Studies Class has been working on projects creating famous monuments around the world. We currently have these displayed in the main hallway at the JH.
2 months ago, Josh Didier
Josh Didier
On Saturday November 2, 2019, the PBL JH Speech Team competed at St. John's in an IESA Speech Competition for Area 12. Elijah Tabor won a Judges' Choice Award for his solo acting performance of The Wizard of Oz.
2 months ago, Josh Didier
Kelli Vaughn
7th and 8th grade girls’ basketball games vs. Prairie Central are canceled for tonight because PC is dismissing early due to weather.
2 months ago, Kelli Vaughn
Josh Didier
Student Council is doing a plastic bottle cap collection to help create benches for our school. Student council has challenged the students to collect 225lbs. of bottle caps. If they make their goal the principal will take a pie in the face. 25lbs. collected & 200 more to go.
2 months ago, Josh Didier
Josh Didier
We are continuing to work in communicating the importance of daily attendance with our Attend Today - Achieve Tomorrow campaign. During the month of November we are doing different attendance incentives & drawings to recognize student attendance. See the winners from Friday.
2 months ago, Josh Didier
Josh Didier
On Friday, November 1st our Student Council held its first dance of the year in the Commons Area. The students had a great time as we welcomed in the month of November.
3 months ago, Josh Didier
Josh Didier
On Thursday, October 31st PBL JH Student Council members visited Accolade Healthcare of Paxton Senior Living to hand out candy and visit with residents. The Student Council members had a great time and enjoyed making a connection with the residents.
3 months ago, Josh Didier
Josh Didier
On Monday Students and Staff participated in the Student Council Red Ribbon Week theme with Disney Character Day.
3 months ago, Josh Didier
Josh Didier
6th Grade Students in Mrs. Pondel's Science class were able to pick the natural disaster they wanted to study. The students worked in groups, held discussions, and had a student lead the group in a roll called "The Big Cheese."
3 months ago, Josh Didier
Josh Didier
Today PBL JH visited Jefferson Middle School for the second part of the Student Exchange. Our students had a great experience, made some new connections, and brought back some new ideas. This was our 3rd year in partnering with Jefferson Middle School for a Student Exchange.
3 months ago, Josh Didier
Josh Didier
Mrs. Williams 8th Grade Advisory Class challenged Mrs. Grice's 8th Grade Advisory Class to see who could wear more red during Red Ribbon Week. Mrs. William's class won by a small margin, but in the end they are all winners.
3 months ago, Josh Didier
Josh Didier
PBL JH wanted to thank Jefferson Middle School from Champaign, IL for visiting our school on October 16th as part of our student exchange partnership with JMS. On October 30th PBL JH will be visiting JMS for the day.
3 months ago, Josh Didier
Josh Didier
On October 8th our Medical Detectives Enrichment in 8th Grade had a special visitor with Dr. Reese from the Paxton Clinic & Gibson Area Hospital. This year our Medical Detectives Enrichment is partnering with Gibson Area Hospital to enhance the relevance of our curriculum.
3 months ago, Josh Didier
Josh Didier
Congratulations to Josiah Deatick, Madison Freed & Isaiah Geerdes and Grace McCoy & Kara Deatrick who were selected for the ILMEA All District Honor Band.  These students were selected through a competitive audition process with other schools throughout Central Illinois.
3 months ago, Josh Didier
Josh Didier
On Monday, October 21st PBL JH hosted the Fall Band & Chorus Concert at 6:00pm in the PBL JH Gym.
3 months ago, Josh Didier
Kelli Vaughn
The 7th/8th grade girls’ basketball games vs. Watseka will be played in PAXTON on Tuesday, October 22nd. First game starts at 5:30.
3 months ago, Kelli Vaughn
Kelli Vaughn
Go, Panthers!
3 months ago, Kelli Vaughn
Kelli Vaughn
State XC! 🐾🐾
3 months ago, Kelli Vaughn
Kelli Vaughn
Go, Kenz!
3 months ago, Kelli Vaughn
Kelli Vaughn
So proud of these girls!
3 months ago, Kelli Vaughn
Kelli Vaughn
Go, Panthers!
3 months ago, Kelli Vaughn
Kelli Vaughn
State Cross Country!!
3 months ago, Kelli Vaughn
Kelli Vaughn
Good Luck to our Girls’ Cross Country Team and Nic V as they run at STATE at Maxwell Park in Normal tomorrow! The girls race at 11:00. Nic races at 11:45! Go, Panthers!! 🐾🐾🐾🐾
3 months ago, Kelli Vaughn
Josh Didier
PBL JH is looking forward to our Student Exchange with Jefferson Middle School on Tuesday, October 16th. A new connection, a new idea, and a continued partnership.
3 months ago, Josh Didier
Kelli Vaughn
PBLJH XC Invite begins at 4:00 tonight! 6th grade girls’ basketball begins at 5:30. Go, Panthers!! 🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾
3 months ago, Kelli Vaughn
Kelli Vaughn
6th, 7th & 8th Grade Girls’ Basketball travels to Piper city tonight. Wear Pink as tonight is the “PINK” game to raise awareness for Breast cancer.
3 months ago, Kelli Vaughn
Josh Didier
6th Grade Keyboarding Enrichment with Miss Kurtz did a "Tech Thursday" with a STEAM activity in the library. Students were given 6 pieces of paper & tape to make a sturdy structure. They needed to stack as many books on top of their structure as possible.
3 months ago, Josh Didier
Josh Didier
Junior High students are participating in an attendance competition. Each day of perfect attendance in 1st hour equals a puzzle piece & the first class to complete the puzzle wins. Congrats to Ms. Morse & her 1st hour 6th Grade ELA Class for the being the first to win.
4 months ago, Josh Didier
Josh Didier
Don't forget on Monday to wear those blue items as we recognize the World Day of Bullying Prevention.
4 months ago, Josh Didier
Josh Didier
On Monday, October 7th PBL JH will be participating in the World Day of Bullying Prevention. We are encouraging all students & staff to wear blue on Monday. Here is a link with more information: https://www.stompoutbullying.org/campaigns/world-day-bullying-prevention/
4 months ago, Josh Didier
Josh Didier
Junior High students are participating in an attendance competition. Each day of perfect attendance in 1st hour equals a puzzle piece & the first class to complete the puzzle wins. Congrats to Mrs. Duley and Mr. Johnson for both having 8th Grade Classes that won on the same day.
4 months ago, Josh Didier
Josh Didier
At PBL JH our Advisory Classes meet during our lunch & lunch recess block. Creating relationships, students self-monitoring attendance & grades, and helping to navigate the JH experience.
4 months ago, Josh Didier
Josh Didier
Junior High students are participating in an attendance competition. Each day of perfect attendance in 1st hour equals a puzzle piece & the first class to complete the puzzle wins. Congrats to Mr. Rubarts & his 1st hour 7th Grade Science Class for the being the first to win.
4 months ago, Josh Didier
Kelli Vaughn
6/7/8 Girls’ Basketball Parent Meeting will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 24th at 7:00 PM.
4 months ago, Kelli Vaughn
Josh Didier
Homecoming Week: September 23-27 Monday - Color Day: 6th: Wear White 7th Grade: Blue 8th Grade: Purple Tuesday - Twin Day: Wednesday – Decade Day: Thursday – Mis-Match Day: Friday - Super Panther Day Fan:
4 months ago, Josh Didier
Josh Didier
Today is School Picture Day at PBL JH. You can order on-line at https://inter-state.com/Shop. The order code is 42430C.
4 months ago, Josh Didier
Josh Didier
PBL JH is building a partnership with Gibson Area Hospital to work with our 8th Grade Enrichment Course called Medical Detectives. The overall purpose and action behind this partnership is to inspire students to work in the medical field.
4 months ago, Josh Didier
Kelli Vaughn
Girls’ Basketball Open Gym has been canceled for tonight!
5 months ago, Kelli Vaughn
Kelli Vaughn
The junior high softball team will play Tri-Point in Paxton beginning at 4:30 today.
5 months ago, Kelli Vaughn
Kelli Vaughn
The junior high baseball game against Cissna Park has been moved to PAXTON today! 4:15 start time.
5 months ago, Kelli Vaughn
Kelli Vaughn
Girls’ Basketball Try-Outs for 6th, 7th and 8th grade will be held on Monday and Tuesday, September 9th & 10th from 6:30 - 8:00 AM in the junior high gym. All students must bring a signed insurance waiver and have a current physical on file in order to try-out.
5 months ago, Kelli Vaughn
Kelli Vaughn
PBL JH Softball plays Champaign St. Matthew beginning at 4:30 in Paxton tonight! Go, Panthers! 🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾
5 months ago, Kelli Vaughn
Kelli Vaughn
PBL JH Baseball @ Clifton has been postponed due to inclement weather in Clifton today.
5 months ago, Kelli Vaughn
Josh Didier
This year we have new attendance initiative with "Attend Today, Achieve Tomorrow" Throughout the year we will be sharing information with the learning community to create awareness with attendance data and the importance of attendance at school.
5 months ago, Josh Didier
Josh Didier
The first day of school is Friday, September 6th. The front doors of the JH will open at 7:30am and student can pick up class schedules at grade level tables.
5 months ago, Josh Didier
Josh Didier
PBL JH Student Exchange with Jefferson Middle School.
5 months ago, Josh Didier