The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District, CUPHD, is investigating an "alternative prom" that took place in a private residence, unaffiliated with the Mahomet-Seymour Schools, on June 13, 2020. If your child attended this event, we are urging you to get him/her tested for COVID-19. If you have questions, you can call the COVID-19 hotline at 217-239-7877, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Testing for COVID-19 is available through your own health care provider, or, free or charge at the drive-thru testing site located on the east side of Marketplace Mall. More information will be forthcoming about in-person summer programs at Mahomet-Seymour High School which have been temporarily suspended at this time. Thank you for your patience as we navigate this situation.
The Mahomet-Seymour Schools are aware of a non-school event which took place earlier in June, which the CUPHD is now investigating in relation to positive COVID-19 cases. We stress that this event was not related to, sanctioned by or endorsed by the Mahomet-Seymour Schools. We are also aware that some of the COVID-19 cases are students in our school district. We do not know the number of COVID-19 cases involving our students. Out of an abundance of caution, we have temporarily suspended all in person activities at Mahomet-Seymour High School, which included athletic conditioning and behind-the-wheel driver’s education.
There is a Board Meeting tonight at 7pm. We will be streaming live on YouTube. https://youtu.be/6nqzZBPJXU4
Today is Juneteenth-- the celebration that marks the day in 1865 when enslaved Texans learned of their freedom. It's also a reminder of the critical importance of listening, learning, teaching & awareness. https://pbs.org/articles/2020/06/observing-juneteenth-in-2020/
The annual MAYC runs are still happening this summer! Please support the Mahomet Area Youth Club! This link will take you to more information and a link to sign up for this summer's VIRTUAL races! #AllBulldogs https://mahometyouth.org/run-mahomet/
Wonderful story about the partnership this summer between MAYC and the Mahomet United Methodist Church. Thanks to both organization's for serving the kids of our community this summer! https://news-gazette-il.newsmemory.com/?publink=23b2a3f9a_13436c8
Tonight's Board Meeting is scheduled for 7pm. We will be streaming live on Youtube. https://youtu.be/lR45y3s4gAY
Hello Bulldog Families, The events of the past 2 weeks or so, including and since the horrific murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, have been heartbreaking, staggering, and infuriating. The violence that included and has followed his homicide, in many cases overshadowing the peaceful protests that were taking place, has been challenging to watch and to try to attempt to understand and process. Personally, I struggle with finding the adjectives to describe everything that I have watched and felt, and there is no escaping the constant recycling of news and the replaying of the most violent acts against others. I felt it important to reach out to both our staff and families to address these recent events and also extend information to you about the plans we have for addressing the important issues regarding race and other aspects of diversity that face us locally and as a nation. Prior to the stopping of in-person learning in late March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Nicole Rummel, our Director of Instruction, the principals of each of our buildings, myself and others on our Leadership Team, had put together a fairly extensive plan for diversity training for our staff. This was to start with the early release day in April, and extend into this next school year. We are partnering with the University of Illinois to facilitate these trainings and conversations. Those plans have only been temporarily delayed—we will get back on track with everything. However, I know that everyone understands that the pandemic, and the extensive planning that took place and still continues related to COVID-19, has taken precedence over pretty much everything else in our school district since mid-March. Over the past two years, the Mahomet-Seymour Schools has invested our time and resources into training our staff in regard to restorative practices at the high school level, and responsive classroom training at the PreK-8th grade levels. This has laid a foundation for future diversity trainings and conversations. These practices are rooted in research surrounding social justice, equity, inclusiveness and community building. In addition to the future trainings for our staff, we have planned several meetings with parents, and the formation of a district wide diversity committee, as well as taking a deeper dive to closely examine our curriculum and curricular materials. We have important work to do in this area so we can support and provide an inclusive, warm, safe and caring environment for every student we serve in our district, as well as for all staff members. Obviously, our entire country has work to do, as evidenced by so many different events—so in that regard, Mahomet-Seymour is not different than most other places. Public schools are uniquely and powerfully positioned to make a positive impact and bring about change by choosing to address, talk about, and most importantly, listen to issues of race, justice and equity. But, it can and likely will be more challenging and difficult for us to talk about race as a majority-white school district and community. That doesn’t mean we should back away from this. There will be questions about the necessity of such conversations, why time is being devoted to it, and for other people, they will want to move faster and get more done, and for others, a desire to stick with the status quo. This is a process and a journey in which we must invest for the well being of our students, staff and community. For us, our approach has been to address not only racism and racial diversity, but other issues of diversity that we see in our students and community as well – sexual orientation, gender identity, gender, faith, ethnicity, etc. I also want to take the opportunity to address the fact that we have a School Resource Officer (SRO) within our schools, because the conversations in our nation recently have centered around the unlawful and horrible actions of some law enforcement personnel. I am very proud and happy that our Board of Education supported and made the decision to move ahead with placing a SRO in our schools in June of 2018, and I am beyond thrilled that our SRO is Officer Bill Ward. We were the only school district in the county, at that time, without a SRO. I have known Officer Ward for many years and he is the right person and officer for this position—because the position of a SRO is about relationship building. I’ve worked in the M-S Schools for a long time and we have had a positive, collaborative, working relationship with the Mahomet Police Department, and that continues. Our law enforcement officers are challenged each and every day in their jobs with incredibly difficult scenarios and situations. Back in 2018, I met and talked with some of our staff members and parents who were concerned about adding an SRO to our schools, acknowledging the fact that not all of our students and families have had positive relationships with law enforcement. I appreciated, greatly, the candid and forthright conversations we had about that topic and these concerns are valid. I have felt totally supportive and comfortable with having an SRO because of 1) the person who occupies the position, Officer Bill Ward, and 2) because of the following, which comes directly out of the Mission Statement contained in our Intergovernmental Agreement with the Village of Mahomet regarding our SRO: will establish a trusting channel of communication with students, parents and teachers. will serve as a positive role model to instill in students; good moral standards, good judgment, respect for other students and a sincere concern for the school community. will promote citizen awareness of the law to enable students to become better informed and effective citizens, while empowering students with the knowledge of law enforcement efforts and obligations regarding enforcement, as well as, consequences for violations of the law. will serve as a confidential source of counseling for students and parents/families concerning law-related problems they face as well as providing information on community resources available to them. In establishing this agreement, the first bullet point was of paramount importance to Police Chief Mike Metzler, Officer Bill Ward, myself and our Board of Education, and it remains so. The mission of the position of the SRO is not about enforcement, but about building relationships. I value and deeply appreciate everything that our staff does for our students each and every day—how they are taught, supported, cared for, encouraged, laughed with—the list is long! Engaging in difficult discussions about race, or racism, or discrimination isn’t done in an effort to place blame—it’s done to create awareness, listen, reflect upon the experiences of others who experience life differently than you or I might, and talk about how we can address bias, inequity, and issues related to discrimination. Sometimes, there can be a lack of awareness that there are problems that exist in these areas, so candid and sometimes hard conversations and discussions in public school settings to bring about change are always important, but perhaps never more so than now. The well being, safety, dignity and education of all of our students is, as superintendent, my top priority. Be well and stay safe. Very sincerely, Dr. Lindsey A. Hall Superintendent of Schools
Please join us for a virtual concert from our Mahomet-Seymour Jr. High School Bands, starting at 7:00 p.m.; https://youtu.be/sEw0sqzxEbg
Starting immediately, Mahomet AreaYouth Club will offer free sack lunches for ALL KIDS!! These will be available for pick up from 11am-12pm every weekday at MAYC. Pick up will be at the Club, at 700 W. Main St. in Mahomet, in the parking lot, just pull in for no-contact pick up. Every youth under 18 is eligible, no paperwork, no restrictions, no questions. This is possible because of a summer meal program through the Champaign Urbana Public Health District.
"Central IL Loves Our Teachers" was funded through generous donations from our community--today each employee of the M-S Schools received a gift bag as a thank you. Appreciate all who organized this, donated and gave out bags today--thank YOU! It was a wonderful way to bring our year to a close and know that the work of our amazing staff is appreciated.
Tonight, starting at 6pm, there will be a Mahomet-Seymour Board of Education Meeting. We will be streaming live on Youtube. https://youtu.be/JDJUA96yRV0
Check out this virtual art gallery from our MSJH Art Students and teacher Mrs. Nicole Kelly. https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/e/2PACX-1vSFMyddOZdtxibZolSHuNppDrkDdi3Ntc_qV_3RK0V0nf8VJ8VxFdSmrEFaJAycyQP7O2l0tiyWsK7q/pub?start=false&loop=false&delayms=60000
It's Teacher Appreciation Week! Here is a short video of thanks from our central office administrators. Our heartfelt thanks & gratitude to our teachers & entire staff--you are amazing, go above and beyond & have shown such dedication especially in the past 8 weeks! https://youtu.be/uCOqVn8W-ME
There is a Mahomet-Seymour Board of Education Reorganizational Meeting tonight at 7pm. We are streaming live on Youtube. https://youtu.be/vI9mWUL8-yw
Kindergarten Roundup has moved online. If you have not already completed pre-registration, please complete the form linked below no later than May 29th. This will allow Middletown Prairie Elementary to contact you with instructions for enrolling your kindergartener for the 2020-2021 school year. If you have any questions regarding the form or the enrollment process, contact Denise Reese at email@example.com. https://forms.gle/8YbJVRFtvVayaSjT7
This picture is just one of many examples of all the work going on behind the scenes to bring food, supplies, learning materials, engagement and connection to our families and students during remote learning. The Bulldog staff is hard working, amazing and dedicated, and we appreciate the support of our families and community. On this Friday afternoon, reach out to 3 people to say THANK YOU and ask how they are doing.
There is a Board Meeting scheduled for tonight at 7pm. We are streaming live on Youtube. https://youtu.be/h-YzUFC427s
A truly sad and heartbreaking day as in-person learning is suspended for the rest of the 19-20 school year per announcement this afternoon from Gov. Pritzker. However, adversity and challenges only make us stronger and more united. Proud of all of the amazing work and positive attitudes--thank you everyone! And students--we miss you. Terribly. Please continue to connect and engage with us through remote learning.
The New York Times is offering students free access to its website and app. Sign up at bit.ly/freenytms by Friday for access. Anyone signed up before today should check their email to complete their account sign up.
There is a Mahomet-Seymour Board of Education meeting tonight starting at 6pm. We will be streaming live on Youtube. https://youtu.be/yCUlP9zfMn8
Please take the time to watch this video featuring the phenomenal work of Illinois educators. And, our own JH band is in it! Enjoy! https://vimeo.com/406039298
Mom's Pantry, located in the building behind Mahomet-Seymour HS, is open from 10-noon on the following dates: 4/8, 4/9, 4/14, 4/15, 4/17. #AllBulldogs
It is Assistant Principals Week! Please offer your thanks and appreciation to our five assistant principals in the Mahomet-Seymour Schools: Pat Bailey and Matt Hensley at Mahomet-Seymour High School Doug Fisher at Mahomet-Seymour Jr. High Darin O'Connell at Lincoln Trail Elementary Dustin Day at Middletown Prairie Elementary Thank you to these wonderful leaders who work with our kids each and every day! You are an invaluable part of our team!!
There is a Mahomet-Seymour Board of Education Study Session scheduled for tonight starting at 6. We will be streaming live on Youtube. https://youtu.be/WGDwgyuqUn0
Please check this out!!! Amazing job to Mr. Meyer and our MSJH bands--enjoy "America the Beautiful". https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5Dvt5bMhiY&feature=youtu.be
Please view this link for a special message from Officer Bill Ward, the School Resource Officer for the Mahomet-Seymour Schools. https://youtu.be/3bzTlhLExcY #AllBulldogs
There is a Board Meeting scheduled tonight for at 6pm. It is highly suggested that you attend virtually. We will be live on Youtube: https://youtu.be/xIp0a3ywYqo
The Mahomet-Seymour Board of Education will hold a Special Meeting on Monday, March 30, 2020, at 6:00 pm. The meeting will be held in the Board Conference Room at Middletown Prairie, and will also be live streamed on Bulldog TV. We encourage people to view this meeting on Bulldog TV from home, instead of attending in person. If you would like to participate in one of the public comment portions of the meeting, please email your comments to Dawn Quinley at firstname.lastname@example.org. Your comments and your name will be read during one of the designated portions of the meeting. If you must attend in person, please enter the building through the north west entrance. The meeting agenda can be found on the District website, www.mahometseymour.org, (Menu/Board of Education/Board Packets/March) and here: https://5il.co/e900
Bulldog Nation: We will be continuing food distribution next week. Same times: 10-noon, same places for pick up: MPE and LT, and we will still deliver if that's what's needed. Parents, look for a new Google form to be sent out this weekend regarding food distribution. Also, Mom's Pantry will be open next week on Monday, 3/30, Wednesday, 4/1, and Friday, 4/3 from 10-noon each day. It is located in the building behind Mahomet-Seymour HS.
THANK YOU! We are overwhelmed and humbled by your generosity--donations to the Give Me 5 food program stand at $8370 so far! Do you still wish to donate? Here is the link: https://mahomet.revtrak.net/lincoln-trail-give-me-5/#/list
We will NOT be taking donations today at Mom's Pantry. If you were planning to donate, thank you! There will be more chances in the near future. We WILL distribute items on Sunday from 5-7 p.m. #ALLBulldogs
Mahomet Helping Hands is open this Saturday, March 21, 2020 for their monthly food distribution from 9 a.m. -11:30 a.m.
Mom's Pantry, located in the CAIR Center at Mahomet-Seymour High School is taking donations of NON PERISHABLE FOOD ITEMS AND PERSONAL HYGIENE ITEMS, on Friday, March 20, 2020, from 9-noon and 5-7 pm at the CAIR Center. Mahomet-Seymour families, if you are in need any of these items, distribution of items is on Sunday, March 22, 2020 from 5-7 p.m.
Mahomet-Seymour: Here is one way to help immediately: Donate to the Give me 5 food program. Packs of food that are and will be sent home with our students. You can donate on line: https://mahomet.revtrak.net/lincoln-trail-give-me-5/#/list Thank you!!
To the Mahomet-Seymour Community: your outreach and generosity is appreciated and is amazing--thank you so much! Our food distribution plan is being finalized, as is our plan for our students and staff next week during the mandated school closure. Communication will be going out, later today, to parents, staff and our community with lots of information about resources, how you can help or donate, and about activities for our students while we are closed. There is a lot of preparation that goes into these plans, and we want to ensure that our communication is accurate and as up to date as possible during an ever changing situation. Please also remember that we must be cognizant of the number of people that we gather together as well as social distancing guidelines. All of this is being taken into consideration. Again, thank you for all of your support!
A MESSAGE TO OUR STUDENTS As your superintendent, I want to take the time to send a message to all of you. I am truly sorry your lives have been impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak in such a significant manner. I realize that many of you lost opportunities this spring to participate, compete and perform in extracurricular activities, and for some of you, the result of these cancellations is incredibly impactful on your lives. We have had to cancel field trips and other activities as well—and of course, school itself is closed. I realize that many of you are concerned about your education continuing, or whether you’ll be prepared for next year or for college. I am so sorry this is occurring—it is a historic and epic time in the history of our country and the entire world. The Mahomet-Seymour Schools are an integral part of our community—we are all Bulldogs and can and will work through this together. Middletown Prairie Elementary, Lincoln Trail Elementary, Mahomet-Seymour Jr. High School and Mahomet-Seymour High School staff are ready and willing to help and support you through this time. We will miss seeing you on a daily basis during the time that schools must be closed! You are THE MOST important parts of our lives as educators. In the next few days, we will release plans about what we will do moving ahead while schools are closed. Patience and flexibility are incredibly important for all of us. In the meantime, I urge you to stay healthy---you know the drill: wash your hands frequently, stay home when you are sick, and actively practice social distancing. I also encourage you to think about the things that we all CAN still do—the past few days have been filled with “can’ts”, “don’ts”, “cancelled”, “called off”, etc—but there are still important and positive things that we can do and focus on while we navigate this very challenging time in our lives. Please know that the adults of the community care for you and love you, we share in your frustrations and disappointments, and we’ll get through all this together, emerging as even stronger Bulldogs!
Governor Pritzker has ordered all Illinois public/private schools be closed through March 30, 2020 due to COVID-19. The Mahomet-Seymour Schools will be closed through 3/30/20 reopening on 3/31/20. Parents and staff should check their email regularly for updates on this situation.
Please invest 20 minutes of time to watch this video from the Champaign Urbana Public Health District. It provides fact based information about COVID-19. https://youtu.be/t2kqVFleI1g
The Facilities Committee Meeting scheduled for this evening, March 5, 2020 at 6 p.m. has been cancelled and will be rescheduled for a later date.
Kindergarten Information Night is coming! Parents of incoming Kindergarten students are invited to join us in the Middletown Prairie Elementary School Gym on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, from 6:00-6:30 p.m. for an informational meeting. Parents of current Pre-K students do not need to attend. Please contact the Middletown Prairie office at 217-586-5833 for more information. We hope to see you there!
Traffic on I-74 eastbound at Mahomet is backed up due to an accident near the bridge over the Sangamon River. Expect delays.
There is a Board of Education Meeting tonight at 7pm in the boardroom. We will be streaming Live on Youtube. https://youtu.be/m4nhxu-yWtw
Highlights from the M-S Music Dept this weekend: MSHS Color Guard wins State 6 members qualify for state a soloists Lexi Watkins=state champion Cayla Emmerd=3rd place HS Jazz Band=1st place honors in the HIGH SCHOOL division at Indiana State Trombone section=Outstanding High Performer of the day MSJH Jazz Band-1st place high honors in Middle School Division Isaac Hanson=Outstanding Middle School Performer of the Day. WOW!! Congratulations and thank you to all for your hard work and for representing M-S with such outstanding performances!
The Mahomet-Seymour Schools will be closed on Friday, February 14, 2020 due to extremely icy/poor road conditions. A decision about extracurriculars will be made later this morning. Stay tune! If you must travel, please be safe.
The Mahomet-Seymour Schools are in need of a Spanish/French Teacher for Mahomet-Seymour HS starting next school year. Please apply at: https://www.generalasp.com/roe9/onlineapp/default.aspx?choosedistrict=true&applitrackclient=1236
Good morning Bulldog Nation! More typical Feb weather has arrived! Tips: 1) slow down 2) allow extra time 3) arrive safely 4) slow down. We got this!!
Tonight's parent meeting about the school district's Acceleration Plan is at: 5:30 p.m. for K--4th grade 7:00 p.m. for 5th grade--High School Both meetings are in the Auditorium at Mahomet-Seymour High School.
Here is the link to tonight's Board of Education Meeting, which starts at 7:00 p.m. at Middletown Prairie Elementary School. https://youtu.be/HR6QrSKm56Q
The Mahomet-Seymour Schools will be closed on Monday, January 20, 2020 in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
After 36 yrs of driving a school bus for Mahomet-Seymour, Linda Gyuran is hanging up the keys this Friday. Please join the school district in thanking and congratulating Linda for her years of service and dedication to the families of Mahomet-Seymour. You will be missed Linda, and we look forward to seeing you as sub bus driver!!
There is a Tax Levy Hearing and a Regular Board Meeting scheduled for tonight starting at 6:30. We will be live on Youtube. https://youtu.be/WUDyNUFvZTo
There is a Special Board Meeting tonight at 7pm. We are streaming live on Youtube. https://youtu.be/itj1gcxXNZ4
There is a regular school board meeting tonight at 7pm. We will be streaming live on youtube. https://youtu.be/J8P2LYAKik4
Today, November 15th, is School Board Member Day in Illinois! Please take the opportunity to thank the members of our Board of Education for their time, service and commitment to the families of Mahomet-Seymour CUSD #3. They are: Max McComb, Lori Larson, Merle Giles, Megan Hennesy, Jeremy Henrichs, Ken Keefe, Colleen Schultz.
Mahomet-Seymour Transportation is hiring bus drivers and bus monitors! Paid Training and additional endorsement reimbursement is available for drivers. Check out the job posting at www.mahometseymour.org. (See Menu/District Information/Employment).
Arthur Leenerman, of Mahomet, one of the last survivors of the sinking of the USS Indianapolis in WWII, passed away this past Monday at the age of 95. He served in the US Navy. One of only 317 sailors to survive the sinking, he spent four and a half days adrift before being rescued. Thank you Arthur, and to all of our veterans, for your service and sacrifice.
As a follow up to the incident at Lincoln Trail Elementary on November 4, 2019, involving a needle found in a piece of candy, the investigation is now completed. The investigation reveals that there is no continuing threat or danger to other students, as we have identified the source of the needle, and it was not obtained while trick or treating. The school district is following up with those involved and/or impacted by this event.
There is a Mahomet-Seymour Board of Education Study Session tonight at 7pm. Streaming live on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHkEMU7WYs8
Incident at Lincoln Trail Elementary, 11-4-19 This morning at Lincoln Trail Elementary, a student found a needle in a “fun size” piece of candy. The candy was brought to school from the student’s home, and was obtained through trick or treating activities over the past few days. The incident remains under investigation. At this time, the Mahomet Police Department and the Mahomet-Seymour Schools do not believe that there is any on-going threat related to this incident. Updates will be provide if and when new information is obtained.
Congratulations Lori Clark! Teacher of the Week--a well deserved honor! https://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/education/teacher-of-the-week-lori-clark/article_8db70240-f3cb-5159-ad04-9ca8e31d13e1.html
There's a Special Board Meeting scheduled for tonight at 7:30. We are streaming live on Youtube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZgjBULioeQ
This is an excellent video explaining the difference between conflict and bullying. It's a great investment of 4 minutes of time! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMmL1Mo2SNI Our bullying complaint form can be found online on our website under "District Information".
There is a Regular School Board Meeting tonight at 7pm. It will be streamed live on Youtube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sqhxykphz9k
Tonight's Special Board of Education Meeting is being streamed live on Youtube. It starts at 7pm. https://youtu.be/76De8RbAx3s
Please watch this video about stop arms on school buses. While it comes from our Lincoln Trail principal Mrs. Hunter, it is relevant for all. And, please be know that the stop arm law applies in our high school parking lot as well. Thank you! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BA4Yj4Db7qs
Please watch this short video for information about the parking lot changes at Lincoln Trail Elementary. https://youtu.be/jx7pYumlP30
Please read this important information about closure of Prairieview Road this week: Prairieview Road will be closed between Golf Rd and Franklin Blvd this Wednesday Oct 9 (possibly Thursday) for culvert replacement.The road will be closed just south of Golf Road.Franklin Blvd will be accessible from the south.Barricades will be placed at Tin Cup Rd to warn of Road Closed to Thru Traffic. Champaign County Highway Department will set up a detour for traffic that needs to access Prairieview north of Golf Road.They expect to have the signs down and the road back open around 5pm on Wednesday.
We need your help! The crossing guards at the corner of Division and State Streets are there to help our kids cross those streets arrive safely to school and cross again safely in the afternoon. It is illegal to disobey a stop sign being held by a crossing guard. Thank you for your cooperation! (625 ILCS 5/11-203) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 11-203) Sec. 11-203. Obedience to police officers. No person shall wilfully fail or refuse to comply with any lawful order or direction of any police officer, fireman, person authorized by a local authority to direct traffic, or school crossing guard invested by law with authority to direct, control, or regulate traffic. Any person convicted of violating this Section is guilty of a petty offense and shall be subject to a mandatory fine of $150. (Source: P.A. 98-396, eff. 1-1-14.)
Noon Friday: Due to some pop up thunderstorms in the area, Lincoln Trail Dawgwalk has been moved inside to the fieldhouse at Mahomet-Seymour HS. Parents still invited to attend--please come to fieldhouse.
Mahomet-Seymour is hiring bus drivers and substitute bus drivers. Apply at www.mahometseymour.org to join our team.
On Sunday, September 29, please join us for an action-packed family-friendly afternoon of basketball and interactive extras as the Harlem Wizards take on a team of Mahomet-Seymour administrators, teachers, and community members! You won't want to miss this event hosted by the Mahomet-Seymour Marching Bulldogs Fiesta Bowl trip steering/fundraising committee. Tickets available here: https://harlemwizards.thundertix.com/events/151137
Tonight's Budget Hearing starts at 6:30pm. Regular Board Meeting is at 7pm. Live on Youtube. https://youtu.be/nOuhz3cytuo
Tonight's Joint Board Meeting between the Village of Mahomet and the Mahomet-Seymour School Board will be streamed live on BulldogTv. https://youtu.be/gpshm9AA_Wo
This morning was the first meeting of the high school STEM Club. A big thank you to STEM Club sponsors Mr. Garrison, Mr. Koker and MS graduate Andrew Walmer. This club is supported by a U of I grant and meets Mondays at 7:15 am in Mr. Koker’s classroom at the high school. STEM Club is open to all interested MSHS students.
Sunday, August 25th, from 11am-4pm Grace Church is hosting a community blood drive in honor of Mackenzie Byrd. Our goal is to collect 64 units of blood to represent the 64 units of blood that Makenzie needed to get through her recent surgeries! If you are interested in donating, please use the link below to sign up. (Walk-ins are welcome, but we highly encourage you to sign up!) https://www.bloodcenterimpact.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/86045
Congratulations to Nathan Mills, principal at MSJH for being named to the "40 Under 40" list!! What an honor to have him as a leader in our school district! https://www.centralillinoisbusiness.com/sustainable-agritourism/2019-forty-under-40-winners-announced
Tonight's Board Meeting begins at 7pm. We are streaming live on Youtube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJzKnw0EpEI
Parent Technology Night for parents of students in grades 6-12 tonight at the HS at 5:30.
Dawgapalooza #17 is scheduled for Friday evening August 30. This is a fundraiser for our Music and Athletic Booster Clubs. In the past, there has been interested by local small business owners and other organizations in setting up a booth to sell items, or provide exposure for their service or product. In response to this, Music and Athletic Boosters have decided to create a new "Vendor Marketplace" this year and make booth spaces available for interested parties in return for a $200 donation. If you know of a business or organization that might be interested in this, please encourage them to reach out to our booster clubs. They can email inquiries to: email@example.com.
The Joint Board Meeting between the Village of Mahomet Board of Trustees and the Mahomet-Seymour Board of Education, originally scheduled for August 21, 2019, has been cancelled and will be rescheduled for a later date.
Calling all substitute teachers. Substitute teacher training will be held at the Administrative Center on Friday, August 16th from 8:45-10:45 am. For more information contact Shantille Heinold at firstname.lastname@example.org or 217-586-2161.
Tonight, we will be streaming the public comment portion of the Board Self-Evaluation. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhxU1VwGamA
Mahomet Area Youth Club is in need of your support! Anyone getting this email can take 25% off race registration from now until 1:30 p.m. on Thursday when on-line registration closes! Take25MahometSchools is the code. When you register put it in on the payment page and the discount will be applied! The Main Street Mile is Friday night, 5k and longer races are Saturday am. Technical shirts, reusable shopping bag, medals and more for our participants! runmahomet.com to register. Thank you for your support of MAYC. Visit: mahometyouth.org to register
Tonight's Board Meeting starts at 7pm. We will be broadcasting on BulldogTv. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_J5_iz5q-0
High School Students! We are looking for workers for Kids Club for the 19-20 school year. Information can be found on our district website, under "District Information" and then "Employment".
On 7-14-19, Cornbelt Fire Dept. along with law enforcement will be conducting training exercises at Mahomet-Seymour HS from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be multiple vehicles from the fire department parked at the HS & the building will not be accessible during these hours.
Mahomet-Seymour Schools are hiring! We need special education teachers. Please see link below if you'd like to join our amazing team in Bulldog Nation!! https://www.ms.k12.il.us/employment--47
Your support of the Mahomet Area Youth Club is appreciated! Information about this year's MAYC run is at the link below. We are proud to partner with MAYC to serve the youth of our community! https://mahometyouth.org/run-mahomet/
Our Regular Board Meeting is tonight at 7pm. We will be streaming live on Youtube. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGB5udTD7zbsCxq36ufR8sw/live
We are looking for an exceptional, energetic, enthusiastic student-centered leader to join Bulldog Nation. Mahomet-Seymour High School is seeking an assistant principal. The following link on our website contains application information: http://www.mahometseymour.org/employment--47
Haven't gotten your property tax bill yet? Here is the impact of that delay----The Mahomet-Seymour Board of Education will hold a special mtg. Monday 6/3/19 @ 7:45 a.m. for the purpose of passing a parameters resolution--which will allow us to issue tax anticipation warrants (TAW's). This allows us to borrow money against future property tax revenue so we can pay our bills. This action is being taken due to the fact that tax bills from Champaign County have not yet been sent out. Should've received approximately $4 million in May in tax revenue.
The May 20th Board Meeting starts at 7pm. We are live streaming on Youtube.https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGB5udTD7zbsCxq36ufR8sw/live
What are you doing the evening of June 8? How about supporting MAYC! Burgers,Boots and Bidding — tix still available. Help support this amazing organization & support our youth & all of their programming — some of which is in collaboration with the M-S Schools, such as BLAST & after school programs at our JH and HS.
Bulldog Trails taking shape..thank you MSHS student Natalie Mitchell for planning and carrying out this amazing project. Thank you M-S Ag/FFA, Farm Credit IL, Justin Lamb/Sunset Landscaping, Interact Club, Mahomet Rotary Club and a host of other volunteers and contributors, including our Grounds Crew. Bulldog Trails provides an outdoor nature area for our youngest students at Middletown Prairie Elementary to learn and grow.
The Mahomet-Seymour School District is proud to announce that Mr. Matt Hensley, Assistant Principal/Athletic Director at Mahomet-Seymour High School, was recognized as the Division 5 Class 3A and 4A Athletic Director of the Year by the Illinois Athletic Directors Association. He accepted this award at the awards banquet at the annual conference of the Illinois Athletic Directors Association earlier in May. Mr. Hensley has served in this capacity at M-S HS for 13 years. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association, a position to which he was elected two years ago, and represents Division 5 on the Board of Directors of the Illinois Athletic Directors Association. “We are proud of Matt’s involvement and leadership at both the national and state level of these professional organizations,” said Board of Education President Max McComb. “It is wonderful that his time and efforts are being recognized.”
Tonight's Bulldog Dialog features Trent Nuxoll discussing school finances. Stream starts at 7pm. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGB5udTD7zbsCxq36ufR8sw/live
We will be naming our weight room at our HS after Coach Jim Risley this Friday, May 10 at 5:00 pm. The ceremony will take place in the field house and is open to all. Please help us celebrate and offer thanks for the service and the person after whom we will name this facility.
Mahomet Seymour Schools will be dismissing per our regular procedures at the regular time this afternoon. Based upon information gathered this afternoon, we believe this to be the best course of action. Kids Club and BLAST are in session. There will be increased police presence at LT and the JH. Everyone’s cooperation and patience is appreciated this afternoon
At approximately 12:55 p.m. both Lincoln Trail Elementary and Mahomet-Seymour Jr High were put on soft lockdown due to a threat made related to a domestic situation. The Mahomet PD is investigating the situation, and is present at our buildings. We will keep parents updated as more info becomes available.
There is a special board meeting tonight, 4/10 at 6:30pm. We are live streaming the meeting on Youtube. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGB5udTD7zbsCxq36ufR8sw/live
Look who came to Lincoln Trail to celebrate Hands Around the World! Samba Kane and Georgi B. from the Illini Mens' Basketball Team! Thank you to our amazing Irish dancers as well! A great day at the Trail today, celebrating cultures from around the world. With great appreciation to all of our volunteers who make this long tradition so special.
The Mahomet Area Youth Club (MAYC) is looking for individuals who love to work with kids to assist during summer break and/or spring break. Counselors are responsible for a group of 15 to 20 youth on a daily basis. They must ensure safety, manage behavior, act as a role model and mentor, and model constructive participation in all daily activities. They will work closely with the Programming Director and Executive Director to implement programming and to ensure the safety of all youth. Counselors, with the help youth where appropriate are also expected to assist in cleaning up during the day and at the end of each day to ensure facilities are kept neat and tidy for continued use. Counselors should be at least 17 years of age. All Counselors must participate in 1.5 days of training before the Clubhouse opens for summer. Mahomet Area Youth Club will be open for summer from June 3rd through August 9th from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm. Counselors are expected to work a minimum of 20 hours per week. This is a paid position (minimum wage). Please send an e-mail with a resume to email@example.com if you are interested.
Tonight there is a regularly scheduled board meeting at 7pm in the boardroom. We will be live streaming on Youtube. Link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGB5udTD7zbsCxq36ufR8sw/live
Tomorrow (3/12/19) at 6pm, there will be a school board candidate forum held at Cornbelt Fire. If you can not attend in person, Bulldog TV will be Live Streaming the event. Link can be found here: https://youtu.be/zhwk8Qae_gk
We'd like to thank Columbia Street Roastery for sponsoring our coffee cart at Mahomet-Seymour Jr. High. The coffee cart provides coffee to our staff each day and is operated by students in our Life Skills Program. We appreciate the support and assistance with this wonderful experience for our students, and bonus: our staff gets awesome coffee. Thank you Columbia Street Roastery!!
Recognizing the time, efforts & dedication of Mr. Toby Willard. Coach Willard coached in our Mahomet-Seymour Jr. High boys' basketball program for the past 15 years & has decided to retire from coaching for us. The longevity speaks for itself, as does the positive impact this person has had on countless kids. Thank you Coach Willard for your years of service to Mahomet-Seymour Schools!
Our February Regular Board Meeting is tonight, 2/11 at 7pm. You can view the streamed meeting here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGB5udTD7zbsCxq36ufR8sw/live
Mahomet-Seymour Jr. High School is seeking a Head Boys Track and Field Coach. Interested applicants should contact Mr. Doug Fisher, Asst. Principal/AD at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 217-586-4415
The Board of Education of Mahomet-Seymour CUSD #3 is pleased to announce the hiring of Mrs. Megan Hunter as the new principal at Lincoln Trail Elementary School. She will be officially appointed at the February 11, 2019 Board of Education meeting, and starts her position on July 1, 2019. Mrs. Hunter replaces Mr. Jeff Starwalt, who is retiring at the end of the school year after serving the Mahomet-Seymour Schools for 19 years, the last seven as principal of Lincoln Trail. Mrs. Hunter had served as a behavior interventionist in the Mahomet-Seymour Schools for three years, and has spent the 18-19 school year as assistant principal at Lincoln Trail Elementary. Prior to holding these positions, Mrs. Hunter was a special education teacher in the Williamson County (IL) Special Education Cooperative from 2005-2013. From 2013-2015, Mrs. Hunter was a special education teacher in Carbondale Elementary School District #95. She holds a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree from Southern Illinois University and is working toward her Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) certification “Mrs. Hunter has demonstrated her leadership in the district for the past four years, and her background and expertise are an excellent fit in transitioning to the principal’s position at Lincoln Trail,” said Board President Max McComb. “We look forward to having Mrs. Hunter lead Lincoln Trail into a very exciting time in our school district.” Hunter’s salary for the 2019-2020 school year will be $89,000. Mrs. Hunter and her husband Jason reside in Mahomet with their daughter Katie.
The Mahomet-Seymour Education Foundation is pleased to announce the awarding of over $19,000 in grants to teachers in the Mahomet-Seymour School District. Amy Walmer, chairperson of the Grant Selection Committee said, This year the Mahomet Seymour Education Foundation awarded 16 grants from an applicant pool of 21, totaling just under $20,000. Once again we saw a large focus on STEM components to create new STEM box centers, as well as additional items to enhance existing STEM units within the classroom. We funded new music stands for the band room at Lincoln Trail and benches for the AG program at the high school that can be used for their many educational events. The MSEF also funded grant requests for literacy libraries to help with guided reading and books for classroom libraries at specific grade levels. Grants that were awarded to the teachers fund curriculum related areas and often support and inspire innovative practices in Mahomet-Seymour CUSD #3 classrooms. “The grants this year span a wide range of instructional materials and technology related items. The grants from the MSEF provide an opportunity to enhance learning opportunities for all of our students,” said Superintendent Lindsey Hall. “Thank you to our many teachers who wrote a grant this year, and to the MSEF for their work in reviewing and awarding grants. The generosity and hard work of the foundation and its volunteers is deeply appreciated!” The following is a list of the grants that were funded this year: • Gymnastics mats and balance beam, MPE, Melinda Douglas, $2238 • Math Centers, MPE, Krumweide/Wade/Myers/Roberts, $1035 • STEM, Robotics, Coding, JH, Rachel Nodine, $1155 • Scholastic Short Reads, Lincoln Trail, Bollman/Johnson/Laley/Kneller, $2000 • Lazer maze/Pegs/Racer/Puzzles/Tablet, MPE, Heather Jackson, $624 • Literacy Materials and Tubs, MPE, Katie Walk, $448 • Playground Stencils/Paint/Balls, MPE, Rose/Cosner/Piening/Russell/Quick, $985 • Non-Fiction books and Materials, JH, Iverson/Higgins/McFarland, $1500 • Task Boxes and Toys, MPE, Buckius/Gilbert/Uebelhoer, $1471 • Happy with Hands On, MPE, Roloff/Watson/Diskin, $1400 • Materials to build STEM bins, Lincoln Trail, Cox/Perkins, $501 • ipads/cases/screen protectors/charging station, HS, Lauren Ochs, $1117 • Teacher Microphones, Lincoln Trail, 4th grade teachers, $2300 • Computer for Graphic Design, HS, Bess Lanker, $1824 • Writing Workshop Materials, Lincoln Trail, Dana Martin, $697 • Music Stands, Lincoln Trail, Philip Meyer, $1300
Hello Bulldog Families, This is a friendly reminder that a limited number of reserved tables for BULLDOG BASH will go on sale this coming Tuesday, February 5th at 6pm. Individual ticket will go on sale the following Tuesday, February 12th at 6pm. All tables and tickets will be sold online at http://bidpal.net/msefbash19 Table of 8: $700 Table of 4: $350 (Note: These are tall tables with bar stool height chairs) Individual Tickets: $65 For families new to the district or unfamiliar with Bulldog Bash, this is our annual fundraiser for the Mahomet-Seymour Education Foundation (MSEF). MSEF is a non-profit that provides financial support for educational opportunities for students and faculty beyond the school district's mean. At Bulldog Bash, we have live and silent auctions to raise money to fund grants that enrich Mahomet-Seymour classrooms, scholarships for high school seniors, and special projects as requested by Mahomet-Seymour administration. Recent examples of special projects include school playground equipment for Middletown Prairie's addition and helping with the M-S Chromebook 1:1 initiative for 6-12th grades. A ticket to Bulldog Bash includes a buffet dinner, free drinks and live music by Hey Jimmy Band. If you have any questions, please contact Jill Kellner at: email@example.com Thank you for supporting the Mahomet Seymour Education Foundation!!
Please welcome Mr. Nick York, starting today as our new Director of Transportation. #gobulldogs
The Mahomet-Seymour Schools will be closed on Thursday, January 31, 2019 due forecasted extreme temperatures and a windchill warning until noon. More information will be forthcoming about extracurricular activities scheduled or rescheduled for Thursday afternoon/evening.
Tonight's Joint Board Meeting between the Mahomet-Seymour School District and the village of Mahomet is being streamed live at 7pm. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGB5udTD7zbsCxq36ufR8sw/live
The Mahomet-Seymour Schools will be closed on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 due to the extreme and dangerous weather conditions. A decision about Thursday, January 31, 2019 will be made on Wednesday. The field house will be closed to public use on January 30, 2019.
Our own Joseph Dauwe! https://www.wcia.com/news/local-news/blind-high-school-drummer-takes-the-win/1710765147
The public is invited to a community workshop on Tuesday 1/22/19 to hear and see ideas about the Downtown Master Plan for Mahomet. 6-8 p.m. @ Cornbelt Fire Station. Your voice and feedback are needed!
The next substitute teacher training will take place on January 23rd from 8:45 am - 10:45 am @ the Mahomet-Seymour High School in the library classroom. Interested individuals should contact Jennifer Farm at firstname.lastname@example.org or 217-586-2161 to RSVP. Thank you!
Our Regular School Board Meeting that is scheduled for tonight at 7 is being live streamed on Youtube. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGB5udTD7zbsCxq36ufR8sw/live
Update: Field House now open until 5 pm January 13. Thank you!
All contests & practices for Sat. Jan. 12, 2019 are postponed or cancelled. This includes the Marty Williams Invitational wrestling tournament. Please stay tuned to Mahomet-Seymour social media for updates on today's practice schedule as well as dates for rescheduled contests.
Please keep our friends, family and neighbors in the Unit 5 Schools in your positive thoughts and prayers as they deal with the tragic school bus accident that occurred last night on I-74.
Let's support our Apollo Conference friends from Taylorville Thursday evening as our boys' BB team plays them here at home!! Please wear purple/gold to support Taylorville. Gate will be donated to help with tornado recovery efforts & support of their community. #gobulldogs
Two hour early dismissal for all buildings in the Mahomet-Seymour Schools on Wednesday, 12/5/18. Buses run regular schedule and Kids Club is in session.
Tonight's Bulldog Dialog featuring Officer Bill Ward will be streamed live on Youtube if you can not attend in person. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGB5udTD7zbsCxq36ufR8sw/live
The Mahomet-Seymour Board of Education is holding a Board Meeting tonight, 11-9-18 at 7pm. We will be streaming live via youtube if you'd like to watch. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGB5udTD7zbsCxq36ufR8sw/live
Bulldog Dialog has been cancelled for the evening of November 12th, and has been rescheduled for Monday evening, November 26th, 7-8 p.m. in the Board of Education meeting room at MPE .
Bulldog Dialog is Monday, November 12th from 7-8 p.m. in the Board of Education meeting room at Middletown Prairie Elementary. Our special guest will be our school resource officer, Officer Bill Ward. This is an opportunity to hear about district news and ask questions. See you there!
Our three instructional coaches and behavior interventionist made a fantastic presentation last night to our BOE about their impactful work with our staff. We repurposed several existing positions and used new funding (Tier) money to get these vital positions in place. These leaders are making a difference! They are: Marissa Hill, Caitlin Megginson-Dicken, Kim Johnson (instructional coaches) Lauren Pratt, behavior interventionist.
The Mahomet-Seymour Board of Education has a study session tonight at 7pm. We will be streaming live via YouTube if you'd like to watch. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGB5udTD7zbsCxq36ufR8sw
The following Mahomet-Seymour HS students were honored at The Breakfast of Champions this morning. This event is planned and coordinated by the MSHS PBIS Team. These students are inspiring, dedicated, and hard working. Their stories are strong messages for all of us adults--thank you to these amazing kids!! And, thank you PBIS Team! Anthony DuVall, nominated by Kim Lavin Bryce Empson, nominated by Rob Ledin and Cindy Brumfield Audrey McNamara, nominated by Jackie Risley Kyler Groff, nominated by Rhonda Ehrecke Jasmine Garcia, nominated by Dan Ryan Isabella Gonzalez, nominated by Rhonda Ehrecke Amy Jassman, nominated by Belinda Schneider nomination delivered by Kristin Allen Jacob Hobbs, nominated by Sarah Henrikson
Our Marching Bulldogs came home today with their 10th Governors Cup--as Grand Champions of the U of I Marching Band Competition. Congratulations!! #gobulldogs
Our Regular Board Meeting is tonight at 7pm. We will be streaming live via Youtube. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGB5udTD7zbsCxq36ufR8sw/live
Long-Term Substitutes Needed Do you have a teaching certificate? Did you know Mahomet-Seymour CUSD #3 is in need of long-term substitutes to cover extended leaves? Did you know that starting on the 16th consecutive day long-term substitutes are paid $197.97 a day during the long-term leave? And, after successfully completing a long-term leave, long-term substitutes start any remaining long-term leaves during the same school year at $197.97 a day. To apply, visit www.mahometseymour.org For more information, contact Jennifer Farm at 217-586-2161 or email@example.com.
New - Short-Term Substitute License Individuals holding an Associate’s Degree or having completed 60 hours of college coursework are now eligible for a Short-Term Substitute License. Interested individuals must: -Submit official transcripts to the Regional Office of Education (ROE) -Be fingerprinted at the ROE and pay the $60 fee -Complete a physical; form submitted to the ROE -Attend the required district substitute teacher training on October 25, 2018 at Mahomet-Seymour Administrative Center. (8:45 am - 10:45 am) -Pay the $25 application fee Once all the steps are completed, individuals will be issued a Short-Term Substitute License. The license is valid through June 30, 2023 and allows individuals to substitute up to 5 consecutive days for a classroom teacher PK-12. Mahomet-Seymour currently pays $100 day for teacher substitutes. Paperwork for Mahomet-Seymour can be found on the district website. www.mahometseymour.org For more information, contact Jennifer Farm at 217-586-2161 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have a study session tonight at 7pm. We will be streaming it live via youtube if you would like to watch. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGB5udTD7zbsCxq36ufR8sw/live
New - Short-Term Substitute License For more information, contact Jennifer Farm at 217-586-2161 or email@example.com.
A celebration today of our remodeled Ag Shop at Mahomet-Seymour HS. Thank you to Farm Credit and the White Family for your generous donations. Our Ag program is amazing--the hard work of teacher Jenn Wherley has increased participation in FFA as well as enrollment in our Ag related classes, and our students are phenomenal! FFA President Michael Myerscough and VP Ellen Bushell lead the way!
Mahomet-Seymour CUSD #3 is in need of Kids Club workers! Apply online--go to: Our Website>District Information>Employment
Our safety drill at MPE with our staff has concluded. Thank you to the Mahomet Police Department for your assistance!
MPE is not accessible during this safety training starting at 10 a.m. for approximately 20-30 minutes, so please plan accordingly. Thank you!
The staff at MPE will be engaging in safety training (live shooter) this morning @ 10 a.m. The training involves the Mahomet Police Department. Please be aware of increased presence of law enforcement around the building due to this training. Thank you!
The Mahomet-Seymour Transportation Department is hiring! Please visit our webpage for details and to apply. Go to: www.mahometseymour.org Look under "District Information", then "Employment".
We’re hiring Kids Club adult and student workers at Lincoln Trail and Middletown Prairie. Hours are M-F 3:00-6:00. Adult workers start at $10.62 an hour. Student workers start at $8.25 an hour and need to be at least 15 years old and in high school. Visit our website to apply. www.mahometseymour.org
Mark your calendars! Grand Opening/Ribbon Cutting for Middletown Prairie Elementary is Sunday, August 12th from 2-5 p.m. Ribbon cutting ceremony is at 2:15 p.m. We welcome our community to this event to see and walk through this beautiful building which will be home to Pre K-2nd grade students at the start of this school year!
Board Meeting tonight at 7pm. We are streaming live on Youtube. Click the link to join: https://bit.ly/2uFfdfl
Mahomet-Seymour High School will be hosting SWAT units from Champaign County in our building for training on Tuesday July 17, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. All training areas will be designated as "CLOSED' during the time training is in progress. Mahomet-Seymour High School is happy to be able to work in a collaborative environment with local law enforcement and to provide our facilities as a training ground for their continued efforts.
Parents/Guardians: On-line registration in Skyward opens on Monday, July 16, 2018!
The Mahomet-Seymour CUSD #3 Administrative Offices will be closed the week of July 2-6, 2018. We will reopen on July 9. Happy 4th of July!
With both the Board of Education and Village Board providing unanimous approval, the agreement to hire a SRO for the Mahomet-Seymour Schools is approved. Thank you to the Village for working collaboratively with us to make this happen!
Our boys Track and Field Team will be welcomed back to Mahomet this evening at approximately 7 p.m. with an escort to Mahomet-Seymour HS by the Cornbelt Fire Department. Escort will start at Middletown Prairie Elementary stoplight--Churchill and Route 150.
Congratulations to the Mahomet-Seymour Boys Track and Field Team for earning a 2nd place finish at the IHSA Class 2A State Track and Field Meet. This is an amazing accomplishment! Go Bulldogs!
We just had a joyous and fun celebration of Mrs. Carol Shallenberger's service to our schools as she retires. Pictured on the left, she and our Kindergarteners enjoyed cookies and milk together, after reading "If You Give A Principal A Cookie..." Thank you to Anna Webb, PTO Rep for Middletown Prairie, and our entire M-S PTO for planning this wonderful celebration for an awesome principal! Congratulations on your retirement Mrs. Shallenberger!
So fitting that during Teacher Appreciation Week we receive the news that as a Silver Medal designee, the US News and World Report Ranking of Best High Schools puts Mahomet-Seymour High School at #32 in the state. We are the top ranked high school in downstate Illinois! Spectacular work students, staff, parents and community!! #gobulldogs
We offer our deepest thanks and appreciation to the Mahomet Seymour Education Foundation for the generous support shown to the school district this year. Most recently, we'd like to say thank you to the MSEF for the donation of $100,000 toward our Chromebooks initiative, and $32,000 over the next two years (total of $64,000) in support of the new Middletown Prairie Elementary playground. This amazing partnership couldn't happen without the long hours and very hard work on behalf of many volunteers, as well as the generosity in giving that occurs in our community. THANK YOU MAHOMET SEYMOUR EDUCATION FOUNDATION!
5th and 6th grade Band and Chorus Concert tonight, May 3. Starts at 6:30 p.m. in the MSHS Gymnasium. See you there! #gobulldogs
Are you the parent of a current 5th-11th grader? Please plan to attend a Chromebook meeting on either April 30 or May 1 @ 6:00 pm in MSHS Auditorium. These meetings are to learn more about our personal devices initiative that starts in the fall when all 6th -12th graders will get a Chromebook.
The Mahomet-Seymour Junior High School Dye Dash has been rescheduled to Monday, May 14th at the JH. Start time is approximately 1:25 p.m. Thank you for your support of this event!
This evening, 4-19-18, is "Celebrate Sangamon"! This is a community open house to take one last walk through Sangamon Elementary before it closes at the end of the school year. All are welcome! 5-7:30 at Sangamon Elementary.
Local historians: need your help! When did Sangamon Elem get its name? Was Mahomet Grade School.. then Sangamon. When did name change occur? Thank you!
An investigation over the past 48 hours of an incident between a Mahomet-Seymour bus and private vehicle has yielded the following facts: • On Monday, March 26th at approximately 8:00 a.m. a Mahomet-Seymour School bus, making a right turn to proceed west on State Street, clipped a vehicle (car) making a left turn from the same location. • At the time of the contact with the other vehicle, the driver was unaware that contact had been made with the vehicle. This is supported by video evidence from inside the bus. The driver proceeded to Mahomet-Seymour High School to drop off students. The driver then proceeded to Mahomet-Seymour Jr. High School to drop off students. At this time, several students exiting the bus indicated to the driver she had scraped a vehicle. • Her reaction to this information was one of surprise, as she was not aware of any contact with another vehicle. She then immediately contacted the Director of Transportation. After communicating with him, she proceeded on to drop off the remaining students on the bus at school. • This information is supported through the evidence supplied by the video camera system on the bus. Various accounts of this incident posted on social media are not accurate. The district has taken the time to thoroughly investigate the incident, utilizing the video evidence, which also contains the audio recording, and following up with the driver and Mahomet Police Department. The Mahomet Police Department investigated the incident after being contacted by the driver of the private vehicle, and determined it was not a “hit and run.” Neither driver was ticketed. An exchange of information took place, and an accident report was written. Chief Mike Metzler characterized the incident as “a non-event.” The school district continually monitors any incident that occurs in/around our school day, as well as our follow up protocols. We will continue to examine and monitor that. We understand that some parents are concerned that they were not immediately notified about this incident and others are concerned they first found out about this via local media. At the time, in assessing the event, evidence suggested it was extremely minor. There were no student injuries and there was no disruption to the school day for any students involved. There was nothing reported to the local media by the school district or the police. However, we live in a day where events get picked up, amplified, and often misrepresented on social media. This causes alarm and concern. Some parents would have preferred that we had would have released an update Monday shortly after the event took place. We understand that and will take those concerns into account moving forward. Further questions about the incident can be directed to Chief Mike Metzler at the Mahomet Police Department.
Mr. DiFilippo's 5th hr class received their Chromebooks today in a test run of our personal devices initiative. Great ?'s and observations from our students! We will use their insights and experiences as we move forward with technology in the classroom. All other 6th-12th graders will receive their Chromebooks in August!
The Mahomet Seymour Schools are closed for spring break ftom March 16 thru March 23. We will welcome everyone back on March 26!
Achoo! Believe it or not it has been challenging to find subs due to the strength and duration of the cold and flu season. You might be interested to know how Mahomet sub pay stacks up against other districts. Check it out here: https://goo.gl/DVi38p
Regular Board Meeting is tonight. 7pm start time. We are recording and streaming via Webex. Link is here: https://goo.gl/1RpBrS
Mahomet-Seymour Education Foundation's Bulldog Bash fundraiser was Friday evening March 9. It was a tremendous success not only in terms of raising money for this amazing organization, but the show of support for the Mahomet-Seymour Schools is incredible. The MSEF supports teachers and students in our classrooms through financial support, and also has contributed to large capital projects in our school district. We are indescribably grateful for the work of the MSEF. Thank you to our community for the generosity exhibited at Bulldog Bash through donations, bidding on auction items and being in attendance. Thank you to the volunteers, mostly MSEF Board Members, hard work and long hours it took to plan and carry out Bulldog Bash. Thank you to the many generous sponsors of Bulldog Bash. It was a fun, successful and wonderful event-THANK YOU TO ALL!!
Mahomet-Seymour HS was honored to welcome Representative Will Davis to our school today. Representing the 30th district in the state house, Rep. Davis spoke to Mr. Pogue's Government and Law class, Ms. Gibbard's Civics class, and learned about our Ag/FFA program. We are so appreciative of his time--thank you for visiting Rep. Davis!
Mahomet Township and Village of Mahomet will be closing the Shively Bridge over the Sangamon on 2000N by 8 a.m. this morning. Water levels not safe on either side of bridge.
Wed. February 14 is an early release day for Mahomet-Seymour Schools. All buildings are dismissed 2 hours early. Buses run regular routes and Kids Club is in session.
Regular Board meeting tonight at 7pm. Link is below if you would like to attend virtually. https://goo.gl/Qs44jA
Thank you thank you to our grounds crew and custodians for clearing our sidewalks and driveways this morning! Great work and you are appreciated!
Bulldog Dialog is cancelled for this evening, February 1, 2018 and will be rescheduled for a later date.
A message for parents/guardians from our school nurse, Nita Bachman: The peak of the cold and flu season is upon us. To prevent widespread flu in the school, we recommend that your child stay home from school if experiencing flu or cold symptoms. To decide whether or not to send your child to school, please consider the following guidelines: Consider keeping your child at home for an extra day of rest and observation if he or she has any of the following symptoms: • Very stuffy or runny nose and/or cough • Mild sore throat (no fever, no known exposure to strep) • Headache • Mild stomach ache Definitely keep your child at home for treatment and observation if he or she has any of these symptoms: • Fever (greater than 100 degrees by mouth and your child may return to school only after his or her temperature has been consistently below 100 degrees, by mouth, for a minimum of 24 hours) • Vomiting (even once) • Diarrhea • Chills • General malaise or feelings of fatigue, discomfort, weakness or muscle aches • Frequent congested (wet) or croupy cough • Lots of nasal congestion with frequent blowing of nose To help prevent the flu and other colds, teach your children good hygiene habits: • Wash hands frequently • Do not touch eyes, nose or mouth • Cover mouth and nose when sneezing or coughing, use a paper tissue, throw it away and then wash hands • Avoid close contact with people who are sick. Colds are the most contagious during the first 48 hours. A child who has a fever should remain at home until "fever free" for a minimum of 24 hours. A child who has started antibiotics needs to be on the medication for 48 hours before considered non-contagious and able to return to school. Often when a child awakens with vague complaints (the way colds and flu begin) it is wise to observe your child at home for an hour or two before deciding whether or not to bring to school. Your child should be physically able to participate in all school activities on return to school. Keeping a sick child at home will minimize the spread of infections and viruses in the classroom. Thank you in advance for helping make this year at school as healthy as possible. Sincerely, Nita Bachman R.N. School Nurse
Reminder to Parents/Community Members: Bulldog Dialog is 2-1-18--this Thursday! In the Board of Ed Meeting Room at MPE from 7-8 p.m. All are welcome! The purpose and goals of Bulldog Dialog are to: --Facilitate and support communication between M-S CUSD # 3 and our parents/community members ---Provide the opportunity and the venue to ask questions, express concerns and listen to information from school district officials ---Engage the community in dialog about the M-S CUSD #3 Schools as well as impart factual and current information to our constituents
Good afternoon Mahomet-Seymour Parents/Guardians, Early this afternoon some staff members at Mahomet-Seymour High School made our administration aware of a threatening message on social media. Mahomet Police were immediately involved in the situation. Upon further investigation of the situation by the MPD and MSHS administration, the threat at this time has been determined to not be credible. We appreciate our staff members taking the actions that they did. Again, while the threat has been determined to not be credible, out of an abundance of caution there will be an increased police presence at MSHS tomorrow. Sincerely, Dr. Lindsey Hall Superintendent of Schools
Two hour early dismissal on Wednesday January 24th for Mahomet-Seymour Schools. Buses run regular routes, Kids Club is open. #gobulldogs
Board Meeting Starts at 7pm tonight. If you would like to attend virtually, please click the link: https://goo.gl/iWroUD
All extracurricular trips/contests are cancelled this evening, January 11, due to weather concerns. Practices will still be held at JH and HS. #gobulldogs
Ellen Ericson, Spanish instructor at Mahomet-Seymour High School, has been recognized for receiving the 2017 ICTFL Distinguished Educator Award from the Illinois Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ICTFL). The Distinguished Educator Award recognizes educators whose exemplary teaching has provided inspiration to large numbers of foreign language students and/or teachers. This category includes persons who have distinguished themselves in teacher education and as in-service trainers, as well as in the actual teaching of languages and cultures. In addition to her duties teaching Spanish at Mahomet-Seymour High School, Ellen has devoted countless hours over the years mentoring other teachers and pursuing ongoing training to enhance her own professional expertise. Ellen was one of the first cadre of Illinois teachers to be trained in the TALL-IL program in 2013. In 2014 Ellen completed ACTFL’s Oral Proficiency Interview training. She has presented workshops to teachers on Backward Design, Creating Units, and Proficiency Based Learning. In 2015, Ellen represented ICTFL in the Conference Workshop/Extension Workshop on the topic of “Integrated Proficiency Based Assessment: Moving from Performance to Proficiency” at the Central States Conference. She and the other Illinois teachers from the CW/EW presented the ICTFL teacher training workshop “WinterFest” in 2016. Her colleagues at ICTFL recognize Ellen as a learner, a team-player and an active member of our teaching profession. “I couldn’t be more proud of the award that Mrs. Ellen Ericson has been granted from the Illinois Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. Mrs. Ericson not only works hard to improve the learning experiences for her students, but she also gives of herself to mentor others in the profession,” Shannon Cheek, principal of Mahomet-Seymour High School said. “I appreciate all the time and energy Mrs. Ericson has dedicated to the students and her colleagues at Mahomet-Seymour High School, and the time and energy she continues to dedicate to the continued development and improvement of the teaching profession. Her professionalism, hard work and dedication is admired.”
The Mahomet-Seymour Schools are OPEN on Monday, January 8, 2018.
At approximately 11 a.m. this morning Champaign police took a suspect into custody on Mahomet-Seymour High School property after a chase. Further details are unavailable at this time, as law enforcement is handling this investigation. A small number of students who were on site for athletic practices were secured and kept safe until the conclusion of the incident.
Happy Holidays Bulldog Nation!! School is closed from Dec 21 thru Jan 3. Students return Jan 5. Enjoy your break! #gobulldogs
Board Meeting Night. If you'd like to attend virtually, follow the link. Meeting starts at 7pm. https://goo.gl/JxCuu7
The Mahomet Seymour High School Future Business Leaders are excited to be kicking off their 19th Annual Toy drive next week. Beginning Monday, December 4, donations of New Toys, Same-as-new Toys, Hats, Scarves, Gloves, and Mittens will be collected at MPE, Sangamon, and Lincoln Trail to benefit Mahomet Helping Hands. Please feel free to donate unwrapped toys any day from Monday December 4 to Monday December 11. The donations from our school district have been generous for the past 18 years! FBLA and Mahomet Helping Hands would like to thank you in advance for any items or cash (checks to Mahomet Helping Hands) that you wish to donate! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from MSHS FBLA.
The message below is from the Champaign Urbana Public Health District. November 28, 2017 Dear Parent: We have identified two confirmed cases of WHOOPING COUGH (also known as PERTUSSIS) in the Mahomet-Seymour schools. One case at Lincoln Trail in the third grade class, and the other in 7th grade at the Jr. High. Pertussis is a contagious, bacterial illness that is spread from person-to-person by droplet or direct contact with airborne respiratory secretions or by indirect contact with articles soiled by the infected person’s nose and throat discharges. Symptoms of Pertussis usually appear 5-to 10-days after exposure, but can take as long as 21 days. The first symptoms are similar to those of a common cold - a runny nose, sneezing, low- grade fever and a mild, occasional cough. The cough gradually becomes severe and, after one to two weeks, the patient has spasmodic bursts of numerous, rapid coughs. The characteristic high- pitched "whoop," which is more common in children, and comes from breathing in after a coughing episode. During such an attack, the patient may turn blue, vomit and become exhausted. Between coughing attacks, the patient usually appears normal. If you or someone you know has an unexplained cough lasting greater than two weeks accompanied by one of the symptoms listed above please refer them to a physician. Please adhere to the following recommendations from the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District regarding suspect/ confirmed cases of Pertussis: 1. Cases of Pertussis must be excluded from school, daycare, or other social gatherings until at least 5 days after starting on antibiotic therapy. 2. Please consult with your physician if someone in your home is experiencing any Pertussis- like symptoms. Your doctor can diagnose the disease in a few days by ordering a PCR test. If the test is positive all household members and high-risk individuals need to receive 5 days of antibiotic therapy. 3. Every child should of have received the pertussis vaccine at 2, 4, 6 and 15 months of age and another dose at 4 to 6 years of age. This vaccine is given in the same shot with diphtheria and tetanus vaccines. Immunization is required for child care and school attendance. A single dose of Tdap is recommended for people 11 through 64 for continued protection against pertussis. If you have questions or concerns, I can be reached at (217) 531-5361 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Respectfully, Rachella Thompson-Brown Communicable Disease Investigator
It is #givingtuesday. A perfect time to reflect on how we serve, lead, give back. #gobulldogs
Happy, happy Thanksgiving to Bulldog nation and beyond! Enjoy family and friends and all of our many blessings! #gobulldogs
If you are shopping on Amazon.com, you can support Mahomet-Seymour schools by using Mahomet-Seymour Education Foundation AmazonSmile. Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the MSEF. AmazonSmile is the same prices, products, and service of Amazon.com but with the added benefit of Amazon donating to the MSEF. Use the MSEF AmazonSmile account here: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/37-1333774
Hello parents and guardians of Mahomet Seymour students, The MS Ag Supply Store at the high school is selling handmade greenery for the upcoming holiday season. The store is a student-run animal feed and equipment store in which all of the profits are invested in the students in the form of a scholarship. Agriculture students will be constructing and selling wreaths, door swags, and centerpieces. Additional information about the greenery is available in the attached flier or visit us at www.msagsupply.com or our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/MahometSeymourAgSupplyStore/. Thank you and happy holidays! The store directors of Mahomet Seymour High Ag Supply
The Mahomet-Seymour Schools will dismiss one hour early on 11/21/17. Buses run regular routes, Kids Club in session. Happy T'giving!!
Our first ever Bulldog Dialog starts at 7pm. If you can't attend, we are going to being streaming. Follow the link http://goo.gl/0Bd2LE
At a special BOE mtg this morning, the purchase agreement for the sale of Sangamon Elem. was unanimously approved for $750,000.
Thank you veterans and those currently serving. #veteransday
Our state champion boys XC team will be honored at 7 pm Tues nite @ M-S High School. Please join us in celebrating this accomplishment!! #gobulldogs
Mahomet -Seymour Schools will honor our veterans this Friday with assemblies at HS,JH,LT & Sang. Will also be livestreamed on Bulldog TV, #VeteransDay
Correction: top 3 teams receive trophies. McGrath all state with 24th place finish. Congrats to all!! #gobulldogs
Mark your calendars: The first Bulldog Dialog meeting is Monday, 11/13/17 @ 7 p.m. in the BOE meeting room at Middletown Prairie. The goals of this meeting are to: • Facilitate and support communication between M-S CUSD # 3 and our parents/community members • Provide the opportunity and the venue to ask questions, express concerns and listen to information from school district officials • Engage the community in dialog about the M-S CUSD #3 Schools as well as impart factual and current information to our constituents. These meetings are open to the public and all are welcome to attend! Other meetings are: February 1 and April 12th. See you there!!
Congratulations on a great season Bulldog Soccer! They fall today to Mattoon in the regional championship game. #gobulldogs
Reminders: October 25: Early Release. October 26: Parent/Teacher Conferences, October 27: NO SCHOOL #gobulldogs
Congrats to Bulldog Jr Hi XC teams— both boys and girls qualify for IESA state XC meet!
Best of luck to all of our extracurricular teams and activities this weekend! Lots going on..band, VB, XC, FB, golf, soccer..#gobulldogs
It's October and it's #thankaprincipal month! Please let our amazing prins and asst prins know of your appreciation! #gobulldogs
Top of the third — Bulldogs down 3-2 at IESA state tourney
“I want my hindsight to be your foresight.” -Alissa Parker @safeschoolsorg Amazing person and impactful presentation. #iasa17
Wednesday, September 27 is our first early dismissal day of the school year. Schools will dismiss 2 hrs before the regular time.
Look for Mahomet=Seymour CUSD #3 on Facebook! Have you friended us yet? Stay informed and up to date with our social media presence!
Bulldog Nation: It's Homecoming Friday! Have fun, stay cool, enjoy the festivities!! #dawgpride
Mattoon, you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Follow IDOT on Twitter for updates: @IDOTDistrict5
From IDOT: Construction on Rt. 150 bridge over Sangamon River starts Mon. 9/18/17. Lane closures w/stoplights.
It's time for DAWGAPALOOZA!!!! Please join the fun this evening starting at 4:30 p.m. at M-S High School! Stay to watch our Dawgs take on Mascoutah.
M-S CUSD #3 mourns the loss of our friend Lee Jessup, ret. principal of Lincoln Trail Elementary. Living a life dedicated to public service, Lee always gave back and had a true servant's heart.
Want to volunteer for the Sangamon River Music Festival? Here's your chance to help out! http://www.sangamonrivermusicfestival.com/volunteer.html
Huge THANK YOU to all who made the amazing MAYC races (half mar, 10k, 5K) happen this weekend. Kids in our community got an incredible message of their importance thru seeing such support!
Hey Bulldogs! Exactly 1 month until the dirst day of school! We cannot wait to see our students! Enjoy the remainder of summer!#dawgpride
Central Office will reopen on Wednesday at 7:30 am...(construction)
The Administrative Center AND MPE will be closed on Monday June 5th as construction crews transition electrical service to the building.
Congrats to MS retirees this yr. MarkC-SallyR-JulieV-SusanD-PaulaN-GeneC-MaryW! Well done!
As part of the Champaign County Economic Dev efforts--BRING YOUR BUSINESS TO MAHOMET--here's why! https://youtu.be/UYUiQ_YkmiY
@MSHSBulldogs is one of these schools. http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-iillinois-act-exam-met-20170414-story.html
Click on the link for the "unofficial" Quick Board Summary from last night's BoE meeting. http://5il.co/137e
Reminder of the Two Hour Early Dismissal tomorrow, Wednesday, April 12! RJ
Phone systems are up and running again. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.
At this time, our staff is working with Frontier Communications to address our external phone outage. We will update when resolved.
Maintenance Staff is at it this morning with Village and Townships dropping salt. Sloppy this Monday am. Allow a little extra time.
RT of Jason Klein @jasonklein https://t.co/Vg2b1254Zv #GoogleKeep just got even better again! #GSuite
Good job by our staff, local village street dept, and the cty road commissioners this morning. Their work started well before 5:00 am.
Love this sound? Could we all use this example of carefree spirit today? https://youtu.be/EaN5-kgHp8M
Welcome to the NEW web presence of www.mahometseymour.org and mobile app! Thanks to our hard working team! #BulldogPride
Enjoyed the visit @SangamonSchool with our kids. https://twitter.com/RickJohnston/status/819713440482729984
Congratulations to one of our All-Star Staff members. Kari is great for kids! http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2017-01-11/teacher-week-kari-calcagno.html …
School Will Resume January 3rd!