Mahomet-Seymour Educators experience poverty simulation
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Mahomet-Seymour Educators experience poverty simulation

It’s hard to understand another’s walk in life unless you’ve walked in their shoes. On Jan. 4, the day before students arrived back at school, Mahomet-Seymour teachers, grades K-8, spent a few hours in a poverty simulation hosted by the Mahomet-Seymour School District. K-5 teachers met at ...

January 18, 2018
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Fate of fifty-year old Lincoln Trail Junior Olympic tradition is vulnerable
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Fate of fifty-year old Lincoln Trail Junior Olympic tradition is vulnerable

By FRED KRONER fred@mahometnews.com A longstanding tradition within the Mahomet-Seymour school district could be on its way out. After more than a half-century of holding a spring track and field Junior Olympics competition at Lincoln Trail Elementary School, the event is in limbo. Physical education teacher Lu Rippy — ...

January 12, 2018
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M-S ‘Spelling Bee’ dazzles with whirlwind 24-hour rehearsal
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M-S ‘Spelling Bee’ dazzles with whirlwind 24-hour rehearsal

Article by Emily Jankauski The Mahomet Daily and Mahomet Citizen share one story each week.  With the crowd's roar of laughter cheering them on, the sleep-deprived, 17-member Mahomet-Seymour High School cast regained its energy to complete its first-ever 24-hour musical performance. "There's a lot of chaos," sophomore hair crew ...

January 12, 2018
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As college tuition soars, higher education decisions become harder
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As college tuition soars, higher education decisions become harder

By Fred Kroner fred@mahometnews.com High school seniors making college decisions have more on their minds than an intended major and picking a school a comfortable distance from home. As they contemplate a commitment that — in many cases — will encompass four years, they are also faced with ...

January 03, 2018
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M-S Music Boosters to host 24-hour musical January 6
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M-S Music Boosters to host 24-hour musical January 6

Paying for music education isn’t cheap. In fact, the 2017 Mahomet-Seymour Marching band performance cost $30,000 after music rights, extra staff, drill and travel were taken into account. But because music education is so important to the Mahomet-Seymour environment, programs like the M-S Music Boosters exist to ...

December 28, 2017
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