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!