Cody Leach of Graymont Investment Services visited Mrs. Dixon's Resource Management class today and discussed the importance of debt management, investing, and preparing for retirement. The students were fantastic participants and asked lots of relevant questions!
Congratulations to the PCJH Athlete of the Week, Leah Hartman! Leah is a 14-year-old 8th grader from Fairbury, and is the daughter of Lori and Ryan Hartman. Leah was nominated by Coach Brown, who wrote, "Leah has really stepped up this year and has become a leader on our team. She knows every position on the court and helps make sure everyone is where they need to be. She is always a positive light on our team. She has worked hard to improve her skills from last year. She is a strong athlete and student who is involved in many school activities and has been on high honor roll each quarter." Leah is also involved in Band, FFA, and C.A.R.E.S. Clowns.
Congratulations to the PCJH Student of the Week, Keianna Ellis-Nelson! Keianna is a 13-year-old 7th grader from Chenoa, and is the daughter of Janene Price and Sylvester Woodson. Keianna was nominated by Mrs. Wenger, who wrote, "Keianna Ellis-Nelson is a joy to teach. Keianna is very conscientious about her work. She cares about learning the material and will ask questions for understanding. She also is someone who will work with anyone in the classroom. In fact, I’ve asked Keianna to lead small group activities, and she does so with aplomb. I especially appreciate Keianna’s upbeat attitude and positivity." Keianna participates in volleyball and track. Her career aspirations are to work in the field of optometry.
The Upper Elementary hosted their annual spelling bee today. Congratulations to our top two finishers. 2nd place: Rayden Brunke, Champion: Blake Butler. Way to go!!!
Junior High Physical Education classes have been working together to Create-a-Game. Groups worked together to plan, develop, and teach their creation to classmates. Mr. Whitfill and Mrs. Ropp stated, "It was great to see the creativity and teamwork. We've already implemented a few of the activities into our classes."
Congratulations to the PCJH Athlete of the Week, Marisa Schramm! Marisa is a 13-year-old 7th grader from Chatsworth, and is the daughter of Michele Manzardo and Allen Schramm. Marisa was nominated by Coach Ropp, who wrote, "Marisa is a joy to have on the 7th grade volleyball team. She has great court awareness, passes and moves well on the court and rarely misses a serve. Maris is a very coachable athlete who is willing to work hard to improve her skills and knowledge of the game. Although she is soft spoken and a bit shy, she is gaining confidence and has stepped up to be a good leader both on and off the court." Marisa is also involved in band and hopes to go out for track this year. She enjoys being outside, riding her bike and traveling.
Congratulations to the PCJH Student of the Week, Blake Johnson! Blake is a 13-year-old 8th grader from Fairbury, and is the son of Coral Johnson and William Johnson. Blake was nominated by Mr. Grant, who wrote, "I have had the pleasure of teaching and coaching Blake these last two years. Blake is an exemplary student and a positive role model for his peers. Blake leads by example. Blake demonstrates responsibility, respect, humor, and a positive attitude. Blake also takes a leadership role in class by reading texts out loud, answering review questions and asking clarifying questions. His passion for history and geography shows in the class as he is able to share his outside knowledge with his peers. In addition, he even has knowledge of topics we are currently learning prior to our covering it. Lastly, Blake demonstrates his academic strengths in the quality of work he has shown in his writing and in his Social Studies work. I appreciate all of the great things that Blake brings to the classroom and to our school. Besides his academic strengths, Blake has been a member of Scholastic Bowl the last two years. His geography knowledge has paid off in our matches as he has been the “go to” player when Geography questions have been asked. As a result of his contributions, Blake is a great reminder and a great reflection of the Junior High’s mission: Self Motivated, Open-Minded Individuals, Aspiring for Excellence, Showing Respect and Responsibility, Inspiring Life-Long Learning, Nurturing Creativity and Growth Mindsets as Productive Citizens."
While it was the 100th day of school for all PC students this year, it was our fifth graders 1,000th day of school since they began in kindergarten! Students and teachers made a paper chain of 1,000 school memories. We stretched it out to see how far it would go. It was a little longer than the perimeter of the basketball court! It was fun to celebrate this milestone!
Primary East Kindergarten celebrated the 100th day of school Friday.
Primary East Pre-K celebrated the 100th day of school Friday.
PC celebrated being 100 days smarter today!
Check out the Hawks at LACC! #GreatDayToBeAHawk
Congratulations to PCHS Athletes of the Month, Tyler Curl and Carmen Gradberg! #GreatDayToBeAHawk
Congratulations to the Upper Elementary Student of the Week, Laryn Steidinger. Laryn is precise and particular, always producing her best work. She strives to show the best part of her character in every way and has a positive demeanor. Compassion and empathy for others are high priorities, which make her a great friend. She is one that notices the best in her classmates. Musical talent comes naturally to her. She plays the piano, participates in band and was in the UE musical. Keep up the great work, Laryn!
It is time to start planning for our Kindergarten next year! Please complete this form if you have a child going to Kindergarten in August. https://forms.gle/Av7NaWTHtBUmek4j6
Congratulations to the 8th graders on winning the Regional Championship game! They are advancing to the Sectional home game on Monday, February 5th, at 6:30 pm. PCJH parents are encouraged to attend parent/teacher conferences and then stay to cheer on the team.
Tonight's PCHS JV girls basketball tournament game is at Corpus Christie Grade School, 1909 E Lincoln St, Bloomington, IL 61701. Game time is 7 PM vs Pontiac.
East Preschool screenings are coming up soon for children 2.5 - 5 years old. Make sure you call Mrs. Kim at 815-635-3555 to schedule your child's preschool screening. This is our main screening before school starts in August! If your child was screened and you didn't send them to preschool, or they are on the wait list, you do not need to schedule another screening unless you have concerns that have come up since we last screened your child. Mrs. Fuhr will send out letters in May for Fall 24 preschool.
Congratulations to the PCJH Athlete of the Week, Aubrey Welborn! Aubrey is a 13-year-old 7th grader from Fairbury, and the daughter of Brooke and Jason Welborn. Aubrey was nominated by Coach Pick, who wrote, "Aubrey Welborn is a very valuable member of the PCJHS Cheer Team! During this season she has learned to be a solid base for our stunts, a skill that is not easy to perfect! Aubrey always brings her best to line during games with her infectious smile and loud voice. Her natural leadership skills have been greatly appreciated by the cheer team during a year when every cheerleader except one, and the coach, were totally new to the sport. Aubrey steps up whenever needed to do the best thing for our team. As the coach I lean on Aubrey to always keep me on my toes and remind me of details I might overlook. Off the court Aubrey is a gem of a person with interest in crafting, entrepreneurship, in addition to many others. Even as a young person Aubrey already exhibits the attitude and skills that I know are going to take her far in life." Aubrey is also involved in Yearbook and Art Guild.
Congratulations to the PCJH Student of the Week, Shannon McGrouary! Shannon is a 13-year-old 7th grader from Chenoa, and the daughter of Tim McGrouary (Chenoa) and Debra McGrouary (Bloomington). Shannon was nominated by Mrs. Folwell, who wrote, "Shannon is very conscientious about her grades and takes ownership of her learning by coming in to see me anytime she doesn't understand a math skill. Being an athlete and very busy, Shannon shows great effort to make sure she is prepared for class. She is polite and courteous. Shannon is a great role model to her peers in math class. When doing group or partner work, Shannon always does her best and participates with an enthusiastic attitude." Shannon is involved in Softball, Basketball, Volleyball, Track, and Choir.