The Monticello CUSD #25 School Board will hold a special meeting, board retreat and community input forum on December 15 at 6:30PM at the MHS Media Center. The invites the communiy to attend and provide input on the November 4 referendum results and the future direction for facilities in the district. Discussion on next steps, which could include a retooling of the plan and another referendum at some future point OR remodeling will be a part of the meeting as well as information from architects on site evaluation, renderings, and cost estimates into the future.
The Monticello CUSD #25 Board of Education heard the 2014 version of the State of the District Report Card. The report is a snapshot of how Monticello CUSD #25 is doing on a variety of education-related variables. Information included in the report is compiled throughout the school year. The purpose of the report card is to share school district information in an organized way that is readable and understandable to the public. The report also includes a comparison of the school district with nine other similar school districts in our area on selected variables. The State of Illinois School report cards can be found at illinoisreportcard.com.
Each year, Voya selects 100 finalists to receive a $2,000 award, while three of them are selected as Top Winners to receive additional grants.
According to Voya's Unsung Heroes Website, Jennifer "Smith’s innovative teaching idea, 'Sages in 3D,' is designed to strengthen students’ understanding of all aspects of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) concepts through hands-on experiences using 3D printers. The program will enable students to learn how to create and build prototypes and create designs using 3D printers. Students will improve their problem solving skills as they navigate the use of new, cutting edge technology. Students will also be encouraged to create manipulatives and models using the 3D printer as a way to increase not only their understanding of scientific concepts, but also their understanding of the potential of 3D printing. In order to help the middle school students identify practical applications for 3D printing, they will create manipulatives that the teachers and students will use throughout the district’s middle school classrooms. Through this project, students will directly see how technology can positively impact the future. They will also be encouraged and challenged to build creatively and critically."
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