GREENVILLE COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS POPS CONCERT
This year’s Greenville Community Christmas Pops Concert is Sunday, November 25, at the Greenville First Christian Church. Proceeds will go towards Foster Hope, a local grassroots organization which supports foster children and families. Bond County Assistant State’s Attorney Dora Mann said there is a dire need for foster families and assistance for foster families in Bond County. When a child is taken into foster care, they oftentimes only have the clothes on their back. Foster Hope gathers supplies and materials to put together backpacks for foster children. These backpacks are filled with clothes, necessities, and a comfort item. The Pops Concert begins at 7:00 p.m. at the Greenville First Christian Church. There is no admission charge but donations are greatly appreciated. For more information, call Laura Harris at 214-5318.
MULBERRY GROVE SCHOOL BOARD ACCEPTS NEW PEPSI CONTRACT
At the recent Mulberry Grove Board of Education meeting, the board approved a thirteen year extension to the current contract with Pepsi. The new contract is for twenty years and Pepsi agreed to donate four new wireless scoreboards, valued at $28,000.00.
Superintendent Mike Gauch reported although no categorical state aid payments have been received, current financial balances look good at this time.
The elementary school celebrated Red Ribbon Week, October 22-25, with an excellent assembly program highlighting dangers of abusing drugs and alcohol.
Elementary ISAT scores indicated marked student improvement in third through sixth grades. High school juniors showed significant increases in math and science PSAE and ACT scores, but reading scores were down slightly.
Negotiating teams from the Mulberry Grove Board of Education and the Education Association met separately and worked through current contract language. Teams will consider financial issues and plan to meet again in mid-December.
The next meeting is Monday, December 17, at 7:00 p.m.
KASKASKIA COLLEGE BOARD OF TRUSTEES TO MEET
The Kaskaskia College Board of Trustees is scheduled to meet Monday, November 26, with dinner at 5:30 p.m. and the meeting at 7:00 in the Wedekemper board room. The agenda includes administrative reports, approval of student organizations’ constitutions, approval of the 2014-2015 school calendar, 2013-2014 lab fees, approval of new degree certificates, disposition of college property, approval of a bid for the purchase of an orchestra pit filler, and a closed session.