Civics team headed to D.C

Prom weekend plans have changed for some St. Joseph-Ogden Civics students.
For the second year in a row, St. Joseph-Ogden placed second in the state We the People Constitution Contest at the Dirksen Federal Building in Chicago. Unlike last year they did not receive a wild card bid to the national contest in Washington D.C.
So they thought.

PVO alerts parents to issue via email

On Feb. 1 Prairieview-Ogden School District sent an email to parents
alerting them to an incident at South Elementary School in Ogden. The email describes the incident as a threat to the school.
“We wanted to let PVO families be aware that the incident was handled with the assistance of the Champaign County Sheriff’s Office and everyone is safe,” the email read.

SJO FFA to celebrate National FFA Week

The St. Joseph-Ogden FFA Chapter will celebrate National FFA Week, Feb. 17-24.
This FFA Week embraces more than 90 years of FFA traditions while looking forward to the organization’s future.

Students compete in Science and Engineering contest

Thirty St. Joseph-Ogden High School students showed their smarts in the Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering Regional this past weekend at Parkland College.
The contest is directed towards English and Science, said advisor Bob Glazier.
Glazier said the kids that participate in the contest are self- motivated.

SJO discusses greenhouse

St. Joseph-Ogden High School could be getting a greenhouse.

The project was first proposed in October 2017 when the Agriculture teachers, William Billman and Katie Duitsman, presented their curriculum update to the St. Joseph-Ogden Board of Education.

Wagner named to village board

Jim Wagner has been appointed to the St. Joseph Village Board.

Wagner was appointed by Mayor Tami Fruhling-Voges and approved by the village board on Jan. 23. He is replacing Suzanne Rogers who moved outside of the village limits.

Village has contracted with company for website upgrade

The Village of St. Joseph knows their website needs updating.
Mayor Tami Fruhling-Voges said the village has contracted with a company to update the village website. The project is in its beginning stages.  
“I agree we need to get it up and running,” Fruhling-Voges said.
Fruhling-Voges said she was hopeful the website could be updated by the end of February.

Discipline numbers hold steady at SJO

The discipline statistics for St. Joseph-Ogden High School has held relatively steady for the past four years.
Principal Gary Page presented the statistics to the Board of Education in January.
Page said that number of detentions actually decreased for the first semester of the school year.  The district issued 37 detentions for 25 students.

Chamber to hold events in spring

The St. Joseph Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Easter Egg Hunt on March 24 at 10 a.m.  
The event will be held at Hackler Park, formerly Crestwood Park.
The event is for children ages one to eight.
Ages 1-2 will search for eggs together, as will 3-5 and 6-8.

Have coffee with the mayor

Mayor Tami Fruhling-Voges wants to be accessible to her community.
In order to be available to as many citizens as possible Fruhling-Voges is starting a “Coffee with the Mayor” event on the fourth Saturday of each month. The first event will be held Jan. 27 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at El Toro in St. Joseph.

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