Education

Second letter sent to SJO parents regarding incidents at school

In a second letter sent to parents within the last 24 hours, administrators at St. Joseph-Ogden High School have stressed the importance of students, staff and parents coming forward with information regarding possible threats to the school.


Email sent to parents in St. Joseph Grade School district regarding threat

An email was sent to parents at St. Joseph Grade School and Middle School today to inform them about a situation that took place at the middle school. 


No direct threat found against SJO after investigation

St. Joseph-Ogden High School alerted parents last night that that there would be an increased police presence at the school this morning.

Superintendent Brian Brooks said a custodian alerted Principal Gary Page and Assistant Principal Brady Smith that they had seen writing on a student table while cleaning that the administration needed to look at.


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.


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.


Smith to leave SJO in June

By NORA MABERRY-DANIELS
nmaberry@news-gazette.com

St. Joseph-Ogden High School will be looking for a new assistant principal and activities director come June.
Brady Smith submitted his letter of resignation, effective at the conclusion of the 2017-2018 school year to the Board of Education on Monday night.


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