2020 Annual Campaign Letter

Dear supporter, The PBL Education Foundation has been hard at work supporting our schools and communities– making it known that Covid-19 can’t stop us! Last year at this time we were excited about opening a new school building, the first conference football game, homecoming plans, and class reunions. This year PBL staff and students were excited to be able to return to their classrooms - with virus protections in place. While [...]

2020-10-05T12:28:55-05:00October 5th, 2020|Annual Campaign|0 Comments

2019 – 2020 Grants

The PBL Education Foundation’s Grant Program is off and running for the 2019-2020 school year. Several grant requests have been submitted and approved. Emily Wood, High School Art teacher, requested funds for quality paint, brushes, rollers, paint trays, tarps, canvases and step ladders for her Community Art classes (which have doubled in size this year) to create murals in the high school.  Wood was given $650 to purchase these supplies. [...]

2020-02-20T21:55:08-06:00February 20th, 2020|Classroom Activities, Grants, Press Release, Technology|0 Comments

Frederick Community Bank donates to Endowment Fund

The Frederick Community Bank has joined the list of area businesses and private donors participating in The PBL Education Foundation’s Pillar Campaign to jumpstart their endowment fund. This most recent gift brings the PBL Endowment Fund total to $616,000. The Foundation distributes the income generated from this fund to the school district which in turn uses the monies to maintain and update technology within grades K-12. Formerly, First National Bank [...]

2020-01-21T20:12:53-06:00January 21st, 2020|Donations, Endowment Fund|0 Comments

2019 Annual Campaign

September 2019, To all of our loyal supporters, We hope you enjoy looking through our Annual IMPACT Report which will show you the tremendous impact you are making on our kids. When you finish, I hope you feel a sense of pride from knowing YOU HELPED! I am sharing just a few of the hundreds of thank you notes received each year. “Thank you for my book. I am not [...]

2019-10-07T20:37:22-05:00September 22nd, 2019|Annual Campaign|0 Comments

2019 Hall of Fame Inductee, Kendra Workman Smiley

  The Foundation is proud to partner with the Paxton-Buckley-Loda Hall of Fame. The first class of distinguished members was inducted into The PBL Hall of Fame in 2014. Since the very beginning, The Foundation has provided financial support for this worthy program that recognizes outstanding achievements of our alumni. This recognition serves the dual purpose of spotlighting the member’s contribution to society while also serving as role models for today’s students. Alumni [...]

2019-09-28T08:09:26-05:00September 22nd, 2019|Hall of Fame|0 Comments

2019 Eastern Star Scholarship

Mikayla Jones, daughter of Glenn and Amy Jones of Paxton, was recently awarded the Prospect Chapter 367 Order of the Eastern Star Scholarship.  Currently administered by the PBL Education Foundation, the $1,000 scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior of PBL High School and is based on character, citizenship, dedication, integrity, service to school and community, and academic achievement. While attending PBL High School, Jones was a Straight A Honor [...]

2019-06-16T11:09:35-05:00June 16th, 2019|Scholarships|0 Comments

2019 Farmers-Merchants Bank of Illinois Scholarship

Bridget McMullin, daughter of Jen and Kelly McMullin, of Loda was named the Farmers-Merchants Bank of Illinois scholarship winner for 2019. The award was presented by Nicholas Reutter of FMBI at the PBL Senior Academic Awards Night held recently. McMullin, a 3-year member of the National Honor Society - serving as President her Senior year, a 4-year member of the Student Council - serving as Vice-President her Junior and Senior [...]

2019-06-16T11:02:47-05:00June 16th, 2019|Scholarships|0 Comments

2019 Virginia Graham Memorial Scholarship

Andrew Swanson, son of Kirk and Michelle Swanson of Paxton, was recently awarded the Virginia Graham Memorial Scholarship. Currently administered by the PBL Education Foundation, this $1,000 scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior of PBL High School who intends to pursue a degree in education or child development and is based on academic achievement, participation and leadership in community, school and the work place. During his time at PBL [...]

2019-06-16T10:58:08-05:00June 16th, 2019|Scholarships|Comments Off on 2019 Virginia Graham Memorial Scholarship

2019 Senior Awards Night

The PBL Education Foundation hosted the annual PBL Senior Awards Night on May 21, 2019 at the PBL High School. The night began with opening remarks by Connie Ross, a 15 year member of the Foundation's board. She said, "The PBL Education Foundation was created over 20 years ago. Our single purpose is to raise money for all of our district schools. The funds raised are used for academics. The [...]

2019-05-27T21:11:02-05:00May 27th, 2019|Scholarships, Senior Awards Night|Comments Off on 2019 Senior Awards Night

2019 May Student of the Month – Tim Kennedy

Junior Tim Kennedy of Paxton has been named the PBL High School Student of the Month for May. His parents are Deb and Ray Kennedy. Rachel Fleming, PBL High School Teacher, nominated the junior, writing in her nominating letter, “When I think about our school community, I think about the kids who sometimes are on the outside of things. Those kids can have a hard time finding their place in [...]

2019-05-20T18:55:02-05:00May 20th, 2019|Student of the Month|0 Comments
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