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2018 November Student of the Month – Tim Hewerdine

Senior Timothy Hewerdine of Paxton has been named the PBL High School November Student of the Month. His parents are Ron and Trisha Hewerdine. Tim was nominated by Leann McPike, PBL High School Business Teacher, and Ted Powers, PBL High School Math Teacher. McPike and Powers wrote in their nominating letter, “Timothy is a senior student who has proven his positive character through many facets during the school day. He [...]

2018-12-03T19:09:15+00:00December 3rd, 2018|Student of the Month|0 Comments

$250,000 Gift to Education Foundation

Early in November Robin Niewold and Carl Hudson had lunch with a donor interested in The PBL Endowment Fund. Niewold had been contacted in October by the donor’s financial representative asking for information about the endowment fund. Fast forward to the lunch meeting which ended with the donor handing Niewold and Hudson a personal check for $250,000. Hudson and Niewold have served on The PBL Education Board since it was [...]

2018-12-03T19:11:42+00:00November 12th, 2018|Donations, Endowment Fund, Pillar Campaign|Comments Off on $250,000 Gift to Education Foundation

2018 Annual Campaign Business Donors

The PBL Education Foundation would like to thank the following community businesses and district vendors for their generous support of the 2018 Annual Campaign. Buckley State Bank C. W. Hicks Foundation DLR Group Doug's Pharmacy Dr. Anthony San Diego Elson's Paxton Sanitary System Federated Bank Gibson Area Hospital & Health Services Heyman, Heyman Optometrist Hudson's Drug Shop HydraFold Auger, Inc. Kaufmann Welding Shop Kief Realty Ludlow Cooperative Elevator Market Street [...]

2018-10-31T09:12:28+00:00October 18th, 2018|Annual Campaign, Donations|0 Comments

2018 Fall Book Fairs

Students at the PBL Jr High peruse the selection of books offered at the book fair. “Historical Non-fiction! Sports! Mystery! Anything!”  When a 5th grade class from PBL’s Eastlawn School was asked what their favorite kind of book is to read, these were just a few of the answers given. Recently, the PBL Jr. High and Eastlawn Schools held their fall book fairs where students were able to [...]

2018-10-16T11:46:30+00:00October 16th, 2018|Book Fairs|0 Comments

2018 October Student of the Month – Mason Ecker

Mason Ecker of Paxton has been named the PBL High School October Student of the Month. His parents are Brad and Christie Ecker. The senior was nominated by Steve Waugh, Freshman Football Coach, Varsity Football Assistant Coach and Special Education Teacher at PBL. Coach Waugh wrote in his nominating letter, “I would like to nominate senior Mason Ecker as student of the month.  Mason is a senior football player who [...]

2018-10-16T11:25:00+00:00October 16th, 2018|Student of the Month|0 Comments

2018 – 2019 Staff Payroll Deduction Participation

PBL staff has risen to the challenge to support the Foundation with 75% of staff participating in the Payroll Deduction Program. Foundation Chairman Robin Niewold asked staff to "care a little more" and donate to the Foundation while speaking to staff at the all-district meeting before classes began in August. Niewold explains, "Why do busy people get busier? Because of their reputations! Your reputations for caring for our students tells [...]

2018-10-03T12:53:36+00:00October 2nd, 2018|Donations|0 Comments

2018 September Student of the Month – Jordan Giese

Jordan Giese of Loda has been named the PBL High School September Student of the Month. His parents are Roxi Giese and Drew Giese. The senior was nominated by his Chemistry and Physics teacher, Dave Shellhamer. In Shellhamer’s nomination of Jordan, he wrote, “Jordan has gone beyond expectations these first few weeks of school. Specifically, Jordan saw that my classroom had been rearranged due to the summer construction and many [...]

2018-09-17T15:36:48+00:00September 17th, 2018|Student of the Month|0 Comments

2018 Annual Campaign Letter

Hello Supporters, What does it take to get into Harvard? Well, talent of course. Hard work – lots of it. Determination. And you. Yes, you! You might know about Adam McMullin, who graduated this year from PBL High School. Harvard and Yale wanted him. He chose Harvard. Now, you might think, “I had nothing to do with it!” But I want you to know you did. Your support of The [...]

2018-08-31T09:26:13+00:00August 31st, 2018|Annual Campaign, Donations|0 Comments

PBL Education Foundation elects new officers, awards grants

The Paxton-Buckley-Loda Education Foundation’s board of trustees held its annual meeting on Aug. 9, electing new officers for the 2018-19 school year. Elected were Robin Niewold as chairman, Leslie Cottrell as vice chairman, Theresa Rueck as finance chairman and Connie Ross as secretary. Also, the 2018-19 board of trustees was appointed, comprising PBL School District Superintendent Cliff McClure, PBL school board member Doug Wolken, Scott Allen, Josh Houtzel, Carl Hudson Jr., Jeff [...]

2018-09-05T12:05:05+00:00August 30th, 2018|Press Release|0 Comments

Chef Niewold’s Pop-Up “Book Tasting”

Students in Lisa Niewold' s 4th grade class were treated to a unique "dining" experience to start off their school year. The school library became the site of a pop-up restaurant, when Mrs. Niewold pulled on an apron and transformed into Chef Niewold. She first asked her students to "coat check" anything they wouldn't need during their meal then they sat down ready to eat! Chef Niewold explains, " I prepared [...]

2018-08-24T15:28:52+00:00August 24th, 2018|Classroom Activities|0 Comments