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 [...]

2018-10-16T11:25:00-05:00October 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 [...]

2018-10-03T12:53:36-05:00October 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 [...]

2018-09-17T15:36:48-05:00September 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 [...]

2018-08-31T09:26:13-05:00August 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 [...]

2018-09-05T12:05:05-05:00August 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 [...]

2018-08-24T15:28:52-05:00August 24th, 2018|Classroom Activities|0 Comments

2017-18 Book Fairs

Kindergarten through 8th grade book fairs have recently been completed in the PBL school district. Three long-time donors—Farmers-Merchants National Bank of Paxton and Melvin, Gibson Area Hospital and Health Services, and Cynthia Swanson of Paxton—continue to generously support the PBL Education Foundation in its endeavor to provide coupons for students to use at the annual book fairs for grades K-8. This program continues to be the Foundation’s most popular project. The junior high kicked off the [...]

2018-09-05T10:54:23-05:00July 3rd, 2018|Book Fairs|0 Comments

2018 Virginia Graham Memorial Scholarship

Logan Knuth, daughter of Ron and Lori Knuth of Paxton, was recently named the Virginia Graham Memorial Scholarship winner for 2018. The award was presented by Theresa Rueck of the PBL Education Foundation. Currently administered by the Foundation, the $1,000 scholarship is awarded to a PBL graduating high school senior who intends to pursue a degree in education or child development.  An applicant must be ranked in the top 50% of [...]

2018-06-04T10:54:52-05:00June 4th, 2018|Scholarships|0 Comments

2018 Order of the Eastern Star Scholarship

Jaxson Coplea, son of Mark and Jodi Coplea of Loda, was recently awarded the Prospect Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star Scholarship.  The award was presented by Caryl Nuckols. 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. In addition to [...]

2018-06-04T10:52:20-05:00June 4th, 2018|Scholarships|0 Comments

2018 Farmers-Merchants National Bank Scholarship

Jeremy Steidinger, son of Brian and Cathy Steidinger of Gibson City was recently named the Farmers-Merchants National Bank scholarship winner for 2018.  The award was presented by Nicholas Ruetter of FMNB. Currently administered by the PBL Education Foundation, the $8,000 scholarship, payable in four $2,000 payments, is awarded to a graduating senior living within the PBL or GCMS school districts. To be eligible, an applicant must have maintained a minimum of [...]

2018-06-04T10:43:28-05:00June 4th, 2018|Scholarships|0 Comments