The County School Facilities Sales Tax represents the first shift away from relying on property taxes for local school district funding in Illinois. The county sales tax for schools is a new approach toward maintaining and improving schools, support local jobs and shift funding away from property taxes across Livingston County. The April proposal asks voters to decide on a countywide, one-cent sales tax utilized only for school facilities. The revenue from this sales tax will fund school improvements without increasing property taxes. The sales tax is for one cent on every dollar spent on qualifying retail purchases (please click the title for more information).
26 Acts of Kindness is the focus of this years’ Marketing class. Ann Curry started this campaign in memory of the Sandy Hook Elementary School victims and the Marketing class has adopted this campaign for PTHS and our community. Their first project is selling “26 Acts of Kindness” wristbands for $3 that comes with a pledge to “Pass on Your Kindness”. See a member of the Marketing class or Mrs. Mullen if interested in purchasing.
All proceeds will be donated to the Livingston County Community Food Pantry.
The PTHS English and Social Studies Departments along with the Ronald J. Yates Memorial Library will be hosting a visit from Chicago author Adam Selzer on Tuesday February 19th. Social Studies, English, and Science students have been completing projects related to Selzer’s book Smart Aleck’s Guide to American History and his blog Chicago Unbelievable. Adam will be presenting to these students as well as meeting with the PTHS Literary Society, signing autographs, and making a speaking appearance at the Pontiac Public Library at 6:00 p.m. For more information on Adam as well as when and where he will be presenting, click the title to visit A Day with Adam Selzer.
The Ronald J Yates Memorial Library will be hosting a Scholastic Book Fair Feb. 19-22.
Stop in the library from 7:45-3:30 or shop online anytime at http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/pontiactownshiphighschool.
The online fair will be open from Feb. 13 – March 5.
The Pontiac Township High School Music Department proudly presents its Winter Choral Showcase! Come and hear an evening of Light Concert Music filled with a variety of small ensembles and soloists! Enjoy music from Movies, Broadway and Billboard hits! Be serenaded by a special Women’s Ensemble and the PTHS Barbershop Quartet. The Winter Choral Showcase will be held Thursday, February 21st at 7:30pm at the Pontiac Township High School auditorium. Tickets are $3.00 for adults and free for students and those with the Golden Age Pass. Come and enjoy an evening filled with memorable and moving music!
PTHS Wrestlers Stephen Richardson 132, Vaughn Hobart 145, Alex Friedman 160 will be wrestling at the Assembly Hall at U of I this weekend. The 2-A wrestling starts at 4:30pm today. You can follow the tournament on trackwrestling.com or illinoismatmen.com. GOOD LUCK to Coach Christenson and his team!
Pontiac High School music students participated in Solo & Ensemble Contest on Tuesday, February 12th, at Pontiac High School with over one hundred fifty music students participating. The judges for the event were Christa Krause, Tim Karth, Mark Victor, and Scott Jones – instrumental; Tom Tropp and Sarah Windham – vocal.
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