The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

Local News

April 4, 2013

District 118 to honor 4 teachers

DANVILLE — Four District 118 teachers will be honored next week during an evening of song and dance.

The Danville Public School Foundation will sponsor the sixth annual An Evening of Singing and Dancing and the presentation of the Dr. David L. Fields Outstanding Teacher Awards, which starts at 7 p.m. April 12 in the Dick Van Dyke Auditorium at Danville High School.

The event celebrates excellence in teaching and spotlights the musical talent of the show choirs from North Ridge and South View middle schools and DHS. Mayor Scott Eisenhauer will be the master of ceremonies.

“The event was developed as a venue where teachers who win an excellence in teaching award can be recognized and, at the same time, to highlight the show choirs,” said Bob Richard, executive director of the Danville Public School Foundation.

“It’s surprising how many people haven’t heard these talented kids perform,” he said. “For $5 admission you are not going to get better family entertainment.

“All proceeds from the event go to the Danville Public School Foundation and the programs it supports, Richard said.

Performing that night will be the North Ridge Radiant Reds and Redcoats coached by David and Jennifer Woodrow, South View’s Encore directed by Brenna See and DHS’ Contemporaries and Delegation directed by Kassy Krause.

District 118 show choirs have been perennial winners in competitions across the Midwest for many years, and this year is no exception. Vocal quality, originality and choreography are the hallmarks of all five groups.

The event also honors teachers with an award named after former superintendent Fields, who served District 118 for 41 years before retiring in 2001.

“We encourage the principals at each of the schools to nominate a teacher,” Superintendent Mark Denman said.

A committee reviews the nominations — based on student success, collaboration, continued learning and leadership — and selects a winner from the high school, one of the middle schools and one or two elementary schools.

The winning teachers each receive a $500 personal honorarium from the foundation and an additional $500 stipend from District 118 to be used for classroom instruction and supplies.

Richard said the foundation also gives each winning teacher a paperweight with his or her name engraved on it and a framed certificate.

The teachers who will receive the 2013 David L. Fields Outstanding Teacher Awards are:

Text Only
Local News
  • Veedersburg council to replace air conditioner at city hall

    Town council members learned Tuesday the air conditioning system at the town hall and fire station needs to be replaced.

    July 23, 2014

  • Health Overhaul Subsi_Morr.jpg Courts split on health law clash WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s health care law is snarled in another big legal battle, with two federal appeals courts issuing contradictory rulings on a key financing issue within hours of each other Tuesday.But the split rulings don’t necess

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Robbery suspect gets 13 years DANVILLE — A man accused of robbing the Oakwood adult book store earlier this year was sentenced Monday to prison.Joel Frazier, 28, of Danville, appeared in Vermilion County Circuit Court on Monday on three separate cases. He was sentenced to a total

    July 23, 2014

  • Police Report Incidents reported to police include:DanvilleFriday:Theft in the 1100 block of Meadow Street.Saturday:Theft in the 800 block of East Madison Street.SaturdayCriminal damage, attempted battery and aggravated discharge of a firearm in the 500 block of S

    July 23, 2014

  • Fire Calls Firefighters responded to the following calls:Monday, 9:59-11:05 a.m. — A natural gas leak at 22 S. Kansas Ave.Monday, 12:36-12:47 p.m. — A medical call in the 1200 block of Cleveland Street.Monday, 1:52-2:58 p.m. — A natural gas leak at 22 S. Kansas

    July 23, 2014

  • State's attorney drops murder charges DANVILLE — Murder charges filed against a Danville man were dropped Monday during Vermilion County Circuit Court proceedings.The Vermilion County State’s Attorney’s Office motioned to drop the charges of first-degree murder filed against Edward Woodf

    July 23, 2014

  • Learn about photos

    July 22, 2014

  • DEATH NOTICES These obituaries were received by 7 p.m. Tuesday: DANVILLE

    July 22, 2014

  • Police, Fire Reports

    July 22, 2014

  • Covington appreciates volunteer work

    City council members heard thanks Monday from street superintendent Rick Smith to Jared Brothers and the Stringtown Church of God youth group. The youth group has been helping the city street department for several summers with various odd jobs.

    July 22, 2014

E-edition
Spring 2014 Photos


Buy these photos and more via Smugmug

AP Video
Raw: Fight Breaks Out in Ukraine Parliament Bodies of Malaysia Jet Victims Leave Ukraine Disabled Veterans Memorial Nearing Completion Last Mass Lynching in U.S. Remains Unsolved Home-sharing Programs Help Seniors Ex-NYC Mayor: US Should Allow Flights to Israel Clinton: "AIDS-Free Generation Within Our Reach" Judge Ponders Overturning Colo. Gay Marriage Ban Airlines Halt Travel to Israel Amid Violence NYPD Chief Calls for 'use of Force' Retraining VA Nominee McDonald Goes Before Congress Bush: Don't Worry, Sugarland Isn't Breaking Up US Official: Most Migrant Children to Be Removed Police Probing Brooklyn Bridge Flag Switch CDC Head Concerned About a Post-antibiotic Era Raw: First Lady Says `Drink Up' More Water Courts Conflicted Over Healthcare Law Holder Urges Bipartisanship on Immigration Raw: Truck, Train Crash Leads to Fireball US Airlines Cancel Israel Flights
NDN Video
CDC Director Warns Of A World Where Antibiotics No Longer Work Whoa! Watch "Housewives" Star Do the Unthinkable Raw: Fight Breaks Out in Ukraine Parliament Chapter Two: Becoming a first-time director Chris Pratt Interrupts Interview To French Braid Intern's Hair Shirtless Super Mario Balotelli Dances While Ironing - @TheBuzzeronFOX LeBron apologizes to neighbors with cupcakes Justin Bieber In Calvin Klein Underwear Shoot Samsung Pre-Trolls The IPhone 6 With New Ad Jimmy Kimmel Introduces His Baby Girl Swim Daily, Nina Agdal in the Cook Islands Guilty Dog Apologizes to Baby for Stealing Her Toy Prince George Turns 1 and is Already a Trendsetter Train Collides With Semi Truck Carrying Lighter Fluid Kanye West Tells-All on Wedding in "GQ" Interview Tony Dungy Weighs in on Michael Sam Scarlett Johansson Set To Marry In August New Star Wars Episode XII X-Wing Revealed Obama: Putin must push separatists to aid MH17 probe Michigan inmates no longer allowed to wear orange due to 'OITNB'
Must Read