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Bad Weather Procedures

Dr. David Lett, Superintendent - Mrs. Lori Ade, Director of Transportation

Pana Community Unit School District # 8 Bad Weather Procedures Information to Students, Parents and School Personnel This information will be broadcast at 6:00 a.m. and thereafter in the morning on the following Radio Stations: WRAN–FM 98.3, WMKR–FM 94.3, WTIM–97.3, Y103-102.9, 95Q-95.1, ESPN 1050 AMWQQL-101.9, . . . read more

2013 Pana Thanksgiving Invitational Tournament

Updated Scores

Default Hyperlink Text Scores will be updated here... read more

Parent Links and Information

Lumen Touch

Lumen Touch - access your child's grades, lunch account, and current attend How to Use the Lumen Touch Web Portal   read more

2012-2013 Student Accident Insurance

July 2, 2012

Every year the school district offers student accident insurance.  The form and letters are provided at registration.  This year they are changing the enrollment method.  It now is through an online application.   . . . read more

PHS Graduation

Pana High School Graduation will take place Friday, June 1, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. in the PHS Gymnasium.  There is limited floor seating - you must have a ticket to sit on floor. Doors will open at 6:00pm. Graduating seniors will have . . . read more

Varsity Boys Basketball: Catch the Action Live on the Internet

by Jessica Miller | January 20, 2012

The Pana Panthers Varsity boys basketball team will take on the Vandalia Vandals in the last home game of the regular season on Saturday, February 18th . For those of you unable to attend this basketball game, catch the action live via the . . . read more

Lumen WeBSIS Home Portal

Launch Date: February 1, 2012

by Jessica Miller

The Pana School District uses the Lumen Touch WebSIS as the online student information management system.  The district uses this software to organize student data, track attendance and lunch count, generate reports, and manage the . . . read more

Pana High School State Scholars for the Class of 2012

by Judy Scherzer | December 15, 2011

This prestigious award is given annually by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission. Selection is based on ACT scores and class rank.  read more

Lincoln School Veterans Day Activities

by Judy Scherzer

Fourth grade students of Mrs. Kay Medley and Mrs. Carrie Beyers completed several activities for Veterans Day. Students learned about the Armed Forces, the origin of Veterans Day, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and the Tomb of the Unknown . . . read more

PJHS Career Day

by Jessica Miller

Career Day was held Friday, April 20, 2012, at PJHS.  Fifty-three professionals, ranging from a holistic life coach to the chair of the physics department at Eastern Illinois University, presented a number of different sessions . . . read more

2014-2015 School Registration

Miles of Smiles Registration

By Miller, Jessica

School registration will take place July 30th and 31st at the Pana High School gym from 8:00 am - 8:00 pm.  Nikki Carls, RDH, with Miles of Smiles will be at registration to sign up children to receive a dental exam, teeth cleaning, . . . read more

Pana Jr High Scholastic Book Fair

October 4th thru October 11th

Attention students, staff, and families!!  Tuesday, October 4th thru Tuesday, October 11th, the Pana Jr. High School will once again be hosting the Scholastic Book Fair in Room 17. The fair will open before school (7:30 a.m. - 8:00 . . . read more

Christian County Health Dept. Flu Clinics

The Christian County Health Department Flu Clinic will be held on Monday, September 12, 2011 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Pana High School.  Cost is $25.00 or Medicare Part B, UMWA (The Funds contract only) Retired or Current . . . read more

Pana High School and Pana Jr. High Office hours

The Pana High School office will be closed July 1-5. The office will re-open July 6th with summer hours: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. The Pana Jr. High Office will be closed from July 4th - July 22nd. The Jr. High Office will re-open on Monday, July . . . read more

Christian County Health Dept Flu Clinic

The Christian County Health Department Flu Clinic will be held on Monday, September 12, 2011 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Pana High School.  Cost is $25.00 or Medicare Part B, UMWA (The Funds contract only) Retired or Current State . . . read more

"Panther Pride"

Thanks to two Pana Jr. High students, walking into the boy's locker room at the Pana Jr. High has just been upgraded. Mr. Higgins, Pana Jr. High PE teacher, asked the boys to paint a panther on the locker room wall. After two weeks of . . . read more

Jefferson Middle School 6th Grade Bridge Project

May 6, 2011

Mrs. Dameris’ 6th grade math classes formed construction companies and built truss bridges.  The bridges were tested for strength to the breaking point.  TDHD Inc. was the winning bridge building company.  Their bridge held . . . read more

Upcoming Events including Spring Curriculum Fair at Pana Jr. High

Washington, Lincoln, Jefferson and Jr High Events

Event:  Estimation Destination -For Lincoln School students and Parents. Date: Monday, May 9th at Lincoln School All Purpose Room from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Event: Curriculum Fair -For Jr. High Students and Parents. Ever curious . . . read more

May Lunch Menus

May Lunch Menus for each building

April 29, 2011

Each building has a different lunch menu for May. You may click on the link for each building to access the lunch menu. You may also go to the buildings' homepage and click on the lunch menu button that is located on the homepage for each . . . read more

"Think First" Crash Reenactment Program

Location Moved to Pana High School Parking Lot

April 27, 2011

SIU Med School to hold “Think First” Crash Reenactment Program at Pana High School Parking Lot.   "Think First," an injury prevention program offered by Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield, will . . . read more

Student Links and Information

Lumen Touch - view your current grades World Book Online Gale Opposing Viewpoints Database read more

Kindergarten Pre Registration April 14th and April 15th, 2011

Washington School Library - top floor

Registration of Pana Unit #8 kindergarten students for the 2011-2012 school year has been set for Thursday and Friday, April 14 and 15, from 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., at Washington School. There will be volunteers available who will give . . . read more

Updated Schedule for School Days and Events

March 15, 2011

Due to the number of snow days this year, the school calendar has been revised to make up some of the lost instructional minutes. Below is the list of updated days and times. Wednesday, March 23rd is a regular 45 minute early dismissal . . . read more

ISAT Testing March 7th - March 18th

ISAT Testing (Illinois Standards Achievement Test)  for grades 3 through 8 will start on March 7th and end on March 18th. Students in grades 4 and 7 will be tested in reading, math, and science. Students in grades 3,5,6, and 8 will be . . . read more

Expanding Wellness through Technology

The Pana Jr. High School physical education department recently embarked on a new journey with the use of technology. During the week of February 21, all of the physical education classes participated in a new unit entitled "Expanding . . . read more

March 11, 2011 - End of 3rd Nine Weeks

February 15, 2011

Due to the number of snow days used, the third nine weeks grading period has been pushed back to March 11, 2011.  read more

Public Hearing - School Calendar Waiver of Holidays

March 19, 2012

By Miller, Jessica

Pana Schools will hold a public hearing on Monday, March 19, 2012, to discuss the school calendar waiver of holidays at 6:15 p.m. in the Pana CUSD #8 Board Room.     To read further information, access the following link . . . read more

PJHS Book Fair and Hollywood Squares Event

Thursday, February 24, 2011 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Jessica Miller | February 14, 2011

PJHS Book Fair Beginning the week of Tuesday, February 21st, and ending Thursday, March 1st, PJHS will once again be hosting the Scholastic Book Fair in room 17!  The book fair will be open during Enrichment and Lunch Periods (11:00 . . . read more

Pana High School Yearbooks

The score of the big game. The name of the girl in their English class. The clothes and hairstyles. Those are just a few of the details your student will want to remember about this school year. Help your student keep those memories sharp by . . . read more

Report Cards | Martin Luther King, Jr Day

The second nine weeks report cards are going home with students on Monday, January 10, 2011. There will be no school on Monday, January 17th in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. read more

School Messenger System

December 16, 2010

The Pana School District uses a School Messenger Program to notify parents of school emergencies. Parents will be notified by telephone message of school closings due to inclement weather, unscheduled early dismissals due to an emergency, and . . . read more

High School Final Exams Revised Schedule

Due to the snow day on Monday, December 13th, final exams for Pana High School students has been revised. The schedule you have received in the mail has been revised to the following schedule. Final Exams will begin on Friday instead of . . . read more

Mr. Bonser's Intro to Technology Classes Robotic Vehicle Competition

By Miller, Jessica

Mr. Bonser’s Intro to Technology classes spent this spring semester designing and creating programmable robotic vehicles.  One robot utilized an Arduino Uno microcontroller and another utilized NXT Intelligent Brick.  The rules . . . read more

Pana Youth Basketball Schedule

by Judy Scherzer

Revised Schedule (12-9-2010) The Pana Youth Basketball Schedule has been revised. Note: All games for the Youth Basketball will be played at Pana Jr. High at the same time as the original schedule. New Schedule is attached, click on the . . . read more

PJHS 7th Grade Science Class Microorganism Sampling

November 29, 2010

On November 18th, 2010, the PJHS 7th Grade Science classes donned their rubber boots, waders, and coats, braved the chilly fall air, and traversed to Anderson Prairie to take water samples from the creek.  The students' objectives was to . . . read more

Rock the Test

By Miller, Jessica

Monday, March 5th, marked the beginning of ISAT testing across the state.  Teachers and students in grades 3-8 will complete tests in the areas of math, reading, and science.  Teachers and administrators across the state have found . . . read more

Pana Spirit Shop

A new button has been added to the District Website. The third button, titled Pana Spirit Shop allows Panther fans to purchase team apparel. Check out the link and be sure to use promo code BT445 at checkout and receive 50% off a custom . . . read more

Student Athletes

For the first time in PJHS history (or at least as far back as anyone can remember), both the 7th and 8th grade girls' basketball teams have ALL MEMBERS achieving the honor roll! Each team member has earned all A's and/or B's in ALL THEIR . . . read more

Pana Sports Boosters - Christmas Ornaments

By Miller, Jessica

The Pana Sports Boosters are once again selling Pana Panther Christmas Ornaments this holiday season.  Ornaments are now sale priced at $5 and are available in white, blue, or orange.  Each while supplies last!! . . . read more

End of First Nine Weeks Grading Period

Friday, October 15, 2010 is the end of the first nine weeks grading period. read more

Columbus Day-Monday, October 11, 2010

October 6, 2010

Pana Schools will not be in session on Monday, October 11, 2010 in observance of Columbus Day. School will resume on Tuesday, October 12, 2010. read more

2012 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony

Thursday, May 17, 2010

PJHS will hold the 2012 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony in the auditorium on Thursday, May 17th, at 7:00 p.m.  There will be a dance following promotion from 8:00 - 10:00 p.m. for PJHS graduating 8th graders only. We ask that guests per . . . read more

National Take-Back Initiative

Press Release

On September 25, 2010, DEA will coordinate a collaborative effort with state and local law enforcement agencies to remove potentially dangerous controlled substances from our nation's medicine cabinets. Collection activities will take place . . . read more

Annual Title 1 Schoolwide Parent Meeting

  Annual Title I Schoolwide Parent Meeting for ALL PARENTS/GUARDIANS OF ALL STUDENTS! TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2010 Session I Washington 6:00pm to 6:45pm Session II Lincoln 7:00pm to 7:45pm THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2010 . . . read more

Employee Benefits

Egyptian Trust and Meritain Health have combined to create one web site to be accessible by anyone.  Employees can click on the first button at the right of the screen to access this web site. Health, life, dental, vision and Section 125 . . . read more

Mr. Zimmerman Helps Students Prepare for the ISAT

March 5, 2012

By Miller, Jessica

Mr. Matt Zimmerman worked with students at Jefferson Middle School and Lincoln Elementary School to help prepare them for this week's ISAT tests.  Mr. Zimmerman, referred to by the students as Mr. Z., uses interactive teacher-led . . . read more

Pana Schools Registration

August 3 and August 4

All Pana Schools will register at the Pana High School. Registration will be held on Tuesday, August 3rd and Wednesday, August 4th. Registration times for both days are:  8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.  12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. . . . read more

High School and Jr High Band Camp

July and August Band Camp Information

Times and dates for High School and Jr. High students attending band camp are as follows: Date Event Time July 12 High School Camp Meeting 7:00 p.m. July 12 - July 16 High School Drumline Camp . . . read more

iPad 2 Showcase

Held Friday, February 17, 2012

By Jessica Miller

Through the generous contributions of local business partners, in conjunction with the Pana Education Foundation, an iPad 2 cart complete with 26 iPad 2 devices was purchased at the beginning of this school year and placed into the hands of . . . read more

Pana Education Foundation Launches New Website

Dr. David Lett, Superintendent of Schools, announces that the Pana Education Foundation has a new website. You can access the website by clicking on the Pana Education Foundation button (the first button in the button link column of this . . . read more

Career Day at PJHS

April 22, 2010

On Friday, April 20th, PJHS held a Career Day for 8th grade students.  Over 53 local professionals donated their time and expertise to help students explore a variety of careers.  Mrs. Bonnie Sowarsh and the staff at PJHS worked . . . read more


PRESS RELEASE Date: Thursday, October 29, 2009 To: Tom Latonis, Editor Pana News-Palladium From: Dr. David Lett, Superintendent Pana C.U.S.D. #8 Re: Pana C.U.S.D. #8 H1N1 Flu Update Pana C.U.S.D. . . . read more

Marion Blumenthal Lazan – Holocaust Survivor

Scheduled to visit PHS on Monday, March 26th

By Miller, Jessica

On Monday, March 26th, Marion Blumenthal Lazan, a Holocaust survivor and author of Four Perfect Pebbles , will speak to students from Jefferson Middle School, Pana Junior High School, Pana High School, and Sacred Heart School.  Mrs. . . . read more

Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (PBIS)

Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Pana School district is working with Illinois PBIS coordinators and Mid-State Special Education to implement a five year plan to increase positive behaviors for students in grades . . . read more

H1N1 Flu Information

September 10, 2009

A H1N1 link has been created, it is located under Pana School District on the left hand column of this web page. The link will contain all current information concerning the H1N1 flu virus. read more

H1N1 Press Release

September 10, 2009

PRESS RELEASE Date: Thursday, September 10, 2009 To: Tom Latonis, Editor Pana News-Palladium From: Dr. David Lett, Superintendent Pana C.U.S.D. #8 Re: Preventative Flu Season Practices & District Procedures Most certainly . . . read more

H1N1 Flu and Back-to-School

The Illinois Department of Public Health and the IL State Superintendent of Education have issued flu guidelines to schools to help reduce illness in schools statewide. The guidance is designed to decrease the spread of regular seasonal . . . read more

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