Category: Schools

Goessel school board hears of district’s technology plan

  Goessel Superintendent and K-5 Principal John Fast told the Goessel school board at its April 14 meeting that the deadline for renewing the school’s technology plan is in June. Fast and Scott Boden, grades 6-12 principal, outlined the technology currently available to students. Laptop computers are assigned to high school students. Boden said high school students who pay a […]

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Area pianists compete at district event

Twenty-three area students participated in the District 6 Kansas Music Teachers Association Music Progressions at Bethel College, North Newton, April 1. This annual event evaluates the progressive growth of all students—those studying music as a hobby or those wishing to be professional musicians. In addition to performing on the piano, each student is tested in areas of listening, keyboard theory […]

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Elimination of due process carries unknown impact

While the financial implications of the state’s new school funding bill captured most of the attention, last-minute additions to the bill affecting due process for teachers has generated energy statewide. In fact, officials with the Kansas National Education Association, the state’s largest teachers union, have said they are ready to sue school districts that try to fire teachers without due […]

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Centre FFA competes in entomology CDE

Members of the Centre FFA Chapter and horticulture class traveled to Buhler High School March 26 to participate in the South Central District Entomology Career Development Event (CDE). Members took a knowledge test and identified 40 specimens of insects. The A Team placed fifth overall, with team members consisting of Shania Svitak, Hannah Peterson and James Spohn. The Greenhand Team […]

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Pie fight feeds fundraiser for ministry in Thailand

Pie fight feeds fundraiser for ministry in Thailand

Kirby Fadenrecht (right), Tabor’s senior vice president for business and finance, and President Jules Glanzer show the result of their participation in the pie fight to raise money for a ministry in Thailand. Tabor College’s bravest faculty and staff surrendered their faces, and pride, to 16 students with a plate of whipped cream in hand, all for the shrieks from […]

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Tabor-Wichita to offer new master’s degree

Tabor College in Wichita has launched a new master of arts in entrepreneurial ministry leadership (EML) degree. The new program was approved as accredited Feb. 25 by the Higher Learn­ing Commission. “This program will combine ministry passion with practical training to help graduates minister in their local community,” said Rick Bartlett, director of theological education TCW. “It will equip them […]

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Centre receives Farm to School grant

Centre High School is one of eight schools in Kansas that will receive a two-year $12,500 Farm to School Pilot Sub-Grant beginning in 2014-15. The Kansas Department of Agriculture funding is to be used to implement a local food and agriculture education program in school cafeterias. Centre plans to expand its school garden, start an orchard and integrate hydroponics and […]

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HHS vocal students fare well at regionals

The Hillsboro High School vocal department competed at the Regional Music Festival at Tabor College March 29. Spirit-N-Celebration and its men’s and women’s ensembles received “I” ratings. Members are Caleb Bettles, Danae Bina, Hannah Bostic, Cody Delk, David Dick, Avery Franz, Claire Heyen, Abigail Kliewer, Riley Loewen, Daniele Mel­ton, Dylan Nelson, Graham Pankratz, Tanner Sechrist, Julie Sinclair and Molly Wiebe. […]

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Hillsboro sixth-grader rates well at Duke talent program

Hillsboro Middle School seventh grader Abigail Driggers has been invited to both state and national level recognition ceremonies for her performance in the Duke University Talent Identifica­tion Program. Of 55,636 students nationwide, Abby was one of 1,894 to score high enough on the ACT or SAT for Grand Recognition. In the state of Kansas, 561 of 977 qualified for state […]

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Hillsboro FCCLA checks out safe-driving event

Hillsboro FCCLA checks out safe-driving event

Driving Sarah Wilson, a member of the Family, Career and Community Leadership of America chapter at Hills­boro High School, attempts to navigate a tricycle through the “drunk goggles” driving course during a safe-driving event organized last week by Burrton High School’s FCCLA. Dawn Clark, FCCLA adviser at HHS, said her counterpart, Dana Kreie, invited the Hillsboro group to observe. “We […]

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