Category: Schools

Carnival raises $6,500 for playground improvements

Carnival raises $6,500 for playground improvements

Yoder Hillsboro Elementary School Principal Evan Yoder waits with good humor for the next person to drop him in the dunk tank during the Back To School Carnival organized by the HES Site Council Friday at the fairgrounds. The fundraiser, which drew between 300 and 400 people, raised around $6,500 for playground improvements at the school, according to Erin Beavers, […]

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Guitarist to perform at Tabor

Guitarist to perform at Tabor

Charles David Smart will perform his free concert at Tabor at 7 p.m. Sept. 4. Acoustic guitarist Charles David Smart will be performing a free concert at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4, in the chapel located inside the H.W. Lohrenz building on the Tabor College campus. Smart will also be teaching a master class for all Tabor music majors at […]

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Hamm named director of alumni relations at Tabor

Hamm named director of alumni relations at Tabor

Hamm Rod Hamm, an alumnus of Tabor College from Hillsboro, has been named the college’s director of alumni relations. “I am very excited to be coming back to Tabor College as the director of alumni relations,” Hamm said. “I look forward to the opportunity of connecting with alumni and friends of the college and sharing with them what is happening […]

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New director named for Lifelong Learning program at Tabor College

New director named for Lifelong Learning program at Tabor College

Kliewer Miriam (Klassen) Klie­wer has been named the new coordinator for its Life­long Learning program. She succeeds Connie Isaac, who retired in May after serving in the position for 20 years. “Miriam is filling some big shoes,” said Jules Glanzer, president of Tabor College. “I am confident she will bring creativity and energy in offering excellent educational programs for the […]

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Durham High School classmates mark 60 years

Durham High School classmates mark 60 years

Class of 1954 Holding their commemorative T-shirts, seven members of the Durham High School Class of 1954 marked 60 years since graduation during the DHS all-school reunion July 19. The reunion gathers every three years. Pictured are (from left) Jean (Unruh) McCeel of Paola, Evelyn (Laubhan) Cherry of Haysville, Joyce (Decker) Ginder of Smithville, Texas, Rose (Johnson) Goossen of New­ton, […]

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Five teachers begin first year at Center schools

Five teachers begin first year at Center schools

Five new classroom teachers are starting their first year at USD 397-Centre with primary responsibilities in the junior high and high school. Coirier • Ashley Coirier is teaching business at the high school. Coirier grew up near Topeka and graduated from Seaman High School. She went on to earn an agriculture education degree at Kansas State University. Coirier taught ag […]

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USD 411 welcomes five new teachers

USD 411 welcomes five new teachers

Teachers USD 411-Goessel is welcoming five new teachers this fall, including one who is returning to his alma mater. • Garrett Hiebert, a 2007 graduate of Goessel High School, will be teaching business and math classes. Hiebert attended and played football at Bethel College. After completing his degree there, he earned a master’s degree in business from South­western College. Last […]

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Goessel budget reduces levy by 6.27 mills

The Goessel school board passed the 2014-15 budget during its Aug. 11 meeting that includes a reduction of more than 6 mills in the district levy. Superintendent John Fast said the tax rate for USD 411 patrons will drop from 59.89 to 53.62 mills. He said the drop is due partly to the Kansas Supreme Court ruling that poor valuation […]

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USD 410 board approves new testing program

After hearing at length the positive attributes of the ACT Aspire testing program, the USD 410 Board of Education voted unanimously to adopt it during its Aug. 11 regular meeting. Superinten­dent Steve Noble recommended switching to ACT Aspire from the current MAP Assess­ment model as the district’s local choice testing program for accreditation and evaluation purposes. The MAP model does […]

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Hillsboro school board passes budget, wrestling arrangement

Unified School District 410 Board of Education, in a special meeting Monday, passed the 2014-15 budget. Initially Superintendent Steve Noble reviewed revenue and expenditure calculations used to determine the budget. The board then voted 5-0 to approve a maximum $4.4 million for the general operating budget and $1.64 million for the local option budget. While the budget cannot increase beyond […]

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