Category: Schools

Centre’s situation better than it appears

While the funding chart indicates a reduction of more than $400,000 for USD 397-Centre in 2015-16, Super­intendent Brian Smith said the situation isn’t as dire as it appears. “Virtual funding is outside the block grants,” he said, referring to the online education program the district has been offering for both adults and school-age children. The reason for the apparent drastic […]

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HHS vocal entries rate well at regionals

Members of the Hills­boro High School vocal music department competed at the Regional Music Festival in Concordia on Saturday, March 28. Receiving a “II” (excellent) rating were soloists Josh Funk and Alykah Dewees. The following received “I” (outstanding) ratings and will move on to the Class 3A State Festival at Southeast of Saline High School April 25: • Mixed Ensemble […]

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Instrumental students, groups sweep ‘I’ ratings

Hillsboro High School band students competed at the Class 3A Regional Music Festival in Concordia Sat­urday, March 28. All ensembles and soloists earned a “I” rating and will perform April 25 at the Class 3A State Music Festival at Southeast of Saline High School, according to Bruce Major, director. The Freshman Mixed Woodwind Trio included Amanda Bartel, Shelby Johnson and […]

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Private and community colleges strike a deal

The Kansas Association of Community College Trustees and the Kansas Independent College Asso­ciation announced the successful negotiation of a global reverse transfer agreement between all 18 private colleges and all 19 community colleges. The agreement is expected to boost the number of Kan­sans who earn at least an associate’s degree—which has been linked to higher life­time incomes, lower unem­ployment, better […]

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HES garage sale raises $1,500 for playground project

The Hillsboro Elemen­tary School playground project took another step toward the fundraising goal with a garage sale Saturday at the school. Principal Evan Yoder said receipts haven’t been finalized, but it appears the project raised around $1,500. Organized by the HES Site Council, the event was one of the most successful fundraisers so far in an effort to upgrade or […]

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Chess Guild competes at state tourney

Chess Guild competes at state tourney

Hillsboro Chess Guild members who competed at the KSCA are: back row (from left), Matthew Denholm, Kalen Moss, Jordan Fry­hover, Franklin Jost; front row, Jacob Denholm, Zachary Denholm, Abby Fryhover and Kayla Gunn. Courtesy photo Eight members of the Hillsboro Chess Guild competed at the Kansas Scholas­tic Chess Association state tournament March 14 at North High School in Wichita. Seven […]

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HHS ‘Students of the Month’ for February

HHS ‘Students of the Month’ for February

Heyen CLAIRE HEYEN, senior Parents: Bruce and Janell Heyen Extra-curricular: Tennis, softball manager, spring drama, fall musical, choir, Spirt-N-Celebration, Hillsboro MB Youth, senior class secretary. Hobbies/interests: Play piano, read, travel, sing. Future: Attend Taylor University and I am currently undecided on my major.       Pankratz CHLOE PANKRATZ, freshman Parents: Terry and Kandis Pankratz Extra-curricular: Cheerleading, basketball, track, forensics, book […]

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Nikkel featured at CMBS April 7 noon lecture

Former Tabor College president Larry Nikkel will be the featured speaker at a noon lecture April 7 hosted by the Center for Menno­nite Brethren Studies in Hills­boro. The lecture will be in the Library Conference Room on the Tabor College campus. Nickel’s topic will be, “Mennonite Brethren in the Military: Retreat or Re-engagement?” At the 2014 U.S. Confer­ence of Mennonite […]

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MMS vocalists sweep HOA

Marion Middle School swept the board at the Heart of America Middle School Music Festival by achieving superior “1” ratings for every vocal and choral performance. The festival, which took place at Hutchinson Trinity March 10, featured soloists, small ensembles and large groups performances that were rated by judges. Choirs, soloists and ensembles are rated on a scale of 1-to-5. […]

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410 board and patrons hear district evaluation

More than 35 people attended the regular Board of Education meeting for Unified School District 410 held March 9 at Hillsboro Elementary School. Most came to hear findings about the district from a review conducted by a five-member team from the Center for Innovate School Leadership, a program created by the Legislature in 2004. Participation by Kansas school districts is voluntary. […]

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