Category: Schools

Schools seek online enrollment through TEEN Virtual Academy

Schools seek online enrollment through TEEN Virtual Academy

Students in grades nine through 12 and adults wanting to continue their education have the option of enrolling in TEEN Virtual Academy, an online program with classes beginning in August. Lena Kleiner, TEEN Executive Director Kansas Department of Education gave written approval to the program last week, according to Lena Kleiner, executive director of Technology Excellence in Education Network. “Now […]

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College honors

• More than 4,000 graduates participated in Kansas Univer­­sity’s 143rd commencement May 17. The following area students received degrees. Canton: Nicholas Wedel, doctor of physical therapy. Florence: Jeconiah Spangler, bachelor’s degree in pharmaceutical studies; Hillsboro: Aislinn Hieb­ner, doctorate in social work; Diedre Serene, Hills­boro, master’s degree in nursing; April Young, Hills­boro, bachelor’s degree in biology; Taylor Ensminger, Peabody, bachelor’s degree […]

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Safe Routes to School shows concrete progress

Safe Routes to School shows concrete progress

Workers for Vogts-Parga Construction were pouring curbing in the 600 block of East A St. last week, the first leg in the $250,000 Safe Routes to School project, which features a 6-foot sidewalk from Hillsboro Elementary School on the side of town to near Trinity Mennonite Church on the west side of town. Don Ratzlaff / Free Press Workers for […]

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USD 410 board cuts five supplemental positions

USD 410 Board of Educa­tion decided at its June 8 meeting to eliminate five supplemental positions for the 2015-16 school year. Those positions include Hillsboro High School assistant volleyball coach, HHS assistant boys’ basketball coach, weight room supervisors for fall and winter, and FCCLA sponsor. The board made its decision based on quantitative data presented by Superin­ten­dent Steve Noble. In May, […]

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Goessel board fetes school bus driver for 20 years service

The Goessel school board presented a plaque to Ran­nie Schmidt, a longtime school bus driver, during its June 8 meeting. Schmidt is retiring after 20 years of driving for the district. “I thoroughly and sincerely love the children,” he said. “It has truly been a joy and an honor.” Schmidt said he appreciated the support from John Fast, superintendent and […]

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Area schools honor rolls

Marion High School has released its honor roll for the second semester of the 2014-15 school year while Marion Middle School has released its end of year honor roll.” To attain “high honors,” a student must attain a grade-point average of 4.0 to 3.75, for “regular honors,” 3.74 to 3.5, and for “honorable mention,” 3.49 to 3.0. An asterisk (*) […]

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Hometown principal says it’s time for a change

Hometown principal says it’s time for a change

Outgoing Hillsboro High School Max Heinrichs enjoys one of his last days in the office he’s occupied for the past seven years. “It’s just time for a change,” he says. “I love the job but it’s about the time. Behind him are some “treasures,” including pictures of his family and a mounted 30-pound striped bass he caught in Beaver Lake, […]

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College honors

• Two area students were named to the Fort Hays State University to the Dean’s Honor Roll for the spring 2015 semester. They are Aidan Winblad, a senior from Goessel majoring in physics, and Hillsboro resident Andrea Fish, who is majoring in elementary education. • Included on the South­wes­tern College Dean’s Honor Roll for the spring 2015 semester were Allison […]

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Heinrichs receives top Hutch News scholarship

Heinrichs receives top Hutch News scholarship

Darcy Heinrichs, Hillsboro High School senior, was named the statewide winner of a $1,000 journalism scholarship from the Hutchinson News Journalism Scholarship Pro­gram. Seated with her is her father, Max Heinrichs, who also is her principal. Standing are (from left) Hutch News journalists Amy Bicke (with envelope) and Kathy Hanks, and HHS English instructors Bob Woelk and Darrel Knoll. Don […]

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All school honor rolls

USD 410 Hillsboro High School has released its honor roll for the second semester, and the middle school has released its fourth-quarter honor roll, for the 2014-15 school year. To attain “high honors,” a student must attain a grade-point average of 4.0 to 3.7, and for “honors,” 3.69 to 3.2. An asterisk (*) denotes a 4.0 GPA. HILLSBORO HIGH SCHOOL […]

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