Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 12 February 2013 11:43
Schroeder, Emler plan Goessel visit
Kansas Rep. Don Schroeder (R-Hesston, District 74) and Sen. Jay Emler (R-Lindsborg, District 35) have scheduled an “Eggs & Issues” stop for 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, in the Goessel Community Room.
The purpose of the gathering is to update constituents on the work of the Kansas Legislature in Topeka and to invite comments and questions.
HHS group to host ‘Cinderella Closet’
Through the donations of new and gently used formal dresses to girls who could not otherwise afford to attend their prom, the Hillsboro High School GAP Culture Club will be hosting its inaugural “Cinderella’s Closet” for area high school girls between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, and Tuesday, March 5, in the HHS library.
Girls will be able to select from an inventory of dresses in various styles, lengths, sizes and colors. Snacks and goodies will be provided.
All gowns are free of charge.
“Cinderella’s Closet provides an unforgettable, amazing experience for area high school girls,” said Janet Whisenhunt, GAP adviser. “It is our goal that every girl leaves confident believing she is truly beautiful.”
Donations of new or gently used prom dresses less than five years old, or supporting funds, would be welcomed at Hillsboro High School c/o GAP Culture Club, 500 E. Grand.
For more information call 620-947-3991.
GES choir, band will perform Thursday
Goessel Elementary School will present its all-school music program at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, in the elementary gymnasium.
The program, featuring the theme “Walk With Me,” will be presented by all kindergarten through fifth-grade students.
Marcia Brubaker, vocal director, said the theme “is centered on the idea of sharing experiences, dreams and hopes with people around us and recognizing the value of these parts of our lives.”
The kindergarten and first-grade choir will feature “Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah,” “Over the Rainbow” and “You Are My Sunshine.”
Second, third- and fourth-graders will sing, “Walking in the Light” and “Everyone Needs a Hero,” while fifth-graders will perform “Stand By Me,” “What a Wonderful World” and “The Power of the Dream.”
The fifth-grade band, directed by Rob Tierney, will perform for the second time this year.
Marion library buys new computers
The Marion City Library purchased three new computers for use to play educational online games for children ages 4 through 10.
Some of the sites available include Cool Math, Discovery Kids, FunBrain, PBS Kids, KidZui, Funology and many more.
Parents are encouraged to play the games with their children or browse through the library while children use the computers.
For more information, call the library at 620-382-2442.
TEEN board to meet Feb. 20 in Marion
The Technology Excellence in Education Network will hold its regular monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, at the USD 408 District Office, 101 N. Thorp, Marion.
For more information, call Brandi Hendrix at 620-877-0237.