Written by Don Ratzlaff Tuesday, 07 May 2013 13:52Two teachers at Hillsboro Middle School are combining a local tradition of quilting with the latest emphasis in teaching mathematics: real world, hands-on learning.
And it appears to be fun.
Students in both sections of sixth-grade math taught by Anne Janzen and Gita Noble have been busy creating individual quilt blocks that eventually will be part of a real, stitched quilt.
In the process, the students grapple with ratios, proportions, measuring, fractions and their decimal equivalents...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 30 April 2013 11:46
Shaq Thiessen soars past the Hillsboro High School record in long jump during the James Thomas Invitational Friday at Joel H. Wiens Stadium.
His leap of 23 feet 5 inches surpassed the mark of 23-21⁄2 set nearly 57 years ago by Jerry Harder at the 1956 state track meet. For more about the James Thomas Invitational, see Page 1B.
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 30 April 2013 11:45
Workers with Barkley Construction resumed pouring concrete Thursday along Date Street in Hillsboro after weather delays had slowed progress.The street improvement project, which includes Date, Cedar and parts of Birch, is being funded with a $400,000 Community Development Block Grant through the Kansas Department of Transportation.
Written by Don Ratzlaff Tuesday, 30 April 2013 11:44The trial run for the USD 410 Walking School Bus program has been a bit bumpy so far. But it’s not for lack of student and family interest, nor a dearth of adult volunteers to chaperone the 15-block route.
“The weather has really been a detriment to our bus schedule,” said Evan Yoder, Hillsboro Elementary School principal. “We’ve only been able to run the bus four times due to cold or wet weather.”
The route begins at Trinity Mennonite Church on Elm Street. The students and...
Written by Cindy Baldwin Tuesday, 30 April 2013 11:24High school rodeo makes its return to the McPherson County Fairgrounds in Canton this weekend.
The rodeo on Saturday and Sunday is expected to bring several hundred participants and their families to the rodeo arena located on the north edge of the community.
The event also will feature a junior high division for students in sixth through eighth grades. The action begins at noon Saturday and 10 a.m. Sunday. Events will run throughout the afternoon on both days and is open to the...
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