Written by Don Ratzlaff Wednesday, 12 September 2007 09:42Centre High School principal Nadine Smith: ”I like the climate of a small school.”
Maybe one reason Nadine Smith loves her career in education so much is that she delayed her entry into it.
The new principal at Centre High School didn’t start college until her 30s.
“I didn’t go to college right out of high school,” said the Washington County native. “I went to work and got married.”
A 1977 graduate of Jayhawk-Linn High School, Mound City, Smith started her...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 12 September 2007 09:41Twenty-five students from the six high schools in the Free Press distribution area will be honored Wednesday, Sept. 19, by the University of Kansas Alumni Association and KU Endowment.
Seniors from high schools in Marion, McPherson and Rice counties will be recognized for their academic achievements and named Kansas Honor Scholars at a 6:30 p.m. dinner program in McPherson.
The Kansas Honors Program began in 1971 and has recognized more than 100,000 students. Scholars rank in the top 10 percent of their high school senior classes and are selected regardless of curricula, majors, occupational plans or higher-education goals.
During the ceremony, each student will receive an American Heritage Dictionary in hardback and CD...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 12 September 2007 09:40Peabody-Burns Jr-Sr High School chapter officers of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) recently participated in a training meeting for district officers at the Cosmosphere in Hutchinson.
Officers were led through a problem-solving activity with Cosmosphere employees, then attended break-out sessions on fund-raising, membership and community service.
Cathy Silvers, PBHS advisor as well as district advisor this year, accompanied Debra Coe, president, Samantha Pickens, vice president and Erica Fredericl, secretary and student council representative, to the meeting.
Coe said the Cosmosphere activity was difficult for some and easy for others. The 100 officers participating received envelopes with their task inside...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 05 September 2007 03:59Sheila Schmitt This year’s Tabor College Faculty Recital, planned for 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7, in the chapel-auditorium, will feature the chamber trio of violinist Adrienne Dougherty, cellist Susan Mayo, and pianist Sheila Schmitt.
Schmitt is associate professor of piano and piano pedagogy at Tabor. As a recipient of the 2007-08 Distinguished Faculty Award, the college is reducing her teaching schedule to give her more time to practice for public performances.
“Anytime you have more time to practice and put yourself into the preparation of a piece, it’s going to have more thought put into it and, hopefully, be much more musical,” Schmitt said.
“I always appreciate extra practice time, and feel very humble...
Written by Malinda Just, Don Ratzlaff, Aleen Ratzlaff Wednesday, 29 August 2007 10:07Click image to enlarge The Centre school district is welcoming six new teachers this fall while the Marion and Goessel districts each have three new faculty members.Centre
Anne Collett begins her first year teaching this term. Her students are grades five through eight for special education. Collett resides with husband Keith and their three children in Marion.
Janis Peterson teaches seventh grade geography and eighth grade history. She and her husband, Pete, live in Burdick.
First-year band instructor is Chris Waclawick of Olathe. He earned his teaching degree at Missouri State University. He plans to commute to Centre from Manhattan.
Susan Carlson joins the staff as librarian for Centre. She brings 30 years of...
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