Written by Cynthia Goerzen Tuesday, 18 September 2012 14:42The Goessel school board talked with consultant Jim Cain during its Sept. 10 meeting about the possibility of renovation projects at the junior/senior high school and the elementary school.
Noting the urgency for such a project, Superintendent John Fast said Gov. Sam Brownback has announced that he wants to repeal the state aid for bond money that is currently available to schools. If he does so, poorer schools wil be affected. It was mentioned that the governor talks about local control...
Written by Aleen Ratzlaff Tuesday, 18 September 2012 14:41USD 410 Board of Education approved out-of-state trips for four Hillsboro High School groups at its regular monthly meeting Sept. 10.
Requests were made on behalf of Technology Student Association to its national conference in July in Orlando, Fla., Family Career and Community Leaders of America to its November conference in Oklahoma City, Okla., FFA to its October national convention in Indianapolis, Ind., and an overnight band trip in May to Worlds of Fun in Kansas City, Mo.
“Have fun, but learn something, too,” board president Eddie Weber told the advisers and students who presented the requests.
Such trips are funded by the organizations, although in some cases the district may provide school vehicles. But the cost for drivers...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 11 September 2012 16:09A popular Tabor College program that offers a weekly dose of fellowship and information has changed its name as it begins a new semester.
The program known Learning in Retirement has been renamed Lifelong Learning to better characterize its mission, according to Connie Isaac, director. The intention is to encourage the young and young-in- spirit to take part in the series of gatherings.
Following the schedule established last year, sessions will begin at 9:45 a.m. each Friday in the Wohlgemuth Music Education Center lobby. The fall series will begin Friday, Sept. 28.
Isaac said this semester of programs offers “something for everyone.”
“We are thankful for the unusually capable and truly interesting speakers who are committed...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 11 September 2012 16:09“Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” the lively retelling of the biblical story of Joseph and his 11 brothers, is returning to Tabor College this fall as the homecoming musical.
“‘Joseph’ was enthusiastically received by Tabor’s homecoming audiences nine years ago and is, in a sense, back by popular demand,” said director Judy Harder, associate professor of communications and theater. “Because of the amount of interest, we have added a Wednesday performance. We are anticipating five sellout shows.”
Robert Howell will play Joseph, Hannah Evans will be the narrator and Lyndon Vix, an attorney from Wichita and chair of the Tabor College Board of Directors, will play Jacob, the family patriarch.
Written by Greg Brown Tuesday, 11 September 2012 16:08For more than 10 years, schools in the state of Kansas have followed instructional standards that were approved by the federal government as part of what the public has come to know as “No Child Left Behind.”
Teachers have worked hard to annually increase the percentage of students performing at or above “meets standard” level on reading and math state assessments. Teachers in Hillsboro responded well to this challenge, but are now transitioning to a new set of instructional guidelines called the “Common Core Standards.”
The development of the Common Core Standards was initiated by the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices in conjunction with the Council of Chief State School Officers.
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