Written by Aleen Ratzlaff Tuesday, 19 March 2013 13:46Principal Max Heinrichs reported 94 percent of Hillsboro High School students are enrolled in at least one class that is part of the 20 Career and Technical Education Pathway programs offered by Unified School District 410.
“For every hour our students are enrolled in one of our CTE classes, approximately $250 is generated toward our CTE funding,” Heinrichs told USD 410 Board of Education at its March 11 meeting.
“We’re looking to improve what we have,” he said.
With recent word...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Tuesday, 12 March 2013 14:17Enough projectiles were flying through spacious Robert C. Brown Gymnasium last Wednesday morning to put every passerby on alert.
It wasn’t an athletic practice or a student riot. It was a math class—but definitely not your father’s math class.
Rather than listening to lectures and deciphering equations on worksheets, students in Lance Sawyer’s fourth-hour Tech Innovations class created homemade launchers to compete for points—as well as a grade.
The purpose of the new Pathways course is to allow the students to develop answers to problems using hands-on activities, according to Sawyer.
“We try to build their creativity while designing and producing solutions to problems,” he said. “The students also...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 12 March 2013 14:07Richard G. Kyle, history and religion professor at Tabor College, will deliver the commencement address for the college Saturday, May 18.
The ceremony will be at 10 a.m. in Joel H. Wiens Stadium. In case of inclement weather, the event will be in the gymnasium.
About 130 candidates are eligible for degrees from the Hillsboro and Wichita campuses.
Kyle, or “Doc Kyle” as he is known on campus, earned his bachelor of science degree from Kutztown University. He also holds a master’s degree from Temple University in history, a master of divinity from Denver Seminary, master of theology from Princeton Theological Seminary, a doctorate from the University of Mexico, and a post-doctoral study from Princeton Theological Seminary and...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 12 March 2013 14:07Members of the Marion-Florence FFA received several awards at the South Central District FFA selection day activities March 11.
Five members were selected to receive district proficiency awards for activities relating to their supervised agriculture experience programs.
In order to apply, members had to complete a 10-page application that explained their activities and financial earnings along with six pictures of their project.
Winners from Marion included Aaron Molleker in veterinary medicine, placement division, for his work at the Animal Health Center in Marion; Clint Kroupa in grain production and in diversified crop, entrepreneurship division, for his work on 80 acres of ground that he rents; Nicholas Meyer in poultry production...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 12 March 2013 14:07
Hillsboro Middle School students competed at the middle school vocal festival March 5 at Smoky Valley Middle School.
Groups receiving a “I” rating were: Choir, Mixed Ensemble 1, Mixed Ensemble 3, Seventh Grade Girls and Seventh Grade Boys.
Groups receiving a “II” rating were: Mixed Ensemble 2, Eighth Grade Girls, Eight Grade Boys.
Soloists receiving a “I” rating were Ashley Brazil, Anna Glanzer, Callie Linnens, Vance Klassen, Josiah Melton, Mesa Merrell, Samantha Moss, Chloe Pankratz, Tyson Reimer, Aby Sechrist, Madi Sheppard and Savanah Unruh.
Karlee Ghahremanzedeh received a “II” rating.
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