Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 29 January 2013 14:01
Fifth-grader Lexi Schreiber (left photo) correctly spells “detail” to win the annual Peabody-Burns Elementary School spelling bee Wednesday, Jan. 23. Even with several students being ill, 18 fourth- and fifth-graders participated. In the photo above, Lexi is pictured with second-place winner Madelaine Beal and third-place finisher Brooklyn Massey. The girls will represent PBES in the Marion County Spelling Bee, which is planned for 10 a.m. Feb. 6 in the PBES multipurpose room...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 29 January 2013 13:59
The USD 410 elementary and middle schools conducted their annual spelling bees Thursday. Each school began with around 22 competitors to find three finalists. The top two spellers will represent Hillsboro at the Marion County spelling bee Feb. 6 in Peabody, and the third-place finisher is the alternate. The top photo features the elementary school winners (from left): second-grader Katie Rempel, runner-up; fourth-grader Charlie Major, first place; and fifth-grader Bailey Keough, alternate. The middle school finalists in the lower photo are: eighth-grader Jacob Schlehuber, runner-up; eighth-grader Mesa Merrell, first place; and seventh-grader Sarah Jost, alternate.
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 22 January 2013 14:40
Zana Manche, agricultural education teacher for Goessel, USD 411, has been selected as a recipient of the Horizon Award. She is one of 32 winners of the 2013 Kansas Cable Telecommunications Horizon Award.
This award has been created to recognize first-year teachers who perform in a way that distinguishes them as outstanding.
The 32 teachers, four elementary classroom teachers and four secondary classroom teachers from each region, will be individually recognized during a luncheon at the Kansas Exemplary Educators Network conference in Topeka Feb. 22.
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 22 January 2013 14:36After the girls of Florence traveled to the state tournament in 1911, the tournament continued without representation from Marion County. In each successive year, more and more teams attended the tournament. In fact by 1916, the tournament had grown to 19 teams.
With so many teams present, games were not played full court but rather cross court. By playing cross court, two games could be played simultaneously, thus allowing more games to be played in a limited time.
In those days, the girls’ game was far different than the one played today. In those early years it featured six players on each side. Three players (a guard and two forwards) played defense. These girls could not cross center court and only played on the defensive...
Written by Malinda Just Tuesday, 22 January 2013 14:36The USD 410 school board discussed implementation of a new identification policy for the district’s emergency operations plan during its Jan. 14 regular meeting.
The new policy, once adopted, would require all district employees to wear a photo identification badge during the school day. Visitors to the elementary school, middle school and high school will be required to sign in at the school office and also wear an ID badge while on campus.
Superintendent Steve Nobel cited three reasons to implement the policy: (1) So district employees can internally identify each other; (2) For students to identify all district employees as “friendlies;” (3) In the event of an emergency, first responders can identify the “friendlies,”...
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