Written by Hillsboro Free Press Friday, 29 March 2013 14:25
Three Centre FFA members attended the Kansas FFA Leader Lab Leadership Conference March 15 and 16 in Junction City. Pictured with presenter Kelly Barnes are (from left) Taylor Peterson, Carrie Carlson and Kevin Lewis. According to Laura Klenda, Centre High School’s FFA adviser, members learned aspects of authentic leadership, teamwork, techniques to improve their public speaking skills and networked with 170 other FFA members from around the state. In addition to Barnes, a...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Friday, 29 March 2013 14:21
Seventh-grader Abigail Sechrist won the Hillsboro Middle School geography bee Jan. 10. She is pictured above flanked by eighth-grader Callie Linnens, who finished second, and seventh-grader Brodie Rathbone, who placed third. Four students from each of the three grade levels earned the opportunity to compete in the bee. Unlike school spelling bees, where the local winners compete in a county-wide contest and then possibly state, the winner of the geography must complete a hand-written test and submit it for grading. State contestants are selected according to test scores.
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 19 March 2013 13:47The central Kansas office of Everence Financial will host an informative seminar at the Bethel College Chapel at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 4, for high school students, college students and their parents.
“Paying Less for College” is intended to help students and parents develop a plan to control costs and minimize debt associated with higher education.
The presentation will be delivered by Geoff Bullock of LSS Financial Counseling. Bullock has taught more than 700 classes and has been featured on numerous local and national TV and radio programs promoting healthy money management.
“Everence is pleased to bring Geoff to central Kansas” said Pete Flaming, Everence church relations representative. “This seminar addresses a...
Written by Cynthia Goerzen Tuesday, 19 March 2013 13:46The Goessel school board heard an update from Superintendent John Fast at its March 11 meeting about the upcoming bond election for the KIDS project: Keep Improving District Schools.
“The committee is very positive,” Fast said.
A number of community meetings have already been held to inform the public of the building and remodeling needs. Another meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, in the high school gym. Building tours will be available that evening, as well as refreshments.
Fast said a tri-fold display explaining the school needs has been set up at various places in the community, including the bank, credit union, Keith’s Foods, city building and the library.
He also showed the board the flier that would...
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 of USD 410 receiving a $57,800 grant, Heinrich said four instructors—Lance Sawyer, Creigh Bell, Sonya Roberts and Ruth Baldner—will receive training to teach Project Lead the Way curriculum at HHS.
PLTW, a nationally recognized program, provides...
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