Category: Schools

Hillsboro School Board approves three week delayed school start

The USD 410 school board met for a special meeting on Monday night in order to decide when school would start. Governor Kelly had previously stated that all Kansas schools would start on Sept 9 to give educators more time to make schools safe in light of the pandemic. However, the Board of Education ruled against her decision and left […]

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Hillsboro School Board discusses COVID-19 and the master contract

The Hillsboro School Board met on July 13 and discussed issues on the upcoming 2020-21 school year, including details on COVID-19 and student fees. A Hillsboro Middle/High School petty cash fund and a District Office petty cash fund were established. The board decided the creation of a petty cash fund is an efficient method to pay expenses for school district […]

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Hillsboro seniors get together for belated prom

Hillsboro seniors get together for belated prom

Some of the Hillsboro High School Class of 2020 attended a special prom just for them and their dates where they were very careful to follow social distancing protocol. Due to COVID-19, the cancellation of Hillsboro High School’s junior-senior prom was a disappointment to many students who were looking forward to a night of memories. When the notification of the […]

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Logan Oborny, a graduating senior at Hillsboro High School, has won a $2,000 MFA Foundation scholarship. Logan Oborny is the child of Kim and Dan Oborny. Logan plans to attend Hutchinson Community College, Hutchinson, KS. The scholarship was sponsored by MFA Oil, Tampa, KS. It is one of approximately 330 scholarships presented this year by MFA Incorporated, MFA Oil Company, […]

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Hillsboro Elementary receives national recognition for commitment to empowering students

Hillsboro, Ks. – Hillsboro Elementary announced today that it has been recognized as a Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Distinguished School for providing broad access to transformative learning opportunities for students through PLTW Launch. It is one of just 404 elementary schools across the U.S. to receive this honor. PLTW is a nonprofit organization that serves millions of PreK-12 students […]

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Hillsboro Chess Guild takes first place at tournament

Hillsboro Chess Guild takes first place at tournament

Jacob Denholm, Zachary Denholm, Jason Latham, Joshua Diener and Nathan Lopez of the Hillsboro Chess team, with their first-place trophy. On Nov. 2, the Hillsboro Chess Guild traveled to Canton-Galva High School to compete in their second scholastic chess tournament of the season. Although the tournament was a bit smaller than most, the competition was every bit as challenging. The […]

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Hillsboro to present “Wizard of Oz” in November

Hillsboro to present “Wizard of Oz” in November

Hillsboro High School will present “The Wizard of Oz” at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 14, 15 and 16. In the event of the football team continuing on in the playoffs, the Friday, Nov. 15, performance will be moved to an alternate date. Director Lynn Just explains that this is the original stage version and is based on the book by […]

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Positive things happening at Marion schools

Marion-Florence USD 408 Superintendent Aaron Homburg is now in his third year of service and has many accomplishments under his belt. But he credits his staff, students and the community just as much. “We have had a lot of good things academically going on in the district. Just this last year, the elementary was recognized as one of six blue […]

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Spending a little time with the pups

Spending a little time with the pups

Second graders from Marion Elementary School got to practice their reading skills last week by reading out loud to animals at Spur Ridge Lodge. The animals and students both seemed to really enjoy it.

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Marion Kindergarteners learn civic engagement with special project

Marion Kindergarteners learn civic engagement with special project

Marion Officer Aaron Slater and Blue, the new drug dog for the department, pose with the Marion Elementary School kindergarteners. The class collected coins to help with the purchase, care and trainings of the new K-9 for the city of Marion. They are learning about civic engagement and enjoyed the opportunity to be involved. Laura Fowler Paulus / Free Press […]

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