Category: Schools

Firefighters lend a hand with STEM camp for kids

Firefighters lend a hand with STEM camp for kids

<p><p>Local firefighters assisted the Hillsboro Recreation Commission’s Science Technology Engineering Mathematics Camp with their egg-drop challenge on Friday. The firefighters dropped the eggs from the top of the ladder to see how well the campers protected the eggs, and slowed the container, with the goal of keeping the egg from breaking. STEM Camp, which drew 36 youth, is part of […]

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USD 410 board approves fees for new school year

USD 410 Board of Education approved meal prices, student fees and pay rates for 2017-18 at its July 10 meeting.<p>The board voted for a 5-cent increase for prekindergarten through grade 12 breakfasts and lunches and a 10-cent increase for adult staff meals. Adult breakfast, adult non-staff, child visitor and a-la-carte items also increased by 5 cents.<p>Reduced price rates for breakfast […]

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HHS grad awarded $500 scholarship

HHS grad awarded $500 scholarship

Rebecca Kaufman, a 2017 graduate of Hillsboro High School, is being awarded a $500 scholarship from Alpha Omega Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma for the 2017-18 school year. The award is presented annually to a female high school senior attending a college in Kansas to pursue a major in education. The daughter of Tom and Sherry Kaufman, Rebecca will begin […]

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Goessel school board reorganizes, sets student fees for 2017-18 year

The USD 411-Goessel school board accepted a donation from the Robert and Ina Mae Nason Memorial at its July 10 meeting. Their grandsons are Goessel graduates. John Fast, superintendent and K-5 principal, expressed appreciation for the donation. “We appreciate the opportunities this will provide to students who may need a little extra support in programs such as FFA, Elbiata, and […]

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Marion High student branches out at STEM gathering

Marion High student branches out at STEM gathering

Brandon Nguyen: “I used to want to be a medical doctor, but then I changed my mind toward engineering because that really interested me.” While most high school students look forward to summer vacation and a break from studies, Marion High School student Bran­don Nguyen invested three days and family funds to pursue his interest in an engineering future. The […]

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HHS Class of 1997 meets for 20-year reunion

HHS Class of 1997 meets for 20-year reunion

its 20th reunion Saturday, June 24, at Hillsboro Cove of the Marion Reservoir. Pictured are: (from left) David Baker, Chris Hamm, Eric Rector, Nolan Frantz, Mick Smith, Marc Schroeder, Zac Bartel, Kara (Richert) Luce, Diana Koslowsky, Audrey (Thies­sen) Keller, Melissa (Herzet) Parmley, Jenny (Wall) Yamazaki, Jesse Kaufman, Danielle (Jones) Rogers, Robyn (Unruh) Pekarek, Josh Plenert, Nicole (Williams) Suderman, Angela (Bartel) […]

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Lehrman first ‘staff excellence’ winner

Lehrman first ‘staff excellence’ winner

Susan Lehrman, associate registrar at Tabor College, was announced as the inaugural winner of the Staff Excellence Award at a faculty and staff appreciation dinner in May. Lehrman received the award for “her kind and gracious spirit” when working with faculty, staff and students. “The selection committee was overwhelmed by the response of nominations for the first year of the […]

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Goessel board hears plan for preschool

The Goessel school board listened to a presentation by Sheri Janzen (kindergarten teacher), Chrystiana Miller (Title I teacher), and Rachel Boden (Kinder Haus preschool teacher) during its June 20 meeting. The three teachers had attended Kansas State Department of Education early learning “road show” training sessions in May, and they followed up with extensive research on the value of providing […]

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410 board OKs HES discipline policies

USD 410 Board of Educa­tion approved the addition of discipline policies to the Hillsboro Elementary School Handbook at its regular meeting June 12. Prior to the vote, Evan Yoder, HES principal, explained his rationale for the changes. “(In the past), I didn’t have a whole lot about discipline in the handbook,” he said. “Clarifica-tion (of expectations) was needed.” He said […]

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HHS science teacher is state nominee

Scott O’Hare of Hillsboro High School was one of 11 science teachers in Kansas to be nominated for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching, the nation’s highest honor. The awards are presented to educators who show a high degree of knowledge, innovation, skill and leadership. Elementary and secondary educators are recognized in alternating years. This year, […]

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