Category: Schools

First ?Taborstock? is all-day music event

In 1969, a legendary three-day music and art festival called Woodstock occurred in New York. Nearly four decades later, Kansas? own Taborstock is born.

Taborstock is a free, all-day music event planned for Satur?day, April 28. It will feature rock, rap and more, plus games, an inflatable obstacle course, giveaways and food, said Emily Jones, a Tabor College senior from McPherson and an organizer of the event.

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Piano students compete at festival

Twelve piano students of Beverly Richards were featured in a program of solos and duets at the spring recital April 15 at Parkview Mennonite Brethren Church. Participating in the program were Hannah Funk, Claire, Elise and Benjamin Heyen, Jacob Humber, Micah Mashburn, Luke Moore, Tyson and Krista Reimer, Naomi and Ruthie Walker and Erin Wiebe. Assisting with the duets were […]

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Goessel hires Marion band director

The Goessel School Board voted at its April 9 meeting to hire Mike Connell as band director for grades five through 12.

Candidates for the position had been asked to come to Goessel and conduct the band as part of the selection process.

Connell has been the band director at Marion for the past 27 years, with teaching experience at other schools prior to that.

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Tabor art prof feted for fiber work

Shin-hee Chin, assistant professor of art and design at Tabor College, recently won honorable mention at the Wichita Center for the Arts ?Fiber Directions? art show, featuring contemporary fiber art. Chin?s piece, ?Winter,? was chosen from among 80 other works to receive the award in the nationally juried show. ?When I create artwork, it?s a process that carries much emotional […]

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Goessel Schools release third-quarter honor rolls

Goessel High School and Goessel Junior High School have released their respective honor rolls for the third quarter of the 2006-07 school year.

To be designated for the Highest Honor Roll, a student must have a grade-point average of 3.75 to 4.0.

The High Honor Roll requires a GPA of 3.50 to 3.74. The Honor Roll requires a GPA of 3.25 to 3.49.

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Wheelchair maker is 60+ speaker

Kirby Goering, Mound?ridge, will present ?The Wheelchair that Goes Where Wheelchairs Can?t? at the 60+ Learning in Retirement Program, Monday, April 23. The session will begin at 10 a.m. in the Wohlgemuth Music Education Center, located on the Tabor College campus. Goering, owner of Goering Muffler Shop in Moundridge, will share his vision and desire to help people in Third […]

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Project would add class space,                                           parking and safety at HES
Project would add class space, parking and safety at HES

Project would add class space, parking and safety at HES

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Hillsboro Elementary School floor plan, with additions
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This site plan for Hillsboro Elementary School shows the area for 46 parking spaces to the far left (west) boundary as well as the new parking lot and traffic drop-off loop planned for east of the present building. The existing circle drive will be used for bus drop-off, no private vehicles allowed.

More classroom space, an improved kitchen and dining room, and a safer traffic flow with more parking spaces are the primary objectives for changes planned at Hillsboro Elementary School.

USD 410 Superintendent Gordon Mohn said even though the public hears about declining enrollment, having adequate classroom space promises to be a problem in the near future.

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Teen alcohol use is 60+ topic April 16

MaryBeth Bowers and Linda Ogden, both of Marion, will present ?Drug of Choice: The Current Facts and a Mom?s Story? at the 60+ Learning in Retirement Program, Monday, April 16. The session will begin at 10 a.m. in the Wohlgemuth Music Education Center, located on the Tabor College campus. Bowers will recount the alcohol-related death of her son in 1996, […]

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Goessel High School art students fare well at league festival

Goessel High School Art students captured three top awards in competition at the Heart of America League Art Festival on April 4 at Hutchinson Trinity High School. Students from 12 schools competed in 18 categories. Goessel students swept the sculpture category, with a first place by Travis Duerksen, second by Brandan Harvey, and third by David Wiens. They also captured […]

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Goessel High musicians qualify 20 entries for state

Goessel High School musicians participated in the 2007 Regional Solo/Ensemble Music Festival held March 31 at Tabor College in Hillsboro and qualified 20 entries for the KSHSAA State 1A Solo/Ensemble Music Festival to be held in Wichita in late April. Those students earning the top rating of I or “Superior” were the Brass Choir, Girls Vocal Ensemble, Kristin Unruh (vocal), […]

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