Category: Schools

Hillsboro Chess Guild third at Pleasant Valley

Hillsboro Chess Guild third at Pleasant Valley

Courtesy Photo The USD 410 Hillsboro Chess Guild participated at the Pleasant Valley Middle School Chess Tournament on Saturday, Feb. 3. The team of (from left) Jacob Denholm, Trace Jost and Jason Latham placed third in the K-12 division. Jacob Denholm placed third individually in the K-12 division. The guild participated in a grade-level tournament Jan. 20 in Canton, where […]

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USD 410 board to add two teachers for 2018-19

The Free Press USD 410 Board of Educa­tion at its Feb. 12 regular meeting gave support to begin the search for two additional teachers for the 2018-19 school year. The positions are second preschool teacher and a teacher for a third section of second grade at Hillsboro Elementary School. At the January meeting, Evan Yoder, HES principal, had reviewed anticipated […]

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Marion High School crowns royalty for winter homecoming

Marion High School crowns royalty for winter homecoming

Alli Molleker and Kyle Pierce were crowned homecoming royalty during halftime of Tuesday’s boys’ game with Sedgwick. The other candidates were Jessi Lewman, Tyler Palic, Alli Molleker, Kyle Pierce, Courtney Herzet, Zachary Stuchlik. Little helpers were Kipton Whiteman and Ruby Schmidt.

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Two area ag instructors feted for achievements

Two area ag instructors feted for achievements

Gillespie presents the Community Service Award to Sonya Roberts, Hillsboro High School agriculture instructor, during the KAAE annual symposium in Lawrence Jan. 27. Two agriculture teachers from Marion County received achievement awards during the Kansas Association of Agricultural Educators Jan. 27 during the organization’s annual symposium in Lawrence, Jan. 27. ◼ Mark Meyer, agriculture teacher at Marion High School, was […]

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HCF awards $21,461 to ‘enhance quality of life’

HCF awards $21,461 to ‘enhance quality of life’

Marilyn Bartel, sponsor of the Hillsboro High School Chess Guild, receives a symbolic check from HCF board member Eddie Weber during the presentation of awards on Friday. The Chess Guild received $300 toward chess lessons and travel to competitions. Hillsboro Community Foundation distributed grant awards totaling $21,461 Friday to 16 Hillsboro-area not-for-profit entities during halftime of the high school boys’ […]

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College News (January 31, 2018)

◼ Eight undergraduate students from the Free Press coverage area are among the 1,607 named by Fort Hays State University to the Dean’s Honor Roll for the fall 2017 semester. To be eligible, students must have completed 12 or more credit hours and earned a minimum grade-point average of 3.60 for the semester. Amber Lee Otte is a senior from […]

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County schools selecting spellers for county bee

County schools selecting spellers for county bee

Hillsboro Middle School and Elementary School have identified their top spellers for the Marion County Spelling Bee on Feb. 7 at Peabody-Burns Elementary School. Both schools had their building spelling Jan. 24. Hillsboro Elementary School Winners At Hillsboro Elementary School, the top three were (from left) fifth-grader Luke Isaac, the champion; fourth-grader Ben Werner, the runner-up; and the alternate, third-grader […]

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Yoder praises impact of preschool for children

Hillsboro Elementary School principal Evan Yoder told USD 410 Board of Education at its Jan. 22 meeting that children are better prepared for school if they have attended preschool as 3- to 4-year-olds. “There’s no better bang for your buck than preschool,” Yoder said. “Kindergartners are more advanced socially and emotionally if they’ve been to preschool.” In his report, Yoder […]

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Centre teacher receives state ag education award

Centre teacher receives state ag education award

Laura Klenda, agriculture teacher at Centre High School, is congratulated by Jeff Gillespie, president of the Kansas Association of Agricultural Educators, for being named K-ACTE Young Teacher of the Year. Laura Klenda, agriculture teacher at Centre High School, was named the Kansas Association of Agricultural Educators K-ACTE Young Teacher of the Year award winner at the 2018 Kansas Association of […]

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HHS ‘Students of the Month’ for January

HHS ‘Students of the Month’ for January

Dillon Boldt DILLON BOLDT, freshman Dillon Boldt is the son of Dennis and Tracy Boldt. He is involved in youth group, football, basketball, track and field musical. In his spare time he enjoys singing, drawing, playing outside, anything sports. After high school he plans to attend college; he is undecided about a major. Maddie Suderman MADDIE SUDERMAN, freshman Maddie Suderman […]

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