Category: Schools

USD 410 board hears of enrollment increases

The principals for USD 410 gave upbeat reports about the beginning of the school year to USD 410 board members at their regular meeting Sept. 12. Evan Yoder, principal at Hillsboro Elementary School, said enrollment is up from last year, with additional aides hired for kindergarten and second grade—the largest classes—working well. He also announced that HES is going back […]

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Goessel board updated on celebration

The Goessel school board was updated during its Sept. 12 meeting about plans for the 90th anniversary of Goessel High School Oct. 7-8. John Fast, superintendent and elementary principal, and board member James Wiens reviewed the weekend plans. “We want people to feel welcome and invited,” Wiens said. “It’s not just for alumni, it’s for everyone; the community is invited.” […]

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Tabor receives $1 million check from Mabee Foundation

Tabor College received a challenge grant in 2014 from the J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation. The challenge was if could raise $8 million for the new center for the arts, Mabee would award Tabor with $1 million as soon as construction on the facility began. Thanks to the hard work and commitment of donors, Tabor met the challenge in 2015. […]

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Big Truck Night survives big weather

Big Truck Night survives big weather

Kelton Scott, young son of Rob and Alxis Scott of Hillsboro, found the oversized tractor sizes to be a great place for big time fun. A close lightning caused the annual Big Truck Night Thursday evening at Hills­boro Elementary School to be cut short, but not by much. “We made it to 7:20,” said Susie Kliewer, director of Marion County […]

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Chiefs’ financial officer will be Nachitgal Lecturer Sept. 29

Tabor College will kick off the Nachtigall Lecture Series on Entrepreneurship with Dan Crumb chief financial officer for the Kansas City Chiefs at 7 p.m. Sept. 29 in the Tabor Chapel. Crumb begin his tenure with the Chiefs in 2010 and has been instrumental in strengthening the club’s business operations by instituting changes that have improved the team’s business efficiency, […]

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Goessel alum receives national teaching award

Trissa (Duerksen) McCabe, a 1991 graduate of Goessel High School, was in Washington, D.C., last week to receive the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching for Grades K-12. McCabe, now a Reno Valley Middle School mathematics teacher with 22 years of teaching experience, received the award as the top grades 7-12 math teacher in Kansas. The 213 […]

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Tabor online MBA program ranks second for affordability

Tabor College has been ranked second in the country among most affordable online master of business administration programs by Best Value MBA. The ranking was published on the organization’s website in August. The ranking was created using the National Center for Education Statistics’ College Naviga­tor database. From among more than 500 online MBA programs, the 50 most affordable programs were […]

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PBHS students attend Kansas Youth Leadership Summit

PBHS students attend Kansas Youth Leadership Summit

These students from Pea­body-Burns High School’s Students Against Alcohol and Drugs (SADD) and Teens Against Destructive Activities (TADA) attended the annual Kansas Youth Leadership Summit at Rock Springs Two teams of six students and two adults from Peabody-Burns High School’s SAAD Chapter joined more than 150 high school students and adult advisers from 15 Kansas counties for the 15th annual […]

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State commissioner of education tours two county school districts

State commissioner of education tours two county school districts

Randy Watson, commissioner of education for Kansas, drops in on a high school physics class during his stop in Goessel Friday. Watson challenged students to consider how they will apply the knowledge they are learning at school. Two school districts in Marion County received a visit Friday from Randy Watson, the state’s commissioner of education. After presenting a workshop at […]

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Centre, MCSEC welcome new classroom professionals

Centre, MCSEC welcome new classroom professionals

USD 397-Centre and the Marion County Special Education Cooperative bring a combined 11 new teachers and classroom staff to work with students this fall. CENTRE Centre welcomes five new teachers this fall. Stephanie Allen teaches English and language arts. She received her bachelor of science degree in education from Wichita State University in 2015, concentrating on language arts for grades […]

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