Category: Schools

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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Hillsboro, Canton-Galva, Peabody-Burns welcome staff

Hillsboro, Canton-Galva, Peabody-Burns welcome staff

New Staff Hillsboro USD 410 has four new staff members this fall: one counselor and three classroom teachers. Autumn Hardey is the counselor at Hillsboro Elementary School and will oversee all after-school activities. Hardey earned her undergraduate degree at the Uni­ver­sity of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania and has nine years of experience in the classroom. She plans to complete her master’s […]

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Hillsboro High School FFA officers participate in retreat

Hillsboro High School FFA officers participate in retreat

FFA Officers Hillsboro High School FFA officers recently participated in a retreat to Manhattan and Kansas City. Pictured above are: (from left) Callyan Lacio, vice president; Brandon Klassen, treasurer; Vance Klassen, president; Shelby Johnson, reporter; Callie Meisinger, secretary; and Josiah Melton, sentinel. During the retreat, officers planned the year and a welcome-back party for members and their families. Officers participated […]

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Marion, Goessel welcome 13 new teachers this fall

Marion, Goessel welcome 13 new teachers this fall

New Goessel Teachers USD 408 Marion and USD 411 Goessel will welcome a total of 13 new teachers as the new school begins this month. USD 408 Nine new staff members will begin their duties for USD 408 this fall. Dmitry Bucklin, who grew up in Mountain Lake, Minn., will teach instrumental music for grades five through 12 , elementary […]

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Goessel enrollment about the same from last year

John Fast, Goessel superintendent and K-5 principal, told the board of education at its Aug. 8 meeting that enrollment for the 2016-17 school year is basically the same as last school year: a “head count” of 271 students. Following enrollment the previous week, student class numbers were as follows: kindergarten 19, first grade 12, second grade 22, third grade 22, […]

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USD 410 school board wraps up business quickly

USD 410 Board of Educa­tion met Monday evening and completed its agenda in less than an hour. Superintendent Max Heinrich reviewed the 2016-17 budget, which was published Aug. 3 at its legal maximum of 61.79 mills, a decrease from 63.04 from last year. The goal, Heinrich said, was to try and keep the mill levy flat. With additional dollars generated […]

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College News (August 3, 2016)

• Four students from Hills­boro were named to Okla­homa Baptist Univer­sity’s academic honor roll for the spring 2016 semester. On the President’s Honor Roll are Emily Jost, pre-allied health and rehab science major; Emily Sechrist, special education and elementary education major and Juliana Sinclair, pre-allied health and rehab science major. Amy Bartel, nursing major, was named to the Dean’s Honor […]

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Business donates $550 for MES playground project

Business donates $550 for MES playground project

Heather Fay (left) of Fay Chiropractic in Marion presents a check for $550 to Traci Hel­mer, of the Marion Elementary School playground committee, and Justin Wasmuth, MES principal. “We are just beginning to ramp up on the project,” Wasmuth said. About $15,000 has been raised so far, including a parent-child dance sponsored by MES and a USDA grant of $12,400. […]

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Tabor College Prof. conducts research at Wichita State

Norman Schmidt, professor of chemistry at Tabor College, has a unique opportunity this summer to participate in a fellowship with the physics department at Wichita State University. Schmidt’s role is to assist with research on neutrinos for eight weeks June through August. Neutrinos are subatomic particles smaller than an electron with no charge that are emitted from nuclear reactions. These […]

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