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A way for smaller schools to share big-school program

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HOISINGTON — USD 431 Superintendent Bill Lowry attended the first Great Bend Middle School Reality U program two years ago. He recognized its value and went to work with United Way of Central Kansas to bring the program to Hoisington.
Last week, the dream became reality not just for Hoisington, but for four other middle schools in the area.
Wednesday, Jan. 17, lower grades at Hoisington Middle School were dismissed for the day in order to ensure eighth graders from Larned, Ellinwood, Otis-Bison, Pawnee Heights, and Hoisington middle schools would be able to take part in Reality U uninterrupted by passing ...

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