Manhattan Area Technical College held its fall commencement exercises on Dec. 9 at McCain Auditorium in Manhattan. Brent McKeeman, Manhattan Technical College Alumni, delivered the commencement address to over 70 graduates in nine programs of study. MATC awarded associate of applied science degrees, and 24 graduates received technical certificates.
Great Bend Middle School Principal David Reiser, Central Plains School District Superintendent Steve Woolf and Dodge City High School Principal Jacque Feist have at least three things in common.
2003 GBHS graduate Nathan Koch recently completed all requirements to earn a DMA degree in musical performance from the University of Texas in Austin.
Jackie Cook was nominated "Employee of the Month" at Great Bend Middle School by her students for being an awesome teacher. She is always willing to help and has a great attitude and personality.
A team from Great Bend High School was one of 52 teams that took in the Super Saturday qualifying event of the Quest High School Academic Competition on Dec. 3 at Washburn University.
WICHITA – Tanner Brown of Great Bend is one of the students who has received a $5,000 Newman Grant from Newman University. The grant can be renewed each year to a total of $20,000 over four years. A student must have 2.0-3.29 high school or college GPA. Freshman students must have a score of 18-22 on the ACT or equivalent SAT score to be eligible for the Cardinal Newman Scholarship. Recipients of the Newman Grant must be enrolled full-time.
Christmas has come early for USD 428 in the form of a nearly $13,000 grant from Cox Communications.
The USD 428 administration and the technology committee are now looking at changing the options to allow local teachers to choose a laptop computer or a stand-alone computer and an iPad for school use.
MANHATTAN – Students in Kansas State University's apparel and textile design program got a hands-on experience and a glimpse of what it takes to be a real-world designer.
Great Bend Regional Hospital is helping Park Elementary School students to stay active. The hospital provided a donation that is for the purchase of playground equipment, as well as indoor activity games. New jump ropes, balls and activity games are expected to arrive at the school in about a week.
Great Bend Middle School announces the seventh graders who received the Above and Beyond Award for the first nine weeks. The student has to be nominated by a teacher or staff member for going above and beyond the call of duty in becoming a good citizen of GBMS. The student receives a certificate and a pizza and pop luncheon with the principals.
The Transition to Teaching Program at Fort Hays State University was recently awarded a five-year sub-award totaling more than $400,000. The sub-award is a component of Ohio State University's $5 million grant to build a network of partner universities that will support alternative licensure.
5th grade: Robby Brining, Chase Harter, Matthew Phillips*, Malachi Williams, McKayla Williams*, Matthew Zorn
Ten members of the Great Bend High School Kays and 11 Kayettes attended the Area 6 KAY Regional Conference on Nov. 7 at Goddard High School. The clubs returned with the highest state award possible. The Kays and Kayettes each received the Gold Award, recognizing their student leadership and service to their school, community, nation and world for the 2010-2011 school year.
During this season of appreciation and gratitude Wellness students in Mrs. Wilborn's classes at HMS have written letters to our Military Servicemen and Servicewomen as part of Operation Gratitude.
Dr. John Palsmeier, the son of Ted and Lillian Palsmeier of Conway Springs and the grandson of Betty Mae Axman of Olmitz, began working at NuScale Power in Corvallis, Ore. on October 13, as a nuclear probabilistic risk assessment analyst. NuScale is developing a new reactor design emphasizing significant advances in safety and John is part of the group which evaluates the ability of the reactor to withstand accidents which exceed design specifications.
The Barton Community College debate and forensics team's season is in full swing. The team earned awards at a tournament at Hutchinson Community College Nov. 1-2 and a two-part debate and forensics tournament at Tulsa Community College Nov. 14-16.
Chase High School 1st Nine Weeks Honor Roll
Nine students of Dr. Joseph Perniciaro, associate professor of music and theatre at Fort Hays State University, won recognition at the recent National Association of Teachers of Singing West Central regional student competition.
CLEARWATER - Ten members of the Great Bend High School Kays and 17 Kayettes attended the Area 6 KAY Regional Conference on Nov. 5 at Clearwater High School. The clubs returned with the highest state award possible. The Kays and Kayettes each received the Gold Award, recognizing their student leadership and service to their school, community, nation and world for the 2013-2014 school year.
TOPEKA – Following a nationwide search, the Kansas State Board of Education today announced its selection of Dr. Randy Watson, Superintendent of McPherson Unified School District 418, to become Kansas' next Commissioner of Education. Watson replaces Dr. Diane DeBacker who resigned her position earlier this year to serve as senior advisor to the Director General of the Abu Dhabi Education Council.
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