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Area schools share Healthy Habits For Life Grants from BCBS

Thousands of children attending schools in 66 Kansas counties will have access to at-school programs during 2014 aimed at improving their health and fostering positive habits. The programs will be funded through 160 Healthy Habits for Life grants totaling $149,650.16 that were recently distributed to school nurses, teachers and administrators by the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas Foundation.

December 22, 2013 | | Education


BCC Fort Riley students graduate

FORT RILEY - Barton Community College graduated 125 students through its Fort Riley campus Thursday afternoon, Dec. 12, many of whom were active duty military or soldiers' immediate family.

December 14, 2013 | | Education


BCC Fort Leavenworth students graduate

FORT LEAVENWORTH - Barton Community College graduated 13 students through its Fort Leavenworth campus Wednesday evening, Dec. 11.

December 14, 2013 | | Education


BCC to offer automotive technology night class

Barton Community College will offer a night class version of its Introduction to Automotive Technology class in 2014. The class will meet from 6-9 p.m. every Thursday from Jan. 16 through May 15.

December 14, 2013 | | Education


Distinguished Youth of Texas Scholarship and Recognition

Chickasaw/Pawnee sixth grade student Carrie Johnson of Teague, Texas, was selected as a candidate in the Distinguished Youth of Texas Scholarship and Recognition program that was held on Nov. 29 - Dec. 1 at the Marriott Rivercenter Hotel in San Antonio, Texas. During the weekend competition, two students were chosen to receive a $1,000 cash scholarship and the right to serve as a State Program Titleholder for one year. In all, $5,000 in awards and prizes were presented to various participants.

December 08, 2013 | | Education


Students represent GBHS at Math Relays

Eighteen students from Great Bend High school participated in the 35th annual Fort Hays State University Math Relays. The Relays were held on Nov. 14 on the FHSU campus. In attendance were 674 students, representing fifty-one area schools. The Great Bend squad placed sixth overall in the 4A – 6A category. The Panthers were represented by freshmen Cal Marshal and Dawson Clark; sophomores Olivia Blackwell, Kaylan Lagerman, Heather Schneider, Earving Morales, and Rane Libeer; juniors Natasha Bieker, Alex Morgan, Carter Sheffield, and Francesco Ruggeri; and seniors Greg Burley, Colton Lagerman, Trey Newkirk, Alec Witt, Logan Zecha, Jun Rei Chen, and Aaron ...

December 08, 2013 | | Education


First-ever Startup Weekend at FHSU produces 3 entrepreneurial business plans

The College of Business and Entrepreneurship hosted the first-ever Startup Weekend in western Kansas on November 15-17 in McCartney Hall on the Fort Hays State University campus. Thirty-one participants, including FHSU students and alumni, pitched business ideas and formed teams to transform those ideas into functioning businesses.

December 01, 2013 | | Education


Logan Evers receives 2013 Kansas State Fair Ron and Carolyn Holland Scholarship

The Kansas State Fair announced that Logan Evers, Great Bend, is the inaugural recipient of the Ron and Carolyn Holland Scholarship. Logan was chosen for exemplifying outstanding character, perseverance, work ethic, ingenuity and demonstrated scholastic achievement, consistent with the values endeared by the Holland family.

November 24, 2013 | | Education


Jordyn Buntain to receive nursing degree

Jordyn Buntain, Great Bend, is a candidate to receive a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree at Washburn University commencement exercises at 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 13 in Lee Arena, Petro Allied Health Center. Graduates will also be honored during a recognition and pinning ceremony at 3:30 p.m. the same day at White Concert Hall.

November 24, 2013 | | Education


All about dance: WinterDance 2013 Dec. 5-7 at Mark A. Chapman Theatre

Kansas State University's WinterDance 2013 will feature ballet, modern, jazz, tap, a new West African social dance and more.

November 24, 2013 | | Education


GBMS Above and Beyond

Great Bend Middle School announces the September and October Above and Beyond Winners. Each of student was nominated by their teachers because they have gone above and beyond the call of duty in becoming a good citizen of GBMS. The students received a certificate and a pizza and pop luncheon with the school Administrators.

November 20, 2013 | | Education


GBHS students earn gold KAY award

Nine members of the Great Bend High School Kays and 13 Kayettes attended the Area 6 KAY Regional Conference on Nov. 7 at Arkansas City Middle 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 2012-2013 school year.

November 16, 2013 | | Education


Brownback announces ‘Reading Roadmap’ program

TOPEKA – Kansas Governor Sam Brownback yesterday announced a "Reading Roadmap" initiative designed to improve reading proficiency among Kansas grade school students by incorporating a wide variety of support services to educators, families and children.

November 15, 2013 | | Education


Senator Roberts announces Service Academy Nominations

U.S. Senator Pat Roberts today released the names of the young Kansans who will receive his nomination for appointments to U.S. Service Academies.

November 10, 2013 | | Education


Barton Community College Foundation awards scholarships

The Barton Community College Foundation presents scholarships each year from funds received through its fundraising events, endowments and annual scholarship gifts. For the 2013-14 academic year, the Foundation has selected the following students for scholarship offers:

November 03, 2013 | | Education


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North Carolina experiment shows promising early results on keeping best teachers in the classroom

Keeping teachers in the classroom by rewarding them with leadership opportunities and financial incentives can measurably improve learning outcomes, according to early results from a ...

August 02, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Make sure your college checklist includes insurance

Many of us have watched our children head off to college. Remembering to pack everything they need is always a challenge. This is especially true ...

August 02, 2015 | By Ken Selzer, CPA, Kansas Commissioner of Insurance | Education


Steady growth and fiscal responsibility keep Barton Community College in the black; mill levy to rem

Barton Community College has seen steady growth for seven years. The institution as a whole drew more than 4,300 full-time-equivalent (FTE) students in 2014-15 ...

August 02, 2015 | | Education


What a fight over Shakespeare means for public education

In 1973, only 9 percent of Americans said they had "very little" trust in public education, according to Gallup's report on confidence in public ...

July 28, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Education


4-H Scholarships for the 2015 year

The Barton County 4-H Holding Board announces the recipients of 4-H Scholarships for the 2015 year.

July 26, 2015 | | Education


Teacher unions and civil rights groups battle over future of No Child Left Behind

When the U.S. Senate overwhelmingly passed a new education bill to replace the increasingly unworkable and unpopular No Child Left Behind law last week ...

July 24, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


New Orleans charter challenged on kindergarten admissions testing

A New Orleans parent whose kindergartener took a test for admission to a selective public charter school wants to know more about the test and ...

July 23, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


'The Tradition of Enquiry': Oxford education weekend Day Two recap

Saturday was the second day of Oxford’s education weekend, and scholars again brought their various expertise to fulfill the vision of what the tradition ...

July 20, 2015 | Erika Mahterian Deseret News | Education


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