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Confessions of an elementary school teacher

Whether you are a parent, student or teacher, in some way or another, you are probably saying “goodbye” to summer and “hello” to a brand new school year. Elementary school teachers everywhere are working hard to prepare for a new batch of students. Before they completely “revert” back to “teacher mode,” I thought it would be fun to reminisce of school years gone by, and asked them to reveal classroom confessions, both humorous and heartfelt. Grab an apple, tuck a pencil behind your ear, and try to enjoy “back to school” from a teacher’s point of view. (Names have ...

September 09, 2015 | Lyndsi Frandsen KSL.com | Education


Shirley nominated for state award

Tyler Shirley, Jefferson School physical education teacher, has been nominated by USD 428 for the Kansas Horizon Award. The program is sponsored by the Kansas State Department of Education and recognizes first-year teachers for excellent teaching in the elementary and secondary classrooms.

September 07, 2015 | | Education


Sistine chairs

Brayden Powell, Great Bend High School freshman and student in Karen Clark's world history class, assumes the role of Michelangelo while learning about the Renaissance. Students taped paper under their desks and laid on their backs while drawing and coloring a picture. This gave them hands-on experience of what the famous artist would have gone through to paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.

September 07, 2015 | | Education


Musical notes

Great Bend High School graduates who are now in Barton Community College music classes pose for a photo.

September 07, 2015 | | Education


Big Benefit Auction raises nearly $53K

With a smile a mile wide, former Foundation Director Darnell Holopirek fought back grateful tears as hand after hand shot up in the audience to pledge money in honor of Holopirek and her husband, Mel, during the 37th annual Big Benefit Auction on August 22.

September 07, 2015 | | Education


Art According to Humphrey

USD 428 elementary art students of Melissa Watson complete artwork depicting the main character in "The World According to Humphrey." The book is the inaugural One District, One Book reading initiative selection. The program will roll out on Sept. 25 as Superintendent Brad Reed reads the first chapter to K-6th grade students.

September 07, 2015 | | Education


Pell grants expanding to benefit students in unlikely places

The Pell program, which awards grants mostly to undergraduate students receiving conventional college educations, is expanding to benefit non-traditional students in unlikely places.

September 06, 2015 | Omar Etman Deseret News | Education


Procrastination pays when it comes to back-to-school shopping

Chances are your kids are back at school. If you haven't finished their back-to-school shopping, you're not alone.

September 06, 2015 | Jeff Wuorio Deseret News | Education


Traveling disability exhibit comes to FHSU

Fort Hays State University will host the Ability Ally Initiative on campus Sept. 9-11. The traveling exhibit focuses on awareness and inclusion of people with disabilities.

September 06, 2015 | Randy Gonzales University Relations and Marketing | Education


N.J. teacher keeps job after being late 111 times in 2 years

A New Jersey teacher who earns $90,000 a year can keep his job after being late 111 times over a two-year stretch, an arbitrator ruled, after finding that the district had not given him any proper warning and due process.

September 03, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Q&A: The case for competency-based college education

The Woodrow Wilson Foundation turned heads in education circles last month when it announced a partnership with MIT for an education graduate program that will offers degrees to aspiring or current teachers based on their proven competence rather than seat time.

September 03, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


American smarties call these 10 cities home

The brightest Americans' choices in where they call home play a large role in bolstering local economies and quality of life for all residents, according to WalletHub's "2015's Most and Least Educated Cities" analysis.

September 01, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | Education


Quiz: Can you define Oxford Dictionaries' newest entries?

Language traditionalists beware: Trying to define some of Oxford Dictionaries' newest entries might make you "rage-quit."

August 31, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | Education


Do Americans support standardized testing? It depends on how you ask the question

Americans are sharply divided on standardized testing and many other hot button educational issues, two new back-to-school public opinion polls find. But which way they lean seems to depend on who asks the question and how they phrase it.

August 30, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Barber's haircut-story swap shows students the importance of reading

An Iowa barber made a slight tweak to his business model when offering children back-to-school haircuts.

August 27, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | Education


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Fort Hays State recognizes area students for scholarships at Great Bend program

Students from central Kansas were recognized at a recent Student Recognition Program in Great Bend for the scholarships they have been awarded from Fort Hays ...

February 25, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Education


FHSU graphic design students to display projects at the Moss-Thorns Gallery of Art

Packaging, print and motion graphic projects from graphic design students at Fort Hays State University will be exhibited in the Moss-Thorns Gallery of Art, located ...

February 25, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Education


Volunteers praised for helping schools

At the Feb. 13 Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education meeting, interim superintendent Khris Thexton noted that volunteers spend more than 120 hours a ...

February 18, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Education


GB senior chosen for state band

Great Bend High School senior Allison Regehr was selected for the Kansas Music Educators Association 5-6A Band which will meet in Wichita Feb. 23-25. Regehr ...

February 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Education


ROSE Award

Jody Messersmith received a ROSE award (Recognizing Outstanding Support of Education) from Great Bend USD 428 at the Feb. 13 board of education meeting.

February 18, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Education


GBMS bands perform, earn 1 ratings

The Great Bend 7th and 8th Grade Bands under the direction of Don Regehr and Mark DeWald showed off their talent on Monday, Feb. 13 ...

February 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Education


Fort Hays State University announces fall 2016 graduates

A total of 765 students completed associate, bachelor's or graduate degrees at Fort Hays State University in the fall 2016 semester.

February 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Education


GBMS Can the Teacher food drive

February 11, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Education


The show goes on

A freak ice storm caused the 7th grade middle school choir concert to be rescheduled but after listening to the groups on Tuesday, audiences said ...

February 11, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Education


From the court to the classroom

Members of the GBMS 8th Grade Boys Basketball team took time out to read to preschool students. The team is learning there is more to ...

February 11, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Education


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