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Amber Kasselman of Great Bend has signed a letter of intent to cheer at Bethany College for the 2012-2013 academic year.
Beth Rein was nominated by her peers for the GBMS Employee of the Month for going the extra step with her students. Beth works very hard to get each student on track and keep them on track. She is known to work before and after school to help her students. Her job is extremely challenging, but she gives 110% every day.
John Albert Stang of Great Bend was named to the dean's list of distinguished students for the fall 2011 semester at Roanoke College. Stang is the son of Catherine and Patrick Stang.
On March 3rd, 21 middle school and high school music students participated in the Parnassus Club annual piano and voice scholarship auditions held in the Barton Community College Fine Arts building. The auditions are open to any 14 through 18 year old studying piano or voice in Barton County. The senior piano scholarship awards include: First Place, Taylor Fry, Second Place, Hanna Wilborn, Third Place, Hannah Mosier with one Merit Award in the Junior Piano Division given to Taylor Huslig. Piano teachers entering students were Lorrie Stickney and Marlene Regehr. The Senior Voice awards include: First Place, Estella Schumacker, Second ...
On March 2, the Great Bend Middle School bands held an In House Band Contest at GBMS. The guest judge/clinician was Bill Clausing from St. John. The 7th grade band received an Advanced Performance rating and the 8th Grade Band received a I+ rating. The bands are under the direction of Kurtis Koch assisted by Mark DeWald.
MANHATTAN – Counselors and directors have been selected for a Kansas State University program that helps new students get a head start in their K-State careers.
Baylor Law School held its winter commencement on Feb. 4 at First Baptist Church, Waco, Texas. Professor Matt Cordon delivered the commencement speech. Dustin Troy Lucas, the highest ranking student in the graduating class, delivered student remarks. Hooding the graduates were David Guinn, Master Teacher and the Lyndon L. Olson and William A. Olson Professor of Local Government and Constitutional Law, and James Wren, associate professor of law. Brittney Denise Johnson, who received her law degree during commencement, delivered the invocation.
Central Christian College is pleased to recognize those students who have achieved honor roll status for the Fall semester of 2011.
Alyssa Johnson of Sterling High School has won Wichita State University's Elliott School of Communication Victor Murdock Scholarship in Journalism for 2012.
Bridget Beran, a senior at Central Plains High School, was awarded Kansas State University's Leadership Scholarship during ceremonies Feb. 15 at K-State. Pat Bosco, vice president for student life and dean of students, presented the award. During K-State's annual Scholarship Day, students and their parents were guests of the university at a banquet. Throughout the day, they attended meetings with academic deans and student life officials.
Barton Community College's Phi Psi chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society has named initiates for the 2012-13 academic year.
As an associate faculty member of the Early Childhood Education Program at Barton Community College, Shara Neidenthal teaches cutting-edge childcare techniques. As owner of her own preschool, Neidenthal gets to practice what she teaches.
The United States Achievement Academy announces that Kaylie M. Doll and Kelsie L. Doll from Great Bend have been recognized by the United States Achievement Academy as students of excellence in Athletics and Honor Roll.
Hutchinson Community College has announced the honor rolls for the Fall 2011 semester, including grades through the end of the interterm session. 1,194 students have been honored with selection to the two honor roll listings, with 582 achieving the Vice President's Honor Roll with at least a 3.5 grade point average for the semester.
The Ellinwood FBLA chapter has been very busy these last few weeks. From March 23 to March 25, 29 members and two advisors traveled to Topeka to compete at the State FBLA Conference. Members took tests and gave presentations, both in groups and individually. Ellinwood came out with multiple awards at the ceremony on Wednesday and 11 members qualified for nationals. The National Conference will be held in Chicago, June 27-July 3.
Stanford University announced it will waive tuition for students whose parents have less than $125,000 in annual income. Students whose parents' income is less than $65,000 will also have fees for room and board waived, reported PBS.
Research shows that quality teachers have more impact on student achievement than any other variable, but until now there has been no real career path for a great teacher to follow that doesn't take them out of the classroom.
With Republicans still struggling to revise the embattled No Child Left Behind law, advocates on both sides are again sparring over the federal role in K-12 education. One month ago, it appeared the House was poised to revise NCLB, which was first passed in 2002 and now is long overdue for overhaul.
The Supreme Court this week let stand a lower court decision, Dariano vs. Morgan Hill, which held that a school could restrict the right of children to wear American flag-themed apparel to school under particular circumstances that might incite violence.
Researchers have found it is better for children to perform moderate amounts of homework every night instead of more intense homework less frequently. The study also found students perform better when they are able to complete their homework without parental assistance, reported Education News.
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The Hoisington High School forensics team placed second out of nine schools at a recent tournament at Otis-Bison. Members placed individually as follows:
The jagged roll out of Common Core-aligned tests across the nation continues, the rumors of the Common Core Cataclysm have been overstated, argues Alexander Russo at the Columbia Journalism review.