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.
Thirty years ago, the black-footed ferret was brought back from the dead. Fort Hays State University's Sternberg Museum of Natural History will celebrate the anniversary of that discovery with a full day of programs beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Nov. 7.
Angie Hicks was voted the Employee of the Month for Great Bend Middle School. She was nominated by several people for always being friendly, willing to help, very personable with staff, students, and parents, and is a great example to others who work around her.
Addison Baxter, a senior at GBHS, has been selected for the Kansas Music Educators Association District Honor Jazz Band which meets this Saturday in Dodge City. Members were selected through recorded auditions. After a day of rehearsal, the jazz band and middle school band and choir will give a concert at the Dodge City Middle School auditorium starting at 3:45 p.m. There is a small admission fee, and the public is invited to attend.
High school students from across Kansas will compete in Fort Hays State University's Math Relays on Thursday, Nov. 10.
The campus at Barton Community College exhibits a certain unassuming demeanor. Though, there's more to BCC than meets the eye.
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.
Principals Honor Roll
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.