WHAT’S HAPPENING IN YOUR SCHOOL DISTRICT?
We here at www.mcpherson-county-ks.com continue to work on bringing new approaches to giving media love to the communities of the greater McPherson County area.
Here is something we are going to try to do – a twice a month showing of ‘WHAT IS HAPPENING IN YOUR SCHOOL DISTRICT?’ – a chance to see events, announcements or happenings within the various school districts of our area.
If you have a listing or something you would like to add that we have not come across – be sure to let us know. Thanking you in advance.
HERE IS WHAT’S HAPPENING WITHIN THE MCPHERSON COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICTS:
At MOUNDRIDGE USD 423:
FFA WEEK IS ABOUT TO BEGIN
FFA Week, help support the Moundridge FFA (Future Farmer’s of America) with any of the following events.
FACS CLASSE HELPING THE YOUNGER GENERATION
This week the students in FACS (Family and Consumer Science) classes at Moundridge High School spent time with Moundridge first graders and showed them how to make a quilt. Always good to help those coming behind us to see the wonders of quilting.
At CANTON/GALVA USD 419:
BURCH SIGNS TO PLAY 2 SPORTS AT BETHEL COLLEGE
Canton/Galva senior Alexa Burch has excelled at both volleyball and softball while attending Canton/Galva High School and now she can continue her love of both sports while getting a college education at Bethel College in North Newton.
In a rare opportunity to pursue two sports, Burch recently signed letters of intent for both sports with Bethel College.
Burch has been a three-year letter winner in both sports at Canton/Galva High School and is expected to be one of the mainstays of the Lady Eagle softball team this spring.
Burch success in softball has also come from being a member of the Lady Express and A-Shock softball programs.
According to Burch, she has told folks that ‘attending Bethel was an attraction due to the size of the school plus the campus seemed to be a good fit for her and the teachers she has met were very friendly and welcoming.’
Burch is planning on majoring in Elementary Special Education.
Included in the photo are:
Front Row: mother – Heather Burch, Alexa, and father – Eric Burch.
Back Row: Bethel head softball coach David Middleton, Canton/Galva head volleyball coach Cloe Hedlund, Bethel head volleyball coach Stacy Middleton, Bethel assistant softball coach and Lady Express head softball coach Lacey Morgan, and Canton/Galva head softball coach Gloria Colgin.
HIGH SCHOOL CHEERLEADING TRYOUTS
It is almost that time for HIGH SCHOOL CHEER TRYOUTS!
There will be an informational meeting on Sunday, February 23 at the school commons.
This is a mandatory meeting for anyone who is interested in possible becoming a Canton/Galva High School Varsity Cheerleader or as our Mascot ‘Soar’!
Remember – a parent and/or guardian must be with you when attending!
At INMAN USD 448:
TEUTONS TOUR HUTCHINSON CAREER & TECHNICAL ACADEMY
Recently, sophomores from Inman High School had the opportunity to tour the Hutchinson Career & Technical Education Academy (HCTEA).
Inman High School students can take classes at HCTEA as juniors and seniors.
Classes include welding, auto mechanics, machining, health science, cisco programming, construction and more.
YOUTH BASEBALL CAMP
With baseball season just around the corner, the Inman High School baseball team wants to announce they will be holding their FUNdamentals Baseball Clinic on Saturday, March 28 at the Inman High School baseball fields.
The FUNdamentals Baseball Clinic will run from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and is open to all kids’ kindergarten through eighth grade.
Cost is $30 and will include a clinic T-shirt. All proceeds from the clinic will go to the Inman High School baseball program in helping acquire new uniforms and equipment.
At LITTLE RIVER USD 444:
ANNUAL STUCO BLOOD DRIVE
It will soon be time for the Little River StuCo Annual Blood Drive.
The Blood Drive is scheduled for Friday, March 27 from 8:15 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Little River High School Gym.
ALL COMMUNITY DONORS will be entered to win a REDSKIN STADIUM SEAT (value of $55).
ALL STUDENTS will be entered to win a $50 Amazon Gift Card!
Call the Little River High School (620-897-6201) or email at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a slot.
AG EDUCATION NEWS
This week’s projects in Agriculture Education have the students being busy, busy, busy!
Intro to Agriculture students FINALLY get to see the interdependence of plants and animals now that the snails arrived for their final activity in the natural resource’s unit.
Ag Communications/Leadership students have kicked off their ‘Student Leadership’ workshop series with Josh and Ty leading ‘Problem Solving’.
Each student will prepare and facilitate two 45-minute long workshops on a selected leadership topic on their own and with a partner.
At SMOKY VALLEY USD 400:
THINK PINK NIGHT!
Friday night will be the Smoky Valley USD 400 annual THINK PINK basketball game theme!
This is in honor of those fighting or having fought breast cancer.
USD 400 wants to thank all that bought shirts – all profit went to the American Cancer Society for cancer research.
REMEMBER – WEAR YOUR THINK PINK SHIRT OR HOODIES or wear pink shirts to the basketball game against Halstead on Friday night!!
EXCELLENCE IN CHARACTER AWARD WINNERS!!
Smoky Valley USD 400 wants to congratulate those students who recently received the EXCELLENCE IN CHARACTER AWARDS!
Smoky Valley High School students voted on a student in their class that they fell has the characteristics that display kindness, compassion and respect of fellow students and is recognized by their peers as being a good friend.
Those getting the EXCELLENCE IN CHARACTER AWARDS include (pictured left to right)
- Amanda Reilly, a junior and daughter of Edward & Monica Reilly.
- Kajsa Peterson, a junior and daughter of Norman & Kathy Peterson.
- Karson Pihl, a freshman and son of Kendall & Karla Pihl.
- Rylee Ebert, a sophomore and daughter of Brock & Nicole Ebert.
- Campbell Gaskill, a freshman and daughter of William Gaskill & Mandy Francisco.
At ELYRIA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL:
ANNUAL CHICKEN NOODLE DINNER & AUCTION
One of the highlights of the year for Elyria Christian School is their ANNUAL CHICKEN NOODLE DINNER & AUCTION.
This year the Chicken Noodle Dinner & Auction will be on Monday, March 2 from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the McPherson County 4-H building located at 710 W. Woodside in McPherson.
Come and enjoy a delicious meal of chicken noodles while listening to various Elyria Christian School students entertain with their musical talents.
Don’t forget to check out the Gift Card Wall as well as a chance to win one of the fantastic themed baskets or better yet – place a bid on items available in the ‘Silent Auction’.
NEW THIS YEAR – From 11:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. you can now CALL AHEAD and order a meal to be picked up in the DRIVE THRU!! To order ahead for a drive thru pickup, call 620-386-6286.
The cost of the Chicken Noodle Dinner is always a FREE WILL DONATION!
And that people is WHAT’S HAPPENING CURRENTLY IN THE MCPHERSON COUNTY AREA SCHOOL DISTRICTS!!
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