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May 26, 2017

Eighth grade students get dose of financial reality at Reality U

     EMS eighth grade students participated in Reality U to gain a better understanding of financial planning on May 18.
     Click here to read the full article.

Reality U

Science Fair winners announced

     Great job to all of our Science Fair participants!

Grand Champs: "Music Makes the Heart Beat" by Gwen Crank, McKenna Garman, and Teagan Jellison

music makes the heart beat

Physical Science Division Champs: "Balloon Fun" by Samuel Habluetzel and Gabe Treadwell

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Mathematics Division Champs: "Apple Wet, Apple Dry" by Johnna Alfaro, Cody Meese, and Dez Stitt

apple wet apple dry

Earth-Science Division Champ: "How the Temperature of Water Affects Crystal Growth" by Sean Kagle

crystal growth

EHS boys tennis places fourth at regionals

     They placed fourth at Regionals in Chanute on May 5-6. Tyler Johnson and Mason Holmes qualified to compete at the state competition on May 12 by placing fifth in #1 Doubles.
     The EHS boys tennis team placed fifth at the AVCTL tournament in Buhler on May 1.

EHS students placed at the state Speech and Debate tournament

     EHS Speech and Debate students participated in the state tournament on May 6.
     Logan Stensing placed third in Extemporaneous Speaking and eighth in Impromptu Speaking. Zach Mitchell placed 15th in Original Oration. Hudson Vaught placed 14 in Humorous Interpretation.

EMS named KAMSA Middle School of the Year Finalist

     EMS was named a 2017 KAMSA Middle School of the Year finalist. They received a banner in recognition of their hard work during the KAMSA conference on May 5.
     EMS Registrar Melanie Mann was named the 2017 Executive Assistant of the Year. She received an award and gift card during the KAMSA conference on May 5.
     Ms. Mann was awarded this honor because of her positive attitude, strong work ethic, and willingness to help others. She was nominated by her building administrators and chosen by the KAMSA board of directors.

Middle school of the year finalist

EHS seniors recognized for work in Butler Academy programs

     Kylea McArdle, a senior at EHS, earned her Associate Degree from Butler Community College for completing the Health Science Academy while attending El Dorado High School.
     Clayton Bagley earned a certificate for completing his first year of the Engineering and Manufacturing Academy through Butler Community College.
     McArdle plans to pursue a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing through William Jewel University in Liberty, Missouri.
     Bagley plans to continue at Butler Community College next year to finish his Academy program. He plans to work for Carlson Products in Maize to gain job experience in his field while he finishes his degree.

Clayton Bagley Kylea McArdle

EHS DECA students featured in 360eldorado article

     EHS DECA students were featured in an article written by 360eldorado.
     Click here to read the article.

EHS pool renamed to honor Dean Roedel

     The EHS pool was renamed the Dean Roedel Natatorium in honor of Dean Roedel during a dedication ceremony on May 6.
     Click here to read the full article.

EHS seniors presented with Myrrl Houck Scholarship

     Sixteen El Dorado High School seniors, all Summa Cum Laude graduates, were presented Myrrl Houck Memorial Scholarships at a reception on May 11.
     Click here to read the full article.

Myrrl Houck
Back (L-R): Lauren Foulkes, Ally Martinez, Lorraine Lowrey, Hannah Haury, Ridge Towner, Brock Harvey, Cade Morrow, Logan Stenseng
Front (L-R): Caedyn Reinhardt, KyleaMcArdle, Jessica Johnson, Hannah Brock, Sidney Howland, Jolie Howland, Katrina Schneweis, Shawn Luehrs

EHS students compete at AVCTL tournaments

     The EHS boys golf team placed sixth at the AVCTL golf tournament in Buhler on May 9.
     The EHS girls swim team placed  eighth at the AVCTL swim meet in El Dorado on May 13.
     The EHS boys track team placed fifth and the girls track team placed sixth during the AVCTL track meet in McPherson on May 12.

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District Highlights

Grandview third grade students host wax museum

     Third grade students at Grandview hosted a wax museum for parents and peers as part of a social studies project.
     Mrs. Shum's students presented on May 11 and Mrs. Rosales' students presented on May 17.
     Click here to read the full article.

wax museum

Tyler Johnson signs with Barton Community College

     Tyler Johnson signed to play tennis at Barton Community College on April 26.
     Tyler is having a strong senior season and recently placed first, along with his doubles partner, at the Chanute Invitational.

Tyler Johnson
Back (L-R): Kent Kunkel- EHS Tennis Coach, Heath Elliott- EHS Athletic Director
Front (L-R): Jeffrey Johnson- father, Tyler Johnson, Karen Johnson- mother

EMS band and orchestra perform well at Pioneer League

     EMS band and orchestra students performed well at the Pioneer League Band and Orchestra Festival in Ark City on April 26.
     Click here to view results.

EHS students earn high rankings at state music festival

     EHS students earned high ratings at the KSHSAA State Music Festival at Chapman High School on April 29. This music festival was for solos and small ensembles.
     Click here to view results.

James Phillips signs with Baker University

     James Phillips signed to play football at Baker University on May 4. Phillips had a strong senior season earning AVCTL Div. IV All-League Honorable Mention as a defensive end.

James Phillips
Back (L-R): Ryan Hull- EHS Assistant Football Coach, Brad Raine- EHS Assistant Football Coach, Heath Elliott- EHS Athletic Director
Front (L-R): Holly Phillips- mother, James Phillips, Larry Phillips- father

USD 490 third grade students participate in Kids Fitness Day

     USD 490 third grade students participated in Kansas Kids Fitness Day at BG Stadium on May 5.
     Click here to read the full article.

Kids Fitness Day

EHS students receive Honorable Mention in Smart Snack challenge

     EHS students Makayla Chabott, RheaLynn Turner, and Hannah Milligan received honorable mention in the state Smart Snack Challenge for their healthy Fruit Popsicles.
     Click here to view the recipe.

Cherokee Reagan awarded Fred Wolfe Scholarship

     EHS senior Cherokee Reagan has been awarded a music scholarship through the Fred Wolfe Endowment.
     Click here to read the full article.

Cherokee Reagan

Two EHS students named Governor's Scholars

     Sidney Howland and Brock Harvey were named Governor's Scholars on May 7.
     Click here to read the full article.

Sidney Howland

Brock Harvey

EHS students compete at state Forensics 

EHS students Logan Stenseng, Zach Mitchell and Hudson Vaught performed well at the state Forensics competition in Topeka.

Logan Stenseng: 3rd in Extemporaneous Speaking, 8th in Impromptu Speaking
Zach Mitchell: 15th in Original Oration
Hudson Vaught: 14th in Humorous Interpretation

EMS track teams place at Pioneer League

     The EMS track team competed at the Pioneer League track meet in Ark City on May 9.
     The seventh grade boys placed fourth. The eighth grade boys placed sixth.
     The seventh grade girls placed third. The eighth grade girls placed fourth.

EMS tennis players place third at Pioneer League

     Two EMS tennis doubles placed third in the Pioneer League tennis meet in Prairie Hills on May 9.
     #1 Doubles: Dez Stitt and Kyler McKibban- 3rd place
     #3 Doubles: Tengis Batuul and Logan Foulkes- 3rd place

EHS track students qualify for state

     Several EHS track students qualified to compete at state during the regional meet in Winfield on May 19.
     The boys and girls teams both placed tenth at the regional meet.
     Click here to view individual results.

EMS students serve as legislative pages

     EMS STUCO representatives William Gomez, Josiah Jensen, Kaydence Voyles, Gibson Baker, and Taylor Crawford served as Pages in Topeka under House of Representative Mary Martha Good on May 2.

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