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USD 490 e-News

September 27, 2017

Jack Heim named USD 490's 2018 Kansas Horizon Award nominee

         EHS Science Teacher Jack Heim has been selected as the USD 490 nominee for the 2018 Kansas Horizon Award.
    The Kansas Horizon Award recognizes exemplary first-year teachers who perform in a way that distinguishes them as outstanding.
    Mr. Heim will work on a nomination packet that will be submitted to the state in early October.
    Winners of the 2018 Kansas Horizon Award will be recognized at a special ceremony in February 2018.

Jack Heim

Renovations to begin at Performing Arts Center

     We are excited to announce that renovations on the historical building that will become the new Performing Arts Center began after Labor Day!
     Beginning September 8, crews began relocating trees in preparation for the renovations. Five trees remained in their original location, and five trees were moved to a different location on the site.
     The donated bricks in the flag plaza were carefully removed and will be placed in a display wall in the new courtyard.
     For construction updates, please visit our website.

EHS students receive bucks for buckles

     Drivers who wore their seat belts while driving to EHS on August 30 received a dollar during the Bucks for Buckles program.
     Click here to read the full article.

Bucks for Buckles

ACT scores on the rise

     ACT scores were released in September. Here's a recap:

• The district continued trend growth evident since 2011 in this year's average composite score, increasing
    by 0.5 over 2016 averages, and above the national average.
• The district outperformed the state in mathematics.
• District students' average scores increased in all areas; by 0.9 in English, 0.6 in reading, 0.4 in math, and
    0.1 in science.
• The percentage of high school graduates meeting all four ACT college ready benchmarks was higher than
    both state and national averages.
• 67% of district students this year met the English college readiness benchmark, compared to 61%
• 51% met the math college readiness benchmark in the district, compared to 46% in Kansas and 41%

    "The continuous, steady growth on this iconic assessment is evidence of targeted instruction by our staff and focused work by our students," Superintendent Sue Givens said. "Our district intends to improve the chances that our students will be prepared for success in all post-secondary pursuits; whether it be in two or four-year colleges, technical vocations, the military, or in the workforce. This year's results indicate that we are continuing to make gains in this pursuit."



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USD 490 celebrates grandparents

     Grandparents of USD 490 students attended Grandparents’ Day celebrations on September 8 and 11.
     Click here to read the full article.

Grandparent Tea  

EHS STUCO donates nearly $700 to United Way

     EHS STUCO collected $676.76 and two large totes of canned food for United Way during the Red and Black Scrimmage on August 25.
     Several STUCO representatives presented the check to Andrea Van Auken, Executive Director of United Way, on August 31.
     The donations will be distributed to local agencies though United Way's mini grants.

United Way STUCO donation  

Back (L-R): Nate Kistler- Senior Rep., Christian Price- Junior Vice President, Peyton Duryea- Senior Rep., Kaleb Manke- Junior Rep., Dalton King- Junior President
Front (L-R): Andrew Tipton- Student Body President, Callie Carter- Senior Vice President, Sydney Scanlon- Senior Secretary, Hollie Gregg- Senior Treasurer, Andrea Van Auken- Executive Director of United Way

Walnut River Festival Scarecrow Contest winners announced

     The 2017 Walnut River Festival Scarecrow Contest winners were announced on September 23.

1st place- Brandi Marshall's class- $400
2nd place- Cindy George's class- $300
3rd place- Connie Allmond's class- $200

     The other participating classrooms will each receive $150.
     Click here to see photos of the winners.

OPAA! to launch new lunch option

     OPAA! is rolling out a menu item... MUNCHABLES (similar to LUNCHABLES)
    They will be a specially packaged meal containing items similarly found in a "sack lunch" type meal. They will become an additional choice for students.
     They are working to list the Munchables as a choice on the OPAA! Nutrislice menu, so that it can be viewed with the other options listed for that day.

     They are planning to begin offering Munchables on Oct. 2nd and it will be offered daily thereafter.

     Visit OPAA! school breakfast and lunch menus:

EHS wildcats win Homecoming game

     The EHS wildcat football team won their Homecoming game against JC Harmon on September 22. The score was 55-0.