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March 27, 2017

USD 490 hosts Project Launch for new elementary schools

    The new mascots and school colors will be announced during the Bond Project Launch. Due to forecasted rain, the two outdoor groundbreaking ceremonies will be combined into one indoor ceremony.

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EMS KAY students work alongside kitchen staff

     To show their appreciation for the kitchen staff, EMS Kansas Association of Youth (KAY) students worked in the kitchen with them to prepare and serve lunch from January 30 - February 9.
     Click here to read the full article.

working with kitchen

USD 490 partners with Oz Events for walk/run event

     USD 490 schools partnered with Oz Events to participate in the El Dorado Half-Marathon, 5K, and 1 mile walk/run event on April 1.
     For every pre-registered runner, the PE department will receive $1. All USD 490 staff members and students will receive a discount on the cost of participating in the event.
     To learn more or register for the event, click here.

Korbin Stewart wins first place in Pioneer League wrestling

     EMS eighth grade student Korbin Stewart won first place in the Pioneer League wrestling tournament in Clearwater on March 4.
     Bret Hacker won second place.
     William Gomez, Dez Stitt, and Landon Zogleman placed third.
     Jett Roberts, Gabriel Krug, Jesse Lynn, Jaden Summers, Cody Meese, and Kahlob Bryant placed fourth.
     Overall, the wrestling team placed sixth in the tournament.

EHS students place second at Science Olympiad

     Lorraine Lowrey and Ethan Garrett placed second in the Rocks and Minerals competition at the regional Science Olympiad event at Andover Central High on February 25.
     Click here to read the full article.

EHS students qualify for International conference during state DECA

     During the state DECA competition in Overland Park on March 4-7, seven EHS students qualified to compete in the International Career Development Conference which will take place in Anaheim, California April 25-29.
     Click here to read the full article.

EHS and second grade students partner to create children's books

     Creative Writing student at EHS are collaborating with second grade students at Grandview to create children's books.
     Check out the article on El Dorado 360's Snap!



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District Highlights

Dacota Motter named State Champ in wrestling

     Dacota Motter, a senior at EHS, was named State Champion in wrestling on February 25.
     Four students represented EHS during the state tournament. Braden Morgan placed fourth and Payton Sadowski placed fifth.
     Overall the team placed 11th.Cameron Hunt competed but did not place.

EMS students serve as legislative pages

     Trip Baker and Regan Lattey served as legislative pages for House of Representative Mary Martha Good on February 14.
     Click here to read the full article.

legislative pages

Madison Hart qualifies to compete in state bowling competition

     During the regional bowling tournament on February 22, Madison Hart finished fifth and qualified to compete at the state tournament.
     Overall the girls team finished ninth.
     The boys bowling team finished eighth, but didn't have any individual qualifiers.
     At the state bowling tournament on March 2 and 3, Madison Hart finished in 20th place.

Teachers receive spring PIE grants

     Partners in Education delivered the spring PIE grant awards on February 28.
     Six grants totaling $2,755.41 were awarded to USD 490 teachers to enhance student success.
     Click here to read the full article.

EMS seventh grade Math Relay team places first

     The EMS seventh grade Math Relay Team placed first in the tournament in Ark City on March 7.
     Breckyn Poe was the first place overall seventh grade winner. The seventh grade team members were Regan Lattey, Tori George, Breckyn Poe, Kinley Nielsen, and Ashlyn Luna.
     The eighth grade team placed second. Tammy Vo-Nguyen won first place overall in eighth grade. The eighth grade team members were Kira Schafer, Tammy Vo-Nguyen, Ashton Gingerich, Zachary Walker, and Isabelle Haahr.
     LuAnne Vides was the coach.

Stenseng and Hays qualify for state in Forensics

     EHS students Logan Stenseng and Makenna Hayes qualified to compete at the state Forensics competition during the Forensics meet at Wichita Southeast on March 4.
     Click here to read the full article.

Colbi Phillips signs to play volleyball at Southwestern College

     Colbi Phillips signed to play volleyball with Southwester College on March 16. Phillips was an Honorable Mention AVCTL Division III volleyball selection this fall.

Colbi Phillips

Colby Johnson signs to play football at Ottawa University

     Colby Johnson signed to play linebacker on the Ottawa University football team on February 23. He plans to major in sports studies.

Colby Johnson

Back (L-R): EHS Assistant Coach Rob Vinson, EHS Assistant Coach Ryan Hull, EHS Assistant Coach Brad Raine, Jake Johsnon (brother), EHS Athletic Director Heath Elliott
Front (L-R): Presley Johnson (sister), Kacie Johnson (mother), Colby Johnson, Roger Johnson (father)