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February 28, 2018

EHS wrestlers named state champions

     EHS students Braden Morgan and Cameron Hunt were named State Champions in wrestling during the state tournament on Feb. 23 and 24. Payton Sadowski placed fifth and the team overall placed fifth.
     Click here to view the regional results.

USD 490 recognizes 2018 Friends of Education

     Each year the Kansas Confidence in Education Task Force works with school districts to recognize community partners that make a positive impact on public education.
     This year, USD 490 is honored to award Tim Connell, Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital, and the El Dorado YMCA with Friends of Education Awards.
     Click here to read the full article.

EHS student named Distinguished Finalist in Spirit of Community Awards

     EHS senior Callie Carter was named a Distinguished Finalist in the 2018 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards in Kansas and also received a Presidential Volunteer Service Award.
     Click here to read the full article.

EHS Student Safety Council hosts Traffic Safety Day

     The EHS Student Safety Council hosted Traffic Safety Day at EHS on February 7. Students were able to visit the gym during lunch to play games and talk to local law enforcement about traffic safety.
     Click here to read the full article.

A student rides a pedal car while wearing fatal vision goggles

EMS student places sixth at county spelling bee

     EMS eighth grade student Breckyn Poe placed sixth at the Butler County Spelling Bee on February 2.
     Click here to read the full article.

USD 490 reps at Butler County spelling bee
L-R: Kareena Bhakta (GE), Gretchen Raple (LE), Breckyn Poe (EMS), Dakota Olson (SE)

Lincoln second grade students enter Willie Wonka's chocolate factory

     Each year, second grade students at Lincoln Elementary read Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. On the day Charlie enters the factory in the story, the second grade teachers transform their classrooms and hallway into a tangible version of that factory.
     Click here to read the full article.

chocolate factory

USD 490 superintendent blogs for national conference

     USD 490 Superintendent Sue Givens blogged for the AASA National Conference on Education in Nashville, Tennessee Feb. 15-17.
     Click here to read the full article.

USD 490 student art displayed at Coutts Museum of Art

     Many USD 490 students in grades K-8 have artwork displayed in the Coutts Museum of Art 2018 Annual Student Art Show. There will be a special reception in their honor from 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. on March 22. The museum is located at 110 N. Main Street in El Dorado, Kan.
     Click here to see which students will have artwork displayed.

EHS students job shadow in local businesses

     EHS and the El Dorado Chamber of Commerce Business Education Strategic Team (BEST) partnered to sponsor a Groundhog Job Shadow Day on February 5.
     Click here to read the full article.

EHS FCCLA students advance to state competition

     Four EHS FCCLA students qualified to compete at the state competition which will take place April 16. The district competition took place on February 9.
     Click here to read the full article.

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District Highlights

EHS boys swimmers qualify for state

     The EHS boys swim team competed at the AVCTL swim meet at EHS on February 10. The team placed seventh overall.
     Click here to read the full article.

Jefferson/Lincoln students race boats for reading challenge award

     Ninety-seven Jefferson/Lincoln students met their individual Rock-n-Row reading challenge goal and were rewarded with a trip to the YMCA on February 8.
     Click here to read the full article.

Boat race winners

EMS basketball teams place second at Pioneer League

     The seventh grade boys and girls basketball teams and eighth grade girls team each placed second at the Pioneer League tournaments on February 3 and 5.
     The eighth grade boys played hard but were knocked out of the tournament in the first round.
     The boys teams competed in Clearwater and the girls teams competed in Mulvane.

Sydney Scanlon signs to play volleyball at Butler

     Sydney Scanlon signed a letter of intent to play volleyball for Butler Community College on January 31.
     Her parents, John and Renee Scanlon, brother Connor, and EHS Head Volleyball Coach Chelsea Helena joined her for the official signing.

Sydney Scanlon signs with Butler
Back (L-R): Chelsea Helena and Connor Scanlon
Front (L-R): John Scanlon, Sydney Scanlon, Renee Scanlon

EHS students qualify for state in bowling

     EHS students Veronica Fisher and Forrest Parker qualified for state during the regional bowling tournament in Topeka on Feb. 23.
     Overall, the girls bowling team placed fourth and the boys bowling team placed eighth.
     The state tournament will take place March 1 and 2.

Noah Shannon signs to play soccer at McPherson College

     EHS senior Noah Shannon signed a letter of intent to play soccer for McPherson College on February 13.
     Noah's parents, Kristy and Steven Shannon, EHS Coach Jason Williams and McPherson Assistant Coach Josh Baldwin surrounded him to show their support as he signed the letter.

Noah Shannon sports signing
Back (L-R): Jason Williams and Josh Baldwin
Front (L-R): Kristy Shannon, Noah Shannon, Steven Shannon

Cale Carson signs to run cross country for Friends University

     EHS senior Cale Carson signed a letter of intent to run cross country and track for Friends University on February 27.

Cale Carson sports signing
L-R: Jason Parr- Friends University Cross Country and Track Coach, Cale Carson, Seth Carson, Zane Carson