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November 30, 2017

Connie Allmond named 2018 District Teacher of the Year

     EMS Special Education Teacher Connie Allmond was named the 2018 USD 490 Teacher of the Year during the November 13 USD 490 Board of Education Meeting.
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Connie Allmond and BOE members
Connie Allmond was recognized by USD 490 Board of Education members.
L-R: Tom Storrer, Monty Hughey, Bernie Spradling, Vicki Coash, Connie Allmond,
Ryan Carson, Scott Starkey, Norm Wilks

EHS and EMS named Apple Distinguished Schools

     El Dorado High School and El Dorado Middle School are pleased 
to announce that they have been recognized as an Apple Distinguished School for 2017–2019.
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Apple Distinguished School EHS
EHS was named an Apple Distinguished School for the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 school years.

Apple Distinguished School EMS
EMS was named an Apple Distinguished School for the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 school years.

EHS boys cross country places fourth at state

     The EHS boys cross country team placed fourth at the state meet on October 28 in Wamego.
     Individually, Cale Carson placed third, Ezekiel Kemboi placed 30th, Sammy Gomez placed 39th, Christian Price placed 41st, Adam Haines placed 70th, Garin Knight placed 103rd, and Nicholas Heilman placed 105th.

EHS boys cross country
L-R: Adam Haines, Sammy Gomez, Nicholas Heilman, Ezekiel Kemboi, Cale Carson, Garin Knight

USD 490 raises over $3,300 for United Way

     USD 490 raised $3,377.06 for United Way during the annual Pennies by the Pound Campaign October 30 through November 3.
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EHS Pennies by the Inch 2017
EHS students participated in Pennies by the Inch to raise money for United Way.

EMS student receives technology award

     Timothy Baker, a seventh grade student at EMS, received  an Infinitec Student Technology Achievement Award. The award will be presented during the Kansas Infinitec Coalition luncheon in Wichita on December 8.
     This award recognizes exceptional progress and skill in technology use.

Timothy Baker

USD 490 third grade students receive dictionaries from El Dorado Rotary

     The El Dorado Rotary delivered dictionaries to all third grade students in El Dorado on November 8.
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Rotary Dictionary Delivery
Students look up "freedom" in honor of Veterans Day.

USD 490 Board member and superintendent receive training recognition

     USD 490 Board of Education Vice President Norm Wilks and Superintendent Sue Givens been honored from the Kansas Association of School Boards for participating in training programs.
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Sue Givens and Norm Wilks
BOE Vice President Norm Wilks and Superintendent Sue Givens

EMS students win patriotic essay contest

     Two EMS students were recognized for winning the Celebration of Freedom patriotic essay contest during the Spotlight on Youth Concert and Ice Cream Social on November 6.
     William Gomez won first place for Division II, which includes seventh and eighth grade students.
     Alissa Henson won second place in Division II.
     They were announced between music sets performed by the sixth, seventh, and eighth grade bands. The contest was open to Butler County students in grades 5-8 and was sponsored by the El Dorado Elks Lodge #1407.

Local author reads to Grandview students

     Local author James Taylor read My Mommy Burnt the Cookies during Grandview’s Title I Math and Reading Night on November 16.
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District Highlights

EMS sixth grade student wins KDOT poster contest

     EMS sixth grade student Abigail Yocum won the Kansas Department of Transportation and Kansas Highway Patrol's "Put the Brakes on Safety" poster contest.
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Abigail Yocum and Sherry Hermreck  

EMS Art Teacher Sherry Hermreck and Abigail Yocum

EHS volleyball players receive All-League honors

     The EHS volleyball team had several players receive All-League Honors.
     Sydney Scanlon was named 1st Team All-League.
     Carly Clennan and Lexee Hughey were named 2nd Team All-League.
     Channing Kimble received Honorable Mention.

EHS and EMS  KAY Clubs receive honors

     EHS and EMS KAY clubs received awards at the Area 6 KAY Regional Conference on November 1. Thirteen KAY members from El Dorado high school and middle school traveled to Kapaun Mt. Carmel High School for the conference.
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EMS students win Butler County poster contest

     EMS seventh grade students won first, second, and third place in the Butler County Conservation District's 2017 poster/limerick contest.
     Maya Wade won first place and her poster design will advance to the state contest.
     McKenna Pickett won second place and Alexis Ruck won third place.

Maya Wade and Sherry Hermreck
Maya Wade and EMS Art Teacher Sherry Hermreck

EMS student wins state calendar contest

     EMS student Alexis Ruck won the Kansas Department of Health and Environment's "Keep It Clean" calendar contest for her age group.
     Ruck was recognized at a ceremony in Topeka on November 15.

Alexis Ruck

EHS soccer player receives All-League honors

     EHS soccer player Payton Sadowski was named 2nd Team All-League in Division III/IV as a midfielder for 2017.
     Midfielders Noah Shannon and Austin Dorrell received honorable mention.
     Defender James Korth also received honorable mention.

Payton Sadowski signs with Fort Hays State University

     EHS senior Payton Sadowski signed a letter of intent to wrestle for Fort Hays State University on November 10.
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Payton Sadowski
Back (L-R): Brad Demo- EHS Assistant Wrestling Coach, Wes Reynolds- EHS Head Wrestling Coach
Front (L-R): Emorie Sadowski, Jorene Sadowski, Payton Sadowski, Kelley Sadowski

EMS student designs Crime Stoppers shirt

     EMS eighth grade student Vanessa Nobert's design has been chosen for the new Crime Stoppers t-shirt.
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Vanessa Nobert

EHS band receives high rating at marching festival

     The EHS marching band received a I-rating at the Southern Plains Marching Festival in Andover on October 25.

PIE fall grant recipients announced

     Partners in Education grants are funded by endowments, donations and fundraisers. They use these funds to provide resources to USD 490 educators, to support innovation in the classroom, and nurture interaction between El Dorado Public Schools and the community.
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