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USD 490 e-News

January 31, 2018

USD 490 to host after school care beginning fall 2018

     The nationally recognized after school student enrichment provider, Right At School, is coming soon to USD 490.
     Starting in the fall of 2018, elementary schools will remain open every day after school until 6:00 p.m. to provide enrichment-based student support for all parents desiring this service for USD 490 students in Grades K-5. Before school care will be offered at the schools where there is a need for this service as well.
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School spelling bee winners advance to county bee

     Building-level Spelling Bee winners will represent USD 490 at the Butler County Spelling Bee on February 2.
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EMS spelling bee winners   GE spelling bee winners   LE spelling bee winners   SE spelling bee winners
L-R: Breckyn Poe-1st place at EMS, Gage Patty-2nd place at EMS, Nellie McClain-3rd place at EMS, Braxton Crank-2nd place at GE, Kareena Bhakta-1st place at GE, Gretchen Raple-1st place at LE, Cadence Countryman-2nd place at LE, Cayde Ogg-2nd place at SE, Dakota Olson-1st place at SE

New tax policy allows tax payers to donate tax returns to local schools

       Due to a change in tax policy, a checkbox has been added to individual tax returns that allows tax payers to donate all or a portion of their tax return to their local school district.
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USD 490 teacher will teach in China this summer

     USD 490 Speech Language Pathologist Melissa Woody has been accepted into a two-week teaching program in China this summer.
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Mill Valley girls basketball team reads to Grandview students

     The Mill Valley lady Jaguars basketball team continued their annual tradition of reading to Grandview students on January 26.
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Mill Valley reading to GE students

EHS basketball players receive awards at tournaments

     Several EHS basketball players won awards at the Bluestem and Lady Cat Classic tournaments.
     The Bluestem Classic boys basketball tournament took place January 18-20. Jarin Koehler was included on the All-Tournament Team. Adam Haines was included on the All-Hustle Team.
     The Lady Cat Classic girls basketball tournament took place January 25-27. Madison Michaelis and Mallory Parsons were included on the All-Hustle Team.

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District Highlights

EHS Debate team earns spot in prestigious 100 Club

     The high school debate team has earned a spot in the National Speech & Debate Association’s prestigious 100 Club. They are ranked in the top 21 percent of schools nationwide.
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USD 490 receives Food Service Equipment grant

     USD 490 is one of only 10 districts in the state of Kansas to receive a 2017 Food Service Equipment Assistance Grant. The grant money will be used to purchase equipment that will turn Skelly’s existing satellite kitchen into a full-service location. This means that food can be stored and prepared on-site.
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DARE essay contest winner announced

     Aysha Nkrumbih, a fifth grade student in Mrs.Varner’s class, won the district’s D.A.R.E. essay contest.
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Aysha Nkrumbih DARE essay contest winner

USD 490 superintendent reads to third grade class

     Lincoln students in Mrs. Raple's class enjoyed a surprise visit from Superintendent Sue Givens on January 25.
     Givens read Jangles: A BIG fish story by David Shannon. The third grade students were delighted by their mystery reader and the fishing gear she wore to compliment the story.

Sue Givens reads to LE students

EHS DECA students place at regionals

     Several EHS DECA students placed at the regional DECA competition at Newman University on January 25.
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