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USD 490 eNews

May 29, 2019


KESA OVT Team visits USD 490

     The Kansas Education Systems Accreditation (KESA) Outside Visitation Team visited USD 490 on April 29.
     Click here to read the full article.

KESA visit


EHS students named KS Governor's Scholars

     EHS seniors Jarin Koehler and Siubhan Mora-Bruce were named 2019 KS Governor's Scholars during the Governors Scholars Award Program on May 5.
     Click here to read the full article.


EHS students named Kansas State Scholars

    Four El Dorado High School seniors were designated 2019 Kansas State Scholars by the Kansas Board of Regents.
     Click here to read the full article.


Three EHS students earn Associate Degree while in high school

     Three El Dorado High School students earned an Associate Degree from Butler Community College through the Early College Academy program. They were recognized during a reception on May 12.
     Click here to read the full article.


EMS student granted wish through Make A Wish Foundation

     Blake Worthington, an eighth grade student at El Dorado Middle School was surprised by the Make A Wish Foundation during lunch on May 16.
     Click here to read the full article.

Blake Worthington receives Make A Wish
L-R: Taylor Cady- Make A Wish Volunteer Coordinator, Tyler Worthington- brother, Andy Worthington- dad, Shannon Worthington- mother, Bryck Gilbert- brother, Blake Worthington, Debbie Hokkanen- grandmother, Sara Gilbert- grandmother, Bee Paredes- Make A Wish Philanthropy Manager


Annalise Young receives four-year ROTC scholarship

     EHS senior Annalise Young received a four-year ROTC scholarship to Texas Christian University on May 9.
     Click here to read the full article.

Annalise Young ROTC scholarship
L-R: Dacia Young, Annalise Young, Maj. Eric Hollingsworth, Bill Young


EHS KAY members serve community

     EHS KAY members volunteered at the El Dorado Main Street steak feed on April 26. They spent five hours on a Friday evening helping set up, serve food, and clean up after the event.
     KAY members also volunteered to babysit for Butler County THRIVE's adult education classes.
     Click here to read the full article.

KAY steak feed
EHS KAY members at the El Dorado Main Street steak feed.


EHS students receive Myrrl Houck scholarship

     Ten El Dorado High School seniors, all Summa Cum Laude graduates, were presented Myrrl Houck Memorial Scholarships at a reception Wednesday, May 8, at EHS. The honorees were: Ricki Burks, Nicholas Heilman, Kaylah Jackson, Delaney Jones, Seth Klayson, Chloe Mahan, Siubhan Mora-Bruce, Mara Stewart, Luke Walker, and Hallie Yeubanks.
     Click here to read the full article.

Myrrl Houck recipients
L-R: Nicholas Heilman, Kaylah Jackson, Delaney Jones, Seth Klayson, Chloe Mahan, Siubhan Mora-Bruce, Mara Stewart, Luke Walker, and Hallie Yeubanks. Ricki Burks was unable to attend.


EHS students inducted into National Honors Society

     New members of El Dorado High School's National Honor Society were inducted during a ceremony on May 7.
     Click here to read the full article.

NHS inductees


FREE summer meal programs offered by USD 490 and KN2E

     All children are invited to eat free lunches this summer at meal sites supported by the national Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) administered by the Kansas Dept. of Education.
     No registration is required for SFSP meal sites, and lunches are eaten on site. Anyone ages 1 – 18 are welcome to come eat lunch for free.
     Click here to read the full article.

Wildcat Cafe and Kidz Lunchbox sites and times


USD 490 receives IDEA endorsement for second year in a row

     USD 490 has received a 2019 IDEA highest level of achievement endorsement from the Kansas Department of Education for the services they provide to youth with disabilities in our district. This is the second year in a row the district has received this recognition.
     USD 490 partners with the Butler County Special Education Interlocal to provide these services.

2019 IDEA for article


EHS track students qualify for state

     Several El Dorado High School students qualified for state track during regionals in Towanda May 16-19. The boys team placed seventh and the girls team placed ninth.
     Click here to read the full article.


Grandview third grade students host wax museum

     Third grade students at Grandview Elementary hosted a wax museum on May 13 to teach fellow students and family members about historical or famous figures.
     Click here to read the full article.

GE wax museum


Former EHS students earn prestigious honor from WSU

     Each year, Wichita State awards ten students the Senior Honor. Being named a Senior Honor is one of the most prestigious honors a Wichita State student can receive. Less than 1% of all WSU students receive this distinction.
     Click here to read the full article.

WSU honors


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District Highlights


USD 490 hires new EMS Assistant Principal

     The USD 490 Board of Education approved the hiring of Luke Claar as the new Assistant Principal at El Dorado Middle on May 13.
     Click here to read the full article.


EHS students place at state Forensics

     Several EHS students placed at the state Forensics tournament in Topeka on May 4.
     Click here to read the full article.


EHS students design houses using virtual reality equipment

     EHS students in EHS teacher Brandon Leach's CAD class designed homes using virtual reality equipment on May 3.
     Click here to read the full article.

Jett Roberts desings a house using virtual reality equipment


Blackmore students attend Body Venture

     Blackmore Elementary students attended Body Venture sponsored by the Kansas State Department of Education Child Nutrition and Wellness department on May 2.
     Click here to read the full article.

PreK students learn about their skin


USD 490 third graders attend KS Kids Fitness Day

     USD 490 third grade students participated in Kansas Kids Fitness Day on May 3.
     Click here to read the full article.

Students pull a fire hose as part of a strength and agility relay


EHS students excel at SkillsUSA competition

     Several EHS students placed at the state SkillsUSA Kansas competition April 24-26.
     Click here to read the full article.


EHS students place at AVCTL track

     Several El Dorado High School students placed during the AVCTL track meet at BG Veterans Sports Complex on May 10.
     Click here to read the full article.

EHS doubles team medals in state tennis

     The EHS doubles team of Josh Shum and Ryan Haag placed eighth at the state tennis meet in Pratt on May 10 and 11.
     This is the first time in 43 years that El Dorado High School has had a doubles team bring home a state medal.
     Overall, the team placed 11th. Ashton King competed in singles and Kai Wernli/Tyler Dunbar competed in doubles.
     Click here for regional and AVCTL results.


Two EHS students nominated for Jester Awards

     Emma King and Josh Staats were nominated for Jester Awards in the Outstanding Lead Performance category for their respective roles in the EHS fall musical performance "Bye Bye Birdie."
     Click here to read the full article.


EMS soccer ranked fourth in Patriot League

     The El Dorado Middle School soccer team placed fourth in the Patriot League after defeating Haysville on May 2.
     The score was 2-1, with both goals by Aodhfionn Mora-Bruce.


EMS boys tennis place at Patriot League

     El Dorado Middle School boys tennis players placed at the Patriot League meet in Pratt on May 6.
     Ethan Downing placed sixth in singles and Cody Tole/Jacob Bowlin placed fifth in doubles.


EHS golf competes at AVCTL tournament

     The El Dorado High School golf team competed at the AVCTL golf tournament at the Rolling Hills Country Club in Wichita on May 7.
     Click here to see the results.


EHS girls swimmers place at AVCTL meet

     El Dorado High School girls swimmers competed in the AVCTL swim meet in the Dean Rodel Natorium on May 11. Overall, the team placed seventh.
     Click here to read the full article.

Grandview fourth grader wins advertising contest

     Grandview fourth grade student Madelyn Olson won first place in an advertising contest sponsored by the Butler County Times-Gazette.
     Click here to read the full article.

Madelyn Olsons ad design

Jerica George wins Creative Cat award

     Jerica George, an eighth grade student at El Dorado Middle School, won the Creative Cat award for her artwork.
     Click here to read the full article.

Jerica George named Creative Cat
EMS Art Teacher Anna Flores and Jerica George stand in front of George's artwork display.


EMS eighth grade track teams placed second at Patriot League

    The El Dorado Middle School eighth grade boys and girls track teams placed second during the Patriot League track meet in Haysville on May 7. The seventh grade boys placed sixth and seventh grade girls placed fourth.
     Click here to read the full article.


Mackenzie Johnson signs for athletic training at Butler

     El Dorado High School senior Mackenzie Johnson signed her letter of intent for athletic training at Butler Community College on May 14.

Mackenzie Johnson
Back L-R: EHS Football Coach Bill Shaw, EHS Assistant Baseball Coach Brad Raine, Butler Community College Athletic Trainer Jared Brown
Front: Mackenzie Johnson


Christian Price signs to run cross country for Newman University

     EHS senior Christian Price signed his letter of intent to run cross country for Newman University on May 8.

Christian Price signs with Newman
Back (L-R): EHS Head Cross Country Coach David Herrs, EHS Track Coach Jordon Regehr, EHS Assistant Cross Country Coach Julie Jones
Front (L-R): Tiffani Price, Christian Price, Dewey Price, Tanner Price


Braden Morgan signs to wrestle at University of Central Oklahoma

     EHS senior Braden Morgan signed his letter of intent to wrestle with the University of Central Oklahoma on May 8.

Braden Morgan signs letter of intent
Back (L-R): Macy Morgan, Bryce Morgan, Silas Morgan, Bryton Carr, Wes Reynolds- EHS Head Wrestling Coach
Front (L-R): Ronda Carr, Braden Morgan, Breck Carr


Morgan Johnson signs to join track team at Butler Community College

     EHS senior Morgan Johnson signed her letter of intent to join the track team at Butler Community College on April 29.

Morgan Johnson
Back (L-R): EHS Assistant Track Coach David Herrs and Garet Johnson
Front (L-R): Denise Johnson, Morgan Johnson, Tod Johnson


Emily Tharp signs to run cross country at Butler Community College

     EHS senior Emily Tharp signed her letter of intent to run cross country and track at Butler Community College on April 29.

Emily Tharp
Back (L-R): EHS Head Cross Country/Assistant Track Coach David Herrs and Ellie Tharp
Front (L-R): Louise Tharp, Emily Tharp, Erik Tharp


Ezekiel Kemboi signs to run cross country at Newman University

     EHS senior Ezekiel Kemboi signed his letter of intent to run cross country at Newman University on April 29.

Ezekiel Kemboi
L-R: Noah Lagat, Ezekiel Kemboi, Edith Lagat


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