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November 26, 2019

Community Survey

     In an effort to improve communication with our community, USD 490 is conducting a brief survey from December 2 to January 7 for the residents of El Dorado. Please use the following link to answer a few questions. Your support is appreciated. 
     Click here to take the survey.

Holly Bright Named USD 490 2019-2020 District Teacher of the Year

     Grandview Kindergarten Teacher Holly Bright was named the USD 490 2019-2020 District Teacher of the Year during the Board of Education meeting on November 11.
     Click here to read the full article.

Holly Bright

Holly Bright

PIE Prize Patrol distributes over $22,600 in awards

     The Prize Patrol from Partners In Education Foundation, Inc. (PIE) made its tour of El Dorado schools Wednesday, Oct. 23, to distribute this year’s Fall Awards.
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Jessica Jensen of Grandview Elementary accepting a PIE Award from PIE Board Member Cindy Koehler

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    The Connection Section will feature a different opportunity each month for parents
and/or community members to connect with our schools.

Athletic Events and School Performances

Athletic events are a fun way to show some school pride and cheer on your favorite wildcat teams. There are also opportunities to make some extra money by working the ticket booth, being a judge, or running a timer.

Check with the high school office for more information about working at a game, or check out our District Activities Calendar or DynaCal for a game schedule.

Students work incredibly hard to learn music, lines, and dances for the various school performances throughout the school year. Our fine arts departments have a history of excellence with high ratings at regional contests and drama awards for musical performances. The new Performing Arts Center is a testimony to the community’s support of our fine arts and will be a wonderful location to enjoy listening to a music concert or watch a musical or drama production.

  The middle and high school drama productions have an admission fee, but all other music concerts are free to attend. Dates and times can be found on the District Activities Calendar or on DynaCal.




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District Highlights

EHS students named 2020 High School Heisman school winner

    El Dorado High School seniors Jake Johnson and Karley Faudere were named 2020 High School Heisman school winners by the Heisman Trophy Trust.
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USD 490 families raise over $3,300 for United Way

     USD 490 schools participated in Pennies by the Pound, Change for Change, and Pennies by the Inch and raised over $3,300 for United Way of El Dorado.
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Pennies by the Inch 2019 
EHS students placing pennies for Pennies by the Inch

Skelly student wins regional division of state poster contest

     Three south-central Kansas children are winners in the 2019 poster contest for Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day.
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Avery Hutson's winning poster

Fourth grade students participate in soil conservation contest

     Fourth grade students at Grandview and Skelly Elementary schools participated in the Butler County Conservation District's soil conservation poster contest.
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L-R: Landon Bright, Ciara Hall, and Clayton McClure

EHS cross country runner places at state

     El Dorado High School Cross Country runner Tylen Ashihi placed 18th at the state cross country meet in Wamego on November 2. He was also named Second Team All-State.
     Click here to read the full article.

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