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March 25, 2020

FREE meal program begins March 23

     USD 490 and OPAA! began offering a FREE meal program for children aged 18 or younger on March 23.
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EMS Counselor Les Limon inducted into KS Teachers' Hall of Fame

     El Dorado Middle School Counselor Les Limon was inducted into the Class of 2020 Kansas Teachers’ Hall of Fame.
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Les Limon Teacher Hall of Fame

2020 Kiwanis Science Fair winners announced

     USD 490 and the El Dorado Kiwanis Club partnered for the annual Science Fair on February 28.
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Water Wise
This year’s Grand Champion “Water Wise” by Sam Christy and Kaden Fowler was from the Biological Science division.

Grandview third grade students learn weather safety from local meteorologist

     Grandview third grade students learned about weather safety from KSN’s Chief Meteorologist Lisa Teachman on March 6.
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Lisa Teachman visits Grandview

EHS JAG-K students tour state capitol building

    Three El Dorado High School Extend JAG-K students attended JAG-K Senior Day in Topeka on February 26.
     JAG-K Teacher Clarence Wagner took Skyler Cowen, Johany Barraza, and Briar Thornton to the state capitol building where the JAG-K Senior day took place. While they were there they dropped off JAG-K invitations to Senator Bruce Givens and Representative Will Carpenter and toured the capitol building.

JAGK Senior day at capitol
They climbed up and down 592 steps during their tour of the capitol building.

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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.

Adopt-A-Class Mentors

     Adopt-A-Class mentors spend 45 minutes per week in a USD 490 classroom working with students and developing friendships that strengthen the bond between students and our community. Activities might include reading, interacting on the playground, helping with class projects, eating lunch together, or attending a sporting event or concert your students are participating in. Groups are assigned to a Kindergarten classroom and “move up” with them each year as they progress through their school career.
     Teams must include at least three individuals from local businesses, organizations, or groups. Training is provided at the beginning of each school year and volunteers will choose their schedule. Contact Julie Jensen at the District Office for more information or to sign up to become a mentor. She can be reached by email at jjensen@eldoradoschools.org or by phone at 316-322-4800.


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Skelly students build literacy skills in Poetry Cafe

    Second through fifth grade students at Skelly Elementary recited poems in the annual Poetry Café on March 6.
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2020 Poetry Cafe

EHS DECA students advance to international competition

    Eight El Dorado High School DECA students competed at the state DECA competition in Manhattan on March 2 and 3.
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EHS wrestlers place at state

    Two El Dorado High School wrestlers placed at the state wrestling meet in Salina on February 28 and 29.
     Jake Knowles placed fourth at state at 152 pounds. Kai Wernli placed third at state at 170 pounds. Will Gomez and Adam Kimball also qualified for state, but did not place.

EHS bowler qualifies for state

     El Dorado High School bowler Mahlon Hart placed fourth and qualified for state at the regional bowling tournament in Emporia on February 26.

EMS boys basketball places third in league

     The eighth grade boys basketball team placed third during the Patriot League tournament at El Dorado Middle School on February 29.
     The seventh grade boys basketball team placed sixth.

EMS orchestra receives high ratings at league festival

     The El Dorado Middle School orchestra earned a I-rating at the Patriot League orchestra festival at the Performing Arts Center on March 4.
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EHS basketball players receive All-League honors

     Seven EHS basketball players received AVCTL All-League honors.
     On the boys basketball team, Jake Johnson was named 2nd Team All-League. Zach Wittenberg, Jaydon Sundgren, and Garrett Meyer received Honorable Mention.
     On the girls team, Mallory Parsons was named 2nd Team All-League. Karley Faudere and Bailey Camien received Honorable Mention.

Student artwork on display at local art show

     USD 490 students had artwork featured in the 2020 Annual Student Art Show at the Coutts Museum of Art.
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EHS Extend students tour cosmetology schools

     On Wednesday, March 4, Clarence Wagner and Lora Meirowsky took seven Extend students to visit Eric Fisher Academy and Paul Mitchell.
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Extend at Paul Mitchell

Upcoming U.S. Census

     The 2020 U.S. Census count determines how billions of dollars worth of federal funds will be allocated to local schools and governments for the next 10 years.
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