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October 1, 2018

National Wireless Emergency Alert Test on Oct. 3

     All Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) capable phones that are turned on will receive a national test alert from the National Weather Service at 1:18 p.m. on October 3. Most wireless phones are WEA capable and the alert may cause some interruptions or confusion when received.
     For more information, please see the following link:

Patrons taken Through the Decades at PAC rededication

     On September 16, 2018, the newly renovated USD 490 Performing Arts Center opened its doors to patrons for the first time for the Rededication Ceremony. Students and staff treated guests to a performance that took them Through the Decades – Serving Students of El Dorado Since 1937 as they reviewed the building’s history and highlights from the decades students traversed its halls.
     Click here to read the full article or click here to watch the video.

PAC rededication cast
USD 490 Performing Arts Center Rededication Ceremony cast

Nearly 1200 grandparents visit USD 490 during grandparents day activities

     Grandparents of USD 490 students attended Grandparents’ Day celebrations at EHS and EMS on September 7 and the elementary schools on September 10.
     Click here to read the full article.

Judy Parks and Ian Bullock
El Dorado High School

EMS Grandparents Day
El Dorado Middle School

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Skelly, Grandview, and Blackmore Elementary Schools

Orion Education offers path to diploma completion

     Did you leave school before earning a high school diploma? Orion Education (formerly Encore) offers an adult diploma completion program. It is not a GED, it is an actual USD 490 diploma offered through Orion's online program.
     Click here for more information.

Nominate a USD 490 teacher for District Teacher of the Year

     Do you know a USD 490 teacher that dedicates and inspires their students? Do they play an active, constructive role in the community? Do they garner the respect of their students, parents, and colleagues? Nominate them for 2019 District Teacher of the Year!
     Click here for a full list of qualification guidelines and other nomination information.

Teacher of the Year

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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.

Parent-Teacher Conferences    

Parent-Teacher conferences are more than just a check-in on student grades. They are an opportunity to show your students that you care about their education and to learn more about what they do on a day-to-day basis at school. Student progress is more than just a letter on a grade scale or a score on a test; it is about how hard they work to improve reading fluency, finally figuring out that tough math concept, or how well they are navigating the social and behavioral aspects of school. These conferences provide parents with a chance to learn more about the people who are educating your child and experience the environment children spend the majority of their day in. Attending these conferences tells you children you are interested in their schoolwork and helps bridge the gap between school and home.

Information about Parent-Teacher conference sign-up is sent home the week before conferences. Feel free to reach out to teachers anytime by email or set up an in-person appointment. Teacher email addresses can be found by logging into the PowerSchool parent portal or by contacting your child’s school office.

This year's Parent-Teacher Conferences are scheduled for
October 23, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m and October 25, 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.


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District Highlights

USD students celebrate Constitution Day

     USD 490 students celebrated Constitution Day on September 17 by participating in special government-themed activities and focusing on different aspects of the formation of our country throughout the week.
     Click here to read the full article.

Mrs Adams Constitution Day
Mrs. Adams' class at Skelly made a class constitution.

Drivers at EHS rewarded for seatbelt use in Bucks for Buckles event

     Drivers who wore their seat belts while driving to EHS on September 10 received a dollar during the Bucks for Buckles program.
     Click here to read the full article.

Bucks for Buckles photo
Kalee Clark rewards a driver with $1 for wearing a seat belt.

EHS STUCO collects nearly 900 meals for United Way

     EHS STUCO collected nearly 900 meals for United Way during the Red and Black Scrimmage on August 24.
     Click here to read the full article.

EHS STUCO donations
Back L-R: Jake Knowles, Chance Burks, Ean Andrews,
Jackson Schell, Ryan Hus, Hannah Milligan
Front L-R: Tyler Sader, Kaylee Baird, Dalton King,
Andrea Van Auken- Executive Director of United Way of El Dorado,
Hallie Yeubanks, Brittan Towner

EHS grad visits with students about careers

     On September 6, EHS Extend students received a visit from 2007 EHS graduate Steven Soper, who spoke to students about his career in the military and as a law enforcement officer.
     Click here to read the full article.

Steven Soper Ext visit

EHS orchestra instructed by college conductors during rehearsal

     On September 25, the EHS orchestra rehearsal was led by guest Orchestra Conductor Dr. Amber Peterson from Southwestern College.
     Click here to read the full article.

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Dr. Amber Peterson conducting the EHS orchestra.

EHS freshman wins state bus safety poster contest

     EHS freshman Kinley Nielsen, won the Division I 2018 Kansas School Bus Safety Poster Contest sponsored by the Kansas State Transportation Association.
     Click here to read the full article.

Nielsen bus safety poster

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