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Electronic e-News
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USD 490 eNews

October 30, 2019


EHS and EMS recognized as Apple Distinguished Schools

     El Dorado High School and El Dorado Middle School are pleased to announce that they have been recognized as an Apple Distinguished School for 2019–2022 for their iPad and laptop initiatives, which provide students with digital tools that help them engage in learning.
     Click here to read the full article.


EMS Teacher Gina Meyer named USD 490 Employee of the Quarter

     El Dorado Middle School Sixth Grade ELA Teacher Gina Meyer was named the Quarter One USD 490 Employee of the Quarter on October 21.
     Click here to read the full article.

Gina Meyer Q1 Employee of the Quarter


EHS students recognized as KU Honor Scholars

     Thirteen El Dorado High School students were recognized as Kansas Honor Scholars during a ceremony on October 23.
     Click here to read the full article.

KU Honor Scholars 2020


KS Supreme Court visits EHS

     Kansas Supreme Court Justice Dan Biles and District Judge Mike Ward, both EHS graduates, visited El Dorado High School on October 7 to talk to students about the Judicial branch and its role in our government.
     Click here to read the full article.

KS Supreme Court Justice Dan Biles and Mike Ward


EHS students attend interactive Career Expo

     Juniors and seniors from El Dorado and Circle high school attended an interactive Career Expo hosted by the Chamber of Commerce on October 9.
     Click here to read the full article.

Career Expo 2019


EHS JAG-K students recognized at Initiation and Installation Ceremony

     EHS JAG-K students attended the Initiation and Installation Ceremony to recognize new JAG officers on September 23.
     Click here to read the full article.

JAGK Ceremony


Connection Section small

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

School Messenger and DynaCal

School Messenger is the district’s electronic messaging system. It is how the district will notify parents of emergency situations, school closings, and send reminders. Parents have the ability to choose which types of communication (e.g. activity, weather-related, or schedule changes) they would like to receive as texts, phone calls, or emails.

There are two ways to access the communication preferences. The first is to download the school messenger app. The second is to log into the PowerSchool Parent Portal and click on the School Messenger link on the left-hand side.

DynaCal is the district’s online activity calendar. These events are continuously updated throughout the school year, and can be found in several places. There is an Event feed on our district website www.eldoradoschools.org; there is a link to the calendar on our mobile app; or you can visit the DynaCal website itself http://www.dynacal.com/eldoradoschools/.

There is a tutorial on the News and Headlines page on our district website that provides instruction for subscribing to a school calendar so you can receive event notifications on your phone or other mobile device. http://www.eldoradoschools.org/HomeContent/NewsandHeadlines/Stay-connected-to-USD-490s-activities-and-events-on-mobile-friendly-site_114145.aspx


 

 
 
 
 
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District Highlights


EMS receives KAMSA High Performing Middle School award

    El Dorado Middle School received a 2019 KAMSA High Performing Middle School award for demonstrating growth in one of the five R’s of the Kansas 21st Century Accreditation Model.

EMS named high performing middle school


Grandview Teacher Holly Bright named KFDI Teacher of the Week

    Grandview Kindergarten Teacher Holly Bright was selected as a KFDI Teacher of the Week for September 30 - October 4. She was nominated by a parent for her patience, communication, and kindness. We have some amazing educators as #partofthepride!
     Check out the video on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/eldorado.schools


EHS girls tennis team places at state

     The EHS doubles girls tennis team of Mallory Parsons and Makayla Chabot placed 11th at the state meet in Winfield on October 18 and 19.
     Click here to read regional and AVCTL results.

EHS Girls tennis state qualifiers


EHS cross country runner qualifies for state

     El Dorado High School Cross Country runner Tylen Ashihi placed tenth and qualified to compete at state during the regional meet on October 26.
     Click here for more information and for AVCTL results.


Blackmore students create school quilt

     Blackmore Elementary was awarded a grant from the Prairie Quilt Guild which was used to make a school quilt.
     Click here to read the full article.

Blackmore Bears quilt


EMS girls tennis players place at Patriot League tournament

     Several El Dorado Middle School girls tennis players placed at the Patriot League tournament in Winfield on October 8.
     Click here to read the full article.


EMS students attend writing workshop with published author

     A group of sixth and seventh grade students at El Dorado Middle School attended a writing workshop led by author Carlene Cogliati on October 15.
     Click here to read the full article.

Carlene Cogliati


Fall musical performances

     Don't forget about the EHS and EMS fall musical performances!
     EHS students will be performing Elf at 7:00 p.m. at EHS on November 15 and 16, and at 2:00 p.m. at EHS on November 17.
     EMS students will be performing Frozen, Jr. at 7:00 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center on November 22 and 23.


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