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School budgets crunched, taxes on the rise

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If residents of eastern Jefferson County are looking for a sign of economic recovery they’re going to be disappointed when they open their next tax bill.

August 7th, 2011 | Posted in County News,Jefferson County North School District,Jefferson West School District,Keystone Learning Services,McLouth School District,Oskaloosa School District,Perry School District,Schools,Valley Falls School District | Read More »

Jefferson West school board welcomes new member

The Jefferson West Board of Education welcomed its newest member, Scott Gibson, to its midst July 5 in a special meeting.
The one-hour session was held to handle a number of reorganizational matters as the board begins a new fiscal year.

July 17th, 2011 | Posted in County News,Jefferson West School District,Schools | Read More »

Jeff West science students visit Argonne Lab in Chicago

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It’s one thing to read about the latest research that will impact our future. It’s quite another to be able to actually visit Argonne National Lab, one of the world’s top research centers in many fields of science.

May 18th, 2011 | Posted in Featured,Jefferson West School District,Schools | Read More »

Two Jefferson County high schools offering summer theatre camps

Jefferson West and Jefferson County North theatre departments will again offer a summer theater camp at their respective schools. JCN’s camp will run from June 6 to 10 with morning camp from 9 a.m. to noon for kindergarten through fourth-grade. Fifth- through eighth- grade will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. The camp will […]

April 23rd, 2011 | Posted in Featured,Jefferson County North School District,Jefferson West School District,Schools | Read More »

Jefferson West teacher wins ‘Adviser of the Year’ award

Teacher and adviser Leslie Abbott came home from a Wichita leadership conference with a national award for Master Adviser of the Year in early April.

April 18th, 2011 | Posted in County News,Jefferson West School District,Schools | Read More »

Keystone ready for move to Ozawkie

A move for Keystone Learning Services to Ozawkie is all but done.

March 1st, 2011 | Posted in Jefferson West School District,Keystone Learning Services,Schools | Read More »

County school districts look at each other for cost sharing ideas

As the county’s six school districts continue to seek ways to tighten their budgets without affecting students, they’re increasing looking to each other for ideas.

February 28th, 2011 | Posted in County News,Jefferson County North School District,Jefferson West School District,Keystone Learning Services,McLouth School District,Oskaloosa School District,Perry School District,Schools,Valley Falls School District | Read More »

Jeff West superintendent resigns; budget cuts dominate meeting

by Clarke Davis Jefferson West Superintendent Scott Myers submitted his resignation to the school board Monday night informing the members that he was accepting a professorship at Washburn University. Myers, 46, completed his doctorate degree last May and said a college professorship has been a life-long dream. He will be part of the doctorial program, […]

February 22nd, 2011 | Posted in Jefferson West School District,Keystone Learning Services,Schools | Read More »

NEW FFA president Becker says club provides life skills

Story and photo by Clarke Davis Rolling out of bed in the morning to feed cattle with snow on the ground and temperatures hugging zero might dampen one’s interest in farming, but not Adam Becker. While most students have only themselves to be concerned with in getting ready for school, Becker, the Jefferson West FFA […]

February 21st, 2011 | Posted in Featured,Jefferson West School District,Schools,The Vindicator | Read More »

Jefferson West senior signs with Fort Hays

Jefferson West senior Grady Tichenor, son of Jo and Dennis Tichenor, Valley Falls, signed a national letter of intent to play football at Fort Hays State University Feb. 7.

February 19th, 2011 | Posted in County News,Jefferson West School District,Schools | Read More »

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