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Keystone board removes interim from Marshall’s title

The title was removed from Dr. Tim Marshall by the Keystone Board on Monday night at their monthly meeting.

February 1st, 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 »

Talks over Ozawkie building could include purchase by Keystone

by Dennis Sharkey Although many things still need to be worked out it’s still a matter of when rather than if in a move for Keystone to Ozawkie. However, now being thrown into the discussion is the matter of Keystone purchasing the Ozawkie building from the Jefferson West USD 340 sometime in the future. Up […]

January 3rd, 2011 | Posted in Jefferson West School District,Keystone Learning Services,Schools | Read More »

Rumors of expansion surround Delaware Valley

by Dennis Sharkey The last time the principals of the Delaware Valley League met the topic of expansion was on the table. McLouth High School Principal Mike Bogard said last week during a school board meeting that the idea of expansion was an unpopular topic among the principals, and if it were up to them […]

December 30th, 2010 | Posted in County News,Jefferson County North School District,Jefferson West School District,McLouth School District,Oskaloosa School District,Perry School District,Schools,Sports,Valley Falls School District | Read More »

Students from Jefferson County high schools compete in Quest

Teams from Jefferson County North, Jefferson West, and Perry-Lecompton high schools were among 58 teams that took part in Quest Super Saturday at Washburn University Dec. 4. Jefferson West was named one of the top 16 teams and advanced to finals. They also took home the second place Class 4A trophy. Teams earning the top […]

December 23rd, 2010 | Posted in County News,Jefferson West School District,Schools | Read More »

Jefferson West Middle School given North Central accreditation

Jefferson West Middle School was host to a quality assurance review visit Nov. 18 and received its North Central Association Advanced accreditation for another five-year term. This process engages the entire school community in a continuous process of self-evaluation, reflection, and improvement, reported Principal John Hamon. “It invites external scrutiny and welcomes the constructive feedback […]

December 20th, 2010 | Posted in Jefferson West School District,Schools | Read More »

Jefferson West board opts for no-interest money

by Clarke Davis The USD 340 Board of Education approved a resolution Monday night to assume a debt of $600,000. The money is almost interest free and will be used to make needed improvements to buildings and construct a bus barn. The funds will be paid back over a period of 17 years from the […]

December 14th, 2010 | Posted in County News,Jefferson West School District,Keystone Learning Services,Schools | Read More »

Boys’ basketball: A hardwoods preview

by Dennis Sharkey Only two teams last year had a record over .500 and no team made it to the state tournament. Former KU gaurd Jeff Hawkins will try to revive a Perry-Lecompton team that won only two games last year while other teams like the Jefferson West Tigers expect to make huge leaps forward. […]

December 11th, 2010 | Posted in Featured,Jefferson County North School District,Jefferson West School District,McLouth School District,Oskaloosa School District,Perry School District,Schools,Sports,Valley Falls School District | Read More »

Keystone, Jefferson West to meet soon

by Dennis Sharkey A move for Keystone Learning Services and the John Dewey Learning Academy to Ozawkie seems like a logical decision but some concerns still need to be answered. No meetings have taken place regarding the Ozawkie school building between Keystone and Jefferson West USD board members yet, but officials from both sides have […]

November 30th, 2010 | Posted in County News,Jefferson West School District,Keystone Learning Services,Schools | Read More »

Pepsi grant talk leads to discussion about sports complex at Jefferson West

by Clarke Davis A committee is at work in the Jefferson West district to obtain a $250,000 grant from the Pepsi Cola Company. Sandra Mumaw, a former board member and committee member, explained that Pepsi has diverted some of its promotion money to awarding community grants. The funds being requested would build an 80-by-40-foot building […]

November 17th, 2010 | Posted in Featured,Jefferson West School District,Schools | Read More »

Jefferson West board trims interest free loan in half

by Clarke Davis Last month the Jefferson West school board was informed about a pool of federal interest-free money it could tap and voted to get their name on the list for $1 million. Armed with a few more facts, Monday night the board scaled back the request telling Superintendent Scott Myers to outline some […]

November 15th, 2010 | Posted in County News,Jefferson West School District,Schools | Read More »

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