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McLouth, Valley Falls students win spelling bee

McLouth eighth-grader Callie Rice will make her second trip to the state spelling bee March 5 to represent Jefferson County.

February 21st, 2011 | Posted in Featured,McLouth School District,Schools,Valley Falls School District | Read More »

McLouth has a new superintendent

The search for a new superintendent for McLouth USD 342 is over.

February 6th, 2011 | Posted in County News,McLouth School District,Schools | Read More »

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 »

Interviews for McLouth USD 342 superintendent will begin next month

by Dennis Sharkey Patrons of McLouth USD 342 could know who the next superintendent will be by February. Last month Superintendent Jean Rush submitted her resignation to board members after they decided in October to not renew her contract. At that time the board voted to hire the Kansas Association of School Boards to conduct […]

December 31st, 2010 | Posted in McLouth School District,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 »

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 »

Rush submits resignation at McLouth USD 342

by Dennis Sharkey McLouth USD 342 members could be looking for a new superintendent sooner rather than later. At a special meeting of the board last month Superintendent Jean Rush submitted her resignation to the board but it is not clear why. When asked when her resignation was effective, Rush said she didn’t know but […]

November 24th, 2010 | Posted in County News,McLouth School District,Schools | Read More »

McLouth USD 342 board members holding on to surplus for now

by Dennis Sharkey The McLouth USD 342 board has a budget surplus of more than $153,000 for this school year, but no one is patting themselves on the back yet. Last month Superintendent Jean Rush went over the budget numbers with the board and a small amount of spending was added back into the budget. […]

November 9th, 2010 | Posted in County News,McLouth School District,Schools | Read More »

Enrollment continues to fall at Jefferson County school districts

by Dennis Sharkey There were no pleasant surprises this year when area school districts tallied their official head counts. The only superintendent somewhat optimistic about his district’s results was JCN Superintendent Dr. Tim Marshall. His district was only five students down from last year when factoring the funding formula. “I’m not real upset about it,” […]

November 8th, 2010 | Posted in Featured,Jefferson County North School District,Jefferson West School District,McLouth School District,Oskaloosa School District,Perry School District,Schools,Valley Falls School District | Read More »

McLouth USD 342 Library kicks off Book Booster Program today

McLouth USD 342 Library has launched a new fundraiser, Book Boosters. The program, which features simplified online contributions, is designed to provide the library with books and other materials that promote literacy and encourage patrons to read. The program will run from Nov. 1 to Dec. 22. “This program is unusual because 100 percent of […]

November 1st, 2010 | Posted in County News,McLouth School District,Schools | Read More »

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