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Oskaloosa Bears searching for new coaches

Both of the Oskaloosa basketball teams will have new head coaches next season.

April 19th, 2012 | Posted in County News,Oskaloosa School District,Schools | Read More »

Keystone may need to address roof this year

Keystone Learning Services is experiencing some drips.

April 13th, 2012 | Posted in County News,Keystone Learning Services,Schools | Read More »

Keystone may look at administrative help

Spring time has meant cuts to the education budget and cuts in staff for the last three years but Keystone Learning Services may reverse the trend this year.

April 13th, 2012 | Posted in County News,Keystone Learning Services,Schools | Read More »

Voters pass USD 340 Jefferson West bond issue

Updated: The USD 340 Jefferson West bond issue was approved by voters Tuesday. Yes: 371, No: 177

Updated: The USD 340 Jefferson West bond issue was approved by voters Tuesday. Yes: 371, No: 177

April 8th, 2012 | Posted in County News,Featured,Jefferson West School District,Schools | Read More »

‘Virtual’ classes added for select few at Jefferson West school district

Virtual Learning at Jefferson West

by Clarke Davis Incorporating “virtual” classes taught over the Internet into the curriculum was discussed when the Jefferson West school board met March 12. Superintendent Pat Happer said the district will contract the service through Greenbush, a southeastern Kansas service center. “We need to have the service available in our district for a limited number […]

March 29th, 2012 | Posted in Featured,Jefferson West School District,Schools | Read More »

USD 338 art class moved to industrial arts building

Valley Falls art class

by Clarke Davis The industrial arts building at Valley Falls appears destined to become the center for art instruction following the March 12 school board meeting. Superintendent Loren Feldkamp told the board that an art classroom appeared to be the best use of the building, at least until some future time when a vocational-type program […]

March 29th, 2012 | Posted in Featured,Schools,Valley Falls School District | Read More »

Valley Falls school board gets preview of new teaching tools

technology_education

by Clarke Davis The Valley Falls school board is contemplating adding more technology to the classroom and is waiting for a general assessment from the teachers along with a price tag. Teachers Cheryl Brosa and Trista Gish gave the board members a demonstration with their iPads Feb. 13, projecting the many applications available on a […]

March 3rd, 2012 | Posted in Featured,Schools,Valley Falls School District | Read More »

Door still open for Pleasant Ridge to join Keystone

Last year it was thought to be a dead issue but now a possible move for the USD 449 Pleasant Ridge School District to Keystone is back on the table.

March 1st, 2012 | Posted in Keystone Learning Services,Schools | Read More »

Black History Month | Lesson on stereotypes

Judge Joseph Johnson

by Carolyn Kaberline When people don’t interact with others of different races and cultures, it’s easy for them to hang on to stereotypes, said Joseph Johnson, Shawnee County District court judge, as he spoke to an all-school assembly at Perry-Lecompton High School in honor of Black History month. He also stressed the importance of education, […]

February 22nd, 2012 | Posted in Featured,Perry School District,Schools,The Vindicator | Read More »

Northeast Kansas students converge on Nortonville for music festival

Dr. Ruth Krusemark of Benedictine College

More than 300 students from area schools piled into Jefferson County North Middle School last week to sing together.

February 15th, 2012 | Posted in Featured,Jefferson County North School District,Schools | Read More »

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