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Updated Aug 31, 2015 at 5:55 PM

FRONTENAC — A teacher at Frank Layden Elementary School in Frontenac was recognized with the Showbie Champion Teacher award last week for his creative use of the Showbie app in his classroom. Fifth-grade teacher, Tim Vesco, found out last week he was one of 24 teachers in the U.S. to receive the award. The app helps Vesco communicate with his students, assign and grade work, and give feedback. “I was surprised and just shocked, it’s neat to be recognized for...

Updated Aug 29, 2015 at 4:18 PM

GIRARD — Fifteen seniors at Girard High School were given MacBook Airs on Friday morning as part of a pilot program to help the district decide the next step with integrating technology in the classroom. Two years ago, the district...

Updated Aug 27, 2015 at 9:46 PM

Librarian Carrie Smith made silly faces at fifth grader Brandon Leritz while hovering over a pit of cold water, but Leritz would have the last laugh. On Thursday afternoon, students and faculty at R.V. Haderlein Elementary School took part...

Updated Aug 27, 2015 at 6:10 PM

Many students around the country are easing back into their senior year of high school, while others are already feeling the pressure to take or retake the ACT and meet college deadlines. In bold letters on actstudent.org, the site says...

Updated Aug 26, 2015 at 6:09 PM

ARMA — Northeast elementary and middle schools began the school year with a new breakfast program aimed at increasing student productivity by filling students with the proper nutrients. The schools were awarded a $10,000 grant in May...

Updated Aug 24, 2015 at 8:55 PM

The Pittsburg Unified School District Board of Education agreed to adopt the districts proposed budget for 2016 fiscal year during Monday’s meeting. The district’s mill rate will increase from roughly 49.6 in the 2015 fiscal...

Updated Aug 22, 2015 at 12:18 PM

The first day of school is an opportune time for a tiny, six-legged parasite to spread from head-to-head. But now, killing lice will be even harder. Kansas is one of several states where a new strain of super-lice has been detected. The new...

Updated Aug 21, 2015 at 5:55 PM

Reality set in for Caleb Thompson, a soon-to-be senior at Southeast High School, when he saw first-hand the impoverished conditions of people in Santa Emilia, Nicaragua during a summer missions trip. From July 27 through Aug. 3, the...

Updated Aug 20, 2015 at 9:46 PM

GIRARD — Roughly 200 Farm Bureau members throughout Crawford County and a state representative filled the tables in the Girard High School cafeteria for the Crawford County Farm Bureau 2015 Annual Meeting on Wednesday night. The food...

Updated Aug 20, 2015 at 9:24 PM

Roughly 20 members of FLAG Church handed out about 150 backpacks and school supplies during orientation at Westside Elementary School cafeteria on Thursday evening. It was a similar scene at Meadowlark Elementary School. Every student...

Updated Aug 19, 2015 at 6:24 PM

With school districts around Crawford County having either started or getting ready to start classes, areas where drivers have recently experienced little to no foot traffic will now have an influx of students. Crawford County Sheriff Dan...

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