John’s Coffee Delivery helps develop work skills

“Don’t lose your beans, because ole’ John’s coffee service always delivers,” is John Erikson’s advice for WHS staff members in need of a caffeine fix in the mornings. John Erikson is a special needs student who graduated with the class of 2017, but is still attending WHS as a part of transition to work, where he learns career skills that he will use to support himself in the future. Erikson’s many activities include helping out in screen printing classes; practicing life skills, like cooking; volunteering in both the high school and public libraries; handling the school’s recycling; doing janitorial work at the elementary and high schools; and spending the afternoons doing maintenance and dietary work at the Alma Manor.

329 BOE to address bond questions at town hall

USD 329 Board of Education is hosting a town hall meeting to inform citizens about bond options and respond to questions and concerns from the community. The town hall meeting, 6 p.m. January 28 in the WHS commons, will be a roundtable discussion where patrons will be able to listen to positive and negative concerns for each option, tax impact, clarification on bond process, time line for the bond and information on conditions of buildings and budget.

FBLA competes at District Conference

Eleven Future Business Leaders of America members travelled to Herington High School Monday to compete at the Kansas FBLA District III Conference. These members competed in a wide variety of events that included speaking presentations, testing sessions and performances.

Throwback Thursday: Dancing in 1978

As NHS prepares to host a winter formal, we go back nearly 40 years to look at the Morp dance from "Changes," the 1978 yearbook. Morp, which is "prom" spelled backwards, subverted traditional gender rules by requiring girls to ask out dates and take the boys to dinner.

Bond motions fail at USD 329 meeting

The USD 329 board failed to make a decision at its Monday meeting concerning a bond resolution for April Election.  Both the K-12 option and K-6 with 7-12 option failed with a 3-4 vote. The third motion for the renovation bond was denied after no board member seconded it. 

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