Letter to the editor | K-12 building would not unify district if built in Alma

To whom this may concern. Building a K-12 new school would be great, providing it is not built in Alma. Doing so would not unify the district — it would pull it further apart.  Doing so would cause more dislike because this is not USD 329 Alma, it is USD 329 Maple Hill, Paxico, Mcfarland and Alma. Alma has never lost a school, has never had to bus young children down the road. They get to keep it all. 

Opinion: ‘Parasite’ shows foreign films are worth exploring

At the Oscars Sunday, the South Korean movie “Parasite” won best picture. A movie wins best picture every year, but what’s special about “Parasite” is that it’s entirely in Korean. It’s the first non-English language to ever win best picture. “Parasite” also took home awards for best original screenplay, best international film and best director. The Oscar’s recognition of a film like this is a reminder that we don’t have to understand the language of a movie to enjoy it and take meaning from it.

USD 329 Board approves bond option for community vote

After many board meetings discussing the facilities and bond options, the board was able to pass a motion for an election to occur on May 12 at 6 polling places in the district for the potential 25 year bond, on Option 16. The regular board meeting started with continued discussion to answer a few leftover questions over the facilities. Once the board had most of their questions answered, a motion was made for Option 10 to be the option moving forward. The potential K-12, Option 10, was seconded, but failed with a vote of 2-5. Seconds later, another motion was made, but for Option 16. The motion was seconded, and passed 4-3. Now it is up to the community to vote either for or against the K-6 in Paxico and 7-12 in Alma.

Playing with Pride

At Friday’s home basketball game, 43 members of the K-State Catband joined the WHS pep band in cheering on the Chargers. WHS band director Jaime Rogers thought the event was beneficial for WHS students. “Our students enjoyed having the college band,” Rogers said. “I think some were a bit star struck and some just jumped right in and interacted with them.”

329 board discusses bond options at town hall

Community members meet with board members to raise questions concerning bond options The USD 329 Board of Education held a town hall meeting Tuesday to discuss the bond options.  The meeting format involved splitting attendees into three groups with board members spread throughout to allow for more opinions to be heard.  Board members Jim Vopata... Continue Reading →

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