Alma Elementary School book club installs little library

The residents of Alma have a new place to find books. AES third grade teacher Emily Hess and the Alma Elementary Book Club decided to build a Little Library. It is located on Ohio St. between the parking lot and the high school. “We live in an area where books are hard to access without transportation,” Hess said. It offers a few more choices than what there is at the public library. Hess hopes the Little Library will help build community and show that we place value on literacy.

USD 329 Board to consider bond issue to meet facility challenges

At the November 18th board meeting, the USD 329 school board will consider a bond issue that will have a major impact on the district. “It's been a long, thought out process that started with BOE discussions regarding aging facilities that were taking a lot of budget money,” superintendent Brad Starnes said. “It was hard to budget for and we didn't have the budget money to solve the problem.”

Born to Run

First grade student Briggs Ibarra runs at Alma Elementary School during running club. The club runs inside when the weather is too cold. Running club is one of three clubs started at AES this year. Photo by Emma Alderman. Running club encourages active lifestyle The track became filled with elementary children and teachers on January... Continue Reading →

AES book club encourages reading for fun

Alma Elementary School has started a book club to encourage a love of reading. The voluntary and is offered to third and fourth graders. Third grade teacher Emily Hess started the club this year. At the beginning of the school year, the elementary teachers came together and brainstormed ideas that they were passionate about. “I... Continue Reading →

Students prepare for winter choir, band concerts

Emma Alderman, Tara Quintanilla, Bernice Poulter, Gabby Simmons and Kimi Buchanan sing during choir practice at WHS. The choir performs December 17 in the auditorium. Photo by Abby Oliver. Concerts to feature Christmas classics As Wabaunsee students prepare for winter concerts, one teacher is directing his first winter concert, while another is preparing for his... Continue Reading →

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