The USD 329 board made changes that will affect next year’s elementary students at its meeting Monday night. The board voted to change the variance line between Alma and Maple Hill Elementary schools to send McFarland students to Maple Hill. The vote went 4-2 with Jim Vapita, Jerom Hess, Tony Conrad and Kelly Oliver voting to change the line whereas Justin Frank, and Callie Meinhart voted against it. At the start of next school year, McFarland students will be included in the Maple Hill Elementary classes. The board hopes this will help even out the class sizes between the two schools.
With Kansas lessening the restrictions on who can get the COVID-19 vaccine many students may be wondering how they can get it. Currently Wabaunsee County is in Phase 5 of the COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan which means any person over the age of 18 who wants the vaccine can get it. So far all the people who are 65 years old and older and wanted the vaccine have gotten it.
With the coronavirus having been in the United States for a year now, and life-changing safety precautions put in place not long after, many people are growing fatigued and are ready to see a normal life again. Because of this, many people have lost sight of what is important, which is doing your part to slow the spread of this virus.
With lots of misconceptions and dispute surrounding the rules and recommendations, I spoke with Wabaunsee County health director Ray Finley about the current safety procedures. Here is what I learned:
To celebrate the end of a year that we are all happy to put behind us, the Charger staff compiled the ten biggest WHS stories of the 2020. 1. Spring semester interrupted by COVID-19
To celebrate the end of a year that we are all happy to put behind us, the Charger staff compiled the ten biggest WHS stories of the 2020. From sports to elections to unexpected plagues — it was quite a year. 3. WHS reopens after implementing safety procedures
To celebrate the end of a year that we are all happy to put behind us, the Charger staff compiled the ten biggest WHS stories of the 2020. From sports to elections to unexpected plagues — it was quite a year. 5. Fall quarantines and remote learning
Although KSHSAA altered the ban on fans for the beginning of the season, limited spectators will be allowed at winter sports until at least the end of January. We asked students and faculty how they felt about the KSHSAA decision to start the winter sports season on time, but to keep out spectators until at least the end of January because of COVID-19 precautions.
Tonight’s season opening basketball game against Axtell will be a lot quieter than usual.
Due to statewide precautions to stop the spread of COVID-19, no spectators will be allowed to attend winter sporting events until at least the end of January.
KSHSAA’s Board of Directors met virtually last week to discuss the upcoming winter sports season and make adjustments surrounding the recent climb in COVID cases in the state of Kansas.
After learning from home for a couple weeks, what are the biggest pros and cons of online learning?
How have COVID-19 precautions changed your family's holiday plans?