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Hesston Record 10.16


Hesston Record 10.16

Book Bonanza At Hesston Public Libary

Posted 9/26/2013

By Jackie Nelson

Hesston Public Library is hosting a book sale now through Oct. 5 in the library Community Room.

Cari Cusick, with Hesston Public Library, said the sale will benefit the Summer Reading Program.

A wide variety of items will be for sale, DVDs, VHS tapes, vinyl records, even sewing patterns. And, of course, plenty of books.

Cusick said many of the items for sale are donations as well as books culled from the collection.

“The majority of the items in the sale are donated items. We receive a lot of donated items at the library. Some of those items end up in our collection, but not all of them do, so we sell the rest to help raise money for Summer Reading,” she said.

Older forms of technology that are not borrowed as frequently, if at all, are up for public sale in the coming days.

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Nursing alumni to be featured at A Hesston College Homecoming

Posted 9/26/2013

Rachel McMaster

 Hesston College will host Homecoming 2013: A View From Everywhere with an emphasis on nursing and holistic health Sept. 26 to 29.

All alumni and friends are invited to the weekend celebration. Registration for all weekend activities is $10 per adult until Sept. 2, and $15 per adult starting Sept. 3.

The weekend will feature nursing and healthcare alumni professionals in a Holistic Health symposium from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 27, presenting on current trends and practices in the healthcare field. All presentations are free and open to the public.

Lisa Harrelson, a 2009 Hesston College Nursing graduate, will kick off alumni presentations as she shares about her life and nursing career during an 11 a.m. chapel presentation Friday, Sept. 27 at Hesston Mennonite Church.

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Final USD 460 Enrollment Numbers Are In

Posted 9/26/2013

Record Staff

The final numbers are in, and, according to Superintendent Paul Becker, enrollment has fallen in USD 460.

Becker said the lower numbers will have a financial impact on the district.

“At-risk funding (based on free lunches) is down from 182 to 147, a $61,400 decrease for this year,” he said,

However, the district will have the advantage of being able to utilize last year’s enrollment count. 

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Stay Out Of The Kitchen During Coming Home

Posted 9/26/2013

By Jackie Nelson

Hesston’s Coming Home celebration is fast approaching.  However, residents who purchase wristbands to keep up with the flurry of activities will not go hungry.

Three meals are free and open to any and all Hesstonians who purchase Coming Home wristbands.

One of the first opportunities for tasty home-made food is the After-Prom Fundraising Dinner on Thursday, Oct. 3 at Hesston Middle School from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

Mary McGehee, co-coordinator of the After-Prom dinner said this is the seventh year for the event.

“The Chamber supports our After Prom event to serve this dinner for them,” she said.

McGehee said members of the After Prom committee work hard to ensure the dinner is a success.

“Some of the challenges are making sure we order enough food and drinks for the community. Getting enough volunteers to serve the meal and clean-up after the meal can be a challenge as well,” she said.

However, the After Prom Committee is not without help on the meal. 

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Literacy Without Letters

Posted 9/26/2013

By Jackie Nelson

Teachers, parents and students came together on Monday evening for an unusual literacy night – a math literacy event at Hesston Elementary School.

The event was sponsored by the Hesston Community Foundation.

Hesston Community Foundation Director Susan Lamb said the program qualified for funding through the Community Foundation.

“The Hesston school district is eligible for funding from the Hesston Community Foundation, and this event was sponsored by the elementary school,” she said.

Hesston Elementary School Principal Chris Robertson said making parents feel at ease coming into Hesston Elementary School and becoming familiar with the teachers and curriculum was a major goal of the evening.

“The goal is to educate parents about the changes to curriculum that will be coming down the road through the College and Career Readiness program,” said Robertson.

The College and Career Readiness program is connected to the adoption of new Common Core Standards, a new federal benchmark replacing No Child Left Behind.

Robertson said the math literacy night was a continuation of curriculum implemented last year.

“Last school year, we focused on math. We originally had discussed a more traditional literacy night, but we decided to focus on math as a continuation of last year’s curriculum,” she said. 

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