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Unified School District 475's summer lunch program began Monday. The program assists children who are in need of healthy meals during the summer months. Volunteer Phyllis Sanders is shown serving lunch at Junction City's Dorothy Bramlage Public Library. Lunches will be served at Franklin, Wa…

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A group of Junction City High School students earned their IRS certificates for volunteering their time preparing tax returns at JCHS this year. Pictured in back, from left, are Aaron Reutzel, Caleb Baer, Migel Gonzalez, Jonah Peters and Morgan Goodwin. Pictured in the front, from left, are …

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Unified School District 475 Chief Financial Officer Marilee Fredricks has announced that the district is in receipt of a federal heavy impact aid payment that finalizes the $67 million escrow target used to fund the new high school.

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Cloud County Community College’s commencement activities are scheduled to be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 17, in Arley Bryant Gymnasium at the Concordia campus. The event will recognize 342 graduates from the Geary County and Concordia campuses and outreach locations.

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New Unified School District 475 Superintendent Dr. Reginald T. Eggleston hosted a listening session for community members Wednesday evening at Grandview Plaza Elementary School. A number of topics were discussed after Eggleston heard questions from those in attendance, and provided feedback. 

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Konza Prairie Community Health Clinic CEO Lee Wolf discussed the idea of adding a health clinic to the new Junction City High School during this week’s Unified School District 475 meeting.

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During the November meeting of the Unified School District 475 Board of Education, then-member Carolyn Gaston called into question whether or not the decision to house the district’s bond money at Sunflower Bank was the correct one.

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Ever since he started playing in the band in seventh grade, Jared Morris has loved music. All through junior high and high school, he found himself coming to school an hour or more early in the mornings just to practice his instrument — a snare drum, at the time.

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When high school students decide to print unpopular opinions or controversial news stories in student publications, it’s sometimes tempting for administrators to throw freedom of speech out the window and start handing out sanctions or admonitions not to do it again. 

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Unified School District 475 announced  the selection of a new Director of Teaching and Learning Monday, pending Board of Education approval. Pam Irwin, the Director of Staff Development and Accreditation for Unified School District 305, will make the move to USD 475 later this summer, in July.

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Saturday, Unified School District 475 celebrated retirees with a luncheon held at the Courtyard by Marriott Conference Center. The luncheon marks the beginning of a new chapter for many dedicated employees of the district. LaDonna Junghans, Board of Education President, spoke about the place…

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INDIANAPOLIS, IN. – The National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA) is pleased to announce that Brad Bascue, Athletic Director at Fort Riley Middle School, has been recognized by this association as a Certified Athletic Administrator.

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According to an article in the New York Times, young girls’ confidence plunges in a serious way around the time they hit puberty — and they tend to come out much worse on the other end than boys.

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Junction City High School returned from the State Solo and Ensemble Music Festival with high marks this past weekend, building upon the momentum the school’s music talent started earlier this semester. Of 34 JCHS events entered in the 2017 KSHSAA State Solo and Ensemble music festival held S…

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Westwood Elementary School kindergarten teacher Montika Allen-Atkinson (center) was named Teacher of the Year by the VFW Wednesday afternoon. Pictured with her are VFW representative Vince Van Cleve (left) and paraprofessional Tochane Stallworth (right), who nominated Allen-Atkinson for her award.

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Teacher contract negotiations for the 2018-’19 school year took place April 11, and so far the talks seem to be flowing about as smoothly as last year’s. The Junction City Education Association (JCEA) and Unified School District 475 spent Tuesday discussing next year’s contracts.

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The Junction City High School music program has done exceptionally well this year. The choir was selected to perform at the Kansas Music Educators Association’s (KMEA) annual conference and four students were chosen to sing in the state choir. The students’ spring musical presentation of “Sh…

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Kansas has come up short on educators statewide for the past few years. This shortage includes professionals such as speech pathologists and school psychologists. The shortage in educators such as speech pathologists has recently had an impact on Unified School District 475. 

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Unified School District 475’s Board of Education voted unanimously to delay the bond election pertaining to the Junction City High School Way Forward at its monthly meeting Monday. The bond election will be delayed until further notice. A date will be set for the election at a later time.

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Unified School District 475 received confirmation March 14 that the Kansas State Board of Education had approved the support of the Junction City High School Way Forward bond initiative. This approval commits the State of Kansas to funding 48 percent of the total bond amount pending communit…

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Unified School District 475 has selected two teachers as nominees for the 2018 Kansas Teacher of the Year Award. A committee of past USD 475 nominees chose Susan Marshall, a sixth grade math teacher from Fort Riley Middle School, and Katie Hagenmaier, a fourth grade teacher from Spring Valle…

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The potential for a new Junction City High School brings with it the potential for economic development, if the structure can be built without raising taxes. It’s this last part that’s a big “if” for the Economic Development Commission. The EDC might be interested in endorsing the project — …

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Being bilingual is increasingly useful in the modern world. Speaking multiple languages opens up career opportunities and offers job seekers an edge they might not otherwise have when they’re looking for work.

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For more than 27 years, the Drug Abuse Resistance Education Program has been a staple in Unified School District 475 Geary County Schools. As the American culture has changed, the D.A.R.E. program has changed their curriculum to keep up.

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