Over two days of meetings, representatives from the Junction City Education Association and Geary County Unified School District 475, discussed changes to the 2020-21 school calendar. The changes are needed, said Dr. Reginald Eggleston, district superintendent, to be sure all schools are rea…
At the Joint city/county/school district virtual meeting Monday, updates were given about COVID-19 numbers, SPARK funding and the school district’s reopening plan.
There is growing support from the Junction City community, on social media, seeking to recognize the Class of 2020 with some form of ceremony or celebration of their accomplishments to close out the year formally.
Earlier this year, the Junction City Union requested salary information from several government entities in Geary County. USD 475 has submitted the salary data for district employees on all levels, which will be published in installments over the next few weeks.
It’s the pinnacle moment for teenage students throughout the nation and the one day they work toward for 13 years of education — walking across the stage to receive their high school diploma.
JCHS will be holding a virtual graduation ceremony on May 23 at 1 p.m. The ceremony can be found on the USD 475 YouTube channel. The link for the ceremony video will be shared with the public in advance of the ceremony, so that the students, families, and community can join. The ceremony wil…
Normally happy hallways throughout the Unified School District 475 school system were filled with uncertainty and despair as students, K-12, gathered their personal items, books and laptops after Kansas Governor Laura Kelly ordered the suspension of face-to-face contact in Kansas Schools Wed…
Gov. Laura Kelly has just ordered all K-12 schools across Kansas closed for the remainder of the school year. More updates will be released in Thursday's edition of the Junction City Union.
Cloud County Community College, working to assist local agencies in mitigating the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), continues to monitor the latest information in an effort to support the well-being of students, employees and the community. Effective Monday, March 23, Cloud County Community…
The Geary County Health Department has declared, as per orders from the state, that area schools will remain closed through March 27 due to concerns over the rapid spread of coronavirus.
Friday, the Unified School District 475 extended spring break by one week in light of coronavirus and in order to keep students safe. At a special meeting Friday, USD 475 Board of Education voted unanimously in favor of paying the wages of all employees and not charging leave next week while…
Cloud County Community College continues to vigilantly monitor the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and closely follow updates from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) as well as local, regional and state public health officials. The health and safety of students, faculty and staff …
The Second Chance Breakfast program has only been running since January, but that hasn’t stopped groups from all over Kansas from noticing the positive impact it is having on students.
Fort Riley Middle School art instructor Catherine Coughlin has a passion for art that she has tried to pass on to others.
According to Superintendent Reginald Eggleston, the past year has been a “year of awareness” for Unified School District 475.
Every year, Unified School District 475 honors one elementary and one secondary teacher as the district nominee for Kansas Teacher of the Year. The Kansas Teacher of the Year Awards are given, in partnership, by the Kansas State Department of Education.
Unified School District 475 had an extended discussion about the way district schools deal with chronic absenteeism and discipline problems and the need for a district-wide student code of conduct.
Unified School District 475’s Board of Education held its first meeting of 2020 Monday, when members welcomed two new members to their ranks. The board also elected its president and vice president for the year.
Unified School District 475 Director of Student Services Deb Gustafson grew up in the county jail.
The Unified School District 475 Board of Education has been looking at the future of the current Junction City High School building.
Test scores and graduation rates are of utmost importance to schools, including Junction City High School.
This is the final installment in a series of USD 475 emloyees’ total compensation that were released earlier this year. This information was released by the district in response to a public records request.
Soldiers may be soldiers for life, but they may not stay in the military for their entire careers. Many veterans find themselves in need of work after transitioning to civilian life and some of those have found themselves working as educators in Unified School District 475 buildings.
New teachers in Junction City gathered at the Geary County Convention Center on Tuesday morning for a breakfast. The Junction City Area Chamber of Commerce put this together, joining the new teachers with current ones. They had a buffet-style breakfast to indulge in as many got to know one a…
Geary County Schools Unified School District 475 officials have announced that Veronica Wait has been hired as the new assistant principal at Seitz Elementary School.
Unified School District 475 board members have decided not to pursue adding a health clinic to construction plans for the new Junction City High School.
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…
Unified School District 475 Superintendent Dr. Reginald T. Eggleston spoke about the importance of public education at this month’s Military Affairs Council breakfast.
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 …
Junction City Middle School hosted a STEM Fair Wednesday night, giving its students — as well as those from nearby elementary schools — an opportunity to showcase their talents.
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.
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.
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.
Several locals voiced their support for keeping classes within Junction City High School’s business pathway program — and a teacher of those classes — during Tuesday night’s school board meeting.
Approximately 600 Unified School District 475 third graders schools attended the annual third grade Ag Day this week at the Geary County Senior Center.
The 11th annual Kansas Kids Fitness Day provided third grade students in Unified School District 475 an opportunity to learn about the importance of implementing healthy fitness regimens in their lives at a young age.
Unified School District 475 officials hosted an event Thursday morning that allowed community members to meet newly-appointed Superintendent Dr. Reginald Eggleston.
Unified School District 475 board members have approved an agreement with the Flint Hills Area Transportation Agency (ATA Bus) to provide transportation services to students.
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.
Unified School District 475 officials hope the completion of a salary compensation study will help with recruitment and retention of staff.
Officials from Geary County, Junction City and Unified School District 475 met this week to discuss upcoming initiatives related to the construction of the new Junction City High School.