Tag: schools

The earliest a new elementary school will open in Iola will be more than a year away, in next February, barring any weather delays. Meanwhile, the new science and technology building remains on track to…

In the next few months, Iola residents will see a lot of concrete poured at the sites of two new school buildings. Construction is well underway at the site of a new science and technology…

Friday was my granddaughter Olive’s last day to attend school in person until January because of COVID-19. A fourth-grader in Topeka, Olive is a good student. Even so, asking her to continue her studies at…

Schools in Allen County can expect a boost in STEM programs thanks to nearly a million dollars in grants from the USDA. The grants will benefit schools in four counties: Allen, Franklin, Neosho and Woodson.…

It’s 7:57 on a Monday morning, and Brett Willis and his friends are walking up the sidewalk to the high school.  Brett forgot his mask. He throws his water bottle into the courtyard and stomps…

Only a few cases of the novel coronavirus have been reported in area schools, though those events have led to the quarantine of dozens of others in an effort to slow the spread of infection.…

Area students may soon start building a house in Iola as part of the Rural Regional Technology Center’s building trades program. The project, which has been a priority since the tech center opened five years…

For Jalissa Beachy, teaching music to elementary students during a pandemic is just the latest in a line of non-traditional educational experiences. It all goes back to her own early school years. As a fifth-grader…

Students in all area school districts will get free meals for the next few months, thanks to the USDA.  All students, regardless of family income, will be eligible for free breakfast and free lunch each…

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — Like a lot of teachers in the middle of a pandemic, Alisha Morris is anxious. Worried not only for students and teachers in her own district, which starts class next week,…