The Hiawatha School board met in special session Thursday morning via Zoom and are re-evaluating Wednesday’s decision to transition to remote learning at all three school buildings due to active COVID cases and quarantining primarily at the elementary.
Hiawatha USD 415 schools are moving to remote learning on Thursday - and all activities canceled - until Oct. 12.
As Hiawatha schools get back in session, questions have arisen about athletic events and crowds.
A few local schools have already seen the impact of novel COVID-19 Coronavirus as the 2020-21 school year has just gotten underway for most local schools and some haven’t even started yet.
I would like to remind everyone that with school ready to start, we all need to remember a few basic safety tips to make sure we all get off to a good start.
Last Monday, the USD 113 School Board overturned the previous week’s vote on “optional masks only” to approve a new mask-wearing policy this week.
The USD 430 School Board met on Monday evening, and voted to amend and approve a re-opening plan for the upcoming school year.
Hiawatha students and teachers will be wearing masks when they return to the classroom in September.
August has hit and while there remains many questions about the upcoming academic year, local residents can rest assured teachers are back in action and making plans along with district administrators.
As local school districts prepare for a whole new type of school year, a familiar step is right around the corner, as those schools are gearing up for annual enrollment.
The new school year is just around the corner, and the Doniphan West school district will have a trio of new faces joining their teaching staff for the upcoming year.
As the 2020-21 school year is set to begin, USD 430 has announced the new staff members that will be working with students.
Even with questions looming over the status of the upcoming school year, at some point, students will get back to school in some form or another, and USD 415 has a handful of new staff members and teachers waiting to welcome students back to school.
TOPEKA - School meals are available for free or a reduced price for pupils and students.
The Doniphan West High School seniors of 2020 can officially say, “We are outta here!” After graduation was delayed for two months, the sixteen seniors received their diplomas at a traditional ceremony on Sunday, July 12 in the DWHS gymnasium.
Hiawatha juniors and seniors finally were able to celebrate an event that was scheduled in April.
Sunday was a milestone for Hiawatha High School seniors — one that came about a month late.
This weekend will finally bring about some “rites of passage” events for Hiawatha High School seniors.
Highland Community College has announced the President’s and Dean’s lists for its 2020 graduates.
The Horton High School announced fourth quarter Honor Rolls.
The prestigious P.E.O. STAR Scholarship, for the 2020-2021 academic year, was presented in May 2020 to Madison Gilbert, an upcoming graduate of Hiawatha High School.
By Josephine May
Photo courtesy of USD 415
The Hiawatha High School Class of 1984 Scholarship Fund awarded a total of $8,000 in nonrenewable $1,000 scholarships to eight graduates of the HHS Class of 2020. Scholarship recipients were announced in May during the virtual Senior Awards Night. Due to the quality of the applications, the …
Though hopes for a memorable graduation will hang in the air until later in June, the school year, and with it, the high school careers of Hiawatha’s Class of 2020, drew to a close last week. With the passing of graduation’s originally-scheduled date, HHS released the names of its senior honorees.
Michael Abeita of Hiawatha High School was recently recognized by Kansas Governor Laura Kelly as a 2020 Kansas Governor’s Scholar. Typically, students receiving this recognition are invited to an awards program held in Topeka at the invitation of the governor. Unfortunately, this year’s prog…
Stetson Montana Diveley of Doniphan West High School at Highland was recently recognized by Kansas Governor Laura Kelly as a 2020 Kansas Governor’s Scholar. Typically, students receiving this recognition are invited to an awards program held in Topeka at the invitation of the governor. Unfor…
The USD 430 School Board met on Monday evening, and Superintendent Jason Cline provided updates on how the district continues to respond to the Coronavirus closures.
Uncharted territory is a good way to explain what the Class of 2020 has experienced over the last 10 weeks, as a group of young men and women on the verge of adulthood have asked to adapt to an entirely new set of circumstances during this difficult time.
If the Coronavirus made schooling difficult for the past two months, it has been doubly confounding for local school districts as they try to navigate wrapping up the year, most notably with planning graduations.
The Hiawatha School Board voted Monday night to set high school graduation for June 28.
The Hiawatha USD 415 School Board officially accepted the resignation of board member Dr. Pete Rosa’ at it’s regular board meeting Monday night and made the official moves toward filling his position for the remainder of the year.
The Hiawatha School Board met Monday night via Zoom conference and among action items voted to move forward on allowing a group of school alumni to replace the state championship signs that are located around Red Hawk Drive.
2020 Seniors: Nathan Stroud, Cass Kreie
Baccalaureate services and graduation plans are in the works for Hiawatha seniors, but could have a different look.
Stetson Diveley wasn’t known for being an exceptional student going into high school.
2020 Band Seniors: Seth Bauerle, Hunter Moore, Hanna Murphy, Katlyn Thomas
The Hiawatha Ministerial Alliance is planning a Baccalaureate service to fit in with the social distancing requirements set out by the state.
TOPEKA – Hiawatha High School will add a Jobs for America’s Graduates-Kansas (JAG-K) program next fall. The evidence-based program partners with public schools to ensure that students graduate with the necessary skills to succeed.
A new program is being implemented in the Hiawatha school district that offers a chance to mentor to kids.
The students and families of Doniphan West Elementary School were challenged to decorate windows and/or sidewalks as their first art project of distance learning.
The Hiawatha School Board met in a special noon meeting on Tuesday to take action on resolutions needed for the district to proceed with the remainder of the academic year.
Hiawatha school officials are working to address the needs of the district’s students in the coming days in light of Gov. Laura Kelly’s announcement that she was mandating the closure of all school buildings in the state to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
The Kansas High School Activities Association announced Wednesday afternoon it was cancelling all spring championships, competitions and festivals for the remainder of the school year.
Hiawatha fourth grader Bentley Selland took first place in the state Elementry category for his watercolor entitled “Peterbilt 379” for the Kansas Art Education Association’s Youth Art Month celebration.
Hiawatha school officials are working to address the needs of the district's students in the coming days in light of Gov. Laura Kelly's announcement that she was mandating the closure of all school buildings in the state to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly announced Tuesday afternoon that school buildings across the state must be closed for the remainder of the school year.
Local school officials are trying to make plans for the unknown in light of the state of emergency due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus).
It is my plan to communicate daily as we are traversing the COVID-19 pandemic. I may not always have an abundance of information,but I feel the need to let you know what I do know. So.What do I know? I don’t know a lot of absolutes as of now. I have been updated via a video conference with l…