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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 …

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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.

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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…