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Atchison High School boys basketball bell ringing for the Salvation Army at the Walmart in Atchison. The girls basketball also participated in ringing bells last week. In the photo: Jessie Greenly, Director of the Salvation Army Kim Bottoroff, Manager Lexi Bunch , Head Coach Pat Battle, Omar…

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After a nearly two and half hour long meeting, the Kansas State High School Activities Association Board of Directors voted 54-21 to allow some fans at winter activities, effective Thursday.

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For the second consecutive week the COVID-19 reports indicate more persons are in quarantine in the school systems countywide than actually infected with the virus.

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The coronavirus infection continues to creep in and infiltrate the school population within the area even though the number of persons in quarantine seemingly outweighs the numbers of positive cases.

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The latest reports of status of the positive COVID-19 cases in our area schools are showing more persons are in quarantine than actually infected at this point in time with staff members being the most impacted.

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Trinity Lutheran School officials have recently announced the First Quarter Honor Roll of the 2020-21 school year. The pupils are:

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The National Honor Society of Atchison High School is sponsoring a special Chiefs Blood Drive between 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 12 in the AHS Gymnasium.

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Seemingly several isolated positive COVID-19 cases continue to infiltrate area schools as Maur Hill-Mount Academy and Trinity Lutheran Schools took steps toward an all remote learning mode for a short term.

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EFFINGHAM, Kan. — The musical influences of two longtime teachers will continue to embody the USD 377 community they served along halls at Atchison County Community Junior Senior High School.

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Trinity Lutheran School officials announced Sunday their plans that beginning Wednesday, Oct. 14 school classes will be virtual throughout the Friday, Oct. 23 per recommendations from the Day School Committee.

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Atchison High School announced the 2020 Homecoming candidates. Crowning of the king and queen will be during halftime of the varsity football game Friday night at the Amelia Earhart Memorial Stadium.

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USD 409 has initiated a Weekly Covid Data Update via the School Messenger system to keep interested parties better informed concerning the status of the virus in the Atchison Public Schools system.

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A new daily protocol was rolled out to greet pupils, students, visitors and all who beckon to enter Atchison Public School facilities.

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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and back in early April, the Atchison Area Community Foundation (AACF) created the 2020 COVID-19 Recovery Fund. This fund was initiated with a $25,000 matching grant from the Courtney S.Turner Charitable Trust, and within just one month, more than $148,0…

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EFFINGHAM – Atchison County Community Junior Senior High School is pleased to announce the candidates for 2020 Homecoming Royalty. Queen candidates are Madison Gill, daughter of Joseph Gill, and Scott & Cindy Myers; Meagan Pitts, daughter of JJ & Libby Pitts, and Jamie Moser; and Sky…

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Sophia Hill, the daughter of Kevin and Ellen Hill of Atchison, was awarded the Dr. Richard Dickason Scholarship. Any MHMA student in their junior year with a 3.0 GPA can apply for the Dickason Scholarship. Students must write an essay describing their commitment to God, family, citizenship a…

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EFFINGHAM, Kan. — Buses in USD 377 were all lined up and ready to roll with the new school year with a perfect score from the Kansas Highway Patrol Inspections and protocol safeguards in place to lower the spread of the pandemic.

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EFFINGHAM - Some might say it’s been more circumstances than pomp that delayed the 129th annual commencement tradition for the 2020 graduated class of Atchison County Community High School.

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Kansas Governor Laura Kelly’s executive order signed on Monday to delay the start of schools in the state until Sept. 9 was officially not affirmed by the Kansas Board of Education Wednesday morning in a 5-5 vote.

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Nicholas “Nick” Funk, a recent Atchison High School graduate, is the winner of the Community Blood Center of Greater Kansas City 2019-2020 Gallon Grad Laptop Drawing.

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The Atchison Child Care Association has proudly serve children and families and since Oct. 1, 1968. The group is a non-profit, year-round child care / preschool program closing for legal holidays. Open Monday through Friday 5:30 am — 6:00 pm.

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These enrollment information and dates could be subject to change from the governors executive order as well as each districts plans.

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Most families with K-12 students had the opportunity to experience homeschooling for the first time near the end of the last school year. A national poll this spring indicated that 40 percent of families were considering this option for the 2020-21 school year. One obstacle that these famili…

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Please keep in mind some of these items will need to be replenished throughout the school year.

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The USD 409 Board of Education members heard a report about the Ad Hoc Safety Committee presented by Director of Technology Donna Noll and Superintendent Renee Scott Monday night.

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TOPEKA, Kan. (July 1, 2020) — Atchison Middle School KAY club announces it has received $600 from the Be the Spark grant, through a partnership with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas (BCBSKS) and the Kansas Association for Youth Alumni Network (KAYAN). Atchison Middle School KAY club was …

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TOPEKA, Kan. — In order to better align the Kansas Teacher of the Year program with the national program, the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) recently announced some changes to the program’s timeline.

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Fresh fruits and vegetables have been made available youngsters and their families for the time being courtesy of the United States Department of Agriculture.

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Tricia Clark and Payden Brunton both have plans to attend the University of Kansas in the fall of 2020, but that’s not the only thing they have in common. The Atchison Area Community Foundation is proud to announce both Tricia and Payden as the first two recipients of the 2020 Kasten-Regan M…