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The Atchison County Community Schools Education Foundation is one of 26 Kansas nonprofit organizations that will benefit from combined total of more than $4 million dollars of Community Service Tax Credits, Governor Laura Kelly recently announced.

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Governor Laura Kelly announced a new, updated summary document created from recommendations in KSDE’s Navigating Change: Kansas’ Guide to Learning and School Safety Operations as a reference guide and tool for schools ahead of the start of classes. The document continues the state’s practice…

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USD 409 Superintendent Renee Scott announced Wednesday evening via a YouTube social media post that the district will again re-engage a mask-wearing mandate for students and staff in the Atchison Public Schools system.

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Impact Testing Information is necessary for all student athletes in grades 7, 9, 11 and any student in other grades who did not get Impact Testing done within the district last year.

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New Student Registration opens at 6 a.m. Friday, July 23. To access the link to enroll go to USD409.net; scroll down along the Home page to Quick Links. Click on New Enrollment to USD409. This is only for students who did not end the school year at USD 409, or access the link via https://reg…

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Returning student online enrollment will be available on July 26.

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The student and staff parking lot at Atchison High School will be closed for resurfacing all next week. The gravel parking lot across from the baseball field will be available to park in.

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A new program will help children stay engaged in learning throughout the summer months while spending quality time with family members and friends touring some of Kansas’ greatest attractions – all for free.

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The Rainforest Explorers at Trinity Lutheran Vacation Bible School have had a wild time discovering all of the treasures VBS had to offer throughout the week of June 6 to 11.

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The Atchison Public Schools Mascot Committee members have narrowed the field concerning the path to a new mascot.

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Ron Shelton, a Troy native, will be joining the administrative team for the Atchison County Community Schools for the 2021-22 schoolyear as the new principal at the junior-senior high school in Effingham.

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The 2021 class of Maur Hill-Mount Academy ended a long and arduous journey that has been the past year with being able to throw their caps in celebration.

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Sunday, May 16 marked the first-time in the current schoolyear when 27 students were allow to come unmasked to attend a school function as they became the graduated class of 2021 of Atchison County Community High School in Effingham.

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EFFINGHAM – Some insight about what some students might financially encounter during their lives was offered to about 140 students Monday who participated in a Reality U simulation at Atchison County Community Junior-Senior High School.

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Maur Hill-Mount Academy President Phil Baniewicz has announced this year’s graduation speaker. Athletic Director and Assistant Principal Richard “Dick” Hunninghake, will be the commencement speaker at MH-MA’s graduation May 22. Hunninghake has worked at the school 41 years and is retiring af…

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Four soon‐to‐be graduates of Atchison High School will all be attending college somewhere in the State of Kansas this coming fall. The group of four now shares another distinction that will aide them in their future studies. The Atchison Area Community Foundation is proud to announce Lilliam…

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WICHITA — Jameson Parks, an Atchison High School senior is among a group of 10 high seniors to be awarded Wallace Scholarships collectively totaling $285,000 to attend Wichita University College of Engineering for four years, WSU Strategic Communications announced Friday, April 9 in a press …

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Jefferson County North Middle School officials recently announced students earning the distinction of placement on the Third Quarter Honor Roll list for the 2020-2021 schoolyear.

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Micheal Frad and Alanna Berry were both named King and Queen of Atchison High School 2021 Winter Royalty Friday.

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Maur Hill-Mount Academy held its Winter Royalty court ceremony Friday night with Jake Heim and Isabelle Beagle being named King and Queen. The other nominees were Kennedy Kelley, Sophia Hill, Shane Sachse and Andrew Schwinn. 

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Atchison County has a new spelling champ, Capri Koechner, a St. Benedict Catholic School sixth-grader, spelled her way to the top of the competitors list after she correctly spelled “ectoplasm” and “venerable.”

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UMB announces its February Student of the Month, recognition for middle school-aged students in Atchison who have set examples to go above and beyond their expectation for academics and behaviors. In recognition of their honor each student receives a special gift.

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Atchison High School has announced its 2021 Royal Court Candidates. The queen candidates are Emily Crossland, Alanna Berry, Belana Wurzbacher, Delores Brant, and Lillian Morrison. King candidates are Jesse Gilliland, Michael Frad Jr., Lane Affield, Nathan McCrerey and Jameson Parks.

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Trinity Lutheran School proudly announce the students who have achieved Honor Roll distinction for the second quarter of the 2020-21 school year.

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The number of COVID-19 cases confirmed positive in the Atchison area appear to be on downward trend in comparison to the number of persons in quarantine due to direct contacts with an infected person.

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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…