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Schedule in Pittsburg
Developmental screening will be available for all children from birth to age 5 who may be in need of special education and related services in Crawford and Cherokee counties during the morning of Friday, October 17 at The Family Resource Center.
Vision, hearing, speech, and developmental screenings will be conducted for children birth to age 5 at no cost. This free screening is sponsored by the Southeast Kansas Interlocal #637 and the local school districts serving Pittsburg, Frontenac, Cherokee, Girard, and Arma.
Appointments are necessary and can be arranged. To schedule an appointment for children birth to 2, please contact Chrissy O'Ferrell at (620) 249-1700. To schedule an appointment for children ages 3-5, please contact Jennifer Vaughn at (620) 704-6549.
FRONTENAC — In the first half, the Frontenac Raiders had no points to show for 159 yards of total offense and eight first downs.
No points until a second-and-10 play from the St. Mary's Colgan 29 with 7.2 seconds remaining before halftime.
The Panther defense forced Frontenac senior quarterback Austin Seward into a mad dash for his life and as the clock ticked down to zeroes, Seward found enough precious time to fire a bullet to sophomore Ryan Long at the Colgan 2. Long darted into the end zone and Frontenac broke a scoreless stalemate for a 6-0 halftime advantage.
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
The Frontenac High School Volleyball Program under the leadership of Coach Cassie
Buche has promoted Breast Cancer Awareness through out our community for the past few years.
This year the FHS PINK OUT has included all the FHS Sports. THe PINK shirts have icons from all our sports. And it states "Together We Stand" across the front.
The PINK OUT Movement is to increase awareness of this disease and to promote prevention by early detection.
FHS would like to thank John Minton of Jock's NItch for their continued support and to every one that purchased a PINK OUT shirt. You made this season's PINK Drive a great success!Proceeds from this fundraiser will go to an FHS Family. Great Community-Great Support!
Frank Layden Elementary Student Winner of Kansas School Bus Safety Poster Contest
Frontenac School District would like to congratulate fifth grade student, Sydney Frankenbery, for winning first place in the 2014 Kansas State School Bus Safety Poster Contest - Division II. Sydney will be recognized at the Kansas State Pupil Transportation Association Conference in Hutchinson, Kansas. Her poster will be distributed to schools across the state of Kansas. To see the poster click the link attached. Great job Sydney! We are very proud of you!
Pictured with Ms. Frankenbery is Frank Layden Elementary School Art Teacher, Mr. Troy Morris.
The tearing up and resurfacing of the Raiders’ track shouldn’t interfere with the fall season football season and will create a top-notch new surface for the track team come spring.
The replacement, which will provide a second life for 12,067 recycled tires, is being funded by a $147,000 Kansas Department of Health and Environment Solid Waste Grant.
“Everybody’s green now, and we wanted to come up with a green product,” said Mike Dixon, a resident of Frontenac who also is president of Track Renovations, the company doing the resurfacing.
He said used tires are one of the most difficult items to
“You can’t take it to the landfill and you can’t burn it,” Dixon said. “The fees you pay to dispose of the tire, that goes in a fund and is used for grants. It’s a win-win for everyone.”
FRONTENAC — Using iPads to learn makes education "kind of funner" for Brooke Banks.
Banks, a fourth grader in Tim Vesco’s class at Frontenac’s Frank Layden Elementary is in one of four elementary and four junior high classrooms testing out iPads in education before a 1:1 initiative goes district-wide in coming years.
"We’re just a few days in, but I’ve already seen a lot more enthusiasm to try things out and to work with the iPad," Vesco said. "I want to see the kids not just using it as a sub for papers."
Vesco said initially students are getting a feel for the screens, but in coming months will be doing all sorts of project-based learning, including making green screen movies, blogging and more.