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208 S. Cayuga
Frontenac, Kansas 66763

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Phone: 620-231-7551
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 Retired tires reused as Raider track

  By Sarah Gooding
 The Morning Sun 

 Posted Sep. 16, 2014 @ 9:30 am 

 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.”

Read more: http://www.morningsun.net/article/20140915/News/140919841#ixzz3Dcreo1Pd






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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.

Read more: http://www.morningsun.net/article/20140822/News/140829943#ixzz3BhLPFLYo




KSHSAA Regional Solo/Ensemble Results

April 07, 2014

On Saturday April 5, the following students participated in the Regional Solo and Small Ensemble Festival (Contest).  In order for students to be able to go on to the KSHSAA State Solo and Small Ensemble Festival on April 26 in Andover, a rating of a I is required.

[Rating break-downs:  I (Exemplary); II (Superior); III (Proficient); IV (Emerging); V (Needs Support)]

Adriaen Gillespie (Vocal Solo) --> II
Brad Southard (Vocal Solo) --> II
Clarrisa Alexander (Vocal Solo) --> II
MaKayla Hastings (Vocal Solo) --> II

Brad Southard (French Horn Solo) --> I (Going to State)
Gabe Brooksher (Marimba Solo) --> III
Devon Grosstephen (Clarinet Solo) --> II
Lauryn Perry (Clarinet Solo) --> II

MaKayla Hastings (Tenor Sax Solo) --> II

Clarinet Trio (Lauryn Perry, Devon Grosstephen, Kieran Wilson)--> II

Percussion Quartet (Gabe Brooksher, Gabe Carl, Ross Fry, Sean Hagerty) --II

Percussion Ensemble    (Brad Southard, Gabe Brooksher, Kieran Wilson, MaKayla Hastings, Sean Hagerty, Bralyn Wilson, Gabe Carl, Ross Fry, Eli Tinsley, Clarrisa Alexander, Devon Grosstephen, Lauryn Perry... Directed by Percussion Instructor Daniel Warlop and Linda Evans)    --> I (Going to State)  [scoring a 79 out of 80 possible points]



Greater Gorilla Games

April 07, 2014

TSA competed in the Great Gorilla Games on Friday April 4th and competed very
well. We brought 21 kids and brought home the following medals!

Lego Dream House Design - 3rd place /Haley Casey, Nichole Butcher,
Ashleigh Swallow, Brett Zacarello

Amazing Race - 1st place /Austin Seward, Christian Sharp, Kyle Loy,
and James Brooks

CO2 dragster - 1st place Brett Zacarello

Airplane Glider- 2nd place and 3rd place. Nathan Hemby and Casey Lindbloom.

Technology quiz bowl- 1st place Nathan Hemby, Brett Zacarello, Casey
Lindbloom, and Christian Sharp.

Mousetrap car- 1st place Kylan Dixon

Promotional advertising (video, web, desktop publishing) -2nd place
Hannah Eagon, Audrey Dainty, Brett Zacarello, and Drew Martin

Structural tower design- 3rd place Joey Anien

Rubberband powered planes-3rd place Haley Casey

Problem Solving golf challenge- 3rd place Christian Sharp, Kelcey Lee,
Ashleigh Swallow

Robotics- 1st place Casey Lindbloom and Kylan Dixon

Photography- 1st and 3rd Hannah Eagon and Lauren Eagon.

Over all we took 4th place out of 19 teams!  Great showing of Raiders!



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