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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.
April 07, 2014
[Rating break-downs: I (Exemplary); II (Superior); III (Proficient); IV (Emerging); V (Needs Support)]
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]
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,
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!