On June 14, U.S. Congressman Roger Marshall held a business roundtable at Fort Scott Community College with leaders of the Bourbon and Allen county communities to hear about the concerns, issues and opportunities of both counties.
Many of those in attendance cited a lack of skilled workforce and people qualified to fill the jobs available but praised both Fort Scott and Allen County Community Colleges for working together and striving to offer programs that provide training to fill jobs in the region.
The closure of the century-old Fort Scott hospital in 2018 sparked conversation of healthcare in Bourbon County and access to care for residents in the community.
Following the roundtable, the Congressman participated in a tour of ReproLogix and learned about the company’s industry-leading work in livestock reproduction.
There is construction going on at Fort Scott Community College, 2108 S. Horton this summer.
“There is a new addition to Burris Hall, the ag department,” FSCC President Alysia Johnston said. “They are classrooms mostly, a couple of offices and refurbishing the old section and a new roof. Concrete and some steel (materials) are going up now.”
A 3, 800 square foot addition is being added to the agriculture department, known as Burris Hall, said Cory Spear, superintendent for Crossland Construction. Crossland Construction of Columbus is the general contractor for the project.
The addition will be approximately 50 foot by 80 foot, and include three offices, a kitchen area and a commons area, he said.
The old segment of the building has been gutted and the offices and classrooms are being updated, Spear said.
The project broke ground on May 20 and will be completed on
August 10, barring inclement weather, he said.
“We’ve already had two weeks of weather dates since we started,” Spear said.
There are 30 employees working on the construction project, he said.
Here is information about the agriculture department from the FSCC website:
Farm & Ranch Management at FSCC
Since 1975, the FSCC Department of Agriculture has strived to assist students in developing the skills and knowledge necessary to get a job, develop a family business, or transfer to a four-year university. In addition to the celebrated programs with John Deere, Livestock Judging, Meat Judging and Rodeo, the department offers courses on livestock, soil science, animal science, dairy, poultry, agriculture machinery, meat evaluation, equine science, agriculture technology, agribusiness marketing, feed, horse training, plant science, farm and ranch management, horseshoeing, and product marketing.
Nearly everyone wants to be a star, right? And, everyone – in his or her own way – can shine brightly. That’s the central message of D.M. Larson’s “To Be a Star.”
The 40-minute play will be presented Aug. 1 and 2 at the Danny and Willa Ellis Family Fine Arts Center as the culminating event of a four-week children’s summer theater camp, conducted by FSCC theater director Allen Twitchell with assistance from FSCC students and staff.
The camp is free to all area youth ages 6 to 17 and runs from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Thursday beginning with introductions and auditions July 8. Speaking roles are available for 26 young actors, but everyone attending the camp will be utilized.
The script is available to read at freedramaplays.blogspot.com/2016/06/to-be-star-play-for-kids-and-best.html.
Enrollment is open by attending the first day of camp July 8. Late enrollees also will be accepted the first week of camp only.
In addition to rehearsing the play, camp participants receive instruction in theater basics and the chance to engage in theater exercises.
Campers are encouraged to bring snacks and indoor activities for a 15- to 20-minute break time each session.
For more information, contact Twitchell by phone at (620) 218-2147 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On May 20, 2019, the Board of Trustees of Fort Scott Community College met for their monthly meeting.
The Fort Scott Community College Board of Trustees regularly meets every third Monday of the month in the Heritage Room (unless otherwise posted), located at the west end of the FSCC Dick Hedges Administration Building in Fort Scott, KS.
The next meeting is June 24, 5:30 p.m.
The following is the board agenda for May 20.
To view the more comprehensive packet sent to the Board of Trustees each month, you can view online or click below:
The Board of Trustees of Fort Scott Community College will meet in regular session on Monday, May 20, 2019. The meeting will be held in the Heritage Room at Fort Scott Community College. 5:00 p.m. Dinner in the Heritage Room at 5:00 p.m. followed by regular board meeting at 5:30 p.m.
*** FSCC offers over 40 fields of study, with over 70 courses guaranteed to transfer to any Kansas college or university.
5:30 ROLL CALL,
3 PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE CALL TO ORDER,
4 A.Comments from the Chair,
4 B.Music Program Update,
5 A. Approval of Agenda,
5B. Approval of Minutes of previous Regular Board Meeting conducted on April 15, 2019,
6C. Approval of Treasurer’s Report, Bills, and Claims,
9D. Approval of Personnel Actions, 5 ACTION/DISCUSSION ITEMS,
56 A.Approval of Disposal of Property – Books,
56 B.Consideration of Resolution in Regard to Non-Renewal of a Non-Tenured Teacher’s Contract,
68C. Consideration of Smart Podium Purchase,
69D. Consideration of Dorm Cleaning Contract,
79E. Consideration of Gym Floor Removal Recommendation,
81 ITEMS FOR REVIEW,
89A. Letters of Appreciation/Correspondence,
94 A.Administrative Updates,
95EXECUTIVE SESS ION,
UPCOMING CALENDAR DATES: • May 17, 2019: Graduation • May 20, 2019: Board Meeting • May 27, 2019: Memorial Day – campus closed
A. APPROVAL OF AGENDA
B. APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETINGS 1) Attached are the minutes of the Regular Board Meeting conducted on April 15, 2019.
C. APPROVAL OF TREASURER’S REPORT, BILLS and CLAIMS Attached are the Treasurer’s Report and the Bills and Claims Report.
D. APPROVAL OF PERSONNEL ACTIONS
1) Additions a) Amber Patrick, Cashier, effective April 25, 2019
b) Ben Souza, ESports Coach, effective April 30, 2019
c) Philip Redrick, Head Track/Cross Country Coach, effective May 6, 2019
d) Marianne Culbertson, Director of Business Operations, effective May 8, 2019
e) Tanner Forrest, Head Athletic Trainer, effective May 21, 2019
f) Christobal Tamayo, Assistant Athletic Trainer, effective June 15, 2019
a) Zion Nawl, Iowa MEP Project, effective April 23, 2019
b) Jamal Robinson, Athletic Trainer, effective May 31, 2019
c) Ryan Pulsifer, Head Track/Cross Country Coach, effective May 31, 2019
PRESENT: John Bartelsmeyer, Jim Fewins, Bernita Hill, Dana McKenney, Liz Meyer, and Robert Nelson.
ALSO PRESENT: Alysia Johnston, President, Juley McDaniel, Board Clerk, faculty, staff, and community members. Chairman John Bartelsmeyer called the meeting to order at 5:32 pm. The meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance
Fort Scott-The Gordon Parks Museum will show the films of Gordon Parks on Saturdays this summer starting on June 8 at noon in the museum on the FSCC campus.
This free event will feature Mr. Parks’ films and one of Kevin Willmott’s films.
“This is a good way to spend a couple of hours on a Saturday afternoon and come watch some of Gordon’s films that you may not have seen before,” said museum director Kirk Sharp. “We will show them on a big screen television in the living room area of the museum.”
The schedule is as follows: June 8-The Learning Tree; June 15- Leadbelly; June 22-Shaft (1971); June 29- Shafts Big Score; July 6-Learning Tree; July 13-Super Cops; July-20 Solomon Northup’s Odyssey; and July 27- Jayhawkers.
The Gordon Parks Museum summer hours will be Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. starting May 27 – August 3.
For more information contact the museum by email at email@example.com or by phone at 223-2700, ext. 5850.
It’s that time of year again where the FSCC Football department holds a camp to help young athletes work on their football skills. Whether you are the MVP of your high school team or just getting started, this camp is for you. This camp will include objectives like tackling, running, throwing, catching, and so much more! Pre-registration is open and it’s only $25.00 to participate. All proceeds go towards FSCC Athletic scholarships, boosters, and equipment.
The camp will provide the following:
7-on-7 flag football
One-on-one time with each position coach
Tour of the facilities
There will be two different campuses, June 14th for ages 8 to 12 and June 21st for ages 12 to 17. Both camps will be from 9 am to 12 pm with registration starting at 8 am at the FSCC practice fields.
To jump the registration line, please follow the link below to get pre-registered.
The Fort Scott Community College Livestock Judging Camp is designed to help students with livestock evaluation and oral reasons skills.
At the conclusion of this camp, students should not only be more comfortable in their presentation, but they should be provided with current transitions and phrases.
We will encourage students to improve on every set of reasons while also providing a fun learning environment. This should be an enjoyable get away for campers.
*The sign-up deadline is June 1st* Please complete the attached information page with the names of the campers attending and send it back via mail or email.
Beginners’ Session: $50
Check In: Tuesday, June 11th @ 9:00 a.m.
Check Out: Tuesday, June 11th @ 4:00 p.m.
Check in Location: Ellis Fine Arts Center
The beginners’ session is meant for younger kids that need to start with the basic evaluation techniques. This one day session should help kids to understand livestock selection criteria while also learning the basic oral reasons format.
Complete Session: $175
Check In: Wednesday, June 12th 1:00 p.m.
Check Out: Friday, June 14th 11:30 a.m.
Check In Location: Boileau Hall (Dormitory)
This session is intended for students who want to improve their oral reasons skills and terminology. We will focus on format, presentation, voice, transitions, and phrases. Campers will stay for 2 nights in the dorms with meals included. They will need to provide general bedding (blankets & pillows).
With the 2018-19 school year and basketball season coming to an end, Fort Scott Community College Head Men’s basketball coach Michael Cook is excited about seven freshmen returning for their sophomore season. All seven of the freshman have started at least one or more times and will be a nice mix of talent and experience to go along with the incoming freshman.
The returners will be Kannon Jones, who started at point guard every game and was ranked second in the conference in assists, Craig Jordan who was named second team all-conference and second team all-region, Vinny Barron who missed the first part of the season with a broken finger will return at full strength after starting part-time the last part of the season, Evan Mitchell will be coming back after sitting out the second semester with a broken foot, Kevin Shead and Jesse Lawrence had a solid season after adjusting to the speed of the college game and made contributions toward the final push in conference. Also, coming back after redshirting this season is Dontrell Sanders, Sanders started every game for the Greyhounds the 17-18 season averaging 10 points and 8 rebounds.
“First let me say that I am excited about all seven of these young men returning to play basketball at FSCC, but more importantly they are all on track to graduate on time. Having this many returners will give us great leadership for the incoming freshman and also give us experience for a solid conference push towards the end of the year, FSCC Head Coach Michael Cook said.
Those citizens who desire to serve their communities by serving in local government bodies must file at the Bourbon County Courthouse by June 3 and pay the filing fee or start a petition to get a certain amount of qualified votes to support you. The fees and petition votes vary per community.
The following information is provided by Bourbon County Clerk Kendell Mason.
NOTICE OF THE 2019 BOURBON COUNTY ELECTION AND POSITIONS UP FOR ELECTION
It’s that time of year again where we honor our Greyhounds at graduation. These students worked so hard this year and finally get to either close a chapter on their lives, or sequel into the next. We have over 300 students graduating this year in different fields of study. Each student has either completed a certificate, an Associate’s in Arts, Applied Sciences, Science, or General Studies. The FSCC family is super proud of every single one of these students and cannot wait to see what they do next! There will be two separate ceremonies:
Associate’s of Applied Science and Certificates
May 17th @ 9:00am
Associate’s of Science, Art, and General Studies
May 17th @ 12:00pm
We will also be holding a reception for the Outstanding Alumni in between graduations in the Gordon Parks Museum. Please join us in honoring our graduates and our alumni!
“Students First, Community Always”
Congratulations Class of 2019!!
To see a complete list of graduates, please click HERE
Pittsburg, Kansas – Students from the Southeast Kansas Career and Technical Education Center (CTEC) recently competed in the prestigious Kansas SkillsUSA Competition in Hutchinson, Kansas. The local CTEC team was comprised of students from Fort Scott Community College, as well as several local high schools.
Seventeen students competed in three categories: HVAC (5 students), Masonry (5 students) and Carpentry (7 students). Seven students earned medals, with other students placing in the top 10 of their category. Three of the seven students that medaled also qualified for the National SkillsUSA competition to be held this summer in Louisville, KY.
Students that earned medals are as follows:
College Carpentry: Nathan Kaufman – Fort Scott Community College – 1st Place – National Qualifier
High School Carpentry: Wil Jameson – Frontenac High School – 1st Place – National Qualifier
High School HVAC – MacKenzie Hensley – Frontenac High School – 3rd Place
College Masonry: Allen Blackburn – Fort Scott Community College – 2nd Place
High School Masonry: Mason Jameson – Frontenac High School – 1st Place – National Qualifier
High School Masonry: Matthew Pike – Girard High School – 2nd Place
High School Masonry: Zach Troth – Frontenac High School – 3rd Place
Kris Mengarelli, CTEC executive director, said, “We are very proud of our students’ work ethic and the way they represented CTEC, Fort Scott Community College and our high schools. We’re especially proud of those that medaled and the three students that will be competing at the national competition in June.” Mengarelli added, “Fort Scott Community College has great instructors in Kim Coates (Carpentry), Chris Sterrett (HVAC) and Nacoma Oehme (Masonry). They do an outstanding job of preparing our students for the competition.”