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National History Day 2019: FSMS

Fort Scott Middle School students attended the National History Day competition June 9-13th in College Park, Maryland.

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Katelyn Dancer. Submitted photo.

Participating for the first time were Kaitlyn Leavell, Kaitlin Hardwick and Adelynn Nolan.

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From left to right. Kaitlin Hardwick, Adelyn Nolan, Katelyn Dancer, Kaitlyn Leavell.

The group competed in the junior group performance category with a project titled “We will not be silent: the triumph through tragedy of the White Rose Resistance Group”.

 

Katelyn Dancer competed for her second year at National History Day as a junior individual performance with her project “Radium Girls: triumph despite tragedy”. Dancer received the top junior project award for the Kansas delegation, and finished fourth in the nation in junior individual performance. Both projects were well received by their judges and received high marks.

“After all the hard work, extra practices and numerous revisions of both script and annotated bibliographies, all four girls can’t wait to try again with next year’s theme, ‘Breaking through Barriers’,” Angie Kemmerer said.

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State parade of competitors before the National History Day awards ceremony in Maryland. Submitted photo.

St. Martin’s Academy May Newsletter

Dear Friends of St. Martin’s,
This letter marks the end of our first year in operation!  Our students returned home this past weekend and are enjoying reunions with their families.  In the meantime the faculty has been hard at work cleaning, packing, and planning for next year…with a few moments here and there for raising a glass in celebration of the successful founding and first year of St. Martin’s Academy.  Farm work continues of course, as does our effort to build a strong school through prudent planning, building, and development.  These are uncharted waters and we’re grateful to all those who are supporting us materially and spiritually.  As an independent Catholic boarding school for boys that is rooted in an ancient liturgy, hard manual labor on a farm, and a poetic mode of education — there is simply not a contemporary model for us to emulate.  We are dependent on the grace of God, the generosity of our benefactors and community, and the remarkable families who were bold and committed enough to join us in what must have seemed like a Quixotic adventure.

Duc in Altum,
Daniel Kerr, President
Patrick Whalen, Headmaster

Faculty Hail and Farewell

Several of our staff are moving on this year and though we’re sorry to see them go we’re grateful for their service and look forward to working with their replacements.  House Fathers Joseph Free, Simon Webster, and Christopher DeCleene are all heading to various other educational institutions and our Residential Dean Travis Dziad and his family are off to Wyoming Catholic College.  Fair winds and following seas!

We will be joined this fall by Ryan Bauer and his fiance Danielle Fuchs (who will be Mr. and Mrs. Bauer by the fall!)  Hailing from St. Louis, Ryan will be teaching math and science and will serve as our head soccer coach while Danielle will serve as our very first secretary. We will also be joined by Giorgio Navarini from California who will serve as House Father, Schola Director, and coach. With their combination of intensity and know-how joining our team, we’ve decided to open an astronaut training program…just kidding.  But they are going to be a wonderful addition to our community.  Stay tuned as for a few more details about them in next month’s newsletter.

Construction Update

Our Mason, Nick Magee, has done beautiful work on the hearth that features in the great dining room in Theotokos Hall.  We’re sprinting toward completion as we finalize the plans for our sprinkler system and are preparing to install kitchen appliances, hardwood floors, and trim.  The next two months will involve a dramatic transformation of our first and largest building.

Summer Work Plans

In case you were wondering what a summer at St. Martin’s looks like, here is a rundown of tasks we’re working on for the fall:
-Building bookshelves, trestle tables, and cabinets for Theotokos Hall
-Coordinating final logistics for the Junior class trimester abroad
-Fence management for mob-grazing cattle
-Finalizing enrollment for the fall
-Growing our herd of Jersey milk cows
-Finalizing staffing for the fall
-Policy research and revision
-Furnishing Theotokos Hall
-Pushups
-Curriculum development
-Fundraising
-More pushups

Admissions Update

I’m pleased to say that we have nearly reached our enrollment capacity of 30 students for fall 2019!  We’ll be joined by a cadre of Freshmen hailing from around the country — their first experience at St. Martin’s will involve a formative (perhaps to some, formidable) expedition to Moab, Utah where they will be canyoneering, canoeing, and climbing together while developing deep friendships rooted in a common love for Christ.

Don Quixote

The Sophomore Class concluded the year by reading Cervantes’ masterpiece Don Quixote and adapting it to the stage for a year-end performance.  Many parents and members of the local parish and community attended the play.  In this scene Don Quixote (Israel Meyers) stands vigil while Sancho (Mateo Lipic) indulges in a cacophonous round of snoring.  Below are a few more pictures from the evening…and if you haven’t read it recently, you’ll find Don Quixote a delight well worth your time.

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Bob Campbell Honored as Grand Marshall in Good Ol’ Days Parade

Bob Campbell is honored by the community to be the grand marshall in the 2019 Good Ol’ Days Parade. This photo was taken in the 2013 parade.

Bob Campbell, 52, has been Fort Scott High School’s head football coach two different segments of time, from 1992 – 2005 and again 2010 – 2019.

Bob Campbell talking to the Fort Scott High School football team following a game in 2019. Submitted photo.

In addition Campbell has been the head boys track coach from 1992 to 2005 and was high school math teacher from 1990 to 2005.

This year, he  has retired  from coaching.

The community is honoring Campbell by making him the grand marshall of the 2019 Good Ol’ Days Parade, this evening, Friday May 31 at 6 p.m. There are over 70 entries in the parade according to the Fort Scott Chamber of Commerce.

Fort Scott High School Head Football Coach Bob Campbell. Submitted photo.

 

The following is an interview with Campbell:

How did you become a coach? And when?

“As I was growing up, sports was always a big part of my life and something I really enjoyed.  My friends and I were always playing football, baseball, basketball, or competing in some game.  After high school, I was fortunate to have the opportunity to play football at Pittsburg State University and be a member of the track team as a javelin thrower.  About my junior year in college, I chose to become a math teacher and I knew I wanted to coach as well.  During my time at Pittsburg State, I was fortunate to spend time and learn from two outstanding coaches – Dennis Franchione and Jerry Kill.  I student taught and coached football at Webb City High School in the fall of 1989 and upon graduating from PSU, I accepted a job as math teacher, assistant football coach, and assistant track coach in Fort Scott.”

What motivated you to coach for 25 years at FSHS?

“One of the factors that led me to Fort Scott in 1990 was my dad’s illness.  He had been recently diagnosed with cancer and I thought it would be best if I were closer to home.  As I became the head football and track coach in 1992 at age 25, I wanted to stay and build quality programs.  I enjoyed the classroom and I always wanted my students to see me as a teacher first.  The school district, students, and community were very supportive of me and I loved my job.”

This past season on the sideline during a Fort Scott High School football game, Campbell gives instructions. Assistant coach Bo Graham is in the background and assistant coach Josh Regan in the front. Graham is now the head football coach. Submitted photo.

What is the best thing about coaching?

“It’s hard to explain the best thing about coaching, but it would be the relationship and experiences you share with your athletes and coaches.  Our success over the years would not have been possible without the outstanding, hard-working athletes we’ve coached and the amazing help I’ve had from assistant coaches over the years.  They have been more than assistants.  They have been some of my best lifelong friends and I will always cherish the memories we have shared!  My goal was always to give our community a program they could be proud of.  I grew up in a small town and I realize the impact a program can have on the community. I also need to thank the community and all of the wonderful parents who allowed us to coach their kids. ”

This submitted photo is  the first game of the season in 2010 at Labette County High School, with Campbell  leading the team out, prior to kickoff.

What challenges are there?

“There are challenges at times.  Coaching is very time consuming!  Most folks see practice and games, but they don’t see the planning of practice schedules, working at the stadium, watching film, coaches meetings on weekends and many other duties that come with the position.  I was only able to make it work because of the help from my amazing wife and family.  At times, Tami, Mallory and Matt were three more assistants.  Every job has challenges, but coaching provided me with countless wonderful memories!”

What are your feelings for being the grand marshall of the Good Ol’ Days Parade on May 31?

“It is humbling!  I was shocked when I was asked.  It’s an honor that I share with all of our former players and the outstanding assistants who have helped me over the years.  As I have said on many occasions, I haven’t made a tackle, thrown a pass, or scored a touchdown ever at Fort Scott.  Our success belongs to all of the kids who have worn the Tiger uniform.  I want to say ‘Thanks You’ to all of them.

“We’ve also been associated with the Good Ol Days for a long time.  One of the duties our football team has helped with over the years is the set up, trash duty and clean up of the Good Ol Days celebration.  We started in the early 90’s and have been helping every year since.  It was a good way for us to earn money for our program and it provided a service to our community.”

He and his wife, Tami Campbell have a daughter, Mallory Martinez and son-in -law Ryan Martinez, and a son Matt Campbell.

The  Uniontown High School graduate of 1985 furthered his education by earning a bachelors of science degree in mathematics from Pittsburg State University in 1990.

Following his retirement in 2005 from teaching, he attained the position of financial advisor and business partner with SEK Financial in 2006 and is still employed there.

Submitted photo.  2011 Bob Campbell talking with the offense on the sideline, making game time adjustments. Assistant coach Larry Lawrence  are behind him and assistant coach Josh Lattimer in the background.   Ackland Milton, #76, and Daniel Durbin #77 look on.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Uniontown Summer Free Kids Food Program Starts June 3

Summer Food Program Feeds Kids For Free

With summer right around the corner, it’s time to think about keeping children eating healthy while school is out, according to a press release from USD 235.

USD 235 at Uniontown will once again provide free meals to children during the summer.

The cafeteria at West Bourbon Elementary School, Uniontown.

“In the two years before this we also had sites in Bronson and Redfield, but sadly we just do not have the staff to operate all three sites so this year it will only be at the WBE school (in Uniontown),” said Michelle DeMott, USD 235 Food Service Director.

“This is a USDA funded program to help provide meals for children 0-18 years of age who may not have access to meals while school is not in session,” DeMott said. “The program is free to any child 0-18 years of age regardless of financial status.”

This summer, meals will be served at West Bourbon Elementary Monday through Friday, June 3 through June 28, 2019.

Breakfast will be served from 8:30 am – 9:00 am.

Lunch will be served from noon – 12:30 pm.

There are no income requirements or registration.

Any child 18 years of age and under may come to eat.

 

 

For more information, contact USD 235 UNIONTOWN (Michelle DeMott, (620) 756-4302, mdemott@uniontown235.org, uniontown235.org).

 

Each year, the United States Department of Agriculture partners with local organizations like USD 235 UNIONTOWN to provide free meals to children when school is out for the summer.

 

For more information about the Summer Food Service Program in Kansas, visit www.kn-eat.org, Summer Food Service Program.

The June menu is as follows:

June 3 – WG CEREAL  STRING CHEESE  PEACHES  PORK CHOP  MASHED POTATOES  BISCUIT  PINEAPPLE

4-  PANCAKE  PEARS  CHICKEN NUGGETS   WG CHIPS  CORN  BANANA

5  BISCUITS AND GRAVY  ORANGE  RIBLET ON BUN  BAKED BEANS  PEARS

6  EGG TACO  FRUIT COCKTAIL  MEATBALL SUB  CARROTS  GRAPES

7  BREAKFAST PIZZA  APPLE  BURRITO  SALAD  CHIPS & CHEESE  MANDARIN ORANGES

10  PANCAKE ON A STICK  BANANA  HAMBURGER  LETTUCE & TOMATO  COLE SLAW  APPLE

11  GLAZED DOUGHNUT  YOGURT  PEACHES  PIZZA  SALAD  PINEAPPLE

12  BISCUITS AND GRAVY  PEARS  SPAGHETTI W/ MEAT  SAUCE  BREAD STICK  CORN  GRAPES

13  WAFFLES  SAUSAGE LINK  FRUIT COCKTAIL  MACARONI AND CHEESE  LITTLE SMOKIE  BROCCOLI  ORANGES

14  BREAKFAST PIZZA  APRICOTS  PB&J SANDWICH  WG CHIPS  FRUIT CUP  CARROT STICKS

17  CEREAL  STRING CHEESE  BANANA  CORN DOGS  FRIES  SALAD  GRAPES

18  MUFFINS  COTTAGE CHEESE  PEACHES  CHICKEN WRAP  RICE  BROCCOLI  PEARS

19  BISCUITS AND GRAVY  APPLESAUCE  HAM AND CHEESE  SANDWICH  GOLDFISH CRACKERS  CELERY STICKS  APPLE

20  FRENCH TOAST  SAUSAGE  PEACHES  WALKING TACO  PINEAPPLE

21  BREAKFAST PIZZA  ORANGE  SALISBURY STEAK  MASHED POTATOES  GREEN BEANS BISCUIT  ROSY APPLESAUCE

24  MINI DOUGHNUTS  YOGURT  PINEAPPLE  HOT DOG  FRIES  CHERRY TOMATOES  PEARS

25  DUTCH WAFFLES  SAUSAGE PATTY  ORANGE  CHEESE RAVIOLI W/ MEAT  SAUCE  SALAD  APPLE

26  BISCUITS AND GRAVY  APRICOTS  CRISPY CHICKEN  STUFFING  GREEN BEANS  STRAWBERRIES & BANANAS

27  COFFEE CAKE  APPLE SALAD  STEAK FINGERS  BISCUIT  ZUCCHINI  MIXED FRUIT

28  BREAKFAST PIZZA  PINEAPPLE  PB&J  WG CHIPS  CARROT STICKS  BANANA

MILK SERVED WITH ALL  MEALS, JUICE SERVED WITH  BREAKFAST

 

Community Retirement Reception for Alan Shinn

50-year math instructor Alan Shinn addresses the crowd who came to wish him well at his retirement reception on May 26.

Members of the Uniontown community came to West Bourbon Elementary School on a Sunday afternoon to honor Alan Shinn for 50 years teaching math in the school district.

Uniontown Ruritan facilitated the afternoon events which included awards and speakers from the 50-year tenure of Shinn. There was also a reception prior to the ceremony.

 

Ruritan District Governor Mark Warren, standing right, and the row of former students who spoke of Shinn’s 50 years in the Uniontown School District. From left: Nikki Bolinger, Ty Covey, Meaghan Jackson Russell, Kevin Gleason, Brett Howard, Dr. Randy Watson, Jim Porter, Jayci Williams Cozens, Brock Shelton, Mike Coyan, Dan George, David Clayton, Jan Dare Tate, Deanne Anderson Bloesser, Carl Otto.
Community members filed into seats in the gymnasium of West Bourbon Elementary School for recognition of teacher Alan Shinn’s 50 years in the district.
Randy Watson, Kansas Commissioner of Education, left; Shinn and Jim Porter, Kansas Board of Education District 9, right, as Shinn was recognized for his 50 years service.
The program included 18 speakers: former students, his first principal at Uniontown High School, colleagues, Kansas government officials and a community member.
USD 235 Superintendent Bret Howard speaks to the crowd at Shinn’s retirement ceremony. The district presented him with a retirement gift.
Alan Shinn’s family following the ceremony. Shinn taught both his children and grandchildren in his tenure at Uniontown High School.
Front row from left:  Diana Shinn, Lauren Shinn, Thora Shinn, Alan Shinn, Becky Shinn, back row from left:  Kevin Shinn, Brock Gage, Emily Shinn, Holly Shinn, Dylan Richwine, Melissa Shinn Gage, Brayden Gage, Bryce Gage, Jason Gage.
Bernadette and Dan George left, put together this quilt for Shinn, center, as a token of the family’s esteem. Shinn also taught George’s sons, Luke and Ben, right.

New Uniontown Math Teacher: Mike Durnell

Mike Durnell. Submitted photo.
 Mike Durnell, 51, will be teaching mathematics at Uniontown Middle School (grades 7-9) for the next school year.
In the vacancy that 50-year math teacher Alan Shinn left, the subjects are being reassigned to two current math teachers and then Durnell was hired as a new math teacher to take the junior high classes, USD 235 Superintendent Bret Howard said.
“I have been a Missouri educator for 28 years,” Durnell said.  “In my career, I have taught math at the middle school  and high school level.”
He and his wife, Suzan have been married 28 years.
“We have been at El Dorado Springs (Missouri) for the last 19 years,” he said. ” I taught 8th-grade math for 14 years before becoming the activities director for the last five.”

” I retired after 28 years but really wanted to get back into the classroom,” Durnell said. “If I stay in Missouri, I am limited to part-time ( 550 hours) or going to a private school. Teaching in Kansas allows me to teach full time. It is a financial decision.”

 

“Suzan has another two or three years before she can retire,” he said. “I plan on commuting until she retires. It will be a longer drive than my current 10-minute commute, but that has spoiled me.”

 

Suzan is the elementary librarian for El Dorado Springs.

 

Durnell earned his bachelors degree from College of the Ozarks, his masters in educational administration from Missouri State University, and his specialist in educational administration from William Woods University.
His hometown is Moundville, Missouri and he attended Bronaugh schools. 
 
In his spare time, he enjoys hunting and fishing, he said.
How did you become an educator?
“I was fortunate enough to have some great teachers and had a positive experience with school. I decided I wanted to be a part of that. I found that I love working with students and helping them understand difficult concepts.”
Is there someone who inspired you to teach?
“Coach Randy Roberston, my high school coach, and teacher under whom I student taught.”
What is the best part of teaching for you?
“I like interacting with the students and realizing that I have the ability to make a difference in their lives just like Coach Robertson did in mine.”
What are the greatest challenges in teaching for you?
“It can be frustrating when you have students who are not working up to their potential abilities. However, I love a good challenge in teaching.”

The Durnells have two daughters:

Jenna Vickers and her husband, Quade, live in Springfield, Missouri. Jenna is an accountant and Quade is an emergency room nurse, he said.

Tessa is finishing her Junior year at Ft. Hays State University and is a speech pathology major. “She runs track and cross country for the FHSU Tigers,” Durnell said.

Bourbon County Leadership Class Graduates

Chamber Celebrates LEAD Bourbon County Class with Graduation

The 2018-2019 LEAD Bourbon County group wrapped up their training with a graduation ceremony at Liberty Theatre Thursday, May 9 at 5:30 p.m. The group consisted of individuals nominated by their employers to participate in the leadership training program called “LEAD Bourbon County.” They have been meeting every month, starting back in September of 2018.

Trainers/Facilitators for the Lead Bourbon County Training were:

Lindsay Madison, Executive Director, Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce

Deb Needleman, SPHR, IPMA-SCP, Director of Human Resources, City of Fort Scott
Robert Uhler, IOM, CAE, Community Development Director, City of Fort Scott

Participants in the LEAD Bourbon County Program included –

  • Zach Adams, Marketing and Customer Service Manager, Craw-Kan Telephone
  • Kellye Barrows, Culture and Customer Experience Officer, AVP, Marketing, Landmark Bank
  • Thomas Cook, Production Scheduler, Timken
  • Lewis Dunkeson, Site Coordinator, Fort Scott High School (Communities in Schools)
  • Scott Flater, Superintendent, Water Production, City of Fort Scott
  • Daniel Koppa, USD 234 Facilities Director
  • Dustin McClure, Vice President of IT, Union State Bank
  • Virgil Peck, Pastor, Fort Scott Nazarene
  • Allyson Turvey CVB, Group & Convention Sales, City of Fort Scott
  • Hope Workman, SAP Data Clerk, Timken
  • Russ Souza, Director of Advising and Retention, Fort Scott Community College

During each monthly session the LEAD Bourbon County group learned new techniques and models of leadership, that leadership is not a position but an attitude, and that everyone can lead. The purpose of the curriculum was to stretch the boundaries of thought regarding leadership and to help each individual learn how to get the most out of meetings, individuals, resources, and circumstances.

The past few months the group has also been working on a community project collecting donations towards purchasing park benches for key locations in the area. The group collected a total of $2,687.50, which was enough to purchase 5 park benches for the following locations: three benches in Fort Scott at Riverfront Park and two benches in Uniontown at the Walking Trail.

The LEAD Bourbon County group would like to thank the following businesses and organizations for their most generous donations towards the purchase of these benches –

  • City of Fort Scott
  • Cheney Witt Funeral Home
  • CrawKan
  • Kiwanis
  • Modern Woodmen Fraternal Financial Chapter 514
  • Timken

The plan is to have the installation of the new benches completed by the end of June.

 

Tiger Send-Off Today, May 22 at 9:30 a.m.

FSHS Tiger Baseball
Sendoff to State!
Join along the route!
Decorate your home or business!
See information below.
Sendoff Details
Wednesday, May 22nd, 9:30am
Celebrate the successful season and wish the Tiger Baseball team good luck at the State Tournament! Join us on Main Street between
3rd St. and Wall St. this Wednesday, May 22nd.
The bus will leave the LaRoche Complex
at 9:30am and travel 69 Highway to 3rd St.,
down Main St. to Wall St. and then take Wall St. back to the highway.
This team will be representing our community, so let’s send them off in style!
NOTE:
A limited number of signs and noisemakers will be available at the Heritage Park Pavilion @ 1st & Main St. starting at 9am. We encourage any businesses along the route to show their Tiger Pride as well by decorating their windows, hanging a FS Tiger flag, etc.
Click here for Facebook event.
Click here for FSHS Tiger Baseball FB page.
Game/Tournament Details
Thursday, May 23rd, 11am
The 4A State Baseball Tournament
will be held May 23rd and 24th in Salina.
The Fort Scott Tigers are the #1 seed
and will open the tournament vs. Piper at
11am on Thursday, May 23rd.
Click here for a link to the bracket.
Go Tigers!
Visit www.kombfm.com and click Fort Scott TV to watch the game live or tune in by radio to KOMB FM 103.9.

Sendoff FSHS Tiger Baseball May 22

FSHS Tiger Baseball
Sendoff to State!
Join along the route!
Decorate your home or business!
See information below.
Sendoff Details
Wednesday, May 22nd, 9:30am
Celebrate the successful season and wish the Tiger Baseball team good luck at the State Tournament! Join us on Main Street between
3rd St. and Wall St. this Wednesday, May 22nd.
The bus will leave the LaRoche Complex
at 9:30am and travel 69 Highway to 3rd St.,
down Main St. to Wall St. and then take Wall St. back to the highway.
This team will be representing our community, so let’s send them off in style!
NOTE:
A limited number of signs and noisemakers will be available at the Heritage Park Pavilion @ 1st & Main St. starting at 9am. We encourage any businesses along the route to show their Tiger Pride as well by decorating their windows, hanging a FS Tiger flag, etc.
Click here for Facebook event.
Click here for FSHS Tiger Baseball FB page.
Game/Tournament Details
Thursday, May 23rd, 11am
The 4A State Baseball Tournament
will be held May 23rd and 24th in Salina.
The Fort Scott Tigers are the #1 seed
and will open the tournament vs. Piper at
11am on Thursday, May 23rd.
Click here for a link to the bracket.
Go Tigers!
Visit www.kombfm.com and click Fort Scott TV to watch the game live or tune in by radio to KOMB FM 103.9.

Outstanding Early Literacy Teacher

At right, Tammy Townsend, USD 235 teacher for 26 years, received recognition for her passion and hard work promoting reading skills within her classroom. Kansas Reading Roadmap Program Coordinator Delta Pollock, left, presented her the award.

Tammy Townsend Honored

Tammy Townsend was recently recognized for outstanding work promoting literacy skills at West Bourbon Elementary School, Uniontown.

As part of National Teacher Appreciation Week, May 6-10, the Kansas Reading Roadmap (KRR) honored a teacher at each of their 58 partner schools across the state. The KRR Outstanding Early Literacy Teacher award recognizes a teacher who contributes significantly to early literacy at their school. Teachers are the heart of the educational process.

 

KRR asked schools to nominate a teacher who has played a critical role in the school to help students succeed in reading. The 58 nominees were honored by KRR within their respective schools during National Teacher Appreciation Week. Those 58 nominees will be considered by KRR for the statewide Outstanding Early Literacy Teacher of the Year honor, to be awarded at the organization’s state conference in August.

The Reading Roadmap works with teachers both during and after school,” said Andrew Hysell, KRR Director. “Teachers are essential to helping children read to their fullest capability. Kansas has great teachers, and we want to honor them for the work they do to promote literacy.”

 

Since 2013, KRR has worked with elementary schools and Boys & Girls Clubs across the state, aligning afterschool, summer and family engagement programs with school data. KRR seeks to ensure all students read at grade level upon entering the fourth grade. KRR is a partnership between local schools, the Kansas Technical Assistance System Network (TASN), and the Kansas Department for Children and Families (DCF).

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Steinway “Thank You” Concert

Fort Scott High School music assistant and former instructor Pat Harry and Meredith Reid, the current instructor, lead students with the Steinway piano accompaning. Submitted photo.

There will be a free concert this Sunday for the community to celebrate the restoration of the Fort Scott High School Steinway piano.

The concert will be held Sunday, May 19 at 3 p.m. in the FSHS Auditorium, 1005 S. Main.

“This will feature the newly restored Steinway piano,” FSHS Music Instructor Meredith Reid said. “Performers will include students, alumni, and music teachers. The purpose of the concert is to recognize all of the generous donors who made this project possible.”

“We sent it off February 2018,” Ried said. “It was restored by Mike Dugan of Dugan’s Piano Service located in Nixa, MO.”

Pictures of the project from beginning to end will also be displayed.

The mystery of who donated the prized Steinway to the school has never been solved, Reid said.

Refreshments will be served following the concert.

To learn more about the restoration project:

Steinway Piano Restoration Project Has A Mystery

This will be Reid’s last school year at FSHS, she will be teaching next year in her hometown, Girard.