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UHS BASKETBALL ROUND 1 SUBSTATE RESULTS 3/1 and 3/2

Adelay Martin. Submitted photo.

Uniontown hosted the first round of our 2-A Sub-State games on Monday and Tuesday this week. Both teams were victorious and will move on to the next round, hosted at Humboldt on Thursday and Friday.

The Lady Eagles once again defeated the Southeast Lancers with a score of 58-29. Karleigh Schoenberger scored 23 points and had 2 assists and 2 steals. Danielle Howard had 16 points, 4 assists, and 7 steals. Sammie Hampton had 5 rebounds and Gwenyth Fry had 3.

“The girls played hard and took care of business tonight. We will face Humboldt in the second round on Friday. We’ve got what it takes, but it will take all we’ve got,” said Coach Miller.

Point guard Danielle Howard said, “It was a good win for our last home game. We’re looking forward to another game against Humboldt.”

The boys played Jayhawk and won 50-44. Jake Harvey had 24 points, 6 rebounds, and 4 steals. Luke Perry scored 10 points and had 4 assists. Clay Sutterby also scored 10 points and had 12 rebounds. Dawson Dreisbach had 5 rebounds.

“We’ve reached the point in the season where it’s win or go home,” Coach Hays said. “The boys played really well in spurts tonight against Jayhawk Linn. We turned the ball over too much and didn’t rebound very well, however. Those are both things we will need to get fixed heading into our matchup with Southeast on Thursday.”

USD 234 Press Release

NEWS RELEASE

 

Monday, March 1, 2021

 

Members of the USD 234 Board of Education met at the Fort Scott Middle School Commons on Monday, March 1, 2021, for their regular monthly meeting.

President David Stewart opened the meeting.  The board approved the official agenda.  The board also approved the consent agenda as follows:

 

A.    Minutes

B.    Bills and Claims

C.    Payroll – February 19, 2021 – $1,478,744.66

D.    Financial Report

E.     Activity Fund accounts

 

Robin Webb, Winfield Scott first grade teacher, led students in a Ready! Set! Read!

presentation.

Reports were given by the following:

 

·       Brenda Hill, KNEA President

·       Dalaina Smith, Academic Director

·       Ted Hessong, Superintendent

·       Gina Shelton, Business Manager/Board Clerk

 

Board members approved the following:

 

·       Addition of high school courses for the 2021-22 school year

·       Addition of a high school physical education teacher for the 2021-22 school year

·       Addition of a middle school teacher/course for the 2021-22 school year

·       Resolution 20-09 – Intent to nonrenew the contract of an administrator with two or more years employment as administrator in the district

·       Purchase of two buses

 

Board members shared comments and then went into executive session to discuss personnel matters for nonelected personnel and returned to open meeting.

The board approved the following employment matters:

 

A.    Resignation of Amanda Johnson, Winfield Scott music teacher, effective at the end of the 2020-21 school year

B.    Resignation of Dane Cummings, high school vocational agriculture teacher, effective at the end of the 2020-21 school year

C.    Resignation of Brad Cowen, Winfield Scott custodian, effective March 9, 2021

D.    Resignation of Sara Schnichels, preschool paraprofessional, effective March 5, 2021

E.     Transfer of Angie Kemmerer, high school/Eugene Ware gifted teacher, to middle school seventh grade social science teacher for the 2021-22 school year

F.     Transfer of Kayla Pulliam, Eugene Ware fifth grade teacher, to Eugene Ware fourth grade teacher for the 2021-22 school year

G.    Transfer of Elizabeth Rose, middle school paraprofessional, to preschool paraprofessional for the remainder of the 2020-21 school year

H.    Transfer of Susan Weddle, Eugene Ware teacher aide, to Winfield Scott teacher aide for the 2021-22 school year

I.      Leave of absence for Jeff Armstrong, high school math teacher, for the 2021-22 school year

J.      Leave of absence for Dixie Jackson, high school paraprofessional

K.    Leave of absence for Joie Moore, high school ticket clerk

L.     Adjustment in the work agreement for Angela Mix, Winfield Scott paraprofessional, from 4 hours per day to 7.5 hours per day for the remainder of the 2020-21 school year

M.   Employment of Sydney Cullison as a high school agriculture teacher for the 2021-22 school year

N.    Employment of Jessica Steury as a middle school 8th grade math teacher for the 2021-22 school year

O.    Employment of Laura Howard as a middle school 7th/8th  grade English/Language Arts teacher for the 2021-22 school year

P.     Employment of Tara Wilbert as a middle school 7th grade English/Language Arts teacher for the 2021-22 school year

Q.    Employment of Stephanie Flanner as an elementary behavior specialist for the 2021-22 school year

R.    Employment of Emily Giffin as a Winfield Scott special education teacher for the 2021-22 school year

S.     Employment of Sydney Griffetts as a Eugene Ware third grade teacher for the 2021-22 school year

T.     Employment of Annyssa Davenport as a high school paraprofessional for the remainder of the 2020-21 school year

U.    Employment of Dillon Duffy as a four-hour middle school paraprofessional for the remainder of the 2020-21 school year

V.    Employment of Sabrina Cady as a regular route van driver for the remainder of the 2020-21 school year

W.  Employment of Kennedy Meyer and Dane Cummings as high school assistant softball coaches for the 2020-21 school year

 

The board adjourned.

Fort Scott took first place in sweepstakes! GO TIGERS!

Submitted by Angella Curran 

Fort Scott High School
Speech Communications
Debate/Forensics
Friday night Feb 26, FSHS Talking Tigers competed in the Cherryvale tournament.
In Varsity house:
Kinsley Davis 5th
Shekhar Gugnani 4th
Neil Gugnani 3rd
In JV house:
Ali Mclain 2nd
Lillian Collins 1st
In Novice house one:
Cadence Tuck 2nd
In Novice house 2:
Anna Hall 4th
Throughout this week they also competed in the Iola invitational and the Spring Hill invitational.
At Spring Hill Jade Russell placed 6th in Informative 10 and Sydney Weber placed 6th in Poetry.
At the Iola tournament:
Alana McClain 4th in poetry, 1st* in DI
Shekhar Gugnani 1st* in Impromptu, 1st* in Info, 3rd* in Extemp
Neil Gugnani placed 2nd* in extemp, 2nd* in info
Regen Wells placed 3rd in HI
Anna Hall placed 5th in DI
Gavin Warfield placed 5th in Info
Thade Yates placed 5th in Extemp
* indicates state qualifiers

Adult Basic Education Offered at FSCC

Fort Scott Community College offers adult education classes to assist students in GED preparation, basic math and reading skills, employment skills, and college preparation and transition. Individuals who have completed the adult education classes will have the opportunity to earn a GED, Basic Computer Skills certificate, and the Kansas Work Ready certificate.

Adult education classes are open to students ages 16 and older. Students who are under 18 must have a Parental Waiver for Compulsory Attendance to attend class; the form can be obtained from the last school district the student attended.

Attendance is mandatory on all days of orientation. Class times are Monday through Thursday from 9 am – 12 pm, 1 – 4 pm, and 4 – 7 pm. The adult education center is located in the Student Success Center in Bailey Hall.

Based on the results of your assessment during orientation, staff members will develop an individualized plan to help you achieve your goals. In order to be eligible to take the GED examination, you must have completed all of the adult education class requirements, passed all required exams, and have a valid government-issued photo identification card.

The cost for the class is $30 and includes the ACCUPLACER college entrance exam, Northstar Digital Literacy Certification, WorkKeys Employment Skills Test, TABE assessment, and one GED Ready Practice Test. GED testing fees are not included in the class fee.  The GED test fees are $33 per subject (Math, Reasoning Through Language Arts, Science, Social Studies) which can be taken and paid for separately; due when you register for the test.

Upon successful completion of the examination, the student will be issued a diploma by the Kansas State Department of Education.

“I am currently trying to build back my face-to-face classroom but I also offer online classes,” said Aubrey Duft, instructor.  “These classes could be for students lacking a diploma OR for anyone needing to review their basic reading and/or math skills.  I have had students take my class to prepare better for college entrance, to qualify for a program such as KansasWorks, or to even just learn how to use a computer and brush up on technology skills.  Students CAN enroll in the ABE class if they lack basic skills, even if they have a high school diploma or GED.

If you know someone that is interested, please send them my way.”

Contact info:

aubreyd@fortscott.edu

(620)223-2700 Ext. 4400 or Ext. 4270

UHS BASKETBALL RESULTS vs. CHERRYVALE 2/22/2021

Adelay Martin. Submitted photo.

The Uniontown Eagles played some tough games on Monday against Cherryvale. The Chargers defeated both Varsity teams. The boys also played a game in Oswego last Friday, which they won.

The Lady Eagles were defeated by Cherryvale 39-45. Karleigh Schoenberger scored 22 points and had 12 rebounds and 3 assists. Gwen Fry had 5 rebounds, and Rylee Coulter had 4. Laney Covey, Camryn Davis, and Addisyn Hall each had 3 rebounds. Hall and Sammie Hampton also each had 2 steals. The JV team lost 31-36, Hall and Davis scoring 10 and 9 points, respectively. The two also led in rebounds, 6 and 4. Brooklyn Dreisbach and Davis each had 4 steals.

Coach Miller says, “The Varsity and Junior Varsity girls suffered a couple of tough losses tonight. The girls battled hard, but unfortunately fell short. We will put this game behind us and focus on taking on Girard for our final regular-season game.”

The boys lost to Cherryvale 51-68. Jake Harvey scored 22 points and had 6 rebounds and 4 steals. Luke Perry scored 10 points. Drew Perry had 3 assists, Dawson Dreisbach had 6 boards, and Clay Sutterby had 10 rebounds and 3 blocks.

“It was a tough night for our basketball team,” Coach Hays admits. “Cherryvale came out on fire from deep. I liked how we continued to fight and play hard all four quarters. It will be nice to get back to practice tomorrow and work on getting better. Things don’t get easier with Girard coming to town Thursday.”

Their Varsity team beat Oswego 44-25 on Friday. Jake Harvey scored 21 points and had 5 rebounds and 3 steals. Dawson Dreisbach scored 11 points, and had 5 rebounds and 3 steals as well. Luke Perry also had 5 rebounds, while Drew Perry had 3 assists. Clay Sutterby had 10 rebounds and 3 blocks.

“Our game against Oswego was a last second schedule change, as both Pleasanton and St. Paul were both unable to play us. I’m glad we were able to squeeze this game in and give our boys another chance to compete. Oswego is a team on the rise and played extremely hard. We were fortunate to pull away in the second half,” Coach Hays says.

-Adelay Martin, UHS Sports Media Reporter

FSHS Thespians Host 3rd Annual Royal-Tea Party and Revue

The Fort Scott High School Thespians host their 3rd Annual Royal Tea Party and a special Royal Revue on March 6 at the FSHS Auditorium. The show was postponed to this date due to weather conditions.

Join your favorite princesses and princes, queens and kings as they sing, dance, and perform for you. Take photos with your favorite characters and take home special crafts and treats as momentos.

 

The Revue includes performances by junior Jenna Stockstill; sophomores Israel Carreno, Jordyn McGhee, and Karen Primeaux; and freshmen Rex Wells, Silvia Moreno, and Cadence Tuck.

Performances begin at 5 and 7:30 p.m. with an immersive theatre experience to follow where audience members can interact with nearly 20 other characters and take home a goodie bag.

Tickets are $6 for children and $8 for adults. Tickets must be purchased online in advance at fortscotthighschooltheatre.ludus.com. Tickets may be available at the door, but are not guaranteed. Masks and social distancing are required. All children must stay with and be accompanied by an adult as they enjoy the festivities and attendees are encouraged to join us in dressing as royalty. Doors will open 15 minutes early.

 

The musical is directed by Theatre Director Angie Bin, Music Director Mary Jo Harper, Assistant Music Director Taylor Qualls, and Choreographer Delynn Abati.

 

For more information, please see the Fort Scott High School Thespians Facebook page or contact Bin at angela.bin@usd234.org or 620-719-9622.

 

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Angie Bin, 620-719-9622, angela.bin@usd234.org

USD234 School Bus Involved In An Accident on Feb. 22

Submitted photos by Clayton Whitson at the scene.

 

On Monday afternoon, Feb. 22, a USD 234 School Bus was attempting to cross  12th Street at the HWY. 69 bypass with a  destination of the Fort Scott Middle School, according to a USD 234 Facebook post by Superintendent Ted Hessong.

 

A semi-trailer hit the front of the bus, he said

 

“Everyone on the bus is fine physically,”Hessong said on the Facebook post.  “The bus driver was obviously shaken up, and the students, around 20 of them appeared fine.”

 

“A few USD 234 staff were on the scene to help with the students and I want to thank them for helping to manage the students and parents, they did an excellent job,” he said.  “We were able to send most of the students with their parents once the highway patrol released the students from the scene. We did need to transport a few students on a substitute bus.”

 

“We are thankful no one was seriously injured and I appreciate everyone who helped to manage the situation for the safety of our students and driver.”

 

Fort Scott Police Chief Travis Shelton said the Kansas Highway Patrol worked the accident.

 

 

UHS Military Veterans Sought

The Uniontown High School National Honor Society (NHS) wants to continue honoring the military veterans who have attended the school.

The NHS is currently updating the military recognition display in the junior and senior high school commons area.

 

“The display has been in the commons area of the school for several years, and several visitors have made lots of positive comments on the display and a few schools have adopted one in their schools,” Jeanne Camac, UHS Counselor  and NHS sponsor, said.  “I was told that it originated to honor the Iraq Desert Storm Vets but has expanded to all graduates that have served in the military.”

 

” We have reached out to the community members via Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter several months ago,” Camac said.  ” What we were asking was, if anyone knew of a Uniontown graduate that was in the military, to please let the high school know.”

“We had a great response,” she said.  “But, since then, through word of mouth, we are finding that we have left out several other veterans. Since we do not want to leave anyone out, we are sending out another plea to see if any Uniontown graduates have served in the military, and what branch they served, along with the years they were enlisted.”

 

The current list of UHS veterans has 87.

 

“We were blessed to have our National Guard recruiter, Sgt Jacob Forsythe, donate 11 flags this year to help with our project,” she said.  “We are thankful to our school and club who have generously donated the ink, paper, and certificate holders so far. We would also like to thank Mark Hartman for hanging the new certificates and flags.”

” If we have another huge response, we will need to purchase more holders,” she said. “We are currently in need of 30 more flags to display our 87 veterans.

 

“If you know of anyone that graduated from Uniontown High School and served in the military, or would like to donate to this great display, please contact Jeanne Camac, NHS sponsor, at 620-756-4301.”

UHS Basketball Results Against Southeast, Crest

Adelay Martin. Submitted photo.

UHS BASKETBALL RESULTS vs. SOUTHEAST 2/12/2021

The Eagles played Southeast Cherokee on February 12. The Lady Eagles won, but the boys were defeated.

The girls’ Varsity team won their game 65-41 last Friday. Danielle Howard scored 24 points and had 5 rebounds, 7 assists, and 8 steals. Karleigh Schoenberger followed with 20 points, 4 rebounds, and 3 assists. Sammie Hampton had 4 rebounds and Addisyn Hall had 2. Rylee Coulter had 3 assists and Kaydra Woods had 2.

“Great win to wrap up this crazy week,” Coach Miller said. “This is a great group of young ladies. The adversity of playing back to back nights had no effect on their will to win this game. We will get back to work on Monday to prepare for the Crest Lancers.”

The boys lost to Southeast 47-55. Clay Sutterby had 16 points, 10 rebounds, and 2 assists. Luke Perry scored 13 points and Jake Harvey followed with 12. Harvey also had 8 rebounds, 5 assists, and 4 steals. Dawson Dreisbach had 7 boards and 3 assists. Drew Perry had 3 rebounds and 4 assists.

Coach Hays said, “I thought we battled hard against Southeast. We didn’t play our best game, and give credit to Southeast. They played a great game and hit some tough shots down the stretch. We can take a lot from this game. We need to handle adversity better and not make it harder on ourselves to get back in the game. We also need to do a better job of closing out games.”

 

UHS BASKETBALL RESULTS vs. CREST 2/18/2021

The Uniontown Eagles played the Crest Lancers on Thursday, February 18. Both Varsity teams defeated the Lancers.

The Lady Eagles beat the Lancers 61-40. Danielle Howard scored 27 points and had 3 rebounds, 4 assists, and 8 steals. Karleigh Schoenberger had 26 points and 3 rebounds. Gwenyth Fry had 6 rebounds, while Sammie Hampton, Kaydra Woods, and Rylee Coulter each had 3. Coulter also had 2 assists and 5 steals. Hampton had 3 assists and 1 steal.

“It has definitely been an insane week for basketball. We were grateful to be able to get back on the court and compete tonight. The girls were able to pull off another win with little preparation. We are hopeful to be able to practice tomorrow to prepare for the final push of the season,” said Coach Miller.

The boys’ Varsity team also defeated Crest with a score of 64-32. Jake Harvey scored 16 points and had 8 rebounds. Clay Sutterby followed with 15 points and 7 rebounds. Cade Goodridge scored 10 points and Luke Perry scored 8. Dawson Dreisbach had 3 assists and 3 blocks. Drew Perry had 7 assists.

“It was nice to see our guys back on the court competing,” Coach Hays said. “For not having played basketball in a week, we shot the ball well and played with great energy. I didn’t feel like our conditioning was an issue. It was a fun night of basketball.”

UHS BASKETBALL GAME 15 RESULTS vs. MARMATON VALLEY

Adelay Martin. Submitted photo.

Thursday night, February 11, the Eagles played the Marmaton Valley Wildcats in a game that had been rescheduled multiple times since the beginning of the season. Both Varsity teams and girls’ JV won. There was no boys’ JV.

The Lady Eagles defeated the Wildcats 49-35. Danielle Howard scored 23 points and had 5 rebounds, 4 assists, and 4 steals. Freshman Rylee Coulter had 5 steals and 3 assists. Sammie Hampton scored 11 points during the game. Karleigh Schoenberger and Gwenyth Fry each had 3 rebounds.

“Coach Walker and I are proud of our team’s effort, attitude, and toughness tonight,” says Coach Miller. “Circumstances have kept us from being together as a team since last Friday, but they finished the night with a couple of league wins. Our celebration will be short-lived as we will be taking on the Southeast Lancers tomorrow night for our Winter Homecoming.”

The boys’ Varsity team also beat the Wildcats, the score being 67-32. Scoring was pretty well distributed among the players; Jake Harvey scored 12 points, Luke Perry scored 10, Cade Goodridge with 9, and Korbin Miller and Dawson Dreisbach each scored 8. Dreisbach also had 9 rebounds, 3 assists, and 3 steals. Harvey had 4 steals and Drew Perry had 4 assists.

Coach Hays said, “I thought we came out and played with good energy against Marmaton Valley. We were able to apply some pressure and get out in transition. It was a very balanced scoring night for us. It was fun seeing everyone compete tonight.”

-Adelay Martin, UHS Sports Media Reporter

FSHS Thespians Host 3rd Annual Royal-Tea Party and Revue

Addy Labbe as Cinderella, Carlee Studyvin as the Evil Stepmother, Zaria Byrd and Tina Ramirez as the Evil Stepsisters. Submitted photos.

 

 

 

The Fort Scott High School Thespians host their 3rd Annual Royal Tea Party and a special Royal Revue on Feb. 20 at the FSHS Auditorium.

Join your favorite princesses and princes, queens and kings as they sing, dance, and perform for you. Take photos with your favorite characters and take home special crafts and treats as momentos.

 

 

Montana LaRoche as Maleficent and Ali McClain as Sleeping Beauty. Submitted photos.

 

The Revue includes performances by junior Jenna Stockstill; sophomores Israel Carreno, Jordyn McGhee, and Karen Primeaux; and freshmen Rex Wells, Silvia Moreno, and Cadence Tuck.

Performances begin at 5 and 7:30 p.m. with an immersive theatre experience to follow where audience members can interact with nearly 20 other characters and take home a goodie bag.

Tickets are $6 for children and $8 for adults. Tickets must be purchased online in advance at fortscotthighschooltheatre.ludus.com. Tickets may be available at the door, but are not guaranteed. Masks a

nd social distancing are required.

All children must stay with and be accompanied by an adult as they enjoy the festivities and attendees are encouraged to join us in dressing as royalty.

Doors will open 15 minutes early.

 

The musical is directed by Theatre Director Angie Bin, Music Director Mary Jo Harper, Assistant Music Director Taylor Qualls, and Choreographer Delynn Abati.

 

For more information, please see the Fort Scott High School Thespians Facebook page or contact Bin at angela.bin@usd234.org

or 620-719-9622.

Photos are from last year’s Royal Tea Party.

 

Uniontown High School Send-Off-Seniors (SOS) Beef Raffle

 

The Uniontown High School Seniors are selling raffle tickets to raise funds for their Send-Off-Seniors post-graduation event.  The SOS event began as a way for the seniors to celebrate their accomplishments together in a drug-free and alcohol-free environment.  All of the donations collected will go towards providing items the seniors will need as they move away from home to college dorms or their own houses.

 

It has been a challenging year to raise funds for this event.  In years past the SOS committee has relied on concession stand revenue and silent auctions.  This year the committee has decided to hold a beef raffle.  Tickets are $1 each or 6 tickets for $5.  TWO winners will receive a 40 lb. beef bundle.  Bundles will include 25 lbs. of ground beef, 10 lbs. of steak and 5 lbs. of roast.  Winners will be drawn on February 25th and you need not be present to win. 

 

The UHS seniors and parents would like to thank G-Three Ranch and the Sutterby Family for donating all of the beef for this raffle. 

 

Please contact any UHS senior or senior parent for tickets.  If you or your business would like to donate please contact SOS committee member Rebecca Sutterby at rsutterby@uniontown235.org or Amy Holt at aholt@unionstbank.com