Spring Celebrations Recap

Geary County Schools celebrated recent honors and achievements of students and staff at the Spring Board of Education Celebrations meeting held on Monday, April 15, 2019. Deena Horst and Ben Jones, of the Kansas State Board of Education, were in attendance and took time to present several schools with the state-level 2018 Challenge Award.

Grandview Elementary, Washington Elementary, Westwood Elementary, and Milford Elementary were awarded 2018 Challenge Awards for their outstanding achievement based on assessment results. This award, which was created by the Kansas Confidence in Public Education Task Force, recognizes schools for outstanding performance and uncommon accomplishment based on Kansas math and reading assessment results.  The award also takes into consideration the graduation rates, chronic absenteeism rate, and the socio-economic status of those taking the test.

Other awards given at the Celebrations meeting include the following:

Superintendent 3R Award Recipients
Jaxon Buchanan
Hazel Walker
Sage Conner
Alana Gaytan
Emmalee Smith
Grady Oentrich
Skylar Chiodo
Natalie Franson
Keyion Gayle
Jayden Sullivan
Carli Collins
Anya Smith
Julien Bonhomme
Ava Hammond
Vera Romero

Shining Star Recipients
Kelly Fulk
Jan Mataruso
Tom Wesoloski
Kelli Thissen
Alexandra Shaw
Erik Russell

Tech Innovator Award Recipient
Shane Fairchild

The Board of Education also took time to recognize other achievements throughout the district which included:

Kansas Arbor Day Poster Contest State Winner
Ashley Picazo

JCHS Girls Bowling Team– 6th Place at State
Cassidy Eschliman – 5th Place at State
Savannah Adams – 18th Place at State

JCHS Scholars Bowl Team – 5th Place at State

JCHS Wrestling
Terrance Adeleye – 3rd Place at State

Horizon Award
Abigail Buser

Sanford Teacher Award
Reina Cruz

Photos of the event can be found on the Geary County Schools Facebook.

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