Fort Riley Middle School has towering gardens taking over the sixth-grade science classroom… and it’s fantastic! It all started with a proposed mini-grant by
Dr. Witt spent time this morning with Mat, Q, and Christine of the district podcast, “The connectED Radio Podcast” while preparing to make several thousand phone calls to parents and staff members reminding them that voter registration ends on October 17th with a bond election on November 7th.
Monday, August 21, 2017, was supposed to be a day when area residents, students, and staff were able to see a solar eclipse which blotted out approximately 98% of the sun. Instead, what eclipse viewers saw were clouds, lots of clouds. Though the solar eclipse was blocked by heavy cloud cover schools in USD 475 were still able to use the event as a learning opportunity.
Students will be provided education and information about the eclipse on or before August 18th and again on August 21st before activities begin. Teachers and staff realize the great teaching opportunity this event brings. Staff will also discuss safety guidelines with students and confirm that all participants have proper safety glasses.
Summer may be here but, teaching and learning are still in full swing at USD 475. During the first weeks of summer teachers meet, both elementary and secondary, to plan for the next year’s goals and lesson plans.
The Instructional Resource Center and the Library Media team are joining forces to unpack and catalog the new FOSS, Full Option Science System, for the elementary schools this summer.
Dr. Witt stepped into the world of virtual reality at the zSpace experience at Junction City High School on May 9, 2017.
Geary County Schools USD 475 received good news regarding a grant proposal to Kansas State Polytechnic as part of the fiscal years 2017 Kansas Board of Regents Title II Improving Teacher Quality (ITQ) grant competition. As part of the rigorous review process, each proposal was sent to a review panel and accessed. The grant proposal submitted for “Enriching and Integrating 21st Century Science and Technology Knowledge and Skills Into Today’s Classroom Through Effective Partnerships” was selected to receive a grant in the amount of $166,468.00.
Eisenhower Elementary held its annual Science & Arts Fair on Thursday, April 20, 2017. Students presented their projects to a panel of judges on Wednesday