Tag: Frances Willard Elementary School

Mary Anderson looking forward to immersing herself in Arkalalah festivities

Mary Anderson did not grow up in Arkansas City, but that has not stopped her from sharing in the excitement of the annual fall Arkalalah celebration. She will learn all there is to know about Arkalalah after being named one of five finalists for Queen Alalah LXXXVI. Coronation is set […]

Three local teachers raising funds for alternative seating, interactive toys

Several local school teachers are raising money to enhance the learning experiences of their students. Lindsay Bowker, Jessica Winegarner and Ellen Cales are attempting to bring in additional teaching tools, ranging from alternative seating to objects for students to manipulate. Bowker, who teaches fourth grade at Frances Willard Elementary School, […]

ACMS, Frances Willard two of 76 Kansas schools to earn Challenge Awards

The Confidence in Kansas Public Education Task Force has named 76 Kansas schools as recipients of the 2016 Challenge Awards — and Arkansas City Middle School and Frances Willard Elementary School are among them. The awards recognize Kansas schools that are making a notable difference in student achievement, despite facing […]

Variety of Veterans Day events offered this week at schools, downtown

There are several Veterans Day events taking place this year, starting Nov. 9. The C-4 Elementary School Veterans Day program will begin with a reception at 2 p.m. Families are welcome to attend the program. Dustin Schuetz, Josh Hawkins and Joe Hutto, all of whom have served the country, will […]

Classes begin this week for USD 470, Cowley College, church schools

The 2016-17 school year begins this week for all Arkansas City students. Classes for USD 470 first- through 12th-graders begin Aug. 18. Pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students will begin Aug. 25. Classes at Cowley College begin Aug. 16. Downtown traffic might be a bit heavier this week as students continue to […]

Board of Education approves first step to joint print shop

The Arkansas City Board of Education approved a hardware lease for a Ricoh copy machine June 13. This is the first step in purchasing equipment to create a joint print shop with USD 465 in Winfield, with the assistance of Twin Rivers Developmental Supports. The joint print shop operation will […]

Arkansas City schoolchildren recognized by local Masons

The board of directors of the York Rite Masonic Charitable Funds, Inc. recently authorized a distribution of $600 to the Arkansas City Public School District. The money is from a fund, managed by the RCB Trust Department, designed to reward students who make academic strides and demonstrate good citizenship. “These […]

Bass resigns from Frances Willard

An Arkansas City woman arrested in connection with the largest methamphetamine lab bust in recent Arkansas City history has resigned from her job with the local school district. Nicole Bass, 38, was employed as an academic coach with USD 470 at Frances Willard Elementary School. However, after she was arrested […]